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Architecture | Topics | Magazine 3/2015

Dynamic silhouette: Extension and new building for two assembly halls

Upper closures clad in translucent polycarbonate unify a reworked ensemble of assembly halls into a coherent whole.

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Architecture | Topics | Magazine 1+2/2015

Radical makeover: Town hall transformation by Atelier Kempe Thill

Budget constraints meant that very little could be done to change the building's fairly unconvincing shape.

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Crystal and cloud: Musée des Confluences by Coop Himmelb(l)au

On 20 December 2014, the futuristic Musée des Confluences opened in the French city of Lyon.

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Architecture | Topics | Magazine 12/2014

Paper house: Chameleon Cabin by White Arkitekter

At first glance, the shape of this small paper cabin seems rather simple. But if you walk around the house...

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Architecture | Topics | Magazine 12/2014

A derelict farmhouse a new lease of life with a titanium zinc façade

In Grimbergen, Belgium, an unusual single family house has come about within the remnants of old farm buildings.

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Wrapped in netting: Holiday home on Texel island

It can be seen as a positive exception to the rule when a touristically motivated project takes a stance against this pseudo-idyll.

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Architecture | Topics | Magazine 10/2014

Veiled transparency: Residential building by Fumihiko Sano

Fine metal mesh envelopes the facade of the MoyaMoya House like a silvery veil, with the cubic building acting not only as a home and private studio for the owner but also as a meeting place for ...

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Architecture | Topics | Magazine 10/2014

Hidden ornamentation: Ceramics museum in Seville

In the inner courtyard, a new extension nestles gently against the borders of the existing plot and forms a modern exhibition floor.

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Ode to in-situ concrete: House in Basel

Both indoor and outdoor walls show the textural imprint of longitudinal wooden shuttering, and even some of the fixtures are cast in concrete.

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Built on sand: Is the construction boom depleting supplies?

Sky-scrapers, airports, motorways and artificial islands – such huge projects realised as part of the unprecedented construction boom have increasingly exhausted sand resources.

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