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Creating Cape Town’s Zeitz MOCAA

The challenge to repurpose what was once the tallest building on the Cape Town skyline caught the imagination of internationally acclaimed designer Thomas Heatherwick and his innovative team of architects. This was a chance to do more than just appropriate a former industrial building to display art, but to imagine a new ...

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Mind-Blowing Architectural Details with 3D Printing

"Digital Grotesque" consists of two full-scale 3D printed grottos. Created by architects Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger, the newest edition, "Grotto II," is a commission by Centre Pompidou, and recently premiered for the Centre Pompidou in Paris. It is a highly ornamental structure out of 7 tons of printed sandstone ...

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Building Lego House

The small Danish town of Billund has a new museum and experience center dubbed the ‘House of the Brick’ . . . Lego House. Dubbed ‘the house of brick’, the grand opening was on September 28.. Lego House is a vibrant three-dimensional village of interlocking buildings and spaces, with the structure designed to look like a giant stack of ...

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Getty Acquires Gehry Archives

The Getty Research Institute recently announced the acquisition of a major archive of the world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. The Frank Gehry Papers cover more than thirty years of his singular career and includes comprehensive material on some of his best-known projects. The acquisition is part purchase and part ...

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Building Architecture on the Beach

New York-based sculptor, Calvin Seibert, is known for turning beaches into galleries for the Brutalist architecture. Not your typical sandcastles, those by artist Calvin Seibert are modern, geometric structures whose designs express elements of Brutalism*, Modernism and Constructivism. The chunky, non-ornamental buildings made of sand ...

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Pantone-like Building in Paris

Designed by French architecture group Périphériques, the atrium of the Jussieu University of Paris is a brilliant splash of colors that answers the question of how it would feel to walk through a Pantone book. With each floor being color coded with pastel shades, the colors end up serving as ...

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Concrete Panel Forms: A Dramatic Building in Toronto

Precast concrete is often synonymous with monotonous architecture, but not in the case of Batay-Csorba Architect’s new 32,000-square-foot six-story boutique office building in Toronto. “[Misfit]fit” is situated on a small vacant site in Toronto's Liberty Village. The building's program is comprised of ...

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London’s Serpentine Pavilion 2017

Diébédo Francis Kéré, the award-winning architect from Gando, Burkina Faso, has been commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2017, responding to the brief with a bold, innovative structure that brings his characteristic sense of light and life to the lawns of Kensington Gardens. Kéré, who leads the Berlin-based practice Kéré Architecture, is the seventeenth architect to ...

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Robots and Zaha Hadid

Robots are revolutionizing architecture and Zaha Hadid Architects is hopping on board to show what that technology can do for custom building design. The world-renowned architecture firm unveiled Thallus, a beautifully ornate experimental structure created with the help of robots for the recent ...

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