Architecture

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He’s 193 centimetres tall. She’s 149. This is a house fit for both.

London – Urban Mesh Design came up with hip-height compromises to adjust this residence to its two vertically disparate main dwellers. 

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Sibling Architecture advocates a more inclusive approach to spatial design

SYDNEY – Amelia Borg, Nicholas Braun, Jane Caught, Timothy Moore and Qianyi Lim’s participatory projects initiate conversations intended to facilitate spatial design.

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Fact: The best public library in the world is in the Netherlands

Den Helder, Netherlands – School 7 in Den Helder was proclaimed Public Library of the Year 2018 at the IFLA congress. Why? Two words: Social sustainability.

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Here’s the increasingly popular alternative to design museums – and even Airbnb

Utrecht – The founder of the Iconic Houses Network explains why these homes are such a treat for design fans – and what the masterpieces of the future could be.

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Atelier van Berlo breathes new life into an old Philips building

Eindhoven – The Van Berlo Design Agency makes its home inside the Innovation Powerhouse, a new office building born out of the skeleton of a Philips power plant.

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A nearly infinite conference space is met with infinite acoustic solutions

Algiers – With the wide spectrum of acoustic solutions needed for a massive multi-purpose space in Algeria, Fabris&Partners turned to Fantoni’s diverse paneling range. 

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A formerly derelict chapel is now a guesthouse for a London family

London – With the help of some rather light materials, Craftworks turned the heavy ruins of a forsaken chapel into a bright four-bedroom home.

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Want to feel like a Bond villain? This Tyrolese installation could do the trick

Sölden, Austria – For fans of the 007 films, architect Johann Obermoser has created a public lair and an exhibition fit for a Bond character.

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In Amsterdam, a Java Island hotel goes greener

Amsterdam – A new hotel in the Dutch capital’s Java Island looks to the nation's past in order to be better equipped to respond to a more sustainable future.

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Looking for a fine drink in Antwerp? Try the church

Antwerp – In a city that prides itself on being atypical, one could expect to see things like a beer bar inside a cathedral. That's where De Plek comes in.

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The sensitive revitalization of an industrial building uncovers a new surface treatment

Shangwei – Studio 10 transformed the crumbling bones of an electronics factory into a temporary event hub that will later serve as an educational facility. 

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The Fantoni Campus recalibrates to embrace change

Osoppo, Italy – The Fantoni campus has been prepared to flex since 1972 thanks to Valle Architecti Associati.