This is the China National Grand Theater.
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In this latest "tips" post, we're highlighting six excellent websites that you should visit if you're a modern architecture enthusiast. Even if you're not, check these out to learn more about how architects are redesigning our world. Not only will you be exposed to some highly fascinating projects, you'll be inspired by all of the out-of-the-box ideas popping…
One of my favorite architectural firm, Atelier Bow-Wow is having their first solo exhibit in the United States, at REDCAT.
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The first museum in Italy to be devoted to modern works has finally opened in Rome. The MAXXI formally known as the National Museum of the XXI Century Arts. The facility has been under construction for a while and has not been warmly accepted by Italy's artistic elite. The country of course is home to an incredible bounty of classical art and architecture. This new museum, devoted to the avant garde, seems like it could be out of place.…
Architectural photographer Nelson Garrido makes the Axis Viana Hotel in Portugal look absolutely stunning. Designed by architectural firm VHM, the 4-star hotel features overlapping, stacked sections which are balanced by two lower concrete levels. The hotel consists of 88 rooms and suites comfortably equipped with Wi-Fi and interactive LCD TVs.…Continue
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Designed by London-based architecture firm Benoy, ION Orchard will be Singapore's most premium shopping strip when completed at the end of 2008. Media architecture will wrap around its entire facade to showcase the mall's retail brands, as well as serve as a fluid canvas for multimedia art and live telecasts of events held within the complex, such as runway shows and…
RAFAA Architecture & Designs recently won first prize with this awesome eco-friendly floating home. My favorite feature? Roof-integrated solar panels generate electricity for the two electric engines that propel the home.
The Last Resort is about 16 feet (5 meters) wide and 49 feet (15 meters) long with two levels. Sleeping bunks, mechanical equipment,…
While we here at My Modern Met are always coming across the latest and greatest in modern architecture, we've never seen anything quite so outlandish as this. While at first glance these buildings may seem grounded in some sort of reality, they're actually the imaginative work of Xavier Delory to study how European cities have undergone a drastic change. This intriguing, on-going…Continue
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ARCHITECTURE odessa is a series of illustrations by Ukranian artist Dasha Pliska that creatively combines architecture with human hands. Her drawings present an artistic view of hands cradling, carrying, resting on, and seemingly assembling old buildings found in the city of Odessa, Ukraine. There is a brilliant balance of realism and sketchbook etchings to the…Continue
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On September 22, a new art gallery space will be unveiled at France's famous Louvre museum that has an incredibly striking feature. The permanent home to the museum’s extensive collection of Islamic art, the new Department of Islamic Arts will be covered with a "Golden Cloud" which will seem like it's floating. The undulating, iridescent roof is meant to be a "gentle and non-violent…
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Sensing the potential for a climbing community in Polur, Iran, New Wave Architecture designed this new rock climbing hall that mimics the surrounding, rocky landscape of Mazadaran. Equipped with a dynamic climbing hall, temporary accommodation zone, fitness gym and maintenance areas, the building's design is meant to invite nature and landscape into the building. The large windows allow…Continue
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Though paper isn't ideal to build a sturdy structure to inhabit, it proves to be an excellent medium to produce exquisite representations of urban and exotic architecture. Amsterdam-based paper artist Ingrid Siliakus brings us these magnificent cityscapes cut out of paper in her Paper Architecture series. Built similar to pop-up books, many of the paper sculptures are capable of…
Rotterdam-based studio Peña Architecture recently completed the transformation of the former Kralings Museum at the Hoflaan into a luxury apartment building called Casa K. The space features a shared entryway, an elevator, and three spacious apartments designed with a contemporary, open layout and bright sunlight streaming throughout.
Architect Gabriel Peña's main challenge was to create a…Continue
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