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Gustavo Penna’s modular bus stop blends into the urban landscape in Brazil

Gustavo Penna’s modular bus stop blends into the urban landscape in Brazil

Gustavo Pena Arquiteto & Associados just completed their design for the BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) bus stop in Brazil- a modular metallic structure that blends into the urban landscape. This unique

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Garden-like Ecole Polytechnique Learning Center is bathed in soft light

Garden-like Ecole Polytechnique Learning Center is bathed in soft light

The Learning Center features a large atrium populated with plants. Instead of conforming to typological stereotypes, the architects opted for a space that looks and feels more like an indoor garden.

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Foster + Partners complete Buenos Aires’ new glass-and-concrete city hall

Foster + Partners complete Buenos Aires’ new glass-and-concrete city hall

Foster + Partners has completed the new city hall in Buenos Aires that features an undulating concrete roof and various sustainable principles such as chilled beams, natural ventilation and high thermal

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A swirling green roof tops the gorgeous Nanyang Technical University in Singapore

A swirling green roof tops the gorgeous Nanyang Technical University in Singapore

  If art school was in our future we might opt to study under, or on top of, the amazing green roof at the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore,

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Konya City Stadium’s faceted astro-turf facade reflects the colors of the city’s football team

Konya City Stadium’s faceted astro-turf facade reflects the colors of the city’s football team

The stadium is covered with artificial turf heated from below, with white-green colors of the local team. High-tech materials were used for the construction of the steel roof and facade, while the

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Arup’s timber prefab Sky Believe in Better Building wins the 2014 Wood in Architecture Award

Arup’s timber prefab Sky Believe in Better Building wins the 2014 Wood in Architecture Award

Arup beat the other five contenders thanks to their sustainable message and the short turnaround for the completion of the building. The project goes beyond zero embodied carbon and provides extremely

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Waterstudio.NL unveils daylit waterfront family home in The Netherlands

Waterstudio.NL unveils daylit waterfront family home in The Netherlands

Villa New Water is a daylit waterfront family house in Westland, The Netherlands. It is framed with a white outline that marks the entrance and accentuates the transparency of the facade. Designed by

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Weingartner Architects’ Elastic Woodscraper II is made up of flexible skycubes

Weingartner Architects’ Elastic Woodscraper II is made up of flexible skycubes

Weingartner Architects designed this tower as a vertical structure whose 70 percent would be made from wood. Elastic Woodscraper II prototype can hold up to nine so-called "skycubes" attached to a central

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Mecanoo’s incredible Delft train station opens to the public

Mecanoo’s incredible Delft train station opens to the public

The architects aimed to design a station that would reflect the city history while providing a contemporary space "that makes it clear to visitors that they have arrived in Delft." The glass facade

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Stone and glass Torispardon House is a modern take on traditional Scottish farmhouses

Stone and glass Torispardon House is a modern take on traditional Scottish farmhouses

The house was inspired by the Gaelic word Tor, which describes piles of rock located at the top of a hill. It references traditional stone architecture and combines it with contemporary materials and

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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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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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Concrete Megara residence boasts stunning views of the Geraneia mountains in Greece

Concrete Megara residence boasts stunning views of the Geraneia mountains in Greece

This triangular concrete home in Greece by Tense Architecture Network has a huge window that overlooks beautiful olive groves and Gerania Mountains. The wings of the residence in Megara frame a central

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Moshe Safdie’s Jewel Changi Airport biodome breaks ground in Singapore

Moshe Safdie’s Jewel Changi Airport biodome breaks ground in Singapore

The 134,000 square meter addition to Singapore's main airport will wow travelers with an environment unlike any other. Retail, leisure and entertainment facilities will be combined with green areas open

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6 Finalists Revealed in Guggenheim Helsinki Competition

6 Finalists Revealed in Guggenheim Helsinki Competition

The shortlist includes practices with offices in seven countries: London-based Asif Khan, Zurich firm AGPS Architecture, Fake Industries Architectural Agonism, Haas Cook Zemmrich STUDIO2050 from

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The Crystal-Like Greenland Tower Breaks Ground in Chengdu, China

The Crystal-Like Greenland Tower Breaks Ground in Chengdu, China

Located in the center of Chengdu’s booming Dongcun district, the design was inspired by the unique ice mountain topography around Chengdu, which symbolizes the city’s growth and promising future.

