K Architectures Builds the New Knowledge Center for Innovation in Saint-Étienne, France This building is one of the main wings of the former Saint-Etienne arms factory. This industrial estate was built in 1864. It covers an area of twelve hectares to the EXPLORE Poralu Marine Sets its Sights on its New Floating Waterfront Development Business Unit Poralu Marine’s new business unit responds to the clearly identified challenges that communities face, including land shortages and rising water levels. An innovative solution to these environmental and economic issues, EXPLORE New Surface Heating Technology Controls Room Temperature When and Where it's Needed VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has announced a new spinout company – The Warming Surfaces Company Ltd. The company brings to market a fast response digital warming surfaces technology (Digital Warmth™) that changes room EXPLORE Dana Point Harbor Partners Unveil Renderings for $400 Million Revitalization Project Dana Point Harbor Partners (DPHP) have unveiled new renderings and design detail for the $400 million, multiyear revitalization of Dana Point Harbor. The renderings showcase detailed architecture that has evolved EXPLORE Heatherwick Studio opens a new studio in Shanghai Heatherwick Studio has opened a new studio in Shanghai, a global financial hub and China’s biggest city. The new studio, the company’s first permanent overseas base, is located in 1000 EXPLORE New MOL Campus is a Bastion of Modern Architecture and Sustainability The inaugural opening ceremony of the new MOL Campus, designed by Foster + Partners in London and Finta Studio in Hungary, was held on 8 December. The impressive 143-meter-high building, EXPLORE Holloway Studio Reenvisions Historic Site of Upnor, SE England Hollaway Studio has secured detailed planning consent for an entirely bespoke Paragraph 80 dwelling at a historic site in Upnor, Rochester, South East England. A unanimous decision was made at EXPLORE KWK Architects Completes New Mixed Grade, Living/Learning Wagoner Hall at Augustana University South Dakota’s largest private university, Augustana University, has made the shift to mixed-grade housing for the 2022-2023 school year with the recent completion of Wagoner Hall designed by St. Louis-based EXPLORE Hongjie Yang’ Sculptural Furniture Explore The Evolution Of Steel Strength, beauty and shimmer collide in this most recent collection by Chinese-born artist Hongjiee Yang, who is fascinated by the interconnectedness of nature, culture, and technology. In his latest furniture EXPLORE Migliore+Servetto Envision the Procuratie Vecchie of Piazza San Marco in Venice The Migliore+Servetto studio, internationally recognized for its excellence in exhibition design and the design of communication spaces, was chosen by Generali Group to design the new headquarters of The Human Safety Net. EXPLORE Everything on the Right Track in the Slope The Kö-Bogen I by star architect Daniel Libeskind has become a landmark in the heart of Düsseldorf, Germany. Behind its facade of glass and white natural stone, which is broken EXPLORE On View: Billy Zane Opens New Art Exhibit in Los Angeles Award-winning actor and artist Billy Zane is featuring his latest collection of art in a new exhibition titled ACTION! with paintings and concept by Zane at the Speedy Gallery in EXPLORE KWK Architects Brings Awareness to Student Housing Safety When designing or renovating a student housing facility, square footage, number of occupants and budget are often top design considerations. Designing for student safety ranks even higher, say the experts EXPLORE Fairy Tale Architecture to Open at the Center for Architecture in New York The Center for Architecture is excited to present Fairy Tale Architecture, opening on Friday, November 11, 2022, at 6:00 pm. The exhibition, curated by Andrew Bernheimer, FAIA, Principal, Bernheimer Architecture, and author Kate Bernheimer (a brother and EXPLORE A Balance Nature And Architecture In Mexico City: The Swiss Residence By FHV And Blancasmoran In the upscale neighborhood of Lomas de Chapultepec, in northwest Mexico City, Swiss Studio Fruehauf, Henry & Viladoms (FHV) and local architects Blancasmoran have designed ‘Swiss Residence’—a