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 The Ar de Rio Bar Esplanade in Portugal features an interesting vibrating hexagonal skin. Designed by  Guedes + DeCampos, the building frames a perfect view over the water. *tricky

The Ar de Rio Bar Esplanade in Portugal features an interesting vibrating hexagonal skin. Designed by Guedes + DeCampos, the building frames a perfect view over the water.

#20028
Interesting combination of opaque/transparent volumes for this modern house  a few blocks away from the ‘hip’ strip of Sawtelle Blvd. in Los Angeles.  By Studio 0.10 *tricky

Interesting combination of opaque/transparent volumes for this modern house a few blocks away from the ‘hip’ strip of Sawtelle Blvd. in Los Angeles. By Studio 0.10

#19952
Skene Catling de la Peña  have converted a former Dairy to a five-bedroom house with a small pool. During day it looks like a solid box, revealing its transparency during nights. *tricky

Skene Catling de la Peña have converted a former Dairy to a five-bedroom house with a small pool. During day it looks like a solid box, revealing its transparency during nights.

#19945
Deck House by Felipe Assadi, a wooden folded plane encloses a simple house, but with one of the best terraces i´ve seen, the perfect platform for a pool in front of the landscape. *tricky

Deck House by Felipe Assadi, a wooden folded plane encloses a simple house, but with one of the best terraces i´ve seen, the perfect platform for a pool in front of the landscape.

#19907
Good House by Preston Scott Cohen.  A restored and re-erected Dutch barn frame is contained in this house like a guitar in its case. *tricky

Good House by Preston Scott Cohen. A restored and re-erected Dutch barn frame is contained in this house like a guitar in its case.

#19905
All white minimal interiors for the Esplanada Studio by mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao. I love the section of this studio. Photos by Iwan Baan. *tricky

All white minimal interiors for the Esplanada Studio by mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao. I love the section of this studio. Photos by Iwan Baan.

#19870
X Architekten designed this house extension using a corten skin, which blends with the surrounding garden during time. *tricky

X Architekten designed this house extension using a corten skin, which blends with the surrounding garden during time.

#19862
Breuillots House by Bernard Quirot & Olivier Vichard, a house for a grandma who takes care of her daugther´s kids every day. A mix of traditional building techniques and modern materials, resulting on sleek interior spaces. *tricky

Breuillots House by Bernard Quirot & Olivier Vichard, a house for a grandma who takes care of her daugther´s kids every day. A mix of traditional building techniques and modern materials, resulting on sleek interior spaces.

#19849
A colorful skin with warm materials on both the inside and outside, creates a good ambient for learning at the International School in Oslo, by JVA. *tricky

A colorful skin with warm materials on both the inside and outside, creates a good ambient for learning at the International School in Oslo, by JVA.

#19807
The new headquarters for Telefonica in Madrid feature an interesting glass skin, which acts a brise soleil to protect the buildings from the sun. By Rafael de La-Hoz. *tricky

The new headquarters for Telefonica in Madrid feature an interesting glass skin, which acts a brise soleil to protect the buildings from the sun. By Rafael de La-Hoz.

#19796
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The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center adds a new 32,800sf campus nexus for Parsons The New School for Design. The project designed by  Lyn Rice Architects, integrates the new campus with the urban context of busy Manhattan. *tricky

The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center adds a new 32,800sf campus nexus for Parsons The New School for Design. The project designed by Lyn Rice Architects, integrates the new campus with the urban context of busy Manhattan.

#19773
Huffy Projects designed a new Andy´s Frozen Custard franchise restaurant, incorporating passive strategies for  energy saving, use of recycled materials and water reuse.  Result is a transparent lamp at night. *tricky

Huffy Projects designed a new Andy´s Frozen Custard franchise restaurant, incorporating passive strategies for energy saving, use of recycled materials and water reuse. Result is a transparent lamp at night.

#19746
FRENTE´s villa for ORDOS 100 is my favorite so far.  The main space of the villa is located on the basement, perforated by a central patio for family gathering. A private volume floats above, isolated but with a panoramic view. *tricky

FRENTE´s villa for ORDOS 100 is my favorite so far. The main space of the villa is located on the basement, perforated by a central patio for family gathering. A private volume floats above, isolated but with a panoramic view.

#19689
Danish architects PLOT designed this cool youth center, converting a run down factory into a base camp. This answers the question "How do you create something that even street kids would find cool?" *tricky

Danish architects PLOT designed this cool youth center, converting a run down factory into a base camp. This answers the question "How do you create something that even street kids would find cool?"

