Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple was built with more than a million glass bottles, in Thailand's Sisaket province, about 600 km (370 miles) northeast of Bangkok. Amazing! So, recycling is next to Godliness?

Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple was built with more than a million glass bottles, in Thailand's Sisaket province, about 600 km (370 miles) northeast of Bangkok. Amazing! So, recycling is next to Godliness?

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Astearchitecture have completed a mountain-top viewing platform above a glacier in Tyrol, Austria.

Astearchitecture have completed a mountain-top viewing platform above a glacier in Tyrol, Austria.

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A first look inside Chanel's new NYC art installation with Zaha Hadid.  Looks expensive... and trippy!

A first look inside Chanel's new NYC art installation with Zaha Hadid. Looks expensive... and trippy!

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A great renovation inside a 120-year-old Japanese house not far from Kyoto done by a young Tokyo-based architect Chikara (means 'power') Ono.

A great renovation inside a 120-year-old Japanese house not far from Kyoto done by a young Tokyo-based architect Chikara (means 'power') Ono.

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Emergent Architecture's Emerald Plaza addresses Abu Dhabi's hot climate through a network of canopies that offer shade to the walkways below. Pools also help cool the space.

Emergent Architecture's Emerald Plaza addresses Abu Dhabi's hot climate through a network of canopies that offer shade to the walkways below. Pools also help cool the space.

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Ming Tang’s beautiful origami-inspired Folded Bamboo Houses are intended to be used as temporary shelters in the aftermath of an earthquake.

Ming Tang’s beautiful origami-inspired Folded Bamboo Houses are intended to be used as temporary shelters in the aftermath of an earthquake.

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StairPorn - a site dedicated to the most beautiful stairs you have ever laid your eyes upon.

StairPorn - a site dedicated to the most beautiful stairs you have ever laid your eyes upon.

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Alife, New York-based streetwear and branding innovator, staged its Los Angeles debut with a year-long retail intervention at 222gallery.

Alife, New York-based streetwear and branding innovator, staged its Los Angeles debut with a year-long retail intervention at 222gallery.

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"whiteweekendkites" is a group conducting research in architecture through computing and physical installations.

"whiteweekendkites" is a group conducting research in architecture through computing and physical installations.

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The Nest House by industrial designer Gerard Moliné is just perfect. Designed to have a minimal an impact as possible while being installed, it hangs from the tree with thick tape.

The Nest House by industrial designer Gerard Moliné is just perfect. Designed to have a minimal an impact as possible while being installed, it hangs from the tree with thick tape.

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La Higuerita Sports Center by GBGV Arquitectos. A rich interior space, with a nice illumination achieved trough semi translucent blue tinted panels.

La Higuerita Sports Center by GBGV Arquitectos. A rich interior space, with a nice illumination achieved trough semi translucent blue tinted panels.

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The Wohlfahrt-Laymann Residence by Meixner Schlüter Wendt blends old with new via interventions that link the existing to a new outer skin. The old cottage was painted white, separating its past and renewing it as an artifact of its previous self.

The Wohlfahrt-Laymann Residence by Meixner Schlüter Wendt blends old with new via interventions that link the existing to a new outer skin. The old cottage was painted white, separating its past and renewing it as an artifact of its previous self.

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OMA's Torre Bicentenario in Mexico City - OMA describes the project as two stacked pyramids. Public programs are located where the two pyramids meet - at 100m, the datum of the surrounding buildings.

OMA's Torre Bicentenario in Mexico City - OMA describes the project as two stacked pyramids. Public programs are located where the two pyramids meet - at 100m, the datum of the surrounding buildings.

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Burger King announces the opening of its first "Whopper Bar" | In 2009 the BK debuting a new concept with a cross between restaurant and bar, the "Whopper Bar".

Burger King announces the opening of its first "Whopper Bar" | In 2009 the BK debuting a new concept with a cross between restaurant and bar, the "Whopper Bar".

