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Sunday, December 08, 2019
Peter Zumthor, new images of LACMA expansion
30/09/2019

Peter Zumthor, new images of LACMA expansion

Since 2008 Peter Zumthor has been working on the design of a new building for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The latest images of this project which gives LACMA an additional 36,000 square meters have been made public.

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Google claims to have demonstrated “quantum supremacy”
27/09/2019

Google claims to have demonstrated “quantum supremacy”

The Economist

A quantum computer appears to have performed, in just over three minutes, a task that the world’s most powerful classical supercomputer would take around 10,000 years to complete...

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Proof emerges that a quantum computer can outperform a classical one
27/09/2019

Proof emerges that a quantum computer can outperform a classical one

The Economist

Last week a paper on the matter was—briefly and presumably accidentally—published online. The underlying research had already been accepted by Nature but was still under wraps...

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Daxing International Airport in Beijing
26/09/2019

Zaha Hadid Architects, Daxing International Airport in Beijing

In Daxing District, 46 kilometers south of Tiananmen Square, is the world's largest terminal in a single building, designed by Zaha Hadid, who died in 2016. Daxing International Airport was built to decongest the Chinese capital's airport at Chaoyang, and has opened less than...

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Björk - Tabula Rasa
26/09/2019

Björk - Tabula Rasa

Directed by the artist Tobias Gremmler, the video of the song Tabula Rasa – from the album Utopia – shows the singer Björk's face superimposed on a digitally-rendered figure that floats, expands, and contracts in a colorful and constantly changing mass.

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World’s Tallest Residential Building
25/09/2019

World’s Tallest Residential Building

New York Yimby

Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill and developed by Extell, Central Park Tower in New York officially tops Out 1,550 feet above midtown...

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Snøhetta, Powerhouse Brattørkaia in Trondheim (Norway)
25/09/2019

Snøhetta, Powerhouse Brattørkaia in Trondheim (Norway)

A work of Snøhetta, the Oslo-based firm of Kjetil Trædal Thorsen and Craig Dyker, this office building produces more than twice the amount of electricity it consumes daily. Wrapped in almost 3,000 square meters of solar panels, it is designed to maximize exposure...

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Why Can’t New York City Build More Gems Like This Queens Library?
24/09/2019

Why Can’t New York City Build More Gems Like This Queens Library?

The New York Times / Michael Kimmelman

Against a phalanx of mostly dreary new apartment towers, the soon-to-open Hunters Point Community Library by Steven Holl is a diva parading along the East River in Queens..

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Herzog & de Meuron: Museum of the 20th Century in Berlin
24/09/2019

Herzog & de Meuron: Museum of the 20th Century in Berlin

On a choice spot of Berlin’s Kulturforum, between the Neue Nationalgalerie of Mies van der Rohe and the Berliner Philharmonie of Hans Scharoun, Herzog & de Meuron will in collaboration with Vogt Landscape Architects be building a museum in which to exhibit art collections of the last century.

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Imperfect Beauty
24/09/2019

Imperfect Beauty Pdf

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Perfection is route more than target. In the 16th century, the mystic St. Teresa of Ávila praised a life of poverty and humility in The Way of Perfection...

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European Garden Award 2019-2020
24/09/2019

European Garden Award 2019-2020

Les Jardins d’Etretat won the 1st prize of the European Garden Award in the category: «Best restoration or development of a historic park or garden».

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BIG, The Twist’ at Kistefos Museum in Jevnaker (Norway)
23/09/2019

BIG, The Twist’ at Kistefos Museum in Jevnaker (Norway)

Situated in Jevnaker, a small town some 75 kilometers from Oslo, Kistefos is a collection of three landscapes that overlap and intertwine: a natural one of rivers, waterfalls, islands, canyons, and forests; an industrial one of mills, factories, warehouses, power plants, dams...

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A small Indiana town boosts its big architectural legacy
23/09/2019

A small Indiana town boosts its big architectural legacy

The Economist

In Columbus, Indiana, Pei’s Modernist Cleo Rogers Memorial Library sits across 5th Street from Eliel Saarinen’s First Christian Church...

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Kanye West's Dome-Like Housing Prototypes Torn Down
21/09/2019

Kanye West's Dome-Like Housing Prototypes Torn Down

tmz

Kanye West's futuristic housing community needs a new home base ... because his dome-shaped structures in Calabasas have been destroyed...

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Works without Pedestal
20/09/2019

Works without Pedestal

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Cristián Undurraga and Ana Luisa Devés have created works without pedestals. Over four decades ago they set up a studio that became known around the world...

