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North Haven locals nonplussed by Bobbie Callahan and Ed Hayes’s unusual retreat lit upon its cinematic qualities, calling it “the Strand” after the nearest movie theater on the mainland. Read more: http://www.dwell.com/articles/a-northern-haven.html##ixzz25pUWVnEA

An exterior view of Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport near London, designed by Luis Vidal + Architects, which opened in June 2014. The $4.15 billion terminal is expected to handle 20 million passengers a year. Courtesy of: Luis Vidal + Architects

All Aboard

Helmut Jahn’s new building is also known as “the train” because its sleek, aerodynamic styling makes it look like a railcar passing through the neighborhood.

WestEnders

Referencing the First Presbyterian Church’s slate roof, 12 + Alder makes nice to its divine neighbor.

Werner Sobek

Sobek engineered the curved roof shell and beamless slabs of Burda Media Park in Offenburg, Germany.

Werner Sobek

Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok, Thailand. From the main building the gates are reached via concourses, consisting of a system of flattened tubes.

Gaffney House in Sharon, Connecticut designed by Lynn Gaffney. Photo by: Raimund Koch | Read more: http://www.dwell.com/articles/leave-it-to-beavers.html

You Won't Believe That These Incredible Modern Buildings are Chapels and Synagogues

A freestanding, cuboid structure, this synagogue in Germany is signifcantly lower and more compact than its neighbors. Courtesy of: Yohan Zerdan