The most unique homes in the world


A new infographic features some innovative home designs, giving you the chance to explore them from afar .

Goodale Miller Team has put together eight fascinating pictures of the world’s most unusual houses.

These include the transparent house in Tokyo, a skateboard house in the USA, and an old tower water in Belgium. 

Discover the rest of these incredible houses here and tell us which ones you’d like to live in.

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Innovative architectural photography


A German photographer uses Instagram to capture architectural details in an unusual way.

Sebatian Weiss, under the pseudonym Le Blanc, uses the popular social media platform to capture buildings throughout Europe and highlight their standout features.

He says “the small picture size of smartphone photographs requires different motifs and new approaches to photographing them”.

Weiss, who lives in Hamburg, was fascinated by the architectural contrasts that Berlin offers; this encouraged him to base his work on abstracting urban shapes.

All his work is published on Instagram; explore it here and let us know what you think of it.

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Natural design for Ecole Polytechnique


Sou Fujimoto Architects has revealed its competition-winning proposal for a Paris campus.

The firm teamed up with local architects Manal Rachdi Oxo and Nicolas Laisné Associates for its Ecole Polytechnique design.

Based at the Université Paris-Saclay campus, the building unites six prestigious Parisian schools: a grand atrium will be full of greenery, with a glazed façade opening out to the park, connecting with nature and fostering a sense of openness.

The team said “the building is seen as an open space revealing the activities taking place in its heart and stands as an architectural and academic emblem of the future neighbourhood”.

Have a closer look at the designs here and let us know what you think.

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‘Virtual Beehive’ at the Milan Expo 2015


An artist has created a unique piece of architecture for the Milan Expo 2015.

Wolfgang Buttress’ UK pavilion is a ‘virtual hive’, which gives visitors a ‘lasting flavour of the British landscape’.  

The 14-metre lattice structure, which is made from 169,300 pieces of aluminum and steel, is sure to impress visitors with an ‘immersive sensory experience’ of audio and visual effects that replicate the activity of a beehive.

Find out more about the pavilion here and tell us if you’ll be visiting.

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Whimsical architectural collages


A German graphic artist has created surreal houses from collaged materials.

Matthias Jung imagined a collection of unique buildings that would defy logic, combining photographs and natural elements with different architectural styles.

Jung calls this series of creative collages ‘architectural short poems’.

Have a look at his work here and tell us which collages you like.

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Colouring books for adults featuring famous cities


A new colouring book featuring some of the world’s most iconic cities is to be released.

As the trend for colouring books for adults continues to grow, architecture lovers will be pleased by the release of ‘Fantastic Cities’, created by artist Steve McDonald.

You will be able to give your own colourful interpretation to cities including New York City, Amsterdam, and Tokyo, as the pictures are based on real aerial views.

The book will be out in July; find out more about it here and tell us if you’ll be buying it.

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‘Dimensionless’ architectural photographs


A photographer has captured Texas skylines in a stunning new series of images.

Nikola Olic’s portfolio, ‘Dimensionless’, examines the interesting architectural facades that punctuate the landscape, showcasing the Reunion Tower and Frank Gehry’s IAC Building amongst others.

By manipulating the facades in his photographs, Olic gives the buildings a dimensionless, disorientating feel.

Take a look at ‘Dimensionless’ here and tell us which buildings would work well in the project.

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