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Thursday, August 24, 2017
Studiomake, Guan Yin Pavilion in Pathum Thani (Thailand)
23/08/2017

Studiomake, Guan Yin Pavilion in Pathum Thani (Thailand)

The Guan Yin Pavilion, commissioned by Rangsit University for the Chinese-Thai Institute, symbolizes the university’s commitment to the furtherance of cultural and academic exchange between two nations...

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Anna Heringer, hostels for the Longquan Bamboo Biennale (China)
22/08/2017

Anna Heringer, hostels for the Longquan Bamboo Biennale (China)

Anna Heringer´s studio bets on reinventing typological and building local traditions during the second Bamboo Biennale with two hostels and a guest pavillion built with a series of concentric rings differering condition and materiality...

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Arquitectura-G, refurbishment of a house in Santa Margarida de Montbui
18/08/2017

Arquitectura-G, refurbishment of a house in Santa Margarida de Montbui

The revamp of the small agricultural construction in Santa Margarida de Montbui (Barcelona) was carried out creating an artificial landscape between the hut and the fields...

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Óscar M.Ares, care home in Aldeamayor de San Martín (Valladolid)
17/08/2017

Óscar M.Ares, care home in Aldeamayor de San Martín (Valladolid)

Óscar M. Ares has designed a small village that seems an oasis in the middle of the dry-landscape of the Castilian plateau. A garden surrounded by white houses of warm interiors and modest materials...

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Barclay & Crousse, Space of Memory in Lima (Peru)
15/08/2017

Barclay & Crousse, Space of Memory in Lima (Peru)

The purpose of the Space of Memory, Tolerance and Social Inclusion is to celebrate the reconciliation of Peruvians after the two decades of violence between Shining Path and other terrorist groups and the national army and paramilitary forces...

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Bonell&Gil / Peris + Toral, apartments for the elderly in Barcelona
11/08/2017

Bonell&Gil / Peris + Toral, apartments for the elderly in Barcelona

The team formed by the architectural studios Bonell&Gil and Peris+Toral has designed 105 apartments for the elderly in the 22@ District in Barcelona. Three volumes with a fan-shaped layout where to carry out a typological research to promote new ways of living...

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Giovanni Vaccarini, New Headquarters of SPGin Geneva (Switzerland)
10/08/2017

Giovanni Vaccarini, New Headquarters of SPGin Geneva (Switzerland)

The Italian firm Giovanni Vaccarini Architetti has designed SPG’s new headquarters at the entrance to the old quarter of Geneva. Combining strong aesthetic features with energy efficiency, the original facade takes center stage in the renovation and...

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TEC Taller EC, Casas FF in San Juan de Cumbayá (Quito)
09/08/2017

TEC Taller EC, Casas FF in San Juan de Cumbayá (Quito)

The studio TEC Taller EC, based in Quito (Ecuador), has designed four single-family homes at the foot of the Andes...

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SET architects, Bologna Shoah Memorial (Italy)
08/08/2017

SET architects, Bologna Shoah Memorial (Italy)

The monument built in Bologna to commemorate the german genocide relies on the symbolic force of two 10-meter-tall stelas of CorTen steel whose rigidly modularized skin evokes the wooden bunk beds where those condemned to be exterminated were heaped up...

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Miralles Tabliabue EMBT, Zhang Daqian Museo in Neijiang (China)
07/08/2017

Miralles Tabliabue EMBT, Zhang Daqian Museo in Neijiang (China)

The Barcelona studio EMBT is building a new museum dedicated to Zhang Daqian (1899- 1983), one of the most prominent and soughtafter Chinese artists of the 20th century. To go up in his hometown of Neijiang – in the province of Sichuan...

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Arcgency converts a harbor crane into a retreat in the port of Copenhagen
04/08/2017

Arcgency converts a harbor crane into a retreat in the port of Copenhagen

The Danish firm Arcgency, led by Mads Møller and Simon Vinzent, has undertaken the transformation of an old coal-loading crane on Nordhavn port. Referencing coal, black is the prevailing color throughout the interior spaces. A drawbridge-like stair leads...

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Richard Meier & Partners, Oxfordshire Residence (England)
02/08/2017

Richard Meier & Partners, Oxfordshire Residence (England)

The design of the New York-based architect for the house is based on the visual and spatial relationship of the interiors with nature and the topographic features of the surroundings. On one hand, the dense woodlands meet the more opaque section of the house...

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Barceló Balanzó, Postgraduate Studies Center at the UIB in Palma
01/08/2017

Barceló Balanzó, Postgraduate Studies Center at the UIB in Palma

The Postgraduate Studies Center at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) in Palma has recently received the first prize in the Public or Collective Buildings category of the Architecture Awards of Mallorca. The awards are convened by the Architect’s Association...

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How Jony Ive Masterminded Apple’s New Headquarters
31/07/2017

How Jony Ive Masterminded Apple’s New Headquarters

A section of workspace in the circular, Norman Foster–designed building is finally move-in-ready: sliding-glass doors on the soundproof offices, a giant European white oak collaboration table, adjustable-height desks, and floors with aluminum... (The Wall Street Journal Magazine)

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TYIN tegnestue + Rintala Eggertsson, Fleinvær Refugium (Norway)
28/07/2017

TYIN tegnestue + Rintala Eggertsson, Fleinvær Refugium (Norway)

The project is designed by the Norwegian studios TYIN tegnestue + Rintala Eggertsson. The cabins are located in Sørvær, a remote island on Fleinvær archipelago, only accessible by ferry. The ensemble, to be rented entirely, offers its guests a place for retreat...

