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Architecture with a Smile

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Architecture with a Smile

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Vacation home

Stairway To Heaven Skyscraper in New York City

Suspended 'Fallen Star' Cottage House in San Diego by Do Ho Suh

The Hood Milk Bottle, Boston, posted by 10 Buildings Shaped Like What They Sell (Ethan Trex), via mentalfloss.com. In 1933, Arthur Gagnon wanted to open an ice cream stand in nearby Taunton, and he designed his new business to look like a giant milk bottle. After several changes in ownership and a sail from Quincy to Boston, the structure is now known as the Hood Milk Bottle located at the Children's Museum. It's 40 feet tall and would hold 58,000 gallons of milk.

During Poland’s Katowice Street Art Festival that took place between 20-29 April 2012, a handful of street artists joined forces to recreate the city’s face. One in particular chose to compose a huge On/Off Switch Mural on the side of an apartment building. Valencia-based street artist Escif captures social attention with his prominent works.

corkscrew-shaped barn built on the edge of Castletown House Estate of the Conolly family, which borders Leixlip and Celbridge, Ireland.

El Aguila (The Eagle) near Atlantida, east of Montevideo

The Tianzi Hotel, China

Garden shed #modern garden design #garden interior #garden decorating before and after| http://garden-decorating-green.blogspot.com

Kelburn Castle in Scotland

Upside Down House! Architectural mystery!!

by Bernard Ande Photography New residence designed and built by Fred Herring from Herring and Worley Inc. This house was built on the most challenging hillside.

Nakagin Capsule Tower by Kisho Kurokawa (1972)

Gnarled Tree Home

Bus Stand Designs Based On Fruit Theme

Personal water slide through a saltwater aquarium

crazy house

This 727 Fuselage Home is part of Hotel Costa Verde in Costa Rica. In its previous life, the vintage 1965 Boeing 727 airframe shuttled globetrotters on South Africa Air and Avianca Airlines (Colombia). The hotel salvaged this airplane, piece by piece, from its San Jose airport resting place and carefully transported the pieces to the jungles of Manuel Antonio where they have been resurrected into a unique jumbo hotel suite.

Suurupi House by Arhitektid Muru & Pere. The house has been constructed as a series of extensions as the needs of the family grew, and the latest extension is the box covered with crisscrossed sticks.

Inntel Hotels Amsterdam-Zaandam by WAM Architecten

Is This the Most Stylish Doomsday Bunker in the World?

Rotating screens shade the top floor and follow the sun at it circles the building, while the angled walls provide shade for the lower levels.

Industrial Strength House in Pittsburgh, PA.

Project: Chesa Futura. The extraordinary shape of the apartment building by Norman Foster resolved controversial discussions at the local resident population...

Honeycomb Apartments, Izola, Slovenia, by Ofis Architects Ofis Architects are based in Ljubljana and were formed by Rok Oman and Spela Videcnik in 1998. They specialize in various areas of architecture, one of them being social housing. Honeycomb won the first prize in a competition for designing two social housing blocks in Izola of Slovenia. The brief was to construct buildings of a very low budget for young families and couples, something usual for this type of housing around Europe.