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SOM’s Soaring 99 Story Pertamina Skyscraper to Harness Wind Energy in Indonesia

SOM’s Soaring 99 Story Pertamina Skyscraper to Harness Wind Energy in Indonesia

Skidmore, Owings & Mills just unveiled their centerpiece design for Pertamina's new headquarters: a futuristic "energy beacon" that dramatically pierces Jakarta’s skyline. Shaped like the petals of

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The Rock Bottom is a Tiny Off-Grid Reading Cabin Built for Just $300 in Vermont

The Rock Bottom is a Tiny Off-Grid Reading Cabin Built for Just $300 in Vermont

The construction cost of the Rock Bottom Cabin was incredibly low thanks to Diedricksen's deft scrap scavenger abilities. In fact, most of the cabin is made up of recycled parts and creatively reused

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Shigeru Ban Unveils Beautiful Cardboard Pavilion at Abu Dhabi Art Fair

Shigeru Ban Unveils Beautiful Cardboard Pavilion at Abu Dhabi Art Fair

The Abu Dhabi Art Fair commissioned cardboard master Ban to design a temporary mobile pavilion, which was just unveiled this past November. The unique cardboard shelter attracted a great deal of attention

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Bramberger Architects Win Competition to Design Ultra-Sophisticated High Tech Campus in Austria

Bramberger Architects Win Competition to Design Ultra-Sophisticated High Tech Campus in Austria

Specifically, the HTC Campus design uses four buildings with four equivalent open spaces connected through a central communication axis referred to as the “Communication Promenade.” This design was

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SNOW DAY: New NYC Food Truck Serves Savory Maple-Themed Treats with a Side of Social Justice

SNOW DAY: New NYC Food Truck Serves Savory Maple-Themed Treats with a Side of Social Justice

Care for a side of social justice with your lunch? Then head on over to Snow Day, a new maple syrup-themed food truck that also provides jobs to formerly incarcerated youngsters, giving them a new lease

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A-Kamp47 Vertical Urban Campground Provides Subversive Shelter for the Homeless in France

A-Kamp47 Vertical Urban Campground Provides Subversive Shelter for the Homeless in France

Stéphane Malka began designing this stealth camp back in 2009 and finally was able to install it September of 2013. The installation is based on a couple rules, the first being a new law in France that

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Jerry Tate Architects and Students Unveil Awesome Low Impact Pavilion in the UK

Jerry Tate Architects and Students Unveil Awesome Low Impact Pavilion in the UK

Installed on a curved base platform, the shell-like structure is formed by ten crescent-shaped ribs, with timber poles tethered by nylon cords anchored into the ground. The project was conceived as a

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AR+C Architects Carves House Gazebo into the Side of a Mountain in Ecuador

AR+C Architects Carves House Gazebo into the Side of a Mountain in Ecuador

The front of House Gazebo features large sliding doors that not only provide a view of the expansive landscape, but also keep the house cool through a cross-ventilation system. Down a gradual slope a

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LEED Gold Advanced Water Purification Facility Makes Water Treatment Classy in California

LEED Gold Advanced Water Purification Facility Makes Water Treatment Classy in California

The Groundwater Recovery Enhancement and Treatment Program (or GREAT) provides 25 million gallons of reclaimed water to the Oxnard each day. This water is processed through various on-site facilities and

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Luxurious New Starbucks in New Orleans Inspired by 1900s’ Merchant Stores

Luxurious New Starbucks in New Orleans Inspired by 1900s’ Merchant Stores

The Canal Street location's front room, where the merchant would have worked, features floor-to-ceiling shelves behind a large coffee bar designed to resemble an old-fashioned apothecary store. Local

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen Wins Bid to Design New Ningbo Library in China

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Wins Bid to Design New Ningbo Library in China

To accommodate an anticipated twofold increase in daily visitors, Schmidt Hammer Lassen organized the library's new extension into an open plan layout with 3,000 new study spaces. Located next to an

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Skanderborg Sports & Administration Centre Merges the Outdoors with the Indoors

Skanderborg Sports & Administration Centre Merges the Outdoors with the Indoors

The new 18,000 square meter multi-purpose facility will be located on the northern side of Skanderborg, Denmark and it will serve as a home base for the municipality as well as a recreational complex for

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Sea Mirror: Yann Kersalé’s Dazzling LED and Heliostat Installation Opens in Sydney

Sea Mirror: Yann Kersalé’s Dazzling LED and Heliostat Installation Opens in Sydney

Sea Mirror, also called Miroir de Mer, is Yann Kersalé's newest light project for Sydney. The permanent installation is suspended next to One Central Park with the mirrors directed down towards the

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Zvi Hecher’s Hivelike Ramot Polin Housing Complex is an Ambitious Failed Experiment in Israel

Zvi Hecher’s Hivelike Ramot Polin Housing Complex is an Ambitious Failed Experiment in Israel

The Israeli government commissioned the project in the aftermath of the Six Day War as an experiment in geometry and architectural construction. The housing complex was planned for a stop atop a hill,

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Rustic Wooden Alpine House is Powered by Both Solar and Geothermal Energy in Italy

Rustic Wooden Alpine House is Powered by Both Solar and Geothermal Energy in Italy

Located within the gorgeous Italian Alps, this top-notch shelter has a few sustainable and notable characteristics. It stands on a foundation made from dolomite rock found on site and was built from

