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Canada’s Monumental Controversies

Canada’s Monumental Controversies

The past few weeks have not been good for Canadian monuments. Two projects have been called out by the architecture community for being too big, too negative and just plain hideous. What’s going on?

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2 days ago

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A City-Within-a-City Transforms Malmö’s Cultural Life

A City-Within-a-City Transforms Malmö’s Cultural Life

Copenhagen’s Schmidt Hammer Lassen has designed a cultural hub in nearby Malmö, Sweden, that brings a range of functions together into a city-like collection of staggered volumes.

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May 1, 2015

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Frank Gehry Wows Again with Fondation Louis Vuitton

Frank Gehry Wows Again with Fondation Louis Vuitton

In Paris, the maestro of curves and weightless forms still surprises, this time with an art museum for Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury brand

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February 26, 2015

Section: Architecture

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Olson Kundig Re-Animates the Tacoma Art Museum

Olson Kundig Re-Animates the Tacoma Art Museum

The Seattle architecture firm’s ambitious expansion to the Tacoma Art Museum in Washington creates space for almost 300 newly acquired works of Western American art.

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February 6, 2015

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Patricia Urquiola’s Jewellery Museum in Italy is a Gem

Patricia Urquiola’s Jewellery Museum in Italy is a Gem

In Vicenza, the Milan-based Spanish designer has crafted exhibition and retail spaces for Italy’s first museum devoted solely to historic and contemporary pieces.

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January 29, 2015

Section: Interiors

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A Philharmonic Hall Glows in Poland

A Philharmonic Hall Glows in Poland

Barcelona studio Barozzi Veiga erects an illuminated beacon for classical concert performances in the town of Szczecin.

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January 20, 2015

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10 Projects We’re Following in 2015

10 Projects We’re Following in 2015

Zaha Hadid’s crystalline addition in Antwerp, Julien De Smedt’s artificial mountain range in Shenzhen, Michael Maltzan’s stark-white performing arts centre in San Francisco – these upcoming architecture projects and others explode old typologies and advance the state of the art.

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January 6, 2015

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A New Take on Baroque by Makkink & Bey

A New Take on Baroque by Makkink & Bey

The Dutch duo breathe new life into an old theatre with a single gesture: vibrant new flooring motifs.

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January 6, 2015

Section: Interiors

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2014 in Review: Top 10 Big Projects

2014 in Review: Top 10 Big Projects

From a glass distillery in London (by the always-inventive Thomas Heatherwick) to Jean Nouvel’s skyscraper in Sydney (draped entirely in greenery), here are 10 of the most mind-bendingly ambitious buildings completed this year.

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December 24, 2014

Section: Architecture

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Norway Invites the World to the Salt Festival

Norway Invites the World to the Salt Festival

For the year-long multimedia arts festival, Rintala Eggertsson Architects devised three A-frame structures to house performances, exhibits and a sauna.

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December 23, 2014

Section: Architecture

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