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Zaha Hadid's Chanel Pavilion comes to NYC's Central Park, open until November 9th.

Zaha Hadid's Chanel Pavilion comes to NYC's Central Park, open until November 9th.

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Forza Mare Hotel is located in Montenegro. at the shore of the Bay of Kotor. All off the rooms are completely different inspired by: Africa, India, Dubai, Japan and China...

Forza Mare Hotel is located in Montenegro. at the shore of the Bay of Kotor. All off the rooms are completely different inspired by: Africa, India, Dubai, Japan and China...

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A sports and culture centre in Copenhagen by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter. The new building is a literal extension of the old one, as the pavillions seem to be extruded from the old masonry walls.

A sports and culture centre in Copenhagen by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter. The new building is a literal extension of the old one, as the pavillions seem to be extruded from the old masonry walls.

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No wonder the architects named this the White Apartment. Located in Romania, by Parasite Studio. Sleek interiors.

No wonder the architects named this the White Apartment. Located in Romania, by Parasite Studio. Sleek interiors.

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White Cave by Takao Shiotsuka Atelier. A concrete volume that adapts to the topography.  The house looks silent to me, as a stone placed on a quiet landscape.

White Cave by Takao Shiotsuka Atelier. A concrete volume that adapts to the topography. The house looks silent to me, as a stone placed on a quiet landscape.

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New Media School: Morphogenesis of School Typologies - The morphogenetic school typology is initiated by the study of school types and layout, and the comparison between gothic and modern architecture.

New Media School: Morphogenesis of School Typologies - The morphogenetic school typology is initiated by the study of school types and layout, and the comparison between gothic and modern architecture.

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Architectural and design photographer Jeff Herron documented the new KNOLL showroom in downtown Miami.

Architectural and design photographer Jeff Herron documented the new KNOLL showroom in downtown Miami.

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Squeezing out a space for a car on a tiny land is one of the most important tasks when designing a house in urban Japan. A nice design by Akira Yoneda.

Squeezing out a space for a car on a tiny land is one of the most important tasks when designing a house in urban Japan. A nice design by Akira Yoneda.

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Eduardo Berlin Razmilic's House 2 in Santiago, Chile. The house is excavated into the site, with the main facade appearing to be only 11.5 feet above street level.

Eduardo Berlin Razmilic's House 2 in Santiago, Chile. The house is excavated into the site, with the main facade appearing to be only 11.5 feet above street level.

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The Seoul Design Olympiad fuses together in 3-weeks a great mix of culture, architecture, graphic, culinary, product, industrial, fashion and textile design. Here are some highlights in photos...

The Seoul Design Olympiad fuses together in 3-weeks a great mix of culture, architecture, graphic, culinary, product, industrial, fashion and textile design. Here are some highlights in photos...

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kokkugia is an international design practice based in london and new york that operates through design, research, experimentation and teaching.

kokkugia is an international design practice based in london and new york that operates through design, research, experimentation and teaching.

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Aveda Institutes Florida ~ fun look at the new building from sketches to final

Aveda Institutes Florida ~ fun look at the new building from sketches to final

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HemeroscopiumHouse, Las Rozas- Madrid - Spain / Antón García- Abril - Ensamble Studio

HemeroscopiumHouse, Las Rozas- Madrid - Spain / Antón García- Abril - Ensamble Studio

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1st the Water Cube in Bejing and now the Magic Box in Madrid.  The size and scope of the retractable roofs are amazing!

1st the Water Cube in Bejing and now the Magic Box in Madrid. The size and scope of the retractable roofs are amazing!

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The Urban Gridded Notebook - The modern city is controlled by the grid... we should not let it control our creativity. A blank notebook /sketchbook that is gridded with 125 cities from all around the world.

The Urban Gridded Notebook - The modern city is controlled by the grid... we should not let it control our creativity. A blank notebook /sketchbook that is gridded with 125 cities from all around the world.

