Architecture

MUMA’s Ultra-modern Whitworth Gallery redesign breathes new life into old architecture

MUMA’s Ultra-modern Whitworth Gallery redesign breathes new life into old architecture

Architects MUMA and Landscape Designer Sarah Price have created a fresh modern feel for Manchester University's Whitworth Gallery. Two sparkling new extensions now connect the interior with two new

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Austrian Upside-Down House looks as if it were dropped from the sky

Austrian Upside-Down House looks as if it were dropped from the sky

Photo ©Reuters / Dominic Ebenbichler Visitors may feel as if they are in a movie as they approach the Upside-Down House, which looks like it has fallen from the sky in a scene from “The Wizard of

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Tiny green-roofed atelier sinks into a leafy backyard in Belgium

Tiny green-roofed atelier sinks into a leafy backyard in Belgium

To preserve the leafy environment of the backyard, l’escaut partially buried the 323-square-foot atelier underground and covered it with a prairie grass roof. White concrete steps lead down to the

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UNStudio’s remote-controlled W.I.N.D. House is the home of the future, today

UNStudio’s remote-controlled W.I.N.D. House is the home of the future, today

A decade ago, if someone mentioned a home that could be regulated by remote control, we would have thought they were referring to some futuristic sci-fi film like Blade Runner. UNStudio's W.I.N.D House

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Sobek’s Activhaus produces enough green power to light up the house next door

Sobek’s Activhaus produces enough green power to light up the house next door

The Weissenhof Estate near Stuttgart was a focus point for avant garde architecture in 1927 when Mies van der Rohe and Corbusier created a collection of houses for a public exhibition. In the same

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Wind-Powered Pavilions in Shanghai Are Fun Candy-Coated Play Houses

Wind-Powered Pavilions in Shanghai Are Fun Candy-Coated Play Houses

Parks in China are used extensively by residents throughout the day to practice tai chi, dance, meet friends, relax or eat. Bailanjing Park along the river is a new development to increase the urban green

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Michael Hansmeyer Unveils Insanely Complex Plastic Columns with 16 Million Unique Facets

Michael Hansmeyer Unveils Insanely Complex Plastic Columns with 16 Million Unique Facets

Hansmeyer's process involves creating an algorithm to design the structure of the Doric column. In the case of the Gwangju Design Biennale installation, none of the four columns share a single surface or

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Brad Pitt’s Make it Right Foundation releases six new affordable home designs for its Kansas City Manheim Park project

Brad Pitt’s Make it Right Foundation releases six new affordable home designs for its Kansas City Manheim Park project

The Make it Right foundation is expanding its affordable housing in Kansas City, Missouri with the addition of six single-family home designs. In 2013, Make it Right started the Manheim Park project, an

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Forsaken 60′s Trailer Renovated into a Happy Hippy House in France

Forsaken 60′s Trailer Renovated into a Happy Hippy House in France

Can we stand a revival of the happy hippy movement? If it means that we'll have more eye-popping trailers like this one revived by Pierre Arnoux in France, then we say go full steam ahead. At only 20

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Frank Gehry’s “paper bag” building opens at the University of Technology, Sydney

Frank Gehry’s “paper bag” building opens at the University of Technology, Sydney

The road for Frank Gehry’s Dr. Chau Chak Wing on the Business School campus of the University of Technology, Sydney has been bumpy. Or should we say crumply? Sydney’s newest architectural

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Daniel Libeskind unveils shard-like solar Congress Center in Mons, Belgium

Daniel Libeskind unveils shard-like solar Congress Center in Mons, Belgium

Daniel Libeskind, with help from H2a Architects, has created one of his signature shard-like design for the European Capital of Culture in Mons, Belgium that mostly powers itself with photovoltaic cells.

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Lace-like sculptural walls naturally filter light in this Brazilian home

Lace-like sculptural walls naturally filter light in this Brazilian home

Architect Marcio Kogan’s gorgeous Cobogo House in Sao Paulo was given a top floor made up of sculptural accent walls, designed by Austrian sculptor, Erwin Hauer. The cast stone walls naturally filter

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Zaha Hadid unveils plans for world’s largest airport terminal in Beijing

Zaha Hadid unveils plans for world’s largest airport terminal in Beijing

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has unveiled preliminary details for what is being billed as the world's largest airport passenger terminal, to be located in Bejing's southern Daxing District. Designed in

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Rammed earth makes a Zen splash at Stanford’s Windhover Contemplative Center

Rammed earth makes a Zen splash at Stanford’s Windhover Contemplative Center

  A rammed earth meditation center is the newest addition to Stanford University. Designed by Aidlin Darling Design with rammed earth by Rammed Earth Works, Windhover serves as a “sanctuary

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Japan’s Eco Thon Chapel is a giant instrument that plays when the wind blows

