Localarchitecture and Danilo Mondada designed this temporary chapel in Switzerland. Folded planes on the walls give the building structure, while generating acoustic refractors on the inside.

Localarchitecture and Danilo Mondada designed this temporary chapel in Switzerland. Folded planes on the walls give the building structure, while generating acoustic refractors on the inside.

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The Oca is a temporary structure designed by brazilian architects Königsberger Vannucchi, where many local native communities hold ceremonies and meetings.

The Oca is a temporary structure designed by brazilian architects Königsberger Vannucchi, where many local native communities hold ceremonies and meetings.

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House on the slope by mexican architect Derek  Dellekamp. I like how the grey painting on the walls make the walls look like folded planes.

House on the slope by mexican architect Derek Dellekamp. I like how the grey painting on the walls make the walls look like folded planes.

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The headquarters for the 13 Parisian  subway line by Atelier Phileas feature a light skin that reveals itself at night.

The headquarters for the 13 Parisian subway line by Atelier Phileas feature a light skin that reveals itself at night.

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Olga Sanina + Marcelo Dantas designed the Ayuntamento de Madrid Book Fair Pavilion - a series of plastic topographical sheets layered to create an interior space.

Olga Sanina + Marcelo Dantas designed the Ayuntamento de Madrid Book Fair Pavilion - a series of plastic topographical sheets layered to create an interior space.

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The new Pionen datacenter for Bahnhof was designed by Albert France-Lanord Architects on  1,200sqm anti-atomic shelter in Stockholm, Sweden. Inspired by Ken Adams, set designer for Bond movies.

The new Pionen datacenter for Bahnhof was designed by Albert France-Lanord Architects on 1,200sqm anti-atomic shelter in Stockholm, Sweden. Inspired by Ken Adams, set designer for Bond movies.

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Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan designed the Casa Mirindaba in São Paulo, Brazil.

Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan designed the Casa Mirindaba in São Paulo, Brazil.

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It took Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo over a year and 100 tons of paint and pigments from all over the world to create this stunning work. The installation is located on the ceiling of the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room,

It took Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo over a year and 100 tons of paint and pigments from all over the world to create this stunning work. The installation is located on the ceiling of the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room,

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The green Casa em Arruda dos Vinhos by Plano B, with a small footprint, rammed earth walls, structural framing made from wood recycled from the previous building, and a cork board facade.

The green Casa em Arruda dos Vinhos by Plano B, with a small footprint, rammed earth walls, structural framing made from wood recycled from the previous building, and a cork board facade.

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Oppenheim Architecture's design for the Vault - an art storage facility for Artemundi & Company in Miami. The facade will display artwork by emerging and established artists.

Oppenheim Architecture's design for the Vault - an art storage facility for Artemundi & Company in Miami. The facade will display artwork by emerging and established artists.

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UK based architects and designers SHH have designed and branded a new three-storey, 50,000 square foot, 300 seat restaurant in Bahrain called Nu Asia.

UK based architects and designers SHH have designed and branded a new three-storey, 50,000 square foot, 300 seat restaurant in Bahrain called Nu Asia.

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Intriguing facade by Future Systems on London's Oxford Street. They call it a "vibrant jewel-like glass frontage...Through the repetition of crystal-like glass bays, a sense of scale and rhythm is created."

Intriguing facade by Future Systems on London's Oxford Street. They call it a "vibrant jewel-like glass frontage...Through the repetition of crystal-like glass bays, a sense of scale and rhythm is created."

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Distinctive development by Mayslits Kassif Architects recreates Tel Aviv Port as a vibrant public sphere.

Distinctive development by Mayslits Kassif Architects recreates Tel Aviv Port as a vibrant public sphere.

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Foster & Partners' new Sperone Westwater Gallery - slated for construction on Bowery near to the New Museum. Included in the design is a 'moving room' that will oscillate between the lower galleries and the lobby floor.

Foster & Partners' new Sperone Westwater Gallery - slated for construction on Bowery near to the New Museum. Included in the design is a 'moving room' that will oscillate between the lower galleries and the lobby floor.

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100 mansions to be built in Inner Mongolia by a coal and dairy tycoon. Kind of a self-indulgent idea for the current economic situation...but still wishing their official website would put up images already.

100 mansions to be built in Inner Mongolia by a coal and dairy tycoon. Kind of a self-indulgent idea for the current economic situation...but still wishing their official website would put up images already.

