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Christchurch’s New Central Library is Practically Earthquake-Proof

Christchurch’s New Central Library is Practically Earthquake-Proof

Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s new central library in Christchurch, New Zealand, is a made-for-place masterpiece that is inspired by the local culture and landscape. It’s also built to stand up against earthquakes. 

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27 days ago

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WXY’s Claire Weisz on Why Architects Should Build to Inspire

WXY’s Claire Weisz on Why Architects Should Build to Inspire

Investing in connectivity ensures urban resiliency, says WXY’s Claire Weisz, whose repertoire includes cut-throughs, boardwalks and one spectacular salt shed.

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October 1, 2018

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In Copenhagen, OMA’s BLOX Building is Pierced by a Ring Road

In Copenhagen, OMA’s BLOX Building is Pierced by a Ring Road

OMA’s solution for navigating a labyrinthine building astride a busy thoroughfare? Staircases – and lots of them.

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September 24, 2018

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Retour à L’École: A Barcelona French School Gets a Contemporary Classmate

Retour à L’École: A Barcelona French School Gets a Contemporary Classmate

Spanish architecture firm b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos designs a modern addition to Lycée Français Maternelle.

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September 7, 2018

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At 25, the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition Celebrates Stoneware’s Evolution

At 25, the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition Celebrates Stoneware’s Evolution

Italian tile is highly prized – and, as the 2018 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition proves, it’s ever-evolving, too. Here’s a glimpse at the winning projects.

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August 20, 2018

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Hamilton’s Joyce Centre is Empowering Students to Build a Net Zero Future

Hamilton’s Joyce Centre is Empowering Students to Build a Net Zero Future

The Joyce Centre, at Hamilton’s Mohawk College, is Southern Ontario’s first net-zero energy institutional building – and it aims to train students to operate the sustainable buildings of the future.

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August 17, 2018

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Teatro Regional del Biobío is a Tent-Like Theatre That Looks to Chile’s Future

Teatro Regional del Biobío is a Tent-Like Theatre That Looks to Chile’s Future

In earthquake-prone Chile, Teatro Regional del Biobío, a deceptively solid theatre that almost resembles a paper lantern, promises to recast its urban setting.

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August 14, 2018

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Mecanoo Explores the Softer Side of Concrete for Córdoba’s Palace of Justice Courthouse

Mecanoo Explores the Softer Side of Concrete for Córdoba’s Palace of Justice Courthouse

At the Palace of Justice Courthouse in Córdoba, Spain, a perforated facade draws influence from ancient Arabic motifs.

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July 30, 2018

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2018 AZ Awards Winner: Commercial/Institutional Architecture Over 1,000 Square Metres

2018 AZ Awards Winner: Commercial/Institutional Architecture Over 1,000 Square Metres

The Copenhagen International School, designed by C.F. Møller Architects, isn’t just a place for academics – it’s a solar power plant, covered in 12,000 photovoltaic panels. The project is a 2018 AZ Awards Winner for Commercial/Institutional Architecture Over 1,000 Square Metres.

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June 29, 2018

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2018 AZ Awards Winner: Commercial/Institutional Interiors

2018 AZ Awards Winner: Commercial/Institutional Interiors

El Califa is a taquería that takes cues from the shape, and infinite manifestations, of the humble taco. The Esrawe Studio project is a 2018 AZ Awards Winner for Commercial/Institutional Interiors.

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June 29, 2018

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