Japan’s Eco Thon Chapel is a giant instrument that plays when the wind blows

Located on the shoreline of Lake Biwa near the city of Moriyama, the chapel is ued for wedding ceremonies. It has an adjoining bridal suite and banquet hall in the hotel. The zigzagging edge of each floor

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Beautiful net-zero energy family ranch comfortably hosts sixteen in California

Beautiful net-zero energy family ranch comfortably hosts sixteen in California

The net-zero ranch comprises a cluster of buildings that frame and protect a sunny central courtyard from strong winds. The courtyard’s plunge pool and hot tub were strategically placed to overlook

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Luxurious chairs designed by Daniel Libeskind star in his new MICX convention center

Luxurious chairs designed by Daniel Libeskind star in his new MICX convention center

Daniel Libeskind's dynamic new convention centre in Mons, Belgium, is now open to the public. Known as "MICX", the Mons International Congress Xperience is a geometric, ship-like structure that's ideal

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i29′s Room On The Roof in Amsterdam is inspired by Alice in Wonderland

i29′s Room On The Roof in Amsterdam is inspired by Alice in Wonderland

The project is part of an Artist in Residence project organized by de Bijenkorf, a chain of high-end department stores in The Netherlands. It is located in the small tower on de Bijenkorf in Amsterdam, a

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Ethereal timber horse grooming retreat rises above a barley field in Spain

Ethereal timber horse grooming retreat rises above a barley field in Spain

The Grooming Retreat was commissioned by a young urbanite who moved back to the countryside to work in her family’s agricultural business. In response to the client’s desire for a space for

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OBRA’s Villa OSA in Costa Rica blurs the lines between outdoors and in

OBRA’s Villa OSA in Costa Rica blurs the lines between outdoors and in

This lovely house, located on a former mango farm in Costa Rica, was designed for an American doctor and his family who were looking for a new home which would allow them to get immersed into wilderness

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Carl Turner’s Floating House is a sustainable solution for flood zones

Carl Turner’s Floating House is a sustainable solution for flood zones

Carl Turner Architects, award-winning design firm, is back with a unique design for a home that addresses the growing problem of flooding in places like self-sufficient and carbon-neutral

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She’s a brick (guest) house… but she used to be a laundry room

She’s a brick (guest) house… but she used to be a laundry room

The brick guesthouse measures just 8' 2" x 11' 6" feet, or approximately 93 square feet. The guesthouse may be small, but it has enough space to include a full kitchen tucked along the back wall. The

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SOMA Architects’ luxury Shaza Hotel breaks ground in Doha

SOMA Architects’ luxury Shaza Hotel breaks ground in Doha

SOMA Architects just announced that their project for a new Shaza Hotel in Doha, Qatar, broke ground and is expected to open early next year. The signing of this iconic hotel was announced at the Arabian

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Stanford University’s rammed earth Windover Contemplative Center provides a tranquil space for students

Stanford University’s rammed earth Windover Contemplative Center provides a tranquil space for students

Designed by San Fransisco-based architects Aldin Darling Design and constructed by Rammed Earth Works, Stanford University's newly-opened Windover Contemplative Center is a carefully crafted and

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Matthew Rosenberg’s mixed-use towers will reshape the Las Vegas landscape

Matthew Rosenberg’s mixed-use towers will reshape the Las Vegas landscape

The towers house both living and working spaces-the short distance between work units and living quarters are utilized as common areas for residents and employees to meet and socialize. Rosenberg's

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Coop Himmelb(l)au unveils Flying Garden Tower for Frankfurt’s airport district

Coop Himmelb(l)au unveils Flying Garden Tower for Frankfurt’s airport district

  Sustainable design will soon be transforming one of Europe's most active transportation hubs. The Flying Garden Tower, designed by Austria's Coop Himmelb(l)au studio, will be built in

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BIODIVER[CITY] floating artificial reef lets visitors view ocean wildlife

BIODIVER[CITY] floating artificial reef lets visitors view ocean wildlife

The futuristic BIODIVER[CITY] floats on the ocean, creating an island-community above water, and marine-life fostering artificial reef below. The massive faux-reef would invite visitors observe the

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Foster + Partners’ 250 City Road Towers have bike parking spaces for every apartment

Foster + Partners’ 250 City Road Towers have bike parking spaces for every apartment

Foster + Partners' twin-towered residential development in London features once bike parking space per bedroom (1,486 in total), bike lifts and workshops, but only 200 car parking spaces. The towers are

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8 of the Worst Architectural Disasters of All Time – Infographic

8 of the Worst Architectural Disasters of All Time – Infographic

A lot of careful planning has to go into every architectural design, from choosing the right materials for the job to deciding how to orient a building. As this infographic below shows, the wrong

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Tiny one-room timber cabin boasts picturesque lakeside views in Norway

Tiny one-room timber cabin boasts picturesque lakeside views in Norway

Elevated atop concrete plinths, the 188-square-foot cabin sits lightly on the landscape while its untreated wooden facade blends into the natural surroundings. Although Woody15 is unsuitable as a

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