Buildings stories

To get a perfect view of Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada, the only logical thing to do was to construct a cantilevered glass viewing platform. So Canadian firm Sturgess Architecture did just that — overlooking the Columbian Icefields. The valley is nice and all, but…have you seen this walkway?
If you've ever wanted to enjoy fine dining atop mountains and monuments of note, you're in luck. Swedish appliance maker Electrolux has commissioned Italian architecture firm Park Associati to design a portable restaurant on top of the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels. From there, it will travel to other well known spots in Italy, Russia, Switzerland and Sweden with world class chefs cooking away on, you guessed it…Electrolux appliances.
Move over Sydney…after 7 years of construction, the Guangzhou Opera House is now complete. Zaha Hadid's spectacular design integrates two separate buildings and the surrounding Pearl River. Considered the cultural center of Guangzhou, the opera house is a dazzling feat of modern design.
'Orange Cube,' a design from Jakob + Macfarlane Architects, is, well, exactly what it sounds like. This soon to be commercial and cultural complex in Lyon, France will have five floors of pure orange wonderfulness right along the River Saône.
SeARCH and Christian Muller Architects joined forces to design this underground dwelling in Vals, Switzerland. With a huge elliptical opening that lets in tons of natural light, this hobbit hole beats out all the other mountain homes for best view. Check out the other images below to see for yourself.