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J. Mayer H.’s Striated JOH3 Apartment Complex Reinterprets the Classic Berliner Residential Building

J. Mayer H.’s Striated JOH3 Apartment Complex Reinterprets the Classic Berliner Residential Building

JOH3 is a unique residential building in downtown Berlin developed by Euroboden and designed by J. Mayer H.. Located on Johannisstraße in Mitte, Berlin’s downtown district, the seven story building

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Dandelion Clock is a Bodacious Modular Kindergarten in Germany

Dandelion Clock is a Bodacious Modular Kindergarten in Germany

The four modules are arranged around a central atrium. This daylit space and naturally-ventilated space has multiple functions: It is an indoor playing field, a dining hall and it regulates traffic

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MOTAT’s Aviation Display Hall Protects Historic Planes and the Environment

MOTAT’s Aviation Display Hall Protects Historic Planes and the Environment

The Aviation Display Hall was built to extend MOTAT's existing facilities and house all of their aviation exhibits. The new building is over 3,000 sq m and is actually built on top of a former landfill,

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The Garden School is a New Green-Roofed Learning Facility for China

The Garden School is a New Green-Roofed Learning Facility for China

Strategic orientation of the 51,000 square meter Garden School, construction of which is currently underway, makes optimum use of passive solar design, daylighting, and natural ventilation. Some of the

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The Kantana Film Institute is Shaded by a Sawtooth Brick Wall in Thailand

The Kantana Film Institute is Shaded by a Sawtooth Brick Wall in Thailand

The $1 million Kantana Institute in Kakhonprathom province was dedicated to Thailand's master of drama Pradit Kaljareuk. It is a one story facility separated into five sections, namely an administrative

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Djuric Tardio’s Airy Parisian Home Is Topped with a Green Roof Garden

Djuric Tardio’s Airy Parisian Home Is Topped with a Green Roof Garden

A rainwater harvesting system ensures that the terrace garden can be irrigated without using more than the client's fair share of water. Oversized and doubled-glazed south-facing windows permit plenty of

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New French Embassy in China Has a Golden Silk-Screened Facade

New French Embassy in China Has a Golden Silk-Screened Facade

© Adagp photographe Noelle Hoeppe Inaugurated by French President Nicholas Sarkozy in late 2011, the 20,000 sq m French embassy is the culmination of eight years of work. It serves as the chancellery,

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Shiny Copper-Clad Hive Library Built to Resist Climate Change Until 2050

Shiny Copper-Clad Hive Library Built to Resist Climate Change Until 2050

Satisfying a wide range of public services in one compact building, the Worcester library incorporates a host of sustainability features that make the building adaptable to climate change predicted by

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Urban-Think Tank Awarded Silver Holcim Award For Colorful Community Center in São Paulo

Urban-Think Tank Awarded Silver Holcim Award For Colorful Community Center in São Paulo

Although Grotão is located in the center of the city, only one road connects it to the larger circulation systems of Sao Paulo, which limits the residents access to essential amenities. The goal of

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Ultra-Compact Loft Apartment in Prague Has an Oven in the Stairs!

Ultra-Compact Loft Apartment in Prague Has an Oven in the Stairs!

Just about every piece of furniture has a dual purpose in this lovely loft apartment. The stairs have a built in kitchen unit and bookshelves, which we love, the bathroom cabinets incorporate the washer

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CUBE TUBE is a Pixelated Office & Restaurant in China

CUBE TUBE is a Pixelated Office & Restaurant in China

The 'CUBE' building is a square 32 meter office tower, while 'TUBE' is a 55 meter long restaurant. Most buildings in the area are based on the Tei Kanmuri style, but the client wanted a landmark building

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Rustic French Carpenter’s Offices Are Perched on Stilts

Rustic French Carpenter’s Offices Are Perched on Stilts

The new branching offices look like a network of tree houses perched on four meter stilts, but two staircases bring them back to ground level. One leads to an exterior picnic spot while another extends to

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Swiss ESGE Secondary School Has a Funky Tetris Facade

Swiss ESGE Secondary School Has a Funky Tetris Facade

The ESGE Ecole Secondaire de Genolier was built out of concrete, which isn't our favorite construction material but iPas claims that this choice gives the project longevity and therefore increases its

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Galen Lobby Retrofitted With Colorful Beer Crate Furniture in Singapore

Galen Lobby Retrofitted With Colorful Beer Crate Furniture in Singapore

The Galen Lobby was originally like any old boring corporate lobby with a double height atrium and a glass curtain wall, but Ascendas wanted to turn it into something more exciting that would also save

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The Vissershok School is a Colorful Shipping Container Classroom for Kids in South Africa

The Vissershok School is a Colorful Shipping Container Classroom for Kids in South Africa

Three South African companies, namely Woolworths, Safmarine, and AfriSam, sponsored the Vissershok Container Classroom project which is a boon for the children of farm workers living in the impoverished

