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    World Building of The Year 2017, and the winner is…

    The Post-earthquake reconstruction/demonstration project of Guangming Village has been declared the World Building of the Year 2017 this evening at the tenth annual World Architecture Festival, held in Berlin. The scheme was designed by The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Following the Ludian earthquake in 2014, most of the local buildings in Guangming were destroyed. ...
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    Sou Fujimoto: The architect who wanted to live in a tree

    The Barbican Centre recently explored Japanese domestic architecture through a major exhibition: The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945. “In the wake of the war, the widespread devastation of Tokyo and other Japanese cities brought an urgent need for new housing, and the single family house became the foremost...
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    Next stop: Oslo Airport, the Worlds greenest terminal

    Oslo-based practice Nordic-Office of Architecture signs a 115,000 sqm expansion to Oslo Airport and has achieved the world’s first BREEAM “Excellent” sustainability rating for an airport building. The competition-winning design, which uses snow as a coolant, doubles the size of the existing terminal building with the addition of a...
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    The Shape of Sound | Close up on a new dimension

    With a background in jazz and analogue music, Marco Barotti’s work has gone into a new dimension: shaping architecture through sound.  In collaboration with creatives such as Asphalt Piloten and Plastic Fantastic –a Berlin based  firm dedicated to temporary architecture through inflatable designs- Marco Barotti envisioned sound and space as one...
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    HOME IS WHERE THE WI-FI IS | British Pavilion 2016

    For the first time ever the bed has become the most used piece of furniture within the British household. The British ‘Home Economics’ Pavilion responds to Alejandro Aravena’s theme Reporting from the Front through the lens of Britain’s housing crisis. The curators Jack Self, Shumi Bose, and Finn Williams claim...
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    Architecture Spotlight | Venice Biennale 2016

    Upon entering, the first room epitomizes the focus of this year’s Architecture Biennale, REPORTING FROM THE FRONT. The entry room at the Arsenale is a textural haven comprising 100 tons of plasterboard and metal studs- waste material repurposed from last year’s art Biennale exhibitions. Despite the wide array of...
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    Building with Cake | The London Festival of Architecture

    Architecture conjures up images of meticulous blueprints, precise to-scale measurements and detailed drawings. What happens when you swap out set-squares for spatulas, protractors for flour and pencils for eggs? Well  you get edible architectural models ready to be served with a cup of tea. Organised by WATG Architectural Firm,...
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    Casa Omar Sharif, the Actor’s Ephemeral Acquisition

    Lawrence of Arabia star, Omar Sharif fell in love with the property while filming “The Mysterious Island” .  Designed by the artist Jesús Soto for the British developer Sam Benady, the majestic property was sold to the Egyptian actor in 1973. Knowing the actor’s reputation as a card player, the entrepreneur San...
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    Zaha Hadid, the Lady with curves, dies at age 65

    The -Architecture- world is mourning its Superstar. Zaha Hadid passed away following a heart attack at a Miami hospital this Thursday, where she had been admitted for bronchitis, her design firm said in a statement on Thursday. Considering where she came from and what she made of her career, Dame...
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    Discover One of The World’s Oldest Shopping Mall

    I relish in the discovery of hidden beauties. Like a wildflower emerging between a crack of a concrete sidewalk, or a painted mural between a tight alleyway. Although Vittorio Emanuele, one of the world’s oldest shopping mall gathers millions of admirers daily, it is also home to one of...