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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Assemble, Yardhouse in London (United Kingdom)
19/10/2017

Assemble, Yardhouse in London (United Kingdom)

Assemble presents Yardhouse, a modular, affordable, and high-quality prototype of a work space designed to be put together with collaborative procedures and thought out to be shared among architects, designers, and artists...

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Isaac Broid + Productora, auditorium in Cuernavaca (Mexico
18/10/2017

Isaac Broid + Productora, auditorium in Cuernavaca (Mexico

The duo formed by Isaac Broid and Productora, both based in Mexico, has built a cultural center beside the archaeological site of Teopanzolco, in the city of Cuernavaca. With the aim of adapting to the slope of the plot and establishing a spatial dialogue...

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Maison Louis Vuitton Place Vendôme, designed by Peter Marino
15/10/2017

Maison Louis Vuitton Place Vendôme, designed by Peter Marino

The Spaces

Louis Vuitton has thrown open the doors to its hotly anticipated Parisian flagship store. Spread across two 18th-century hôtel...

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Atelier Deshaus, kindergarten in Xinchang (China)
13/10/2017

Atelier Deshaus, kindergarten in Xinchang (China)

The Chinese firm Atelier Deshaus, headed by Liu Yichun and Chen Yifeng, has built one of ten kindergartens funded by One Foundation in the wake of the earthquake that in 2013 shook the Lushan district of the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan...

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Norman Foster, Bloomberg Headquarters in London
12/10/2017

Norman Foster, Bloomberg Headquarters in London

The design of Bloomberg’s new European headquarters is respectful of its location in the heart of the City of London, close to the Bank of England and two of Sir Christopher Wren’s finest buildings, St Paul’s Cathedral and the church of St Stephen’s Walbrook...

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ABLM arquitectos, school in Villares de la Reina (Salamanca)
10/10/2017

ABLM arquitectos, school in Villares de la Reina (Salamanca)

The Ávila-based firm ABLM arquitectos, headed by Arturo Blanco and Laura Martínez, tackled this preschool and primary school by considering the scale of chidren of Villares de la Reina, a municipality in the Salamanca county of La Armuña...

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OMA’s MPavilion 2017 opens in Melbourne
09/10/2017

OMA’s MPavilion 2017 opens in Melbourne

With a huge floating roof and a reconfigurable amphitheater, the temporary MPavilion 2017, designed by Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of the Dutch firm OMA, will host different cultural activities from 3 October until 4 February 2018.

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Vo Trong Nghia, Stacked Planters House in Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam)
07/10/2017

Vo Trong Nghia, Stacked Planters House in Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam)

Part of its ‘House of Trees’ project, this dwelling is the latest that the Vietnamese firm Vo Trong Nghia has carried out to help reintroduce green spaces in the country’s high-density urban neighborhoods. Typically intended for use by three generations of the same family...

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Foster + Partners, Steve Jobs Theatre at Apple Park in Cupertino
04/10/2017

Foster + Partners, Steve Jobs Theatre at Apple Park in Cupertino

The recently opened Steve Jobs Theater, which seats 1,000, presents a ‘floating’ carbon-fiber roof held up by a structural cylinder – 6.6 meters tall and 41.1 meters in diameter – made of four layers of glass. Located on a plot close to the current Apple headquarters...

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António Carvalho, Center for persons with disabilities in Portugal
04/10/2017

António Carvalho, Center for persons with disabilities in Portugal

The Lisbon office headed by António Carvalho built this center catering to people with disabilities in São João da Pesqueira, in the Portuguese district of Viseu. Organized around patios, the double-L floor plan adapts to the slope of the hillside site...

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The brick-tastic brilliance of the new Lego House
03/10/2017

The brick-tastic brilliance of the new Lego House

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

This gleaming ziggurat of fun is the new Lego House, a mind-blowing mecca for fans of the iconic construction toy, designed by BIG, the firm led by young Danish architect...

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Ceramic lattices for the Virolai Petit creche in Barcelona
29/09/2017

Ceramic lattices for the Virolai Petit creche in Barcelona

A work of the Catalan firms Sarrablo & Colom + Roviros & Castelao, the Virolai Petit creche in Barcelona is wrapped in a ceramic lattice that uses the Flexbrick system conceived by Vicente Serrablo.

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JKMM + NRT, Harald Herlin Learning Center at Otaniemi in Espoo (Finland)
27/09/2017

JKMM + NRT, Harald Herlin Learning Center at Otaniemi in Espoo (Finland)

Designed by Alvar Aalto and completed in 1970, the library of the Aalto University campus at Otaniemi, in Espoo, near the urban core of Helsinki, has been turned into a learning center by the team formed by the Finnish firms JKMM and NRT...

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Tall buildings in numbers vertical transportation
27/09/2017

Tall buildings in numbers vertical transportation

CTBUH

As part of a recent collaboration with the Guinness Book of World Records, CTBUH certified that Shanghai Tower has the fastest elevator and the longest...

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MUKA arquitectura, House in Piedrabuena (Ciudad Real)
27/09/2017

MUKA arquitectura, House in Piedrabuena (Ciudad Real)

This private house in the municipality of Piedrabuena (province of Ciudad Real) stands on a lot bordered by party walls and is formed by a long arm little more than two meters wide, opening on to the street and stretching inward until it connects with the rear part...

