Blue Crystal, an iceberg shaped resort floating off Dubai's coast is gorgeous, but isn't it about as sustainable as an ice cube in an oven?

Blue Crystal, an iceberg shaped resort floating off Dubai's coast is gorgeous, but isn't it about as sustainable as an ice cube in an oven?

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Once known as a strictly for-business city, Abu Dhabi is campaigning hard to become a premier destination for luxury-class nomads and culturati. ARTINFO has some great images from the city and some unique artworks.

Once known as a strictly for-business city, Abu Dhabi is campaigning hard to become a premier destination for luxury-class nomads and culturati. ARTINFO has some great images from the city and some unique artworks.

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This violin and piano shaped building is located in the An Hui province of China. The glass violin contains an escalator, and the building contains city plans to showcase growth within the region.

This violin and piano shaped building is located in the An Hui province of China. The glass violin contains an escalator, and the building contains city plans to showcase growth within the region.

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EXYZT's windmill stirs up a storm in Dalston, London. See pics of the amazing 16 metre-tall temporary structure.

EXYZT's windmill stirs up a storm in Dalston, London. See pics of the amazing 16 metre-tall temporary structure.

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The Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany, launched a new exhibition. Personal responsibility in the sustainable use of global resources continues to play an increasingly important role in the life of the average consumer.

The Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany, launched a new exhibition. Personal responsibility in the sustainable use of global resources continues to play an increasingly important role in the life of the average consumer.

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Limited Edition Screen-Print by Czech architect Jan Kaplicky (1937-2009) of Future Systems, exhibiting now at the Design Museum, London.

Limited Edition Screen-Print by Czech architect Jan Kaplicky (1937-2009) of Future Systems, exhibiting now at the Design Museum, London.

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The house above is located in Franklin, Michigan and was designed by Young & Young Architects. The house is build with insulating concrete forms to cut energy costs and the carbon footprint of the house.

The house above is located in Franklin, Michigan and was designed by Young & Young Architects. The house is build with insulating concrete forms to cut energy costs and the carbon footprint of the house.

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Following a 6 month residence at ‘Nowhere’, Dover Street Market, A BATHING APE® have relaunched their first flagship European store in Soho, London.

Following a 6 month residence at ‘Nowhere’, Dover Street Market, A BATHING APE® have relaunched their first flagship European store in Soho, London.

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Architects and foodies create edible building models for Melbourne's State of Design festival.

Architects and foodies create edible building models for Melbourne's State of Design festival.

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Showroom Ofimodul: stación-ARquitectura Arquitectos + Armando Cantú, Monterrey, México.

Showroom Ofimodul: stación-ARquitectura Arquitectos + Armando Cantú, Monterrey, México.

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A series of images of designer Ross Lovegrove in the studio while working on his Cosmic collection for Italian lighting manufacturer Artemide.

A series of images of designer Ross Lovegrove in the studio while working on his Cosmic collection for Italian lighting manufacturer Artemide.

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A stunning construction of glass and concrete, the Tokyo National Art Center appears from afar to be more akin to a crystal than your typical building.

A stunning construction of glass and concrete, the Tokyo National Art Center appears from afar to be more akin to a crystal than your typical building.

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Martin Böttger aka TSA Works releases images of his sculpture Dark Biwak. Produced in 2007 as part of Böttger’s final art school project, Dark Biwak is is made out of cardboard and wood at 5×12x6 meters.

Martin Böttger aka TSA Works releases images of his sculpture Dark Biwak. Produced in 2007 as part of Böttger’s final art school project, Dark Biwak is is made out of cardboard and wood at 5×12x6 meters.

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The Outpost, by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen, is a place for art sited in the sparse setting of central Idaho.

The Outpost, by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen, is a place for art sited in the sparse setting of central Idaho.

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Discover new restaurant Nomiya on the top of Palais de Tokyo. In front of the Tour Eiffel, taste new creative food prepared by famous french chef Gilles Stassard.

Discover new restaurant Nomiya on the top of Palais de Tokyo. In front of the Tour Eiffel, taste new creative food prepared by famous french chef Gilles Stassard.

