Calypso by SOMA

A remarkable private house designed by SOMA, built in 2017 in Lebanon. On the North side of Jounieh Bay, where the mountains plunge into the sea, Calypso hovers over the water like a crystal emerging from the rocks. Nestled on a small strip of rugged...

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TAIZHOU CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM

Taizhou Contemporary Art Museum is situated inside the Shamen Grain Depot Cultural and Creative Park with unique historical context. Taking advantage of a large area of existing factories and warehouses in the former Soviet Union style within the park, the new project aims at reintegrating...

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All-white cubic home in Monterrey

A courtyard with a swimming pool lies at the heart of this inward-facing dwelling in northern Mexico by architecture studio Cadaval & Solà-Morales. Casa Ombra is 608-square-metre house located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, a town within the sprawling metropolis of Monterrey. The property is approximately...

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Europe’s largest green wall building

A new wall is making headlines - and it is not a border wall. The unveiling of the “largest living wall in Europe”, the Citicape House by Sheppard Robson, in London aims to combat global warming and growing greenhouse gases and improve local air cleanliness...

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OMA’s Galleria in Gwanggyo

Commanding a prominent corner site in the center of Gwanggyo, a new galleria designed by OMA / chris van duijn has opened its doors to the public. Marking the sixth outpost of Korea’s first and largest upscale department store franchise, the huge stone-like volume intends...

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Climates future apartments

Plants sprout from coolers and plastic pots. There is reflective silver mylar everywhere, and animal skins. On the kitchen shelf cookbooks offer instructions on foraging and recipes call for cockroaches. This is the Singaporean apartment of the future as imagined by the U.K. design studio...

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Pop-up school from shipping containers

Crossboundaries’ latest installation is imagined as a fun inducing manifesto of future schools, where you can experience and imagine little glimpses of its principles. The installation is a part of the group exhibition for 2019 Shenzhen-Hong Kong Biennale. The group exhibition contains five installations in...

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Underground Station in Espoo

The underground railway service in Helsinki was opened in 1982 and consisted of a single line, which ran from the city centre to the eastern suburbs, where it then divided into separate branches. Plans already existed in the 1990s to extend the underground in a...

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Low Cost House by JYA-RCHITECTS

This was the second “Low Cost House Series” project by JYA-RCHITECTS, sponsored by Korea Child Fund to improve a living environment for low-income families. The house was situated in a small rural village of Jangheung town in southeastern province of Korean peninsula and was a...

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Future Center by DDON

The site can reach downtown Yangjiang via S365 Provincial Highway (approximately 25 minutes drive), Yangdong District via Shixing Road (approximately 15 minutes drive), Jiangcheng District via Yabai Line West (approximately 35 minutes by car), and seashore in the east. It has extremely convenient traffic conditions...

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Amos Rex by JKMM

Designed by Finnish practice JKMM, Amos Rex – a major new art museum in Helsinki – is completed. Amos Rex continues the work of Amos Anderson Art Museum (1965-2017) that was established at the bequest of Amos Anderson (1878-1961), a highly regarded Finnish philanthropist, art...

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Undertaking Ideas to Fight Pollution in Delhi

Studio Symbiosis, a multidisciplinary architectural firm, has recently proposed a serie of solutions to clean up Delhi’s air, to fight against the already pervasive pollution: The inhabitants breathe 25 times more toxic air than the limit set by the World Health Organization. The first part...

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Adidas Halftime Headquarters

The Danish architecture firm COBE, headed by Dan Stubbergaard, has designed a new multi-purpose building for the world-famous sports brand adidas’ corporate headquarters in Germany. The building was officially opened last year, and now, the photos have been released for publication. In 2019, the iconic sports...

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Bricks in a Tropical Indonesian Home

Located in Cinere, just outside Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta, the two-story Flick House stands out with its contemporary brick facade and its focus on sustainability. Jakarta-based DELUTION designed the residence for a family of six who wanted their home to be "humble and warm"...

