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Natonal Museum of Qatar

Natonal Museum of Qatar

The design for the new National Museum of Qatar, unveiled by French architect Jean Nouvel, shows a complex comprised almost entirely of a series of interlocking discs of various dimensions, to form walls, ceilings, floors and terraces.

Via Dezeen.

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Factory 20

By reclaiming salvaged materials and adhering to modernist tenets, Factory 20 makes available a stunning and eclectic collection of vintage modern furniture, art, lighting and objects from a range of periods, encompassing the Bauhaus and industrial eras of the 20th century.

Factory 20

Factory 20

Factory 20

Via Thinking for a Living.

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Imaginary Architectures

Berlin designers El Ultimo Grito will exhibit a collection of blown-glass installation pieces called Imaginary Architectures at the Aram Gallery in London later this month.

Imaginary Architectures

The glass objects feature tubes, funnels and steps to each represent a different building typology.

Shown here is ‘Apartments’ (top) and ‘Hotel’.

Via Dezeen.

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Cafe+Space Beyond

Cafe+Space Beyond

Cute concept for this cafe and creative space in Fukuoka, Japan.

Via Fubiz.

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Hundehäuser Cubix

The Hundehäuser Cubix is the dream home for the dog who knows his Mies van der Rohe from his Marcel Breuer and has an appreciation for Bauhaus living.

Hundehäuser Cubix

There’s certainly nothing unhappy about these hipsters!

Via The Coolist.

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United Nude

United Nude

Dutch architect Rem D Koolhaas and British shoemaker Galahad Clark have launched the latest collection of ‘architectural’ footwear for their brand United Nude.

Pictured above (from the top) are ‘Ultra Loop Buckle’ and ‘Frame’.

Via Dezeen.

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Bark Design Architects

Bark Design Architects

I am not one prone to envy but the studio that Bark Design Architects, a small Australian practice located in Noosa Heads, Queensland, have designed for themselves to work in, has me turning shades of green.

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William Krisel

William Krisel

A great archive of photographs of the work of Mid-Century Modernist architect William Krisel over on PS Modcom (The Palm Springs Modern Commitee), together with a collection of his hand drawn renderings.

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House in Hiro

Another fine example by Japanese architects Suppose Design Office, displaying their ability to make concrete beautiful through clever juxtaposition with other materials and the use of light.

House in Hiro

Built in an area of Hiroshima where there are no outdoor gardens, they have created the kind of place that you could almost call a real garden, with  sunlit rooms using natural materials and raw finishing in an effort to evoke elements of the outdoors and bring a sense of the garden indoors.

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House in Koamicho

House in Koamicho

House in Koamicho is a residence in Hiroshima, Japan, designed by Japanese architects Suppose Design Office. Situated on a long narrow plot, residents move between rooms through covered courtyards and glazed spaces planted with small trees to give glimpses of the outside.

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