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Saturday, January 18, 2020
The Coolest Architecture on Earth Is in Antarctica
18/01/2020

The Coolest Architecture on Earth Is in Antarctica

The New York Times / John Gendall

Who said a polar research base had to be ugly? Gradually, designers are rethinking how to build for the world’s harshest environment...

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Art into Nature, Nature into Art
18/01/2020

Art into Nature, Nature into Art

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Fitting his architecture to its landscape, César Manrique turned Lanzarote into a living artwork of sun, sea and surprise...

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Hudson Yards Promised a Park. They Didn’t Mention the Giant Wall.
17/01/2020

Hudson Yards Promised a Park. They Didn’t Mention the Giant Wall.

The New York Times / Michael Kimmelman

For phase two, the developer imagines a 700-foot-long structure overshadowing the High Line. “The last thing New Yorkers need is a wall,” a state senator said...

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Unicorn Island masterplan in China
16/01/2020

Zaha Hadid Architects, Unicorn Island masterplan in China

The Start-Up exhibition and conference centre, the first building within Chengdu's 67-hectare Unicorn Island masterplan in the Tianfu New Area, is nearing completion.

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Cristina Iglesias, Royal Academy Architecture Prize 2020
16/01/2020

Cristina Iglesias, Royal Academy Architecture Prize 2020

The Royal Academy of Arts

For three years, the Royal Academy Architecture Prize has been awarded to an individual whose work inspires and instructs the discussion, collection or production of architecture...

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Brighton College’s Sports and Science Centre, by OMA / Ellen van Loon
16/01/2020

Brighton College’s Sports and Science Centre, by OMA / Ellen van Loon

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

In a departure from the gothic image of English private schools, Brighton College’s new building, designed by OMA, is an expression of global ambition (Photo gallery)...

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Environmental Histories
16/01/2020

Environmental Histories

Luis Fernández-Galiano

This environmental history deserves a plural name. The architect Eduardo Prieto has carved a 64-facet diamond to explore the ecology and climate dimension of building...

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Miró Rivera Architects, Citica development in Monterrey (Mexico)
16/01/2020

Miró Rivera Architects, Citica development in Monterrey (Mexico)

A work of the Texas-based practice of Juan Miró from Spain and Miguel Rivera from Puerto Rico, in association with the Mexican firm Ibarra Aragón Arquitectura, this complex of mixed uses – apartments, offices, and retail – stands 95 meters on a plot in downtown...

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Roger Scruton, 1944-2020
15/01/2020

Roger Scruton, 1944-2020

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The conservative British philosopher died on 12 January at the age of 75, succumbing to cancer. A public intellectual and prolific writer, he left behind – besides several...

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Architect-US, the employment platform for architects in the United States
15/01/2020

Architect-US, the employment platform for architects in the United States

The employment platform Architect-US puts architects and engineers anywhere in the world in contact with companies based in the United States. The program expedites entry into the American job market, obtaining in 30 days...

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Might there soon be a supernova near Earth?
14/01/2020

Might there soon be a supernova near Earth?

The Economist

A giant star called Betelgeuse is behaving strangely. It is a red supergiant star in Orion, a prominent constellation that spans the celestial equator. It is easily visible to the naked eye...

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Snøhetta, indoor garden for 550 Madison in New York
14/01/2020

Snøhetta, indoor garden for 550 Madison in New York

The firm Snøhetta has gotten the New York City Planning Commission’s go-ahead to create a public garden in the AT&T tower that went up in 1984 at 550 Madison Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee. The announcement...

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Thom Mayne at Cevisama 2020
14/01/2020

Thom Mayne at Cevisama 2020

It has been confirmed that Thom Mayne / Morphosis will be taking part in the Architecture and Design Forum at the Cevisama International Fair for Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings, slated to be held from 3 to 7 February in Valencia.

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Carles Enrich Studio, restoration of Merola Tower in Puigreig (Barcelona)
13/01/2020

Carles Enrich Studio, restoration of Merola Tower in Puigreig (Barcelona)

The Barcelona practice of Carles Enrich undertook the restoration of one of the two faces of the defense tower at the castle of Merola, the only remnants of the 13th-century construction in Puigreig, a municipality of the comarca of Berguedà...

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Gardens, waterfalls, parks… what is happening to our airports?
12/01/2020

Gardens, waterfalls, parks… what is happening to our airports?

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

From Beijing to Istanbul, exotic new airports are symbols of prestige for strongman leaders. But the environmental cost is massive...

