Australian design firm Ashton Raggatt McDougall’s most recent projects have been to add a bit of functionality and uniqueness to the MTC Theater and the Melbourne Recital Centre in Australia.

Australian design firm Ashton Raggatt McDougall’s most recent projects have been to add a bit of functionality and uniqueness to the MTC Theater and the Melbourne Recital Centre in Australia.

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Creative bus stops from around the world. This fully-functional one is designed by Dennis Oppenheim and located in Ventura, CA.

Creative bus stops from around the world. This fully-functional one is designed by Dennis Oppenheim and located in Ventura, CA.

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The StrawJet transforms straw waste into building beams.

The StrawJet transforms straw waste into building beams.

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Studio Superniche has designed a number of objects to be made from the blue plywood construction fence that surrounds the 2012 London Olympic Games site.

Studio Superniche has designed a number of objects to be made from the blue plywood construction fence that surrounds the 2012 London Olympic Games site.

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Karim Rashid has completed the interior of his first restaurant in Dubai, UAE. Called Switch, the restaurant is arranged along undulating walls that change color continuously.

Karim Rashid has completed the interior of his first restaurant in Dubai, UAE. Called Switch, the restaurant is arranged along undulating walls that change color continuously.

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The Bamboo Lantern, an installation by Atelier FCJZ at the Gwamgju Design Biennale in Korea. On the outside it looks like heavy mass, but when it opens in half it reveals something completely different.

The Bamboo Lantern, an installation by Atelier FCJZ at the Gwamgju Design Biennale in Korea. On the outside it looks like heavy mass, but when it opens in half it reveals something completely different.

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Wooden library in Japan brings mountain scenery indoors. The Yamakoya (which means wooden-log cabin in Japanese) by Ben Nagaoka was a winning project at the 2009 JCD Design Awards.

Wooden library in Japan brings mountain scenery indoors. The Yamakoya (which means wooden-log cabin in Japanese) by Ben Nagaoka was a winning project at the 2009 JCD Design Awards.

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Dubai’s new metro that is 52 kilometers (roughly 32 miles) of track with 29 stations.

Dubai’s new metro that is 52 kilometers (roughly 32 miles) of track with 29 stations.

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Cardboard furniture elements. Cool way to set up fairs, exhibitions, low cost and environmental friendly showrooms.

Cardboard furniture elements. Cool way to set up fairs, exhibitions, low cost and environmental friendly showrooms.

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This year the Bozen-based monovolume architects finished a hydroelectric power station, located near Winnebach brook in Dörfl (BZ) - a polygonal monolith whose design lives up to the studio’s name.

This year the Bozen-based monovolume architects finished a hydroelectric power station, located near Winnebach brook in Dörfl (BZ) - a polygonal monolith whose design lives up to the studio’s name.

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The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Meyer May House celebrates 100 years with a Steelcase symposium looking forward to the Next 100.

The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Meyer May House celebrates 100 years with a Steelcase symposium looking forward to the Next 100.

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Incredible "Pop-Up" Restaurant in Paris by Pascal Grasso ..

Incredible "Pop-Up" Restaurant in Paris by Pascal Grasso ..

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UN Studio’s Ben van Berkel poses with the New Amsterdam Pavilion which opened in Battery Park, New York on September 9 and is expected to attract over six million visitors annually.

UN Studio’s Ben van Berkel poses with the New Amsterdam Pavilion which opened in Battery Park, New York on September 9 and is expected to attract over six million visitors annually.

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A tour of Steelcase WorkLab in Grand Rapids, MI, included locally sourced pottery and geometric prototype panels called Echo.

A tour of Steelcase WorkLab in Grand Rapids, MI, included locally sourced pottery and geometric prototype panels called Echo.

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Xavier Veilhan takes over the Chateau de Versailles

13 September - 13 December

Xavier Veilhan takes over the Chateau de Versailles

13 September - 13 December

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Benthem Crouwel’s Elicium building opens later this month and houses offices, conference rooms and the Netherlands’ largest ballroom.

Benthem Crouwel’s Elicium building opens later this month and houses offices, conference rooms and the Netherlands’ largest ballroom.

