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Film: A Day in the Life of a Modern Portuguese House

Film: A Day in the Life of a Modern Portuguese House

The evocative short film “Somewhere in Afife” depicts the last day of summer, as experienced by a house designed by Guilherme Machado Vaz in northern Portugal. 

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February 9, 2019

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Kengo Kuma’s V&A Dundee Celebrates Scotland’s Rocky Cliffs

Kengo Kuma’s V&A Dundee Celebrates Scotland’s Rocky Cliffs

Kengo Kuma’s sharply angled V&A Museum in Dundee, Scotland, brings new drama and energy to the city’s waterfront.

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January 2, 2019

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Woods Bagot Designs a Village-Inspired Office for Brisbane Government Workers

Woods Bagot Designs a Village-Inspired Office for Brisbane Government Workers

At 1 William Street in Brisbane, Woods Bagot gives the Queensland government new digs that defy the status quo.

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December 19, 2018

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Liquid to Air Explores the Outer (and Inflatable) Limits of 3D Printing

Liquid to Air Explores the Outer (and Inflatable) Limits of 3D Printing

MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab expands the potential of 3D Printing with Liquid to Air, a collection of inflatable objects.

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November 7, 2018

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Tadashi Kawamata’s MAAT Art Installation is an Urgent Wake-Up Call

Tadashi Kawamata’s MAAT Art Installation is an Urgent Wake-Up Call

The Japanese artist’s immersive Over Flow, on view at Lisbon’s MAAT, represents an inundation of plastic and styrofoam garbage collected from Portugal’s shores.

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November 1, 2018

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Doug Aitken’s Mirage Detroit is a Living Pavilion in a Restored Bank

Doug Aitken’s Mirage Detroit is a Living Pavilion in a Restored Bank

Artist Doug Aitken activates Michigan’s long-unoccupied State Savings Bank with Mirage Detroit, a mirrored installation that reflects, swallows and responds to its surroundings.

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October 23, 2018

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Designer Yuma Kano’s Rust Harvest Furniture Turns Blight into Beauty

Designer Yuma Kano’s Rust Harvest Furniture Turns Blight into Beauty

In a Tokyo shipyard, designer Yuma Kano transforms industrial blight into a sublime furniture collection.

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October 19, 2018

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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is Edward Burtynsky’s Devastating Call to Action

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is Edward Burtynsky’s Devastating Call to Action

Edward Burtynsky’s new doc and upcoming exhibition make the case that humans are impacting the Earth more than all natural systems combined.

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September 10, 2018

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How Spectra, the Psychedelic Coachella Tower, Was Designed

How Spectra, the Psychedelic Coachella Tower, Was Designed

U.K. design studio Newsubstance dropped Spectra, the Coachella tower that swirled with psychedelic light, on the California festival in April 2018. Expect it to remain onsite in the coming years.

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August 21, 2018

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Mecanoo’s Performance Arts Centre in Taiwan Raises the Roof

Mecanoo’s Performance Arts Centre in Taiwan Raises the Roof

Poised to open in October, the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) has a sinuous roof-scape embedded with open-air spaces for taking in concerts.

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July 18, 2018

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