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A compact concrete house. Its shape is determined by the plot restrictions. Features an inner patio for cross ventilation and natural lighting.  By H Arquitectes in Catalunya, Spain. *tricky

A compact concrete house. Its shape is determined by the plot restrictions. Features an inner patio for cross ventilation and natural lighting. By H Arquitectes in Catalunya, Spain.

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Epullay Montessori School, located next to the Andes in Santiago de Chile. By Saez Joannon Arquitectos. *tricky

Epullay Montessori School, located next to the Andes in Santiago de Chile. By Saez Joannon Arquitectos.

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With stone floors to kill for Eddy Francois & Caroline de Wolfs has created a beautiful stone villa in the middle of forest. And oh, don't miss the pool in the basement! *XzanderX

With stone floors to kill for Eddy Francois & Caroline de Wolfs has created a beautiful stone villa in the middle of forest. And oh, don't miss the pool in the basement!

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Birdhouses based on historical architectural models and made on a 1:33 scale. There are five different models, all are stunning and for sale. Site is in German, but they have a pdf price list. *laurasweet

Birdhouses based on historical architectural models and made on a 1:33 scale. There are five different models, all are stunning and for sale. Site is in German, but they have a pdf price list.

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Czech clothing company UAX has a great office/store designed by Kamil Mrva Architects. I really like the contrast between the old and the new structures. *XzanderX

Czech clothing company UAX has a great office/store designed by Kamil Mrva Architects. I really like the contrast between the old and the new structures.

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Another great structure by Kamil Mrva Architects. Raw concrete blocks, wooden paneling and glass with aluminium frames make up this house in the middle of an ancient orchard. *XzanderX

Another great structure by Kamil Mrva Architects. Raw concrete blocks, wooden paneling and glass with aluminium frames make up this house in the middle of an ancient orchard.

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Gatica House by Felipe Assadi and Francisca Pulido. A contemporary modern house in chilean countryside. *tricky

Gatica House by Felipe Assadi and Francisca Pulido. A contemporary modern house in chilean countryside.

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A Bathing Ape renovated their Shibuya store in Japan and as usual it was designed by architects Wonderwall and as usual its really impressive! *newshow

A Bathing Ape renovated their Shibuya store in Japan and as usual it was designed by architects Wonderwall and as usual its really impressive!

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OS house. Located in Cantabria, Spain, this house builds an inner yard to get an open space protected from winds, while taking advantage of solar gain and cross ventilation and integrating with the landscape through a green roof. By Nolaster Arquitectos. *tricky

OS house. Located in Cantabria, Spain, this house builds an inner yard to get an open space protected from winds, while taking advantage of solar gain and cross ventilation and integrating with the landscape through a green roof. By Nolaster Arquitectos.

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TAF Arkitektkontor had designed this low budget staircase, made out of stacked pine boxes. The opening between the ground floor and the attic was too narrow to construct a regular stair so they were forced to come up with a a better solution. *XzanderX

TAF Arkitektkontor had designed this low budget staircase, made out of stacked pine boxes. The opening between the ground floor and the attic was too narrow to construct a regular stair so they were forced to come up with a a better solution.

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Yet another beautiful villa in the Swedish archipelago. This time by Arkitektstudio Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff . It's like villa is built around the great view. *XzanderX

Yet another beautiful villa in the Swedish archipelago. This time by Arkitektstudio Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff . It's like villa is built around the great view.

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Impressive synagogue by Peter Schmitz. I really like they way the windows are folded into the star of David and the levels in the ceiling. *XzanderX

Impressive synagogue by Peter Schmitz. I really like they way the windows are folded into the star of David and the levels in the ceiling.

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The Slat House is a beautiful extension to semi-detached family home in Blackheath. Very nice skylights and concrete wall(s)! *XzanderX

The Slat House is a beautiful extension to semi-detached family home in Blackheath. Very nice skylights and concrete wall(s)!

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A house/studio for a brazilian architect in Sao Paulo, by MMBB Architects. A concrete cube that stands on a delicate structure for an outstanding effect. *tricky

A house/studio for a brazilian architect in Sao Paulo, by MMBB Architects. A concrete cube that stands on a delicate structure for an outstanding effect.

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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! *XzanderX

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!

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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. *XzanderX

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.

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Chilexpress corporate building by Guillermo Hevia Architects. Features a colorful curtain wall with bioclimatic properties. *tricky

Chilexpress corporate building by Guillermo Hevia Architects. Features a colorful curtain wall with bioclimatic properties.

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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. *XzanderX

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.

