Architecture

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Layering new surfaces over old makes a heritage house emphatically modern

Shanghai – Without altering the layout or touching historical elements, Wutopia Lab use colour and texture to entirely 'rewrite' a Shanghai residence.

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A show about concrete recalls the material's historical role in urban renaissance

For Swedish architecture centre ArkDes, Note Design Studio translated the archetypal construction site into an exhibition, running through 1 March 2020, honoring the cultural impact of prefab …

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Why is this trade fair taking visitors outdoors?

Hannover – This January, Domotex 2020's theme Atmysphere will focus on products that address wellness and wellbeing, including inventive outdoor products.

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In our newest book, We Build Drawings, CEBRA explains its painterly design method

Mikkel Frost, the founder of CEBRA architecture, presents a compilation of ‘conceptual full stops’: a series of watercolour drawings that became buildings.

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This short film by Vola takes us behind the (design) scenes

Copenhagen – Following its 50th anniversary in 2018, Vola's latest series of short films focuses on the who, why and how behind design and architecture.

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Built without walls, a hotpot restaurant becomes one with Chengdu’s green lung

Chengdu – Taking advantage of a picturesque location, Muda-Architects built Garden Hotpot Restaurant, a hospitality experience to rule them all.

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In the south of Spain, Islamic architecture makes a modern reappearance – in a hospital

Córdoba, Spain – In Córdoba, one of the historical seats of Islamic Iberia, a new hospital by Enero Arquitectura boldly references the city’s Moorish heritage. 

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At this Swiss home, Corradi's Alba pergola lets nature and architecture live together

Lugano – Designer Matteo Scudiero draws outdoor living, dining and wellness spaces together around a bioclimatic pergola, the interior of which feels outside. 

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A minimalist KE pergola adds outdoor seating to Casa Casuarina's restaurant

Miami Beach, Florida – With its eminently versatile Gennius Isola 2 pergola, the Italian brand adds 100 terrace seats to a restaurant set in an opulent Mediterranean Revival garden.

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This rubber flooring turned a vocational school in Utah into eye candy

Salt Lake City – AJC Architects made the technical look cool in this American community college's vocational training center by installing Artigo rubber flooring.

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The star in these grand Mecanoo-designed theatres? Bespoke Vescom upholstery

Kaohsiung, Taiwan – Vescom's bespoke upholstery fabrics allow acoustics and aesthetics to work in tandem in the world's largest performing arts centre under one roof.

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Negronis al fresco in the Belgian winter? A KE pergola makes it happen

Hasselt, Belgium – For a café in sometimes chilly Hasselt, the outdoor coverings company installed a series of minimalist pergolas that can seat guests in fair weather or foul.