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Seven professorships at ETH Zurich under the banner of NCCR Digital Fabrication came together to take digital planning and construction methods out of the lab. Matthias Kohler and Konrad Graser answer our questions about the DFAB HOUSE. ETH Zurich, NCCR Digital Fabrication

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Today, officially about 31 million of the 1.4 billion inhabitants of the People’s Republic of China are counted as Christians. With the economic opening-up of China in the early 1980s, the communist party used capitalist principles to marginalize the radical socialism of Mao Zedong, and in the... Eduard Kögel

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This civic hall in Kamaishi, Japan, that replaces the one destroyed in the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami offers numerous cultural venues marked by flexibility. Most striking is the glass-roofed "People's Plaza" that hosts outdoor performances and other events. Aat + makoto yokomizo... aat + makoto yokomizo architects

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With an urban landscape full of single-family houses and with baby boomers reaching retirement age, the United States is seeing a boom in accessory dwelling units, commonly known as granny flats. Best Practice Architecture's Granny Pad can be seen as a precedent for future ADUs, especially... Best Practice Architecture

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Recycling old buildings for different uses, though hardly new, is the most responsible approach for architects in our age of climate change. Gensler went on step further and conceived the transformation of a warehouse into office space in East Austin as "upcycling," turning something... Gensler

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Wine enthusiasts visiting Quintessa Winery for a private tasting will walk along wooded paths to a small pavilion with beautiful views of the winery's expansive vineyards. Walker Warner Architects answered a few questions about the trio of tasting rooms they designed for Quintessa Winery. Walker Warner Architects

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Three staggered concrete volumes follow the gentle slope of a property in Sonoma, California, their roofs lifting up to views of the sky and a canyon. The guesthouse, designed by Mork Ulnes Architects, is also a sturdy house that was put through a test last year. Casper Mork Ulnes explained by... Mork Ulnes Architects

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Although located less than a mile from the Idaho State Capitol Building in Boise, the Watercooler sits close to neighborhoods full of single-family houses. In turn, Beebe Skidmore Architects' design of the residential development balances the site's urban and suburban qualities. The architects... Beebe Skidmore Architects

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What looks like a new building attached to, and referencing, the original, neo-Gothic neighbor is in fact the renovation of a 1960s building. The renovated building updates systems, improves accessibility, and gives the institution a unified appearance. The architects at brg3s answered a few... brg3s architects

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The name of this project translates from Danish as "Three Sisters." It's an apt name, given how the three vacation houses in the northeast corner of Minnesota were designed by Salmela Architect with similar attributes yet unique plans and other features — like siblings. The architects answered... Salmela Architect

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China has a variety of natural landscapes ranging from dry sandy deserts to tropical islands and snow-capped mountains. Little by little, places are discovered and then developed so as to be suitable for tourism projects. Depending on the location or concept, large infrastructures or exclusive... Eduard Kögel

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From the outside, the function of the Viking Pavilion added to Portland State University's renovated Stott Center makes itself known: The arena's stadium seating is expressed in a wood wall facing the campus green space. Woofter Architecture answered a few questions about the project. Woofter Architecture

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Although Ashes & Diamonds is a young winery, having opened in Napa, California, in 2017, the design of its tasting room and production facility harkens back to the state's mid-century modern architecture. Bestor Architecture answered a few questions about their standout design. Bestor Architecture

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This century, micro breweries are big business. Trailbend Taproom, which occupies the ground floor of the new three-story Klotski Building in Seattle's industrial Ballard area, boasts 42 taps by local, national, and international microbreweries. Graham Baba Architects designed both Klotski and... Graham Baba Architects

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A "floating" wall is the most distinctive feature in KEN Architects' design of a house in Hohu, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Far from arbitrary, the wall relates to the public/private nature of the garden behind it, as architect Kenichi Kohmura explains in response to a few of our questions. KEN Architects

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This house, located a few hours north of New York City, takes its name from the pond it sits upon and looks across. Following the pond's edge, the house's curved form also relates to the sun overhead. Dean / Wolf Architects answered a few questions about Ephemeral Edge. Dean / Wolf Architects

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05.08.19

50Fifty is a new office building in the Denver Tech Center (DTC), a large commercial and residential area 12 miles southeast of Downtown Denver. Behind 50Fifty's sleek glass facade lies some creative vertical logic: the surface parking typical of the area was moved into the base of the... Clutch Design Studio

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29.07.19

Wineries are often a setting for high-profile architecture, enough that numerous books are devoted to them. This equipment barn for Saxum Vineyards in California's San Luis Obispo County shows that architectural attention can also be given to the industrial structures that lie beyond the... Clayton & Little Architects

