Architecture

Refuge du Goûter: Space-Age Self-Sufficient Alpine Lodge is the Highest Building in France

Refuge du Goûter: Space-Age Self-Sufficient Alpine Lodge is the Highest Building in France

Located on one of the most popular routes used by climbers hoping to scale Mont Blanc, the Refuge du Goûter took five years to plan and three more to build. Dubbed a 'high-altitude hotel,' the project

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A++ Architecture Unveils Plans for Shipping Container Homes in Bodrum, Turkey

A++ Architecture Unveils Plans for Shipping Container Homes in Bodrum, Turkey

A++ Architecture recently unveiled plans to construct a cluster of net zero energy buildings in Bodrum, Turkey. The new development will feature a number of highly efficient, low cost homes made from

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Grandparents Build a Fairytale Treehouse for Lucky Grandchildren

Grandparents Build a Fairytale Treehouse for Lucky Grandchildren

A couple of lucky boys in Dallas have their very own fairytale treehouse that was built for them by their grandparents. Steve and Jeri Wakefield hired James Curvan to design the multi-level treehouse,

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Nation’s largest shipping container restaurant was installed in just 3 days

Nation’s largest shipping container restaurant was installed in just 3 days

Located on a former brownfield along the French Broad River, the Smoky Park Supper Club is a shining example of adaptive reuse and brownfield reclamation. Logan, owner of the downtown Asheville restaurant

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Morphosis plans ultra-thin reflective skyscraper for Swiss resort valley

Morphosis plans ultra-thin reflective skyscraper for Swiss resort valley

The '7132 Tower' is intended to be an impressive and eye-catching feature in itself, but the architects also worked to make sure the building cooperates with its beautiful natural environment. To that

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Star Wars Tatooine villages in Tunisia have been taken over by ISIS

Star Wars Tatooine villages in Tunisia have been taken over by ISIS

The infamous Tunisian Star Wars sets, that represent Luke Skywalker's desert planet of Tatooine, have had it rough in the past. If it's not Imperial Stormtroopers, then the sets are being threatened by

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James Whitaker designs funky light-filled office space out of shipping containers

James Whitaker designs funky light-filled office space out of shipping containers

An advertising agency commissioned Whitaker to develop the Hechingen Studio design as a low-cost cargotecture workspace near the rural German town of Hechingen. Although the project was never

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Azerbaijan’s 2015 Expo Pavilion Keeps a Small Energy Footprint Inside a Slatted Timber Shell

Azerbaijan’s 2015 Expo Pavilion Keeps a Small Energy Footprint Inside a Slatted Timber Shell

The designers created a modular system within the Azerbaijan pavilion so that various levels can be reconfigured to accommodate a variety of different uses. Each floor is connected via an escalator and

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SoNo Arhitekti Unveils Prismatic Slovenia Pavilion for the 2015 World Expo

SoNo Arhitekti Unveils Prismatic Slovenia Pavilion for the 2015 World Expo

SoNo Arhiteki won the bid to design the Slovenian Pavilion for the 2015 Milan Expo. Inspired by the expo's theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life," SoNo Arhiteki based their sawtooth pavilion off the

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A Church in the Netherlands has been converted into a house of coffee worship

A Church in the Netherlands has been converted into a house of coffee worship

An 18th-Century abbey in the Netherlands has been transformed into a center of worship for caffeine and great conversation. Located in the hamlet of Abshoven in the Dutch province of Limburg, the

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Vo Trong Nghia Unveils Towering Bamboo Lotus Pavilion for the World Expo 2015

Vo Trong Nghia Unveils Towering Bamboo Lotus Pavilion for the World Expo 2015

Vo Trong Nghia's lotus pavilion was inspired by local flora, but it holds a universal message. "Growing from the muddy ponds it rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. The flower is proof

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Classic Eichler renovated into a naturally-cooled home that blends indoors and out

Classic Eichler renovated into a naturally-cooled home that blends indoors and out

Klopf Architecture recently remodeled a classic Eichler mid-century home, honoring the iconic home’s style while expanding it to suit the needs of the new homeowners. Working along side Arterra

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Portland architecture students build incredible outdoor stage from 520 recycled pallets

Portland architecture students build incredible outdoor stage from 520 recycled pallets

Calling all indie music fans! Oregon's Pickathon Indie Roots Music Festival is coming to life this August, and we've got your inside look at the awe-inspiring, sustainably crafted stage designs which make

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Samoo Architects & Engineers reveal plans for Ulju Government Complex in South Korea

Samoo Architects & Engineers reveal plans for Ulju Government Complex in South Korea

The architects designed the project as an attempt to combine history, nature and accessibility and create diverse spaces within the complex. While there is a high degree of independence between different

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SelgasCano unveils colorful chrysalis-like designs for the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion