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This house at Lousado, Portugal, not only frames  the landscape from the inside, but features some interesting shapes on the inside buil-in furniture. A great work by Correia Ragazzi.

This house at Lousado, Portugal, not only frames the landscape from the inside, but features some interesting shapes on the inside buil-in furniture. A great work by Correia Ragazzi.

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Advanced Beauty is an exploration of digital artworks through sound, by programmers, artists, musicians, animators and architects.

Advanced Beauty is an exploration of digital artworks through sound, by programmers, artists, musicians, animators and architects.

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Interview and projects from SHoP Architects, a multi disciplinary practice currently working on the renovation of the east river waterfront in New York.

Interview and projects from SHoP Architects, a multi disciplinary practice currently working on the renovation of the east river waterfront in New York.

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Love the idea behind the Parr House by Pezo von Ellrichshausen Architects - a rectangular home with a series of rooms, each which gets its own sloped roof and skylight, and a series of internal (but exterior) courtyards dispersed throughout the home.

Love the idea behind the Parr House by Pezo von Ellrichshausen Architects - a rectangular home with a series of rooms, each which gets its own sloped roof and skylight, and a series of internal (but exterior) courtyards dispersed throughout the home.

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Phaidon recently released their 2nd in the series of architectural tomes, the Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture. Featuring projects built after 2000, it catalogs 1,037 of the world's most interesting built projects. And it comes with its own suitcase.

Phaidon recently released their 2nd in the series of architectural tomes, the Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture. Featuring projects built after 2000, it catalogs 1,037 of the world's most interesting built projects. And it comes with its own suitcase.

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The Muritzeum by Wingardh is a black building inserted into the landscape, with a freshwater aquarium, multimedia exhibits, restaurant and a shop. I love how the aquarium is presented to the visitors.

The Muritzeum by Wingardh is a black building inserted into the landscape, with a freshwater aquarium, multimedia exhibits, restaurant and a shop. I love how the aquarium is presented to the visitors.

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Welcome to the new green, Big Apple style.
New York City welcomes its first green nightclub tonight as Greenhouse opens its sustainable doors.

Welcome to the new green, Big Apple style.
New York City welcomes its first green nightclub tonight as Greenhouse opens its sustainable doors.

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The Glass Hall of the Tokyo International Forum, by Rafael Viñoly, is a must-see architectonic space.

The Glass Hall of the Tokyo International Forum, by Rafael Viñoly, is a must-see architectonic space.

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rosso restaurant by SO architecture features a really interesting solution for the ceiling, inspired on the surrounding hills

rosso restaurant by SO architecture features a really interesting solution for the ceiling, inspired on the surrounding hills

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Amazing New Concept by Nissan, the NUVU (meaning new view) Uses really intresting Solar panels, designed into its glass work. Transport Design leading the way!!!!!!!

Amazing New Concept by Nissan, the NUVU (meaning new view) Uses really intresting Solar panels, designed into its glass work. Transport Design leading the way!!!!!!!

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A paragon of efficient modern minimalism, Jonathan Segal's Union complex is an excellent example of adaptive reuse. These gorgeous modern lofts are 50% powered by photovoltaics.

A paragon of efficient modern minimalism, Jonathan Segal's Union complex is an excellent example of adaptive reuse. These gorgeous modern lofts are 50% powered by photovoltaics.

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Online retrospective of art, architecture and memorials Maya Lin and her studio have produced in the past 26 years.

Online retrospective of art, architecture and memorials Maya Lin and her studio have produced in the past 26 years.

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JO-8 nesting Tables are a Homage to Joseph Albers' nesting tables designed at the Bauhaus in 1927.

JO-8 nesting Tables are a Homage to Joseph Albers' nesting tables designed at the Bauhaus in 1927.

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A new house in Sydney, Australia.  Designed by Crone Partners Studios.

A new house in Sydney, Australia. Designed by Crone Partners Studios.

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There is a restaurant being built in a redwood tree in New Zealand as a marketing promotion for the Yellow Pages.

There is a restaurant being built in a redwood tree in New Zealand as a marketing promotion for the Yellow Pages.

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A look inside a prefabricated geodesic dome erected on top of a mountain outside of Ojai, California.

A look inside a prefabricated geodesic dome erected on top of a mountain outside of Ojai, California.

