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.
An polar station in the chilean antartic territory by ARQZE (Architecture for Extreme Zones).
Access and services for the South Metrpolitan Park by Polidura + Talhouk Architects. Featured on a special series of posts dedicated to the Chilean Expo at the Lisbon Triennale in Plataforma Arquitectura.
An innovative strategy for social housing by ELEMENTAL, a chilean based doing tank. Previously published in Domus, Archplus and Architecture for Humanity.
A futuristic museum to be built in Mexico City, by Laboratory of Architecture. Will hold the world's 2nd biggest Rodin collection.
Guest House in chilean countryside by AATA.
Contex complex by 57Studio architects in Lampa, Chile. Three delicate volumes over a bed of rocks, great contrast.
An indoor ice skating facility by chileans Mauricio Leniz and Alberto Moletto. Great ilumination work.
Interiors for a law bureau, by chileans Tidy Arquitectos.
James Westwater has a whole new take on "prefab". His 48" x 48" Plywood Chateaux incorporate a floakti cushion on wheels in it's own artsy cube environment. Check them out.
Interiors for Rocco's Pizza in Santiago de Chile by Ramirez Moletto Architects.
New auditorium and facilities for Universidad de Chile's Art Faculty by Emilio Marin + Albert Tidy in Santiago, Chile. Featured in Plataforma Arquitectura with Cristobal Palma pictures.
Exhibition Room at Jinhua Architecture Park in China, by mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao featured at Plataforma Arquitectura.
Esker House by Plasma Studio. Located in Innichen, San Candido, Italy, it's a new residence built on the top of an existant house. Featured in Plataforma Arquitectura as project of the week.
Interiors for new BBDO Chile offices by chilean OWAR Arquitectos.
Extension for the University of Applied Sciences in Aalen, by MGF Architekten.
Forest House by F3 Arquitectos integrates existing trees on it. Located in Cachagua, Chile.
A timber house wrapped in a fabric skin by F-A-R Architects, with Cristobal Palma photographs featured in Plataforma Arquitectura.
New library at Universitat Lateranense, by King Roselli Architetti
Concrete House in Montevideo, Uruguay by G+ Arquitectos
A glass and laminated wood public building in Talca, Chile by Alvano & Riquelme Arquitectos
Holiday House in the Rigi, by swiss architects AFGH featured in Plataforma Arquitectura.