In the small coastal town of Ílhavo, what remains of the Manor Visconde de Almeida, a 17th century noble house,  ARX Portugal Arquitectosa has created a modern library. Part of the old façade remains, giving the library a classic side.

In the small coastal town of Ílhavo, what remains of the Manor Visconde de Almeida, a 17th century noble house, ARX Portugal Arquitectosa has created a modern library. Part of the old façade remains, giving the library a classic side.

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The importance of point of view. A fantastic and clever use of typography by Axel Peemoeller

The importance of point of view. A fantastic and clever use of typography by Axel Peemoeller

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California passed the first statewide green building code. What does it mean? Lower energy consumption, water savings and ecological materials. Way to go California!

California passed the first statewide green building code. What does it mean? Lower energy consumption, water savings and ecological materials. Way to go California!

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Various Architects unveiled the new design for the worlds largest mobile performance venue, with an inflatable hexagonal skin.

Various Architects unveiled the new design for the worlds largest mobile performance venue, with an inflatable hexagonal skin.

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The Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City. These light boxes were designed by Steven Holl.

The Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City. These light boxes were designed by Steven Holl.

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Sheppard Robson unveiled a new iconic building for London´s Southbank.

Sheppard Robson unveiled a new iconic building for London´s Southbank.

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10 Wackiest Buildings in the World.

10 Wackiest Buildings in the World.

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Woermann Tower in Palmas de Canaria, Spain. A colorful leaning tower by Abalos & Herreros.

Woermann Tower in Palmas de Canaria, Spain. A colorful leaning tower by Abalos & Herreros.

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Tivoli Concert Hall by 3XN, in Copenhagen, Denmark. A round building with a light skin.

Tivoli Concert Hall by 3XN, in Copenhagen, Denmark. A round building with a light skin.

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A simple but extraordinary observation deck in Villarica, south of Chile. By Rodrigo Sheward

A simple but extraordinary observation deck in Villarica, south of Chile. By Rodrigo Sheward

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The InterContinental Hotel in Century City, CA, now  showcasing the work of artist Kime Buzzelli on the  facade of the 17-story hotel using  video projections that can be seen as far away as Santa Monica. Terrific use of guerrilla marketing.

The InterContinental Hotel in Century City, CA, now showcasing the work of artist Kime Buzzelli on the facade of the 17-story hotel using video projections that can be seen as far away as Santa Monica. Terrific use of guerrilla marketing.

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I bet you can´t tell it´s a fire station by looking at this picture. Located in Mexico, by BGP and AT103, both choosen by Wallpaper as the hottest young architecture practices.

I bet you can´t tell it´s a fire station by looking at this picture. Located in Mexico, by BGP and AT103, both choosen by Wallpaper as the hottest young architecture practices.

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House at Lago Rupanco, by Beals Arquitectos in the chilean south forest.  It's made out of wood, painted black on the outside,  making  the house disappear into the forest.

House at Lago Rupanco, by Beals Arquitectos in the chilean south forest. It's made out of wood, painted black on the outside, making the house disappear into the forest.

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London had the Crystal Palace, Paris had the Eiffel Tower, and now the Zaragoza Expo 2008 features amazing pavillions by Zaha Hadid and the talented spanish architects. Photo tour at ArchDaily.

London had the Crystal Palace, Paris had the Eiffel Tower, and now the Zaragoza Expo 2008 features amazing pavillions by Zaha Hadid and the talented spanish architects. Photo tour at ArchDaily.

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Patricia Ready Art Gallery in Santiago, Chile. A joint work between Izquierdo Lehmann and Elton + Leniz Architects. Amazing light work on this concrete building.

Patricia Ready Art Gallery in Santiago, Chile. A joint work between Izquierdo Lehmann and Elton + Leniz Architects. Amazing light work on this concrete building.

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Remota Hotel in chilean Patagonia, by  German del Sol. Located on an amazing landscape, it blends with its surroundings through its materials and the green roof.

Remota Hotel in chilean Patagonia, by German del Sol. Located on an amazing landscape, it blends with its surroundings through its materials and the green roof.

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A buried building with a sheet of water as its only facade is the León municipal morgue by BAAS Arquitectos.

A buried building with a sheet of water as its only facade is the León municipal morgue by BAAS Arquitectos.

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A wood beach house by dRN Arquitectos in Maitencillo, Chile.

A wood beach house by dRN Arquitectos in Maitencillo, Chile.

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A three story slab built on top of the existing two story building and covered by a curtain of printed glass.  The Faculty of Math of the main University in Ljubljana, by Bevk Perovic.

A three story slab built on top of the existing two story building and covered by a curtain of printed glass. The Faculty of Math of the main University in Ljubljana, by Bevk Perovic.

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Wallpaper* just published their 2008 hottest young architecture practices.

Wallpaper* just published their 2008 hottest young architecture practices.

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Zaha Hadid´s project for the Middle East Centre in St Anthony´s college in Oxford was denied by the CABE, because of the heat it could produce in its interior. Boo.

Zaha Hadid´s project for the Middle East Centre in St Anthony´s college in Oxford was denied by the CABE, because of the heat it could produce in its interior. Boo.

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Amazing drawings and built work by architects Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis.

FEATUREDAmazing drawings and built work by architects Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis.

