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Thursday, December 12, 2019
MAD, Hutong Bubble 218 in Beijing
26/11/2019

MAD, Hutong Bubble 218 in Beijing

With offices in Beijing, Los Angeles, New York, and Rome, Ma Yansong’s firm MAD has finished renovating a house in an old hutong, revitalizing the Chinese capital’s traditional alley where dwellings are arranged around courtyards and toilets are often shared...

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Carmody Groarke, Windermere Jetty Museum in England
25/11/2019

Carmody Groarke, Windermere Jetty Museum in England

The London firm of Kevin Carmody and Andy Groarke designed this museum that harbors a boat collection on the shores of Windermere, England’s largest natural lake, in Cumbria County’s Lake District National Park. Outside the town of Windermere, the site was previously...

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Aidoo Control Wi-Fi by Airzone
25/11/2019

Aidoo Control Wi-Fi by Airzone

Con sede en Málaga, la empresa Airzone pertenece a la Corporación Empresarial Altra, grupo que centra su actividad en la investigación, el desarrollo, la fabricación y la comercialización de productos y servicios para el confort y la racionalización del consumo energético...

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I.M. Pei’s stunning Sutton Place townhome lists for $8M
24/11/2019

I.M. Pei’s stunning Sutton Place townhome lists for $8M

Curbed

The legendary architect’s airy Manhattan home, where he lived with his wife Eileen for more than 45 years, has a spiral staircase and a private garden...

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Mecanoo, villa in Vught (Netherlands)
22/11/2019

Mecanoo, villa in Vught (Netherlands)

A work of Mecanoo, the Delft studio led by founding partner Francine Houben, this residence cum cooking school drew inspiration from the traditional Dutch farming hoeve, where constructions are clustered around a central open space. A circular path surrounds three volumes...

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Is Brexit Going to Cause a Crisis in the London Art Scene?
22/11/2019

Is Brexit Going to Cause a Crisis in the London Art Scene?

Dealers and collectors, worried about future customs and taxes, are moving works out of the country. “Brexit is a chance for Paris to have a better position,” says François de Ricqlès, the former president of Christie’s France...

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Pixelated Craftsmanship
21/11/2019

Pixelated Craftsmanship

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Monumental or minuscule, the oeuvre of Kengo Kuma could be described as pixelated craftsmanship Its creative explosion, encompassing all scales and extending over four continents...

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Leeza SOHO tower of Zaha Hadid Architects opens in Beijing
21/11/2019

Leeza SOHO tower of Zaha Hadid Architects opens in Beijing

Designed by Zaha Hadid before she died on March 2016, Leeza SOHO contains the world’s tallest atrium (194,16 meters), which whirls around the building upward. Rising in the Chinese capital’s Fengtai business district, the tower contains 172,800 square meters...

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‘I Just Look, and Paint’
21/11/2019

‘I Just Look, and Paint’

The New York Review of Books / Susan Tallman

The title work in Vija Celmins’s bewitching retrospective, To Fix the Image in Memory I–XI (1977–1982), is a loose collection of small stones like those found on windowsills...

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Luxembourg to Become the First Country to Offer Free Mass Transit for All
20/11/2019

Luxembourg to Become the First Country to Offer Free Mass Transit for All

The New York Times

Luxembourg is barely larger than a city-state, with a population of about 560,000 — roughly equivalent to smaller European capitals like Copenhagen...

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Megalo-MoMA
19/11/2019

Megalo-MoMA

The New York Review of Books / Martin Filler

Among the plethora of disturbingly disproportionate, super-tall, super-thin condominium towers that have spiked the New York City skyline since the turn of the millennium...

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Dominique Perrault Appointed Director of 2021 Seoul Biennale
19/11/2019

Dominique Perrault Appointed Director of 2021 Seoul Biennale

Perrault joins the team of the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism as its new General Director, for the 3rd edition, scheduled from September to November 2021. Its purpose is to act as an exchange and information platform on the evolution of cities around the world...

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De Villar Chacón Arquitectos, Kinder Park in Mexicali (Mexico)
19/11/2019

De Villar Chacón Arquitectos, Kinder Park in Mexicali (Mexico)

The firm of the Madrid architects José de Villar and Carlos Chacón won the competition to design a park included in the plan for Valle del Puebla in Mexicali, capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California. Spaces of different scales interconnect forming closed geometries...

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Former Yugoslavia's brutalist beauty
18/11/2019

Former Yugoslavia's brutalist beauty

The Guardian

Concrete residential blocks, hotels, civic centres and monuments shot up across the country in a show of power from a state between two worlds, western democracy and the communist east...

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Kengo Kuma, Odunpazari Modern Art Museum in Eskişehir (Turkey)
18/11/2019

Kengo Kuma, Odunpazari Modern Art Museum in Eskişehir (Turkey)

Assembled together with wood strips, a series of stacked boxes house the new Odunpazari Museum of Modern Art in the Turkish city of Eskişehir, a university town with a large young population and a lively and active atmosphere. The plot is on the boundary of a new...

