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Theatre Agora / UNStudio

With the Agora Theatre, UN Studio have completed one of the first buildings within West 8’s new central plan for Lelystad. The architects have designed a multi-coloured light crystal with a complexly folded exterior envelope that incorporates the fly tower...
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Sumatrakontor in HafenCity / Erick van Egeraat

At Hamburg Hafencity the brand new ‘Sumatrakontor’ by Dutch Architect Erick van Egeraat was officially opened. The 37,000 m² 10-story multifunctional building houses a variety of inner-urban functions such as a five-star hotel, offices and...
© Joao Morgado

Platform of Arts and Creativity / Pitagoras Arquitectos

Pitagoras Arquitectos have designed a Platform of Arts And Creativity at the Jose de Guimarães International Centre for the Arts in Guimarães, Portugal. Located on a square the grounds of the old municipal market, the building stands in a privileged and very central location with excellent access, very close to the historic center...
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners

Sayama Forest Chapel / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP

On the boundary between the forest and cemetery Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP designed a tree shrouded chapel for offering prayer to the forest. They created a plan for the Chapel on a triangular plot of ground and surrounded it with trees through which the visitor has a glimpse of the deep forest beyond. The upper edges of the walls tilt inward to avoid tree branches and the two main pillars lean toward each other like praying hands to form a gassho‐style roof...
M4 Fővám Station - © Tamás Bujnovszky

M4 Fővám & Gellért – Twin Stations / sporaarchitects

These two metro stations are part of the most important infrastructure project currently in Budapest, the M4 metro line. The original idea of the line was invented by the engineers in the 1980’s, about 30 years ago. It was a metro line designed according the thinking of that decade...
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The BMW 2012 Olympic Park Pavilion / Serie Architects

When Award-Winning Design Meets BMW for the London 2012 Olympic Park Pavilion, you get a stunning mirage of vehicles on display inside of a spectacular structure.To kick off the 2012 Olympics, BMW unveils their London 2012 Olympic Park Pavilion with several new MINI and BMW cars for visitors to view including the new BMW i8 and i3 Concepts...
© Peter Bennetts

Tower House / Andrew Maynard Architects

Tower House is anti-monolith. Tower House is a village externally and a home internally. The clients, S+P, and their twin sons asked for a home "for community, art and nature to come together". Andrew Maynard designed them a village. Inserted deftly into a suburban streetscape, the playful additions and alterations of the Tower House are a surprisingly comfortable and delightful fit...
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Torus House / N Maeda Atelier

See-through walls of glass and perforated steel at this house in Saitama, Japan, by architecture studio N Maeda Atelier. "The upper unit presents a sharp contrast to the open, transparent lower layer, with its weighty, massive appearance almost like a heavily-armed tank defending the rather indoorsy life of the client's family," says N Maeda Atelier...
© William Watt

Cabin 2 / Maddison Architects

Cabin 2 By Maddison Architects, Extending an existing 1960s log cabin, the new architecture is informed by and embedded into the landscape via the folding roof that reiterates the topography. This acts as a new type of landform continuous of the prevailing wind forces shaping the surrounding contorted Moonah trees, while the internal volume directly references the roof...
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Pound Ridge House / Kieran Timberlake Architects

Pound Ridge house Set within a heavily wooded and rocky Pound Ridge hillside, this residence comprises 5,250 gross square feet over two levels of living space. Designed as three shifting volumes that gently respond to the site’s natural slopes and plateaus, the structure includes a lower garage and entry level anchored in stone to a flat portion of the hillside,..
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Outside In House / Takeshi Hosaka Architects

The project was launched when I was commissioned to enlarge a house for a couple in their 30's and their three daughters living in Yamanashi Prefecture.On my first visit there, I found the houses of one story and two stories both stand close together but...
© Nic Bailey

Glass Loggia House / Allen Jack+Cottier Architects

Allen Jack+Cottier, Belinda Koopman and Vladimir Sitta collaborated to transform the dark rear living spaces and run down garden of a grand two storey High Victorian style residence in Sydney’s inner west...
© Joakim Blockstrom

Cabinet in the window for Tod’s / nendo

Window displays for the Tod's shops at the Galleria and on the Via Spiga in Milan, shown only during this year's Salone. At its heart, the Salone is a furniture fair, so we created each vitrine as one piece of furniture...
© Jeroen Musch

Book Mountain in Rotterdam / MVRDV

Dutch architecture studio MVRDV have just completed a new 9,300 square metre library in Spijkenisse, a small city close to Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Under a glass ceiling, the building features a striking volume of shelves, a true "book mountain". The book platforms are connected via wide stairs and together form a continuous route to the peak, which features a café...
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Guilhermes Home Studio / Studio Guilherme Torres

