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Concrete screen shades basketball court at BP Arquitectura’s Casa Mq2 in Córdoba

January 20, 2019 Eleanor Gibson 0
Casa Mq2 by BP Arquitectura

Stone patios and gravel terraces slot in between the monolithic concrete blocks that make up this Argentinian house designed by BP Arquitectura. Two concrete volumes are stepped on top of one another to form the 626-square-metre Casa Mq2, which is located on a sloped site in Mendiolaza – a city close to Córdoba. The upper block is

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Frank Gehry granted restraining order against harasser

January 14, 2019 Eleanor Gibson 0
Portrait of Frank Gehry

A judge has awarded Frank Gehry a restraining order against a man who sent the architect death threats by email and repeatedly asked for employment. Gehry was granted the restraining order at a court hearing held on 11 January 2019, the Blast reported. According to the news outlet, which obtained documents about the case in December

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Wooden boxes house bathroom facilities at Le Whit’s Pioneer Square Loft in Seattle

January 13, 2019 Eleanor Gibson 0
Pioneer Square Loft renovation by Le Whit

A blackened-wood sauna is among the tiny wooden volumes that wrap around the open-plan living area of this apartment in Seattle, which was renovated by US studio Le Whit. The overhauled 850-square-foot (79-square-foot), single-storey condominium is the second home of a technology entrepreneur, who grew up in Seattle but is now is primarily based in

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Steel-slat prototype for Trump’s Mexican border wall can be sliced by saw

January 11, 2019 Eleanor Gibson 0
Steel-slat Mexican border prototype sliced by saw

A prototype of the “beautiful” Steel Slat Barrier that Donald Trump plans to build along the US border with Mexico can be cut using a saw, leaked imagery reveals. US television network NBC published a photograph showing a large hole cut out of a slatted steelwork prototype – an early version of the barrier that Trump

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Fraying grass roof tops Mil Centro restaurant in Peru’s historical Sacred Valley

January 10, 2019 Eleanor Gibson 0
Mill Centro restaurant by Estudio Rafael Freyre

This Peruvian restaurant, which overlooks an archaeological site, was designed by Lima-based Estudio Rafael Freyre as a laboratory and hub for experiments in local gastronomy. To create Mil Centro, Estudio Rafael Freyre overhauled a building in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, located in Peru’s Andean highlands. Twenty-three miles from the city of Cuzco, this

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Mexico City’s “modernist haven” UNAM captured in photos by Jazzy Li

January 8, 2019 Eleanor Gibson 0

Despite decayed masonry and worn concrete, Mexico City’s mid-century university campus is still abuzz with student life according to photographer Yueqi Jazzy Li, who has documented the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site in this set of photos. Li took the photos of The Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) during a holiday in

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Robert McKinley renovates 1930s motor lodge into minimal retreat in Laguna Beach

January 5, 2019 Eleanor Gibson 0
Hotel Joaquin by Studio Robert McKinley

Studio Robert McKinley has transformed a motor lodge into the minimal and rustic Hotel Joaquin, providing an escape in Orange County, California. Located a short walk away from the Pacific Ocean in the small coastal city of Laguna Beach, the 1930s motor lodge has been reconfigured to make the most the views to the waters.

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US pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020 to include hyperloop simulator

January 3, 2019 Eleanor Gibson 0
Pavilion USA 2020 for Dubai Expo 2020 by Fentress Architects
Pavilion USA 2020 for Dubai Expo 2020 by Fentress Architects

American firm Fentress Architects has unveiled its design for the US Pavilion at the Dubai Expo 2020, which will enable visitors to virtually take a ride in Virgin Hyperloop One. Fentress Architects’ cylindrical Pavilion USA 2020 aims to celebrate the United States as an “an open, accessible country”, focusing on its impact on global mobility.

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