#19682
Canadian architects GH3 remodelated an old 1970´s house, featuring  a very cool round stair, for your porn stair pleasure. *tricky

Canadian architects GH3 remodelated an old 1970´s house, featuring a very cool round stair, for your porn stair pleasure.

#19681
Dutch architects VMX designed a round building for the new Hilton Hotel in Ordos, in the middle of the Mongolian desert. *tricky

Dutch architects VMX designed a round building for the new Hilton Hotel in Ordos, in the middle of the Mongolian desert.

#19503
An impressive wooden structure for the Bird Watch Tower in Graswarder, Heiligenhafen. Designed by GMP Architekten. *tricky

An impressive wooden structure for the Bird Watch Tower in Graswarder, Heiligenhafen. Designed by GMP Architekten.

#19490
Bureau B+O designed this retro-classical house, that blends with the urban context of Hoogeveen in the Netherlands. *tricky

Bureau B+O designed this retro-classical house, that blends with the urban context of Hoogeveen in the Netherlands.

#19481
The RATP Bus Center in Thiais, France features a nice round border as the building falls to the ground. By ECDM. *tricky

The RATP Bus Center in Thiais, France features a nice round border as the building falls to the ground. By ECDM.

#19477
The stylish  Tierra Atacama Hotel is an oasis in the middle of the most dry desert of the world, using local materials to create an architecture that blends with the landscape. *tricky

The stylish Tierra Atacama Hotel is an oasis in the middle of the most dry desert of the world, using local materials to create an architecture that blends with the landscape.

#19459
Architecture of fear, Architecture of war. Different views on how architecture has served to war and fear techniques during history, with some photos from  Architecture of Authority by Richard Ross. *tricky

Architecture of fear, Architecture of war. Different views on how architecture has served to war and fear techniques during history, with some photos from Architecture of Authority by Richard Ross.

#19404
A very delicate work by Tezuka Architects.  The house is located at the bottom of a hill in Japan, and it allows the slope to continue through the interior thanks to its openness. *tricky

A very delicate work by Tezuka Architects. The house is located at the bottom of a hill in Japan, and it allows the slope to continue through the interior thanks to its openness.

#19401
A pavillion by  Canadian Saucier + Perrotte architectes uses simple materials to integrate through transparency with the surroundings at the First Nations Garden in Montreal. *tricky

A pavillion by Canadian Saucier + Perrotte architectes uses simple materials to integrate through transparency with the surroundings at the First Nations Garden in Montreal.

#19360
Another impressive house by dutch architect Paul de Ruiter. To create openness and lightness, the house is entirely oriented to a secluded garden.  It has the most impressive bathroom ever! *tricky

Another impressive house by dutch architect Paul de Ruiter. To create openness and lightness, the house is entirely oriented to a secluded garden. It has the most impressive bathroom ever!

#19301
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The recently inagurated Peace Peres House in Tel Aviv, designed by Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas.  A big open space with a layered skin creates a peaceful atmosphere. *tricky

The recently inagurated Peace Peres House in Tel Aviv, designed by Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas. A big open space with a layered skin creates a peaceful atmosphere.

#19298
Another stunning library in Colombia, part of their cultural plan. The Villanueva Public Library features an impressive stone wall. *tricky

Another stunning library in Colombia, part of their cultural plan. The Villanueva Public Library features an impressive stone wall.

#19262
Danish architects JAJA revealed their new proposal for an office and shop complex in Sandnes - Norway. The building is named after an ancient Viking Ship, which was called worm Lange. *tricky

Danish architects JAJA revealed their new proposal for an office and shop complex in Sandnes - Norway. The building is named after an ancient Viking Ship, which was called worm Lange.

#19219
3XN just won the international competition for the new Randers Museum of Art in Denmark. A red sinuous roof becomes the wall at some points, perfectly set over the landscape. *tricky

3XN just won the international competition for the new Randers Museum of Art in Denmark. A red sinuous roof becomes the wall at some points, perfectly set over the landscape.

#19201
Stair porn at the Public Records  Office in Liestal, Switzerland, by local architects EM2N. *tricky

Stair porn at the Public Records Office in Liestal, Switzerland, by local architects EM2N.

#19197
Stylish renovation of a slim 19th century house in Oporto, by Portuguese architects Ezzo.

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Stylish renovation of a slim 19th century house in Oporto, by Portuguese architects Ezzo.

#19184
Spaladium Center in Split, Croatia. A  handball arena for 12,000 spectators, which also includes a wellness center, a sky bar and an exclusive restaurant on the top floor overlooking the city.
*tricky

Spaladium Center in Split, Croatia. A handball arena for 12,000 spectators, which also includes a wellness center, a sky bar and an exclusive restaurant on the top floor overlooking the city.

