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Optical Glass House by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP. A tree-filled courtyard is glimpsed through the shimmering glass-brick facade of this house in Hiroshima, designed by Japanese architect Hiroshi Nakamura

Coolest dorm ever! Designed by Lundgaard & Tranberg, Copenhagen’s Tietgen Student Hall (Tietgenkollegiet) is a 288,000-square-foot, seven-story circular residential building outfitted with everything a college student would want, including a bike workshop, music rehearsal rooms and gourmet kitchens.

/Lundgaard & Tranberg, Copenhagen’s Tietgen Student Hall (Tietgenkollegiet) is a seven-story circular residential building outfitted with everything a college student would want, including a bike workshop, music rehearsal rooms and gourmet kitchens.

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Moses Bridge / RO&AD ArchitectenCreative pedestrian bridge near Fort de Roovere in the Netherlands divides the water like Moses and allows people to safely cross to the other side.

ACROS Building in Japan - The building features a step-up façade laced with more than 50,000 plants. The roof is part of a huge 1 million square foot building that features office space, shops, theater and museum.

ACROS Building in Japan - The building features a step-up façade laced with more than plants. The roof is part of a huge 1 million square foot building that features office space, shops, theater and museum. An eco friendly green roof!

WOHA - Air-conditioning is merely an additional feature in most of their open structures, because the building structure itself provides the cooling. Natural lighting is standard, solar modules harvest energy for use in the building and water for domestic purposes and rainwater are reused.  WOHA architects have realized buildings and landscapes, interiors and exteriors in projects such as the seminal residential high-rise The Met in Bangkok, which received the International Highrise Award…

Singapore-based architecture practice WOHA is currently showing an inspiring exhibition at the German Architecture Museum in Frankfurt.

Nakamura’s Optical Glass House is composed of roughly 6000 glass blocks strung together by stainless steel. The soundproof blocks not only cancel out the bustling cars and trams but they also create a façade that functions much like an urban noren -allowing light and air to pass through while revealing only a mosaic of the lush garden inside

Nakamura’s Optical Glass House is composed of roughly 6000 glass blocks strung together by stainless steel. Soundproof the façade cancel out external noise while allowing light and air to pass through and revealing only a mosaic of the lush garden inside.

Optical Glass House | Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP

Optical Glass House by Hiroshi Nakamura, Hiroshima, Japan. © Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co.,Ltd.

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Optical Glass House by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP A tree-filled courtyard is glimpsed through the shimmering glass-brick facade of this house in Hiroshima, designed by Japanese architect Hiroshi Nakamura.

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