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See-through Church by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, a collaboration between young Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh, recently built a see-through church in the Belgian region of Haspengouw. The church is a part of the Z-OUT project of Z33, house for contemporary art based in Hasselt, Belgium. Z-OUT is an ambitious long-term art in public space project…

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Treehotel, Sweden

Every so often we all want to escape the craziness of the real world in search of a little peace and tranquility – and nature is one of the places where we can find it. Combine that with contemporary green architecture and you have the Treehotel. Located in the town of Harads in Swedish Lapland,…

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Diagonal Zero Zero Tower, Barcelona

The Diagonal Zero Zero Tower (also known as the Torre Diagonal Zero Zero), is the new corporate headquarters for the Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica. Situated at the top of the Diagonal, Barcelona’s main avenue, the building borders the consolidated city and large expanses of public space. It is designed by EMBA (Estudi Massip-Bosch Arquitectes) with…

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KOU-AN Glass Teahouse by Tokujin Yoshioka for the Venice Biennale

As part of the Glassstress 2011 exhibition, part of the Venice Biennale, designer Tokujin Yoshioka will be presenting the architecture plan in the form of a 1/10 scale model for a transparent Japanese house called KOU-AN. This project was first presented in 2002 and has developed into a transparent teahouse, which is an image that…

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SFMOMA Announces Expansion Plans

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) announced preliminary plans for expansion that will double the museum’s exhibition and education space, with an expected completion date of 2016. The over 225,000 square-foot expansion is developed by architectural firm Snøhetta in collaboration with SFMOMA and EHDD of San Francisco, taking the expansion from the backside…

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Finalists Announced for EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture

The six finalists for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – the Mies van der Rohe Award – have been announced. These finalists were selected from more than 300 works in 33 European countries. Check them out. Neues Museum Berlin, Germany David Chipperfield Architects / David Chipperfield Bronks Youth Theatre Brussels, Belgium MDMA –…