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You Can't Sail a Ship on the CDSea



Designer Bruce Munro has created an installation titled DCSea in Long Knoll, Wiltshire in the United Kingdom formed by 600,000 used CDs. The vast numbers of CDs were generously donated by the public after Munro advertised his desire for their used and unwanted ones. The "sea" is also diagonally bisected by a sharply winding grassy path.…



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Added by Springer on June 30, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

BATUMI AQUARIUM

Henning Larsen Architects have won the competition for the Batumi Aquarium located in Batumi, Republic of Georgia. The elegant form of the architecture was derived from the pebbles found abundantly on Batumi Beach that are smoothed over time by the ocean waves. It has a very real, albeit obvious, reference to its geographical context.…

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Added by Tyson on June 30, 2010 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

The Nanhe River Landscape Bridge



With Weidlinger Associates Inc., WXY Studio won the design competition for the Chengdu Xinjin Urban & Rural Development Investment Company Limited (URDI) in Xinjin County, China. The Nanhe River Landscape Bridge is a beautiful pair of red ribbons that are designed to… Continue

Added by Springer on June 29, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Architecture of Density

Michael Wolf has produced this series of architectural images that seem to invoke the suffocation of unbridled urban density. Although we tend to think of suburban sprawl as an endless monotony of meaningless repetitive elements, Wolf seems to portray dense development in a potentially similar light. A good reminder that extremes on either end of the architectural spectrum are similarly…

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Added by Tyson on June 28, 2010 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

City Respiration Skyscraper



Designed by Czech architects Pavlína Doležalová and Jan Smékal, the spiky, spiraling skyscraper is covered with algae and is designed to clean polluted city air. The "City Respiration… Continue

Added by Springer on June 28, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

SO-IL's Pole Dance



New York firm Solid Objectives – Idenburg Liu present a new urban landscape outside the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Centre in New York. On view June 27th through September, Pole Dance is a 16×16 foot grid of 30 foot high poles connected by… Continue

Added by Springer on June 25, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre



Designed by Peter Rich Architects in collaboration with John Ochsendorf from MIT and Michael Ramage, Univ. of Cambridge, the Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre is located at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers, on South Africa's… Continue

Added by Springer on June 24, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Sumika Pavilion



I'm a huge fan of taking a moment to find serenity in nature - even if I'm just in my own garden or under the shade of a single tree. And so I have a soft spot for architecture that invites a similar feeling, which is why I love the Sumika Pavilion by Toyo Ito.



Completed in 2007, the pavilion… Continue

Added by Springer on June 24, 2010 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Square With Four Circles



Sounds straightforward. But it is only if you are. If you aren't looking at this installation by Swiss artist Felice Varini head-on, it's broken from a concise gestalt into warped fragments.









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Added by Springer on June 23, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

"All Muscle Without Cloth"



That's how architect Jaques Herzog describes Miami Beach - and the new sculptural parking facility at 1111 Lincoln Road designed by his Swiss firm, Herzog & de Meuron, in collaboration with Miami-base architects… Continue

Added by Springer on June 23, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Automobile Museum

An architecture that is both a museum and a parking garage. I must say that if our parking garages were integrated more like this project by 3GATTI Architecture Studio, then our cities would be in much better shape. You drive up to the roof then walk down through the museum, giving the user both a fast and slow experience of the exhibits. This very much reflects the everyday…

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Added by Tyson on June 23, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Solar Panel Meets Ceramic Roof Tile



Simple, yet smart. Area Industrie Ceramiche makes a roof tile called a Tegolasolare. It looks like a roof tile, it is installed like an ordinary roof tile, and it's made out of ceramic like a regular roof tile. However, unlike a regular roof tile, a solar power panel comprising four photovoltaic cells is installed on it. The… Continue

Added by Springer on June 22, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Chocolate Museum - Rojkind Arquitectos

Nestle commissioned the design and construction of this red tunnel to showcase its existing chocolate production factory in Mexico City. Aside from its brilliant colors and sharp geometric shapes, the architecture finds space to accommodate guests and houses a theater where they can learn more about the history and production of Nestle's Chocolates. …



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Added by Tyson on June 21, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Active House in Denmark



Designed by Aart Architects, this Active House in Lystrup, Denmark is one of eight prototypes being built across Europe by the Danish window company Velfac. A test family is to occupy each of the homes for a year while the building's performance is monitored.



The Active House is… Continue

Added by Springer on June 21, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Frog Queen by Splitterwerk

An interesting architectural concept by Splitterwerk, the Frog Queen is essentially a physical manifestation of the digital world in which we live. I wonder if the world will become exponentially pixelated as we move further into the digital age, but I digress. While on its exterior, this architecture seems to be succumbing to the modern age of technology, its interior provides a quite…

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Added by Tyson on June 18, 2010 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Taipei Performing Arts Center

The Taipei Performing Arts Center is a brilliant design by B+H Architects. This architecture is an excellent example of how structure and skin relate to each other. The skin is derived from actual sound waves transposed into three dimensional form, but also reacts to the buildings structure without being subordinate to it. This organic shell stands out from its urban fabric and provides a pivotal destination…

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Added by Tyson on June 18, 2010 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Mensa Schulzentrum Leonberg



Mensa Leonberg is a cafeteria shared by two neighboring schools in downtown Leonberg, Germany. Designed by SOMAA in collaboration with Guido Dongus, the building consists of three circular forms fused together into one undulating shape. The distinction between… Continue

Added by Springer on June 18, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Boston Institute of Contemporary Art

Another brilliant piece of work by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. This piece really compels the user to interact with its surroundings by both accentuating the views of the water and the urban landscape that surrounds it. This architecture also seems to defy gravity with an impossible cantilever of the upper floor, which provides a grand entry for the building. Most of all, it is amazing that such a…

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Added by Tyson on June 17, 2010 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

That's Not a Plane Crash, That's My House



Not only is it a home, it's recycling on a grand scale.



Architect David Hertz was commissioned to build a home on a site in Malibu that used to belong to eccentric designer Tony Duquette. Duquette developed over 21 unique structures on the site incorporating found objects from all… Continue

Added by Springer on June 17, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Cape Town Soccer Stadium, South Africa

Cape Town Stadium, South Africa

Cape Town Stadium, South Africa



  • The Cape Town Stadium is a stadium is a world class stadium. It is located in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • This Stadium has been specially constructed for the FIFA World Cup 2010. Another stadium existed on the same site…
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Added by Jack Bid on June 17, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

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