SelgasCano unveils colorful chrysalis-like designs for the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion

Spanish architects Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano of SelgasCano just unveiled designs for the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion, a temporary summer structure to be built in London’s Kensington Gardens. Commissioned

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Henning Larsen Architects reveal plans for a new mosque in Copenhagen that marries Islamic and Nordic design

Henning Larsen Architects reveal plans for a new mosque in Copenhagen that marries Islamic and Nordic design

Henning Larsen Architects has released its plans for a new mosque and Islamic community centre in Dortheavej—an area in northern Copenhagen, Denmark. Commissioned by The Islamic Society of Denmark,

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Kengo Kuma wins design competition for new Paris Metro station

Kengo Kuma wins design competition for new Paris Metro station

Japan-based architecture firm Kengo Kuma & Associates has been named as the winner of the design competition for a new Paris Metro station. The 45,000-square-metre metro stop, located in the northern

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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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INFOGRAPHIC: Are you living in an age-friendly city?

INFOGRAPHIC: Are you living in an age-friendly city?

By 2020, the number of people worldwide who are aged 65 or older will outnumber children under the age of 5. Citizens of advanced age have a very different set of needs than younger generations, and city

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Glassy timber-clad La Chasse Galerie home harmonizes with the lush Laurentian Forest

Glassy timber-clad La Chasse Galerie home harmonizes with the lush Laurentian Forest

The gorgeous la-Chasse-Galerie house is a light filled home designed by Thellend Fortin Architects to harmonize with the wooded area it sits upon. Located in the Laurentian forest outside of Montreal,

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United Nations to send 10,000 flat-packed IKEA shelters to refugees worldwide

United Nations to send 10,000 flat-packed IKEA shelters to refugees worldwide

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) has partnered with social enterprise Better Shelter to move forward on a plan to bring 10,000 of IKEA’s incredible solar-powered flat pack

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Architect builds tiny timber barn for adorable pygmy goats in Bavaria

Architect builds tiny timber barn for adorable pygmy goats in Bavaria

Inspired by the region’s traditional timber homes, Kühnlein built the small barn out of wooden planks and raised it off the ground on timber legs. The structure is made up of stacked spruce lengths

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Jubilee Pavilion in Karlsruhe will help the city celebrate its 300th anniversary in style

Jubilee Pavilion in Karlsruhe will help the city celebrate its 300th anniversary in style

The wooden structure will cover an area of 1000 square meters, and will be composed of the ground floor, including function hall, a stage and cafeteria as well as an exposition floor and two viewing

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Pavegen’s kinetic walkway in South African mall will power rural villages

Pavegen’s kinetic walkway in South African mall will power rural villages

Samsung and Pavegen have collaborated to give shoppers in Sandton City shopping mall a positive take on renewable energy, as part of Samsung’s ‘What If I Can’ campaign.

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Hager Partner and nps tchoban voss collaborate to design a green-roofed rec center near Berlin

Hager Partner and nps tchoban voss collaborate to design a green-roofed rec center near Berlin

The city swimming baths at Nauen near Berlin will be transformed by a new green-roofed entrance building and recreation park designed by naps tchoban voss and Landscape Architects Hager Partner. The

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Contemporary Bedford Park House modestly hides its many green features

Contemporary Bedford Park House modestly hides its many green features

The Bedford Park House’s modest and traditional appearance—the house matches the scale, setback, and exterior brick-and-wood detailing of its neighbors—belies its many impressive sustainable

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Tiny Mogo Freedom trailer transforms into a camper for two

Tiny Mogo Freedom trailer transforms into a camper for two

The adorable and completely portable Mogo Freedom gullwing trailer makes your next road trip an easy overnight experience. The tiny trailer can comfortably sleep two, at night, while toting a bunch of

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Adjaye Associates to transform a Johannesburg industrial building into a verdant residence

Adjaye Associates to transform a Johannesburg industrial building into a verdant residence

A disused 1970s industrial building in Johannesburg may be getting a plant-covered overhaul by London-based designers, Adjaye Associates. Headed up by David Adjaye, the design would revamp the Hallmark

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Heimplanet’s inflatable 6-person Nias tent pitches in a snap

Heimplanet’s inflatable 6-person Nias tent pitches in a snap

The large and breathable Nias tent comprises an inner tent, fly sheet, and the inflatable diamond grid frame. These parts work together in unison for extremely fast pitching so that all users need to do

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Green-roofed concrete outbuilding is an extension of the rural Spanish landscape

Green-roofed concrete outbuilding is an extension of the rural Spanish landscape

The multipurpose outbuilding serves as a warehouse and workshop with space for changing rooms, a new biomass boiler, and farm machinery. Located between the farmhouse and farmland, the green-roofed

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