FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais Dunkirk / lacaton & vassal

Discover the new building of the Frac Nord- Pas de Calais in dunkirk. Close by to the beach and the North sea, This exceptional highlight of contemporary architecture, the latest creation of French architects Lacaton & Vassal, mixes two buildings: on one side is the past – an old shipyard,…

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AVA 55 Ninth / Solomon Cordwell Buenz

This 17-floor apartment tower, by developer Avalon Bay, now dubbed AVA. Located on 55 9th Street in the Mid-Market neighbourhood of San Francisco, California, this new high-rise residential building is a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom rentals open for occupancy as of March 2014. The design is a sleek tower of glass that appeals to a hip, urban crowd…

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Ferry Terminal Buildings Strömkajen / Marge Arkitekter

The new terminal buildings at Strömkajen in Stockholm, designed by Marge Arkitekter AB, was completed in 2013. Marge Arkitekter AB has created architecture with its own identity that simultaneously subordinates itself to the surrounding buildings. The idea was to create buildings with no back side, in a scale and with a design, more like a piece of furniture or a sculpture, than a traditional building…

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White Wolf Hotel / AND-RÉ

White Wolf Hotel by AND-RÉ is a series of buildings intimately related with the surrounding rich natural environment. The built architecture objects, profoundly integrated in the natural context, provide holistic and spiritual experiences of calm, intimacy, meditation and retreat…

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Óbidos Technological Park Central Building / Jorge Mealha Arquitecto

Óbidos Technological Park Central Building by Carcavelos-based architect Jorge Mealha, creating offices and a central plaza for a business incubator unit in a rural Portuguese technology park. It was designed in response to a brief of the competition held in 2010 that requested a central piazza providing a communal space for the centre’s inhabitants. Some parts of the topographic constructions are placed underground…

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Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge / Diba Tensile Architecture

The Tabiat pedestrian bridge by Iranian architecture firm Diba Tensile Architecture , located in north of Tehran, is the largest pedestrian bridge of Iran. This bridge is 270 meters long spanning over a major highway connecting two popular parks to each other. It is a 3 dimensional complex truss sitting on 3 tree shaped columns and includes of 3 levels…

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Wild Turkey Bourbon Visitor Center / De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

This 9,140-square-foot structure welcomes visitors to the 400-acre Wild Turkey Distillery. Designed by Louisville-based De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop, the building riffs on the iconic peaked-roof building form. Sited to minimize heat gain through the stained cedar rainscreen cladding, as well as to preserve the natural habitat of a population of, appropriately, wild turkeys, the building sits on a bluff overlooking the Kentucky River…

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Glacier Skywalk / Sturgess Architecture

Designed by Sturgess Architecture with Read Jones Christofferson Engineering, Golder Associates, SMP Engineering and PCL Construction, the Glacier Skywalk is part of an immersive experience which enables visitors to the Jasper National Park to learn about glaciology, geology and the ecosystem of the Columbia Icefield area. Glacier Skywalk is one of those engineering feats that takes your breath away—mostly because it places you 280 m (919 ft) above Jasper National Park’s (Canada) Sunwapta Valley…

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Knot House / Atelier Chang

London-based Atelier Chang took inspiration from knots to design five residential structures on Geoje Island, which feature walls that fold up from the ground and across into the living rooms. The resort, called Knot House, was built for South Korean hospitality group House of Mind, and its five buildings have been staggered diagonally down the slope. Knot House gives each space its own prime views of the water and the hilly landscape on the horizon while also maintaining privacy for the owners and their guests…

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