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Lendager Group to build 20 townhouses in Copenhagen

Recycled concrete, repurposed double-glazing and discarded flooring boards were all used in the construction of Upcycle Studios, a Copenhagen housing development designed by Lendager Group. Danish architecture studio Lendager Group built the series of 20 new townhouses in the Ørestad district of Denmark's capital city. All...

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Cultural bridge: Art museum in Jishou

Bridges in China have a long tradition not only as traffic links but also as social gathering places. This heritage is revived in the design by the architects at Atelier FCJZ for Jishou Art Museum in central China. The Jishou Art Museum in the county-level city...

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Discover The New Louis Vuitton Store in Séoul

On the hights of Cheongdam-dong avenue, in Séoul, South Korea, the new Louis Vuitton store is full of contemporary and traditional inspiration. Seen as a reference to the Korean culture, art and creativity are honored. The curved glass facade from Franck Gehry is similar to the...

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French Riviera – Beibei Food Center

SEATOPIA·Bright & Bay Food by Guchuang Design is a supporting property of Sino-Ocean Group. The 2,000 square meter building space accommodated an owner’s canteen and two themed restaurants. SEATOPIA is a Coastal holiday complex developed by the Sino-Ocean Group in Beidaihe New District. It covers an...

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Liyang Museum by CROX

Liyang Museum is located in the southeast corner of Yan Lake Park in the new urban district, connecting an urban public space to the new nature. The organic lines and undulating mountains compose melodious music in the mountain forest. An Open Attitude welcomes people from...

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Weiss Manfredi to redevelop La Brea Tar Pits

New York studio Weiss Manfredi has beaten competition from Dorte Mandrup and Diller Scofidio + Renfro to develop the park and museum accompanying Los Angeles' historic La Brea Tar Pits. Weiss Manfredi's design will occupy the active paleontological research centre situated on the eastern portion of...

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CINEMA DE RIOM by TRACKS

The new multi-cinema project takes place in the future site of the “Jardin de la Culture” close to the historical city center of Riom. Once this cultural enclosure, was the “Redemptoristine convent’s garden”. Nowadays, this new program offers: a multimedia library project, a music school...

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A Secret Garden: KAMPUS by Mecanoo

On the former campus of Manchester Metropolitan University, Mecanoo have designed a residential district of brick and new urban connection points. Inspired by the archetype of Dutch canal houses, Mecanoo have designed brick apartment buildings on the old campus of Manchester Metropolitan University. Together, the...

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Yarrbat Residence by K2Ld architects

A house designed by K2Ld architects in a quiet residential street that reflects no particular historical period, but has fine examples of the various housing styles built throughout the last 100 years. Also, like many streets in Melbourne’s inner eastern suburbs, it is lined with...

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Futuristic Chapel on a Beach

The Chinese Architecture Studio Vector Architects, a realization a seafront chapel on the Bohai Coast in China. This building that mixes traditional with futurism offers an exceptional view of the sea. The faithful can feel like on a drifting boat that face the immensity of the...

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Sky House of MIA Design Studio

Text description provided by the architects. Saigon is a metropolitan city of Vietnam with the highest density of construction, vehicles and population. With that, followed the blooming of urban infrastructure and traffic congestion. On the other hand, it causes the lack of green spaces, where...

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Tiny Tower residence by ISA

Pennsylvania architecture studio ISA has designed a slender five-storey house in a developing Philadelphia neighbourhood, as a housing prototype for tiny vacant lots. The narrow Tiny Tower is built like a mini-skyscraper, using a steel-reinforced wood frame that is clad in painted metal across its...

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Aabenraa Historic City by ADEPT

In Danish market town Aabenraa, ADEPT and Topotek1 have recently completed a transformation of the historic city that creates strong links between the visionary urban master plan, won by the team in 2014, and redesigned public space formed by local conditions. With a playful design...

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WOHA populates “sky green” development

Designed by Singapore-based firm WOHA, ‘sky green’ is a mixed-use development located at the heart of Taichung city, Taiwan. located in a densely developed and vibrant neighborhood, the site is made up of two rectangular plots: one facing the main city thoroughfare, gongyi road; and...

