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Toyo Ito´s new tower in Barcelona. A sinuous tubular skin wraps this irregular building for the FIRA exhibition center. The 114m tall tower is expected to be completed during 2009. *tricky

Toyo Ito´s new tower in Barcelona. A sinuous tubular skin wraps this irregular building for the FIRA exhibition center. The 114m tall tower is expected to be completed during 2009.

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According to the architect, this lofted forest house is a physical manifestation of the “fluidity and complexity of music.” *swipelife

According to the architect, this lofted forest house is a physical manifestation of the “fluidity and complexity of music.”

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Seward Street Slides (& Corwin Community Garden) - San Francisco, CA. First opened May 21, 1973. Fun for big kids too! *mmmmmmmhhhhhhh

Seward Street Slides (& Corwin Community Garden) - San Francisco, CA. First opened May 21, 1973. Fun for big kids too!

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Long Table Bangkok is claimed to be the longest dining table in the world. With an impressive 24 meters teak dining surface, long table seats around 70 peoples at one time. *travelwithfrankgehry

Long Table Bangkok is claimed to be the longest dining table in the world. With an impressive 24 meters teak dining surface, long table seats around 70 peoples at one time.

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The Georgica House by Bates Masi architects is a monochromatic cube shaped home with great white blank interior spaces. The walls were left blank at the request of the homeowners to make it seem like a gallery for their artwork collection. *swipelife

The Georgica House by Bates Masi architects is a monochromatic cube shaped home with great white blank interior spaces. The walls were left blank at the request of the homeowners to make it seem like a gallery for their artwork collection.

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Get a better look at all the 2009 Wallpaper Design Award Winners here. Lots of extra photos of each winner from each category. *laurasweet

Get a better look at all the 2009 Wallpaper Design Award Winners here. Lots of extra photos of each winner from each category.

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The Mill House designed by Gert Wingardh from Wingardh Arkitektkontor is not only a family vacation house but it is a manifestation of the Swedish ritual of sauna and bathing. *atelier 29

The Mill House designed by Gert Wingardh from Wingardh Arkitektkontor is not only a family vacation house but it is a manifestation of the Swedish ritual of sauna and bathing.

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Type Nesting. Do birds have a favorite font? *buchino

Type Nesting. Do birds have a favorite font?

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Svanen (The Svan) is a a new conference center, hotel, apartment and office building, dynamic 150 meter tall, to be built in the Swedish city of Gävle.  Designed by Petrén Merom Arkitekter and Scheiwiller Svensson. Arkitektkontor. *XzanderX

Svanen (The Svan) is a a new conference center, hotel, apartment and office building, dynamic 150 meter tall, to be built in the Swedish city of Gävle. Designed by Petrén Merom Arkitekter and Scheiwiller Svensson. Arkitektkontor.

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"It’s not a pretty building, but it is heroic and dramatic." Andrew Melville Hall, design by James Sterling which has aged and weathered well with overgrown moss and lichen, had survived 40 years of age after it was completed in 1968. *atelier 29

"It’s not a pretty building, but it is heroic and dramatic." Andrew Melville Hall, design by James Sterling which has aged and weathered well with overgrown moss and lichen, had survived 40 years of age after it was completed in 1968.

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The windows of Kartell's Milan flagship store have been transformed for design week into six room settings, each animated by a life size Barbie. *acriacao

The windows of Kartell's Milan flagship store have been transformed for design week into six room settings, each animated by a life size Barbie.

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MOS architects and Tobias Putrih have created a precarious and beautiful installation at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art -  with the help of some advanced scripting *jamespallister

MOS architects and Tobias Putrih have created a precarious and beautiful installation at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art - with the help of some advanced scripting

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Therme Vals Spa in Switzerland-one of the finest building by 2009 Pritzker Prize winner, Peter Zumthor  back in 1996 while he was still unknown to the architectural public. *travelwithfrankgehry

Therme Vals Spa in Switzerland-one of the finest building by 2009 Pritzker Prize winner, Peter Zumthor back in 1996 while he was still unknown to the architectural public.

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French architects ECDM designed this astonishing sports center in Sarcelles. I love both the structure and the fold on the skin to create the entrance. *tricky

French architects ECDM designed this astonishing sports center in Sarcelles. I love both the structure and the fold on the skin to create the entrance.

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A sexy stair for the Ayres store by argentinian architects Dieguez Fridman. *tricky

A sexy stair for the Ayres store by argentinian architects Dieguez Fridman.

