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Are we creating beautiful, functional spaces—or merely social-media-friendly content?

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An exposed concrete frame supports a 4.2-metre-wide skinny house in Melbourne designed by Oliver du Puy Architects to feature meditation spaces.

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Design Curial

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Colour is creeping over our cities, thanks both to an explosion in street art but also designers and architects’ subsequent confidence in splashing rainbow-hued graphic treatments over their walls. But the line between street art, fine art and architecture is increasingly blurring as artists are invited to weave their own distinctive works into the fabric of buildings.

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A forty-metre long wall made from plywood and steel divides the public and private spaces within this office for Pocket Living by Threefold Architects.

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The Heatherwick Studio-designed Vessel at New York's Hudson Yards is planning to maintain rights to any photography taken of the public structure, a move that has prompted an outcry from critics on social media.

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A windowless wall punctured by a roof-level void projects from this steel-clad black house near Tokyo, creating a secret “exterior living room”.

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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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In west London, an iconic Art Deco landmark has been converted into 66 apartments courtesy of UK studio Interrobang. This latest renovation of the historic Hoover Building carefully preserves many period features along with a comprehensive restoration of the grand facade.
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Retail Design Blog

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Finally, on 30 September 2017, after almost three years of planning and construction, the Design Hotel Liberty in Offenburg’s former prison opens its doors with 38 rooms and suites, a premium restaurant and a very special atmosphere. The planners at Konrad Knoblauch GmbH from Markdorf on Lake Constance showed a strong sense for the needs of the future guests. They managed to incorporate the sensitive heritage of the jail into the new hotel using a light-hearted and tongue-in-cheek approach. Few people can truly empathise. In their attempt to try to understand the world of a prisoner, the planners at Knoblauch discovered something that is not always easy in everyday life: the ability to see the positive side in everything.

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OMA has completed restructured a governmental office building from the 1990s, creating all-new types of workspaces for the Dutch ministries that occupy it

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BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and LEGO bring the toy scale of the classic LEGO brick to architectural scale with LEGO House, forming vast exhibition spaces and public squares that embody the culture and values at the heart of all LEGO experiences. Designed by BIG and COWI, LEGO House is an experience hub for LEGO fans of all ages, as well as an architectural landmark and a significant step towards the city’s goal of making Billund the Capital for Children.

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