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Thursday, December 12, 2019
The House of Leaves in Tirana wins 2020 Museum Prize
12/12/2019

The House of Leaves in Tirana wins 2020 Museum Prize

The 2020 Council of Europe Museum Prize has been awarded to The National Museum of Secret Surveillance “House of Leaves” (Tirana, Albania), designed by Elisabetta Terragni. This building temporarily housed Gestapo...

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Embers of Babylon
12/12/2019

Embers of Babylon Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The International Situationist, whose manifestos and works inspired May ’68, was the century’s last avant-garde movement...

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Franz Schulze (1927-2019)
12/12/2019

Franz Schulze (1927-2019)

Society of Architectural Historians

Franz Schulze, a prolific Chicago art critic and educator who chronicled the lives and work of two of the 20th century’s most consequential architects died (December 9, 2019)...

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Malls and Amusement Parks
11/12/2019

Malls and Amusement Parks

The Economist

The shellraiser is the world’s steepest rollercoaster. It is not to be found in a big theme park, but indoors at the new American Dream mall in New Jersey...

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COP25: Foster + Partners publishes its sustainability manifesto
11/12/2019

COP25: Foster + Partners publishes its sustainability manifesto Pdf

Foster + Partners has launched its sustainability manifesto, revealing its methodology for greener projects and demonstrating the practice’s ongoing commitment towards achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement...

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Ayllón Paradela De Andrés, Interpretation Center at the Royal Walls of Ceuta
10/12/2019

Ayllón Paradela De Andrés, Interpretation Center at the Royal Walls of Ceuta

For a project titled ‘Resiliente’ the Madrid practice of Javier Alejo Hernández Ayllón, Verónica Paradela Pernas, and Javier de Andrés de Vicente won the open competition – organized by Spanish Public Works Ministry – to build an interpretation center at one of the bastions...

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Apple breaks ground on its new 133-acre campus in Austin
09/12/2019

Apple breaks ground on its new 133-acre campus in Austin

The Architect's Newspaper

The campus, which will contain over three million square feet of usable interior space across 10 buildings once complete, will initially house 5,000 employees...

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Cubic clock by Nendo
09/12/2019

Cubic clock by Nendo

A clock that is designed in the shape of a slanted cube thanks to a sliced-off vertex that allows the clock to balance on its corner. The long and the short hands overlap one another 22 times throughout the day, but only at noon and midnight they will meet in the vertical-upright...

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Aires Mateus / AAVP Architecture, 170 Units of Housing in Batignolles, Paris
09/12/2019

Aires Mateus / AAVP Architecture, 170 Units of Housing in Batignolles, Paris

With a composition of series, encounters, and indentations that make the facade a dazzling urban altarpiece, the building rises fifty meters over the horizon of Paris. At strategic points, the repetitive scheme of the facade is interrupted by large voids inside which...

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Gio Ponti. Loving Architecture At MAXXI
08/12/2019

Gio Ponti. Loving Architecture At MAXXI

romeing

A major retrospective of the brilliant Italian architect Gio Ponti is on display in the MAXXI Gallery, boasting a boundless display of archival materials such as original wooden...

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The Millennium Dome 20 years on…
08/12/2019

The Millennium Dome 20 years on…

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

It was supposed to be the ultimate symbol of Cool Britannia. Instead it became a nightmare that exposed the spin and hubris of the New Labour project...

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Budapest’s green mayor puts brakes on €250m New National Gallery
07/12/2019

Budapest’s green mayor puts brakes on €250m New National Gallery

The Art Newspaper

Construction on the €250m New National Gallery, designed by Japanese architectural firm Sanaa, was due to begin in early 2020 after two years spent refining the designs...

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The kaleidoscopic patterns of Turkey's architecture
07/12/2019

The kaleidoscopic patterns of Turkey's architecture

The Guardian

Architect turned photographer Yener Torun started taking pictures of colourful buildings in Istanbul in 2014. For his latest series, he has travelled round Turkey...

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Andrés Jaque, Run Run Run Restaurant in Madrid
06/12/2019

Andrés Jaque, Run Run Run Restaurant in Madrid

Conceived as an ‘urban technofarm,’ Run Run Run is a politically driven infrastructure that seeks to turn the street into a “playing and training field” and provoke human encounters in places and activities traditionally belonging to the realm of the domestic and individual...

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Want to get people to fly less?
06/12/2019

Want to get people to fly less?

Curbed / Alissa Walker

Stop funding billion-dollar airport expansions. Flight shaming should be directed at officials building fossil-fuel infrastructure, not passengers...

