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.
French artist Bibi used 250 red 20-liter polyethylene recycled water jugs to make this igloo. The Bibigloo (Bibi + igloo) is an art installation, but could act as a real shelter for the Inuit people as ice thaws.
'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.
Ping pong is a fun game and all, but would you ever think of using one of those tiny balls as room decor? Well, Daniel Arsham did — in fact, he used a whopping 25,000 ping pong balls to line the walls of his 90 square foot apartment.
Hoping to cash in on the resurgence of "Japan Cool," one hotel has designed a room that is a dream come true for die-hard anime fans.
No, that's not secret anti-Imperial way station on the planet of Hoth, it's just the latest in airport design from Mestia, Georgia.
If you're going to build a giant waste incinerator, you might as well design it so that people can ski down its sides. Oh, and you should also make it blow smoke rings, and then shoot those smoke rings with lasers.
What's better than fine dining in a swanky hotel suite? Fine dining at the At.mosphere, the world's highest restaurant in the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.
As we huddle closer together in our concrete villages the marriage of nature and tech becomes ever more apparent as exampled by the Living Light interactive pavilion in Seoul, Korea.