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Glass House Mountain House Celebrates the Environment on Australia’s Sunshine Coast

Glass House Mountain House Celebrates the Environment on Australia’s Sunshine Coast

Perched on the edge of the Glass House range, the Maleny House is sited to take in the views. Bark Design Architects looked to the site for inspiration and designed the home to make the most of the

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Block 11 is a Perforated Parking Lot With a Facade of Hanging Plants in The Netherlands

Block 11 is a Perforated Parking Lot With a Facade of Hanging Plants in The Netherlands

Block 11 is particularly unique because of the perforated facade which depicts images common to the Flevoland province including birds, windmills, garden gnomes, and bird houses. But here's the catch:

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Betillon Dorval-Bory’s Anabatic Office Makes Use of Natural Winds to Keep Cool In a Hot & Humid Climate

Betillon Dorval-Bory’s Anabatic Office Makes Use of Natural Winds to Keep Cool In a Hot & Humid Climate

Betillon/Dorval-Bory's design for Fundecor's new office began with an analysis of the site and the prevailing climatic conditions. Knowing that the tropical site would need some serious cooling, they

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Cocoon is a Spiraling Mesh-Encased Office Nestled Into a Park in Zurich

Cocoon is a Spiraling Mesh-Encased Office Nestled Into a Park in Zurich

Cocoon is a 1,900 sqm office building for Swiss Life in Zurich designed by Camenzind Evolution. The elliptical building is located in Zurich’s Seefeld district on a hillside with views overlooking the

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Amazing Stork Nest Farm Features a Gigantic Woven Bird Nest Riding Arena

Amazing Stork Nest Farm Features a Gigantic Woven Bird Nest Riding Arena

Work began on the renovation and rehabilitation of the farmstead back in 2006 so that it could be used for company presentations, corporate events and leisure activities. The farmstead is situated around

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Awesome Fun-House Mirrored Pavilion Replaces Sad Graffiti-Covered Structure in Copenhagen

Awesome Fun-House Mirrored Pavilion Replaces Sad Graffiti-Covered Structure in Copenhagen

The Mirror House is a minimalist structure clad in heat-treated wood and shutters that promote natural ventilation. At night the shutters are closed. At both of the gabled ends of the 140 square meter

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Louvered LAM Café is a Gorgeous Naturally Daylit Coffee House in Vietnam

Louvered LAM Café is a Gorgeous Naturally Daylit Coffee House in Vietnam

LAM means louvers in english, and this building method was chosen for a number of reasons. First, construction needed to be completed quickly, and this modular method allowed the owners to get a building

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Toda House: Japanese Home Perched on Stilts Has an Awesome View of Hiroshima

Toda House: Japanese Home Perched on Stilts Has an Awesome View of Hiroshima

The Toda House consists of one continuous wraparound volume that is cloaked in a panel of well-insulated glass. This affords the home not only the view, which is enviable enough, but also plenty of

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The Bilbao Arena’s Green Lizard-Like Facade Defends Against the Spanish Sun

The Bilbao Arena’s Green Lizard-Like Facade Defends Against the Spanish Sun

There are two parts to the Bilbao Arena, which is open to local residents when there are no sporting activities taking place. The loud enclosed arena is situated further away from the surrounding homes to

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Shimmery Hansha Reflection House Thinks Outside The Japanese Box

Shimmery Hansha Reflection House Thinks Outside The Japanese Box

The public, private, and service programs of the house have been separated, with the public portions upstairs, peering through the windows facing the park's lake and sakura trees. Strategically placed,

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H Arquitectes’ Triangular House 712 Takes Shape with Perforated Bricks

H Arquitectes’ Triangular House 712 Takes Shape with Perforated Bricks

The perforated brick façade may enhance the geometric home’s façade, but they also boast an advantage over regular bricks. Behind the perforated façade sits an air chamber that increases natural

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Angkasa Raya: Landmark Tower Set to Hover Amidst Sky Gardens in Kuala Lumpur

Angkasa Raya: Landmark Tower Set to Hover Amidst Sky Gardens in Kuala Lumpur

Comprised of two slab-like blocks set upon a lush plinth at the base, and third slab mounted on top of the sky gardens, the tower was designed to compliment but not mirror the iconic twin towers next

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Adin Design’s Rainbow-Hued Glass Facade Adds a Bright Splash of Color to Kolkata, India

Adin Design’s Rainbow-Hued Glass Facade Adds a Bright Splash of Color to Kolkata, India

The very mention of India all too often evokes images of mundane, densely-populated streets, which is exactly the stereotype Adin Design meant to shake off with this beautiful rainbow-hued facade.

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Stay Cool in CplusC Architects’ Super Ventilated Curl Curl Beach House

Stay Cool in CplusC Architects’ Super Ventilated Curl Curl Beach House

Curl Curl House is comprised of two open spaces divided by a central core. The public side includes a kitchen, a dining room, and a living room while the private side has two bedrooms and a bathroom. The

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