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Fei Architects designs apartment block that frames residents’ daily lives in Guangzhou

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The Borderless Community of Zi Ni Twelve Portals is a housing project in Guangzhou, China, designed by Fei Architects to show off its occupants.Located in Zi Ni Tang Park, the renovation project, which has been shortlisted for Dezeen Awards 2020, carved out wide windows and balconies with a variety of material finishes.

Koichi Takada unveils plant-covered Urban Forest housing high rise for Brisbane

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Urban Forest is a 30-storey apartment building covered in thousand trees and plants that Koichi Takada Architects has designed for Brisbane, Australia.The mixed-use high rise building owned by developers Aria Property Group will include 392 homes, a two-level rooftop garden and a public park at ground level.

Tadao Ando creates circular public toilet surrounded by cherry trees in Tokyo

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Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando has completed a circular toilet in a Tokyo park as his contribution to the Tokyo Toilet project.Built in Jingu-Dori Park, the toilet was created as part of a scheme run by non-profit Nippon Foundation to upgrade public facilities in the city's downtown Shibuya district.The initiative has already seen by toilets built by Ando's fellow Japanese Pritzker Prize-winners Fumihiko Maki and Shigeru Ban.
Birch hotel by Red Deer takes over an 18th-century English mansion

Birch hotel by Red Deer takes over an 18th-century English mansion

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Architecture studio Red Deer carried out an understated overhaul of a centuries-old mansion near Hertfordshire, England to form the Birch hotel, which is designed to challenge the idea of luxury. Birch is set on a 55-acre estate in the English town of Cheshunt, occupying a heritage-listed brick mansion that dates back to 1763.
Architecture Foundation battles council to save Antepavilion structures from demolition

Architecture Foundation battles council to save Antepavilion structures from demolition

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Organisers of the annual Antepavilion commission in London are fighting to prevent "oppressive" Hackney Council from demolishing a series of subversive canalside pavilions. The local authority is demanding the removal of a series of architectural structures at Hoxton Docks on Regent's Canal in east London, built as part of the annual competition run by arts and architecture charity Antepavilion and organised by the Architecture Foundation.
Surman Weston creates modern mock-Tudor home in Surbiton

Surman Weston creates modern mock-Tudor home in Surbiton

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Surman Weston has built a house in Surbiton, south-west London, with a facade that riffs off the mock-Tudor facades of the surrounding suburban homes. Named Ditton Hill House, the home was designed to combine...
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Architectural Adventure of Hagia Sophia

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Hardly anyone does not know that today's Hagia Sophia is the 3rd Hagia Sophia. But did the previous ones look like today? Let's go back a little bit and explore Hagia Sophia and its underlying together.
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Schemata Architects updates traditional Japanese bathhouse with tiles and Towada stone

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Schemata Architects has renovated a traditional sento, or public bathhouse, in Tokyo adding modern touches including a bar serving beer.

Named Koganeyu after the after the famous Koganeyu Onsen baths in Sapporo, the project involved refurbishing a public bathhouse that was originally built in 1985.

Ephesus of Mesopotamia: Tare

Ephesus of Mesopotamia: Tare

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30 km from Mardin. Dara, located in the village of Oğuz in the southeast, is the most magnificent of the ancient settlements in the region. It was not known when the city, whose ancient name was Anastasiopolis, was founded. Dara has been one of the most important trade centers of Mesopotamia for centuries. The city witnessed the war of Alexander the Great with Persian Emperor Darius.

Five building types only in Indian Architecture

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Architecture and civilization have evolved inter-dependently due to the involvement with each other on fundamental grounds. The Indian sub-continent is home to one of the oldest civilizations recorded in history, and hence it is home to the most ancient architectural concepts and techniques. Having a rich cultural heritage, Indian Architecture developed a complex set of building typology specific to the needs of the people- places to carry out certain rituals and practices. Many of these building types have been discontinued, the rest have not been constructed anywhere outside the context of Indian Architecture. Indian Architecture is more than just temples: it encompasses all that originated in India: monasteries, step wells, temples (of course), courtyard housing and many other things. There are some building types developed quite recently as well, yet not reproduced anywhere else in the world!

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