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Belinda Tato at Cevisama 2020
11/01/2020

Belinda Tato at Cevisama 2020

It has been confirmed that Belinda Tao / Ecosistema Urban will be taking part in the Architecture and Design Forum at the Cevisama International Fair for Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings, slated to be held from 3 to 7 February in Valencia.

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Rebuilding of Church Lost in 9/11 Attacks to Resume
10/01/2020

Rebuilding of Church Lost in 9/11 Attacks to Resume

The New York Times

The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center, designed by Santiago Calatrava, will welcome visitors from all faiths...

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Toyota and BIG roll out the future of mobility with Woven City
10/01/2020

Toyota and BIG roll out the future of mobility with Woven City

Toyota Woven City aims to bring people and communities together in a future enabled by technology yet grounded in history and nature. The vision was presented at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It is expected to break ground in 2021.

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Foster + Partners, Alibaba offices in Shanghai (China)
09/01/2020

Foster + Partners, Alibaba offices in Shanghai (China)

Norman Foster’s firm has won the competition to design the new headquarters of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. The location is Shanghai’s Xuhui Riverside area, with views of the Huangpu River and the Pudong CBD. Thought out from the inside out...

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Agenda + Dellekamp Schleich, Parque el Higuerón community center
08/01/2020

Agenda + Dellekamp Schleich, Parque el Higuerón community center

Jojutla in the Mexican state of Morelos is the location of this community center envisioned as part of the plan to restructure the municipality’s main public buildings, damaged by an earthquake that shook the area on 19 September 2017...

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Postcards From a Martian Winter
08/01/2020

Postcards From a Martian Winter

Wired

The Red Planet has ice caps on its north and south poles, which grow in winter and melt some in summer...

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Antón García-Abril at Cevisama 2020
08/01/2020

Antón García-Abril at Cevisama 2020

Antón García-Abril / Ensamble Studio will be participating in the Architecture and Design Forum of the Cevisama international trade fair for ceramic tiles, to be held from 3 to 7 February in Valencia.

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Francisco Mangado, cultural center in Legnano (Italy)
07/01/2020

Francisco Mangado, cultural center in Legnano (Italy)

The Navarrese firm of Francisco Mangado has won the competition for a cultural center-cum library in Legnano, a township in Italy’s Lombardy region, 30 kilometers from Milan. With a gross floor area of 4,120 square meters, the complex rises on the edge of the...

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Cities become graphic puzzles
06/01/2020

Cities become graphic puzzles

The Guardian

New York-based artist Sean C Jackson has been creating colourful mazes since he was 10. Drawing inspiration from the urban landscape, his process of assembling different...

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Piketty vs. Fukuyama
06/01/2020

Piketty vs. Fukuyama

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The latest books of Thomas Piketty and Francis Fukuyama address the populist challenge from complementary perspectives. The French economist expands the scope...

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‘Henri Cartier-Bresson. Chine, 1948-1949 | 1958’
05/01/2020

‘Henri Cartier-Bresson. Chine, 1948-1949 | 1958’

On 25 November 1948, Henri Cartier-Bresson was commissioned by Life magazine to shoot a story on the “last days of Beijing” before the arrival of the Maoist troops. Having gone for two weeks, he would stay for ten months...

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New stadium for Everton FC
04/01/2020

New stadium for Everton FC

Seating 52,000, it is located on the Bramley-Moore Dock, within the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City World Heritage Site. The proposal drawn up by Dan Meis draws inspiration from the historical buildings at the port, and also from nearby warehouses.

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The Representation of Modernity
04/01/2020

The Representation of Modernity

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Modern architecture was based on montage and the metropolis. This is the main point of the splendid work of the Swiss historian Martino Stierli, chief curator of architecture at the MoMA...

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Photographs by Jey Alonso
03/01/2020

Photographs by Jey Alonso

The architect and photographer Jey Alonso takes a fresh look at architectural elements, familiar and less familiar ones alike, giving them colors that deviate from our reality and thus decontextualizing them, all with the intention of highlighting what otherwise goes unnoticed.

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E2A, Taz Neubau Publishing House in Berlin
03/01/2020

E2A, Taz Neubau Publishing House in Berlin

Rising on a site of urban importance, the building through its form and position mediates between the traditional Berlin of city blocks and the modern one of isolated blocks. The structure of the building, lacking an apparent hierarchy and achieving stability through the sum...

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