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Butterfly House by Lippmann Associates

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The Buttergly House by Lippmann Associates is a 420 square meters house with a voluptuous sculptural form that has been widely and critically acclaimed The house was designed for a Chinese property developer who insisted that the house have “no straight lines” to attract good “chi” in accordance with Feng Shui principles. The building has two wings like a […]

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Litracon: light-transmitting concrete

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Litracon, invented by Hungarian architect Áron Losonczi, presents the phenomenon of light transmitting concrete in the form of a widely applicable new building material. Litracon is a combination of optical fibers and fine concrete. It can be produced as prefabricated building blocks and panels. Due to the small size of the fibers, they blend into concrete becoming a component of the material like […]

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Royal Ontario Museum Extension by Daniel Libeskind

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On June 2, the Royal Ontario Museum inaugurated the new addition projected by Daniel Libeskind, the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. The new extension provides dynamic new architecture, the creation of a great public attraction and 9.000 square meters of new exhibition space. Located on one of the most prominent intersections in downtown Toronto, Canada, the museum becomes a dynamic center for the […]

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Troja Arc Lamp by Hansandfranz

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The Troja Arc Lamp is a floor lamp designed by hansandfranz and uses hundreds of individual LEDs in an adjustable aluminum frame to create a soft glow. Originally Posted On Coolboom

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Liszt Concert Hall by Atelier Kempe Thill

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Through an international architectural contest, it was determined that the design from the Rotterdam Studio of Kempe Thill best fulfilled the architectural and functional requirements. The concert hall in Raiding, Austria, is built in a beautiful park directly opposite from the house were Franz Liszt was born. The building contains a chamber-music hall for 600 visitors which proportions and dimensions are […]

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Wood Processing & Furniture Design: Students Prototypes

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The University of Belgrade founded in 2005 the Wood Processing & Furniture Design Department. This department is highly committed to Modern Art, sustainable design and ecological means of building. The students formulate ideas for new construction and assembly methods, developing inventive forms that have potential for new products. They described their work as “following the well-known principle of less […]

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Single Hauz by Front Architects

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Front Architects designed the Single Hauz, a house/shelter proposal for so called “singles”. Inspired by a city billboard, it is designed as an object suitable for almost every place on earth. Originally Posted On Coolboom

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Traffic of Clouds at the Program Gallery

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The Traffic of Clouds is a large scale site-specific installation at the Program Gallery in Berlin, developed by Hackenbroich Architekten in collaboration with Jan Christensen. The Traffic of Clouds will dissolve the boundaries between exhibition space and office, hybridizing the formerly separated gallery and office functions. Folding upon itself in waves of wood, the structure’s fluid form accommodates various activities simultaneously. Those who work […]

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Lace Fence by Demakersvan

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The Lace Fence designed by Demakersvan is a security fence unique in its design by its craft and assembled patterns. The patterns come in a variety of themes, showing how something which was meant purely functional can also be decorative. Originally Posted On Coolboom

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Leaf Chapel by Klein Dytham Architecture

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The Leaf Chapel, designed by Klein Dytham Architecture in 2004, sits within the grounds of the Risonare Resort in Kobuchizawa, Japan, a refreshingly green setting with beautiful views to the Yatsugatuke peaks and Mount Fuji. The chapel is formed by two leaves. The glass leaf with its delicate lace pattern motif emulates a pergola. The white steel leaf perforated with 4700 […]

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