Jacques Rougerie is one of the most interesting architects I've come across. He has drawn space stations, sea vessels and underwater habitats. His work is like straight out of a cartoon!
This house by Marge Arkitekter is located in the Swedish archipelago. Dressed in larch panels and sedum moss roof the house is built to age with the surrounding landscape.
Chilexpress corporate building by Guillermo Hevia Architects. Features a colorful curtain wall with bioclimatic properties.
The L-shape Villa Maria was drawn by Mats Fahlander and Thomas Marcks at Fahlander Arkitekter. It won a red house award in 2006, even thought it's black.
Särö Gavlar is a nice three story twin house by OkiDoki Arkitekter and it has very interesting spaces and openings.
Rio Mora Aquarium by Promontorio Architecture. A project comissioned by the city council to promote eco tourism in Mora, Portugal. Photos by Sergio & Fernando Guerra.
Complete coverage of the New York Times skyscrapper in NYC by Renzo Piano.
In a Norwegian wood lies this beautiful house built for a local artist. Simple architectural design by Norwegian "Huus og Heim Arkitektur".
Located on a hill Villa RBDVD has a almost castle feel to it's simple Siberian larch exterior.
J2 is a wood skinned house on a slope, located in Zagreb, Croatia. By 3LHD Architects.
Shigeru Ban and Dean Maltz has drawn and furnished a house for Houses of Sagaponac. The house is based on a unbuilt Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe brick country house.
Australian architects keep coming up with great prefab houses. Jean-mic Perrine and his Perrinepod is no exception!
Mercat Restaurant in Santiago de Chile, by 01ARQ. A reconversion of a 60s house, organized around a glass strip envolving the central patio.
A minimal house located along a slope. The rooms adapt to this condition, unified by a stair. With this configuration, cross ventilation across the house is made possible. By H Arquitectes.
Grocery stores are usually not famous for good architecture. Austrian MPREIS is the exception that confirms the rule.... Great exteriors and interiors!
A floating house for a salmon farm in southern Chile. It helps reduce the human footprint. The hotel floats on a big block of floating concrete. By Sabbagh Arquitectos.
The newly renovated A.P.C. store in Japan, by famous Wonderwall architects, came out incredible. By the same architects that did the Uniqlo store in NYC, and it is balanced + modern yet still warm!
N-Blox is a proposed residential building in Toronto, Canada by Quadrangle Architects.
This set of mega structures are placed in a very arid housing eviroment. They act as trees that can control the surrounding climate trough natural ventilation, also providing shade and a rich public space.
Simon Dale and his family wanted to build a organic house. The result is a beautiful house straight out of Lord of the Ring.
Valle House by Guilherme Machado Vaz. The house buries into the slopes to vanish into the context. Has a great pool.
Herringbone Houses, by Allison Brooks Architects. Two houses in South London, that get their name after their cladding.
The Floating Boathouse and the Sleeping Cottage, both designed by Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample of MOS, are located on an island in Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada.
Doblevista house, located in chilean countryside, by Valenzuela & Murua Arquitectos.
Wonderful house by Tommie Wilhelmsen and Todd Saunders. The house is located in Hardanger, Norway.
4,200 windows lit with 150,000 LEDs make for one heck of a light show at the Dexia Tower in Brussels
Offices for Ecopellets, an industrial complex located in the outskirts of Santiago de Chile by Iván Bravo. Skinned in zinc plates, it mixes with the industrial landscape.
A prefab house in the middle of a very greenish enviroment, in Ecuador by local architects Jose Maria Sáez and David Barragán.
7th Sao Paulo International Architecture Biennale. 1000 projects, 300 scale models, plus an Oscar Niemeyer exhibition on his 100 brithday.
Puerto Bolivar Pavillion, by Gualano Arquitectos from Uruguay. It´s a civic center for a small community of 100 people, that got financied by venezuelan president Chavez because of the town´s name.
New Caixa building by Herzog & de Meuron in Madrid. Rusted steel plates make the new building dissapear between the old brick construction.
Guthrie House by Felipe Assadi. Located in chilean countryside, the client wanted a house with an iconic facade. The architect´s response was a house without a facade, focusing on the landscape.
Qi Zhong Stadium in Shangai will host the Tennis Masters Cup once again. Shapped like a magnolia, its roof opens completly to regulate natural ligthing. Check out the video too.
This is just perfect for anyone who lives in a very small apartment in the city. It's called '2 + 1': a multi-purpose piece of furniture that can be used as a table and chairs, sofa and a single bed.
New DUOC UC Campus in Chilean south, by Prado Arquitectos. A high contrast between wooden existent construction and new glass building, acting both as a drape curtain and a window to the city.
Invisible House in Nimes, France by R&Sie(n). The house is set to dissapear year after year due to its location in the middle of the woods and a mesh that wraps it allowing vegetation to hide it.
Finally someone has come out with a modern mid -century Gingerbread House. 100% edible and available with personalization. I hope they make more..
Maison Go, by Peripheriques architectes in Thionville, France. The house is wrpaped in profilit, a glass profile that provides a transparent solution, with thermal insulation and privacy.
A sustainable glass factory in chilean countryside, by Guillermo Hevia
Dolce & Gabbana headquarters in Milan, Italy by Studio Piuarch
The Grand National Teathre in Beijing China. A giante titanium egg right next to Tiananmen Square becomes a new icon for the city, along with several building opening before the 2008 Olympics.
An amazing concrete house, cantilevering over a cliff in Portugal by Graça Correia and Roberto Ragazzi.
Neoshed has come out with three architecturally inspired birdhouses, this one after Richard Meier.
The other two based on their own cool sheds. be sure to see their birdfeeders too.
Winning project for the remodelation of Camp Nou Stadium, home of Barcelona FC, by Foster + Partners. The LED powered skin changes dynamically during matches.