Buildings stories

y+M Design Office completed this family home in Japan with a bit of a twist. The facade is made of stairs leading from the ground level to the roof. The owners wanted a welcoming house that would also shield them from the harsh, coastal winds that hit in the winter months. Stairs it is.
To usher in this year's holiday shopping season, we bring you Selfridges. A department store chain in the UK, the Birmingham location has quite a unique design. Known as blob architecture or 'blobitecture,' this building is made of small, bulging aluminum discs that come together into one organic, amoeba-like structure.
This is the new Cinépolis Headquarters above the city of Morelia, Mexico, one of the largest cantilevered buildings around. Not only does it feature big chunks of the office space hanging out into thin air, it's also got all sorts of green features.
This is the Great Hall at the New York Hall of Science. Built in 1964 as part of the World's Fair, it has transformed over the years from a small pavilion into a major science and technology center. This museum boasts the "largest collection of hands-on science exhibits" in NYC, which means hundreds of interactive goodies for you to enjoy.