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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.

AL_A reveals plans for world’s first magnetised fusion power plant

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Amanda Levete's firm AL_A is partnering with Canadian energy company General Fusion to design a pioneering power plant that will use nuclear fusion. The prototype plant will act as a demonstration facility for the technology, which uses hydrogen as fuel, with onsite facilities for experts and the general public to visit.

Six alternatives to animal leather made from plants and food waste

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To highlight sustainable and ethical substitutes for animal leather we've rounded up six materials that can rival its textural and performance qualities, from vegan pineapple leather to a leather alternative made of seafood shells.

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.
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.
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.
Soulages Museum CGI

Soulages Museum CGI

Poised mastery of minimalist spatial composition and building craft–with weathering steel plate as a major protagonist—is evident in every detail of the Soulages Museum, dedicated to the work of the French abstract artist Pierre Soulages and located in his hometown of Rodez, in southwest France. Evident too in the building, by RCR Arquitectes of Olot, Spain, is its sophisticated integration into its surroundings and its rapport with the artwork.

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