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Friday, January 17, 2020
M. Hulot’s Visit I Interpretation Center of Romanesque
02/01/2020

M. Hulot’s Visit I Interpretation Center of Romanesque

The film unfolds around the curious and meticulous eye of Monsieur Hulot, who touches and experiences every detail and guide the spectator inside the Interpretation Center of Romanesque by spaceworkers and its exhibition...

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Foster in Hampstead
02/01/2020

Foster in Hampstead

Luis Fernández-Galiano

In some of Shakespeare’s works, ghosts play a decisive role in the story, as in Hamlet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Richard III, or Cymbeline...

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Anri Sala - Take Over
31/12/2019

Anri Sala - Take Over

Anri Sala's oeuvre explores the relationships between music and narrative, architecture and film and interleaving qualities of different media in both complex and intuitive ways to produce works in which one medium takes on the qualities of another...

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Ensamble Studio, Ca’n Terra in Mahón (Menorca)
31/12/2019

Ensamble Studio, Ca’n Terra in Mahón (Menorca)

Ensamble Studio, the firm led by Antón García-Abril (1969) and Débora Mesa (1981), works across disciplines to explore the most innovative approaches, focusing on the processes rather than on the results. Their projects fuse reality and imagination, studying...

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Barozzi Veiga, Dynafit Headquarters in Kiefersfelden (Germany)
30/12/2019

Barozzi Veiga, Dynafit Headquarters in Kiefersfelden (Germany)

The proposal adopts the essence of the landscape as the main design reference, and sets the headquarters in its natural context, the Inn Valley, as a landmark with two pyramidal volumes visible from the road connecting Germany and Austria.

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Wright in New York
30/12/2019

Wright in New York

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The Wright factory produces publications without pause, and most are dispensable. Not so the two Yale University Press books that explore the architect’s ambivalent...

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Parisians unveil plan for €250m Champs-Élysées makeover
28/12/2019

Parisians unveil plan for €250m Champs-Élysées makeover

The Guardian

Plan to restore avenue to former glory will be presented to candidates standing in January’s municipal elections...

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‘Estrategias y efectos de escala’, by Luis Suárez Mansilla
27/12/2019

‘Estrategias y efectos de escala’, by Luis Suárez Mansilla

The author tackles an essential theme of architecture: scale. For this he centers on modernity, in so far as it has the potential to reactivate two ideas abandoned by canonical modernity: monument and context. The result is an analytical work that dissects the scalar...

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Vector Architects, Suochengli Neighborhood Library in Yantai (China)
27/12/2019

Vector Architects, Suochengli Neighborhood Library in Yantai (China)

Inserted into a typical Chinese courtyard-block, the library is located at the northwest corner of the historical district of Yantai, a port city in northern China. The enclave appeared cluttered or messy, with structures added by residents over the years, but these superpositions...

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Architecture Club, Atelier Monika Sosnowska in Warsaw (Poland)
26/12/2019

Architecture Club, Atelier Monika Sosnowska in Warsaw (Poland)

This atelier for the Polish sculptor Monika Sosnowska is the first built work of the Swiss firm Architecture Club, set up in 2017 by Karolina Slawecka (Warsaw, 1980) and Pawel Krzeminski (Warsaw, 1981), who had previously worked in the offices of Peter Zumthor and H&deM...

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Vector Architects: Ex Oriente Lux
24/12/2019

Vector Architects: Ex Oriente Lux

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Gong Dong builds with light and with matter. The Beijing architect was dazzled by light on the other side of the Pacific, through his postgraduate training in Illinois...

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Benedetta Tagliabue / EMTB at Cevisama 2020
24/12/2019

Benedetta Tagliabue / EMTB at Cevisama 2020

Tagliabue confirms she will be present at the Architecture and Design Forum of the next Cevisama international ceramic tile fair, to be held from 3 to 7 February in Valencia.

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Herzog & de Meuron, Grand Canal Museum Complex in Hangzhou (China)
24/12/2019

Herzog & de Meuron, Grand Canal Museum Complex in Hangzhou (China)

The Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron won the bid to build a museum devoted to the history and construction of China’s Grand Canal – a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2014 – in the city of Hangzhou, at the junction of the canal and the Hanggang River...

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vaumm architects, renovation of Aircraft Carrier building in San Sebastián
23/12/2019

vaumm architects, renovation of Aircraft Carrier building in San Sebastián

The Basque firm vaumm has renovated the pavilion that Luis Tolosa built in 1943 at San Sebastián’s port. It was a storage for the wooden boxes used by the fishing fleet. Because of the cantilevered roof deck – where fishing nets were repaired, cleaned...

