A glazed reading room appears to float over the still waters of a shallow pool at this town library in Maranello, Italy, by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki and Italian architect Andrea Maffei. The curving glass facade wiggles back and forth to form the building's perimeter, while study areas behind the glass offer visitors a view out across the water towards the ivy-covered walls that bound the site.

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A glazed reading room appears to float over the still waters of a shallow pool at this town library in Maranello, Italy, by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki and Italian architect Andrea Maffei. The curving glass facade wiggles back and forth to form the building's perimeter, while study areas behind the glass offer visitors a view out across the water towards the ivy-covered walls that bound the site.

Fantastic single-storey villa designed by ArchitectenCSK situated on top off old dunes near the city of Alkmaar in Netherlands.

Fantastic single-storey villa designed by ArchitectenCSK situated on top off old dunes near the city of Alkmaar in Netherlands.

Curving glass walls enclose bamboo-planted courtyards in this tea house, which occupies a formerly derelict building complex in one Beijing's ancient neighbourhoods.

Curving glass walls enclose bamboo-planted courtyards in this tea house, which occupies a formerly derelict building complex in one Beijing's ancient neighbourhoods.

The first thing architecture does is to build walls to protect us from nature. Once this is done its second job is to bring nature back into architecture in a civilized manner.

The first thing architecture does is to build walls to protect us from nature. Once this is done its second job is to bring nature back into architecture in a civilized manner.

Gallery of See How Herzog & de Meuron's Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Sits in Its Context - 21

Gallery of See How Herzog & de Meuron's Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Sits in Its Context - 21

Image 21 of 60 from gallery of See How Herzog & de Meuron's Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Sits in Its Context. Photograph by Laurian Ghinitoiu

Antique Curio Cabinets | QUARTER SAWN OAK CURVED GLASS CHINA CABINET W/ CLAW FEET & COLLUMNS ...

Antique Curio Cabinets | QUARTER SAWN OAK CURVED GLASS CHINA CABINET W/ CLAW FEET & COLLUMNS ...

For Samsung Galaxy Note Edge / N915 Ultrathin Curved Glass Film Screen Protector Case High Quality

For Samsung Galaxy Note Edge / N915 Ultrathin Curved Glass Film Screen Protector Case High Quality

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