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Gilda Meirelles Arquitetura designs MG House, a contemporary house in a rural setting

30-07-2021

Gilda Meirelles Arquitetura designs MG House, a contemporary house in a rural setting

In Bragança Paulista, in the state of São Paulo, in Brazil, the Gilda...

29-07-2021

"Prossima Apertura", an urban regeneration project in Aprilia

Prossima Apertura is an urban regeneration project led by Orizzontale, NOEO and ADML...

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FRIEND, an inflatable sculpture by Simon Hjermind Jensen

30-07-2021

FRIEND, an inflatable sculpture by Simon Hjermind Jensen

Danish architect Simon Hjermind Jensen created "Friend", an inflatable sculpture 6 metres tall, for Bloom, a festival in Copenhagen encouraging reflection on nature, science and ourselves. The organic shapes of Hjiermind Jensen’s sculpture are inspired by observation of the trees.

A green lung: Sasaki’s Jiading Park

29-07-2021

A green lung: Sasaki’s Jiading Park

Sasaki landscape architects’ Jiading Park is a 70 hectare park in a central location, created through new development of 17 square kilometres on the edge of Shanghai: an award-winning project that improves the quality of the environment and therefore its inhabitants’ well-being.

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The Architects Series - A documentary on: AMDL CIRCLE

The Architects Series - A documentary on: AMDL CIRCLE

On 8 July, the new appointment with The Architects Series, dedicated to major contemporary architecture firms, will be hosting ADML CIRCLE, the firm founded by Michele De Lucchi, with the video screening and lecture “Inspiring...

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Abin Design Studio: Gallery House in Bansberia, West Bengal, India

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Abin Design Studio: Gallery House in Bansberia, West Bengal, India

Indian architect Abin Chaudhuri convinced his client to open a community centre in place of a...

Barozzi Veiga’s glass and aluminium philharmonic hall

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Barozzi Veiga’s glass and aluminium philharmonic hall

The Philharmonic Hall in Szczecin, Poland is a building that puts a contemporary twist on...

Marmi Maximum: beauty and flexibility for unique customised design

Inspiring Spaces

Marmi Maximum: beauty and flexibility for unique customised design

The technical and aesthetic performance of Fiandre Architectural Surfaces’s Marmi Maximum slabs...

Hassell: Geelong Arts Centre, Victoria State, Australia

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Hassell: Geelong Arts Centre, Victoria State, Australia

Hassell built the new Geelong Arts Centre, connecting a theatre and performance space with an...

Innauer Matt Architekten’s concrete and wood house

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Innauer Matt Architekten’s concrete and wood house

A concrete house covered with rounded larch shingles putting a contemporary twist on the...

Harmony and balance between different materials: Iris Ceramica’s Whole collection

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Harmony and balance between different materials: Iris Ceramica’s Whole collection

Juxtaposing different materials is a key to creating fascinating, personalised spaces in the home....

Lautenbag: Transformation House, a hiker’s cabin

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Lautenbag: Transformation House, a hiker’s cabin

Reclaiming an old technical building that once housed a transformer in order to create a temporary...

High energy efficiency in COOP HIMMELB(L)AU’s Mocape

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High energy efficiency in COOP HIMMELB(L)AU’s Mocape

COOP HIMMELB(L)AU has built a twin ecological museum in Shenzhen to high standards of energy...

Granitech ventilated walls: the benefits of thermal equilibrium

Inspiring Spaces

Granitech ventilated walls: the benefits of thermal equilibrium

Granitech ventilated walls, in combination with the Iris Ceramica Group’s porcelain...

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Alvaro Siza

Alvaro Siza

With a career spanning more than half a century, Alvaro Siza Vieira (1933) is widely regarded as one of the leading exponents of modern Portuguese architecture and one of the world’s most prominent architects of the last few decades. His structures, ranging from swimming pools to public buildings, are “characterized by a quiet clarity of form and function, a sensitive integration into their environment, and a purposeful engagement with both cultural and architectural traditions” (Enc. Britannica). He has continued in the footsteps of the great Rationalists, also by recovering materials and using traditional methods, while keeping an original and distinctive style. At a young age, Siza wanted to become a sculptor, “but his father’s objections and his own admiration for the work of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí” led him to enroll in an architecture program at the Porto Fine Arts School (now part ....

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28-07-2021

16 projects selected for the RIBA International Awards for Excellence 2021

A major modern art museum in Shanghai and a new entrance building and visitor centre to...

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27-07-2021

Form4 Architecture unveils design for Intertwined Eternities, a columbarium in Aptos, California

The Form4 Architecture studio has recently challenged itself with a project characterised...

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26-07-2021

The finalists for the 2021 World Building of the Year and Landscape of the Year awards

The list of finalists has been announced for the 2021 World Building of the Year and...

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