MAR

HoHo: Wooden skyscraper in Vienna

HoHo: Wooden skyscraper in Vienna

Rendering: Rüdiger Lainer und Partner

While Asian and Arab cities constantly compete to see who can build the world’s highest skyscraper, Vienna has its own plans for a superlative: the tallest building made of wood.

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MAR

Steel house to go: Vipp Shelter

Vipp Shelter

Photo: Vipp

This pre-fabricated building, set up for the first time at a romantic lake near Copenhagen as a weekend escape or secret getaway, is all of a piece – literally.

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MAR

Sporty side table: Ram & Row

ram-and-row-1Not enough time to hit the gym? Not enough space for any serious fitness machines at home? This clever box, perfectly disguised as a side table, means couch potatoes have no more excuses.

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MAR

We have liftoff: Pole House by F2 Architecture

Pole House in Australia by F2 Architecture

Photo: Matt Lord

More seclusion- and view- are hardly possible. The platform for this spectacular house on Australia’s Great Ocean Road rests on a 13-metre-high concrete pylon.

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MAR

Crumpled: Frank Gehry’s Paper Bag

Photo: Andrew Worssam

Photo: Andrew Worssam

This building has created its share of confusion in the Australian metropolis. On top of that, it has been the subject of mockery, as in one interpretation of the structure as a termite hill.

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