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Chunnel.TV - Online magazine/Meta-Blog that I stumbled upon. It's got a pretty nice grid layout with a lot of very interesting articles.

Chunnel.TV - Online magazine/Meta-Blog that I stumbled upon. It's got a pretty nice grid layout with a lot of very interesting articles.

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Porsche Museum Is taking Shape and I for one will be there opening day, Amazing building!!

Porsche Museum Is taking Shape and I for one will be there opening day, Amazing building!!

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Seattle’s Hutchison & Maul Architects designed this Washington State lake house.

Seattle’s Hutchison & Maul Architects designed this Washington State lake house.

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SHIP is an arena for creativity that provides an exciting glimpse of the future of southern Helsingborg, Sweden. A meeting place and showroom for the changes that will come when the railway is moved underground.

SHIP is an arena for creativity that provides an exciting glimpse of the future of southern Helsingborg, Sweden. A meeting place and showroom for the changes that will come when the railway is moved underground.

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Experimenting contemporary architecture in the old land of France

Experimenting contemporary architecture in the old land of France

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Hall House 1, Otsu - Shiga, Japan / Kentaro Takeguchi , Asako Yamamoto - ALPHAVILLE

Hall House 1, Otsu - Shiga, Japan / Kentaro Takeguchi , Asako Yamamoto - ALPHAVILLE

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Arkhefield’s modern, sustainable interpretation of a Bahaman cottage capitalizes on its site and celebrates volume, but is also capable of isolating, re-orienting and shutting down against inclement weather when necessary.

Arkhefield’s modern, sustainable interpretation of a Bahaman cottage capitalizes on its site and celebrates volume, but is also capable of isolating, re-orienting and shutting down against inclement weather when necessary.

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This crazy data-center in Stockholm was built in an old bunker, and designed to resemble a Bond villains lair.  I love the artificial waterfalls, the use of jungle plants on the stone walls and this cool circular viewpoint for watching the servers.

This crazy data-center in Stockholm was built in an old bunker, and designed to resemble a Bond villains lair. I love the artificial waterfalls, the use of jungle plants on the stone walls and this cool circular viewpoint for watching the servers.

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Gianni Botsford Architects and Morphogenesis are collaborating on a five star hotel and cultural center in Kolkatta, India. Tagged Porous Morphology: the intent is to create an environment that captures the cultural and intellectual intensity of Kolkatta.

Gianni Botsford Architects and Morphogenesis are collaborating on a five star hotel and cultural center in Kolkatta, India. Tagged Porous Morphology: the intent is to create an environment that captures the cultural and intellectual intensity of Kolkatta.

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Renderings of Oppenheim Architects' new Campus Center for Miami Dade college - definitely looks like it was inspired by OMA's China Central Television Headquarters. The building will house apartments, offices, and educational facilities.

Renderings of Oppenheim Architects' new Campus Center for Miami Dade college - definitely looks like it was inspired by OMA's China Central Television Headquarters. The building will house apartments, offices, and educational facilities.

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National Geographic opens it's first retail space today! ~ and its a massive museum/store/exploratory space in London ~ see the temperature controlled test chamber, with a giant block of ice and infrared cameras to test your gear!

FEATUREDNational Geographic opens it's first retail space today! ~ and its a massive museum/store/exploratory space in London ~ see the temperature controlled test chamber, with a giant block of ice and infrared cameras to test your gear!

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Another stunning day care center by Dorte Mandrup in Copenhagen (see another at #13531). This time, the roof becomes a playground, making me wish i was a child again.

Another stunning day care center by Dorte Mandrup in Copenhagen (see another at #13531). This time, the roof becomes a playground, making me wish i was a child again.

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With Sweden leading the design scene, you couldn't expect less from their department stores design. The K:fem department store is located in Stockholm, and it was designed by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor.

With Sweden leading the design scene, you couldn't expect less from their department stores design. The K:fem department store is located in Stockholm, and it was designed by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor.

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What do you do when Heineken asks you to design their first shop? Do you place furniture and displays into a given space? Or you pour furniture into a building in the heart of Amsterdam, as if we were filling a cold fresh glass of X-tra cold Heineken?

What do you do when Heineken asks you to design their first shop? Do you place furniture and displays into a given space? Or you pour furniture into a building in the heart of Amsterdam, as if we were filling a cold fresh glass of X-tra cold Heineken?

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