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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Zaha Hadid Architects, primary school in Lushan (China)
20/04/2018

Zaha Hadid Architects, primary school in Lushan (China)

In a remote location, 160 kilometers northwest of Nanchang, capital of China’s Jiangxi Province, this primary school serves twelve villages with a total population of 1,800. Surrounded by mountains, rivers, and lakes, the school is in the middle of an agricultural region...

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Sou Fujimoto, spa in Pézenas (France)
17/04/2018

Sou Fujimoto, spa in Pézenas (France)

The spa in Pézenas designed by the Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto establishes a physicial and figurative link, through water and stone, with the heart of Pézenas, a commune in France’s Occitaine region. Conceived as a mineral space, with paths for contemplative walks...

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The radical plan to split Sydney into three
15/04/2018

The radical plan to split Sydney into three

The Guardian

A plan to reshape the Sydney region aims to capitalise on its rapid growth by breaking the pull of the harbour. But will it work?...

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Emilio Tuñón, UPCT School of Architecture and Construction
12/04/2018

Emilio Tuñón, UPCT School of Architecture and Construction

The Madrid practice of Emilio Tuñón has won first prize in the international competition to enlarge the School of Architecture and Construction on the Alfonso XIII campus of the Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT). Carrying the day over sixty other entries...

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Steven Holl, museum and hotel in Angers (France)
11/04/2018

Steven Holl, museum and hotel in Angers (France)

The New York firm Steven Holl Architects has won the competition to build Le Musée des Collectionneurs and a hotel beside it in the center of the city of Angers, in the Pays de la Loire region of northwestern France. On the banks of the river Maine...

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Carla Juaçaba, Vatican chapel for Venice Biennale 2018
05/04/2018

Carla Juaçaba, Vatican chapel for Venice Biennale 2018

Brazilian architect Carla Juaçaba has designed one of ten chapels for the first-ever Holy See Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, curated by Francesco Dal Co. The constructions are inspired in the chapel of the Woodland Cemetery in Stockholm, a work of the...

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OMA releases first look of Wilshire Boulevard Temple event space
05/04/2018

OMA releases first look of Wilshire Boulevard Temple event space

Los Angeles Times

The first rendering of the 55,000-square-foot Audrey Irmas Pavilion, which will stand east of the historic temple, reveals a trapezoidal form that leans away from the temple and toward...

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Norman Foster, Vatican chapel at 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale
03/04/2018

Norman Foster, Vatican chapel at 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

For the first time in its history the Venice Architecture Biennale – open this year from 26 May to 25 November – will be counting Vatican City among the states participating in it. Curated by Francesco Dal Co, the Holy See Pavilion with take the form of eleven temporary...

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SBa / noA / EM2N, Centre Pompidou of Brussels
28/03/2018

SBa / noA / EM2N, Centre Pompidou of Brussels

The team formed by Sergison Bates Architects (London), noAarchitecten (Brussels), and EM2N (Zurich) has won the competition to convert an old Citroën car factory in the Belgian capital into the KANAL – Centre Pomdidou. Their design won over 92 other entries...

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The Malmo-Palermo express
27/03/2018

The Malmo-Palermo express

The Economist

Two giant engineering projects will alter the European landscape. They should improve links between Europe’s north and south...

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Herzog & de Meuron, ‘horizontal skyscraper’ in Moscow
22/03/2018

Herzog & de Meuron, ‘horizontal skyscraper’ in Moscow

The Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has presented its project for a residential building on stilts that is part of the plan to redevelop the Badaevskiy Brewery, abandoned on the banks of the Moscow River. In the center of the Russian capital, the two apartment...

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David Adjaye, National Cathedral of Ghana in Accra
20/03/2018

David Adjaye, National Cathedral of Ghana in Accra

In time with the 61st anniversary of Ghana’s independence, David Adjaye has unveiled his design for a new cathedral in Accra, capital of the African country. Born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents, Adjaye had in Accra up to now only carried out private residential projects...

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MINI Goes Into Co-Living
20/03/2018

MINI Goes Into Co-Living

Pop-Up City

With its newest project, the MINI Living building in Shanghai, the car brand is continuing its venture into the urban living sector...

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BIG to build the National Theatre of Albania in Tirana
19/03/2018

BIG to build the National Theatre of Albania in Tirana

The Danish firm BIG of Bjarke Ingels has presented its design for the new National Theatre of Albania, a replacement of the current one in the country’s capital. The 9,300-square-meter building, shaped like a bow tie, contains three auditoriums and an amphitheatre on the...

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Walkable London, a proposal by Zaha Hadid Architects
09/03/2018

Walkable London, a proposal by Zaha Hadid Architects

All over the world, we are observing the trend towards pedestrianising whole districts rather than individual streets. Zaha Hadid Architects proposes a full-scale network of pedestrian routes which will create corridors of activation across the capital...

