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Saturday, March 25, 2017
A Secret Little Glass Home in the Heart of New York
24/03/2017

A Secret Little Glass Home in the Heart of New York

The New York Times

On a quiet block in the East 50s in Manhattan sits a discreet, Modernist marvel: Philip Johnson’s 1950 Rockefeller Guest House...

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Cristián Izquierdo, house in Morrillos (Chile)
24/03/2017

Cristián Izquierdo, house in Morrillos (Chile)

The floor plan of this house designed by Cristián Izquierdo, sitting on a dune facing the sea in Morrillos (Chile), adopts a cross-shaped arrangement that allows using it in different ways during the year. Sometimes it is a large vacation residence for a single family...

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OMA completes Concrete at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai
22/03/2017

OMA completes Concrete at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai

The Rotterdam-based Office for Metropolitan Architecture of Rem Koolhaas – which has branches in New York, Hong Kong, Doha, and Dubai – has finished its first building in the United Arab Emirates. A former warehouse has been turned into a cultural center...

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Pierre Cardin's Bubble Palace near Cannes
21/03/2017

Pierre Cardin's Bubble Palace near Cannes

The Guardian

Straight lines were anathema to architect Antti Lovag, and you will not find a single one in this complex of domes overlooking the Med being sold by the fashion designer...

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Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP, Sayama Forest Chapel in Saitama (Japan)
20/03/2017

Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP, Sayama Forest Chapel in Saitama (Japan)

In the cemetery of Lake Sayama – which supplies water to Tokyo – stands this chapel amid the trees of a dense forest, echoing its context as much in its geometry as in its materials. Without subscribing to any particular denomination...

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Architect builds giant wind-turbine-temple for Shaolin monks
17/03/2017

Architect builds giant wind-turbine-temple for Shaolin monks

Curbed

That’s right: The Shaolin Flying Monks Temple enables the monks to fight in mid-air. The first Shaolin temple was built as far back as 495 AD...

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anako architecture, ‘fortress house’ in Savièse (Switzerland)
16/03/2017

anako architecture, ‘fortress house’ in Savièse (Switzerland)

In Savièse, a town in Switzerland’s canton of Valais, stands this hermetic dwelling of rough concrete, a work of the Swiss firm anako architecture. There are other buildings around close by, so in the manner of a fortress while respecting the scale of the place...

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Craig Ellwood’s Smith House, now on the market
15/03/2017

Craig Ellwood’s Smith House, now on the market

Located in Crestwood Hills, in Los Angeles, California, Craig Ellwood's Smith House is as dramatic as it is iconic. In 1960, Architectural Review wrote: Periodically there comes to light a building that-whatever its other merits-seizes...

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Caspar Schols, house with sliding walls in Eindhoven (Netherlands)
15/03/2017

Caspar Schols, house with sliding walls in Eindhoven (Netherlands)

Caspar Schols raised this pavilion with mobile layers of wood and glass in the garden of his parents’ house in the Dutch city of Eindhoven. Built on a budget of 20,000 euros, it can be adjusted to the needs of the moment: 6 meters long and 4 meters...

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OMA, Lujiazui Harbour City Exhibition Centre in Shanghai (China)
14/03/2017

OMA, Lujiazui Harbour City Exhibition Centre in Shanghai (China)

The Dutch firm of Rem Koolhaas has completed the complex for exhibitions and events in Shanghai’s Lujiazui financial district, on the banks of the Huangpu River. The volume uses the ramp of an old shipyard. With a built area of 1,500 square meters...

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Studio di Architettura, parking garaje for Novartis campus in East Hanover (NJ)
14/03/2017

Studio di Architettura, parking garaje for Novartis campus in East Hanover (NJ)

Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Francesco Porsia, and Georg Krüger – of the Milan-based Studio di Architettura – are the authors of this building for the campus that the Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company Novartis has in East Hanover, New Jersey...

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NL + XVW, deFlat apartment building in Amsterdam
13/03/2017

NL + XVW, deFlat apartment building in Amsterdam

The Dutch firms NL Architects and XVW Architectuur have renovated one of the largest residential blocks existing in the Netherlands. Containing 500 apartments on 11 floors, the 400-meter-long building originally called Kleiburg is located in the Amsterdam-Zuidoost...

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A capsule-shaped hotel room
10/03/2017

A capsule-shaped hotel room

The Japan Times

A capsule-shaped hotel room floats on water in a demonstration by the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Nagasaki Prefecture...

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Miró Rivera Architects, Chinmaya Mission in Austin (Texas)
09/03/2017

Miró Rivera Architects, Chinmaya Mission in Austin (Texas)

The Chinmaya Mission for education in the Hindu religion is an 8-acre campus consisting of several buildings, and the most important one, the Bala Vihar, contains twelve classrooms, a central gallery, and the temple. The rooms of Bala Vihar...

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‘Lego House’ designed by Bjarke Ingels will open in September
09/03/2017

‘Lego House’ designed by Bjarke Ingels will open in September

Curbed

It was an idea destined to happen: a whole building dedicated to Lego, built with nothing but massive Lego-style “bricks.” Indeed, word of the real-life Lego building...