#19181
Iwan Baan photographed the Ningbo Historic Museum in China. The exterior may look harsh, but it´s an incredible stone work. *tricky

Iwan Baan photographed the Ningbo Historic Museum in China. The exterior may look harsh, but it´s an incredible stone work.

#19176
ORDOS 100 villa by japanese architects Atelier Bow-Wow. A series of arches create an inner patio, with an open-plan distribution around it. *tricky

ORDOS 100 villa by japanese architects Atelier Bow-Wow. A series of arches create an inner patio, with an open-plan distribution around it.

#19142
NRJA: Reel for Latvian office No Rules Just Architecture, one of the 101 hottest architecture practices by Wallpaper. Cool video. *tricky

NRJA: Reel for Latvian office No Rules Just Architecture, one of the 101 hottest architecture practices by Wallpaper. Cool video.

#19088
Danfoss Universe is a science park in Denmark, embedded in the agricultural lands, contrasting by its weird excavated form. By Jurgen Mayer. *tricky

Danfoss Universe is a science park in Denmark, embedded in the agricultural lands, contrasting by its weird excavated form. By Jurgen Mayer.

#19085
COOP Himmelblau just won the competition for the new headquarters of the China Insurance Group. An orthogonal building, with a sinuous skin. *tricky

COOP Himmelblau just won the competition for the new headquarters of the China Insurance Group. An orthogonal building, with a sinuous skin.

#19072
The old walls of a barn in the middle of the Latvian countryside serve as a shelter to a new contemporary house, creating a new comfy interior in the middle of the openness. One of my favorite houses so far. *tricky

The old walls of a barn in the middle of the Latvian countryside serve as a shelter to a new contemporary house, creating a new comfy interior in the middle of the openness. One of my favorite houses so far.

#19067
NY based architects Gage Clemenceau designed this complex heart for Valentine´s over at Times Square. A 10 foot tall landmark to celebrate the luvv. *tricky

NY based architects Gage Clemenceau designed this complex heart for Valentine´s over at Times Square. A 10 foot tall landmark to celebrate the luvv.

#19009
ORDOS 100 villa by mexican architects at103. The villa is a series of 5 interconnected boxes, each one as an independent house (work, guests, family, parents, kids), unified by a common basement with the public areas. *tricky

ORDOS 100 villa by mexican architects at103. The villa is a series of 5 interconnected boxes, each one as an independent house (work, guests, family, parents, kids), unified by a common basement with the public areas.

#18954
Casa Tuscania in the El Salvador woods. A concrete house with a great transparency, fully integrated with its surrounding. *tricky

Casa Tuscania in the El Salvador woods. A concrete house with a great transparency, fully integrated with its surrounding.

#18938
El Surazo, a surfers lodge in one of the best surfing spots in South America. A simple construction, with simple materials, but on a prime location. Its name comes from the strong winds from the south. *tricky

El Surazo, a surfers lodge in one of the best surfing spots in South America. A simple construction, with simple materials, but on a prime location. Its name comes from the strong winds from the south.

#18934
The new Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland has one of the most astonishing interiors, a fest of natural light entering through the wooden skin. *tricky

The new Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland has one of the most astonishing interiors, a fest of natural light entering through the wooden skin.

#18907
The Wyly Theatre in Dallas is almost finished, and soon the home of Dallas Theater Center (DTC), recognized as one of the country’s few innovative theater companies located outside the triumvirate of New York, Chicago and Seattle. *tricky

The Wyly Theatre in Dallas is almost finished, and soon the home of Dallas Theater Center (DTC), recognized as one of the country’s few innovative theater companies located outside the triumvirate of New York, Chicago and Seattle.

#18894
A stylish wooden 'loft barn' for the Hamptons by NY based architects L.E.FT *tricky

A stylish wooden 'loft barn' for the Hamptons by NY based architects L.E.FT

#18893
Interview with Joshua Prince-Ramus, selected as one of the 20 most promising architects by ICON Magazine, with  projects such as the Seattle Public Library, the Guggenheim Hermitage in Las Vegas and the new Willy Theater in Dallas. *tricky

Interview with Joshua Prince-Ramus, selected as one of the 20 most promising architects by ICON Magazine, with projects such as the Seattle Public Library, the Guggenheim Hermitage in Las Vegas and the new Willy Theater in Dallas.

#18881
The Seattle Public Library is by far my favorite building ever. It´s not just the materials, the lights or the furniture... it´s how a traditional library becomes more than just a mere shelve for books, but a public space around knowledge. *tricky

The Seattle Public Library is by far my favorite building ever. It´s not just the materials, the lights or the furniture... it´s how a traditional library becomes more than just a mere shelve for books, but a public space around knowledge.

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