Architect Guilherme Torres was attracted to its compact size and decided to bring some modern changes to this once vacant space in Sao Paulo, Brazil.This house is an original construction of the 40s...
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ARK BookTower / Rintala Eggertsson Architects

As we are reaching the end of the first decade of the 21 century, we are witnessing the consequences of human domination on the globe. Global warming, food crisis and collapse of unhealthy economical structures are some examples. At the same time, estimated 500 species of living creatures vanish Slowly, people are waking up to the reality...
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The National Hotel Interior / Breathe Architecture

Breathe Architecture has succeeded in defining the parameters of ‘industrial chic’ with a refurbishment that is dynamic in its raw material palette, while being practical and resourceful in its approach to design. Located in the Chinese quarter of Melbourne’s Victoria Street, The National Hotel has been re-imagined for the present-day and stands unpretentiously robust and utilitarian...
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Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel Iceland / Minarc Architect

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel Designed by Minarc, this piece of architecture is built using a prefab “panelized building system” with furniture created from local natural and recycled materials. This is more than a hotel, it is an experience and its facilities and location make it the perfect choice for a single-centre short break whether you are looking for adventure, relaxation or a combination of both...
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25hours Hotel Zürich West / Alfredo Häberli Design Development

Part of Hard Turm Park, a mixed-use landmark project in the area, the hotel features 126 guestrooms in four categories – ranked according to size and configuration – and one suite, all designed by Alfredo Häberli. Modern and clean, with a bit of retro blended in, the rooms have a welcoming feel and are equipped with the very latest in tech innovations such as an Ihome dock, flat screen TV and free wireless internet access...
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Les Haras Hotel – Strasbourg / Jouin Manku

Les Haras Hotel - Strasbourg, A universe faithful to the spirit of the site, decorated by the celebrated Jouin-Manku design agency. A magical, secret place, built in the mid-XVIIth century at the boundary of the Petite France district in the buildings of the previous Strasbourg National Stud Farm, which was classified as a historic monument in 1922 and renovated by architects Denu et Paradon...
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Hotel Aire de Bardenas / Emiliano López Monica Rivera Arquitectos

The Hotel Aire de Bardenas, López and Mónica Rivera and located in Navarre, Spain, consists of a series of blocks in the Bardenas national park. The rooms have huge glass windows with views of the horizon that highlight the feeling of isolation and solitude in this esoteric ho In the same vein, the Graft Lab Bird Island Project consists of a series of living spaces in the forests of Kuala Lumpur with zero environmental impact...
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Magdas Hotel / AllesWirdGut Architektur

A defiant new concept in the hotel industry, the magdas Hotel by Alleswirdgut architects provides 78 elegant hotel rooms for travelers in Vienna whilst also offering shelter for young refugees who have been forced out of their own countries by war, famine or persecution. 25 young people who came to Austria without their parents as refugees have been living in residential units within the hotel since November 2014. For them, the hotel is a temporary place to stay, and for some, it is also a workplace because most of the staff at the hotel are refugees...
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Lamzac® the original / Fatboy

Lamzac® Hangout is all about creating comfort with a single flick of the wrist. It’s both fun and easy to inflate. Just swing the lightweight bag through the air to create a full size lounge chair. When you’re done lounging easily deflate the bag and roll it up to fit the small carrying bag. Easy does it...
© Eiler Forsius

Pally stool for kids / Laura Väinölä

Designer Laura Vainola has created colorful and creative chair that bring back us to childhood. Called Pally Chair it’s made of pegs and a holder...
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Palisade Collection / Jess Sorel for Nemschoff

The Palisade furniture collection, elegant and functional design. It was created to offer the guests of patients the highest possible degree of comfort in a limited space. Research has shown that the proximity of family members has a positive effect on the recovery process of the patient. The collection includes a comfortable sofa with side shelf and end table and an ergonomic work chair with a corresponding desk...
© Sofie Brünner

Blush lounge chair / Sofie Brünner

BLUSH is a unique lounge chair that aims at stimulating the senses. Working from the concept of haptic design (design that stimulate the sense of touch), BLUSH has a contrasting and playful appearance that invites the user to explore the materials, construction and comfortability...
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Tip Ton Chair / Barber Osgerby for Vitra

Tip Ton is a chair designed by London’s Barber & Osgerby for Vitra that converges sustainability and ergonomics into a new chair typology. this simple design redefines the plastic chair both visually and functionally...
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Hexx Table Lamp / Diesel Living with Foscarini

This lamp is part of Foscarini's latest collaboration with Diesel Living. Designed by the Diesel Creative Team and produced by Foscarini, Foscarini's partnership with Diesel, now going into its fifth year, has evolved tremendously - with products spanning a wide range of materials, innovative lighting techniques, and forms...
© Brad Stebbing

Samba Pendant Light / Brad Stebbing for HIVE

Brad Stebbing launches a new lighting collection with Kenneth Cobonpue’s HIVE. Samba is a new pendant light from Sydney designer Brad Stebbing for Kenneth Cobonpue’s lighting and accessories brand, HIVE. Since winning the Ke-Zu/HIVE lighting design competition in 2008, Stebbing has been working with Cobonpue’s Philippines-based design company...

