Royal Ontario Museum Extension by Daniel Libeskind

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 city. Read more […]
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Litracon: light-transmitting concrete

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 small pieces of aggregate. The glass fibers lead light by points between the two sides of Read more […]
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Butterfly House by Lippmann Associates

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 butterfly, the living wing facing west over Sydney Harbour and the bedroom wing facing east over the Pacific Ocean, with a central glazed Read more […]
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Fallingwater House Animation

Cristóbal Vila presents a short computer graphic movie featuring the Frank Lloyd Wright Masterpiece, the Fallingwater House. In the animation you can see how the house was built, showing its internal structure and offering points of view not so well known that really helps to understand the volume of the house. Read more […]
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Tama Art University Library by Toyo Ito

The new Tama Art University library designed by Toyo Ito will provide a range of facilities designed to develop the intellect and enhance life in a contemporary information society. The first floor features a gallery space where students will be able to assimilate the latest information from every angle. The gallery will act as a space for various exciting events and exhibitions. On the second floor, there is a space for reading where the stacks and reading seats are in perfect harmony. With Read more […]
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Bibliometro by Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos

Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos proyected Bibliometro, a public library stands in the metro stations of Madrid in which passengers may take books to lend and leave them back in any station. Bibliometro intends not only the traffic of culture across the subway of Madrid but also to make readable the journeys of millions of passengers every day. These small pavilions, 7,8 x 2,5 meters, are immerse in the circulation of passengers and its sinuous shape adapts to its flow. They are built with Read more […]
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The Brasserie by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

The Brasserie is an incredible restaurant designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in the year 2000. The restaurant is located in the stone base of the Seagram Building, New York, entirely without glass or view. The design emphasizes the social aspects of dining. Entrance from the street is transformed into the ritual of “making an entrance”. Initially, a sensor in the revolving entry door triggers a video snapshot that is added to a continuously changing display over the bar, announcing every Read more […]
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Liangzhu Culture Museum by David Chipperfield Architects

David Chipperfield Architects has recently completed the Liangzhu Culture Museum in Liangzhu Cultural Village, China. The museum, which will house a collection of archaeological findings from the Liangzhu culture, forms the northern point of a park characterised by water. The museum is composed of four bar-formed volumes. These volumes all have the same width of 18 meters but differ in height, emerging as a sculptural form visible from the outside. The courtyards inserted in each volume are Read more […]
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