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The Art of Surrealist Architecture

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…

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Added by alice on May 10, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Hotels in Cornwall

Welcome to the Housel Bay Hotels Cornwall its near great position around the Lizard in Cornwall. Housel Bay is really a superb example of late Victorian architecture.

Added by Kevin Plaston on April 22, 2014 at 12:17am — No Comments

Modern Architecture - MINI Metallic Opera Pavilion



Austrian architecture firm COOP HIMMELB(L)AU recently unveiled an interesting alien-like design for a temporary pavilion in Germany. The aluminum structure, which can seat 300, is sponsored by the car manufacturer MINI for use at the Munich Opera Festival 2010.



The goal for Pavilion 21 MINI Opera Space was to create an acoustically and visually pleasing…

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Added by Eugene on November 18, 2009 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

I Love Modern Architecture - A Magnificent Urban Plan Proposal: Ansan City, South Korea

Four architecture offices, BIG (Copenhagen), INABA (Los Angeles), MAD (Beijing), and Mass Studies (Seoul) have proposed an urban plan for Ansan, South Korea which will be exhibited at the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art in Ansan City beginning 17 December 2008.



The joint project by the four firms uses versatile architectural forms that change in size and use.… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 15, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Elevated Vacation Home Offers Incredible Views of the Ocean

Stationed above the coast on Great Ocean Road in Australia, The Pole House is a modern home with incredible views of the ocean. It was designed by F2 Architecture and is considered one of Australia’s iconic buildings, commonly referred to as the most photographed house on the road. It’s not hard to see why. The elevated structure sits on a slender-yet-sturdy pole with a long, suspended…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 11, 2014 at 8:35am — No Comments

Stunning Invisible Barn Mirrors the Surrounding Landscape



In a seamless integration of architecture and nature, New York design practice STPMJ has come up with the Invisible Barn, a site-specific architectural folly that reflects and merges with the surrounding landscape. Originally submitted as a proposal to the popular Folly competition (sponsored by the…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 15, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Iconic Artists' Styles Portrayed as Architectural Structures



If you were a building, what type of building would you be? This is the question that Barcelona-based illustrator and architect Federico Babina used as inspiration to create this captivating work, entitled Archist. The series of creative architectural structures explores what many famous artists might look like in the form of a modern architectural design.

Babina draws…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 13, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Modern Architecture - The World's Tallest Leaning Tower: Abu Dhabi (4 pics)



Construction has reached the half way point for Capital Gate, an iconic leaning building in Abu Dhabi, designed by New York firm RMJM Architects. Built to be the most inclined tower in the world, the 35 story, gravity-defying feature tower will lean westward 18 degrees, 4 times as far as the Leaning Tower of Pisa which currently leans 3.97 degrees.



The…

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Added by Eugene on May 30, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

I Love Modern Architecture - Spicing Up Sin City - The Mondri and Elano Hotel: Las Vegas

Although Vegas is known for its surreal architecture and mega-resorts, this hotel brings a fresh new look to a thriving city. As part of an invited competition, JDS/Julien de Smedt Architects has designed this proposal for the Mondri and Elano Hotel in Las Vegas. They wanted to create a genuine experience while extracting the identity of the Mondrian and the Delano… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 17, 2008 at 10:36am — 1 Comment

Twisting Dump Truck Inspired by Gothic Architecture

Twisted Dump Truck is an aptly titled sculpture by Belgian artist Wim Delvoye that depicts exactly what you'd think with a Gothic aesthetic. The nickeled, laser-cut stainless steel structure is an intricately detailed piece that is as much a representation of a truck as it is a cathedral. The architectural influence is undeniable, making for an intriguing…

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Added by Pinar on July 24, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

The World's Largest Airport is Coming to Istanbul in 2018

Large international airports can be daunting places. With the hustle and bustle of countless passengers, well-organized and thoughtfully designed terminals are important. This is especially true with an upcoming airport that’s located on the Black Sea near Istanbul, Turkey. It’s being called Istanbul New Airport, and it is on track to be the largest in the world,…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 22, 2014 at 8:50am — No Comments

Suspended Staircase Floats Above Oslo Apartment



When the owners of a top-floor apartment in Olso, Norway purchased the loft above it, they wanted to unify the two floors. Known as Idunsgate, it was revamped by the London-based architecture firm Haptic, who spent part of their time updating areas like the bedroom and bathroom. They also added a stunning, brand new feature to the 19th-century building. A suspended staircase…

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Added by Sara Barnes on March 29, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Interactive NYC Information Center Goes Digital

If you happen to find yourself in New York City anytime soon, you should check this out. Located on 7th Avenue, just north of Times Square, the new NYC Information Center opened its doors to the public on January 21st. Designed by WXY architecture+urban design and Local Projects, the new center transforms a storefront into an "information space", seamlessly integrating… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 23, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

Zaha Hadid's Fluid New Cultural Center For Azerbaijan



Created by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid, the highly anticipated Heydar Aliyev cultural center in Baku, Azerbaijan is nearly complete and set to open in September 2013. The project was started in 2007 with hopes of becoming a landmark and source of beauty for the city of Baku. The multipurpose building will house a library, museum, conference rooms, small galleries, and act as a hub for…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on July 16, 2013 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House) is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wójcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature.…

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Added by Pinar on October 19, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Shared Table Where People Can Work and Cats Can Wander



Wait a minute. Is that a cat inside a table? Created by Ruan Hao for Hangzhou and Hong Kong-based architecture firm LYCS, CATable is a functional wood table that's designed for both people and cats! Like we've seen many times before, there's been a growing trend of transforming livable spaces for the comfort of your cat. While German design company Goldtatze took…

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Added by alice on April 22, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Skateboarder's Unique Self-Portraits Highlight São Paulo's Architecture

Skateboarding expert and photographer Fabiano Rodrigues takes some really interesting self-portraits as he flips and grinds his way through São Paulo on his board. Unlike other action photography self-portraits, though, Rodrigues shares the spotlight with his surrounding setting. The landscape and architecture is as much the subject as he is, if not more so. His anonymous…

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Added by Pinar on August 8, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Space-Saving Suspended Bed in a Modern London Apartment



Good urban architectural design takes space and aesthetic into account, allowing them to work in unison, much like this efficient London apartment in Camden. While some compact residences use a modular design to create the visual effect of more space, this particular English home opts to design vertically by featuring a suspended bed overhead.

This innovative apartment allows…

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Added by Pinar on September 20, 2013 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Between Earth and Heaven: The Architecture of John Lautner, showing at the UCLA Hammer Museum from July 13 to October 12.

I don't claim to an architect buff, but I do appreciate beautifully designed buildings.

John Lautner, an L.A. architect, designed the Chemosphere, an awesome looking house that houses Current TV in LA.

Here's his bio from the… Continue

Added by alice on June 23, 2008 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Modern Architecture - Tianjin Urban Planning Museum: China (7 photos)

There are so many awesome projects coming out of China these days, we can add this one to the list. de Architekten Cie has won an international invited competition for the Qixing district Urban Planning Museum of Tianjin, China. The building is composed of 3 distinct programs: urban planning museum and offices, New Year's painting gallery and studios, and a conference… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 24, 2009 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

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