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TBA extension to white farmhouse in Quebec

Montreal studio Thomas Balaban Architect has turned a gabled farmhouse in Quebec's Eastern Townships completely white, and then contrasted it with an extension covered in weathered cedar cladding. The Knowlton Residence is located in rural Canada, a few hours outside of Montreal, in a popular ski...

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Cobogos House by mf+arquitetos

The project is distinguished mainly by the visual impact of the proposed volumes, which besides the plastic appeal, cooperates functionally with details of comfort and efficiency of the house. In addition to influencing the volumetric conceptualization of the project, a cobogo-lined face marks the entry with...

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Remote Glass Cabin in Norway

When Frode Danielsen invited his then-girlfriend Tone Beathe Øvrevoll on a holiday to Hallvardøy Island in northern Norway, little did he know that she would fall so deeply in love with the area that they would spend the next two years putting down roots on...

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The Ranch Mine modern courtyard home in Arizona

American studio The Ranch Mine has completed a residence in Phoenix that features a mix of gabled and flat volumes wrapped in corrugated metal, white stucco and honey-toned wood. The Pleats house is located near the Dreamy Draw Mountain Preserve, just north of Uptown Phoenix. The...

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Why Malls Are Dying!?

In the 1980s, malls were a place to meet, to hang out, to find your entertainment while socializing. Malls made "deciding what to do" simple because they offered a variety of shopping, movies, restaurants, and arcades. But with the rise of online shopping, home video,...

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KO Kindergarten in Matsuyama

A rebuild kindergarten project in Matsuyama, Ehime. Recently cars are daily necessities in a provincial city and it gets more common children go to kindergarten by bus or car. So they have fewer chances to take exercises in daily life. An increasing number of children...

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Apartment Building for Four friends

This apartment building by Lussi+Halter Partner AG + Lola Domenech, was an initiative of four couples of friends join in a common project to build a building of five apartments in Barcelona with communal spaces of coexistence. The promoters of the building are the users...

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Tennis Terraces by Gras

White concrete cantilevered slabs define a new tennis club in the middle of the nature that combines a social building together with tennis courts; a total of 17 courts of all surfaces: grass, clay and hard. A Master series facility. The strong natural context defines the...

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Minimalist Cabin by Robin Falck

The Finnish designer Robin Falck comes back with a new minimalist and very elegant cabin , wishing to get rid of the useless things, and then simplifying the best he could. Developed in partnership with the energy company Neste, “Nolla” has an ecological footprint equal...

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The Society Hotel Bingen

Portland-based Waechter Architecture has released images of The Society Hotel Bingen, a new 20,000-square-foot lodging and recreational destination for visitors seeking a refined, off-the-beaten-trail experience in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Initiated in 2017, Society Hotel Bingen consists of five distinct yet related...

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Leeza SOHO by Zaha Hadid Architects

Located on Lize Road in southwest Beijing, Leeza SOHO tower anchors the new Fengtai business district - a growing financial and transport hub between the city centre and the recently opened Beijing Daxing International Airport to the south. The new business district is integral to...

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PIT House by UID Architects

This unusual 1,256-square-foot residence in Okayama Prefecture, Japan, looks like a simple wooden box from the outside. However, the interior features a surprising layout with a sunken living area set within a dug-out "pit" in the ground. Designed by Hiroshima–based UID Architects for a couple with...

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Xi Zhang: What is good architecture…?

What is good architecture and why the world does not need more star architects. For star architects, all too frequently it is all about expressing their creativity and “genius” in their architecture. But truly great architecture is selfless. It is not self-serving but about making designs...

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FREAKS wraps a warehouse conversion in corrugated steel

Architecture studio FREAKS has clad an old printing warehouse in France shiny corrugated metal cladding and converted it into a research centre for lighting company Sammode. Located in Lamotte-Beuvron close to Orléans, the converted offices combine highly controlled testing areas and well lit work spaces. To achieve...

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