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This Plant-Covered Hotel Will Reinvent The Historic District Of São Paulo

The guys at Paris-based architecture firm Ateliers Jean Nouvel have teamed up with the developer Alexandre Allard to come up with this amazing plant-covered luxury hotel design that is set to revive the historic district in São Paulo, Brazil.

A 550,000 square-metre complex of historic buildings is being regenerated in the city’s centre and includes the former Filomena Matarazzo maternity hospital: “The hospital in the middle of the grounds is a sort of mini-town, very well organised around patios, and surrounding this little gem is a chaotic metropolis,” said Nouvel.

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35 Interesting Buildings That Got Lost As The World Changed, Posted On ‘Lost Architecture’ 

Jonas Grinevičius and Mindaugas Balčiauskas

Architecture, history, and archeology lovers, you’re in for a treat! One man’s passion for architecture helped develop a massive community of like-minded people. Welcome to the ‘Lost Architecture’ project, a cozy niche on Reddit carved out by architectural historian Tom Ravenscroft.

The r/Lost_Architecture subreddit has over 133k members following the latest posts that are all about showing some love to interesting buildings that (sadly!) no longer exist. The community is dedicated to documenting how much time changes the world and how even the buildings that we think will seemingly stand forever eventually crumble and wither away. It’s a dive into the past and a journey you don’t want to resurface from any time soon.

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Dutch Couple Moves Into The First 3D-Printed Concrete House In The Netherlands

Back on the 30th of April, a Dutch couple received the keys to the first Dutch 3D-printed concrete home. The house, located in Eindhoven, is a single-story home with a floor area of 94 square meters, and is not merely a display of advanced 3D printing technology – it complies with all of the strict building requirements of The Netherlands. According to Project Milestone, this home is just first of five 3D-printed homes planned to built, with each new one becoming more complex than the one before.

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This Photographer Managed To Capture The Step-By-Step Process Of A Cat Chasing Pigeons (15 Pics)

Sergej Boldenkov is a photographer from Perm, Russia. He started his photography career way back in 2014 and has been doing it ever since. Sergej’s favorite type of photos are the ones that capture real and raw human emotion, unusual architecture, landscapes, and even planes. However, this time, the main focus isn’t on the photographer itself, but rather on the fluffy and adorable 3-year-old Persian cat named Barsik whose owner is Sergej’s niece.

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Wood Meets Architecture by Henrique Oliveira

The work of Henrique Oliveira crosses the genres of architecture and art, questioning the perceptions and labels of sculpture and painting. Describing himself primarily as a painter, Oliveira has nonetheless embarked on the creation of imposing sculptures made of wood. They occupy living spaces by invading rooms, windows…as if nature powerfully regained the upper hand over urbanization. 

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15 Fairy Tale Characters Imagined As Architecture

As we grow up, our childhood’s fairy tales tend to play a lesser role in life. Yet that’s not always the case, as an architect and graphic designer, Federico Babina, proves by reimagining the beloved fairy tale characters as architecture.

Frederico’s newest series is “a tribute to the fairy tale universe where the architectures are reinvented to accommodate the protagonists of the story,” the artist told Archdaily.

“My first steps as an architect were visiting the homes and castles of fairy tales that as a child made me travel with fantasy,” says Babina. “The lighted windows in the dark night that hide secrets and surprises, the objects that have been transformed and come to life, were for me a prelude to the universe of architecture and design.”

Before the fairy tale houses, he has created home designs inspired by the famous movie directors.

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Before the fairy tale houses, he has created home designs inspired by the famous movie directors.

Andrius

In cahoots with the secret orde…
With nobody. In cahoots with nobody.

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This Self-Sustaining Hotel In Norway’s Arctic Circle Claims It Will Be The World’s Most Environmentally Friendly Hotel

Snøhetta is without a doubt one of the most well-known architecture and interior design offices in Norway, if not the whole world. This time the architects, in collaboration with Arctic Adventures of Norway, Asplan Viak and Skanska, have designed the first energy positive hotel in Norway, at the foot of the Svartisen glacier, just above the Arctic circle.

They named the hotel ‘Svart’, meaning Black in Norwegian – inspired by the dark glaciers of Svartisen. “This will be the world’s most environmentally friendly hotel,” says architect Zenul Khan, one of the architects of Snøhetta. The hotel reduces its yearly energy consumption by approximately 85% compared to a modern hotel and on top of that, produces its own energy – a must in the precious arctic environment. “It was important for us to design a sustainable building that will leave a minimal environmental footprint on this beautiful Northern nature,” says Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, one of the Founding Partners at Snøhetta.

The design of Svart is unique too – thanks to it’s unique, circular form, the hotel will offer panoramic 360-degree views of the surrounding fjord and glacier. The architects say they took inspiration from traditional Norwegian fishing equipment and fishermen’s houses. The construction of the hotel started in 2017 and is planned to be finished in 2021.

Check out the cool renderings in the gallery below!

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The architects at Snøhetta have designed the first energy positive hotel in Norway, at the foot of the Svartisen glacier

They named the hotel ‘Svart’, meaning Black in Norwegian – inspired by the dark glaciers of Svartisen

The architects say they took inspiration from traditional Norwegian fishing equipment and fishermen’s houses

Thanks to it’s unique, circular form, the hotel will offer panoramic 360-degree views of the surrounding fjord and glacier

“This will be the world’s most environmentally friendly hotel,” says architect Zenul Khan

A look inside the glacier

Imagine seeing this view outside your hotel window!

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Adorable Duo Travels The World To Play With Architecture

Spain-based duo Daniel Rueda and Anna Devis love traveling and searching for interesting geometry in architecture. They photograph their adorable explorations and everything looks like straight out of an aesthetic fairytale.

Each photo also has an entertaining element of quirkiness. Daniel and Anna always find the funniest ways to ‘interact’ with the architecture in their shots, and it adds an additional amusing dimension to the already rich and fascinating images.

More info: Daniel’s Instagram | Anna’s Instagram

Copenhagen, Denmark

Valencia, Spain

Muralla Roja, Spain

Valencia, Spain

Copenhagen, Denmark

Valencia, Spain

Munich, Germany

Valencia, Spain

Riccione, Italy

Valencia, Spain

Strasbourg, France

Copenhagen, Denmark

Muralla Roja, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Valencia, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Munich, Germany

Valencia, Spain

Lisbon, Portugal

Munich, Germany

Dublin, Ireland

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