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Thursday, January 23, 2020
Snøhetta + Werk, maritime center in Esbjerg (Denmark)
04/12/2019

Snøhetta + Werk, maritime center in Esbjerg (Denmark)

The Olso firm Snøhetta and Copenhagen-based Werk Arkitekter collaborated in the competition-winning project for a seaside community center in the Danish city of Esbjerg, in the southwest part of the Jutland Peninsula. Named Lanternen, the circular building is to house...

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Burgos & Garrido, Miño River footbridge
03/12/2019

Burgos & Garrido, Miño River footbridge

‘A Line Over the Miño,’ a project carried out by Burgos & Garrido in collaboration with Bernabeu Ingenieros, turned out the winner in the proceedings negotiated to select from the best three entries to the ideas competution for a pedestrian and cycling bridge connecting...

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Ferrari’s Monza Cars
03/12/2019

Ferrari’s Monza Cars

Wired

The first cars in the "Icona" line offer 800 horsepower and looks borrowed from Ferrari's post-war racers...

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Andrés Jaque, Chief Curator of the 13th Shanghai Biennale
02/12/2019

Andrés Jaque, Chief Curator of the 13th Shanghai Biennale

Andrés Jaque is an architect, writer, and curator internationally renowned as one of the initiators of interscalar and transmedium approaches to urban and territorial studies. His work explores environments as the entanglement of life, bodies, technologies...

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Our Remote Origins
02/12/2019

Our Remote Origins

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Enmeshed with microhistories, we yearn for great narratives. The Annales school taught us to look at the longue durée of history under the prism of geography and economics...

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Frank Gehry creates a miniature Fondation Louis Vuitton in Seoul
01/12/2019

Frank Gehry creates a miniature Fondation Louis Vuitton in Seoul

The Spaces

It’s Frank Gehry’s first project in South Korea, and was created in partnership with Peter Marino – who’s overseen the interiors, including a dramatic lobby with a soaring 12-metre ceiling...

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The Greenhouse Series, by Tom Hegen
30/11/2019

The Greenhouse Series, by Tom Hegen

According to the United Nations, the world’s population will grow from today’s 7.5 billion people to 10 billion in 2050. And as natural resources like farmland and water become scarce, feeding the world will become an even greater challenge...

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Botter + Bressan, congress and exhibition center in Agordo (Italy)
29/11/2019

Botter + Bressan, congress and exhibition center in Agordo (Italy)

The Italian studios led by Andrea Botter and Emanuele Bressan together designed this congress and exhibition center in the municipality of Agordo, in the Veneto region. Reinterpreting the Alpine landscape, the roof’s play of inclinations is prolonged by cantilevers...

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OMA wins of the competition to redevelop VDMA in Eindhoven (Netherlands)
28/11/2019

OMA wins of the competition to redevelop VDMA in Eindhoven (Netherlands)

Drawn up by an OMA design team led by David Gianotten and Mariano Sagasta, the masterplan for reurbanizing the VDMA site in the center of Eindhoven transforms the area into a mixed-use hub, with housing, offices, and public spaces distributed...

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Dorte Mandrup, whale watching facility and museum
27/11/2019

Dorte Mandrup, whale watching facility and museum

The village of Andenes, 300 kilometers from the Arctic Circle, is on the Norwegian island of Andøya, in an area frequented by whales on their migratory journeys. Here the Danish studio Dorte Mandrup will be building a seaside viewpoint for watching whales, having won...

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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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