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Saito House
 

Saito House

In Japan a refurbishment intervention tells the story of the house, the way it was built and its age, making everything visible in the interiors.

 

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S&S House
 

S&S House

Formal austerity and low maintenance generated a single volume pierced by a courtyard, made of concrete and wood and settle among the dunes of the coast of Buenos Aires.

 

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Estudio ALA: Nail IT

The nail polishing strong color palette creates the identity of this nail-art studio: an atmosphere that could be replicated in any commercial space without loosing the feeling of the studio.

 

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Frederiksvej Kindergarten
 

Frederiksvej Kindergarten

Eleven small houses – reflects the neighboring pitched roofs – populate the children’s village designed by COBE in Copenhagen, surrounded by two winter gardens where children can establish their own play niches within the building.

 

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Les années AUA
 

Les années AUA

The first retrospective on the work of the French multidisciplinary collective is a marvelous journey into a singular approach to the profession. It is also a micro-history of 1960s to 1980s France.

 

Reviews / Léa-Catherine Szacka

ov-a: Hometherapy

The backbone, with its shape and its support value, is the hinge around which ov-a architects centered their project for this physiotherapy center in Prague.

 

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The toy management house
 

The toy management house

Mills is a complex home, full of ideas, with a floor designed as a giant toy box and a rear facade which filters and softens the strong sunlight, conceived by Austin Maynard Architects for a new mum.

 

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Reinventing Paris
 

Reinventing Paris

Following the terrorist attacks of November 13th and the COP21 agreement, Paris faces its future with one of the most ambitious architecture competitions in contemporary Europe: 22 projects, mostly in the periphery. The deputy mayor Jean-Louis Missika speaks about the challenges facing the city.

 

Interviews / Philippa Nicole Barr

Crossboundaries: Teabank

Amidst tech corporations in Shenzhen Industrial Base, a pentagon shape defies the grid layout of the surrounding towers and simulates a relaxing stroll through tea fields.

 

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Matador: Centre du Design
 

Matador: Centre du Design

Matador addresses the renovation and extension of the Design Centre in Mons, Belgium, as an urban project, organising spaces and functions around “rue du design” and “carré des arts”.

 

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Mr Porter x Beams
 

Mr Porter x Beams

In Schemata exhibition design’ project clothes drying poles become display fixture, creating in a London interior the image of a good old neighborhood of common people in Japan.

 

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Auditorium Theatre of Llinars del Valles

An arrangement of red brick monolithic volumes makes this theater-auditorium, designed by Siza near Barcelona, a kind of architectural landscape, different on every front.

 

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