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12 Facts About the Sagrada Familia and Gaudi Architecture. For 135 years, Barcelona's Sagrada Familia has slowly been marching its way toward completion.

12 Facts About the Sagrada Familia and Gaudi Architecture

The focal point of famed architect Antoni Gaudí's career, the church has undergone trials and tribulations, but is finally reaching the end of construction. An unforgettable part of Barcelona's skyline, its multiple facades and towers are stuffed with ornate sculpture and mosaics, making it a feast for the eyes. With the project stretching on for generations, everyone from author George Orwell to architects Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier have given their opinions on the architecture. Clover House by MAD Architects is a whimsical Japanese kindergarten built on the bones of an old house.

Dokk1 in Aarhus, Denmark, is the best new public library of 2016. Adam Mørk Around the world, architects and communities are grappling to define the 21st-century library, representing a paradigm shift from the hushed repository of physical books to a tech-savvy, inclusive space to unite people around learning, shared interests, and exploration in an ever-lonelier digital world.

Dokk1 in Aarhus, Denmark, is the best new public library of 2016.

So what does the library of the future look like? One striking example is Dokk1, in Denmark’s second-largest city of Aarhus, which won an international contest earlier this month for the best public library of 2016. Designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and completed in 2015, the library beat out nominated libraries from Australia and the U.S. at the annual meeting of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions in Columbus, Ohio. ”Dokk1 is an unusually successful encounter between two beautiful Danish traditions,” Danish Culture Minister Bertel Haarder said in a press release. House Vision Tokyo asks leading Japanese architects to imagine the housing of the future. House Vision A house with a refrigerator accessible from the outside for grocery deliveries, a future Airbnb rental house with a community space on the ground floor, and a house for upscale global nomads are some of the projects at House Vision Tokyo 2016, an event curated by Muji creative director Kenya Hara in which 12 leading Japanese architects use the home as a point of departure for designing solutions for the future of housing in Japan.

House Vision Tokyo asks leading Japanese architects to imagine the housing of the future.

The theme of the second installment of the event, which was last held in 2013, is “Co-Dividual: Split and Connect/Separate and Come Together.” The theme “addresses the question of how we can bring together and re-connect individuals, urban and rural areas, and fragmented technologies,” the organizers said in a project description. Below are some highlights, and you can check out all 12 housing projects featured in the event, which opened Saturday and runs until Aug. 28, here. Incredible Bamboo Architecture in Baoxi, China 2 clicks. Youth Hostel / Design Hotel by Anna Heringer.

Incredible Bamboo Architecture in Baoxi, China 2 clicks

Celebrating bamboo as a construction material, the first International Bamboo Architecture Biennale took place in the small village of Baoxi, China in 2016. The mainly agricultural mountain village is located twelve hours from Shanghai and is now home to these incredible structures designed by twelve international architects. These images, shot by photographer Julien Lanoo, give a sense at how the bamboo buildings blend into the community as permanent structures. “For centuries, bamboo was used in these rural communities in many different ways,” Lanoo tells us via email. Round Homes, Architecture and Curves click 2x. Who says you have to live in a rectangular house?

Round Homes, Architecture and Curves click 2x

In fact, a quick look at the history of architecture tells us that many indigenous cultures relied on circular dwellings. And lately, they are undergoing a resurgence with tiny home enthusiasts looking to maximize space or green homeowners seeking energy efficient options. What makes round architecture so appealing? “If people do not have angles then we should not live in boxes,” declared architect Charles Deaton. Looking upwards in Hong Kong. One man turned nursing home design on its head when he created this stunning facility. Elderly Japanese women build unique retirement home - 2 clicks. Check out this incredible multi-home teepee structure called “Jikka” designed by Tokyo-based architect Issei Suma.

