The Magma Arts and Conference Centre features local volcanic stone, however it is almost entirely made out of concrete; cast concrete, concrete blocks, concrete tiles used cleverly back side facing out, and rough concrete worked on site by local craftsmen...

The Magma Arts and Conference Centre features local volcanic stone, however it is almost entirely made out of concrete; cast concrete, concrete blocks, concrete tiles used cleverly back side facing out, and rough concrete worked on site by local craftsmen...

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Digitally fabricated LED lighting installation by Ball State University students responds to human movement using sensor technology. Their work was displayed recently at Beyond Media in Florence, Italy.

Digitally fabricated LED lighting installation by Ball State University students responds to human movement using sensor technology. Their work was displayed recently at Beyond Media in Florence, Italy.

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Mehrzeller's customizable caravan is configured with an online program so each user can tailor the trailer to their individual needs and desires!

Mehrzeller's customizable caravan is configured with an online program so each user can tailor the trailer to their individual needs and desires!

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Koolhaas Houslife: an architectural documentary about his famous House in Bordeax, through the eyes of the housekeeper

Koolhaas Houslife: an architectural documentary about his famous House in Bordeax, through the eyes of the housekeeper

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buBbLe is an independent, nomadic, flexible dwelling mechanism that allows its occupants to give an answer to different time situations.

buBbLe is an independent, nomadic, flexible dwelling mechanism that allows its occupants to give an answer to different time situations.

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Wood meets Brick. This simple fence, designed to hide a water pump, shows how two traditional materials can co-exist.

Wood meets Brick. This simple fence, designed to hide a water pump, shows how two traditional materials can co-exist.

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Recently completed by Peter Pran of NBBJ, the project composed of two distinct architectural forms split by the dramatic striking color glass atrium.

Recently completed by Peter Pran of NBBJ, the project composed of two distinct architectural forms split by the dramatic striking color glass atrium.

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Polypropylene Detritus by PDX artist Blaine Fontana.

Polypropylene Detritus by PDX artist Blaine Fontana.

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Lotus City if just one of the wonder-filled vegetal dreamscapes that architect Luc Schuiten has translated from his imagination to paper for our viewing pleasure.

Lotus City if just one of the wonder-filled vegetal dreamscapes that architect Luc Schuiten has translated from his imagination to paper for our viewing pleasure.

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The Camouflage House is a hidden home peeking out from under the ground.

The Camouflage House is a hidden home peeking out from under the ground.

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A polar ice station - part of a new book looking at Extreme Architecture from all over the world. Includes chapters on cold, high, wet and space.

A polar ice station - part of a new book looking at Extreme Architecture from all over the world. Includes chapters on cold, high, wet and space.

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The name ‘Saloukee’ comes from my name – Sarah Louise Kelly – and I create sculptured art jewellery made in paper.

The name ‘Saloukee’ comes from my name – Sarah Louise Kelly – and I create sculptured art jewellery made in paper.

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Through the use of gallery style imagery, Britain's Best Buildings aims to highlight the best in the built environment throughout the UK.

Through the use of gallery style imagery, Britain's Best Buildings aims to highlight the best in the built environment throughout the UK.

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Francisco Mangado’s competition-winning archaeology museum provides a modern setting for the exhibits of a historically rich region.

Francisco Mangado’s competition-winning archaeology museum provides a modern setting for the exhibits of a historically rich region.

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For those who eschew air-conditioning for the open air, ARTINFO chooses six of the best public art projects currently on view in New York.

For those who eschew air-conditioning for the open air, ARTINFO chooses six of the best public art projects currently on view in New York.

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A sneak preview of Ron Arad: No Discipline, Arad's first major retrospective in the US. Running at MoMA from August 2 - October 10, 2009.

A sneak preview of Ron Arad: No Discipline, Arad's first major retrospective in the US. Running at MoMA from August 2 - October 10, 2009.

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5 days to remove all the empty spaces in a room. That's what Mulheres Barbadas are aiming for during their partnership with Micasa, along with other furniture and even a car. On their website you can view the action live.

5 days to remove all the empty spaces in a room. That's what Mulheres Barbadas are aiming for during their partnership with Micasa, along with other furniture and even a car. On their website you can view the action live.

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These recycled shipping container dwellings by IC Green are excellently designed and score major points in sustainability.  Ingenuity at its best!

These recycled shipping container dwellings by IC Green are excellently designed and score major points in sustainability. Ingenuity at its best!

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Beautiful masonry at a Swiss winery, done by bricklaying robots.

Beautiful masonry at a Swiss winery, done by bricklaying robots.

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Dutch architects ateliereenarchitecten designed a bird watching tower composed of a series of stacked boxes defying gravity.

Dutch architects ateliereenarchitecten designed a bird watching tower composed of a series of stacked boxes defying gravity.

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MOS summer installation at the PS1 (seen in #23544 and #22870) finally opened to the public. Hut-like structures act like chimneys to cool down the area with air flow generated by the heat from the faux fur.

MOS summer installation at the PS1 (seen in #23544 and #22870) finally opened to the public. Hut-like structures act like chimneys to cool down the area with air flow generated by the heat from the faux fur.

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Clothing brand Elvine presents Creators Inn (offering free short-term accommodation for visiting creators) in Stockholm. Interior design by Swedish Next Century Modern.

