Architecture isn’t just about architects. It’s human, it’s organic - it’s all about add-ons!

Architecture isn’t just about architects. It’s human, it’s organic - it’s all about add-ons!

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At first sight the Kunsthaus in Bregenz by Peter Zumthor just looks like another contemporary building made of glass and steel, but it is not.

At first sight the Kunsthaus in Bregenz by Peter Zumthor just looks like another contemporary building made of glass and steel, but it is not.

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Haus K27 and Haus K37 are two small houses by Austrian architects Planhaus. I especially like the retractable facade of the smaller K27.

Haus K27 and Haus K37 are two small houses by Austrian architects Planhaus. I especially like the retractable facade of the smaller K27.

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I recently got a chance to tour the completed CA Academy of Sciences! The stunning structure features over 38,000 live animals and is in the running for LEED platinum.

I recently got a chance to tour the completed CA Academy of Sciences! The stunning structure features over 38,000 live animals and is in the running for LEED platinum.

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Interesting new concert hall by Future Systems on the outskirts of Prague. Inspired and named after the Czech composer Antonín Dvořák.

Interesting new concert hall by Future Systems on the outskirts of Prague. Inspired and named after the Czech composer Antonín Dvořák.

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Beautiful photos of a Parisian apartment, converted into a discreet venue by Chanel for the press unveiling of their new perfume - ‘Eau première’ - by Jean-Marc Gady

Beautiful photos of a Parisian apartment, converted into a discreet venue by Chanel for the press unveiling of their new perfume - ‘Eau première’ - by Jean-Marc Gady

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The Mebius house was recently completed by Atelier Tekuto. It was named after the Möbius loop because of the looping hallway that runs through the house.

The Mebius house was recently completed by Atelier Tekuto. It was named after the Möbius loop because of the looping hallway that runs through the house.

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The new Neil Barrett store designed by Zaha Hadid has opened in Tokyo's Minami Aoyama district.

The new Neil Barrett store designed by Zaha Hadid has opened in Tokyo's Minami Aoyama district.

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The interior of the AVA Bar in Bulgaria by JBDesign

The interior of the AVA Bar in Bulgaria by JBDesign

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A concrete house on the chileab beach side. The planes of the house frame the landscape with amazing views.

A concrete house on the chileab beach side. The planes of the house frame the landscape with amazing views.

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The Kulturfabrik Kofmehl is a venue for the youth in Switzerland. Aimed to host counterculture events, the building serves as a no-place at the same time.

The Kulturfabrik Kofmehl is a venue for the youth in Switzerland. Aimed to host counterculture events, the building serves as a no-place at the same time.

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The Heart of Love river bridge system, a structure with an expressive light work that turns the bridge into a urban catwalk during nights.

The Heart of Love river bridge system, a structure with an expressive light work that turns the bridge into a urban catwalk during nights.

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Spence Harris Hogan have rebranded a few of the UK's McDonald's restaurants with very sleek and modern interiors. I wish US McDonald's could get a face lift.

Spence Harris Hogan have rebranded a few of the UK's McDonald's restaurants with very sleek and modern interiors. I wish US McDonald's could get a face lift.

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Back Side Flip 360° by O-S Architectes - cardboard boxes with a golden lining - temporary installation at Hotel Saint-Côme in Montpellier, as part of the Festival des Architectures Vives 08.

Back Side Flip 360° by O-S Architectes - cardboard boxes with a golden lining - temporary installation at Hotel Saint-Côme in Montpellier, as part of the Festival des Architectures Vives 08.

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The Ladurée Bar : the french House of macaroons deals with ancestral and futurist design for that new trendy place.

The Ladurée Bar : the french House of macaroons deals with ancestral and futurist design for that new trendy place.

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Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation designed by Chicago-based architecture office Ross Barney Architects. The building just received a LEED Platinum certification.

Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation designed by Chicago-based architecture office Ross Barney Architects. The building just received a LEED Platinum certification.

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I love Francisco Mangado's spanish pavillion for the 2008 Zaragoza Expo. There were 750 clay columns that provide a modern take on greco-roman temple architecture.

I love Francisco Mangado's spanish pavillion for the 2008 Zaragoza Expo. There were 750 clay columns that provide a modern take on greco-roman temple architecture.

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Heath Ceramics coming to LA! "at 7525 Beverly Boulevard (at Sierra Bonita Avenue) in the central Los Angeles design district"

Heath Ceramics coming to LA! "at 7525 Beverly Boulevard (at Sierra Bonita Avenue) in the central Los Angeles design district"

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Barcode, by Vitruvius. Unusual shopping mall in St. Petersburg Russia.

Barcode, by Vitruvius. Unusual shopping mall in St. Petersburg Russia.

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The Ygne summer house is situated on the island of Gotland, one of Swedens most popular summer holiday spots.  The design ambition was to build a house that would recess into the natural environment. By Sandell Sandberg.

The Ygne summer house is situated on the island of Gotland, one of Swedens most popular summer holiday spots. The design ambition was to build a house that would recess into the natural environment. By Sandell Sandberg.

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Love the cityscape that is rendered through lights in facade of Bjarke Ingels' Danish Pavilion for the Shanghai Expo 2010.

Love the cityscape that is rendered through lights in facade of Bjarke Ingels' Danish Pavilion for the Shanghai Expo 2010.

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' Paper-Brick House' by Li Xinggang Atelier from China,  made of paper boxes, paper tubes and transparent adhesive tape at the 11th International Architecture Exhibition on September 12, 2008 in Venice.

' Paper-Brick House' by Li Xinggang Atelier from China, made of paper boxes, paper tubes and transparent adhesive tape at the 11th International Architecture Exhibition on September 12, 2008 in Venice.

