Architecture

Hiroki Tominaga uses 130 shipping pallets to design a fresh office space for $2300

Hiroki Tominaga uses 130 shipping pallets to design a fresh office space for $2300

Thanks to a new wave of designers who find value in recycling materials, office renovations no longer have to cost thousands of dollars. Japan's Hiroki Tominaga Atelier was approached by a video

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Couple spent 20 years building Freedom Cove, their self-sufficient floating oasis

Couple spent 20 years building Freedom Cove, their self-sufficient floating oasis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tIkzvloehc Adams and King have been living in their own self-made floating island since 1992. They are both artists, Adams is a carver and King, a retired ballerina

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Interactive Kaleidome activates a public park in Hong Kong

Interactive Kaleidome activates a public park in Hong Kong

The LAAB team designed and manually constructed the Kaleidome, also known as a Voronoi tessellation in mathematics, using digital fabrication techniques. The designers started by generating the form as a

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Google isn’t ‘feeling lucky’ after Mountain View city council chokes HQ plans

Google isn’t ‘feeling lucky’ after Mountain View city council chokes HQ plans

We sort of thought that Google was well on their way to owning the world, but it seems that isn't really the case, especially in Mountain View, California, where plans for a sprawling green headquarters

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This abandoned 300-year-old home was turned into a cafe wrapped in a bamboo frame

This abandoned 300-year-old home was turned into a cafe wrapped in a bamboo frame

The cafe's house was part of a dozen of abandoned homes, where families flew the small town of Kasang-ri Kyung-book to go to the city. The cafe arises after the architects removed and added new walls

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Hybrid robot cranes will help construct Google’s new HQ

Hybrid robot cranes will help construct Google’s new HQ

A new breed of hybrid robot cranes will help Google expand their headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley. Architecture Journal recently accessed planning documents Google submitted to the City of

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Fully automated parking garage helps reduce vehicle emissions in Turkey

Fully automated parking garage helps reduce vehicle emissions in Turkey

The garage is located in the busiest district of the city where three main boulevards create congestions and produce high levels of air pollution. It has been built completely of steel construction and

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This amazing log cabin in Norway is worthy of a modern day Viking

This amazing log cabin in Norway is worthy of a modern day Viking

The owner wanted to preserve parts of the three existing cabins and incorporate them into a much bigger space made up of two old volumes and a new addition. In order to create a consistent space, the

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Mecanoo and Sasaki’s landmark Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Center is a catalyst for growth in Boston

Mecanoo and Sasaki’s landmark Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Center is a catalyst for growth in Boston

Designed to house 500 employees of the Boston Public Schools, the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Center stitches together three 19th-century buildings—the 1895 Ferdinand Building, the 1888 Curtis Building,

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Perforated brick screens create private space admist busy Bangkok streets

Perforated brick screens create private space admist busy Bangkok streets

Screens of perforated brick shield the residents of Bangkok’s Ngamwongman House, designed by Jun Sekino, from prying eyes of neighbors and passersby. Amidst the densely populated city streets, the brick

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Architect Todd Saunders’ family home cantilevers with a swing set hanging underneath

Architect Todd Saunders’ family home cantilevers with a swing set hanging underneath

Building a home for himself meant that Saunders could tailor the designs to fit the desires and requests of his two children and his wife. The family sought to make the most use of outdoor space, so

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Forested Austrian Milan Expo Pavilion produces oxygen for 1,800 people an hour

Forested Austrian Milan Expo Pavilion produces oxygen for 1,800 people an hour

Klaus K. Loenhart’s Austrian forest impressively provides oxygen for 1,800 people per hour—an amount close to 62.5 kg of fresh oxygen per hour. The lush vegetation uses evapotranspiration to create a

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Foster & Partners wins bid to design an incubator of creative talent for the Dubai Design District

Foster & Partners wins bid to design an incubator of creative talent for the Dubai Design District

Foster & Partners today released design renders for the second phase of the Dubai Design District (d3), their latest in a series of competitive wins in the United Arab Emirates. Inhabitat readers may

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Kengo Kuma’s new community center hides a hilly indoor landscape under its zigzag-roof

Kengo Kuma’s new community center hides a hilly indoor landscape under its zigzag-roof

Kuma's eye-catching community centre is located in a city called Towada, in Japan's Aomori Prefecture.  Topped by spiky, steel, zigzag roof, its clad in vertical strips of Japanese cedar wood and

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Undulating German pavilion brings a “field of ideas” to Milan Expo 2015