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Särö Gavlar is a nice three story twin house by OkiDoki Arkitekter and it has very interesting spaces and openings. *XzanderX

Särö Gavlar is a nice three story twin house by OkiDoki Arkitekter and it has very interesting spaces and openings.

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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. *tricky

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.

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Complete coverage of the New York Times skyscrapper in NYC by Renzo Piano. *tricky

Complete coverage of the New York Times skyscrapper in NYC by Renzo Piano.

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In a Norwegian wood lies this beautiful house built for a local artist. Simple architectural design by Norwegian "Huus og Heim Arkitektur". *XzanderX

In a Norwegian wood lies this beautiful house built for a local artist. Simple architectural design by Norwegian "Huus og Heim Arkitektur".

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Located on a hill Villa RBDVD has a almost castle feel to it's simple Siberian larch exterior. *XzanderX

Located on a hill Villa RBDVD has a almost castle feel to it's simple Siberian larch exterior.

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J2 is a wood skinned house on a slope, located in Zagreb, Croatia. By 3LHD Architects. *tricky

J2 is a wood skinned house on a slope, located in Zagreb, Croatia. By 3LHD Architects.

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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. *XzanderX

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.

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Australian architects keep coming up with great prefab houses. Jean-mic Perrine and his Perrinepod is no exception! *XzanderX

Australian architects keep coming up with great prefab houses. Jean-mic Perrine and his Perrinepod is no exception!

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Mercat Restaurant in Santiago de Chile, by 01ARQ. A reconversion of a 60s house, organized around a glass strip envolving the central patio. *tricky

Mercat Restaurant in Santiago de Chile, by 01ARQ. A reconversion of a 60s house, organized around a glass strip envolving the central patio.

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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. *tricky

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.

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Grocery stores are usually not famous for good architecture. Austrian MPREIS is the exception that confirms the rule.... Great exteriors and interiors! *XzanderX

Grocery stores are usually not famous for good architecture. Austrian MPREIS is the exception that confirms the rule.... Great exteriors and interiors!

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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. *tricky

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.

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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! *newshow

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!

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N-Blox is a proposed residential building in Toronto, Canada by Quadrangle Architects. *dm543

N-Blox is a proposed residential building in Toronto, Canada by Quadrangle Architects.

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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. *tricky

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.

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Simon Dale and his family wanted to build a organic house. The result is a beautiful house straight out of Lord of the Ring. *XzanderX

Simon Dale and his family wanted to build a organic house. The result is a beautiful house straight out of Lord of the Ring.

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Valle House by Guilherme Machado Vaz.  The house buries into the slopes to vanish into the context. Has a great pool. *tricky

Valle House by Guilherme Machado Vaz. The house buries into the slopes to vanish into the context. Has a great pool.

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Herringbone Houses, by Allison Brooks Architects. Two houses in South London, that get their name after their cladding. *tricky

Herringbone Houses, by Allison Brooks Architects. Two houses in South London, that get their name after their cladding.

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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. *materialicious

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.

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Doblevista house, located in chilean countryside, by Valenzuela & Murua Arquitectos. *tricky

Doblevista house, located in chilean countryside, by Valenzuela & Murua Arquitectos.

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Wonderful house by Tommie Wilhelmsen and Todd Saunders. The house is located in Hardanger, Norway. *XzanderX

Wonderful house by Tommie Wilhelmsen and Todd Saunders. The house is located in Hardanger, Norway.

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4,200 windows lit with 150,000 LEDs make for one heck of a light show at the Dexia Tower in Brussels *PatrickB

4,200 windows lit with 150,000 LEDs make for one heck of a light show at the Dexia Tower in Brussels

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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. *tricky

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.

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A prefab  house in the middle of a very greenish enviroment, in Ecuador by local architects Jose Maria Sáez and David Barragán. *tricky

A prefab house in the middle of a very greenish enviroment, in Ecuador by local architects Jose Maria Sáez and David Barragán.

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7th Sao Paulo International Architecture Biennale. 1000 projects, 300 scale models, plus an Oscar  Niemeyer exhibition on his 100 brithday. *tricky

7th Sao Paulo International Architecture Biennale. 1000 projects, 300 scale models, plus an Oscar Niemeyer exhibition on his 100 brithday.

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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. *tricky

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.

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New Caixa building by Herzog & de Meuron in Madrid.  Rusted steel plates make the new building dissapear between the old brick construction. *tricky

New Caixa building by Herzog & de Meuron in Madrid. Rusted steel plates make the new building dissapear between the old brick construction.

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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. *tricky

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.

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