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East London ‘Vegetarian Cottage’ Uses Reclaimed Brick for a Modern Extension

East London ‘Vegetarian Cottage’ Uses Reclaimed Brick for a Modern Extension

Called the Vegetarian Cottage, the house is thought to stand on the site of the London branch of the Vegetarian Society founded in the mid 19th century. The house is inhabited by a family of six who had

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Celestial Temple Extension Marries Timber Lattice and Natural Light in Japan

Celestial Temple Extension Marries Timber Lattice and Natural Light in Japan

Located in Japan's Fukuoka prefecture, the complex received a 335-square-meter addition. The Myoenji Columbarium is a reinforced concrete extension topped with a glass roof that allows natural light to

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Ian McChesney’s Striking London ‘Tree House’ is Clad in Black Glass

Ian McChesney’s Striking London ‘Tree House’ is Clad in Black Glass

The house is located in Sydenham, south-east London, and occupies a piece of land in a conservation area dominated by Victorian houses. In order to comply with the planning restrictions, the architect

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Philip Johnson’s Iconic Christ Cathedral to be Renovated With Thousands of Heat-Combatting Metal Petals

Philip Johnson’s Iconic Christ Cathedral to be Renovated With Thousands of Heat-Combatting Metal Petals

The architects’ intention was to create a modern new look for the church while honoring the original building. The all-glass evangelical church was originally built in 1981, but soon experienced issues

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DIALOGUE and Snøhetta Win Competition to Design Calgary’s New Central Library

DIALOGUE and Snøhetta Win Competition to Design Calgary’s New Central Library

Calgary’s New Central Library features an entry with wood-clad arches inspired by ‘chinook’ winds predominant in the West of North America. The building takes its cue from the landscape and

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Incredibly Skinny Sliver House Slips Into a Lot As Narrow As Ten Feet Across

Incredibly Skinny Sliver House Slips Into a Lot As Narrow As Ten Feet Across

Skinny leftover spaces between buildings often don’t become more than alleyways, but Boyarsky Murphy Architects managed to turn one challengingly narrow lot into the site of a four story house. Located

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PHOTOS: Incredible Swirling Green Roof Tops Nanyang Technical University’s School of Design

PHOTOS: Incredible Swirling Green Roof Tops Nanyang Technical University’s School of Design

We visited NTU's School of Art, Design and Media as part of a recent trip hosted by Singapore's Buildings and Construction Authority. We'd always known that the 5-story building had a spectacular green

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Daylit Indoor Swimming Pool in Germany is Enveloped in a Playful Undulating Glass Facade

Daylit Indoor Swimming Pool in Germany is Enveloped in a Playful Undulating Glass Facade

The pool is housed in a pavilion located in a park close to a school and a community center. The building consists of various convex and concave shell areas which establish a strong connection with the

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Steven Holl Architects’ Completed Glasgow School of Art Extension Meets Mixed Reviews

Steven Holl Architects’ Completed Glasgow School of Art Extension Meets Mixed Reviews

Designed in collaboration with JM Architects, the Reid Building aims to forge "a symbiotic relation with Mackintosh in which each structure heightens the integral qualities of the other." In contrast to

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Glass and Copper-Clad House VDV Gradually Changes Color in the Belgian Woods

Glass and Copper-Clad House VDV Gradually Changes Color in the Belgian Woods

Topped by a typical pitched roof, the architects gave the dwelling a contemporary edge by introducing triangular cutaways into the irregularly shaped volume. Broken up by large glass facades, the

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Vertical Forest Building in Vancouver Features an Innovative Energy-Efficient Facade

Vertical Forest Building in Vancouver Features an Innovative Energy-Efficient Facade

The building sits in one of Vancouver’s most desirable districts and aims to connect the old and new Mount Pleasant. It is slightly rotated to create an interesting relationship with the ground, as well

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Moscow’s Mercury City Tower Crowned the Tallest Building in Europe

Moscow’s Mercury City Tower Crowned the Tallest Building in Europe

Moscow's new Mercury City skyscraper is still under construction, but it just broke 339 meters in height this September - making it the tallest building in Europe! The tower designed by Mikhail Posokhin

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Transparent F3 House by Koh Kitayama Looks Like a Daylight-Filled Industrial Greenhouse

Transparent F3 House by Koh Kitayama Looks Like a Daylight-Filled Industrial Greenhouse

Photo © Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd The F3 House resembles a three-story industrial greenhouse. The glazed outer shell of the house is supported by a steel framing system and finished with glass panels

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Conference Crystal Iselsberg is a Glimmering Gem-Shaped Building Set High Up in the Austrian Alps

Conference Crystal Iselsberg is a Glimmering Gem-Shaped Building Set High Up in the Austrian Alps

The ‘crystal’ effect is achieved by glazing slices of the building's faceted volume with very dark, tinted glass. The massing is clearly informed by the mountains. Only when the interior star shape

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