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on 2/13/17

As part of its renovation of the bathing hall at Obermain Therme in Bad Staffelstein, Germany, Krieger Architekten Ingenieure designed a cave-like space whose form was inspired by salt crystals. Two layers of LUCEM light-emitting concrete panels give the enclosure its colorful glow. John Hill


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on 1/27/17

​Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas worked on the New Convention Center in Rome's EUR district from 1998, when they won a competition for its design, until October 2016, when it officially opened. Most striking is the Cloud suspended within the glass box exterior. The engineers at formTL oversaw... John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 1/16/17

The last bit of coal rolled out of the Duhamel mineshaft in June 2012, ending the Saarland region's 250-year history of mining. A lookout designed by Pfeiffer Sachse Architekten that sits atop the mining heap and overlooks the town of Ensdorf honors this tradition. The lighting... John Hill


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on 12/12/16

Think "Bordeaux" and most likely the French wine comes to mind. Yet Bordeaux is also a city that wants to modernize its image, and is doing it partly with contemporary architecture. Herzog & de Meuron's new stadium is one recent example, as is XTU Architects' La Cité... John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 11/28/16

The conversion of a Ford Motor Company garage from 1915 at 184 Shepherd’s Bush Road in London includes three new floors built under a glass dome. Transparent and opaque glass panels in diamond and triangular shapes cover the new roof. John Hill


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on 11/11/16

This year's London Design Festival had a lot to offer for design enthusiasts. A standout project was "The Smile," a 34-meter-long sculpture by Alison Brooks Architects and Arup that was on display at the Chelsea College of Arts. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 10/28/16

Gasholder No. 8 is a historic cast iron structure that has been transformed into Gasholder Park as part of the huge King's Cross development in London. A subtle yet dramatic lighting design by Speirs + Major ensures the striking structure has a strong presence at night. John Hill


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on 10/14/16

An area of 45 square meters is not much for the planning of a house. Nevertheless L3P Architekten managed to make room for a family of four in Dielsdorf near Zurich – using the logic of the surrounding grapevines to articulate the structure. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 9/30/16

Italian architect Cino Zucchi has covered the new automated warehouse for furniture company Pedrali with aluminum fins in three shades of green in reference to the countryside that surrounds the building. John Hill


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on 9/15/16

"The Park," the first-ever park on the Las Vegas Strip, opened to the public in April. Designed by New York's !melk landscape architecture & urban design, the five-acre park is dotted with clumps of steel shade structures alongside some 250 trees. John Hill


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on 9/2/16

In London's Shepherd's Bush area, Henning Stummel Architects has built a house whose rooms are arranged like monks' cells around a courtyard. The roofs and walls are clad in standing seam metal panels covered with a unique bio-based coating. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 7/18/16

Riegler Riewe Architekten designed the Silesian Museum in Katowice, Poland, with primarily underground galleries. The building reveals itself on the surface as glass cubes with an almost icy appearance. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 6/30/16

The much anticipated extension of the Kunstmuseum Basel opened to the public in April. Architects Emanuel Christ and Chrisoph Gantenbein have crafted a building that interprets the classical elements of architecture found in the museum's main building. A dynamic Light Frieze across the facade... John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 6/17/16

The Machado Silvetti-designed Center for Asian Art, an addition to the Ringling Museum of Art, is covered in more than 3,000 deep-green, glazed terra cotta tiles that boldy mark the entrance to the grand Florida institution. John Hill


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on 5/26/16

Three of the most impressive structures within Reporting from the Front, the exhibition directed by Alejandro Aravena, are masonry vaults: one made from brick and "unqualified labor"; one made from unreinforced, cut stone; and one made from clay tile and built by students. John Hill


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on 5/20/16

At the 2016 AIA Convention in Philadelphia this week, Shildan Group launched Fabrik® by Flexbrick, which consists of a stainless steel mesh woven with materials such as ceramic tiles to create unique screen walls. John Hill


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on 5/9/16

On Friday, May 6th, the Bridge for Laboratory Sciences at Vassar College was dedicated. Designed by Richard Olcott of Ennead Architects as part of the school's Integrated Science Commons, the new building features two types of bird-safe glass that make it a welcome addition to the... John Hill


