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Light and Nature – Singapore Light Festival

The annual Singapore Light Festival recently opened with this year’s theme of “Light and Nature.” Set at the Marina Bay waterfront, the light art installations are created by artists from Singapore and around the world and are made of environmentally-friendly materials. Additionally, many in the community participate in the 

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Swedish City is Getting a New ‘Living Room’

Växjö, a city in southern Sweden, is getting a new building which will be both a train station and city hall. The winning proposal is described by its architects, White Arkitekter, as a new “living room.” With a predominately glass exterior and wooden interior, the 150,000 ...

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Lufthansa Debuts Innovative Lighting

Lufthansa will be the first airline worldwide to use a range of different settings for the on-board lighting of the A350-900 which are designed to fit with the day and night-time biorhythms of their passengers. Any passengers who have ever traveled across a number of time zones will know the problem - your body clock gets out of sync. With the introduction of Lufthansa's new ...

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Dubai’s Dynamic Tower

David Fisher proposed his ‘Dynamic Tower’ back in 2008. Architectural film, Dynamic Group, has announced that the innovative project will finally be built in Dubai by 2020. It will be the world’s first skyscraper consisting of separate rotating floors attached to a central column. The 80-story building will give the residents of its luxury apartments the ability to control the ...

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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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