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Sunday, October 21, 2018
Alberonero, 86x73 in Mazaro del Vallo (Italy)
21/10/2018

Alberonero, 86x73 in Mazaro del Vallo (Italy)

The Italian designer Alberonero has intervened in a private courtyard of a Sicilian one-family home with an experimental spatial proposal based on using color in three dimensions and in the proportions of the grid that organizes them.

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Sameep Padora & Associates, Maya Somaiya Library en Kopargaon (India)
19/10/2018

Sameep Padora & Associates, Maya Somaiya Library en Kopargaon (India)

sP+a, the Mumbai practice headed by Sameep Padora, has enlarged a small children’s library for Sharda School in Kopargaon, a town in the largely rural Indian state of Maharashtra. Its complex undulating roof is inspired in the brick tile vault techniques of the Spaniard...

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gmp, Guangxi Culture and Art Center in Nanning (China)
18/10/2018

gmp, Guangxi Culture and Art Center in Nanning (China)

This venue for cultural events is the second work that the Hamburg firm gmp – Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner – has carried out in Nanning, capital of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China. Rising independently on a stone plinth are the three...

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Dominique Coulon, housing for elderly people in Huningue (France)
17/10/2018

Dominique Coulon, housing for elderly people in Huningue (France)

In the French commune of Huningue, located in the department of Alsace and on the banks of the Rhine, stands this assisted housing center for senior citizens, a work of the Strasbourg practice of Dominique Coulon. Given the exceptional site, the communal areas...

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Gana Arquitectura, Cerveza Victoria brewery in Málaga
15/10/2018

Gana Arquitectura, Cerveza Victoria brewery in Málaga

The lager beer brand Victoria, founded in Málaga in 1928, has new brewing facilities designed by the local firm Gana, headed by Antonio Galisteo and Álvaro Fernández Navarro. On the foundations of an old industrial shed located on Avenida Velázquez, at the intersection...

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Gad Line + Studio, housing in Dongziguan (China)
12/10/2018

Gad Line + Studio, housing in Dongziguan (China)

The firm GAD Line + Studio, which works in close collaboration with the University of Hangzhou, has been tasked to develop this affordable housing development for the rural community of Dongziguan, in China’s Fuyang District. Inspired in the region’s vernacular...

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Nieto Sobejano: Arvo Pärt Center in Laulasmaa (Estonia)
11/10/2018

Nieto Sobejano: Arvo Pärt Center in Laulasmaa (Estonia)

The new center dedicated to the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt (Paide, 1935) opened with a concert on 13 October. Built by the firm of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, which works from offices in Madrid and Berlin, the complex is located in Laulasmaa...

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Carme Pinós, MPavilion 2018 in Melbourne
10/10/2018

Carme Pinós, MPavilion 2018 in Melbourne

Carme Pinós (Barcelona, 1954) has inaugurated her pavilion for Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens, which will host various cultural activities through 3 February 2010. Since 2014, each year the Naomi Milgrom Foundation commissions a different architect...

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Arnau estudi, Casa Retina in Santa Pau (Girona)
08/10/2018

Arnau estudi, Casa Retina in Santa Pau (Girona)

Located outside the walls of Santa Pau, a village and municipality in the Catalonian province of Girona, in eastern Spain, the Retina House is a family refuge that offers magnificent views, as its very optical name suggests. A place for the enjoyment of nature and simple things...

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López Cotelo & Panero, Training Center in Santiago de Compostela
05/10/2018

López Cotelo & Panero, Training Center in Santiago de Compostela

The fundación Laboral de la Construcción found the most convenient site for the Centro de Referencia Nacional en Materia de Rehabilitación (public research and innovation center in the field of refurbishment) in the old 18th century tannery of Pontepedriña...

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RMA Architects, ATE offices in Ahmedabad (India)
04/10/2018

RMA Architects, ATE offices in Ahmedabad (India)

Outside Ahmedabad, the largest city of the Indian state of Guyarat, stands this corporate office building, a work of the Mumbai firm led by Rahul Mehrotra. Its formal composition comes from the use of green facades and other passive cooling elements. In its multilayer...

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BIG, Noma Restaurant in Copenhagen
03/10/2018

BIG, Noma Restaurant in Copenhagen

Located in the Christiana neighborhood of the Danish capital, chef René Redzepi’s new Noma restaurant, holder of two Michelin stars, is designed by the firm of Bjarke Ingels. The project involved renovating an abandoned old military warehouse and adding new volumes...

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Junya Ishigami’s New Shop for Eyewear Brand Jins in Shanghai
02/10/2018

Junya Ishigami’s New Shop for Eyewear Brand Jins in Shanghai

Spoon & Tamago

In what is a masterful feat of structural engineering, Junya Ishigami has sculpted concrete cantilevered display shelves that are up to 12-meters long for this shop in Shanghai...

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Esteve, De Miguel & Selldorf, Renovation of a Former Hydraulic Pump Factory
02/10/2018

Esteve, De Miguel & Selldorf, Renovation of a Former Hydraulic Pump Factory

Built in 1930 by the Valencian architect Cayetano Borso di Carminati, the old hydraulic pump factory of Carlos Gens, on Avenida de Burjassot, is one of the few standing examples of industrial architecture from the period. The complex was closed permanently...

