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3 Small-Scale Passive Houses That Offer Huge Returns

3 Small-Scale Passive Houses That Offer Huge Returns

Built to meet Passive House standards, recently completed dwellings in Mallorca, Colorado and the Paris suburbs are evidence that good design and sustainability can go hand-in-hand.

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March 7, 2017

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A First-Time Architect Creates Casa Tiny, a Dreamy Ocean Retreat

A First-Time Architect Creates Casa Tiny, a Dreamy Ocean Retreat

For her first completed project, Aranza de Ariño, a 27-year-old Mexican architect, has created a single-room vacation house surrounded by hills and surf.

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March 7, 2017

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What You Need to Know About 2017 Pritzker Prize Winner RCR Arquitectes

What You Need to Know About 2017 Pritzker Prize Winner RCR Arquitectes

Six reasons why the most prestigious architecture award in the world has gone to RCR Arquitectes, a little-known Spanish firm.

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March 3, 2017

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A Facade with Special Effects at Calgary’s New Engineering School

A Facade with Special Effects at Calgary’s New Engineering School

The Schulich School of Engineering is the University of Calgary’s latest addition. Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, it features an impressive sensor-embedded glass wall that responds to light.

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February 28, 2017

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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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February 23, 2017

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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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February 16, 2017

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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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February 15, 2017

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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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February 9, 2017

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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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February 1, 2017

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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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January 30, 2017

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