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A Skatable Home By Archivirus. Given the brief of creating a “skatable habitat”, architect Athanasia Psaraki launched into creating “a curved form interior which set the whole house as well as the inhabitant’s life into motion.”

A Skatable Home By Archivirus. Given the brief of creating a “skatable habitat”, architect Athanasia Psaraki launched into creating “a curved form interior which set the whole house as well as the inhabitant’s life into motion.”

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Young architects, ODOS, won ‘best house’ at the Irish Architecture Awards this year with this stunning residence in Wicklow, Ireland.

Young architects, ODOS, won ‘best house’ at the Irish Architecture Awards this year with this stunning residence in Wicklow, Ireland.

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Entre Muros House, Tumbaco – Quito – Ecuador / al bordE, David Barragán + Pascual Gangotena

Entre Muros House, Tumbaco – Quito – Ecuador / al bordE, David Barragán + Pascual Gangotena

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Restoration for an urban house. Seeing from the street, a traditional stone building, but inside the concrete is the way to build a huge space. Architects: Villacé+Cominges

Restoration for an urban house. Seeing from the street, a traditional stone building, but inside the concrete is the way to build a huge space. Architects: Villacé+Cominges

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Echinoids --- a prototype by THEVERYMANY investigating the mix between complex geometries with walnut veneer, olive oil and 1600 yards of elastic bras straps - all eventually defined as "rustic computation"...

Echinoids --- a prototype by THEVERYMANY investigating the mix between complex geometries with walnut veneer, olive oil and 1600 yards of elastic bras straps - all eventually defined as "rustic computation"...

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Two green coloured glass facades for this cultural building (Casal de Berri) by Jordi Herrero and Sandro Escanellas

Two green coloured glass facades for this cultural building (Casal de Berri) by Jordi Herrero and Sandro Escanellas

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A whistle stop tour of some of the most spectacular radio telescopes in the world. On almost all of the continents these giants command the landscape as they survey the skies.

A whistle stop tour of some of the most spectacular radio telescopes in the world. On almost all of the continents these giants command the landscape as they survey the skies.

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House in Nagoya by Suppose Design Office

House in Nagoya by Suppose Design Office

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If you've ever watched Loony Toons, you know that the best way to observe someone undetected is to use shrubbery. The Porta Hedge is the souped up version of the basic bush camo getup - offering ropeswings, chalkboards and a even birdcall device.

If you've ever watched Loony Toons, you know that the best way to observe someone undetected is to use shrubbery. The Porta Hedge is the souped up version of the basic bush camo getup - offering ropeswings, chalkboards and a even birdcall device.

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A contemporary 5-star hotel featuring touches of whimsy, the unique façade changes colour, texture and tone to reflect the memory of the site. Designed by Warner Wong Design | WOW Architects.

A contemporary 5-star hotel featuring touches of whimsy, the unique façade changes colour, texture and tone to reflect the memory of the site. Designed by Warner Wong Design | WOW Architects.

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This new mosque in Abu Dhabi gradually changes colour with the moon: it is illuminated bright white at full moon and lit deepest blue by the 14th day of the cycle.

This new mosque in Abu Dhabi gradually changes colour with the moon: it is illuminated bright white at full moon and lit deepest blue by the 14th day of the cycle.

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The Happy Finish CGI team have gone back in time to recreate Saarinen's 1960s iconic Flight Center (Terminal 5 of JFK airport New York, featured in the movie "Catch me of you can") entirely in CGI so it can be accessed & used as a shoot location. Pretty nifty!

The Happy Finish CGI team have gone back in time to recreate Saarinen's 1960s iconic Flight Center (Terminal 5 of JFK airport New York, featured in the movie "Catch me of you can") entirely in CGI so it can be accessed & used as a shoot location. Pretty nifty!

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Jenga, anyone? Axis Mundi architects recently unveiled an incredible alternative design for New York's MoMA tower that takes the form a city block stacked vertically.