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 Amsterdam citizens given chance to own a piece of its golden age
16/11/2019

Amsterdam citizens given chance to own a piece of its golden age

The Guardian

Architectural treasure trove up for grabs in attempt to ‘breathe new life’ into old Amsterdam...

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Archstudio, Folding Courtyard in Beijing (China)
15/11/2019

Archstudio, Folding Courtyard in Beijing (China)

The project involved renovating a siheyuan – a historical Chinese type of residence – located in Beijing’s Dongcheng District. Originally there was a group of unconnected volumes under a flat roof, a rare feature in constructions of this kind, characterized by pitched roofs...

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Wolfgang Tschapeller suspends over 100,000 books in new Cornell library
14/11/2019

Wolfgang Tschapeller suspends over 100,000 books in new Cornell library

The Architect's Newspaper

Cornell University’s much-anticipated Mui Ho Fine Arts Library is finally open in Ithaca, New York. Set within a 27,000-square-foot industrial building from 1911...

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Elisa Valero, Eight Experimental Dwellings in Granada
14/11/2019

Elisa Valero, Eight Experimental Dwellings in Granada

The dwellings are located in Realejo, an old Jewish ‘arrabal’ (a group of houses outside the city center) and one of the most emblematic quarters of Granada. This area, at the foot of the Alhambra, has a steep topography, and some of its urban blocks have differences...

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How the U.S. betrayed the Marshall Islands
14/11/2019

How the U.S. betrayed the Marshall Islands

Los Angeles Times / Susanne Rust

Five thousand miles west of Los Angeles and 500 miles north of the equator, on a far-flung spit of white coral sand in the central Pacific...

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Glenn Murcutt, MPavilion 2019 in Melbourne (Australia)
13/11/2019

Glenn Murcutt, MPavilion 2019 in Melbourne (Australia)

Every year since 2014 the Naomi Milgron Foundation commissions an architect to design a summer structure for Melbourne called MPavilion, and the sixth has just opened in Queen Victoria Gardens. The Australian architect Glenn Murcutt conceived a simple...

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Soane Medal Lecture 2019: Kenneth Frampton
12/11/2019

Soane Medal Lecture 2019: Kenneth Frampton Pdf

Kenneth Frampton, renowned British architect, critic, historian and Professor of Architecture at Columbia University, New York, delivered the 2019 Soane Medal Lecture on November 11th at the LSE’s New Academic Building on Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London.

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Ülemiste train terminal in Tallinn (Estonia)
12/11/2019

Zaha Hadid Architects, Ülemiste train terminal in Tallinn (Estonia)

A design drawn up by the British firm Zaha Hadid Architects – in collaboration with the Estonian practice Esplan – has been awarded first prize in the competition for Rail Baltic’s new terminal in Ülemiste, a subdistrict of the country’s capital. The station is the starting point...

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Hariri-Pontarin's Bahá’í Temple Wins 2019 RAIC International Prize
11/11/2019

Hariri-Pontarin's Bahá’í Temple Wins 2019 RAIC International Prize

This temple for the Baha'is of South America outside Santiago de Chile is a formal and technical wonder. It just won the $100,000 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) International Prize for best building. It uses light for its spiritual and design inspiration...

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Inside the High-Stakes Race to Build the World’s First Flying Taxi
09/11/2019

Inside the High-Stakes Race to Build the World’s First Flying Taxi

The New York Times

Lilium, a German start-up, illustrates the potential and the risks of creating a new generation of electric aircraft for urban transportation...

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‘Jean Nouvel, in my head, in my eye… belonging...’ in Shanghai
08/11/2019

‘Jean Nouvel, in my head, in my eye… belonging...’ in Shanghai

Open to the public until March 1st, 2020, the Power Station of Art presents the first solo exhibition in China of French architect Jean Nouvel. Nouvel will transform the exhibition room into a theater filled with light and shadow...

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BIG, Panda House in Copenhagen (Denmark)
08/11/2019

BIG, Panda House in Copenhagen (Denmark)

The circular shape of the Panda House solves the problems arising from the complex conditions of the site, at the intersection of walkways between Copenhagen Zoo’s elephant, monkey, and Nordic fauna sections. At the same time, the circularity presents the opportunity...

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Neon dreams: Los Angeles by night
07/11/2019

Neon dreams: Los Angeles by night

The Guardian

Franck Bohbot’s photography series LA Confidential, started in 2018, is a nocturnal exploration that focuses on neon signs...

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Second Home Hollywood, designed by Selgascano
07/11/2019

Second Home Hollywood, designed by Selgascano

The co-working campus includes a historic building designed in the 1960s by Paul Williams - the first African-American to be admitted to the American Institute of Architects. 90% of members say Second Home’s unique design is why they love working here. 

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PPAA + Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, Tlalpuente House in Mexico City
07/11/2019

PPAA + Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, Tlalpuente House in Mexico City

A work of two Mexican practices – Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados (PPAA) and the office of Alfonso de la Concha Rojas – built this house that engages in dialogue with the privileged forested environment of Tlalpuente. With optimal views and no need to protect...

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