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AZL architects, porcelain factory in Qiancheng (China)
20/09/2019

AZL architects, porcelain factory in Qiancheng (China)

Set among bamboo trees in mountainous land is the BingDing Factory of Qiancheng, a village located an hour away from Jingdezhen, known as the country’s ‘porcelain capital’ because it has produced Chinese ceramics for 1,700 years. A work of the Shanghai firm AZL...

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The climate issue
20/09/2019

The climate issue

The Economist

Climate change touches everything this newspaper reports on. It must be tackled urgently and clear-headedly. From one year to the next, you cannot feel the difference...

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Barry Bergdoll and Deborah Berke, members of the Pritzker Prize Jury
20/09/2019

Barry Bergdoll and Deborah Berke, members of the Pritzker Prize Jury

“Together they bring to the jury experience in architectural practice, education, and history. Their presence will help us keep abreast of both historical and contemporary challenges that architecture is facing,” comments Stephen Breyer, Chair of the Pritzker Prize Jury...

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MAD Partners with HyperloopTT
19/09/2019

MAD Partners with HyperloopTT

HyperloopTT commissioned MAD to conceive a versatile pylon design that while acting as structural support for its groundbreaking transportation system, could easily be integrated across diverse environments – from a bustling city center to rural farmland to the remote desert...

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The best architecture of the 21st century
19/09/2019

The best architecture of the 21st century

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

A flying roof, a bamboo airport, a marooned galleon and a park in the sky … continuing our series, we pick the 25 greatest builds of the new age...

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Ensamble Studio to receive 2019 RIBA Charles Jencks Award
19/09/2019

Ensamble Studio to receive 2019 RIBA Charles Jencks Award

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named Ensamble Studio, led by architects Débora Mesa and Antón García-Abril, as the recipient of the 2019 RIBA Charles Jencks Award...

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Jonathan Ledgard Believes Imagination Could Save the World
19/09/2019

Jonathan Ledgard Believes Imagination Could Save the World

The New Yorker

His strategies for a more equitable, sustainable future range from practical and humanitarian to fanciful and abstract...

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Kennedy Center for Performing Arts expansion
18/09/2019

Kennedy Center for Performing Arts expansion

Based in New York and Beijing, the firm Steven Holl Architects has given the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. an underground expansion crowned by three interconnected pavilions of white concrete. Named The REACH, it provides the complex...

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The Unsinkable Modernist
18/09/2019

The Unsinkable Modernist

The New York Review of Books

Whatever else one might think of Walter Gropius it is hard not to be impressed by his most salient talent: survival...

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‘Please be seated’
17/09/2019

‘Please be seated’

As part of the 2019 London Design Festival, British designer Paul Cocksedge’s Please Be Seated installation transforms Finsbury Avenue Square with wave-like forms for people to lounge on.

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Tod Williams & Billie Tsien, Praemium Imperiale 2019
17/09/2019

Tod Williams & Billie Tsien, Praemium Imperiale 2019

The Imperial House of Japan on behalf of the Japan Art Association has annually since 1989 given the Praemium Imperiale to artists in the fields of painting, sculpture, music, theater/film, and architecture. Coming with 15 million yen (126,210 euros) apiece, the five prizes...

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Flying taxis are taking off to whisk people around cities
17/09/2019

Flying taxis are taking off to whisk people around cities

The Economist

Regulators are still working out how to certify that these new aircraft are safe, particularly as many will be flown without pilots...

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Bauhaus Museum opens in Dessau
17/09/2019

Bauhaus Museum opens in Dessau

The Barcelona firm Addenda Architects – Roberto González, Anne Hinz, Cecilia Rodríguez, Arnau Sastra, and José Zabala –carried the day over 830 others in the 2015 competitition to build this new museum in the German city of Dessau, home of the Bauhaus from...

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How the world will change as computers spread into everyday objects
16/09/2019

How the world will change as computers spread into everyday objects

The Economist

One forecast is that by 2035 the world will have a trillion connected computers, built into everything from food packaging to bridges and clothes...

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Co-lab design office, bamboo pavilion in Tulum (Mexico)
16/09/2019

Co-lab design office, bamboo pavilion in Tulum (Mexico)

The Mexican firm Co-Lab built this yoga pavilion in the heart of the Caribbean town Tulum’s Lúum Zama residential development, the masterplan of which is also by the practice of Joana Gomes and Joshua Beck. Taking inspiration from Félix Candela, Luum Temple...

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