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The Redesigned Stanley Building, Kings Cross

Seven Pancras Square has an unrivalled location at the gateway to Kings Cross. Built in 1864 to provide accommodation for Kings Cross workers, there were originally 5 blocks housing 104 families. The remaining building fell into disuse in the 1970s. Now the building has been redesigned by James Wells Architects into a ...

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Tracie Cheng’s Captivating Abstract Paintings

A former architecture student and an artist Tracie Cheng creates a unique and recognisable art that combines meticulous precision with distinguished artistic expression in beautiful abstract paintings. Tracie fell in love with watercolors ...

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CRG Architecture Consultants’ Solution for overcrowded Slums in Mumbai

A Spanish firm, CRG architecture consultants,with offices in Barcelona, New York, Lagos and Shenzhen, has proposed a solution for the ovepopulated Mumbai Dharavi slum, known as the most crowded ghetto in the world. The project suggests densely stacked recycled shipping containers that form two towers ...

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Wolfgang Flammersfeld Illuminates Drachenburg Castle

A light installation by German artist Wolfgang Flammersfeld illuminates Schloss Drachenburg, a fairy tale castle built in the 1880s that stands halfway between the city of Königswinter and the Drachenfels. With its dreamy spires, mock battlements and square clock tower, Schloss Drachenburg palace looks like a cross between a medieval castle, a Gothic ...

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Curiosity Cloud by Mischler-Tixler

In an ongoing collaboration with Perrier-Jouët champagne, a Vienna based design studio Mischler-Tixler held an extraordinary installation, Curiosity Cloud, in Norfolk House music room of The V&A Museum. The two designers filled a room with glass bulbs each of which contained a hand made insect that fulltered inside the bulb in reaction to visitors’ movements. The 25 different spieces of ...

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Pieke Bergmans Irregularly Shaped Neon Lights

Amsterdam designer Pieke Bergmans used traditional glass-blowing techniques to form these neon lamps with uneven tubes. Bergmans noticed that neon was always encased within tubes with a consistent diameter measurement, so began to create organically-shaped vessels to see how the light was affected when more widely dispersed. The project started with when he wondered why neon is ...

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The New Museum with a Glass Roof

The Biesbosch Museum in Netherlands has reopened its door this summer after eight months of renovation. The Museum is the starting point for Beisbosch National Park, and the old building did not have the capacity to host the growing numbers of visitors.The extension of the original building that houses an organic ...

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Kengo Kuma’s Modernized Tea House in Beijing

A leading Japanese architect Kengo Kuma renovated a typical tea house in Beijing  in a contemporary  fashion, but keeping its historical charateritics and a strong relation to Asian heritage.  Kengo Kuma and Asssociates have created a translucent plastic blocks in the form of bricks to make new walls for a Beijing Tea house overlooking the Forbidden ...

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Narbonne, France, gets Roman History Museum designed by Foster + Partners

The British architectural studio Foster+Partners is collaborating with a French museum specialist Studio Adrien Gardere on a construction of the Musee de la Romana Narbonne- a museum and an archeology centre that will house Roman artefacts in Narbonne in the Southern France. Besides the ancient relics uncovered by archeological ...

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