Damiani-Holz & KO Headquarters

Italian studio MoDus Architects created this stunning building for timber construction field, Damiani-Holz & KO headquarters. The building features a system of vertical plywood fins that cover the structure and create a unique-looking facade. Each piece of wood has a specific way that it’s cut, and when they’re placed together it produces an undulating effect that ripples along the building.

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Jockey Club Innovation Tower

Zaha Hadid Architects have designed The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation. The recently-opened building accommodates more than 1,800 students and staff with areas that include studios, labs and workshops, exhibition areas, classrooms, and more. 

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Aviator’s Villa 

New York-based firm Urban Office Architecture designed theVilla for a retired airline pilot and used the idea of flight as a catalyst for their design. The exterior of the home is envisioned as a composition of disassembled aviation parts that are exposed to the outdoor elements, like the body of a plane. 

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2020 Summer Olympic Stadium

With Japan hosting the 2020 Summer Olympic games they have been looking for venues to hold the historic games in.The National Stadium of Japan by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid is one of the confirmed places. The stadium, which has been chosen for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, is also the possible home to the 2020 opening ceremony.

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Edgeland House

Bercy Chen Studio is giving land in Austin, Texas a second chance. Taking what was once an industrial site, they designed the Edgeland House, a structure that’s built into the landscape and keeps its carbon footprint small. The triangular roof is lined with lush green sod and the house is designed to look like a scar and represent a healing of a barren past.

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World War II garage repurposed

The bright, eco-friendly design was developed by Graypants, Inc, a firm based in both Seattle and Amsterdam who strive to produce thoughtful projects that tell a good story. Sitting along the edge of the Puget Sound in Washington, the post-World War II garage was filled with a rich history. To maintain the essence of that past life, Graypants repurposed many of the existing materials to combine old and new into the beautifully open design

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Tresarca House

Architect’s assemblageSTUDIO has designed this beautiful home in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. At Tresarca, the materials develop a layering of mass as you move from the basement to the private realm. Each layer is representational of the stratification of the nearby Red Rock Mountains. Change of materials provides the variety of textures associated with the rock formations. Crevices between the masses form an oasis where landscape and water cool the space. 

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Make kiosks

Designed by UK based architecture firm Make Architects, these kiosks were designed to be easily transportable and visually stunning, which provides street vendors in London with a secure way to close up shop for the night

New City Flower 

Chinese architectural firm UA studio 7 has designed a 1,000-foot-tall contemporary skyscraper  in China in an effort to reinvigorate the local area. Inspired by the shape of a rosebud, the tower features six “petals” that rise from the building’s base and wrap around the cylindrical structure, subtly overlapping each other. At the base of the design are sloping green hills to help offset the monumental column and create a podium for the “flower.”

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Surreal New York

Oregon-based photographer Brad Sloan on a 3-day trip to New York City managed to capture some spectacular shots of the Big Apple in that short amount of time. Sloan, turns oft-photographed streets and landmarks into incredible images of architecture that seem like surreal, continuous skylines straight out of the film Inception.

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