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Tiny Meditation Temples in the Lithuanian Forest

Tiny Meditation Temples in the Lithuanian Forest

Architect Hans-Petter Bjørnådal reimagines the archetypical Norwegian lean-to as tiny meditation temples for connecting with nature.

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4 days ago

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Designer Profile: Scott & Scott Architects

Designer Profile: Scott & Scott Architects

Meet the husband-and-wife team behind Scott & Scott Architects, a Vancouver-based firm whose exploration of raw material and the power of craft is earning high praise.

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12 days ago

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The Tricky Business of Designing a Holocaust Memorial in 2017

The Tricky Business of Designing a Holocaust Memorial in 2017

The reveal of shortlisted designs for the U.K.’s National Holocaust Memorial in London has sparked controversy and raised difficult questions about what it means to design such monuments in 2017.

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12 days ago

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Vacation Architecture: A Low-Tech Lakeside Retreat in Australia

Vacation Architecture: A Low-Tech Lakeside Retreat in Australia

Balnarring Retreat by Branch Studio Architects is a one-room sanctuary with an aesthetic that embodies the concept of slowing down.

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18 days ago

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With OMA’s Latest Library, X Marks the Spot

With OMA’s Latest Library, X Marks the Spot

The X-shaped Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville in Normandy offers panoramic views from its airy, column-free interior, making it an ideal public gathering space.

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26 days ago

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8 Buildings to Look Forward to in 2017

8 Buildings to Look Forward to in 2017

This year is destined to be a spectacular one for architecture. Dozens of impressive buildings are nearing completion, from Jean Nouvel’s Louvre in Abu Dhabi to the Amazon Biospheres in Seattle. Here are the ones we’ve got our eye on.

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29 days ago

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Quadrangle Architects Reimagines the CN Tower as a Condo Tower

Quadrangle Architects Reimagines the CN Tower as a Condo Tower

Toronto’s CN Tower is no longer the world’s tallest freestanding structure. To breathe new life into the landmark, a local firm has devised a solution: hang modular, timber-framed condo units from its sides.

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January 24, 2017

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A Bold Intervention in Chile’s Atacama Desert

A Bold Intervention in Chile’s Atacama Desert

Designed to draw visitors to one of the world’s driest environments, the Center of Interpretation of the Desert engages in a dramatic visual dialogue with the raw landscape that surrounds it.

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January 10, 2017

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The Best Architecture and Design Moments of 2016

The Best Architecture and Design Moments of 2016

From the breathtaking Bahá’i Temple Santiago by Hariri Pontarini to Campari’s sophisticated Toronto office to a game-changing concept for 3D-printed wheelchairs, these are the best architecture and design moments of 2016.

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January 9, 2017

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Talking with Wolf D. Prix about his Shenzhen ‘Cloud’

Talking with Wolf D. Prix about his Shenzhen ‘Cloud’

MOCAPE, the latest masterwork from Viennese architecture firm Coop Himmelb(l)au, hides an unusual secret inside its imposing geometrical walls. Firm founder Wolf D. Prix tells Azure about ‘the Cloud.’

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January 6, 2017

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