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Diane von Furstenberg HQ in New York, by Work Architecture Company. An amazing interior design, with over 3,000 Swaroski crystals hanging from the ceiling.

Diane von Furstenberg HQ in New York, by Work Architecture Company. An amazing interior design, with over 3,000 Swaroski crystals hanging from the ceiling.

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Amalia House by GRID Architects, in Austria. If you take a closer look, you´ll notice it´s wrapped on artificial grass.

Amalia House by GRID Architects, in Austria. If you take a closer look, you´ll notice it´s wrapped on artificial grass.

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Karin Widnäs's studio designed by Finnish architect Tuomo Siitonen. The house is on a hill in Fiskars, overlooking the Degersjö lake. The massive beams are made from spruce that fell in storms...

Karin Widnäs's studio designed by Finnish architect Tuomo Siitonen. The house is on a hill in Fiskars, overlooking the Degersjö lake. The massive beams are made from spruce that fell in storms...

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Great pictures of the Neue National Gallery by Mies van der Rohe in Berlin. Photos by Guillermo Hevia G.

Great pictures of the Neue National Gallery by Mies van der Rohe in Berlin. Photos by Guillermo Hevia G.

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Tetris apartments by Ofis arhitekti, totally look like a Tetris.

Tetris apartments by Ofis arhitekti, totally look like a Tetris.

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Project for the new Oslo Central Station by Spacegroup. A nice arched structure with a U-shaped crystal building. Great renderings by Luxigon.

Project for the new Oslo Central Station by Spacegroup. A nice arched structure with a U-shaped crystal building. Great renderings by Luxigon.

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The Turku Central Library designed by Finnish JKMM Architects looks like a Scandinavian library should look. Huge windows, light colors and materials typical to the area. But why the French, Pierre Paulin Orange Slice, chairs?

The Turku Central Library designed by Finnish JKMM Architects looks like a Scandinavian library should look. Huge windows, light colors and materials typical to the area. But why the French, Pierre Paulin Orange Slice, chairs?

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Convention Center in Tenerife, referring huge geometric rocks that house the programme functions. By AMP Arquitectos

Convention Center in Tenerife, referring huge geometric rocks that house the programme functions. By AMP Arquitectos

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The Ilopolis Bread Museum complex, incorporating the museum, a Baking Workshop, and a restored old Mill, by Brasil Arquitetura.

The Ilopolis Bread Museum complex, incorporating the museum, a Baking Workshop, and a restored old Mill, by Brasil Arquitetura.

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New restaurant in Belgrade, Serbia by Karim Rashid. Digital artwork made of RGB LED panels surround the bar.

New restaurant in Belgrade, Serbia by Karim Rashid. Digital artwork made of RGB LED panels surround the bar.

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A great rustic-modern aesthetic hotel designed by Heinz Legler in Mexico with amazing views to the ocean

A great rustic-modern aesthetic hotel designed by Heinz Legler in Mexico with amazing views to the ocean

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A perfect audio-visual interaction of orchestra and the sounds of the Audi R8.

A perfect audio-visual interaction of orchestra and the sounds of the Audi R8.

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Cool video of the Public Farm 1 @ PS1 in NY construction in stop motion.

Cool video of the Public Farm 1 @ PS1 in NY construction in stop motion.

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Church of Santa Monica in Madrid, Spain. Designed by Vicens + Ramos #10023

Church of Santa Monica in Madrid, Spain. Designed by Vicens + Ramos #10023

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Refurbishment of an old colonial house in chilean countryside, by Benjamín Murua and Constanza Infante. I´d love to spend the summertime in that house looking at the landscape.

Refurbishment of an old colonial house in chilean countryside, by Benjamín Murua and Constanza Infante. I´d love to spend the summertime in that house looking at the landscape.

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Club house for a suburban community in Beijing, by MAD.

Club house for a suburban community in Beijing, by MAD.

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The Svalbard Science Center in Norway may look like a spaceship,  but actually its folded edges protect windows and doors from snow. By JVA.

The Svalbard Science Center in Norway may look like a spaceship, but actually its folded edges protect windows and doors from snow. By JVA.

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Impressive storm sewer system in Saitama, Japan.

Impressive storm sewer system in Saitama, Japan.

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Juan Herreros competition entry for the new complementary buildings for the CEA Cadarche research center in France.

Juan Herreros competition entry for the new complementary buildings for the CEA Cadarche research center in France.

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Richmond Place, a delicate brick work by Boyd Cody Architects.

Richmond Place, a delicate brick work by Boyd Cody Architects.

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Norway´s new ministry of defense looks amazing. I've never seen a government building like this. By JVA.

Norway´s new ministry of defense looks amazing. I've never seen a government building like this. By JVA.

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Shibam, a town in Hadramawt, Yemen, is considered to have the world’s oldest skyscrapers.

Shibam, a town in Hadramawt, Yemen, is considered to have the world’s oldest skyscrapers.

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YAMoPo 2008: Following MoPo 2008, a ranking of the most popular architecture blogs, here comes Yet Another MoPo, that integrates architecture related sites such as NotCot.

YAMoPo 2008: Following MoPo 2008, a ranking of the most popular architecture blogs, here comes Yet Another MoPo, that integrates architecture related sites such as NotCot.

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