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Santoscreativos + E85, Rebollar Compound in Mexico City
27/09/2017

Santoscreativos + E85, Rebollar Compound in Mexico City

The Mexican firms Santoscreativos and E85 have refurbished three apartment blocks which were in bad state, built in different periods on the street Rafael Rebollar, in Mexico City. The starting point was a change of program, from strictly residential to mixed-use...

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Barkow Leibinger, office building Bertha Berlin
26/09/2017

Barkow Leibinger, office building Bertha Berlin

A work of the firm headed by the American Frank Barkow and the German Regine Leibinger, this office block on Berta-Benz-Strasse in Berlin rises in accordance with local directives regarding height, volume, and materials. Two lobby levels and seven office floors...

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Francisco Mangado, Convention Center in Palma de Mallorca
22/09/2017

Francisco Mangado, Convention Center in Palma de Mallorca

The official opening of Francisco Mangado's Convention Center and Hotel in Palma de Mallorca is set for 25 September. Stretching almost 500 meters, the huge building sits on a site of irregular geometry, very elongated, and strikes a visual dialogue with the sea...

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Richard Meier, Rothschild Tower in Tel Aviv (Israel)
20/09/2017

Richard Meier, Rothschild Tower in Tel Aviv (Israel)

The New York firm of Richard Meier has completed its first project in Israel, a residential tower on Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv, in the heart of White City, a neighborhood of 4,000 Bauhaus buildings designed by German Jewish architects who began...

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Apple’s iPhone event marks debut of Steve Jobs Theater
19/09/2017

Apple’s iPhone event marks debut of Steve Jobs Theater

Curbed

This is the recently opened Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park, the company's Foster + Partners-designed campus in Cupertino. The glass is all that holds up the roof...

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Luis Aldrete, Rinconada Margaritas residential complex in Guadalajara
19/09/2017

Luis Aldrete, Rinconada Margaritas residential complex in Guadalajara

In Guadalajara, capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco, stand these three apartment buildings, a work of the local practice of Luis Aldrete. With a total floor area of 10,126 square meters, the Rinconada Margaritas complex was designed on the premise...

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Heatherwick Studio, Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town (South Africa)
18/09/2017

Heatherwick Studio, Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town (South Africa)

Set for 22 September is the inauguration of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) in a grain silo built in the 1920s at the port of Cape Town. The world’s largest museum of contemporary African art is carved in the tubular sections...

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Giancarlo Mazzanti, roof in Barrancabermeja (Colombia)
15/09/2017

Giancarlo Mazzanti, roof in Barrancabermeja (Colombia)

In Barrancabermeja, a municipality on the banks of the river Magdalena, in Colombia’s department of Santander, stands this open pavilion containing recreational and sports facilities. The 7,000-square-meter public center is protected by a modular structure raised...

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Aranguren & Gallegos, Oak House in San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid)
14/09/2017

Aranguren & Gallegos, Oak House in San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid)

For a clearing in the pine forest of the southern slope of Monte Abantos, in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, the Madrid practice of María José Aranguren and José González Gallegos has designed a private dwelling with privileged views of the plain that stretches...

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Vector Architects, revitalization of entrance to M Woods in Beijing
13/09/2017

Vector Architects, revitalization of entrance to M Woods in Beijing

In the last two decades, China has gone through a very fast process of urban development. A large number of old buildings, streets, and historic blocks – and even portions of the topography itself – have given way to ‘designer’ urban interventions...

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Creus & Carrasco, refurbishment of old prison in Lugo
11/09/2017

Creus & Carrasco, refurbishment of old prison in Lugo

The Galician practice of Juan Creus and Covadonga Carrasco has transformed an old jail into a cultural center. The separate units of the prison facilities are compartmentalized with varying degrees of openness, giving importance to the concept of the void...

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Nishizawa Architects, house in Chau Doc (Vietnam)
08/09/2017

Nishizawa Architects, house in Chau Doc (Vietnam)

The firm Ho Chi Minh, founded by Shnri Nishizawa (Tokyo, 1980), has built this dwelling in Chau Doc, a city of the Vietnamese province of An Giang, which borders with Cambodia. Using local materials, carpentry techniques, and construction methods...

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OMA, Lab City de la École Centrale Paris in Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
07/09/2017

OMA, Lab City de la École Centrale Paris in Gif-sur-Yvette (France)

Located on the outskirts of the French capital, the École Centrale Paris is one of the oldest and most prestigious engineering schools in the country. Within an internal restructuring program, the school called a competition in 2012 to build a new school in the Parisian...

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Alberto Campo Baeza, Sports Centre and Classroom Complex UFV
06/09/2017

Alberto Campo Baeza, Sports Centre and Classroom Complex UFV

The Madrid practice led by Alberto Campo Baeza has designed an addition to the Francisco de Vitoria University campus in Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid). The new complex will consist of a sport pavilion and a lecture hall: two boxes of opposed material quality...

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Cai Yongjie / Cao Ye, Wenchuan Earthquake Memorial and Museum
06/09/2017

Cai Yongjie / Cao Ye, Wenchuan Earthquake Memorial and Museum

The earthquake that hit Wenchuan County on 12 May 2008 was the second deadliest ever to be recorded in China, leaving close to 70,000 dead, 375,000 wounded, and losses estimated at 123,000 million dollars. Built in the locality of Qushan (Sichuan province)...

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