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García-Germán Arquitectos, Desert City in San Sebastián de los Reyes
27/07/2017

García-Germán Arquitectos, Desert City in San Sebastián de los Reyes

At kilometer 25 along the A-1 motorway – in San Sebastián de los Reyes, a municipality of Greater Madrid – is Desert City, an enclave for xerophytic species, with 400 specimens from all over the world, 250 of which are cacti. A place that was empty ground...

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251 First Street, Brooklyn, NY by ODA Architecture
21/07/2017

251 First Street, Brooklyn, NY by ODA Architecture

Imagen Subliminal / Miguel de Guzmán

The only thing constant in life is change, and Brooklyn’s evolution from sleepy outer-borough to cultural epicenter is best seen and felt along bustling 4th Avenue...

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Hitler's abandoned Nazi resort is transforming into a luxury getaway
20/07/2017

Hitler's abandoned Nazi resort is transforming into a luxury getaway

Business Insider

Located on the island of Rügen, the 3-mile-long abandoned Nazi resort was meant to comfort the weary German worker who toiled away in a factory without respite... 

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David Chipperfield, Carmen Würth Forum in Künzelsau (Germany)
20/07/2017

David Chipperfield, Carmen Würth Forum in Künzelsau (Germany)

Partly embedded in a hill, this new culture center in the southern German town of Künzelsau recently opened to the public. It includes an event hall that can take in 3,500 people and a venue for chamber music recitals seating 600. The incisions on the slope...

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Padilla Nicás, enlargement of EDAR wastewater purification plant in Oviedo
19/07/2017

Padilla Nicás, enlargement of EDAR wastewater purification plant in Oviedo

The Madrid firm of Francisco José Padilla and Juan Manuel Nicás has beren commissioned to enlarge the EDAR wastwater purification plant of San Claudio, in the Asturian capital. The volumes are integrated into the rural environment, reducing their visual impact...

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Jaime Inostroza, Atalaya shelter in Sonora Desert (Arizona)
18/07/2017

Jaime Inostroza, Atalaya shelter in Sonora Desert (Arizona)

Upon finishing his studies at Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture in Scottsdate, the Chilean architect Jaime Inostroza had the opportunity to build a shelter in the campus of Taliesin West, in the Sonora Desert. After several interviews conducted...

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Bjarke Ingels Group, Blåvand Museum in Varde (Denmark)
17/07/2017

Bjarke Ingels Group, Blåvand Museum in Varde (Denmark)

During World War II, to prevent an Allied invasion of the European continent from Great Britain, the German armed forces built a series of fortifications along the coastline, known as the Atlantic Wall. The Museum Center Blåvand is integrated in one of these old military...

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Studio Gang's Hive installation opens in Washington DC
14/07/2017

Studio Gang's Hive installation opens in Washington DC

The National Building Museum and Studio Gang present Hive, the latest Summer Block Party installation in the Great Hall. Hive is built entirely of more than 2,700 wound paper tubes, a construction material that is recyclable...

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Archstudio revamps traditional courtyard house in Beijing
14/07/2017

Archstudio revamps traditional courtyard house in Beijing

Beijing-based Arch Studio has renovated a typical Siheyuan, a traditional Chinese house built around a courtyard. Houses of this kind were grouped together and, sharing baths and separated by narrow alleys, formed the historical hutongs of Beijing Inner City...

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Dorte Mandrup, Children’s Culture House Ama’r in Copenhagen
12/07/2017

Dorte Mandrup, Children’s Culture House Ama’r in Copenhagen

The Children’s Culture House presents a bent volume between the two party walls of the lot. The bend solves the height difference between them, while color and texture distinguishes them from the adjacent brick buildings. The greater part of the program...

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Toyo Ito’s Tama Art University Library in Tokyo
12/07/2017

Toyo Ito’s Tama Art University Library in Tokyo

Inspired in a cavern, the framework of arcades arranged in a seemingly randowm way graduates the building’s atmosphere and opens the inner space to participation by the readers.

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Gaztelu Jerez, pavilions for guarding sites of cultural interest
11/07/2017

Gaztelu Jerez, pavilions for guarding sites of cultural interest

To protect and watch over sites of cultural interest in the Castilla y León region, many of which are located in rural areas and in the wild, cabins will be built close to them, for which the studio of Koldo Fdez. Gaztelu and Enrique Jerez Abajo...

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Roldán + Berengué, Espai Bombers in Barcelona
11/07/2017

Roldán + Berengué, Espai Bombers in Barcelona

The project transforms the old fire station on Lleida Street in Barcelona, built for the 1929 International Exposition, including it in the cultural network known as ‘Montjuïc, Museum Mountain.’ The original building – the first raised for this purpose in Spain –, included...

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árgola arquitectos, restoration of church in Prádena del Rincón (Madrid)
10/07/2017

árgola arquitectos, restoration of church in Prádena del Rincón (Madrid)

Javier Alau and Ignacio M. Revuelta of the Madrid studio árgola arquitectos are the authors of the project to fix up the Church of Santo Domingo de Silos in Prádena del Rincón, in Madrid’s Sierra Norte. Declared a Site of Cultural Interest, the temple has been subjected...

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A Vietnamese Architect’s Easy-to-Erect Homes for the Poor
07/07/2017

A Vietnamese Architect’s Easy-to-Erect Homes for the Poor

The New York Times

The prefabricated homes designed by the Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia, and the construction team said it was impressed...

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