minimalist urban retreat EXPLORE Nomo Studio Stone House in Menorca Style and Sustainability in Menorca Although a small island, thanks to its rich and varied history Menorca certainly outpunches its weight when it comes to impressive architecture. Located on a rocky hillside facing the north EXPLORE The Hotel Britomart by Cheshire Architects The Hotel Britomart by Cheshire Architects A stunning fusion of raw, natural beauty and modern, quirky aesthetics come together in the new architectural rendition down under. Cheshire Architects used local Kiwi materials and craftwork for the EXPLORE A Vision in the Desert Envisioned by New York architect Diana Kellogg, the ‘Rajkumari Ratnavati Girl’s School’ sits in the middle of the mystic Thar Desert in Rajasthan, India, an imponent oval sandstone structure that EXPLORE Rich Stapleton Photography International Design Forum7 Looking Through the Lens of Rich Stapleton Enjoy the visual richness and image mastery of British photographer Rich Stapleton, and his captivating fusion of sophisticated fashion editorials, minimal interiors, monochromatic portraiture, and still life photographs. Drawing much of EXPLORE Casa Azul in Portugal Connecting to the Earth in Casa Azul In Portugal’s Alentejo region, life proceeds at the pace of the wind, drawing travelers in search for a leisurely pace to a place adorned by compelling scenery—wheat fields, miles of EXPLORE Casa Q04L63 by Brazilian firm mf+arquitetos A Villa Full of Texture and Light by mf+arquitetos For our editors, an escape to nature is always welcome, and it’s with great pleasure that we present a breathtaking iteration of nature’s resources in this vacation home by Brazilian EXPLORE Our Favorite Pavilions from EXPO Dubai The pause on architectural tourism we travel lovers were forced to experience last year seems to be showing optimistic signs of change, as EXPO 2020 Dubai has debuted (in spite EXPLORE Pre-Columbian Totems Reimagined by Pedro Reyes Pre-Columbian Totems Reimagined by Pedro Reyes Inviting his audience to reflect on the social and historical complexities of his heritage, Mexican artist Pedro Reyes’ latest series is a collection of carved, totemic stone sculptures that reflect EXPLORE Immerse Yourself in NYC at the Summit One Vanderbilt’s Latest Observation Deck Immerse in NYC's Latest Observation Deck at the Summit One Vanderbilt New Yorkers can look forward to a breathtaking experience at the soon-to-be-opened Summit One Vanderbilt. The observation deck in Midtown Manhattan will feature levitation boxes and glass elevators. The 65,000 square EXPLORE Casa do Gerês creates a Striking Landmark on the hillsides of Portugal Architectural studio Carvalho Araújo designed the Casa do Gerês in the Caniçada Valley in Northern Portugal with its ideal placement, taking in the panoramic views of the sweeping landscape. Crafted from wood EXPLORE 90 year-old Airport is Transformed into a Different Kind of Runway Longhua Airport in the Xuhui riverfront area of Shanghai, has a history that spanned from being the first large-scale airport in China in 1917 to becoming one of the longest-servicing EXPLORE A Parisian Landmark is Getting a "Sustainable" Makeover Anne Hidaglo, mayor of the city of Paris, France has announced the city's plans of transforming the emblematic Champs-Élysées avenue into what she is referring to as "an extraordinary garden." EXPLORE From Barn and Chicken Coop to Polished and Elegant Pool House East of the Hudson River in New York lies the charming town of Millbrook. The award-winning architectural firm De-Spec had the task of completely renovating a dilapidated barn and chicken coop, EXPLORE Award-Winning Miami Beach Home Defies Limits Casa Mas is a testament that Miami's restrictive development codes and lot limitations cannot hold back an innovative designer from creating a spectacular piece of residential architecture. Doo Architecture, based EXPLORE The Power of the Bonsai Inspires This Museum Design Washington, D.C. is the home of the U.S. National Arboretum whose mission is to "enhance the economic, environmental, and aesthetic value of ornamental and landscape plants through long-term, multi-disciplinary research, EXPLORE

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