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on 4/22/16

The aptly named Crystal Houses in Amsterdam, designed by the Dutch architects at MRVDV, features a replica facade made of traditional terracotta bricks that dissolve into solid glass bricks at street level. John Hill


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on 4/11/16

"A warmly glowing, floating metal sculpture" is how the architects at pape + pape describe the new bus station they designed for Gummersbach, Germany. Sited by the train station, the new structure creates a striking image at the entrance to the country town. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 3/28/16

Benthem Crouwel Architects, working with designer Irma Boom, have created a cycling and pedestrian "slow traffic corridor" at Amsterdam's Central Station that is clad on one side by nearly 80,000 Delft Blue tiles. John Hill


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on 3/11/16

A combination of horizontal shelves, vertical fins and hidden LEDs dramatically illuminates the glasses within Bolon Eyewear's first flagship store, designed by Ippolito Fleitz Group with Pfarré Lighting Design. John Hill


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on 2/29/16

Twenty-five years after an anonymous water tower in Milan's Porto Garibaldi was covered with a colorful palette of ceramic tiles, the team behind Torre Arcobaleno (Rainbow Tower) returned to refurbish the local landmark. John Hill


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on 2/12/16

GG-loop's renovation of a corner building in Altamura, Italy, features a bold, faceted red facade made from EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finishing System), a system associated otherwise with bland, run-of-the-mill buildings. John Hill


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on 2/1/16

Stuttgart-based architects h4a have completed the new sports hall for the Kepler- and Humboldt-Gymnasiums in Ulm, a boxy building stacked with three gyms one above the other. The interior is elegantly blurred by a sculptural facade of twisting aluminum fins. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 1/18/16

The motto of Expo 2015 in Milan, "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life," was translated in the French pavilion into a built landscape designed by Parisian architecture firm XTU, with lighting design by Bonn's Licht Kunst Licht. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 1/4/16

The campus of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is known best for SANAA's Rolex Learning Center built in 2010. Dominique Perrault has just completed an adjacent building whose facade dissolves through the use of a custom, movable aluminum mesh. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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on 11/25/15

Strasbourg's Urbane Kultur has renovated one of France's "1,000 Pools" from 40 years ago, a distinctive dome set in the townscape. The dark exterior gives way to a light and bright interior covered partially with HI-MACS® acrylic stone. John Hill


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on 11/13/15

March Studio’s dynamic entry stair and lobby for Hotel Hotel in Canberra, Australia was named the World Interior of the Year at the Inside Festival held recently in Singapore. John Hill


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on 11/2/15

The Centre Pompidou's new "pop-up" museum, which opened in March 2015 in Málaga, Spain (the birthplace of Picasso) includes a 120-seat multipurpose auditorium with retractable seats by Figueras. John Hill


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on 10/19/15

The shopping mall at Brookfield Place in New York's Battery Park City, designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, features two new highly transparent entrance façades supported by glass fins supplied by Sedak. John Hill


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on 10/5/15

A facade with calligraphic letters set into light emitting concrete, designed and produced by LUCEM Lichtbeton, was recently completed at the Al Aziz Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE. John Hill


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on 9/21/15

The recently completed Ryerson University Student Learning Centre in Toronto, designed by Snøhetta with Zeidler Partnership Architects, has a crystalline form accentuated by faceted panels with a prismatic finish at the building's entrance on Yonge Street. John Hill


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on 9/7/15

Stone supplier SolidNature collaborated with architect Rem Koolhaas and designer Petra Blaisse to display 600 types of onyx, marbles, travertines, and other stones for the Maison & Objet trade fair in Paris. John Hill


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on 8/24/15

Buenos Aires's new Centro Cultural Kirchner is commonly known as Ballena Azul (Blue Whale) due to its whale-like concert hall designed by B4FS Arquitectos that is covered in metallic fabric from GKD. John Hill


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on 7/13/15

At Expo Milano 2015, Spain's Zorrozua y Asociados's colorful box expresses the four geographical and culinary regions of Ecuador in the country's first pavilion at an international exposition. John Hill


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on 6/29/15

In Münster, Germany, HPP Architects have realized, together with Duk-Kyu Ryang, an office building for LVM that adds character to the city's skyline. Inside, employees can look forward to seasonal moods of color that emanate from the flooring. John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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