Architecture

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There’s room for invention with the tech-focused architecture duo Barkow Leibinger

Berlin – Drawing on the tension between polar opposites, Barkow Leibinger creates extraordinary architecture, both aesthetically and functionally.

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The right flooring can turn a historical Spanish market into a playground for kids

Alcañiz, Spain – Artigo rubber flooring by Ettore Sottsass' office helped two Spanish architects turn a collage of contradictory visual elements into a coherent kids' community …

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This tourist information centre in China is both wall-bending and mind-bending

Qinhuangdao, China – One of Wutopia Lab’s latest projects, a visitor centre for a tourism company, makes a visually playful reference to the sea and the sailors who brave it.

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These Norwegian treetop cabins just upped the glamping game

Gjesåsen, Norway – Designed by architect Espen Survenik, the Pan treetop-cabins offer a contemporary cabin experience built in line with nature.

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The call for Wienerberger Brick Award 2020 submissions goes out

Vienna – Austrian manufacturer Wienerberger, founded in 1819, has put out a call for submissions for innovative brick architectural projects.

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In Seoul, this five-storey residential project breaks all the rules

Seoul – A residential project by STPMJ architects reveals an unconventional way of building homes in dense areas of South Korea.

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Fiandre floor tiles make Rome's new cruise ship terminal durable and refined

Rome's Terminal Amerigo Vespucci in the Civitavecchia cruise port opened in with a minimalist, modern armature of Fiandre stoneware floor tiles.

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UNStudio reconsiders the role of the architect in Knowledge Matters

Amsterdam – In their Frame Publishers book, the UNStudio founders discuss how network knowledge permeated through several of their projects.

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Refuse to leave the city for the suburbs? Then build the children some nooks

Stockholm – Architect Måns Tham maximised the sleeping and leisure space in a 100 sq-m Stockholm apartment by creating a series of nooks and niches.

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MADE Expo Milan accelerates ideas in architecture and construction

Featuring hundreds of exhibitors, MADE Expo is meant to be an accelerator of ideas for revitalizing the sector by serving as a platform for dialogue. 

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From hidden houses to Nicole Kidman shade, this architectural book has many surprises

Amsterdam – Built Unbuilt revisits Julien De Smed’ts work, from PLOT TO JDSA to Makers with Agendas. We revisit some of his favourite projects featured in the book.

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This renovation worked around Japan’s zoning laws by using yobitsugi

Aoyagi, Japan – Country Market, a project by architect Ryusuke Nanki, applied the mish-mash yobitsugi technique to a former residence in Yamagata.