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O-14 Tower Dubai

While I believe the main purpose of a tower is to be tall, I must admit that building facades for these types of structures are in dire need of some imagination and creativity. What makes this facade by Reiser + Umemoto Architecture particularly interesting is that it dispenses with the vertical…

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Added by Tyson on March 15, 2011 at 1:44pm — 2 Comments

Hanoi Museum

This brilliant museum makes a not-so-subtle point that every architect needs to confront at some point. Sometimes you just need to flip architecture on it's head to make sense of it. While this project by GMP Architekten is the most literal iteration of…

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Added by Tyson on March 14, 2011 at 9:52pm — 6 Comments

Bangalore International Convention Centre

I think there are many out there that think of architecture like a compartment. We hear a lot of this in terms of planning and use, but I would also argue that we think of architecture itself as compartmentalized. Each architecture is a box separated distinctly from…

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Added by Tyson on March 12, 2011 at 6:20am — 1 Comment

Henning Larsen Architects Umeå School Of Architecture

I had a professor one time that would joke with students running into the classroom at the bell for a pinup that their projects still had wet pixels. It seems as though this project, the Umeå School Of Architecture by Henning Larsen Architects, is more proof…

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Added by Tyson on March 7, 2011 at 9:19pm — 1 Comment

How To Train Your Architecture

An athletic stadium is a very peculiar architecture. It's design is aimed at focusing all attention to a single point within the structure. The Berlin Olympic Stadium by GMP Architekten truly makes one feel that the event is the…

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Added by Tyson on March 3, 2011 at 7:08pm — 1 Comment

The Arboreal Exedra (Esedre Arboree) at Victorian in Rome: admirable work semi-forgotten



The Pines of Rome, the landscape of Rome. In 1924 Respighi dedicated his symphony to this Mediterranean species which is identified with the landscape of Rome. The pine trees are an invention, however, a landscape design. The pines have always been here in our capital? Absolutely not, Rome and his campaign have been covered by meadows bare dedicated to goats for at least a millennium. The… Continue

Added by PAESAGGIOCRITICO on March 2, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

Playground Slide House

After recently writing about the Rainbow House, I was amused to find another playful home design.  The…

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Added by Springer on February 28, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Z-House

This eye-catching California home design is by Paris-based MUT ArchitectureZ-House mimics its neighboring outcropping of rock, and is supported by the…

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Added by Springer on February 26, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

National Gallery of Greenland

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has done it again.  In collaboration with TNT Nuuk,…

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Added by Springer on February 25, 2011 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Sky Garden House

I think one of the reasons that many are skeptical about environmental design is because they think its terribly complex and costly. It does take a bit more effort on the front end, but it's definitely not rocket science. This architecture by Guz Architects…

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Added by Tyson on February 24, 2011 at 9:23pm — 15 Comments

Middle East Media Complex

Media is so fully integrated into our lives that it doesn't seem very surprising that it would be featured in architecture as well. This riveting design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro makes you realize how much our everyday activities and…

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Added by Tyson on February 23, 2011 at 8:27pm — 1 Comment

The Very First Prefabric Houses; YURTS…

 

 

In the article “On Sustainable Architecture”, i mentioned that it has begun to be emphasized that a construction now called as sustainable since 1990’s  an organism contributing cultural and economical background of the area beside with its morphological properties. It is…

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Added by gizem büyüktürkoğlu on February 22, 2011 at 1:26am — 2 Comments

Finca Bellavista

Ah, treehouses.  If I ever build myself a dream home, I'm going to have to make it a treehouse, just to get the itch out of my system. :)

 

Finca Bellavista is…

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Added by Springer on February 22, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

House of a Photographer II

Created by Carlos Ferrater and Carlos Escura of the Office of Architecture in Barcelona,…

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Added by Springer on February 21, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Yamai Lake Restoration

This project is being developed under the State Lake Restoration Programme of the State of Maharashtra. India.

The primary aim of…

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Added by Rahul Shah on February 20, 2011 at 7:34am — 1 Comment

Ten Books For Architects - #2 Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

#10 - The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

 

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Added by Tyson on February 19, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Hibernate

New artist and designer Aimee Pegram has created cozy cocoon-like piece that she calls “…

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Added by Springer on February 19, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Rainbow House

On a busy, noisy street in London sits the Rainbow House, a playful oasis from the seriousness of its surroundings.  Inside, the Rainbow House has a circular bed…

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Added by Springer on February 18, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Sapphire Gallery

As with many things, the name you give a project will often have a significant impact in both its design and implementation. It will also impact how others view the project. This project by XTEN Architecture is called the Sapphire Gallery. A word like…

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Added by Tyson on February 17, 2011 at 1:01pm — 3 Comments

Sheikh Zayed National Museum

The competition proposal by architectural firm Snøhetta for the…

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Added by Springer on February 17, 2011 at 11:50am — 1 Comment

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