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11 amazing new feats of architecture

Restaurants teetering on the edge, pop-up libraries, stunning skyscrapers – some of the winning designs in Architizer’s A+ contest.

ARCHITECTURE DATABASE Architizer.com makes it a mission to bring great design to the public. Their annual A+ awards aim to expand on this allowing people to “consume” buildings as part of their daily life, letting the public vote on submissions from over 100 countries.

They explain that they think good architecture can be integral to every part of life, from the daily to the monumental…

The winners list runs the gamut of architectural typology and form, ranging from enormous towers to the smallest apartments and nearly everything in between. There are wind-swept memorials, a gallery/house with a pool in the middle of it, “iceberg” apartments in the Baltic, a conference center from the future, a floating chapel, a polka-dotted parametric pop-up, and the most sublime tourist path imaginable — the National Tourist Route Trollstigen by Reiulf Ramstad Architects.

Have a look at some of their 52 award category winners. To be wowed by the full gamut, go to Architizer’s rundown.

11 amazing new feats of architecture
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  • National Tourist Route, Trollstigen, Norway

    Architects: Reiulf Ramstad Architects
  • Dolomitenblick, Italy

    Architects: Plasma Studio
  • Iceberg dwellings, Aarhus, Denmark

    Architects: JDS Architects
  • Soumaya Museum, Mexico City

    Architect: FR-EE Fernando Romero Enterprise
  • Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama's Pop-Up Store

    Architects: Marc Fornes/Theverymany
  • Porsche Pavilion, Wolfsburg, Germany

    Architects: Henn Architekten
  • Wuxi Grand Theatre, China

    Architects: PES-Architects
  • Sugamo Shinkin Bank, Shimura, Tokyo, Japan

    Architect: Emmanuelle Moureaux
  • Daeyang gallery and family home, Seoul, South Korea

    Architects: Steven Holl Architects
  • CONTemporary Librarym Plovdiv, Bulgaria

    Architect: studio 8 1/2
  • Wildspitzbahn restaurant, Tirol, Austria

    Architects: Baumschlager Hutter Partners.

All images via Architizer

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