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Amanda Levete’s 10 Hills Place, just off London's Oxford Street, demonstrates the same experimental spirit shown by her former practice, Future Systems

Amanda Levete’s 10 Hills Place, just off London's Oxford Street, demonstrates the same experimental spirit shown by her former practice, Future Systems

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A urban intervention in Bratislava by Vallo Sadovsky architects. BA_Lik is a  pavilion for urban activities. Closed during winter, open in summer, it is a platform for different activities at a historical square in the city.

A urban intervention in Bratislava by Vallo Sadovsky architects. BA_Lik is a pavilion for urban activities. Closed during winter, open in summer, it is a platform for different activities at a historical square in the city.

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Videomapping Tower installation from Dominik Wieschermann.

Videomapping Tower installation from Dominik Wieschermann.

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London's tallest garden! An eight story high vertical garden by Patrick Blanc featuring over 260 plant species, 12,000 plants, has been unveiled on the Athenaeum Hotel in London’s Piccadilly neighborhood.

London's tallest garden! An eight story high vertical garden by Patrick Blanc featuring over 260 plant species, 12,000 plants, has been unveiled on the Athenaeum Hotel in London’s Piccadilly neighborhood.

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With his Gru Chapel, the young Brazilian architect Yuri Vital created a poular church for a poor community of the city of Guarulhos, Sao Paulo.

With his Gru Chapel, the young Brazilian architect Yuri Vital created a poular church for a poor community of the city of Guarulhos, Sao Paulo.

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The Y House extends its three volumes over a small hill in Obidos, Portugal. The tree "arms" of the house are fully opened to the landscape, generating permeable spaces.

The Y House extends its three volumes over a small hill in Obidos, Portugal. The tree "arms" of the house are fully opened to the landscape, generating permeable spaces.

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eBoy commissioned to do the new Der Spiegel magazine cover subtitled “why the internet needs new rules." Watch out for nude pixel people!

eBoy commissioned to do the new Der Spiegel magazine cover subtitled “why the internet needs new rules." Watch out for nude pixel people!

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This faceted box is actually a communal center, located in Albertslund, Denmark. It includes the regular: kitchen, auditorium, multipurpose area.. but also a skateboarding ramp and a climbing wall. All in the same box. By Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter.

This faceted box is actually a communal center, located in Albertslund, Denmark. It includes the regular: kitchen, auditorium, multipurpose area.. but also a skateboarding ramp and a climbing wall. All in the same box. By Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter.

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A green living facade for an edible restaurant designed by Sander Architects in LA.

A green living facade for an edible restaurant designed by Sander Architects in LA.

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Lef Kiort brings us "Light City".

Lef Kiort brings us "Light City".

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Photographer Rusty Ralston explores Brooklyn in this 30 day photo project. Updated daily from 9/6 to 10/6, Brooklyn is exposed in grainy, large-format, black & white images.

Photographer Rusty Ralston explores Brooklyn in this 30 day photo project. Updated daily from 9/6 to 10/6, Brooklyn is exposed in grainy, large-format, black & white images.

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Wallpaper - from the 18th century to the 1970s. Images from a new exhibition at the Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester

Wallpaper - from the 18th century to the 1970s. Images from a new exhibition at the Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester

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This Pavilion is inspired by termites, and is modeled after the inside of a termite mound.

This Pavilion is inspired by termites, and is modeled after the inside of a termite mound.

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Rafael del Pino Auditorium Building by Rafael de La-Hoz Architects. The facade of the building stands out for its metallic arboreal structure that supports the structure of the building on both sides.

Rafael del Pino Auditorium Building by Rafael de La-Hoz Architects. The facade of the building stands out for its metallic arboreal structure that supports the structure of the building on both sides.

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Photographer Bobby Neel Addams re-barks.

Photographer Bobby Neel Addams re-barks.

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Crystal Mesh, facade of a mall in Singapore, is the collaboration between WOHA architects, Singapore and media architecture specialists, realities:united, Berlin.

Crystal Mesh, facade of a mall in Singapore, is the collaboration between WOHA architects, Singapore and media architecture specialists, realities:united, Berlin.

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Four shipping containers comprise this 1,848 square foot modern home. The Cordell House features 3 bedrooms, a guest house, an 800 square foot central breezeway patio and vibrant furnishings throughout.

Four shipping containers comprise this 1,848 square foot modern home. The Cordell House features 3 bedrooms, a guest house, an 800 square foot central breezeway patio and vibrant furnishings throughout.