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Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects Create a Snug and Playful Pod-Shaped Home

Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects Create a Snug and Playful Pod-Shaped Home

Designed for a family of three, the small home by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects maintains strong connections and sight lines with its surroundings. Natural light streams into large windows and skylights

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Alex Chinneck’s Miner on the Moon Looks Like a Building Flipped on its Head in London

Alex Chinneck’s Miner on the Moon Looks Like a Building Flipped on its Head in London

The unique artist managed to "flip" the building's facade by placing the shopfront and its front doors where the roof should be and placing the roof along the pavement. Brick slips and rendered

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Dreamy Japanese Pavilion is Made From Two Sheets of Metal Pierced by a Tree

Dreamy Japanese Pavilion is Made From Two Sheets of Metal Pierced by a Tree

The Fukita Shrine is Nishizawa's latest work. The minimalist floating pavilion is sandwiched between two sheets of iron and pierced by a tree Created as part of this year's Setouchi Arts Festival, the

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Carpark Hidden Inside a Green-Roofed Bridge Respects the Mountains in Italy

Carpark Hidden Inside a Green-Roofed Bridge Respects the Mountains in Italy

The Municipal Administration of Moena needed a new carpark and a new bridge for the Longea, which is a popular tourist destination. Originally, the idea was to excavate a side of the mountain, build the

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Portuguese Students Build Gorgeous Vaulted Pavilion Entirely From Cork

Portuguese Students Build Gorgeous Vaulted Pavilion Entirely From Cork

Students Pedro de Azambuja Varela, Maria João de Oliveira and Emmanuel Novo were sponsored by Amorim Isolamentos Lda. while taking the Digital Architecture Advanced Studies Course (CEAAD), a joint

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Architecten CSK’s Breathtaking Energy Neutral Villa K is Surrounded by a Wild Oak Forest

Architecten CSK’s Breathtaking Energy Neutral Villa K is Surrounded by a Wild Oak Forest

The two story villa, which is almost 50 meters long and 19 meters wide, is built on one of the many historic beach ridges located in Bergen. While most private development projects in the area try to

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Giant Buddha Statue Made of Recycled Materials Pops Up on Brooklyn Waterfront

Giant Buddha Statue Made of Recycled Materials Pops Up on Brooklyn Waterfront

For the past week, this enormous Buddha statue has been charming Brooklynites with its headdress made of hats, elbows made of old umbrellas and blingy necklace made of computer keyboards. The recycled

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Louis Vuitton Breathes Life into Charlotte Perriand’s Stunning Modernist Beach House

Louis Vuitton Breathes Life into Charlotte Perriand’s Stunning Modernist Beach House

Perriand originally designed La Maison au Bord de l'Eau (the house on the water) for a competition in 1934. The prefab beach bungalow was never realized, however, until eight decades later when Louis

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Teens Use 80,000 LEGO Pieces in Jaw-Dropping Replica of The Hobbit’s Kingdom of Erebor

Teens Use 80,000 LEGO Pieces in Jaw-Dropping Replica of The Hobbit’s Kingdom of Erebor

This isn't your average LEGO sculpture built from a kit. To recreate the massive and intricate Kingdom of Erebor, Baer and Bittner had to draw on all their knowledge of the story, as well as their

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Artist Transforms Tiny Studio into Mind-Blowing Surreal Landscapes

Artist Transforms Tiny Studio into Mind-Blowing Surreal Landscapes

The South Korean artist patiently worked for weeks to even months, laboring on the minutiae of her artwork to achieve each frame’s Alice in Wonderland-like dreamscape. The studio, which measures 11.8' x

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Jean Prouve’s Maison 8×8 Pioneered Affordable Prefab Design Way Back in 1948

Jean Prouve’s Maison 8×8 Pioneered Affordable Prefab Design Way Back in 1948

Jean Prouvé's Demountable Houses were designed according to the principles of prefabrication, flexibility and mobility, as well as functionality and rational fabrication. His main achievement was

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Bang Bang Unveils Colorful Solar-Powered Tents

Bang Bang Unveils Colorful Solar-Powered Tents

Bang Bang Tents are four person tents that come in six different styles. Blend more into the landscape with one that looks like grass, chopped wood or butterflies, or stand out with psychedelic jelly

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New AirBnB Headquarters Boast a 1,226 Sq Foot Green Wall Over Three Floors

New AirBnB Headquarters Boast a 1,226 Sq Foot Green Wall Over Three Floors

Some of the replicas scattered throughout the new AirBnB headquarters include a Parisian apartment, a home in Bali, and a room in Milan. This theme presents itself in other areas as well – the

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Swedish Students Design Passive Home Powered by the Sun

Swedish Students Design Passive Home Powered by the Sun

Measuring 645 sq foot, HALO takes its name and shape from the rainbow-like optical phenomenon around the sun. It was designed with small private rooms and large entertaining areas to shift people away

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Beautiful Esch-sur-Alzette Footbridge Leads Pedestrians from Chaotic Traffic to a Peaceful Green Park

Beautiful Esch-sur-Alzette Footbridge Leads Pedestrians from Chaotic Traffic to a Peaceful Green Park

Since its completion in 2009, the 345-foot bridge has become one of the city's most important urban design projects, especially considering that there were few easily accessible entrances to the

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