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15.07.19

The always free Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago opened its new Searle Visitor Center in November as the latest piece in its Pride of Chicago capital campaign. Topped by angled planes of metal, the building makes for a striking gateway to the zoo from the east. Ross Barney Architects sent us some... Ross Barney Architects

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01.07.19

If a first glance of the ArtLab on Harvard University's expanding Allston campus gives the impression of ephemerality, that is no accident. It was designed by Barkow Leibinger to be temporary and speedy to erect in response to the area's rapid evolution. The architects answered a few questions... Barkow Leibinger

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26.06.19

Late last year, TOTO, the world-famous toilet manufacturer from Japan, opened its Indonesian headquarters inside a brand new office building on Letjen S. Parman Street in Central Jakarta. Field Four Design Office answered a few questions about their design of TOTO's showroom and offices. Field Four Design Office

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24.06.19

One of the most anticipated architectural projects of 2019 was a nearly 60-year-old building, not a new one. The renovation of Eero Saarinen's 1962 TWA Flight Center for the new TWA Hotel opened in... Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners

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17.06.19

Open since mid-May, the Statue of Liberty Museum contains exhibits about the world-famous statue and the idea of liberty, provides a new home for the statue's original torch, and gives... FXCollaborative

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10.06.19

The most striking part of HGA's addition to Temple Israel in Minneapolis is the lobby, which is graced by a curved ceiling and looks onto an enclosed courtyard. The space is an uplifting entrance for both the congregation and the children attending classes there. HGA answered a few questions... HGA

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06.06.19

The Erimtan Museum in Ankara, Turkey, designed by Ayşen Savaş with Can Aker and Onur Yüncü, is, in the words of Ulf Meyer, a well-kept secret on the same level with some of Carlo Scarpa's finest works. Ulf Meyer

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27.05.19

The angular, flared form of the The Hive may look arbitrary at first glance, but it was born from building code limitations in Austin, Texas, and the functional requirements of a one-bedroom dwelling. Architect Nicole Blair of Studio 512 answered a few questions about the compact, clever... Studio 512

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20.05.19

In the aptly named Stack House, four floors of boxes are stacked atop each other to follow the steep slope of a hill. Angled boxes express the different rooms and form a number of terraces. FreelandBuck answered a few questions about the project. FreelandBuck

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20.05.19

Jishou city is the regional capital of the autonomous prefecture of the Tujia and Miao ethnic minorities. It is located within in the Western Hunan province, and has a population of over 300,000 people. Huang Yongyu, a famous artist belonging to the Tujia minority led an initiative for a... Eduard Kögel

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15.05.19

In 2012 "Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy" in Muharraq was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. In turn, Bahrain has been investing in the area: upgrading historic facades, creating new public spaces, and adding new parking garages and other structures. Most striking is a museum... Valerio Olgiati

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13.05.19

Covered in charred wood, this small building designed by MQ Architecture serves visitors to a large property in Upstate New York. Designed for the same clients as MQ's Magazzino Italian Art, the... MQ Architecture

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06.05.19

This weekend house takes its name from an old railroad junction in the small town of Gallatin, about 100 miles north of New York City. Inspired by the barns that still dot the area, the two structures take on gabled forms, looking at home on the property's many acres. Amalgam Studio answered a... Amalgam Studio

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29.04.19

While the tech sector in the United States is synonymous with California's Silicon Valley, other parts of the country are making investments to teach and train tomorrow's computer scientists. The new Gates Center at the University of Washington caters to the thriving sector in Seattle, which... LMN Architects

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22.04.19

Located on the eastern edge of the Charleston Historic District, just steps away from the planned International African American Museum, Williams Terrace is the South Carolina city's first dedicated low-income senior housing project. David Baker Architects sent us some text and images on... David Baker Architects

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08.04.19

Like an inverse Bilbao effect, the Evans Tree House at Garvan Woodland Gardens uses contemporary architecture not to attract people to a city, but to draw people, specifically children, back to nature, to the woods. Designed and partially fabricated by modus studio, the wood structure is one...

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04.04.19

The Tokyo area where the historic Hotel Chinzanso is located is known as Camellia Hill, in reference to the wild camellia flowers that bloom there. ("Chinzanso" actually means "guest house on Camellia Hill.") The latest addition to the hotel's centuries-old gardens is a shrine topped by a roof... 1moku

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01.04.19

The southwest corner of the Johnston Quad on the Uptown campus of Tulane University is anchored by a 100-year-old oak tree with a huge canopy that provides some much needed shade. The addition to a building about the same age as the tree on the west side of the quadrangle is angled toward the... studioWTA

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