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ARCHITECTURE

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THREAD Artist Residency & Cultural Center / Toshiko Mori Architect

In the remote village of Sinthian in southeastern Senegal sits the Thread residency – one of the world’s newest centers of creative production and interdisciplinary exchange. Melding the vision of artists Josef and Anni Albers, the futuristic designs of architect Toshiko Mori, Sinthian building and craft traditions, and complex environmental and sustainability needs of the region, Thread has emerged as an exciting vision for what an international residency can be...
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Kiefer technic showroom / Ernst Giselbrecht + Partner

Ernst Giselbrecht + Partner present the Kiefer Technic Showroom in Bad Gleichenberg, Austria, was created with 112 metal tiles controlled by a mechanical system to create a dynamic, changing building exterior. Using 56 different engines, the system can adjust both the light and temperature levels in any of the rooms to obtain the optimal conditions for current activities...
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Via 57 West / BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

VIA 57 WEST, the anchor of the 57 WEST residential block, provides a dramatic visual gateway to Manhattan’s skyline along the Hudson River. The first project designed in North America by the Danish Architecture firm BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, VIA 57 WEST offers residents a compelling mix of 709 rental residences, an unsurpassed selection of resident amenities and 45,000 square feet of retail space...
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Alpine Shelter Skuta / Harvard Graduate School of Design + Ofis arhitekti + AKT II

Designed for an alpine site on Skuta Mountain in Slovenia, this cabin offers an intimate refuge for eight visitors nestled in the scenic Alps. Distilling the bivouac down a mountain shelter of bunks and views, the building shifts its roof line like a series of mountain peaks, shedding snow and framing distant scenes. Honoring the client’s commitment to sustainability, the design minimizes environmental impacts:...
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Clover House Kindergarten / MAD architects

MAD architects have completed their first project in Japan, the Clover House kindergarten. Located in the small town of Okazaki, the school's setting boasts views of the paddy fields and mountains, characteristic of the Aichi Prefecture. The kindergarten was originally operated out of the old family home of siblings Kentaro and Tamaki Nara, which soon became too small and unfit for expanding their educational goals...
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Petersen Automotive Museum / Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

The Petersen Automotive Museum​ reopened to the public on December 7, 2015. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, the new exterior wraps the museum with ribbons of stainless steel that evoke motion, speed and the lines of a bespoke automobile. At night, the color and steel forms will be lit with LEDs from within to accentuate the sculptural facade of the building...
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South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) / Woods Bagot

The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) is a world class research facility, accommodating up to 675 researchers from South Australia, Australia and beyond. Cutting edge architecture by Woods Bagot, including an innovative facade design, provides approximately 25,000 square metres of space in an iconic and sculptural form in the heart of Adelaide’s new medical and health precinct west of the city...
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Drawing Studio – Arts University Bournemouth / CRAB studio

The London practice of Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham – CRAB Studio, has designed this curvilinear pavilion with a blue-colored prefabricated steel skin. Two curving skylights, long low openings, and a glazed entrance door give the drawing classrooms a carefully studied dose of natural lighting. Separated from the metal casing, the interior space is molded with glass-reinforced plaster and its continuous undulating surfaces are white...
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JTI Headquarters / SOM – Skidmore Owings & Merrill

The building, which further anchors the company and its thousand employees in the city center, offers a fresh perspective on Geneva's urban landscape. Designed by the London office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Inc. (SOM), known notably for the One World Trade Center in New York and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the building was designed to blend seamlessly into the surrounding landscape...
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Biesbosch MuseumEiland / Studio Marco Vermeulen

After an extensive renovation that lasted nine months, The Biesbosch MuseumEiland in the netherlands has reopened to the public. The existing museum building be expanded with 1000m2 of exhibition space, restaurant, offices and a visitor center. The island is designed as sweetwater tidal park with a unique water playground. The museum's garden roofs are embedded into the environment providing great views over the surroundings.
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Tippet Rise Art Center / Cathy and Peter Halstead

Transformative connections between music, art, and nature by Cathy and Peter Halstead, set on an 11,500-acre working ranch in the shadow of the Beartooth mountains, just north of Yellowstone in Fishtail, Montana. Tippet Rise is anchored in the belief that art, music, architecture and nature are inextricably linked in the human experience...
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Elizabethan Theatre, Chateau d’Hardelot / Studio Andrew Todd

This scheme for a 400-seat Elizabethan theatre will be built by mid-2015 for the Department du Pas de Calais and the Centre Culturel de l'Entente Cordial at the Chateau d'Hardelot on the Cote d'Opale south of Calais. The building is made almost entirely of wood (except the basement level),...