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ARCHITECTURE

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Court Of Justice in Hasselt Belgium / J. Mayer H. Architects

The new fourteen- storey court of justice building alongside the railway line, designed by the temporary twins organisation (consisting of jurgen mayer H. architects, a2o architects and lens°ass), is the new home for all the judicial services formerly spread throughout the city. the Hasselaar is a feel-good building with colours reminiscent of the 1970s and a façade pattern that evokes the veins of a leaf and the structure of a tree...
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Blue Planet – National Aquarium Denmark / 3XN

Blue Planet was conceived and designed by architectural design firm 3XN. The aquarium is shaped like a whirlpool and is 10,000 square meters in size. 3XN creative director Kim Herforth Nielsen told Architects Journal that the design is to bring people to the fish in a way that is unique. More than 3,000 fish and other animals from the old aquarium were transferred to the new aquarium to join the more than 17,000 animals that were purchased from around the world to stock the new aquarium...
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Cidade Das Artes / Christian de Portzamparc

Cidade Das Artes was designed by the French architect Christian de Portzamparc, The Cidade das Artes is the largest modern concert hall in South America, with 1,780 seats. The complex spans approximately 90 thousand square metres and also features a chamber music hall, three theatres, and 12 rehearsal rooms...
© Sanjay Puri Architects

72 Screens / Sanjay Puri Architects

Designed by mumbi-based firm - Sanjay Puri Architects, 72 Screens designed in response to the climate of the city with extreme summers of 45⁰C average temperatures, this 6 level office building is sheathed in folded triangular GRC screens creating an energy efficient building while forming a sculptural presence...
© Joao Morgado

Mulini Beach / Studio 3LHD

The reconstruction of Mulini Beach which started in October 2013. The 450m long stretch located in the attractive area of Rovinj, on the exit from the central part of the city and in the continuation of the promenade, was designed by 3LHD. The entire area of the beach is divided into two zones - a stretch from the ACI marina to the Mulini Beach bar/pavilion, and the calmer bay area with a pebble beach...
© Christian Richters
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Al Bahar Towers – Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters / Aedas Architects

Al Bahar Towers, the headquarters of the Abu Dhabi Investment Council designed by Aedas Architects, it has designed one of the first dynamic facades in the world. Based visually on the concept of a mashrabiya screen, this secondary facade has elements that open and close in response to the position and strength of the sun, to form a vital part of the solarshading strategy of the building...
© Roland Halbe
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FRAC Centre – Les Turbulences / Jakob + Macfarlane Architects

The Regional Fund for Contemporary Art in the Centre region (FRAC Centre) opened its doors in Orleans, France in September, with a striking public reception piece designed by progressive architects Jakob + MacFarlane. The Turbulences, the public entrance area, features a cafeteria, book shop and auditorium...
© Daici Ano
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Louis Vuitton Matsuya Ginza Facade / Jun Aoki & Associates

This new Louis Vuitton store in Tokyo’s fashionable Ginza shopping district, designed by Jun Aoki & Associates, with a patterned and perforated shell based on the brand's monogram. The panels mask the steel-framed reinforced concrete structure of the building beneath...
© Nic Lehoux
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Harvard Art Museums renovation and expansion / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Harvard Art Museum’s renovation and expansion of the historic Fogg Museum of Art in Boston will unite the Arthur M. Sackler, Fogg, and Busch-Reisinger Museums and their collections into one building. Designed by architect Renzo Piano, the transformative facility will bring the three museums and their collections together under one roof for the first time...
© Brett Boardman
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Lune de Sang – Shed 1 & Shed 2 / CHROFI

The concrete roofs of two agricultural sheds by Sydney studio CHROFI jut out of stone and gravel banks in a clearing cut into a forest in northern New South Wales Australia. The buildings, part of a venture named "Lune de Sang", will transform a former dairying property into a sustainably harvested forest. The design is a close collaboration with the client, bound in collective understanding of the site...
© Giorgi Khmaladze
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Fuel Station + McDonalds / Giorgi Khmaladze Architects

Designed by Georgian architect Giorgi Khmaladze, a contemporary fuel station and a McDonald’s restaurant with an indoor garden opened recently to the public. The project is located in one of the newly urbanized parts of the seaside city of Batumi, Georgia. It includes also recreational spaces and a reflective pool...
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Heydar Aliyev Centre / Zaha Hadid Architects

The Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center in Baku includes a new national museum, a library and a concert hall. Central element of the architectural design is the unity between plaza, landscape design and double-curved building envelope. The complex geometry of the building as well as the remoteness of the building site were two specific challenges of this particular project...