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Amanda Levete’s Translucent MPavilion

Designed by British architect Amanda Levete and commissioned by the Naomi Milgrom foundation, the MPavilion in Melbourne, Austrailia (an annual temporary structure) used technologies and materials developed for the aerospace industry, creating a canopy of translucent ‘petals’ elevated four meters above ground ...

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International Light Art Award and Exhibition – Ruhr, Germany

The first International Light Art Award (ILAA) escaped the notice of most American art news outlets. The grantor is the Centre for International Light Art Unna (CILAU). This small museum in the Ruhr region has a notable collection that includes works by Olafur Eliasson, Joseph Kosuth and James Turrell ...

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Pierre-Alain Dupraz’s Concrete Kindergarten

Pierre-Alain Dupraz Architecte chose exposed concrete for this cross-shaped kindergarten and crèche in Switzerland, giving it an austere appearance. Located in a town on the shoreline of Lake Geneva, Kindergarten and Crèche in Prangins is made up from four rectilinear volumes that overlap at one end to give the building a crucifix-shaped plan ...

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Kengo Kuma Expansion Plan for Portland Japanese Garden

Architect Kengo Kuma has designed an expansion scheme for the Portland Japanese Garden that preserves existing gardens while adding new buildings to the verdant site. The project – which is the Japanese architect's first public commission in the US – calls for constructing a new "Cultural Village" with several ...

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The Lyric Theatre

The Lyric Theatre is in the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast, a young city by European standards, with its foundations laid during the Industrial Revolution. Not unique to its time it took on the strict and structured role of Victorian architecture. The Lyric Theatre has embraced the city’s tradition while simultaneously breaking it ...

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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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