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Maze-like stairways and optical illusions are designed to trick the eyes of lodgers at this MC Escher-inspired guesthouse in the city of Guilin, China.

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The Lookout on the English seaside, designed by Hampshire County Council, has a slender mono-pitched roof and concrete fins that shelter it from the "beautiful and brutal" elements and rising sea levels.
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swiss architecture firm leopold banchini partners with noura al-sayeh of the bahrain authority for culture and antiquities (BACA) in the design of bahrain’s ‘house of architectural heritage.’ the project serves as an exhibition and archival space, showcasing the area’s architectural ancestry through the exposition of the neighboring heritage buildings. the narrow concrete structure is opened along each long axis to frame the exterior walls of the existing adjacent buildings, exhibiting the ancient construction in detail as a museum piece.
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Sandra Robles Boesler has stripped away plaster in a Panama City apartment to create a raw aesthetic that is balanced with wood flooring and pastel decor.

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A network of subterranean concrete galleries forms the UCCA Dune Art Museum, which OPEN Architecture has completed in Qinhuangdao, China.

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Von Morgen is a recently launched German label that’s released their first collection of products called Booles. The line consists of minimalist concrete objects with smooth finishes and rims so thin you’ll be surprised it’s made from concrete.
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In the wake of World War I, the United Kingdom developed a powerful yet relatively low-tech architectural system for detecting incoming enemy airplanes, the remnants of which can still be found across the countryside.
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bourgeois / lechasseur architects has completed dômes charlevoix, three geodesic dome structures in the forest of petite-rivière-saint-françois, near quebec, designed to serve as all season, eco-luxury accommodations. part of a larger tourist project, each dome sits on a separate wooden patio that overlooks the mountainous landscape, and is complete with a hot tub and outdoor terrace. 
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A concrete structure that was built as a bomb-proof fuel pumping station during world war two in Dungeness, England, has been transformed into a holiday home by UK-based architecture studio Johnson Naylor.
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architecture firm tengbom and panel manufacturer butong have developed two unique concrete ‘bubbles’ for sweden‘s latest research facility, karolinska institutet – NEO. located at the university’s large atrium, the two structures are clad in perforated, translucent concrete, the result of incorporating bubble wrap into the formwork.
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By Rain Noe - Aug 31 Liberty Mutual's "Snook Tables" cover lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling and carrying There is the intangible part of design where, if you're designing a bar/restaurant interior for instance, you are creating a vibe by choosing colors and materials. But the back of the house requires concrete numbers-based design: Can the petite bartender realistically carry the requisite amount of beer cases from the
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deep in yorkshire’s dalby forest, artist rachel whiteread, the first woman to win the turner prize back in 1993, has cast the interior of a life-size nissen hut in concrete to commemorate the lasting impact world war I had on the british landscape. a reinterpretation of the prefabricated military structures made from corrugated steel and used extensively in both world wars, the monumental sculpture will be revealed to the public tomorrow, 10 october, inviting visitors to experience it in the heart of the forest.
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Architecture collective Assemble has transformed a former public swimming pool to create a new art centre for Goldsmiths college in south London.

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Welcome to Boogie’s Moscow. These are people sculpted by a brutal, concrete landscape, fighting to survive. This is a world of football hooligans, gang tattoos, boxing… Yet this is not misery porn: There is an inherent vitality in the violence–the enduring toughness–of these images. There is dynamis

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Danish company Odico is preparing to launch a mini all-in-one robotic construction system that can be sent to building sites inside a shipping container.

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