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OMA, Palais de Justice in Lille (France)
08/03/2018

OMA, Palais de Justice in Lille (France)

Rem Koolhaas’s Office for Metropolitan Architecture has won the competition to build a new courthouse for Lille, capital of the Hauts-de-France region, where in 1994 the Dutch firm completed the Congrexpo exhibition and conference center. The faceted volume...

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Populous to design Spheres in Las Vegas and London
01/03/2018

Populous to design Spheres in Las Vegas and London

The Guardian

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) confirmed that it wants to build the Sphere in London and unveiled designs for Las Vegas build...

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Japanese company plans world's tallest wooden building
23/02/2018

Japanese company plans world's tallest wooden building

The Telegraph

The Japanese wood products company Sumitomo Forestry Co is proposing to build a 350 metre, 70-floor tower, designed by Nikken Sekkei, to commemorate its 350th anniversary in 2041...

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MVRDV, Milestone building in Esslingen (Germany)
21/02/2018

MVRDV, Milestone building in Esslingen (Germany)

Designed by the Dutch firm MVRDV, this mixed-use office building distributing 6,500 square meter in twelve floors is located in Esslingen, a city of the Stuttgart region of Baden-Württemberg, in southern Germany. Its fragmented and interactive facade of sintered glass...

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Eden Qingdao in China, by Grimshaw Architects
18/02/2018

Eden Qingdao in China, by Grimshaw Architects

Eden Project International is currently working on three projects in China and others in Australia and New Zealand. The new centre will be built in Qingdao, a coastal city of nearly nine million people in Shandong Province...

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BIG and CRA-Carlo Ratti build one of Singapore’s tallest towers
15/02/2018

BIG and CRA-Carlo Ratti build one of Singapore’s tallest towers

Bjarke Ingels Group and Carlo Ratti Associati have together in the financial center of Singapore started to build a 280-meter tower interrupted at meter 100 by a four-level garden. Containing 51 stories and 93,000 square meters, the building mixes apartments...

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Picture gallery: CaixaForum Valencia by Cloud 9
15/02/2018

Picture gallery: CaixaForum Valencia by Cloud 9

The firm Cloud 9 of the architect Enric Ruiz-Geli has designed a 6,500-square-meter cultural center within the Ágora of Santiago Calatrava’s City of Arts and Sciences. It is to open in 2020.

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Steven Holl, residential complex in Moscow (Russia)
14/02/2018

Steven Holl, residential complex in Moscow (Russia)

Carrying the day over practices like Fuksas Architecture and Zaha Hadid Architects, the firm of Steven Holl has won the competition to build a residential quarter in Moscow’s Tushino district. With an area of 200,000 square meters, the district is occupied by an abandoned...

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David Chipperfield wins competition for Hamburg’s tallest tower
13/02/2018

David Chipperfield wins competition for Hamburg’s tallest tower

The Berlin office of David Chipperfield has designed a 230-meter-tall mixed-use building on the banks of the Elbe River, in Hafencity, the neighborhood that has risen out of German city’s old harbor area. The result of a competition win, the Elbtower – as it will be called – ...

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Tallest Skyscraper in Europe Reaches Its Planned Height
12/02/2018

Tallest Skyscraper in Europe Reaches Its Planned Height

Designed by Gorproject and RMJM, the Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg reached its ultimate height of 462 metres, in which Gazprom Neft will have its headquarters. Construction of the skyscraper aboveground has taken two and a half years...

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Nieto Sobejano wins competition for Archive of the Avant-garde in Dresden
12/02/2018

Nieto Sobejano wins competition for Archive of the Avant-garde in Dresden

Selected out of 28 finalists, the Madrid firm of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano has won First Prize in the competition promoted by the German state of Saxony to refurbish and extend the Baroque building of the Blockhaus, which dates back to 1732...

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Snøhetta, Hotel Svart in the Arctic Circle
12/02/2018

Snøhetta, Hotel Svart in the Arctic Circle

At the foot of the Svartisen glacier, in northern Norway, is the municipality of Meløy, the location of this hotel designed by Snøhetta. Compared with equivalent hotels in Norway raised in accordance with modern construction standards, the Svart consumes energy...

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Serpentine Pavilion 2018 designed by Frida Escobedo
08/02/2018

Serpentine Pavilion 2018 designed by Frida Escobedo

Harnessing a subtle interplay of light, water and geometry, her atmospheric courtyard-based design draws on both the domestic architecture of Mexico and British materials and history, specifically the Prime Meridian line at London’s Royal Observatory in Greenwich...

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Serpentine Pavilion Beijing 2018
06/02/2018

Serpentine Pavilion Beijing 2018

The Serpentine Galleries and WF Central (Beijing) announce a new architecture Pavilion, designed by JIAKUN Architects, at the WF Central development in Beijing. It will launch in May 2018...

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Royal College of Art’s Battersea expansion plans approved
01/02/2018

Royal College of Art’s Battersea expansion plans approved

The Royal College of Art’s flagship new building, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, has been granted planning permission by Wandsworth Council. The building is part of a £108m investment programme in the RCA – the most radical transformation of the institution’s...

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