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Thursday, September 18, 2014
David Chipperfield’s Valentino store opens in New York
16/09/2014

David Chipperfield’s Valentino store opens in New York

The new flagship store of the fashion house Valentino has opened on Fifth Avenue in New York. Occupying an old building raised by John Burgee and Philip Johnson for Takashimaya Department Store, the new shop – designed by David Chipperfield –...

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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Leadenhall Building in London
15/09/2014

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Leadenhall Building in London

In the heart of the City of London, opposite the insurance market Lloyd’s, a work of Richard Rogers Partnership, stands Leadenhall Building, an office tower designed by the firm which Rogers set up in 2007 with Graham Stirk and Ivan Harbour...

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Felipe Assadi: Awasi Hotel in Torres del Paine (Chile)
12/09/2014

Felipe Assadi: Awasi Hotel in Torres del Paine (Chile)

The key specification for this hotel comprising twelve villas situated in the depth and vastness of the Patagonian pampas – neighboring Torres del Paine National Park and three hours away from the nearest urban center – was to go unnoticed...

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Knot House by Atelier Chang  on Geoje Island (South Korea)
11/09/2014

Knot House by Atelier Chang on Geoje Island (South Korea)

Perched on a cliff on the south coast of the South Korean island of Geoje, five white volumes form a stepped row, facing the sea through glass facades. A work of the studio led by Chang Soohyun (Seoul, 1980) – which has offices in London and Zurich...

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Taipei: OMA’s performing arts center progresses
10/09/2014

Taipei: OMA’s performing arts center progresses

Deliberately lacking a main facade, the performing arts center being built in Taiwan’s capital by Rem Koolhaas’s firm will present four sides and three halls of different dimensions sharing a single stage box.

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The Aga Khan's New Islamic Treasure Trove
09/09/2014

The Aga Khan's New Islamic Treasure Trove

The Wall Street Journal

Toronto's Aga Khan Museum will open in a roughly 47,000 square-foot space designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki, giving visitors a permanent...

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Óscar M. Ares, resin interpretation center in Traspinedo (Valladolid)
09/09/2014

Óscar M. Ares, resin interpretation center in Traspinedo (Valladolid)

The Valladolid-born Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez is the author of the project to transform the old municipal slaughterhouse of Traspinedo into the Resin Interpretation Center (CIR). The design combines formal elements taken from local building traditions...

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Dossier:  Design/Build. Arquitectura Viva 165
08/09/2014

Dossier: Design/Build. Arquitectura Viva 165

Developed by teams of students in universities of the West for implementation in conflictive or underprivileged places, and often executed with the help of the local population, the Design/Build cooperation projects are an excellent opportunity...

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Álvaro Siza & Carlos Castanheira, Taifong Golf Club in Taiwan
05/09/2014

Álvaro Siza & Carlos Castanheira, Taifong Golf Club in Taiwan

Begun in 2009, the renovation of Taifong Golf Club by Portuguese architects Álvaro Siza and Carlos Castanheira is now completed. Built in 1981 in the Taiwanese city of Changhua, the sport facilities sprawled over an area of 70 hectares needed a reorganization...

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Erick van Egeraat finishes waste incinerator in Roskilde (Denmark)
03/09/2014

Erick van Egeraat finishes waste incinerator in Roskilde (Denmark)

Winner of a 2008 competition, the Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat’s recently completed building in Roskilde generates heat and electricity for the old Danish city through waste incineration. While the tower rises a hundred meters...

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Emre Arolat refurbishes the marina of Yalikavak (Turkey)
02/09/2014

Emre Arolat refurbishes the marina of Yalikavak (Turkey)

Presenting a play of horizontal and vertical planes of travertine, a volumetric composition conceived by the Istanbul office of Emre Arolat is the new commercial center that enlarges the Palmarina sporting harbor, facing the Aegean sea from the Turkish...

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Snøhetta designs Vulkan Beehives
01/09/2014

Snøhetta designs Vulkan Beehives

On a rooftop adjoining the Mathallen food and dance center in Oslo, the Vulkan Beehives are a project of the beekeeper Alexander Heier and designed by the Norwegian firm Snøhetta. The aim is to promote the art of raising bees and foster social awareness...

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Álvaro Siza + Carlos Castanheira, Shihlien offices in Huai'an (China)
29/08/2014

Álvaro Siza + Carlos Castanheira, Shihlien offices in Huai'an (China)

In the middle of an artificial lake, in the New Salt Industrial Park of Huau’An City, China, the office headquarters for Shihlien Chemical Industrial Jiangsu Company, a work of the Portuguese architects Álvaro Siza and Carlos Castanheira...

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Javier Terrados, municipal theater of Arahal (Seville)
28/08/2014

Javier Terrados, municipal theater of Arahal (Seville)

In a plan to convert the old facilities of the cloth and textile company Hilaturas y tejidos Andaluces into culture and sport centers for the citizens of Arahal, a small town near Seville, the first project to be completed is the municipal theater...

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Rural Urban Framework, primary school in Mulan (China)
27/08/2014

Rural Urban Framework, primary school in Mulan (China)

El estudio Rural Urban Framework —liderado por Joshua Bolchover y John Lin, profesores en la Universidad de Hong Kong— ha ampliado la escuela primaria en la aldea de Mulan, situada en la provincia china de Guangdong...

