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30 ST MARY AXE ['THE GHERKIN'] | ST MARY AXE | CITY OF LONDON | LONDON | ENGLAND: *Built: 2001-2003; Official Opening: 28 April 2004; Architect: Sir Norman Foster; Height: 591ft (180m); 41-Storeys*

Stunners in the sky: London's top 10 towers

I don't know if this is practical from a construction standpoint (perhaps if you lived in a dry climate), but I'm dazzled by the effect. The outdoors as a piece of art!

Such a simple idea for a window

An inset glass box is used here to capture the reflected light of an outdoor Zen garden and to bring it indoors along the floor. The wall becomes a glowing prism of light during the day, and a glowing alcove as seen from the outside at night.

kamakura hagiwara butcher  a butcher shop renovated by Design Eight

a butcher shop to drool for

A gate in Mill Valley, California. On the other side? Paradise. For the rest of this garden, see "Rescuing a 100-Year-Old Garden."

5 Favorites: Modern Wooden Garden Gates

Inspirational images and photos of Outdoor & Gardens, Wood, Modern : Gardenista

木造ラーメン構法 [木箱212構法] | 受賞対象一覧 | Good Design Award

Kiyoshi Kasai's Awesome 'Wooden Box Construction Method: Low-Waste, Pillar-Free, Multistory, Seismically-Resistant Open-Plan Living - Ok who cares.

Two Apartments Joined in Warehouse by Coffey Architects Photo

Two Apartments Joined in Warehouse by Coffey Architects

Coffey Architects joined two individual apartments in a historic building in Clerkenwell, central London, to create one substantial, two-story residence.

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Coffey Architects joined two individual apartments in a historic building in Clerkenwell, central London, to create one substantial, two-story residence.

The most amazing glass house ever!

The most amazing glass house ever!

The one word that comes to mind when first seeing images of the Glass House by Nico van der Meulen Architects is: WOW. That best sums up this almost square foot home located in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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