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A small rural hotel buried in Felgueiras, Portugal.  The rooms have a good space and views. I like the  red pigmented  concrete finish.

A small rural hotel buried in Felgueiras, Portugal. The rooms have a good space and views. I like the red pigmented concrete finish.

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However you feel about Jay Leno and his radical network experiment, his new set looks incredibly elaborate and casino-ish (in a somewhat good way)

However you feel about Jay Leno and his radical network experiment, his new set looks incredibly elaborate and casino-ish (in a somewhat good way)

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Today it was announced that the new Norwegian water park “Vannvittigland” will open in Kristiansand June the 25th next year! Here are some teaser-illustrations of the water park by Grid Design.

Today it was announced that the new Norwegian water park “Vannvittigland” will open in Kristiansand June the 25th next year! Here are some teaser-illustrations of the water park by Grid Design.

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Last year the Norwegian Reiulf Ramstad Architects finished this 350 sqm private single family villa in Asker near Oslo...The house is clad in Siberian pine which will acquire a grey patina over time...

Last year the Norwegian Reiulf Ramstad Architects finished this 350 sqm private single family villa in Asker near Oslo...The house is clad in Siberian pine which will acquire a grey patina over time...

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CHN arquitetos has won the competition of  Exploratory Science Museum. The surface of the facade is created from the idea of infinity: a reference to the essence of its form, recognizable from its cosmological scale to its most minimal.

CHN arquitetos has won the competition of Exploratory Science Museum. The surface of the facade is created from the idea of infinity: a reference to the essence of its form, recognizable from its cosmological scale to its most minimal.

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Sinato's design for Patrick Cox's shop in Tokyo. A series of pedestals lit by independent fixtures center the focus on the products, while the rest of the shop is kept almost in the dark.

Sinato's design for Patrick Cox's shop in Tokyo. A series of pedestals lit by independent fixtures center the focus on the products, while the rest of the shop is kept almost in the dark.

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OMA's proposal for Rotterdam's City Hall extension: A pixelated sustainable building.

OMA's proposal for Rotterdam's City Hall extension: A pixelated sustainable building.

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BAS Brand Identity has created a playful and stylish profile for Restaurang Mynchen situated at the old München brewery in Stockholm.

BAS Brand Identity has created a playful and stylish profile for Restaurang Mynchen situated at the old München brewery in Stockholm.

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Spring Gardens center is state-of-the-art homeless shelter in Lewisham, Great Britain.

Spring Gardens center is state-of-the-art homeless shelter in Lewisham, Great Britain.

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3GATTI has designed a Automobile museum appears as an urban car exhibitor, driving up and parking the car at roof space, going down by foot along the internal building's ramp.

3GATTI has designed a Automobile museum appears as an urban car exhibitor, driving up and parking the car at roof space, going down by foot along the internal building's ramp.

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Almost invisible to the street, the sunken flagship store for Havaianas in Sao Paulo has an impressive interior space, filled with green and light, and havaianas of course. By Isay Weinfeld.

Almost invisible to the street, the sunken flagship store for Havaianas in Sao Paulo has an impressive interior space, filled with green and light, and havaianas of course. By Isay Weinfeld.

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From window to balcony at the push of a button! The Bloomframe designed by Hofman Dujardin Architects i wrote about 2.5 years ago is now in production! See the video!

FEATUREDFrom window to balcony at the push of a button! The Bloomframe designed by Hofman Dujardin Architects i wrote about 2.5 years ago is now in production! See the video!

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This concrete panels facade for an extension by Édouard François of the Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière in Paris, is based on a cast of an original Haussmann facade design.

This concrete panels facade for an extension by Édouard François of the Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière in Paris, is based on a cast of an original Haussmann facade design.

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The Sfera building in Kyoto has an unusual leaf-patterned facade that filters sunlight and creates a distinct leaf-patterned shadow into the interior of the building.

The Sfera building in Kyoto has an unusual leaf-patterned facade that filters sunlight and creates a distinct leaf-patterned shadow into the interior of the building.

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The austrian design company Memux created a concrete curtain working as a decorative room divider or facade decoration. An extraordinary look and a new context for this building material.

The austrian design company Memux created a concrete curtain working as a decorative room divider or facade decoration. An extraordinary look and a new context for this building material.

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