Jenga, anyone? Axis Mundi architects recently unveiled an incredible alternative design for New York's MoMA tower that takes the form a city block stacked vertically.

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For the new Nike Sportswear flagship store in Guadalajara an old Mexican villa was entirely converted. Came out really nice!

For the new Nike Sportswear flagship store in Guadalajara an old Mexican villa was entirely converted. Came out really nice!

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Installation by artist Clemens Behr in Dortmund, Germany

Installation by artist Clemens Behr in Dortmund, Germany

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The grid house is sunken on a hill on one side, and cantilevered over the Brazilian jungle landscape on the other. By Marcondes Ferraz Arquitetos.

The grid house is sunken on a hill on one side, and cantilevered over the Brazilian jungle landscape on the other. By Marcondes Ferraz Arquitetos.

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What will the London Bridge look like in the future? Chetwood Architects unveils this stunning proposal for a futuristic London Bridge that sprouts a towering vertical farm in the midst of the Thames river.

What will the London Bridge look like in the future? Chetwood Architects unveils this stunning proposal for a futuristic London Bridge that sprouts a towering vertical farm in the midst of the Thames river.

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Office building for Caja Vital Kutxa, a bank from Euskadi, by Mozas+Aguirre Architects.

Office building for Caja Vital Kutxa, a bank from Euskadi, by Mozas+Aguirre Architects.

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Funny offices with industrial containers, for Dinahosting, by Quinteiro+Maio, in Spain

Funny offices with industrial containers, for Dinahosting, by Quinteiro+Maio, in Spain

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Video by Sclupltor David Ellis for Helado Negro

VIDEOVideo by Sclupltor David Ellis for Helado Negro

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Rem Koolhaas'  Prada Transformer shifted to Cinema position to host   a film festival co-curated by Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel, 21 Grams).

Rem Koolhaas' Prada Transformer shifted to Cinema position to host a film festival co-curated by Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel, 21 Grams).

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Telling Tales : Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design is a new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. It presents the fantastical work of world famous designers in an equally theatrical gallery space.

Telling Tales : Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design is a new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. It presents the fantastical work of world famous designers in an equally theatrical gallery space.

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Inspired by the statue Aphrodite of Cnidus, this candle chandelier doubles as a shower head.

Inspired by the statue Aphrodite of Cnidus, this candle chandelier doubles as a shower head.

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Beautiful structure "Driftwood" by AA unit 2 in Bedford Square, London

Beautiful structure "Driftwood" by AA unit 2 in Bedford Square, London

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Jerusalem Social Housing & Medical Center responds to the vibrancy of its surroundings by a vital architecture.

Jerusalem Social Housing & Medical Center responds to the vibrancy of its surroundings by a vital architecture.

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Top 10 comic book cities. From Radiant City to Mega City One, the Architects’ Journal presents a selection of the greatest illustrated urban spaces, Tintin is number nine, follow the link to see what you think!!

Top 10 comic book cities. From Radiant City to Mega City One, the Architects’ Journal presents a selection of the greatest illustrated urban spaces, Tintin is number nine, follow the link to see what you think!!

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The Plantagon, the geodesic dome farm, could be the way we produce food in the future.

The Plantagon, the geodesic dome farm, could be the way we produce food in the future.

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Melbourne's Recital Centre featured previously as #22565, but this gorgeous piece from Ashton Raggatt McDougal (ARM) architects deserves a second look.

Melbourne's Recital Centre featured previously as #22565, but this gorgeous piece from Ashton Raggatt McDougal (ARM) architects deserves a second look.

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Artistic intervention in a breakwater located in A Guarda (Spain), by Artectura

Artistic intervention in a breakwater located in A Guarda (Spain), by Artectura

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The 2009 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion opens to public on Jul 12th at Hyde Park in London. The undulating aluminum structure designed by SANAA blends with the surrounding landscape. Photos by Iwan Baan.

The 2009 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion opens to public on Jul 12th at Hyde Park in London. The undulating aluminum structure designed by SANAA blends with the surrounding landscape. Photos by Iwan Baan.

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