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ABC Carpet & Home showcases new rug collection in a famous cave

Inspired by nature’s “creative cycles”, each Alchemy rug is woven by artisans using excess sheared silk and wool salvaged from previously produced rugs. The unusual location of the shoot saw photographer Jason Madara travel 500 feet (152 metres) underground to create a campaign that imagines the rugs as newly discovered objects, naturally integrated into their surroundings.

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CORREIA

CORREIA is a century old house facing a new chapter inside the same family. A house from the Porto bourgeoisie that during decades divided the space with a carpentry woodshop. Materials and heavy machinery quarreled with plaster walls, stucco works and marbleized paintings. The relation with the garden had been compromised ever since. Therefore it […]

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NUCLEAR – landmarker for a waste isolation site

How do we design architecture with a message that could endure for millennia? Since the Cold War, one of the most challenging and urgent tasks facing governments around the world has been the disposal of transuranic nuclear waste. As a by-product from nuclear weaponry production, high-level waste is not only harmful, but also boasts a formidable decay process […]

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A nature interpretation center

“The Proposal presents a radically different way of connecting to nature, taking the statement of the contest in a very literally way, but with a completely new approach for understanding and interpreting it. By using architectural resources it takes a clear and convincing element and makes it visible as a basic and obvious element of […]

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“The Table Top Apartments” by Kwong Von Glinow Design Office

“The Table Top Apartments  uses a system of modules based on the form of stacking table tops to generate affordable housing as 4-story walk-ups, piers, towers with setbacks and cascading balconies, and even superblocks.  This table top system is not only flexible to accommodate the various lot sizes of New York City, but is also adaptable to […]

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Glass floor in an Apartment design by Ateliers Michael Herrman

From Ateliers Michael Herrman: Sitting on the top two floors by Paris’s Place de la Madeleine, this 140 m2 (1500 ft2) residence was created by unifying 12 maids’ rooms on two levels. The result is a three bedroom duplex apartment that both preserves the character of the 200 year-old building in which it is located, yet is a uniquely loft-style space in […]

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Carthage-Lost City

Located in present-day Tunisia, Carthage was founded by Phoenician colonists and became a major power in the Mediterranean. The resulting rivalry with Syracuse and Rome was accompanied by several wars with respective invasions of each other’s homeland, most notable the invasion of Italy by Hannibal. The city was destroyed by the Romans in 146 BC. […]

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Must-Read Architectural Manifestos

The architectural manifesto has become a somewhat unfashionable genre. Unfortunately so, as all architects should let themselves be reminded from time to time of just how much debate a few adequately polemical lines in a book can spark.  Some people claim that the manifesto has suffered an unavoidable fate, as the form can’t embrace the multitude […]

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Vegetable Trellis

Today, the target for hunger reduction is on a global scale. In Asia Pacific, 12% of the population is in bad health because of a lack of food, and just in Vietnam from 2014 to 2016, this number is 11%, which means that 10.3 million people are underfed. Global climate change has been influencing the […]

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Hedge Building Rostock

The pavilion is the official Dutch entry for the International Garden Exhibition IGA 2003 held in Rostock, Germany. Two German architects Andre Kempe and Oliver Thill have designed the pavilion. Both have been running a design office, Atelier Kempe Thill, for some years in Rotterdam. For the architects the commission was very interesting on a […]

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quartier Lodges tagesbar forum

Architects:Beer Bembé Dellinger www.bbdarch.de Concept and interior designEva Peter, Theo PeterandLena Peterwww.werkvoll-designshop.de Project development:Theo Peter, BauZEIT Netzwerk GmbHwww.bauzeit-netzwerk.deand Wolfgang Mün

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