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Production designers tour the crazy Tree House in "Crusoe"

Production designers tour the crazy Tree House in "Crusoe"

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this media center was built across from my own house! Absolutely beautiful from inside and out. the colored panels are actually stills of important  moments on tv.

this media center was built across from my own house! Absolutely beautiful from inside and out. the colored panels are actually stills of important moments on tv.

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The Interior Design Award Nominees for 2008

The Interior Design Award Nominees for 2008

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Super-fab Bioscleave Fun House promotes play and snazzy colorful aesthetics as a way to increase one's life span and boost the immune system. Architecture as free-radicals.

Super-fab Bioscleave Fun House promotes play and snazzy colorful aesthetics as a way to increase one's life span and boost the immune system. Architecture as free-radicals.

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Round, hurricane resistant, green homes that are affordable?  No its not BS.  The interior is as impressive as the exterior. For those who want to live outside the box Deltec Homes

Round, hurricane resistant, green homes that are affordable? No its not BS. The interior is as impressive as the exterior. For those who want to live outside the box Deltec Homes

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Zaha Hadid and Patrick Schumacher are headliners for the Seoul Design Olympiad 2008 which runs through Oct. 30th. See pics of the Total Fluidity exhibit and exhibition catalog...

Zaha Hadid and Patrick Schumacher are headliners for the Seoul Design Olympiad 2008 which runs through Oct. 30th. See pics of the Total Fluidity exhibit and exhibition catalog...

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A flying steel covered volume is this house in Nagoya, Japan made by Architecture W. Take a look at the ground floor covered patio with the yellow stairs volume.

A flying steel covered volume is this house in Nagoya, Japan made by Architecture W. Take a look at the ground floor covered patio with the yellow stairs volume.

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A colorful refurbishment of a '70s building made by Murtinho y Asociados in Santiago, Chile.

A colorful refurbishment of a '70s building made by Murtinho y Asociados in Santiago, Chile.

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Thomas Small and Joanna Brody's eco-friendly prefab in Culver City.

Thomas Small and Joanna Brody's eco-friendly prefab in Culver City.

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In 1966, this small house built on a 220 square feet land inspired many young Japanese to become architects.

In 1966, this small house built on a 220 square feet land inspired many young Japanese to become architects.

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Vividly painted and highly symbolic entrances of the Nubian people houses in Sudan

Vividly painted and highly symbolic entrances of the Nubian people houses in Sudan

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The biggest spaceship structure in a small German city. It  includes a laboratory, a 3-D cinema and a medical centre.

The biggest spaceship structure in a small German city. It includes a laboratory, a 3-D cinema and a medical centre.

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EDITT Tower - a paragon of “Ecological Design In The Tropics” by TR Hamzah & Yeang, will boast photovoltaic panels, natural ventilation, and a biogas generation plant inan insulating living wall that covers half of its surface area.

EDITT Tower - a paragon of “Ecological Design In The Tropics” by TR Hamzah & Yeang, will boast photovoltaic panels, natural ventilation, and a biogas generation plant inan insulating living wall that covers half of its surface area.

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Gorgeous Garden and Sea House by Takao Shiotsuka.

Gorgeous Garden and Sea House by Takao Shiotsuka.

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architect Emergent did a great change turning buildings inside-out and designed The Huaxi Urban Center for China. The Huaxi Urban Center externalizes all its “innards” in a morphology of shifting lights racing up and down its glacial-like hull.

architect Emergent did a great change turning buildings inside-out and designed The Huaxi Urban Center for China. The Huaxi Urban Center externalizes all its “innards” in a morphology of shifting lights racing up and down its glacial-like hull.

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Paykar Bonyan Panel Factory in Iran, by ARAD. A sequence of volume and the use of daylight make of this factory an architectural piece worth looking at.

Paykar Bonyan Panel Factory in Iran, by ARAD. A sequence of volume and the use of daylight make of this factory an architectural piece worth looking at.

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