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Petter Dass Museum by Snøhetta

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Snøhetta designed this Museum in honor of Petter Dass, one of Norways most important and beloved National poets. The strong historical importance of the surroundings made the task of locating and designing a new building on the site sensitive and very challenging. Snøhetta‘s team decided to make a new site by making a cut in the landscape. This […]

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House 108 by H Arquitectes

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The House 108 designed by H Arquitectes is located on a sloping hillside in Girona, Spain. The house adapts to its natural setting, following the inclination to the hillside. The interior have a direct relationship with the outside through the width openings that allows ventilation and natural lighting. Originally Posted On Coolboom

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Xi Gallery by Mass Studies

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Located in Yeonsan-dong, Pusan, Korea, this building was designed by Mass Studies for the purpose of promoting “Xi”, a brand of apartments. The building also shares the space of the floor area as a variable cultural space for the locals, creating a brand-new building typology, a Housing Cultural Center. Originally Posted On Coolboom

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Museum of the Sea by César Portela

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The Museum of the Sea, located next to the city of Vigo, Galicia, Spain, has been projected by César Portela in collaboration of Aldo Rossi. This museum is an addition to a public space that invites us to learn, respect and love the sea. Originally Posted On Coolboom

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Alan Family House Extension by NMDA

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Neil M. Denari Architects designed this spectacular house extension for a creative and democratic couple with three daughters. The new design leaves half of the house for the daughter’s bedrooms and incorporates the other half plus new extensions in front and back into a public zone and a private bedroom for the parents. This strategy amounts to a […]

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Spiral Cafe by Marks Barfield Architects

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The Spiral Cafe, designed by Marks Barfield Architects, is a competition winning design that combines art and commerce to bring life to a new public space. The building form is inspired by the 13th century mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci who identified the natural patterns of growth found throughout the universe. Like a shell, the exterior of the cafe is rough, rugged and durable patinated […]

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The Official School of Languages by Javier Garcia-Solera Vera

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The Official School of Languages, projected by architect Javier Garcia-Solera Vera, is located in a plot of Elche, Spain, that faces only one good direction, north, onto a recently planted palm grove. In the other directions are only noise, cars, the tumult of school doorways, etc. All the rooms look to the palm grove in search of light, views and tranquillity. In the […]

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JinHua Architecture Park

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The JinHua Architecture Park, China, is a micro-city of pavilions, designed by 16 architects from all over the world, scattered along the banks of the river Yiwu. Lets explore all the pavilions one by one… Originally Posted On Coolboom

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Welcome Center by Till Schweizer

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The Welcome Center, designed by Till Schweizer, is situated at a crucial point of the JinHua Architectur Park. The pavilion overlooks at a significant bend of the river bank, therefore it marks the turning point in the overall direction and perception while entering or leaving the park. The pavilion is more a translucent sculpture than self explaining building, […]

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The Ancient Tree by Christ & Gantenbein

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Christ & Gantenbein designed The Ancient Tree for the JinHua Architecture Park. The project stands on this site much like an old and gnarled tree, under whose protection people may meet in this new and artificial landscape. Originally Posted On Coolboom

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