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Fondazione Prada- Rem Koolhaas and OMA in Milan

Fondazione Prada in Milan, established in 1993 by the Italian fashion house Prada as a cultural organisation dedicated to contemporary art, has recently been relocated and designed by Rem Koolhaas and his firm OMA. The abandoned distillery that dates back from 1910 became new arts centre highlighting a “haunted house” with a 24 carat ...

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Santiago Calatrava’s Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro

Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the Museu do Amanhã (the Museum of Tomorrow), recently opened its doors in Rio de Janeiro's burgeoning Puerto Maravilha neighborhood. Conceived as an innovative cultural space addressing the future of the planet, the design of the museum is influenced by local culture and, through its architecture, explores the relationship between the city and the natural  ...

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Moon Hoon’s Conan House

South Korean architect Moon Hoon designed a home with missing corners for a figurine collector and his family. He designed the house for an empty plot beside a lake in Bangdong, an area of South Korea popular with tourists. Polygonal facades are created by slicing the corners off a narrow cuboid. On each wall these outlines are repeatedly scaled ...

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The Luchtsingel / ZUS

Decades after their separation, the Luchtsingel is open. The 400-meter-long pedestrian bridge has reconnected three districts in the heart of Rotterdam. The Luchtsingel was initiated and designed by the Rotterdam-based architects ZUS and is the world's first piece of public infrastructure to be accomplished mostly through crowdfunding. Together with the new public spaces ...

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3XN’s Olympic Committee Headquarters in Lausanne

The International Olympic Committee‘s latest conference revealed the first renderings for the organization’s new and consolidated headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. The building is being designed by Danish architecture office 3XN, who won a multiphase competition earlier this year to earn the commission. The facility is shaped with curving ...

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NBK Residence by Bernard Khoury – Beirut.

N.B.K Residence, home and project of well-known Lebanese architect Bernard Khoury, is proof that the city of Beirut continues to be part of the global design map. Sitting in the Green Line – where the West/ Muslim and East/ Christian areas of the city intersect - the project is a collaboration with local artisans and design experts ...

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Container Kiosks at Dongdaemun Plaza

In the past several years, architects and designers have widely explored applications for shipping containers, with results ranging from humble animal shelters and changing rooms to high-end retail spaces. Ten studios were invited to conceive kiosk structures in the spaces surrounding the Dongdaemun Plaza in Seoul, Korea ...

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Sala Ayutthaya Hotel – designer Onion Studio

This striking hotel is named after the indigenous orange-flowered Sala tree and the location in Ayutthaya. Across the Chao Phraya river is the historic city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes the Putthai Sawan Temple built in 1353 AD. Thai-based firm Onion designed this 26-room hotel boutique hotel as a study in ...

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Melbourne’s ‘Mixed Architecture’ EPORO Skyscraper

A new high-rise structure in Melbourne is about to change the most urban city’s skyline in Australia and take the term “mixed-use” architecture to another level. The 44-storey Eporo tower, owned by the Coptic Orthodox Church of Australia and designed by the Buchan group, will include 31 residential floors and a 3- storey church and Theological College. Located in the heart of the city the investors are aiming at creating a new ...

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