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Ecosistema Urbano's Ecoboulevard in Vallecas Spain. This award winning public structure is able to control the nearby temperature trough a passive strategy.

Ecosistema Urbano's Ecoboulevard in Vallecas Spain. This award winning public structure is able to control the nearby temperature trough a passive strategy.

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Morgan's Hotel in New York : french agency Trafik creates a dazzling ceiling composed of 4,000 lights allowing the guests to set designs and change the mood of the lobby.

Morgan's Hotel in New York : french agency Trafik creates a dazzling ceiling composed of 4,000 lights allowing the guests to set designs and change the mood of the lobby.

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HL23, New York / Neil M. Denari Architects

HL23, New York / Neil M. Denari Architects

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Times bookstore – the first flagship store opens in Indonesa. 100,000 books can be found on shelves arranged in a meandering, maze-like pattern or chill out at the indoor garden!

Times bookstore – the first flagship store opens in Indonesa. 100,000 books can be found on shelves arranged in a meandering, maze-like pattern or chill out at the indoor garden!

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Love the cantilevered portion of the new addition to the Museum of Photography in Charleroi, Belgium, by l'Escaut.

Love the cantilevered portion of the new addition to the Museum of Photography in Charleroi, Belgium, by l'Escaut.

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Herzog & de Meuron began construction of a 57-story residential luxury tower in New York. Another skyscraper for the Manhattan Skyline.  It will also feature an Anish Kapoor sculpture on street level.

Herzog & de Meuron began construction of a 57-story residential luxury tower in New York. Another skyscraper for the Manhattan Skyline. It will also feature an Anish Kapoor sculpture on street level.

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Gotta love dutch architects with their radical proposals. This is the House Baetens, designed by JagerJanssen architecten.

Gotta love dutch architects with their radical proposals. This is the House Baetens, designed by JagerJanssen architecten.

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MOD proposal for the shop house in Singapore... The facade as connector

MOD proposal for the shop house in Singapore... The facade as connector

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Kengo Kuma's design for Next-Gene 20 - a residential development on the north-eastern coast of Taiwan. Other notable architects involved in the project are Graft, MVRDV, and Toshiko Mori.

Kengo Kuma's design for Next-Gene 20 - a residential development on the north-eastern coast of Taiwan. Other notable architects involved in the project are Graft, MVRDV, and Toshiko Mori.

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Schemata Architecture Office's 63.02° House, built in a dense residential area in Nakano, Tokyo. The house is sited 63.02 degrees towards the front road, allowing a wide and deep view of the neighborhood.

Schemata Architecture Office's 63.02° House, built in a dense residential area in Nakano, Tokyo. The house is sited 63.02 degrees towards the front road, allowing a wide and deep view of the neighborhood.

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Architect Guillermo Hevia designed a sustainable glass industry, which uses passive strategies to reduce enery usage inside the building.

Architect Guillermo Hevia designed a sustainable glass industry, which uses passive strategies to reduce enery usage inside the building.

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The first designer gas station in Spain. A curved canopy made out of corten steel plates, captures the movement flow of the nearby highway.

The first designer gas station in Spain. A curved canopy made out of corten steel plates, captures the movement flow of the nearby highway.

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The Monolito at the Foro Italico in Roma, a single block of Carrara marble 17.4 meters high, shines again in the sunset light after an endless restoration.

The Monolito at the Foro Italico in Roma, a single block of Carrara marble 17.4 meters high, shines again in the sunset light after an endless restoration.

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Dutch architects MVRDV have unveiled designs for a new urban neighbourhood at Almere near Amsterdam, based on a string of beads.

Dutch architects MVRDV have unveiled designs for a new urban neighbourhood at Almere near Amsterdam, based on a string of beads.

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The new norwegian embassy in Nepal, by Kristin Jarmund. Good stone work.

The new norwegian embassy in Nepal, by Kristin Jarmund. Good stone work.

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OMA unveiled the design of their first residential tower in New York, adjacent to the One Madison Park project, amazing how the tower cantilevers.

OMA unveiled the design of their first residential tower in New York, adjacent to the One Madison Park project, amazing how the tower cantilevers.

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Sepia is a beautiful new restaurant that has opened in the Market District of Chicago. The chandeliers and overall feel is warm and cozy, yet elegant.

Sepia is a beautiful new restaurant that has opened in the Market District of Chicago. The chandeliers and overall feel is warm and cozy, yet elegant.

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Echoing the structures of Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Domes, Danish Architect Kári Thomsen and Engineer Ole Vanggaard have created Easy Domes, a series of quick assembly, low-energy homes!

Echoing the structures of Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Domes, Danish Architect Kári Thomsen and Engineer Ole Vanggaard have created Easy Domes, a series of quick assembly, low-energy homes!

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Admiring the clean lines and materials used in Bevk Perović Arhitekti's House D in Ljubljana, Slovenia. See post 13663 for more of their great work.

Admiring the clean lines and materials used in Bevk Perović Arhitekti's House D in Ljubljana, Slovenia. See post 13663 for more of their great work.

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Strange, frame-like facade for the Observatory store in Athens, Greece, by Theofanis Bobotis Architects.

Strange, frame-like facade for the Observatory store in Athens, Greece, by Theofanis Bobotis Architects.

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The new refurbished Los Angeles Mondrian hotel is now open and Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz' touch of Hollywood glamour has revitalised this iconic LA hotel..... beautiful!

The new refurbished Los Angeles Mondrian hotel is now open and Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz' touch of Hollywood glamour has revitalised this iconic LA hotel..... beautiful!

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Low impact woodland homes

Low impact woodland homes

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Interesting pixelated facade by Splitterwerk for the Prisma Engineering. The interiors are worth a look, as well.

Interesting pixelated facade by Splitterwerk for the Prisma Engineering. The interiors are worth a look, as well.

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