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Frog Queen by Splitterwerk in Graz, Austria. Exterior view.
Photo © Nikolaos Zachariadis Features
March 23, 2009 /

Frog Queen
Splitterwerk
Graz, Austria

The building known as "Frog Queen" houses several engineering offices and an attached test facility for an engineering firm based in Graz. The basic geometric shape of the structure is a cuboid.

Shiseikan by Kengo Kuma & Associates in Kyoto, Japan. Photo courtesy Kengo Kuma & Associates Features
March 23, 2009 /

Shiseikan
Kengo Kuma & Associates
Kyoto, Japan

"Our principle for the design of art schools was that the architecture must lift up the students' spirits. Nowadays, we see lots of dry, dispiriting school buildings perhaps because there were requests for the buildings that are easy for maintenance."

National Gallery Extension by Sadar Vuga Arhitekti in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Interior details.
Photo: arcspace Features
March 16, 2009 /

National Gallery Extension
Sadar Vuga Arhitekti
Ljubljana, Slovenia

The completely glazed extension comes across like a see-through interface between park and city.

Taipei Performing Arts Centre by OMA in Taipei City, Taiwan. Image © OMA Features
March 16, 2009 /

Taipei Performing Arts Centre
OMA
Taipei City, Taiwan

The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) was recently recently awarded the first prize in the international competition to build the Taipei Performing Arts Centre.

Kinderdentist by GRAFT in Berlin, Germany, interior stairs,
Photo © andi albert photographie 
Features
March 09, 2009 /

Kinderdentist
GRAFT
Berlin, Germany

A wave, vibrant with patterns in different tones of blue, connects and reveals the upper and lower levels of the clinic. It invites you to the waiting room and reception in the lower level and opens up windows into the treatment rooms upstairs.

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