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The first flagship store for Barbie. The store, located in Shanghai, China, was designed by NY based Slade Architecture, and has a rooftop cafe. *tricky

The first flagship store for Barbie. The store, located in Shanghai, China, was designed by NY based Slade Architecture, and has a rooftop cafe.

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What started as a student project more than four decades ago has now been designated a heritage site by the Quebec government.  Habitat 67 by Moshe Safdie. *travelwithfrankgehry

What started as a student project more than four decades ago has now been designated a heritage site by the Quebec government. Habitat 67 by Moshe Safdie.

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House HB, on top of a low hill, appears to rise from the ground. The roof and side facades are clad in aluminum plates, merging the surfaces, leaving the house with clean lines. By Slovenian Bevk Perović arhitekti. *XzanderX

House HB, on top of a low hill, appears to rise from the ground. The roof and side facades are clad in aluminum plates, merging the surfaces, leaving the house with clean lines. By Slovenian Bevk Perović arhitekti.

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Multifunctional Glühweinstand including a DJ cabin and a small stage with a chill out area - Köln *Timodewinter

Multifunctional Glühweinstand including a DJ cabin and a small stage with a chill out area - Köln

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YachtPlus launches its first Foster + Partners designed super-yacht called The Ocean Emerald *capuzzo

YachtPlus launches its first Foster + Partners designed super-yacht called The Ocean Emerald

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There's something incredibly beautiful and romantic about black and white photographs of bridges from around the world. *mymodernmet

There's something incredibly beautiful and romantic about black and white photographs of bridges from around the world.

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Pattern based logo, signage, screens and environmental graphics, an integrated approach to branding for Architecture by the design studio Buro North for a boutique residential development in Melbourne. *katepears

Pattern based logo, signage, screens and environmental graphics, an integrated approach to branding for Architecture by the design studio Buro North for a boutique residential development in Melbourne.

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Spanish architects  Vaillo + Irigaray designed the Lounge MS in Navarra. The skin uses recycled plastic tubes that resemble reeds, giving a dynamic looks on the outside, while filtering the light on the inside. *tricky

Spanish architects Vaillo + Irigaray designed the Lounge MS in Navarra. The skin uses recycled plastic tubes that resemble reeds, giving a dynamic looks on the outside, while filtering the light on the inside.

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One of the most impressive office design -and location- i have ever seen: the offices for Selgas Cano Architecture. Photographs by Iwan Baan. *tricky

One of the most impressive office design -and location- i have ever seen: the offices for Selgas Cano Architecture. Photographs by Iwan Baan.

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Magnus Larsson's beautiful plan to re-landscape the Sahara with a bacterial "Green Wall." *iondot

Magnus Larsson's beautiful plan to re-landscape the Sahara with a bacterial "Green Wall."

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Spanish based Sancho-Madridejos Architecture Office designed a chapel that looks like a perfect object in the middle of the landscape. *tricky

Spanish based Sancho-Madridejos Architecture Office designed a chapel that looks like a perfect object in the middle of the landscape.

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Innovation consultancy Continuum launched their Venice studio and generated buzz in the local design community last week. their new studio is where the historic Charles and Ray Eames office used to be on 901 Abbot Kinney Venice! *bwenodesign

Innovation consultancy Continuum launched their Venice studio and generated buzz in the local design community last week. their new studio is where the historic Charles and Ray Eames office used to be on 901 Abbot Kinney Venice!

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Francois Blanciak's proposal for the Taipei Performing Arts Center competition is as simple as stacked pebbles. *tricky

Francois Blanciak's proposal for the Taipei Performing Arts Center competition is as simple as stacked pebbles.

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NL architects proposal to reuse two former sewage  treatment silos in Amsterdam, turning them into spaces for culture and sports... and using the facade  for climbing. *tricky

NL architects proposal to reuse two former sewage treatment silos in Amsterdam, turning them into spaces for culture and sports... and using the facade for climbing.

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Mobideep makes great floating swimming pools and water features. A new way of occupying space...or water... *ellergy

Mobideep makes great floating swimming pools and water features. A new way of occupying space...or water...

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Brazilian architects Bernardes Jacobsen used old containers to create a temporary art gallery, ContainerArt. *tricky

Brazilian architects Bernardes Jacobsen used old containers to create a temporary art gallery, ContainerArt.

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Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas's Prada Transformer opened on April 25th, 2009 in Seoul to host Miuccia Prada's nomadic "Waist Down" exhibition, an inaugural exhibition featuring the skirts of Miuccia Prada, running through May 24. *M!

Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas's Prada Transformer opened on April 25th, 2009 in Seoul to host Miuccia Prada's nomadic "Waist Down" exhibition, an inaugural exhibition featuring the skirts of Miuccia Prada, running through May 24.

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Visiondivision's Secret Sauna - a nondescript building facade opens up to reveal the sauna inside... *sub-studio

Visiondivision's Secret Sauna - a nondescript building facade opens up to reveal the sauna inside...

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Saxo Bank headquarters, Copenhagen *trendsnow

Saxo Bank headquarters, Copenhagen

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The coolest hotel in the hippest city, Stockholm, Sweden! Story Hotel offers carefully designed rooms (blend of bohemian chic and rugged cement walls), a fabulous restaurant and the hottest hotel bar in town. *o3333g

The coolest hotel in the hippest city, Stockholm, Sweden! Story Hotel offers carefully designed rooms (blend of bohemian chic and rugged cement walls), a fabulous restaurant and the hottest hotel bar in town.

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The Gild Hall Thompson hotel in the financial district and home to Todd English's new spot, The Libertine *drdudah

The Gild Hall Thompson hotel in the financial district and home to Todd English's new spot, The Libertine

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San Francisco's Transbay Transit Center will host California's high-speed rail line, topped with 5.4-acre urban park on its roof, accessed by sky bridges and a funicular. Fountains in the park will activate when a bus passes underneath. *curbedsf

San Francisco's Transbay Transit Center will host California's high-speed rail line, topped with 5.4-acre urban park on its roof, accessed by sky bridges and a funicular. Fountains in the park will activate when a bus passes underneath.

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Nemo House, by Polish practice Mobius Architekci. The house was designed to integrate with the sloping site, from the higher side, it seems to emerge from the water.
*+MOOD

Nemo House, by Polish practice Mobius Architekci. The house was designed to integrate with the sloping site, from the higher side, it seems to emerge from the water.

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New Tamayo Museum by Rojkind Arquitectos
+ BIG *NA

New Tamayo Museum by Rojkind Arquitectos
+ BIG

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By Japanese designer Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier, the pyramid-shaped tents have successfully created an interesting skyline to its surroundings, making the “Snow Scape” more attractive. *+MOOD

By Japanese designer Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier, the pyramid-shaped tents have successfully created an interesting skyline to its surroundings, making the “Snow Scape” more attractive.

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A look inside the new Bape Pirate Store. As usual impeccable interior design with some nice gimmicks. *newshow

A look inside the new Bape Pirate Store. As usual impeccable interior design with some nice gimmicks.

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Singapore Civic & Culture Centre by Aedas is about to change the island  civic and cultural signature as soon as 2011. *travelwithfrankgehry

Singapore Civic & Culture Centre by Aedas is about to change the island civic and cultural signature as soon as 2011.

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Organic architecture in Nashville neighborhood - you have to see this house! *buchino

Organic architecture in Nashville neighborhood - you have to see this house!

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Capilla Vallejos Arquitectos designed this simple -yet detailed- visitors center in Cantabria. I like the use of wood on the main volume, almost transparent when viewed from the right angle. *tricky

Capilla Vallejos Arquitectos designed this simple -yet detailed- visitors center in Cantabria. I like the use of wood on the main volume, almost transparent when viewed from the right angle.

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Incredible set of photos of the new Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China by Iwan Baan. The building, designed by Wang Shu from Amateur Architecture Studio, uses traditional chinese architecture in a contemporary way. *tricky

Incredible set of photos of the new Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China by Iwan Baan. The building, designed by Wang Shu from Amateur Architecture Studio, uses traditional chinese architecture in a contemporary way.

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This pavilion by french architects Beckmann-N’Thépé brings a new space for social encounters on a housing project in Rouen, France. The plain steel structure contrasts with colorful interiors. *tricky

This pavilion by french architects Beckmann-N’Thépé brings a new space for social encounters on a housing project in Rouen, France. The plain steel structure contrasts with colorful interiors.

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Wimbledon's Centre Court recently received a new retractable roof constructed out of translucent fabric. It stands to eliminate rain delays, ensure greater security for the grass courts, more comfortable viewing for fans. *MikeChino

Wimbledon's Centre Court recently received a new retractable roof constructed out of translucent fabric. It stands to eliminate rain delays, ensure greater security for the grass courts, more comfortable viewing for fans.

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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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