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Enorme Studio, Arachi Pavilion in Chihuahua (Mexico)
28/09/2018

Enorme Studio, Arachi Pavilion in Chihuahua (Mexico)

For this summer’s Taller del Desierto (Desert Workshop) of the ISAD (Instutute of Architecture and Design) of Chihuahua, Enorme Studio are raising this canopy in the Santa Cecilia neighborhood.

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MUMA, community center and kindergarten in Cambridge (UK)
28/09/2018

MUMA, community center and kindergarten in Cambridge (UK)

Located 2 kilometers from the city center of Cambridge, the Eddington district offers accommodation for university students and workers, a primary school, and sports facilities. The latest offers are the Storey’s Field community center and the Eddington nursery school...

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MVRDV, ‘The Imprint’ in Incheon (South Korea)
27/09/2018

MVRDV, ‘The Imprint’ in Incheon (South Korea)

Near Seoul’s airport at Incheon, the Dutch firm MVRDV has completed two buildings: a nightclub and an indoor theme park. As these programs do not need natural light, the facades are windowless, with white and gold finishes and an imprint-based design using features...

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Mexico City’s new airport in progress
26/09/2018

Mexico City’s new airport in progress

Designed by Foster + Partners and FR-EE, the New International Airport of Mexico City (NAICM) continues to go up on Lake Texcoco, on land west of the current infrastructure.

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David Chipperfield, Selfridges Duke Street in London
26/09/2018

David Chipperfield, Selfridges Duke Street in London

The British David Chipperfield has renovated and enlarged the central London department store Selfridges, giving it a new entrance on the east facade and a large space for the sale of luxury accessories. The extension connects the historic edifice on Oxford Street...

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Guillem Carrera, day center and home for the elderly in Blancafort (Tarragona)
25/09/2018

Guillem Carrera, day center and home for the elderly in Blancafort (Tarragona)

In the Catalonian municipality of Blancafort, in the Conca de Barberà county, stands this building by Guillem Carrera (Tarragona, 1979). Housing two different facilities, the construction negotiates a level change, consolidating the urban fabric immediately around it...

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Glenstone, a Private Art Xanadu, Invests $200 Million in a Public Vision
25/09/2018

Glenstone, a Private Art Xanadu, Invests $200 Million in a Public Vision

The New York Times

Works by the likes of Pipilotti Rist and Roni Horn will now be displayed in a new museum building in Travilah (Maryland) called the Pavilions, designed by Thomas Phifer. It opens Oct. 4...

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A Lego hospital in the extreme heat of South Sudan
24/09/2018

A Lego hospital in the extreme heat of South Sudan

El Mundo

Doctors Without Borders has begun to build quality modular health centers in places where there were only tents...

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Amann, Cánovas & Maruri, Spanish Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai
21/09/2018

Amann, Cánovas & Maruri, Spanish Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai

The Madrid practice of Atxu Amann, Andrés Cánovas, and Nicolás Maruri has won the competition organized by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) for the construction of Spain’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, the motto of which is ‘Connecting Minds...

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By the Way House (Robert Konieczny KWK Promes)
20/09/2018

By the Way House (Robert Konieczny KWK Promes)

The design for this house in Poland connects the acess road, the building, and a nearby river by means of a 'white tape' that wraps the construction, twisting to form its walls and roof.

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Glasgow Art School's Mackintosh building 'will be rebuilt'
19/09/2018

Glasgow Art School's Mackintosh building 'will be rebuilt'

BBC

The building was gutted by fire in June, following another blaze in 2014. The future of the GSA has faced speculation that it could be demolished or turned into a museum...

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Moriyuki Ochiai Architects, Tea House in Bisei (Japan)
18/09/2018

Moriyuki Ochiai Architects, Tea House in Bisei (Japan)

The Tokyo practice of Moriyuki Ochiai designed these colorful pavilions where one can take part in the tea ceremony while stargazing. Located in Okayama Prefecture, the town of Bisei (which means beautiful stars) has an astronomical observatory and is the birthplace...

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Sergio Sebastián Franco, MM House in Leciñena (Zaragoza)
18/09/2018

Sergio Sebastián Franco, MM House in Leciñena (Zaragoza)

The traditional model of rural dwellings in the Aragon region is characterized by the use of large wooden doors on the facade that protected the interior spaces from dust and were entrances for the carriages and horses used in the cultivation of cereal. Respecting...

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Jorge Mealha, house in Sátão (Portugal)
17/09/2018

Jorge Mealha, house in Sátão (Portugal)

The objective of the Portuguese practice of Jorge Mealha is to restore and enlarge a house in Sátão, in the Viseu district, the construction for which the client’s father carefully selected the stones. The old dwelling collapsed, and the new project used those same stones...

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The world’s most spectacular staircases
16/09/2018

The world’s most spectacular staircases

The Guardian

There are two Bramante staircases in the Vatican Museums in Italy but only the newer (1932) one is generally open to the public...

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Henning Larsen, Town Hall of Eysturkommuna in the Faroe Islands
14/09/2018

Henning Larsen, Town Hall of Eysturkommuna in the Faroe Islands

This building for the municipality of Eystur dilutes its edges amid nature with a passable green roof that crosses the river. The designer is Osbjørn Jacobsen, Faroese partner of the Scandinavian firm Henning Larsen, and author too, of the Harpa Concert Hall...

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