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gmp, exhibition and convention center in Lianyungang (China)
08/03/2017

gmp, exhibition and convention center in Lianyungang (China)

On the coast of the Yellow Sea, in the Chinese province of Jiangsu, stands the new exhibition and convention center of the port city of Luanyunggang, a work of Architekten Von Gerkan, Marg und Partner (gmp). Winner of an international competition...

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Otherworldly Architecture in Japan’s Magical Mountainside
06/03/2017

Otherworldly Architecture in Japan’s Magical Mountainside

The New York Times

The mountain town of Karuizawa is about an hour’s train ride northwest of Tokyo, a journey that zooms past the small...

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Frank Gehry's new jewel-box concert hall in the heart of Berlin
06/03/2017

Frank Gehry's new jewel-box concert hall in the heart of Berlin

Los Angeles Times

Pierre Boulez Hall in Berlin, which he designed in collaboration with pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim, has been one of near-obsessive interest over the last four...

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Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra’s CaixaForum Sevilla opens
03/03/2017

Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra’s CaixaForum Sevilla opens

After two years of construction work and 20 million euros invested, the eighth CaixaForum cultural center opened in the Andalusian capital, on La Cartuja Island, at the feet of César Pelli´s Torre Sevilla. A work of the Sevillian architect Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra...

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JM Architecture, Montebar Villa in the Swiss Alps
03/03/2017

JM Architecture, Montebar Villa in the Swiss Alps

The Milanese firm headed by Jacobo Mascheroni built this house in Medeglia, in Switzerland’s canton of Ticino. Local codes require homes to have pitched roofs of a dark gray color, so the prefabricated timber house presents pieces of porcelain-like earthenware...

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Alison Brooks Architects, Ely Court housing estate in London
28/02/2017

Alison Brooks Architects, Ely Court housing estate in London

Included in the masterplan for the regeneration of the South Kilburn Estate of the London Borough of Brent, in the west part of the English capital, Ely Court is the first of three residential projects in development by the local firm headed by the Canadian Alison...

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6a Architects, student hall at Cambridge
27/02/2017

6a Architects, student hall at Cambridge

London-based 6a Architects – headed by Tom Emerson and Stephanie Macdonald – is the author of Cowan Court, a student residence hall built for Churchill College at Cambridge University. The result of an international competition held for the purpose...

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Apple Park opens to employees in April
24/02/2017

Apple Park opens to employees in April

Apple

The process of moving more than 12,000 people will take over six months, and construction of the buildings and parklands is scheduled to continue through the summer...

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Community center for refugees in Mannheim (Germany)
24/02/2017

Community center for refugees in Mannheim (Germany)

Eighteen architecture students from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern worked with twenty-five refugees for three months in building this wooden pavilion in a camp located in the old Spinelli barracks that the United States had in Mannheim...

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Lundgaard & Tranberg, Kannikegård parish building in Ribe
22/02/2017

Lundgaard & Tranberg, Kannikegård parish building in Ribe

Founded early in the 8th century, Ribe is one of Denmark’s oldest towns. In the medieval quarter stands the Kannikegård building with its steeply pitched roof, a work of the Danish firm Lundgaard & Tranberg. It contains auxiliary spaces for the nearby cathedral...

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Jorge Vidal and Víctor Rahola, winery in Montrás (Gerona)
20/02/2017

Jorge Vidal and Víctor Rahola, winery in Montrás (Gerona)

In Montrás, a municipality in the Baix Empordà county on the Costa Brava of Catalonia, is the Las Moreras estate for which the Barcelona practice of Jorge Vidal and Víctor Rahola has built this winery. The design seeks maximum integration with the...

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Meier & Hug + Semadeni, Natural History Museum St. Gallen
17/02/2017

Meier & Hug + Semadeni, Natural History Museum St. Gallen

The Zurich firms Michael Meier Marius Hug Architekten and Armon Semadeni Architekten have together built the Natural History Museum of St. Gallen, in the northeastern Swiss canton of the same name. The result of a 2009 competition, the design...

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Beta Ø refurbishes Club de Campo Villa riding arena in Madrid
15/02/2017

Beta Ø refurbishes Club de Campo Villa riding arena in Madrid

At kilometer 2.4 along the Castilla road, in Madrid, is this 4,000-square-meter covered horseback riding arena refurbished by the Beta Ø, the Madrid-based firm of Borja Peña, Ernesto Sierra, and Xabier Ortega. The project sought to highlight the original construction...

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Dorte Mandrup, New Wadden Sea Center in Ribe
14/02/2017

Dorte Mandrup, New Wadden Sea Center in Ribe

The visitor center in Ribe, a small town in the southwest part of Denmark’s Jutland Peninsula, has been renovated and enlarged by the Copenhagen-based architect Dorte Mandrup, and the new building was recently inaugurated. A UNESCO World Heritage Site...

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Barkow Leibinger, apartment house in Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin
13/02/2017

Barkow Leibinger, apartment house in Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin

A project of the firm of Frank Barkow and Regine Leibinger, working from offices in New York and Berlin, this building containing two multi-level apartments is hidden in an inner courtyard of the German capital’s Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood...

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