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Elora Hardy: Magical houses, made of bamboo. Gallery: 10 buildings showing the future of architecture. We’re entering a new age in architecture — one where we expect our buildings to deliver far more than just shelter.

Gallery: 10 buildings showing the future of architecture

We want buildings that inspire us while helping the environment; buildings that delight our senses while serving the needs of a community; buildings made possible both by new technology and re-purposed materials. In my TED Book, The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings, I compiled an architectural cabinet of wonders to celebrate the most innovative buildings of today and tomorrow. Here are 10 of them, including a reindeer viewing station, an inflatable concert hall and a very clever housing complex. Tverrfjellhytta reindeer pavilion in Hjerkinn, Norway. Dezeen - architecture and design magazine. En images : les impressionnantes sculptures de sable d'un artiste new-yorkais. Ces cabanes spectaculaires perchées dans les arbres à travers le monde. La Sagrada Familia achevée grâce aux imprimantes 3D ?

Friches urbaines : 6 exemples de reconversions réussies - Sortir. Gallery: 10 buildings showing the future of architecture. Vertical Forest: An Urban Treehouse That Protect Residents from Air and Noise Pollution. © Beppe Giardino A potted forest of trees and branching steel beams disguise this 5-story apartment building in Turin, Italy.

Vertical Forest: An Urban Treehouse That Protect Residents from Air and Noise Pollution

Designed by Luciano Pia, 25 Verde brings plants up off the ground in an attempt to evade Turin’s homogeneous urban scene and integrate life into the facade of the residential building. The undulating structure creates a transition from outdoors to in, holding 150 trees that absorb close to 200,000 liters of carbon dioxide an hour. This natural absorption brings pollution protection to its residents, helping to eliminate harmful gasses caused by cars and harsh sounds from the bustling streets outside. PS I Love You: Celebrate Photoshop's 25th Anniversary with 10 Examples of Augmented Architecture. As most of us know, time flies when you’re having fun with Photoshop... but you may not have realized that today marks the 25th birthday of Adobe’s flagship program!

PS I Love You: Celebrate Photoshop's 25th Anniversary with 10 Examples of Augmented Architecture

This extraordinarily multifunctional piece of software is a staple for every creative professional, including artists, graphic designers, animators, photographers, web designers, publishers… and, of course architects. To commemorate the application’s prestigious Silver Jubilee, here are ten of the most outrageous examples of Photoshopped architecture on the net — take a break from reality, starting now… Add To Collection Save this image to a collection Untitled #10 | Filip Dujardin. A Man Renovating His Home Discovered A Tunnel... To A Massive Underground City. August 24, 2014 In 1963, a man in the Nevşehir Province of Turkey knocked down a wall of his home.

A Man Renovating His Home Discovered A Tunnel... To A Massive Underground City

Behind it, he discovered a mysterious room and soon discovered an intricate tunnel system with additional cave-like rooms. Haas&Hahn: How painting can transform communities. Stunning photos from an art funhouse the size of three islands. A rainy day at the Lee Ufan Museum, a building that’s almost completely underground.

Stunning photos from an art funhouse the size of three islands

The museum is an ode to Lee Ufan, a Japanese-Korean minimalist painter and sculptor. Pictured is his “relatum—a signal” (2005). At the Benesse House Museum, Kan Yasuda’s “The Secret of the Sky” (1996) is a smooth marble outdoor installation welcoming you to lie down and stare at the timeless sky above. A gallery in the Chichu Art Museum. Filled with natural light, the space contains five of Monet’s “Water Lily” paintings and thousands of little marble pieces that shift slightly beneath your slippered feet. Architizer - News. Disaster Resistance and Surrealism Make Strange Bedfellows - Architectural Craziness Insanity. Thursday, March 13, 2014, by Spencer Peterson.

Disaster Resistance and Surrealism Make Strange Bedfellows - Architectural Craziness Insanity

SketchUp 8. Créez des maisons. D3 architectes. Visites virtuelles 360 de la France. Bienvenue à Montargis, dans le Loiret, pour cette visite virtuelle 360° du jour.

Visites virtuelles 360 de la France

Nous apercevons ici le quartier de la Pêcherie, qui doit son nom aux bateaux viviers qui s'y trouvaient il y a de cela quelques siècles, et qui acheminaient le poisson vers Paris.L'un des nombreux canaux, qui valent à Montargis l'appellation de "Venise du Gâtinais", longe le mur du Moulin de la Pêcherie qui fonctionna jusqu'au milieu du XXe siècle, pour passer sous un charmant pont de pierre (il y a plus d'une centaine de ponts et passerelles à Montargis). Evidemment, si vous souhaitez satisfaire vos papilles avec les délicieuses praslines Mazet, il faudra vous rendre sur place...

Visite virtuelle 360° du quartier de la Pêcherie à Montargis, Loiret Cliquez sur l'image pour lancer la vue 360° interactive. Tutoriel SketchUp Gratuit. Paris : deux ponts habités sur la Seine. Le projet peut sembler abracadabrantesque, il est pourtant très sérieux.

