Letter I stands for Japanese architect Arata Isozaki in the ninth window from our A-Zdvent calendar of architects. Isozaki's most famous projects include the Museum of Modern Art in Gunma, but he more recently completed an inflatable mobile concert hall in collaboration with artist Anish Kapoor and the Qatar National Convention Centre, where tree-like columns support an overhanging roof (pictured).
We've recently featured a house with a fritted glass facade and an energy efficient house in a glazed box located in the Netherlands. From the iconic Piet Blom cube houses to the traditional Dutch townhouse, here is a selection of Dutch homes from the pages of Dezeen. See our new Dutch houses Pinterest board »
Following a preview of the nearly completed Pérez Art Museum in Miami this week, our eighth A-Zdvent calendar window features Swiss architecture duo Herzog & de Meuron. Here's a picture of their Vitrahaus showroom shaped like a pile of houses.
G is for Frank Gehry in our seventh A-Zdvent calendar window. The American architect's Guggenheim Museum in the Spanish city of Bilbao (pictured) famously sparked a trend for cities commissioning iconic buildings as catalysts for regeneration, while other high-profile projects include his Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the upcoming new headquarters for Facebook.
Behind our sixth A-Zdvent calendar window is British architect Norman Foster. One of his most famous buildings is the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank Headquarters completed in 1986 (pictured) and his firm Foster + Partners this week revealed its collaboration with designer Thomas Heatherwick on a finance centre that is currently under construction in Shanghai.
Behind our fifth advent calendar window is Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, who was awarded the 2011 Pritzker Prize and designed the red concrete museum dedicated to artist Paula Rego (pictured) in his home country.
News: Dubai has won the bid to host the World Expo 2020 with a masterplan by architects HOK, beating Zaha Hadid's rival proposal for a lagoon-side park in the Turkish city of Izmir (+ slideshow). More »