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High-speed 3D mapping projections on buildings by Nuformer Digital Media. This technique looks amazing on video, it must be extraordinary to see live.

Projection on Buildings from NuFormer Digital Media on Vimeo.

Dasparkhotel offers rooms converted from drainpipes.

‘The Waldspirale is a residential building complex in Darmstadt, Germany built in the 1990s. It was designed by Viennese artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, built by the Bauverein Darmstadt company, and planned and implemented by the architect Heinz M. Springmann.’

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Gestalten.tv offers video podcasts on all areas of contemporary visual culture, including graphic design and typography, product and furniture design, architecture, photography, art and more.’

Stunning design from OMA, it is a totally new approach to building apartment complexes.

‘The Interlace breaks away from Singapore’s standard typology of isolated, vertical apartment towers and instead explores a dramatically different approach to tropical living: an expansive interconnected network of living and communal spaces integrated with the natural environment. Thirty-one apartment blocks, each six-stories tall and identical in length, are stacked in a hexagonal arrangement to form eight large-scale open and permeable courtyards. The interlocking blocks form a vertical village with cascading sky gardens and both private and public roof terraces.’