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An industrial complex in the middle of the vast Argentinean landscape. The shape of the roof resembles the hills on the background, with subtle contrast. *tricky

An industrial complex in the middle of the vast Argentinean landscape. The shape of the roof resembles the hills on the background, with subtle contrast.

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Allard Architects shared with us Matchbox, their latest building in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, that just got approved by the Amsterdam Aesthetics Committee. *atelier 29

Allard Architects shared with us Matchbox, their latest building in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, that just got approved by the Amsterdam Aesthetics Committee.

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Brilliant radiator from Ad Hoc, like a water hose, it can be left hung on the hook, or spread around the house to heat specific areas. *juliettemerck

Brilliant radiator from Ad Hoc, like a water hose, it can be left hung on the hook, or spread around the house to heat specific areas.

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toyo ito recently transformed this facade in barcelona spain, inspired in la  pedrera from gaudi that lies across the street *totonko

toyo ito recently transformed this facade in barcelona spain, inspired in la pedrera from gaudi that lies across the street

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Wonderful new ladies’ toilets at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London feature this geometric pattern by Swiss artist Felice Varini that can only be fully seen in the basin mirror. *Simon Hogg

Wonderful new ladies’ toilets at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London feature this geometric pattern by Swiss artist Felice Varini that can only be fully seen in the basin mirror.

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Raumlabor´s inflatable structure, the Spacebuster, is currently moving around New York hosting community events. *tricky

Raumlabor´s inflatable structure, the Spacebuster, is currently moving around New York hosting community events.

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Canadian architects Studio NminusOne designed a house for a professional snowboarder, achieving an interesting house, integrated with the landscape and framing the amazing views over the woods. *tricky

Canadian architects Studio NminusOne designed a house for a professional snowboarder, achieving an interesting house, integrated with the landscape and framing the amazing views over the woods.

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The Silberfisch Houseboat is a thoroughly modern floating home that also allows the flexibility of relocation on a whim and sports a ‘green’ roof planted with vegetation, producing zero emissions and utilising reclaimed wood where possible. *we_heart

The Silberfisch Houseboat is a thoroughly modern floating home that also allows the flexibility of relocation on a whim and sports a ‘green’ roof planted with vegetation, producing zero emissions and utilising reclaimed wood where possible.

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Guillermo Hevia Architects designed this eco friendly olive oil factory in the chilean countryside. The building blends with the local landscape, and has several passive energy strategies to reduce consumption. *tricky

Guillermo Hevia Architects designed this eco friendly olive oil factory in the chilean countryside. The building blends with the local landscape, and has several passive energy strategies to reduce consumption.

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Bamboo branches and steel are hand-tied with rattan to form a cocoon-like structure that morphs into the furniture in the bar, where you may sit and sip your champagnes. Z Bar by master Kenneth Cobonpue. *travelwithfrankgehry

Bamboo branches and steel are hand-tied with rattan to form a cocoon-like structure that morphs into the furniture in the bar, where you may sit and sip your champagnes. Z Bar by master Kenneth Cobonpue.

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A beautiful concrete house, sunken into the chilean coast landscape. A stone interior garden is enclosed by the transparent house, creating an interior protected from the wind, but open to the views. By Izquierdo Lehmann. *tricky

A beautiful concrete house, sunken into the chilean coast landscape. A stone interior garden is enclosed by the transparent house, creating an interior protected from the wind, but open to the views. By Izquierdo Lehmann.

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san paolo church by massimiliano fuksas with a concrete cube suspended inside  the structure giving natural light *totonko

san paolo church by massimiliano fuksas with a concrete cube suspended inside the structure giving natural light

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kris ruhs: 'the sculptural terrace' at carla sozzani gallery, milan *NOTCOT

kris ruhs: 'the sculptural terrace' at carla sozzani gallery, milan

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L.E.FT + Studio hp AS designed an interesting vertical landscape project in Holmestrand, Norway, an elevator articulating several programatic pieces to connect the old part of the city with the new one. *tricky

L.E.FT + Studio hp AS designed an interesting vertical landscape project in Holmestrand, Norway, an elevator articulating several programatic pieces to connect the old part of the city with the new one.

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Recent LOHA residential projects are bringing people back from the L.A. suburbs,  into urban areas with great design and rich common spaces.  Habitat 825 in West Hollywood is a colorful example. *tricky

Recent LOHA residential projects are bringing people back from the L.A. suburbs, into urban areas with great design and rich common spaces. Habitat 825 in West Hollywood is a colorful example.

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‘A House‘ has been designed to achieve an ‘A’-Building Energy Rating, with a particular emphasis on the use of passive systems. By  FKL architects. *+MOOD

‘A House‘ has been designed to achieve an ‘A’-Building Energy Rating, with a particular emphasis on the use of passive systems. By FKL architects.