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Petersen Automotive Museum / Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

The Petersen Automotive Museum​ reopened to the public on December 7, 2015. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, the new exterior wraps the museum with ribbons of stainless steel that evoke motion, speed and the lines of a bespoke automobile. At night, the color and steel forms will be lit with LEDs from within to accentuate the sculptural facade of the building...
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South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) / Woods Bagot

The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) is a world class research facility, accommodating up to 675 researchers from South Australia, Australia and beyond. Cutting edge architecture by Woods Bagot, including an innovative facade design, provides approximately 25,000 square metres of space in an iconic and sculptural form in the heart of Adelaide’s new medical and health precinct west of the city...
© Sam Noonan

Tree Top Studio / Max Pritchard Architect

The architect Max Pritchard created a personal studio for his practice in Australia with an interesting timber structure. The two-level timber tower is a mere four metres in diameter, but it serves its purpose well. Nestled in amongst the treetops it is accessible from the house by a timber walkway and is striking for its rationalised simplicity and bold sculptural form...
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Casa Vila Matilde / TERRA E TUMA arquitetos associados

Casa Vila Matilde is the newly-refurbished home of Dalvina “Dalva” Borges Ramos, a 74-year-old house maid in the outskirts of São Paulo, Brazil. Ms. Dalva. She had few possessions and was living in a house with structural and sanitary problems. A man in Brazil approached TERRA E TUMA arquitetos associados to rebuild his mother's dilapidated house. The House was rebuilt using standard concrete blocks and decorated with plenty of trees and plants...
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Elegant and Detailed Paper Art / Yulia Brodskaya

Yulia Brodskaya is a well rounded artist that started exploring with using paper in unique ways. She discovered the technique that she later realized is called quilling. By using the technique of quilling, Yulia creates inspiring artworks with extensive detail. She expresses her fascination with paper and her exploration of finding her way of working with paper...
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Drawing Studio – Arts University Bournemouth / CRAB studio

The London practice of Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham – CRAB Studio, has designed this curvilinear pavilion with a blue-colored prefabricated steel skin. Two curving skylights, long low openings, and a glazed entrance door give the drawing classrooms a carefully studied dose of natural lighting. Separated from the metal casing, the interior space is molded with glass-reinforced plaster and its continuous undulating surfaces are white...
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Fan Lamps / Mema Designs

Johannesburg-based studio Mema Designs has been hard at work in producing its latest range of high-quality lighting products. The standout design of the Ukhamba collection is the delicate yet robust Fan Lamp. The material has dynamic reflective characteristics which give the piece a weightless, veil like quality...
© Tadeas Podracky

Bronze Collection – Umbrella table & stool / Tadeas Podracky

Tadeas Podracky, a young Czech creative, researches different techniques from around the world. The beautiful design from Podracky is the ‘umbrella table & stool’. He explored traditional crafts from the Yuhang region of China, famous for it’s bamboo and bronze items. Using Bronze and an oil-paper umbrella, which was disassembled and reconstructed to create the table and stool...
© Adrien Barakat

JTI Headquarters / SOM – Skidmore Owings & Merrill

The building, which further anchors the company and its thousand employees in the city center, offers a fresh perspective on Geneva's urban landscape. Designed by the London office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Inc. (SOM), known notably for the One World Trade Center in New York and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the building was designed to blend seamlessly into the surrounding landscape...
© Andrew Rowatt

SFC Bridge / FIRM AD

The SFC Bridge, A public art and infrastructural collaboration with Marman and Borins. Toronto, ON 2015. Aluminum panels and curtain wall on steel structure, with painted mural interior. demonstrates how creative collaborations can bring playful and unprecedented experiences to urban infrastructure. Officially completed in February, 2015, the project combines public art and architecture to transform a pedestrian access point into a striking landmark...
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Barangaroo Reserve / PWP Landscape Architecture

Barangaroo Reserve is a new public park built from site-extracted sandstone, restoring the historical headland foreshore that has been inaccessible to the public in more than a century. Led by PWP Landscape Architecture and local Australian landscape architects, JPW, the lightng designers at Webb drew inspiraton from the area’s rich and colourful maritme history,...
© Peter Clarke

The Kettle Black Cafe / Studio You Me

Designed by Studio You Me, the Kettle Black Cafe in Melbourne is a minimalist spot. the space almost creates it’s own new genre of venue. The interior palette was carefully curated with warm finishes of soft oak timbers and polished concrete, with furnishings from DesignByThem, Matte black steel accessories provide a sharp contrast to the light interior, while green accents add a light, playful touch...