In Street Art: CCTV Headquarters in Beijing

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 15, 2011
Located in Beijing, China, the CCTV Headquarters is a remarkable project designed by architect Rem Koolhaas. With a fire nearly burning down a neighboring building and a Chinese critic publishing an article stating the building was modeled after a pornographic image of a naked women on her hands and knees, it’s surprising the building reached completion.

The Reflective Building

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 11, 2011
Swedish artist Mikael Pauli created this building that is unlike any we have ever seen; polished and coated in a weather-resistant paint called Pärlemur, the building can ask a reflective surface. The building, the Hufenomen, can be seen at the permanent site at Galleri Örsta in Kumla, Sweden.

In Street Art: The Sidewalk Pod

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Twenty four -year old architect, Dia Haifei built an egg–shaped pod on the sidewalk to evade Beijing’s extreme rent prices. Haifei was inspired to design and build the structure after seeing a conceptual project named “City’s Egg” which was held at the Shanghai Biennale exhibition.

House in the Outskirts of Brussels

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 23, 2011
We don't often get the chance to cover architecture on this site, but when something truly is a work of art, we have to comment. Belgian firm, Samryn and Partners, just finished creating the "House in the Outskirts of Brussels," a mixed use professional studio and private quarters for a cinematographer and his family.

Living Underground in Switzerland

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 13, 2011
There is a lot of us that would like to live in the Swiss Mountains, but how about living underground in the Swiss Mountains? Not indie rock underground, like full blown, "my house is underground" style. Oh, and your house will look incredible as well.

The Empty Chair by Maarten Baas

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Standing 5 meters tall and to honor Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, Amnesty International had Dutch designer Maarten Baas create this "empty chair" to support the campaign against suppression of writers, journalists, artists and activists.

In Street Art: Casa Son Vida

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Located in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, the Casa Son Vida is a progressive project involving the construction of six high-end villas. The project comes from tec Architecture in collaboration with Amsterdam-based Marcel Wanders Studio, responsible for designing the interiors of the building.

From Street Art: The Inversion House

Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 07, 2011
Back in 2005 two sculptors, Dan Havel and Dean Ruck, transformed a house scheduled for demolition into a funnel-like vortex. The pair peeled off the exterior wood of the house to create a narrowing spiral that exits through a small hole in an adjacent courtyard.

Slussen Waterfront Redevelopment

Street Art // Wednesday, May 04, 2011
  International design giants Foster + Partners and local architects Berg Arkitektkontor have been underway designing the waterfront region between the Baltic Sea and Lake Mälaren in Stockholm. The waterfront will hopefully create an efficient transportation hub and generate new bus, train, and metro connections.  

Architecture as Art: The Maximum Security House

Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 01, 2011
If the world was going to end, if zombies were to rule the world, you are going to want to live in a maximum security residence. And with that maximum security residence, you are going to want it to be a piece of architectural art, just as like “The Safe House,” designed by KWK Promes.
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