Elderly Japanese women build unique retirement home - 2 clicks

It’s in a rural, mountainous region of Japan known as Shizuoka Prefecture. It was designed to house a pair of elderly ladies whose idea of ‘retirement home’ is far from traditional. Michael william lester animates architectural landmarks with quirky personalities. Mar 30, 2016 michael william lester animates architectural landmarks with quirky personalities michael william lester animates architectural landmarks with quirky personalities(above) marina bay sands, singaporeit takes all three marina bay sands to lift the world’s longest elevated swimming pool.all images courtesy of michael william lester.

michael william lester animates architectural landmarks with quirky personalities

THE WORLD OF ARCHITECTURE. Zaha Hadid’s Innovative Architecture and Design. London Has A New Skyscraper And It's A Bit Of A Cock-Up - NewsCrusher. London has a habit of introducing quirky buildings, including the ‘cheese grater’, ‘walkie talkie’ and the ‘gherkin’ but the latest one to be, erm, erected might need a bit of a rethink as, and we’re going to be blunt here – it resembles a massive penis.

London Has A New Skyscraper And It's A Bit Of A Cock-Up - NewsCrusher

There, we said it. Spire London, as it has been officially called, is a 67-storey, 235 metre high building – making it the tallest building in Western Europe. From below the building looks innocent enough, but seen from above, it’s likely to induce some very immature giggles. The £800 million building which will sit by Canary Wharf in London’s docklands and includes a gym, infinity pool, cinema and cocktail bar, has already been given a number of nicknames, including ‘Towering Innuendo,’ and ‘The Crystal Phallus.’ It’s being built by China’s biggest private property company, Greenland Group, and is due for completion in 2020. 25 examples of great architecture - Designer Daily.

Big media will often give a lot of attention to huge architectural projects like towers in Dubaï or Shanghai.

25 examples of great architecture - Designer Daily

In this list, I’d like to give some exposure to some more human-scaled cool houses. 1. Alpine Hut Wonderful alpine hut by slovenian architecture studio Ofis Arhitekti. 2. 30 architectural masterpieces. Home - Africa vernacular architecture. Asian Historical Architecture: a Photographic Survey.

Teepee-shaped buildings by Issei Suma house community kitchen and pool. This cluster of tent-like structures was designed by Tokyo architect Issei Suma to provide meals and accommodation to the elderly residents of a small Japanese community (+ slideshow).

Teepee-shaped buildings by Issei Suma house community kitchen and pool

Called Jikka, the small complex is made up of five pointy structures, containing an assortment of facilities including a spiral-shaped paddling pool and a spacious kitchen. Suma designed the buildings for a pair of ladies in their 60s, one a social worker and the other a cook. Home by Hiroshi Nakamura looks like a cluster of timber tepees. 10 Amazing Modern Architectural Wonders. Capital Gate – Abu Dhabi, UAE This leaning tour in the UAE puts the Tower of Pisa to shame. Capital Gate, a skyscraper in Abu Dhabi adjacent to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, is designed with a striking lean. Marc Kushner: Why the buildings of the future will be shaped by ... you.

The line multi-purpose building by randan hubicka architectural studio. Dec 03, 2015 the line multi-purpose building by randan hubicka architectural studio the line multi-purpose building by randan hubicka architectural studioall images courtesy of radan hubicka architectural studio. Here's an Illustrated Glimpse at Different Housing Conditions Around the Globe. By Robert Montenegro The states of your house, household, and community vary greatly based on where you live. That's not a groundbreaking statement.

We can all perceive differences; it's harder to conceptualize comparisons between nations and regions. Have you ever wondered where your country stacks up against the rest? Studio_GAON breathes life into small seoul alleyway with blooming house. Dec 21, 2015. Ole Scheeren: Why great architecture should tell a story. City in the Sky - concept architecture. 100 Ideas That Changed Architecture. Building Beauty From Brutalism: Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernández. 18 Surreal City Photos Suggest the Future Has Arrived. "Earth In The Future" [2014 Documentary] Architectural inspiration. The 20 Most Inspiring TED Talks for Architects. Are you feeling short on inspiration today?

For a jump-start, try watching one of these twenty TED Talks – a follow-up to last year’s post “The 10 Most Inspirational TED Talks for Architects.” Wherever your interests lie, the passionate people featured in these videos – from WikiHouse founder Alastair Parvin to famed photographer Iwan Baan and architectural great Moshe Safdie - will get your creative juices flowing. See them all, after the break. 1.

Carolyn Steel: How Food Shapes Our Cities. National Museum Of The American Indian. Small or tiny homes. He had an epiphany while living in a dumpster. And it could help change the future of housing. History of the Karakalpak Yurt.