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Shell House

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Situated within a dense thickness of trees the Shell House by Kotaro Ide of Artechnic unravels itself displaying its contrasting underbelly to the private audience of its owners. Brazen yet shy, the house’s open form hidden within the trees presents an honest display of relevance to its situation. The curved forms synonymous with the outer shell of a snail or sea-faring crustacean stand on a plinth of wood creating the illusion that the form floats above the forest bed. (via World Architecture News) Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

League of Shadows Pavilion

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Designed by Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich of P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, the League of Shadows Pavilion has been declared winner of an architectural design competition for a 1,200-seat outdoor pavilion at SCI-Arc. Photobucket Photobucket

East Beach Café

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket The East Beach Café is an wonderful structure designed by Heatherwick Studio, sits right on the beach in Littlehampton, West Sussex. 'The cafe is a great hollow hulk of welded steel that is practical and resilient, designed to avoid the cliche of another dull seaside pavilion.' Photobucket Photobucket

Endesa Solar Pavilion By IAAC

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Endesa Pavilion is a self-sufficient solar prototype installed at the Marina Dock, within the framework of the International BCN Smart City Congress. Over a period of one year it will be used as control room for monitoring and testing several projects related to intelligent power management. The pavillion is actually the prototype of a multi-scale construction system. A facade composed by modular components, like solar brick, that respond to photovoltaic gaining, solar protection, insulation, ventilation, lighting ... The same parametric logic adapt façade geometries to the specific environmental requirements for each point of the building. It is is a single component that integrates all levels of intelligence that the building needs. Photobucket Photobucket

Department of Islamic Arts at Louvre

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket This is the new design for the department of Islamic Arts at Louvre, result of collaboration with architects Rudy Ricciotti and Mario Bellini. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

NaCl House

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket The NaCl House by Virginia based studio David Jameson Architect. This 4,860 square foot, radically shaped home is located in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Photography by Paul Warcholvia (via ArchDaily) Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Hill House

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket A stunning unconvential Hill House located near Melbourne, Australia, designed by Andrew Maynard Architects. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

BTV Branch Innsbruck

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket This four-storey building, for European bank BTV by Austrian architect Rainer Köberl 'suggests a chessboard, but also has something of the white snow-covered mountains that surround Innsbruck'. Link here. Photobucket Photobucket

The Havøysund Tourist Route

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket 'Norway’s Havøysund Tourist Route is a beautiful concrete structure located in the High North where the country’s sprawling mountains meet the Arctic Ocean. Designed by Norwegian Architects, Reiulf Ramstad, the twisting structure is equal parts art and function by serving as an unconventional ramp leading visitors through the rugged terrain down to the water. It’s also one of Norway’s 18 national tourist attractions encouraging visitors and locals to slow down and take in the country’s natural beauty.' Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Ant House by mA-style Architects

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Loving this minimalist residence in Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan designed by the Japanese firm, mA-style Architects. More here. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket