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The Broad Museum: A Vault with a Veil in Downtown Los Angeles by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

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Where does one start when looking to put up a cultural building next to Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles? Like Philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad of…

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The Expo ’98 Portuguese National Pavilion by Álvaro Siza Commemorates Centuries of Exploration

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The Expo ’98 Portuguese National Pavilion is a monumental piece of architecture, imposing itself like a sculpture of stature on the banks of the Tagus River in Lisbon, Portugal. Designed…

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VIA 57 West: Bjarke Ingel’s Residential “Court-Scraper” in Downtown Manhattan

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Via 57 West is set to be BIG’s inaugural project in New York. As a hybrid between the European perimeter block and a traditional Manhattan high-rise, the development has a unique shape…

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National Museum of Qatar by Jean Nouvel: Monumental Play with Interlocking Discs

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Monumental architecture is a constantly evolving domain. Fresh designs take such incredibly unexpected directions, showcasing great strides in concept exploration. In Doha Corniche, the prominent National Museum of Qatar arises…

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Tudor Apartments: A Contemporary Swahili Residential Gem by Urko Sanchez Architects

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Tudor Apartments is a high-rise residential project consisting of 14 intimate apartments in Tudor Creek, Mombasa. Enveloped in a mashrabiya structural shell, the building is distinctive in its creative design…

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Tverrfjellhytta: Snøhetta’s Striking Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion in Hjerkinn

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Forming a barrier between the northern and southern parts of Norway is Dovrefjell – a scenic mountain range that holds an indispensable place in Norwegian consciousness. It is here, at Hjerkinn,…

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1111 Lincoln Road: A Car Park with a Soul by Herzog & de Meuron

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At Lincoln Road, Robert Wennett, a private real estate developer and art collector, had the desire to solve a critical urban problem in Miami Beach – parking. Having 20 years worth of…

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Galaxy SOHO: A Stunning Urban Landscape by Zaha Hadid Architects

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At the heart of Beijing, four volumes coalesce to create an internal world of flowing open spaces – a reinterpretation of the classic Chinese courtyard that succeeds in imbuing an immersive…

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Nadir Afonso Contemporary Art Museum by Álvaro Siza Vieira: A Geometric Exploration into Mathematical Art

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Nadir Afonso, an artist of Portuguese descent, was famously known for his geometric-based aesthetics in his paintings and art pieces. Most of them are now displayed in great museums around…

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Mexico’s Torre Reforma by LBR + A is A Sharp Convergence of Two Concrete Facades

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Overlooking the 686-hectare Chapultepec Park is a three-sided 57-storey skyscraper situated on Paseo de la Reforma Avenue in Mexico City. Around it, a metropolitan bursting with growth and a lot…

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