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French architects Polaris proposal for the ORDOS 100 project. A complex house, with beautifully illustrated concept renderings. *tricky

French architects Polaris proposal for the ORDOS 100 project. A complex house, with beautifully illustrated concept renderings.

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Architect Tadao Ando created an unusual guesthouse and gallery space in Tokyo for Takeo Obayashi. Unbelievable. *ellergy

Architect Tadao Ando created an unusual guesthouse and gallery space in Tokyo for Takeo Obayashi. Unbelievable.

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Cabel Industry, Empoli - Italy / Studio Massimo Mariani *NA

Cabel Industry, Empoli - Italy / Studio Massimo Mariani

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impressive interactive wall by festo *totonko

impressive interactive wall by festo

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It took Stephane Dupoux seven hours, sitting in the dark underground to visualise the transformation of this incredible Sultan lounge in Kuala Lumpur. *travelwithfrankgehry

It took Stephane Dupoux seven hours, sitting in the dark underground to visualise the transformation of this incredible Sultan lounge in Kuala Lumpur.

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Dezeen has a great look inside the interior of fashion store Villa Moda in Bahrain as designed by Marcel Wanders *NOTCOT

Dezeen has a great look inside the interior of fashion store Villa Moda in Bahrain as designed by Marcel Wanders

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Despite being on a small urban plot, the House of Depth in Shiga, Japan, manages to create open spaces at the interior, spaces for silence and light. By FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects *tricky

Despite being on a small urban plot, the House of Depth in Shiga, Japan, manages to create open spaces at the interior, spaces for silence and light. By FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

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A beautiful stone house, acting as an ancient wall. The monolithic volume is open on strategic points to enjoy the great views over the lake. By Wespi de Meuron. *tricky

A beautiful stone house, acting as an ancient wall. The monolithic volume is open on strategic points to enjoy the great views over the lake. By Wespi de Meuron.

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Australian architect Andrew Maynard designed the Barrow House, a timber construction that uses a large amount of recycled materials, with a sleek result. *tricky

Australian architect Andrew Maynard designed the Barrow House, a timber construction that uses a large amount of recycled materials, with a sleek result.

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The Vatican is going solar in a big way. It recently announced that it intends to spend 660 million dollars to create what will effectively be Europe’s largest solar power plant. *supernova17

The Vatican is going solar in a big way. It recently announced that it intends to spend 660 million dollars to create what will effectively be Europe’s largest solar power plant.

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Step in outside the door and your feet on hot sand to hit, make you feel as if you were out on your own private beach. *gapuak

Step in outside the door and your feet on hot sand to hit, make you feel as if you were out on your own private beach.

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They say that money doesn't grow on trees. Well, in Kaunas it grows on buildings. Designed by Lithuania architect RA studija. *travelwithfrankgehry

They say that money doesn't grow on trees. Well, in Kaunas it grows on buildings. Designed by Lithuania architect RA studija.

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Alcoholic Architecture is a bar offering timed tickets for a “breathable cocktail” of gin and tonic mist. Realized by Bompas & Parr, of Scratch'n Sniff Cinema and Flavor Tripping Party. [Ed. Note: #8113 did this in 2004] *gnossos

Alcoholic Architecture is a bar offering timed tickets for a “breathable cocktail” of gin and tonic mist. Realized by Bompas & Parr, of Scratch'n Sniff Cinema and Flavor Tripping Party. [Ed. Note: #8113 did this in 2004]

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Cloud Lamp Milan, inspired by the Duomo windows, the mystery of da Vinci’s masterpiece, the glitter parties and the fascinating shopping experiences in Milan. Come and see it at Pavillion 22/24 - Stand C16
Salone  Satellite, Milan Fairgrounds Rho, 22-27 April.

*jordyfu

Cloud Lamp Milan, inspired by the Duomo windows, the mystery of da Vinci’s masterpiece, the glitter parties and the fascinating shopping experiences in Milan. Come and see it at Pavillion 22/24 - Stand C16
Salone Satellite, Milan Fairgrounds Rho, 22-27 April.

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On 4 April 2009, the Mary Boone Gallery will open at its Chelsea location an exhibition curated by Javier Peres of works by MIKE KELLEY, TERENCE KOH, and JEFF KOONS. *OXFORD

On 4 April 2009, the Mary Boone Gallery will open at its Chelsea location an exhibition curated by Javier Peres of works by MIKE KELLEY, TERENCE KOH, and JEFF KOONS.

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