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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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designboom was recently invited to the ‘seats of power’ exhibition at VITRA design museum. currently on show in the schaudepot building, the display showcases a history of chairs and highlights the relationship between seating and expressions of authority. from mies van der rohe’s ‘barcelona chair’ to a ‘papal throne’ constructed for pope john paul II’s 1994 visit to zagreb, the chairs will be exhibited at the campus until february 17th 2019.
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eight years after its premiere, ‘the clock’ finally arrives at the TATE modern in london where it will be screened until 20 january 2019, including an overnight 24-hour screening on 1-2 december! the california-born, swiss-raised and london-based marclay, originally debuted the acclaimed installation at the white cube gallery in london in 2010. the looped supercut is a 24-hour montage of thousands of film and TV clips of clocks, edited together to show the actual time (to which it can be locally synchronized). playing to huge crowds across the world since it’s first release, it has become the most popular video art work ever and also won the coveted golden lion award at the 2011 venice art biennale.
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Archi-Union Architects has completed a conference centre on Shanghai's West Bund in just 100 days, using robot-assisted design and construction.

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Iceland: animatronic orangutan is part of Christmas campaign Iceland has sought to amplify the anti-deforestation sentiment sparked by its "banned" Christmas ad by taking a life-size animatronic orangutan around London.
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German architect Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus in 1919. As we continue our Bauhaus 100 series exploring the school's centenary, we profile the man who had a vision to make art accessible to the masses, not just a luxury of the few.
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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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Modern architecture fans might be surprised to discover that there are many Bauhaus buildings that you can stay inside. As we continue our Bauhaus 100 series, here's a look at eight of the best to visit during the school's centenary in 2019.
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following their previous partnership at the milan design week 2016, the artemide and bjarke ingels of BIG collaboration springs a new lighting design at the london design festival 2018. named ‘gople’, the transparent pill-shaped lamp nourishes nature, enhancing plant life and human perception.
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Urban farming can be tough, especially when it’s in the middle of the densely packed Belgian city of Mechelen. But thanks to the determination of a client “with green fingers” and the clever design thinking of Belgian architecture firm dmvA, a solution was conceived in House TP, a renovation project with a new greenhouse in the rear. In addition to space for growing greens, the transformed property also enjoys greater access to natural light and views of the outdoors.
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aiming to introduce style into the culture of prefabricated houses, california-based designer gavin rea proposes ‘tenka’, a minimal, modular solution providing flexible structures to suit different needs. based on a single model, the configurations vary in floor space and balcony layout, allowing — depending on the size — for an extra bedroom or office.
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dutch property company beladon is launching the world’s first ‘floating farm‘ in a city port. the high-tech, multilevel facility will float in the water in rotterdam, located roughly 50 miles outside of amsterdam.
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An exhibit celebrating the work of late American architect-inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller opens in Los Angeles next week. Here's eight of his futuristic designs, including "autonomous" prefab houses with bulging windows, an underwater island and a pared-back rowing boat.
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Completed in just seven months, the Regent’s Park Open Air Theater in central London is yet another example of how prefabrication can be a fantastic solution for site-sensitive projects strapped for time. Local architecture firm Reed Watts Architects designed the theater using a lightweight cross-laminated timber (CLT) panel system. Set amidst protected Royal Parks trees, the cultural institution houses new rehearsal studios and a catering kitchen, marking the first time in the theater’s 86-year history that its operations have been brought together onto one site.
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Stunning urban nightscapes by Nikolaus Gruenwald, a talented photographer, and retoucher based in Stuttgart, Germany. Nikolaus focuses mainly on travel and street photography. He recently visited Hong Kong to capture spectacular urban landscapes. “Tiny houses are everywher.. Even Hong Kong has them…

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A new restaurant celebrating sustainability has opened in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Designed by Dutch architecture firm cezeped, The Green House is a “circular” pavilion that houses a restaurant, urban farm and meeting center. Created as part of an initiative by Strukton Ballast Nedam and Albron, the experimental and temporary venue follows eco-friendly principles and features modular components so that it can be dismantled and moved to a new location in the future.
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