Architecture of the Day: Check Out This Soon to Be Building in France Designed to Look Like a Tree

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Architecture of the Day: Check Out This Soon to Be Building in France Designed to Look Like a Tree
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Arbre Blanc (White Tree) is a planned mixed-use tower that sprouts balconies around its periphery, creating a silhouette reminiscent of a tree. The 17-story tower, which will be located in the center of Montepellier, France, will include housing, offices, a bar, and restaurant.

Amazing Structure of the Day: Upside Down House in Moscow

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Amazing Structure of the Day: Upside Down House in Moscow
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A house is on display at the All-Russian Exhibit Centre in Moscow that has been meticulously designed to be just like any other typical house except for one small factor—it's upside down. Every item in the house has been placed upside down, and visitors even have to climb a staircase to enter through the front door. Those who enter will find themselves feeling as though they are walking upside down when, in truth, it's the objects in the house that are objects that are breaking the laws of gravity.


LEGO Architecture of the Day: Official Unveiling of the Simpsons LEGO Set

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A couple of days ago, we wrote about a mystery Simpsons LEGO set that had emerged on the internet. Now LEGO has officially unveiled the details of what will be the first in a series of sets, starting with the Simpsons' home.

The unveiling features a short walkthrough of the house (without revealing too much) and includes a fascinating explanation on how each of the Simpsons figures are designed and sculpted. LEGO first announced the Simpsons series in August 2013. This first set will be available for purchase in February 2014.







Nice Structure of the Day

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Nice Structure of the Day
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Sky Stack is an art installation that consists of five reflective rings wrapped around an old chimney rising above Clasen Business Park in Kassel, Germany. Designed by Hamburg-based architecture studio asdfg, the shiny stripes mirror the changing colors of the surrounding sky to create a magical illusion of a partitioned chimney tower floating in the air.

Farewell of the Day: Oscar Niemeyer

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Farewell of the Day: Oscar Niemeyer
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Oscar Niemeyer, the prolific Brazilian architect who changed the landscape of metropolises with his unique vision of international and modernist styles, passed away last night at the age of 104, according to local news reports. Throughout his career spanning over nearly eight decades, Niemeyer established himself as one of the most renowned visionaries in the field, particularly for his role as the mastermind of the architectural landscape during the construction of Brasilia in the early 1960s.

Nice Structure of the Day: Tree Tents

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Nice Structure of the Day: Tree Tents
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Luminair's Tree Tent is an outdoor living capsule made of of high density cotton canvas and wood / aluminum hybrid wire frame that can be suspended from a tree. Spanning three meters in diameter, this 100 percent waterproof tent can comfortably accomodate two adults and comes equipped with an under-floor water tank. Additional kits like extendable side benches and a bio-fuel stove are also available.

Nice Structure of the Day: Peruri 88 Proposal in Jakarta, Indonesia

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Nice Structure of the Day: Peruri 88 Proposal in Jakarta, Indonesia
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Peruri 88 is a proposal for a 400-meter tall skyscraper complex to be built in the southeast area of Indonesia's booming capital Jakarta. Designed by the Dutch studio MVRDV in partnership with American firms Jerde and Arup, the building would consist of four staggered towers topped with jungle-like rooftop gardens and even a lopsided outdoor IMAX theater (shown, bottom left). If the developer's submission wins the bid, the construction will start imminently, according to Designboom's report.