• Theme: Public Buildings, Public Spaces

    Leixões Cruise Terminal, recently completed by Luís Pedro Silva, Arquitecto, presents a seductive, spiral ribbon that intrigues approaching mariners with luminous reflections from its curving facade. Located in Matosinhos, Portugal at the south jetty, the port complex is modest in size, yet manages to shelter sizable...

    How do we use what is already here, what came before and what we can’t find elsewhere? Corinne Vezzoni and Associates along with The Architecture Gallery of Paris confronted these questions as they apply to architecture in the exhibition Archiméditerranéenne at La Villa Méditerranée in Marseille, France from the end of...

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    Cities are at a tipping point. By 2050, the United Nations estimates that 66 percent of the world’s population will be living in urban areas.  So, where to put all the newcomers and how to reduce noise and air pollution from the increasing automobile traffic overwhelming urban cores? One place is in the dead zones...

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    It’s 4pm at Manchester’s newest rugby stadium. The pitch is empty, but inside, a group of city planners, architects, local government officials and IT nerds have spent the day imagining a world where street lights turn off when no one is around, public services as branding opportunities, park benches as charging...

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    ZGF Architects is a hot name these days after being recognized at the top of the 2016 “Architect 50,” Architect Magazine‘s top 50 list of architecture firms. The award is evaluated based on three categories: business, design and sustainability. Along with its position for overall competency, the firm topped the list...

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    The end of the year is upon us and before the next year begins, enjoy the fun holiday moment when we can get away with sniffing a tree. For all those celebrating Christmas, for all those who enjoy the smell of pine, for all those who simply love art and decorations: British artist Alex Chinneck trapped a...

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    The i-Novo design awards for Orgatec 2016 have been awarded this week. Zero1 by Karboxx, designed by Alessio Princic & Roberto Righi, placed 3rd. Its suspended LED ring lights up a translucent fiberglass shade. The slogan for TOOaPICNIC by TootheZoo, “Work was never so beautiful,” is honest marketing as the product...

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    Among many attractions at the London Design Fair, the renowned Japanese firm Takram held a presentation about the secrets of radical innovation and showcased several projects at an interactive exhibition. The company’s director, Kotaro Watanabe, began the talk by describing how his team employs “pendulum thinking” to...

    A footpath weaving through ancient vineyards and orchards might not seem like the most obvious place to exhibit art, but that’s exactly the setting for the thought-provoking project 24 Stops. The Rehberger-Weg is a 5-kilometer cross-border path linking one of the world’s finest modern art museums Fondation Beyeler in...

    The Smestad Recycling Centre in Oslo marks the beginning of a new era: It is one of the first recycling centers for the public in which waste management takes place entirely indoors. Longva Arkitekter, the firm responsible for the center, chose low-impact materials for the building’s construction, composing facades...

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