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Christchurch’s New Central Library is Practically Earthquake-Proof

Christchurch’s New Central Library is Practically Earthquake-Proof

Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s new central library in Christchurch, New Zealand, is a made-for-place masterpiece that is inspired by the local culture and landscape. It’s also built to stand up against earthquakes. 

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11 hours ago

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Fumihiko Maki Creates an Aesthetic Outlier in Shenzhen

Fumihiko Maki Creates an Aesthetic Outlier in Shenzhen

Synonymous with sweatshops and sprawl, the Chinese city of Shenzhen is banking on Fumihiko Maki’s elegant seaside culture complex to legitimize its brand of unfettered creativity.

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12 hours ago

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SCHAUM/SHIEH’s Sculptural Facade Defines Houston’s Transart Foundation

SCHAUM/SHIEH’s Sculptural Facade Defines Houston’s Transart Foundation

A recent addition to Houston’s museum district, the Transart Foundation for Art and Anthropology, packs a multifunctional venue into a sculptural white structure.

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3 days ago

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An Unconventional Gallery by LukStudio Is A Perfect Fit in Shanghai’s West Bund

An Unconventional Gallery by LukStudio Is A Perfect Fit in Shanghai’s West Bund

In Shanghai’s creative West Bund district, LukStudio constructs a uniquely unconventional gallery and retail space centred around a warm-wood volume. 

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12 days ago

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The Bahrain Centres for Traditional Music Are Defined by a Metallic Veil

The Bahrain Centres for Traditional Music Are Defined by a Metallic Veil

On the island nation of Bahrain, OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen shrouds the Bahrain Centres for Traditional Music with a metal curtain, providing glimpses at the performances within.

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20 days ago

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WXY’s Claire Weisz on Why Architects Should Build to Inspire

WXY’s Claire Weisz on Why Architects Should Build to Inspire

Investing in connectivity ensures urban resiliency, says WXY’s Claire Weisz, whose repertoire includes cut-throughs, boardwalks and one spectacular salt shed.

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21 days ago

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Toronto’s MOCA is a Triumph of Restraint and Functionality

Toronto’s MOCA is a Triumph of Restraint and Functionality

Housed in a converted factory, Toronto’s new Museum of Contemporary Art prizes display space and visitor experience over showy flourishes.

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27 days ago

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This Slovenian Outdoor Chapel Gives Suburban Skorba a Sense of Place

This Slovenian Outdoor Chapel Gives Suburban Skorba a Sense of Place

An ethereal Slovenian outdoor chapel, shrine and grandstand, designed by design firm Enota, gives a suburb in Slovenia a new community hub.

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September 17, 2018

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10 Inspiring Events to Take In (So Far) This Fall

10 Inspiring Events to Take In (So Far) This Fall

As summer comes to an end and the school year begins, we present this list of inspiring talks, exhibits, fairs, films and happenings around the world to get your creative juices flowing this September (and into October).

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September 4, 2018

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A Nunavik Cultural Centre With an Iceberg-Inspired Facade

A Nunavik Cultural Centre With an Iceberg-Inspired Facade

Montreal’s Blouin Orzes architectes, a firm with an expanding portfolio of northern projects, delivers a Nunavik cultural centre with an eye-catching asymmetrical facade.

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July 27, 2018

Section: Architecture

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