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Terunobu Fujimori

Originally an architecture historian, Terunobu Fujimori didn’t become an architect himself until age 44. “Since I was a famous architectural historian,” he says, “I thought my architecture should be totally unique, dissimilar to any architecture that came before. I figured that if I did something traditionally European or Japanese, everyone would say ‘Oh, it’s because he’s a historian.’ I didn’t want that criticism.” His work is definitely unlike anything I’ve seen.

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Teshima Art Museum

images © Iwan Baan

The Teshima Art Museum is a collaboration between artist Rei Naito and architect Ryue Nishizawa. The space is shaped like a water droplet and made of a concrete shell. Not that I need any more reasons to visit Japan.

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Friedensreich Hundertwasser was both an architect and a painter. The top building goes by the name of the Hundertwasser-waldspirale building. Below is the Bad Blumau Hotel.

Happy Magic Water Park!

WOAH! Beijing transformed the 2008 Olympic pool into what looks like the coolest water park ever.

And yes, it is actually called the Happy Magic Water Park…but don’t you think this place can totally pull that off?