Undulating German pavilion brings a “field of ideas” to Milan Expo 2015

The German pavilion, whose form evokes the configuration of the country’s field and meadow landscapes, invites visitors to become active participants in its exhibitions. Design studio Schmidhuber

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Daniel Libeskind’s Vanke Pavilion cleans the air with pollution-scrubbing tiles

Daniel Libeskind’s Vanke Pavilion cleans the air with pollution-scrubbing tiles

This is the first time in the world expo's history that a private company has its own pavilion and it tells quite a story. Designed by Daniel Libeskind and clad in three dimensional red ceramic tiles

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City Library Bruges’ new rusty facade gets more beautiful over time

City Library Bruges’ new rusty facade gets more beautiful over time

The clients' brief was to make the library more visible from the street and that it will stand out with its very own identity among other services in the same building. But the architects' task wasn't

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INFOGRAPHIC: Top 10 mobile apps for the building and construction industry

INFOGRAPHIC: Top 10 mobile apps for the building and construction industry

Whether you work in the building industry or are a backyard hobbyist, chances are that you’d rather spend more time building and less time on calculations and estimates. Luckily, many mobile apps are

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Modular organic farming commune is topped with a green roof in Argentina

Modular organic farming commune is topped with a green roof in Argentina

IR arquitectura designed Yerbas del Paraiso with triangular modules in order to lessen the building’s impact on the landscape. The modular architecture gave the architects the freedom to build around

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Anti-Expo protests in Milan erupt in violence, clashes with riot police

Anti-Expo protests in Milan erupt in violence, clashes with riot police

The May 1 opening of the Milan Expo 2015 architectural show has been marred by violent clashes between a group of protestors and Italian riot police. Reuters reports that "thick clouds of smoke from

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Japan’s Milan Expo pavilion is an earthquake resistant wooden ‘bowl of diversity’

Japan’s Milan Expo pavilion is an earthquake resistant wooden ‘bowl of diversity’

Japan has taken an almost literal approach to the Milan Expo 2015 theme "Feeding the planet, energy for life" with a three dimensional wooden pavilion that models a traditional Japanese ceramic Utsuwa

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Enel’s solar-powered Expo pavilion is a virtual forest made of 650 LEDs

Enel’s solar-powered Expo pavilion is a virtual forest made of 650 LEDs

Enel, Europe's second largest electricity and gas operators and official partner of Expo Milan 2015, unveiled their 900-square-meter pavilion made of 650 polycarbonate grafted vectors. This amazing light

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Environmental center by 24H Architecture is powered by the local forest

Environmental center by 24H Architecture is powered by the local forest

A public building of this size would typically burn 15,000 cubic meters of gas each year to stay warm. Known for their eco designs, Dutch firm 24H Architecture have created a naturally inspired wooden

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LEED-certified TMB Headquarters raises the bar for the construction industry

LEED-certified TMB Headquarters raises the bar for the construction industry

The building features an underground thermal labyrinth and an active thermal slab cooling system which exploit the diurnal temperature range of the local climate to reduce the energy demands. By covering

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A brick wall perimeter gives Esse House privacy on the grounds of an Italian vineyard

A brick wall perimeter gives Esse House privacy on the grounds of an Italian vineyard

The director of the adjacent winery, his wife, two sons and elderly mother sought a new build to comfortably live near the vineyard without overshadowing it. The architects built the home’s thick stone

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Los Angeles completes city’s tallest vertical garden and DTLA’s first pocket park

Los Angeles completes city’s tallest vertical garden and DTLA’s first pocket park

The vertical green wall was designed as an extension of Pershing Square, a historic downtown L.A. public park that lies adjacent to the PacMutual Campus. “We want it to enliven and open up a streetscape

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Steel shell encloses contemporary dairy farmer’s house in Japan

Steel shell encloses contemporary dairy farmer’s house in Japan

Designed for the third generation of a dairy farming family, the contemporary residence is a new extension to the old house. The Fujisawa-based architect made way for the new structure by demolishing an

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Elding Oscarson floats a green-roofed home above a transparent, glass-clad ground floor

Elding Oscarson floats a green-roofed home above a transparent, glass-clad ground floor

The inspiration behind the House at Mölle’s daring all-glass ground floor was born out of the Elding Oscarson’s and client’s desire to “recover Mölle’s dormant architectural tradition,”

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Slovenia’s prefab wooden World Expo pavilion evokes the mountainous landscape of its homeland

Slovenia’s prefab wooden World Expo pavilion evokes the mountainous landscape of its homeland

This playful wooden pavilion consists of five prismatic structures, each representing Slovenia's diverse geographical landscape and approaches to sustainable development. SoNo Arhitekti designed it in

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