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Odile Decq, Antares tower in Barcelona
05/12/2019

Odile Decq, Antares tower in Barcelona

The Paris practice of the architect Odile Decq has released images of a residential building she has designed that will soon be starting to go up at Plaza de Levante in Barcelona. With 28 floors and 89 luxury apartments ranging between 98 and 386 square meters...

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How Advertising Conquered Urban Space
05/12/2019

How Advertising Conquered Urban Space

Citylab / Darran Anderson

In cities around the world, advertising is everywhere. We may try to shut it out, but it reflects who we are (or want to be) and connects us to the urban past...

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Turner prize awarded four ways after artists' plea to judges
04/12/2019

Turner prize awarded four ways after artists' plea to judges

The Guardian

All four nominees ( Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani) asked judges to recognise ‘commonality, multiplicity and solidarity’...

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Tehachapi project by JR
04/12/2019

Tehachapi project by JR

In October 2019, French artist JR created a one-of-a-kind art activation within the walls of California Correctional Institution: Tehachapi in Southern California - a maximum security 4 facility...

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Snøhetta + Werk, maritime center in Esbjerg (Denmark)
04/12/2019

Snøhetta + Werk, maritime center in Esbjerg (Denmark)

The Olso firm Snøhetta and Copenhagen-based Werk Arkitekter collaborated in the competition-winning project for a seaside community center in the Danish city of Esbjerg, in the southwest part of the Jutland Peninsula. Named Lanternen, the circular building is to house...

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A new, theoretical type of time crystal could run without outside help
04/12/2019

A new, theoretical type of time crystal could run without outside help

Science News

First proposed in 2012 by theoretical physicists Frank Wilczek of MIT and Alfred Shapere of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, the idea of time crystals was initially controversial...

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Burgos & Garrido, Miño River footbridge
03/12/2019

Burgos & Garrido, Miño River footbridge

With a project titled ‘A Line over the Miño,’ Burgos & Garrido Arquitectos – in collaboration with Bernabeu Ingenieros – won the competition for a pedestrian and cycling suspension bridge connecting Goián-Castelinho, in the Spanish province of Pontevedra...

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Ferrari’s Monza Cars
03/12/2019

Ferrari’s Monza Cars

Wired

The first cars in the "Icona" line offer 800 horsepower and looks borrowed from Ferrari's post-war racers...

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Andrés Jaque, Chief Curator of the 13th Shanghai Biennale
02/12/2019

Andrés Jaque, Chief Curator of the 13th Shanghai Biennale

Andrés Jaque is an architect, writer, and curator internationally renowned as one of the initiators of interscalar and transmedium approaches to urban and territorial studies. His work explores environments as the entanglement of life, bodies, technologies...

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Our Remote Origins
02/12/2019

Our Remote Origins

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Enmeshed with microhistories, we yearn for great narratives. The Annales school taught us to look at the longue durée of history under the prism of geography and economics...

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Frank Gehry creates a miniature Fondation Louis Vuitton in Seoul
01/12/2019

Frank Gehry creates a miniature Fondation Louis Vuitton in Seoul

The Spaces

It’s Frank Gehry’s first project in South Korea, and was created in partnership with Peter Marino – who’s overseen the interiors, including a dramatic lobby with a soaring 12-metre ceiling...

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The Greenhouse Series, by Tom Hegen
30/11/2019

The Greenhouse Series, by Tom Hegen

According to the United Nations, the world’s population will grow from today’s 7.5 billion people to 10 billion in 2050. And as natural resources like farmland and water become scarce, feeding the world will become an even greater challenge...

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Botter + Bressan, congress and exhibition center in Agordo (Italy)
29/11/2019

Botter + Bressan, congress and exhibition center in Agordo (Italy)

The Italian studios led by Andrea Botter and Emanuele Bressan together designed this congress and exhibition center in the municipality of Agordo, in the Veneto region. Reinterpreting the Alpine landscape, the roof’s play of inclinations is prolonged by cantilevers...

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OMA wins of the competition to redevelop VDMA in Eindhoven (Netherlands)
28/11/2019

OMA wins of the competition to redevelop VDMA in Eindhoven (Netherlands)

Drawn up by an OMA design team led by David Gianotten and Mariano Sagasta, the masterplan for reurbanizing the VDMA site in the center of Eindhoven transforms the area into a mixed-use hub, with housing, offices, and public spaces distributed...

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Dorte Mandrup, whale watching facility and museum
27/11/2019

Dorte Mandrup, whale watching facility and museum

The village of Andenes, 300 kilometers from the Arctic Circle, is on the Norwegian island of Andøya, in an area frequented by whales on their migratory journeys. Here the Danish studio Dorte Mandrup will be building a seaside viewpoint for watching whales, having won...

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