Clothing brand Elvine presents Creators Inn (offering free short-term accommodation for visiting creators) in Stockholm. Interior design by Swedish Next Century Modern.

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Memory - a plywood architectural sculpture..built for the annual Afrika Burn arts festival..Tankwa Karoo South Africa.

Memory - a plywood architectural sculpture..built for the annual Afrika Burn arts festival..Tankwa Karoo South Africa.

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Awesome house featured in the last episode of USA's Royal Pains. Designed by NY architect Stuart Narofsky. Check out his website to browse more fantastic modern architecture!

Awesome house featured in the last episode of USA's Royal Pains. Designed by NY architect Stuart Narofsky. Check out his website to browse more fantastic modern architecture!

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New York Met is hosting an exhibit by Roxy Paine. His imaginative creation pits the viewer in the midst of a “cataclysmic force of nature.” Entitled the Maelstrom this exhibit is Paine’s largest work to date.

New York Met is hosting an exhibit by Roxy Paine. His imaginative creation pits the viewer in the midst of a “cataclysmic force of nature.” Entitled the Maelstrom this exhibit is Paine’s largest work to date.

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Mercabarna-Flor is the dopest flower market venue i've seen in a long time

Mercabarna-Flor is the dopest flower market venue i've seen in a long time

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The Kunsthaus- A museum that will not collect art, nor institute permanent exhibitions. It will serve exclusively for the presentation and mediation of a wide range of contemporary artistic productions.

The Kunsthaus- A museum that will not collect art, nor institute permanent exhibitions. It will serve exclusively for the presentation and mediation of a wide range of contemporary artistic productions.

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Neville Mars' Solar Forest is a shady parking lot that generates energy for your plug-in EV!

Neville Mars' Solar Forest is a shady parking lot that generates energy for your plug-in EV!

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A look inside Facebook's new offices designed by O+A...the space is a former factory and retains some of the industrial elements...including this crane table.

A look inside Facebook's new offices designed by O+A...the space is a former factory and retains some of the industrial elements...including this crane table.

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New pavilion in Reykjavik, Iceland, looks to new hopes for the economy in the future through this collaborative project.

New pavilion in Reykjavik, Iceland, looks to new hopes for the economy in the future through this collaborative project.

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SAKO Architects have designed a store in Hangzhou, China for Romanticism, a women's clothing brand.

SAKO Architects have designed a store in Hangzhou, China for Romanticism, a women's clothing brand.

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The wrapping of the soon to be opened new Goyard store in London looks great.

The wrapping of the soon to be opened new Goyard store in London looks great.

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Mind-blowing 3D projection on German building created by UrbanScreen

Mind-blowing 3D projection on German building created by UrbanScreen

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Blow-your-mind architectural concept from Magnus Larsson: use bacteria to create a 6,000km long wall to prevent the Sahara Desert from spreading further. Wow.

Blow-your-mind architectural concept from Magnus Larsson: use bacteria to create a 6,000km long wall to prevent the Sahara Desert from spreading further. Wow.

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Nice wooden house surrounded by trees, in Spain. An ideal place to live and work

Nice wooden house surrounded by trees, in Spain. An ideal place to live and work

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Joseph Bellamo Home Arc is a curvaceous modular prefab home modeled on a bicycle rack.

Joseph Bellamo Home Arc is a curvaceous modular prefab home modeled on a bicycle rack.

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i'm always on a hunt for inspiration to build my dream home. the ODOS Architects have built an awesome super modern home that features workshop and showroom for the owner’s bike collection

i'm always on a hunt for inspiration to build my dream home. the ODOS Architects have built an awesome super modern home that features workshop and showroom for the owner’s bike collection

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Lantern-inspired Sustainable Research Building by Mario Cucinella Architects is China's first zero carbon university building.

Lantern-inspired Sustainable Research Building by Mario Cucinella Architects is China's first zero carbon university building.

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For NYC residents (living in the present) MOS covered the courtyard of PS1 in a fuzzy, but cool, canopy.

For NYC residents (living in the present) MOS covered the courtyard of PS1 in a fuzzy, but cool, canopy.

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Pick your own Stirling Prize shortlist!

Pick your own Stirling Prize shortlist!

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This year, the National Design Museum — along with the first lady — will host a number of public programs in conjunction with the National Design Awards. The reason: More people want design. Here are some of the 2009 National Design Award Winners

This year, the National Design Museum — along with the first lady — will host a number of public programs in conjunction with the National Design Awards. The reason: More people want design. Here are some of the 2009 National Design Award Winners

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Nowadays, everything is about portability - including pools! Case in point - Barge Beach Budapest on the Blue Danube. This migrating recreational pier features a pool and even a beach where sunbathers can catch a tan and a ride!

Nowadays, everything is about portability - including pools! Case in point - Barge Beach Budapest on the Blue Danube. This migrating recreational pier features a pool and even a beach where sunbathers can catch a tan and a ride!

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Better than Mad Men! An inspiring story from former designers of George Nelson & Co.--a great design office of mid-century design that created the iconic ball clock and marshmallow sofa.

Better than Mad Men! An inspiring story from former designers of George Nelson & Co.--a great design office of mid-century design that created the iconic ball clock and marshmallow sofa.

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Brazillian architect Marcio Kogan has designed House 53 in São Paulo, Brazil.

Brazillian architect Marcio Kogan has designed House 53 in São Paulo, Brazil.

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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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