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New book alert: Can art aid in resolving conflicts?

Amsterdam – Our newest book has more than 100 painters, sculptors, musicians, poets, dancers, architects and curators answer a key question: Can art be of help in times of …

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Proof of the Sum found a formula to happily fit 600 employees in 200 workstations

Alkmaar, Netherlands – In a Dutch city better known for its medieval architecture, a renovated municipality building jumps to the forefront of innovative workspaces.

Billboard: Simon Architecture Prize
Billboard: Simon Architecture Prize
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Capsule hotels are gaining ground in Asia and beyond

From a no-frills cell to colour-controlled surroundings, capsule hotels cater to guests in Japan and beyond.

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A Spanish taqueria offers a ‘city within a city’ experience

Vigo, Spain – Newly opened Sierra Madre Taquería invites diners to Monterrey, Mexico by way of Vigo, Spain – through colour, space and tacos.

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At a Brazilian mall, a lifestyle shop lets the breeze block be

Rio de Janeiro – Terra e Tuma, a Sao Paulo-based architectural studio, responded to Oficina Itsu’s retail limitations with a smart, concrete use of time and materials.

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With Amos Rex, Helsinki goes underground to rise as a cultural destination

Helsinki – The director of Amos Rex, Kai Kartio, explains how Finland’s newest museum fills a previously-vacant gap in Helsinki’s artistic scene.

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With the 2019 Frame Awards jury, we went beyond gender representation

Amsterdam – We wanted this year’s jury to represent the expanding scope of architectural design: from gender to age, cultural background and industry, we made sure to listen to a …

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Want to link the Hong Kong police to the community? Use wireframe

Hong Kong – Local design studio Ado Culture recreated a tenement building in order to tell the intricate story of a district’s relationship to a former police complex.

Billboard: Simon Architecture Prize
Billboard: Simon Architecture Prize
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Pallavi Dean makes it OK to judge a bookstore by its cover

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates – In the cultural capital of the United Arab Emirates, Pallavi Dean interiors find a way to make Al Rawi more than just a bookstore.

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Are nomad, pack-and-go cities in our future?

Arnhem – Inflatable structures by Roos Meerman and Bart van den Hoven function as flexible pop-up lodgings. 

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A 90s house in Seoul gets a colourful update

Seoul – Daniel Valle Architects brought a typical 90s dwelling straight into the present with a process that mirrored the history of the neighbourhood. 

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At the London Design Festival, keep an eye out for Uruguay

London – We spoke with Matteo Fogale about Hilos Invisibles and A Natural Collective, two complementary exhibitions that plan to showcase Uruguay’s burgeoning creative scene on a …