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With the advancements in technology, architects also have a chance to deliver more daring designs, previously conceivable only as a part of an SF movie set. These already futuristic buildings, some of them instant classics, have been built all over the world since the 1990s as more and more cities are growing and tend to be modernized both in terms of structure and aesthetics. Most of these ‘alien’ buildings also feature the [...]

Zaha Hadid has been renowned as a visionary artist whose works often expanded the borders of possibilities in design. Roca London Gallery is surely one of the most innovative projects of her company Zaha Hadid Architects and most probably the most complex one. The design was inspired by water, its movements, physicality and the way it corresponds to the environment. Recreating the natural, curvy lines of water in space was [...]

Autostadt (Car City) is a building complex within the Vokswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. It feautures a car museum, pavilions for cars of the Volkswagen Group brands (Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, Škoda and Volkswagen), numerous multimedia presentations, a cinema and a customer center. Over 400 architects worked on Autostadt from 1994 until 2000 when it was opened. Autostadt is a major tourist attraction visited by over 2 million visitors every [...]

The interior designers and architects from the Indian Mancini Design studio decided to go back to the modernist basics when developing the interior design of the ‘Mocha – Mojo’ coffeehouse in Madras. The ‘beauty through purity’ rule was closely followed and the result is stunning. The design of the coffee shop for 110 persons is reduced to bare functionality, light on pure surfaces and/or pure colors, with a nod to the furniture [...]

When architecture gets the chance to show all its splendor, the results are almost always amazing. The combination of style, space management, usability and human striving to shorten the distances and conquer the space – all that architecture is at its best – then leaves an enduring reminder of what a man can really do. This is our list of the stunning buildings from all over the world that do [...]

Is there a better and more lasting way for a company to advertise its products or services than to build the headquarters in the shape of what it sells? The results can be more or less artistically successful - at times even ridiculous – but the originality of the idea can”t be denied. The Phoenix Financial Center, Phoenix, Arizona AKA The Punchcard Building The Punchcard Building is an example of those lucky coincidences [...]

Completed in April 2011 after almost six years of work on a 90 million euros budget, the Metropol Parasol in Seville, Spain, is a true feat of modern architecture. Situated at Seville’s Plaza de la Encarnacion, the magnificent sequence of seemingly flowing parasols creates the largest wooden structure ever built. The Metropol Parasol was designed by J. Mayer H. architects back in 2004 as part of the revitalization project of [...]

Simple constructions can sometimes be wonderfully upgraded with equally simple additions. The Xiying walkway bay bridge in  in Penghu, Taiwan has recently received a simple, yet remarkable facelift – neon lights in rainbow colors were placed along the upper arch of the bridge. The result looks terrific, especially during the night, when all colors of rainbow can be seen reflected in water, thus turning  an otherwise ordinary walkway bridge into a pleasant [...]

This inspiring, curvilinear house is located on a lake shoreline in Chenequa, Wisconsin. Designed and built by architect Robert Harvey Oshatz from 2009 to 2011, the Chenequa Residence is completely constructed from natural materials. The Chenequa Residence interior features wide windows with magnificent views of the lake and a striking spiraling hem-lock roof that sweeps over the entrance and lifts the upper floor before disappearing from plain view. Robert Harvey [...]

While many people are skeptical about environmental design because they think it is terribly complex and expensive to develop and maintain, it is not really the case. Good environmental design surely takes a bit more effort than an ordinary one, but it’s definitely not rocket science. Sky Garden House by Guz Architects is a wonderfully developed minimalistic design with a curvilinear flare that really brings out the organic coverings. Sky [...]