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Santiago Calatrava opens Florida Polytechnic University
26/08/2014

Santiago Calatrava opens Florida Polytechnic University

In  2009, Santiago Calatrava was commissioned by the city of Lakeland, in the state of Florida, to draw up a masterplan for the expanded campus of Florida Polytechnic University, and design its main piece: the Innovation, Science and Technology...

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Riegler Riewe, contemporary art museum in Katowice (Poland)
25/08/2014

Riegler Riewe, contemporary art museum in Katowice (Poland)

The Austrian office of Florian Riegler and Roger Riewe has built the Silesian Museum of Contemporary Art in Katowice. The past of the Polish city is linked to heavy industry and mining, and this has created its particular historical-cultural identity and factory...

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Toni Gironès: Interpretation Center in Artesa de Segre (Lleida)
22/08/2014

Toni Gironès: Interpretation Center in Artesa de Segre (Lleida)

In an agricultural area in the region of La Noguera, Lleida, the cultural center of the Dolmen of Seró harbors multipurpose spaces, taking up the site of two abandoned vegetable gardens by the town square. In 2007 an irrigation pipeline was being built on the site...

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Travertine strips facade, housing blocks by Group8asia
21/08/2014

Travertine strips facade, housing blocks by Group8asia

The arrangement of the vertical travertine pieces generates a rhythmic facade, which alters the perception of the structure depending on the different observation angles. These housing blocks in the Swiss town of Crans-près-Céligny have been designed by Group8asia...

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Herzog & de Meuron, herb processing plant for Ricola
19/08/2014

Herzog & de Meuron, herb processing plant for Ricola

Ricola has inaugurated its seventh Herzog & de Meuron building: a new center for processing herbs beside the Swiss company’s production plant in Laufen. Stretching 100 meters and rising 11, the new facility emerges like an erratic block in the midst...

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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, British Museum extension
18/08/2014

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, British Museum extension

The firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has completed the extension of the British Museum in London. The addition endows the museum with new interconnected and flexible spaces, adapted to its varied program. Four connected pavilions let light into...

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Lederer Regnarsdóttir Oei, Diocesan Curia and archives in Rottenburg
14/08/2014

Lederer Regnarsdóttir Oei, Diocesan Curia and archives in Rottenburg

As one of the German cities spared the devastation of World War II, Rottenburg maintains an important historical center with marks dating back to medieval and Baroque times. Of particular interest is the bishop’s palace, constructed around...

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Archiworkshop.kr, glamping in Korea
13/08/2014

Archiworkshop.kr, glamping in Korea

This project targets a niche market: the so-called glamping (from ‘glamour’ and ‘camping’), favored by those who cherish direct contact with nature but don’t want to give up the comforts of their urban homes when enjoying the outdoors...

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Paredes Pedrosa, Public Library in Ceuta (Spain)
12/08/2014

Paredes Pedrosa, Public Library in Ceuta (Spain)

The site’s complexity – with a fragment of the Andalusian medieval Ceuta –, the compressed character of the current city, and the marked topography encouraged to think of a unifying proposal that could make both aspects coexist...

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Rafael Moneo + GCA Architects + Lucho Marcial: Puig Tower in Barcelona
11/08/2014

Rafael Moneo + GCA Architects + Lucho Marcial: Puig Tower in Barcelona

Accompanied by two other towers of similar height, the new corporate headquarters of Group Puig rises on Plaza Europa, halfway between El Prat Airport and the city of Barcelona, entrusting its iconographic image to a spiral of glass bands...

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Shigeru Ban, Aspen Art Museum
07/08/2014

Shigeru Ban, Aspen Art Museum

The Aspen Art Museum (Colorado) opens its new building to the public this Saturday, 9 August. It is the first permanent museum in the US by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, this year’s Pritzker Prize laureate. The facade is a reflection of the building’s transparency...

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BCQ Arquitectes, Joan Maragall Library in Barcelona
06/08/2014

BCQ Arquitectes, Joan Maragall Library in Barcelona

The Joan Maragall Library in Sant Gervasi, by David Baena and Toni Casamor, is tucked under the garden of the old Vil·la Florida to avoid interfering with the existing green spaces, proposing a scheme that guarantees lighting needs. Since the adjacent street...

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Auer Weber, European Southern Observatory extension in Garching
05/08/2014

Auer Weber, European Southern Observatory extension in Garching

The German firm Auer Weber has completed headquarters extension of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Garching, north of Munich. The project comprises a 10,300-square-meter building for offices and conference centers and a technical building...

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Juan Beldarrain: Building 18, Getafe Campus in Madrid (Spain)
04/08/2014

Juan Beldarrain: Building 18, Getafe Campus in Madrid (Spain)

To maximize flexibility in the interior spaces, the structure of this university building conceived upon sustainable strategies – it will be the first educational facility to obtain LEED certification – is pushed to the facade. Arranged at intervals of 2.2 meters...

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Schneider + Schumacher, Autobahn Church in Wilnsdorf (Germany)
30/07/2014

Schneider + Schumacher, Autobahn Church in Wilnsdorf (Germany)

While on the road, can the typical stop to refuel and have a coffee or snack be a good opportunity to go to church? In the opinion of the institution that sponsors this ecumenical church on the A-45, one of Germany’s busiest motorways, the answer is yes...

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