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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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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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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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…
Chinese architecture firm Studio Pei Zhu recently won the competition to design an office building in Ningbo, China. The building takes on an interesting shape, one that is reminiscent of a cowboy boot. Covering the exterior, a uniform skin creates soft reflections of the surrounding city and sky.
Since there aren't many more details about the structure at…
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Remarkably beautiful, this crystal clear glass house provides 360 degree views of its surroundings. Designed by the Santambrogiomilao group, the concept home features a series of iconic furniture pieces, beds, sofas and bookcases, along with architectural elements such as staircases and kitchens - all fashioned from "extra-clear" glass. The only thing that is does not…
Denmark-based architecture firm BIG teamed up with Fugere Architectes to create this proposal for the Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec competition. The main feature of the design is a grand green roof that slopes at quite a precarious angle, but is accessible for people to walk on. The sweeping form surrounds two large facades that reveal the changing exhibitions…
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