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Incredible Looking Home Made Entirely From Shipping Containers

Using shipping containers to create unusual and bespoke homes has been done before however it normally involves stacking them on top of each other to create a pretty conventional looking square home. But what London-based designer James Whitaker has done takes things a step further with this amazing desert installation.

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The Instagram Account Sharing The Most Beautiful Libraries In The World


Stadtbibliothek am Mailänderplatz, Stuttgart, Germany

As silent sentinels of the future overflowing with knowledge and information, monumental libraries pair culture and architecture with fascinating results. While the bookworm in all of us daydreams of visiting the endless volumes and sky high shelves of books throughout the world, there’s someone out there doing it: Thomas Guignard. After moving to Canada, the Swiss librarian and photographer has traveled to shoot some of the most beautiful libraries in the world.

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Paris’ Utopian Village Of Concrete Cabbage

This hypnotic, vegetable utopia might look like it rolled out of a Stanley Kubrick film set, but it was in fact the dream project of French architect Gérard Grandval.

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Bublik – Circular Apartment Building In Moscow Is The Pinnacle Of Brutalism

During the socialist time eastern Europe was a home to many unusual ‘brutalist’ structures, Moscow especially. Communist authorities had to industrialize and expand the cities as soon as possible because of large influx of rural population in capital cities.

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The Tiny Tree House Sits Within A Forest In France

Atelier LAVIT have designed the ORIGIN Tree House for their clients in France who wanted to have a unique cabin.

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The Desert House: A Landmark Of American Organic Architecture By Kendrick Bangs Kellogg


Lance Gerber / Nuvue Interactive

Perched on the slope of a rocky hill in the Californian desert, not far from Joshua Tree National Park, the Desert House by American architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg is hard to categorise. Its impressive exterior form which is impeccably composed and sophisticatedly embedded within its natural surroundings consists of numerous cast-concrete slabs, which seem to cover the interior like the foliage of an otherworldly tree.

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Artist Philip Beesley Merges Chemistry, Artificial Intelligence, And Interactivity To Create “Living” Architecture

Multidisciplinary artist and architect Philip Beesley weaves together such a broad array of technologies and systems in his artworks that they legitimately defy description, but the immediate impact of encountering these sprawling interactive installations is visceral and awe-inspiring. His latest work, Astrocyte, connects chemistry, artificial intelligence, and an immersive soundscape to create a living piece of architecture that responds to the presence of viewers.

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The Finalists For The 2017 Art Of Building Photography Awards

If you have a good eye for a photograph and are passionate about the built environment then take part in this year’s Art of Building competition. It is free to enter and your photograph could inspire thousands of people. Previous winners have been featured on the BBC website, throughout the UK national press and in international titles across the globe.

The overall Art of Building winner is chosen by both experts and the public. It is a competition that celebrates buildings and the relationship people have with the built environment. Selected photographs feature in real public installations as the competition transforms construction hoarding into gallery spaces.


“Bicycle Rider” by Hans Wichmann; Avilés, Spain. “The photo shows the Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre in Avilés, northern Spain. It is a successful integration of modern buildings in an old industrial site. A place for large and small people”. (Photo by Hans Wichmann/Art of Building Photography Awards 2017)

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Photos Of The New Colossal Futuristic Library In China With 1.2 Million Books


Ossip van Duivenbode

China recently opened a new futuristic library that contains a staggering 1.2 million books. If you enjoy architectural photography, Dutch photographer Ossip van Duivenbode‘s images of the library will be a feast for your eyes.

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This Street Library In Bulgaria Encourages People To Read

“Rapana” is the first street library in Varna, Bulgaria created by a team of young architects and designers.

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The Family Dog Was Considered In The Design Of This Toronto House


Sarjoun Faour

When Studio AC were designing the renovation of a house in Toronto, they made sure to include a design element for the family dog.

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Reimagining The Simpsons’ Home In 8 Popular Architectural Styles

What better way to demonstrate America’s diverse architectural styles than through the country’s most infamous family — The Simpsons?

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Japan’s Earthquake-Tesistant Dome Houses


Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Nestled near a volcano in southern Japan, 450 quake-resistant dome houses put up by a health resort and decorated with flowers and dinosaurs are drawing visitors from across Asia. A dozen polystyrene foam pieces, each so light that two adults can pick it up, are glued together to make the houses. Cabins modelled after Japanese sweets and made from polystyrene foam withstood last year’s deadly earthquakes in Kumamoto prefecture.

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This Instagram Account Dedicated To… Japanese Water Towers

The Instagram account Top of Water Tower proves that paying more attention to your surroundings leads to interesting visual sights. Dedicated to the tops of water towers in Japan, all colorful and graphic, this is an ongoing photographic collection by Osaka-based @watertoweruc.

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Would You Feel Safe In A Building Like This?

British artist Alex Chinneck has completed his first permanent public installation – a 10-tonne ripped page made from 4,000 bricks.

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