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Dezeen's 10 most popular Instagram images from 2015

Instagram is fast becoming the first place people see breaking news stories, but at its heart the photo-sharing social network is a depository of stunning images. Social media editor Ross Bryant compiles 10 of the most popular projects posted to Dezeen's Instagram in the past year. 

Position Collective tailors Budapest apartment towards Airbnb guests

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This renovated studio flat in Budapest features a pegboard storage wall and a bed that integrates doors and cupboards. The innovative storage system was designed to cater for temporary occupants booking via Airbnb. Find out more about the project »

Portable "parklet" by WMB Studio adds greenery to London's streets

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A miniature park in London that monitors air quality and offers plant-covered seating for passersby captured the imagination of our Instagram followers. Find out more about Portable's park »

Adam Knibb builds timber house extension above a driveway

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Timber constructions are always well received on Instagram but Adam Knibb's house extension took off the moment it was published. To better make use of the available space on site, Knibb built a wooden box above the property's seldom-used driveway. Find out more about Austen House »

Designers create winter installation for Montreal featuring 30 glowing seesaws

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In the run-up to Christmas we published a winter installation in Montreal comprising 30 glowing seesaws. Over 10,000 people liked the post on Instagram, making it Dezeen's most popular in 2015. Find out more about the Impulse installation »

MAD's sinuous Harbin Opera House completes in north-east China

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Every picture we shared of MAD's recently completed opera house in China did well, but the most-liked image showcased the building's smooth interior surfaces. Find out more about Harbin Opera House »

NOJI Architects uses reclaimed bricks for angular extension to historic Dublin house

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This extension to a historic Dublin home was the most popular brick structure posted to Dezeen's Instagram this year. Irish studio NOJI Architects used reclaimed bricks on the heritage-protected building to create the angular addition. Find out more about the project »

Gaudi's Sagrada Família enters final stage of construction 

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The Sagrada Família basilica entered its final stage of construction this year, over 100 years since its foundation stone was laid and 90 years after its designer Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi died. News of this landmark architectural moment spread like wildfire on Instagram. Find out more about the Sagrada Família »

Kitchen extension projects from the top floor of a renovated Brussels house

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A slender folded metal structure that sits above a bamboo plinth quickly became the most popular staircase we've ever posted, attracting more than 8,000 likes and generating over 140 comments. Find out more about Brussels' Schaerbeek commune and the staircase »

Charles Pétillon fills Covent Garden market with 100,000 white balloons

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French artist Charles Pétillon crammed 100,000 balloons under the roof of the 19th-century Market Building in London's Covent Garden to form one of this year's most popular installations and images. Find out more about Pétillon's Heartbeat installation »

Faceted home in the Swiss Alps by JM Architecture is covered in dark grey tiles

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Last but by no means least is JM Architecture's house in the Swiss Alps, which was designed to look "like a stone in the landscape". The jagged form and grey tiles help the residence settle into its mountainous terrain. Find out more about Montebar-Villa »

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