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The Naked Truth

As a species, humans tend to avoid vulnerability. It's a safety mechanism. We want to feel confident, comfortable and sure. Architecture can be similar. We tend to want things to be very clean, both on paper and in the finished product. I would tend to blame most of that on Mies, but I digress. In our…

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Added by Tyson on March 1, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments

A Room With A View

As I have progressed in my architectural career, I look outside myself more often to solidify design concepts that I had learned in the past. One of those concepts was the idea of an entrance. I remember a comment made to me that a the entrance is not a door. I thought that was an…

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Added by Tyson on February 25, 2016 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Changsha Meixi Lake Bridge

The bridge for the Meixi Lake District in Changsha, China is more than just a connection from one point to another.  It is the key and iconic project for the development of the public space along the Dragon King Harbor River.  The design by…

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Added by Springer on July 4, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Busan Cinema Center

The Busan Cinema Center represents a new combination of culture, entertainment, technology, and architecture with a public space.  The basic concept by…

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Added by Springer on July 2, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

nonLin/Lin Pavilion

Marc Fornes of THEVERYMANY has designed the nonLin/Lin Pavilion as part of the FRAC Centre's permanent collection.  The pavilion is…

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Added by Springer on June 30, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Infinity by Crown

Infinity by Crown is set to serve as the gateway for Australia's largest urban renewal project: Sydney's Green Square Town Centre.  The design by Koichi Takada Architects…

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Added by Springer on June 27, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

House KLR

House KLR was built in Cologne, Germany as a two-unit townhouse.  The modest plot was required by law to have 3 meters between the ground floor and the property line, and 4.5 meters between the second floor and the same line.  The result by German firm…

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Added by Springer on June 25, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Amazon Research Network

Sao Paulo-based Studio Arkiz has a concept for a new project in the thick of the Amazon.  The Amazon Research Network…

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Added by Springer on June 23, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Tisse Métis Égal

Erected in the heart of Montréal 's historical district, Tisse Métis Égal is a contemporary installation that acts as a brightly colored filter to transform the perception of the surrounding environment.  The walls…

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Added by Springer on June 20, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Wild Beast Pavilion

The Wild Beast Pavilion is both a recital hall and an outdoor performance shell for CalArts.  Clad in copper-hued shingles and nestled into…

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Added by Springer on June 18, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Al Dar Headquarters

The Al Dar Headquarters is designed to be an architectural icon that shines as the center of the Al Raha Beach Development in Abu Dhabi.  The work of MZ Architects, it is inspired by the clam shell, which has deep cultural meaning for the local seafaring…

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Added by Springer on June 16, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

J2 House

The J2 House by 3LHD Architects is located in the green residential section of Zagreb, Croatia.  The L-shaped layout with a closed front shield the home from both the street and…

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Added by Springer on June 13, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Learning Hub

Heatherwick Studio has won the competition to design a Learning Hub for Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.  The…

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Added by Springer on June 11, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Musical Studies Center

The Musical Studies Center in Santiago de Compostela is located in the Vista Alegre plot of land, one of the most relevant green areas surrounding the old quarter of Santiago.  The 1,700 square-meter building juts abrasively out of the carpet of grass, cutting a strong cubic silhouette.  The masonry of the facade is…

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Added by Springer on June 9, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Porsche Pavilion

The Porsche Pavilion is a reduced yet dynamic structure in the Autostadt in Wolfsburg.  The work of HENN architectural consultancy, its curving lines and exciting bends are derived for the…

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Added by Springer on June 6, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Taichung City Cultural Center Proposal

The proposal by Sane Architecture for the Taichung City Cultural Center integrates the neighboring Gateway Park landscape to form a key cultural landmark and entryway.  The…

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Added by Springer on June 4, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Ark Nova

Japanese architect Arata Isozaki and Indian-born artist Anish Kapoor have teamed up to design the orb-like Nova Ark.  The 500-seat…

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Added by Springer on June 2, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Le Petit Mont

Le Petit Mont is the work of Chiasmus Partners, and a symbol of the life of the owner - small in size, yet unyielding.  Located in Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, the 160 square-meter house has an exterior of concrete that is hard and durable like the…

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Added by Springer on May 30, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

A Cut Between Heaven and Earth

A Cut Between Heaven and Earth is a 60-meter landmark monument to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA).  The design by Spanish architect Rafael de…

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Added by Springer on May 28, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Flat Tower

The Flat Tower is a new high-density typology that deviates from the traditional skyscraper, allowing the preservation of skyline and infrastructure for medium-sized cities.  The medium-height dome…

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Added by Springer on May 26, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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