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Álvaro Siza’s design for VAVA sunglasses
21/12/2019

Álvaro Siza’s design for VAVA sunglasses

E35

The capsule collection of sunglasses which Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza designed for VAVA is available in limited edition...

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Studio Studio Studio - Edoardo Tresoldi, Gharfa installation in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
20/12/2019

Studio Studio Studio - Edoardo Tresoldi, Gharfa installation in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

The artist Edoardo Tresoldi (Cambiago, 1987) is the founder and creative director of Studio Studio Studio, a new interdisciplinary lab that seeks to create cultural hybdrids. The recently dedicated installation called Gharfa is part of Diriyah Oasis, a temporary leisure...

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Barozzi Veiga expected at Cevisama 2020
19/12/2019

Barozzi Veiga expected at Cevisama 2020

Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga, winners of the 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award, confirm they will be attending the Architecture and Design Forum of the next Cevisama international trade fair for ceramic tiles, set to take place from 3 to 78 February in Valencia...

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Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, Hofmann House in Rocafort (Valencia)
19/12/2019

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, Hofmann House in Rocafort (Valencia)

Rocafort, a municipality in Horta Nord, a comarca of the Valencian community, is the location of this house whose distinguishing feature is a T-shaped roof. For this work the Valencia practice of Fran Silvestre and Andrés Alfaro Hofmann has been named the 2020 winner...

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The Next Nuclear Plants Will Be Small, Svelte, and Safer
19/12/2019

The Next Nuclear Plants Will Be Small, Svelte, and Safer

Wired

A new generation of reactors will start producing power in the next few years. They're comparatively tiny—and may be key to hitting our climate goals...

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RCR to grace Cevisama 2020
18/12/2019

RCR to grace Cevisama 2020

The Catalan Pritzker laureates have confirmed they will be participating in the Architecture and Design Forum of the next Cevisama international trade fair for ceramic tiles, set to take place from 3 to 7 February  in Valencia.

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Arquivio, National Concert Hall in Vilnius (Lithuania)
18/12/2019

Arquivio, National Concert Hall in Vilnius (Lithuania)

To establish a more direct connection between Tauras Hill park and the gardens of the Old Evangelical Cemetery, the project is fragmented into three pieces: main hall (1,780 seats), small hall (550 seats), and House of the Nation, joined by a foyer.

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Marlon Blackwell, 2020 AIA Gold Medal
17/12/2019

Marlon Blackwell, 2020 AIA Gold Medal

The American Institute of Architects

Though he was born in Germany, Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, is a product of the American South. As a traveling bible salesman, he experienced the South’s simple...

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Caballero Colón, Can Canyís in Capdepera (Majorca)
16/12/2019

Caballero Colón, Can Canyís in Capdepera (Majorca)

A work of the firm of Paula Caballero and Diego Colón, which runs offices in Madrid and Palma, this one-family residence sits on a steep rocky slope in Cañamel, in the Majorcan municipality of Capdepera, surrounded by vegetation. The 240-square-meter complex presents...

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DNA could be used to embed useful information into everyday objects
16/12/2019

DNA could be used to embed useful information into everyday objects

The Economist

A team led by Yaniv Erlich described a test run. The result was an object that contained, encoded throughout its structure, the blueprints necessary to produce more copies of itself...

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Word of the Year: They
14/12/2019

Word of the Year: They

Merriam Webster

Our Word of the Year for 2019 is they. It reflects a surprising fact: even a basic term—a personal pronoun—can rise to the top of our data...

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Have a Banksy Christmas
13/12/2019

Have a Banksy Christmas

The Guardian

Rather than exploit ‘the homeless’, this painting empowers rough sleepers to draw attention to their individuality...

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A Planet of Water
13/12/2019

A Planet of Water Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

We call it Earth, but we could have named it Water. More than two thirds of our planet is covered by oceans, which interact with the earth’s biosphere and the atmosphere...

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Denmark wants to break up ethnic enclaves. What is wrong with them?
13/12/2019

Denmark wants to break up ethnic enclaves. What is wrong with them?

The Economist

In Mjølnerparken (Copenhagen) the plan is to renovate and sell enough apartments to bring the share of subsidised units to below 40%...

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LLLab., Hotel San Sa in Beijing (China)
13/12/2019

LLLab., Hotel San Sa in Beijing (China)

Near the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China, in Beigou Village, within the boundaries of the city of Beijing, is this hotel conceived as a small village by LLLab., a firm running offices in Shanghai, Stuttgart, and Porto, headed by Hanxiao Liu, Luís Ricardo...

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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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