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Mirror play on the beach: Cabin by ECE Architecture

Mirror cabin by ECE ArchitecturePlaying with mirrors is endlessly fascinating, especially at the beach in the British town of Worthing, where a fully reflective cabin now stands. Apart from its mirrored surface, this cabin is exactly like ordinary English beach cabins.

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Stealth bike: B-9 NH by BME Design

Stealth bike B-9 NH by BME DesignCould this bike be any blacker? Architects in particular are said to have a weakness for the darkest colour: in this limited edition, a matte-black bike is now on the market. It is sure to draw curious looks, which may be the only way it is perceived in the dark.

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Undulant façade: Parkade in Velenje

Parkade in Velenje

Photograph: Miran Kambic

Ljubljana’s Enota architecture studio has given city parking in Velenje a fresh new look. The familiar grey parkade has been replaced with a well-considered shape that integrates itself into its surroundings, offering more than just parking spots. The stroll downtown now has an eye-catching starting point.

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Blitz of colour: Rainbow for London Bridge

spark-your-city-rainbow-london-bridgeOn 22 June, a lightning strike by the global Spark Your City movement put a smile of the faces of Londoners crossing the Thames on London Bridge. This is sure to have brightened the usual Monday-morning gloom: the grey asphalt had been covered with hundreds of tiles in a kaleidoscope of rainbow colours.

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Big entrance – with the world’s largest swinging doors

Three-storey house in Antwerp with the world’s largest swinging doors

Photograph: Luc Roymans

This relatively small three-storey house in Antwerp offers us one superlative: the garden is brought inside via the world’s largest swinging doors.

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