Paris : deux ponts habités sur la Seine

La mairie de Paris envisage la construction de deux nouveaux ponts au-dessus de la Seine "d'ici à trois à cinq ans". Et pas n'importe lesquels : des ponts habités, comme au Moyen Âge, mais en version XXIe siècle. Ce qui portera le nombre de franchissements du fleuve dans la capitale à 39. Assez éloignés du célèbre ponte Vecchio de Florence, ces deux "immeubles ponts" résolument avant-gardistes accueilleront des logements et des hôtels.

Dossier: Architecture. Design in a Nutshell. AA13 / Blog Design & Architecture / Inspiration / Tendance. Dezeen. Profiles of Selected Architects. ARCHIST CITY – Des maisons inspirés par les grands artistes de l’art contemporain. ARCHIST CITY – Des maisons inspirés par les grands artistes de l’art contemporain “ARCHIST CITY” un projet du graphic designer Federico Babina, qui a imaginé des maisons inspirées par les grands artistes de l’art contemporain, de Picasso à Roy Lichtenstein en passant par Mondrian, Dali, Richard Serra, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring et bien d’autres… Une jolie rencontre entre art et architecture !

ARCHIST CITY – Des maisons inspirés par les grands artistes de l’art contemporain

A Wall That Plays Music When It Rains. Architecture for Humanity. The 10 Best architecture blogs - House & Garden - IndyBest. 2.

The 10 Best architecture blogs - House & Garden - IndyBest

Design Observer designobserver.com Below Design Observer's sometimes pompous blog titles ("The Shape of Green: aesthetic imperatives") is a well-stocked cellar of interesting information and original research. 3. BLDG Blog bldgblog.blogspot.co.uk BLDG covers whatever it deems to be interesting. 4. House-design-architects.architectureforlondon.co.uk Written by architects, for architects. 5.

Contemporist.com This blog drip feeds at least one large picture of some far-out, or downright pretty, building each day. 6. Eikongraphia.com This website is well rounded, in that it contains not only essay-like meditations and original interviews with architects and designers, but also lots of nice, big pictures. 7. Archidose.blogspot.co.uk New York may not be the crucible of architectural innovation it once was, but there is still much to admire there. 8. Aaschool.ac.uk. Accueil L'Art au coin de la rue.

Google vous embarque à la découverte des gigantesques temples du Cambodge comme si vous y étiez. Street View Treks: Angkor Wat – About – Google Maps. Par MinuteBuzz. Une vidéo hypnotisante en "flow-motion" de Barcelone. The Minister’s Treehouse: The World’s Largest Built. Without Blueprints. The Minister’s Treehouse in Crossville, Tennessee was built by landscape architect Horace Burgess from the early 1990s through 2004.

Soaring 100 feet high, the entire building wraps around seven giant white oak trees and covers nearly 10,000 square. All of this was with reclaimed wood and without blueprints. Rooted Tree House « World with Love. The project emerged as a place of adventure for children and a hideaway, a placeof relaxation for adults. The organization structure of the house becomes part of the tree and building materials integrated with the oak, these were the main objectives of the project. The Rooted Treehouse, designed and built by Alicante-based Urbanarbolismo, is hidden amongst the branches and leaves of the tree as a secret escape. To minimize impact on the tree, the deck and enclosed space are held up by extra stabilizers and supports that extend down to the ground like roots.

30 escaliers en spirale absolument incroyables dont la beauté vous donnera le vertige. 50 Strange Buildings of the World. This is the original list of 50 strange buildings which has been and is being copied (stolen) by many bloggers. If you wish to post it on your blog or website, feel free to use up to 20 buildings from this list and give a proper link to our website ( as the source article. Ok, now enjoy this weird, odd, bizarre and incredible looking arcitechture!

After reading it, don’t forget to check Part II and Part III. Fascinating Underground Homes. 50 Most Strange and Unusual Buildings arround the World. The world is full of beautiful strange and fantastic buildings that are the examples of amazing architecture. Architecture Photography brings this beauty to the world, and for this reason, architectural photography is as thrilling as it is heartwarming.

In this roundup, we have compiled an amazing collection of some bizarre yet interesting buildings that are reflected through architectural photography. Enjoy! 6 Fascinating Underground Homes That Go Above and Beyond. When it comes to cool eco architecture, some people feel like the higher up you build, the better. But don't forget to look down once in a while! There are some astonishing examples of naturally sustainable construction right under your nose - hidden underneath the ground. Come with us as we explore six fascinating examples of buried homes that you may have overlooked the first time around.

Unlike other homes whose goal in life is to stick out like a sore thumb (read: that guy on your block who strings up enough holiday lights to cause a neighborhood blackout), this clever dwelling was made specifically so that it would blend in perfectly with the breathtaking landscape in Vals, Switzerland. Les 30 bâtiments les plus étranges du monde : L'hôtel Sheraton Huzhou en Chine.