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Community Centre in China Brings Private Neighbourhoods Together

Community Centre in China Brings Private Neighbourhoods Together

With this community centre in China, Scenic Architecture Office has devised a serene public amenity whose architecture and programming encourages openness and interaction in a district dominated by private neighbourhoods.

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14 days ago

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Kema Studio Converts a Dark Woodshop into an Airy Apartment

Kema Studio Converts a Dark Woodshop into an Airy Apartment

Lisbon firm Kema Studio has transformed a local carpentry workshop into a modern dwelling by celebrating the past, rather than erasing it.

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25 days ago

Section: Interiors

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Together Hostel Takes Glamping to the Next Level

Together Hostel Takes Glamping to the Next Level

Architect Cao Pu has transformed the second floor of a Beijing hotel into an unconventional hostel that replaces rooms with festival-inspired tents.

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July 13, 2017

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8 Inventive Pop-Up Shop Designs

8 Inventive Pop-Up Shop Designs

The temporality of pop-up shops doesn’t dissuade brands from tapping designers and architects to create wildly imaginative retail environments that are often more inspired than permanent stores. These are eight of our favourite pop-up shop designs.

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June 22, 2017

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MIT and Yves Béhar Collaborate on Robotic Furniture That Could Revolutionize Tiny Spaces

MIT and Yves Béhar Collaborate on Robotic Furniture That Could Revolutionize Tiny Spaces

Now available for purchase by real estate developers, the Ori system is an all-in-one solution for compact living.

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June 9, 2017

Section: Curiosity

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Indigenous Fashion Incubator and Ikea Collaborate on a Salvaged Textiles Collection

Indigenous Fashion Incubator and Ikea Collaborate on a Salvaged Textiles Collection

Toronto’s Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator has created a limited edition collection of textiles for Ikea, made from upcycled Ikea materials.

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June 7, 2017

Section: Design

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Recovered Guns and Bullets Become Works of Art

Recovered Guns and Bullets Become Works of Art

Currently on view in Toronto, Raise the Caliber – Art Creates Change is an exhibit of artworks that feature decommissioned guns and bullets, with sales benefitting efforts to end gun violence.

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June 1, 2017

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A Travelling Hotel in the Welsh Countryside

A Travelling Hotel in the Welsh Countryside

Eight pop-up hotel rooms, selected in an international design competition, have been installed in Snowdonia, Wales as part of Epic Retreats, a movable glamping resort.

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May 30, 2017

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A Squatting House Turned Cheerful Abode in Barcelona

A Squatting House Turned Cheerful Abode in Barcelona

In the city’s El Raval neighbourhood, local firm Sarriera-Weinstock has reworked a cave-like industrial space into a clever apartment for one.

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May 29, 2017

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A Striking Pavilion in the Middle of Nowhere

A Striking Pavilion in the Middle of Nowhere

A collaboration between Mexican firm a | 911 and engineering giant Aecom, Platah Pavilion is a modern, barn-inspired industrial building on an arid stretch of Mexican landscape.

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May 24, 2017

Section: Architecture

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