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The Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre in Aviles, Spain

Haus Lange | Krefeld | Germany | Mies van der Rohe

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Aedas, 2013Standing 25 stories tall, these twin cylindrical structures ingeniously marry local customs with technical innovation. (The complex serves as the headquarters for the Abu Dhabi Investment Council, an arm of the government.) Embellishing the glass-and-steel buildings are second skins inspired by mashrabiya, the latticework window coverings often seen in Arabic architecture. Unlike the traditional carved-wood screens, however, these automatically react t…

The Heydar Aliyev Center by Zaha Hadid Architects. Photo: Hufton + Crow Photographers

nonconcept: "Canal of Paradise," that flowed through the palaces. This section flows through the quarters of the zenana in the Rang Mahal.

Federation Square, Melbourne

Nebra Observation Tower by Holzer Kobler Architekturen // Divided by a vertical crevice extending over its full height to mark the summer solstice, functioning as a solar calendar.

Staircase Bookshelves - modern - staircase - london - David Churchill - Architectural Photographer

Staircase Bookshelves

Le Corbusier- Villa La Roche, 1923-24

Ottawa River Home by Christopher Simmonds Architect

Bacopari House by Una Arquitetos