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Working with Refugee Housing and the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), the IKEA Foundation has funded the development and manufacturing of a new modular shelter to be used in refugee camps.

Refugee Housing and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Innovation team have been..

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Mbera Refugee Camp, Mauritania
by FAREstudio

Mbera Camp is located in the southeast corner of Mauritania (50km from Malian border) and gives hospitality to refugees escaped from Mali after the 2012 crisis. In February 2014 the number of refugees is over 80,000. The alternative to transitional shelter is much more durable than the original..

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Barbican Estate

London, United Kingdom
by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon

The estate was built between 1965 and 1976, on a 35-acre (140,000 m2) site that was bombed in World War II.The complex was designed by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, whose first work was the earlier, ground-breaking Golden Lane Estate immediately North of Barbican. The estate of 40 acres..

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The British Embassy in Rome was designed by Sir Basil Spence which replaced a building that had been severely damaged in a terrorist attack in 1946. The building was inaugurated in September 1968 while the chancery was officially opened in September 1971.

The Embassy is a two-storey, square..

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Planned and constructed for the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, the buildings and facilities of the Olympic Village were to be used intensively after the end of the Games themselves. The village was intended to serve as a residential complex after the Olympics and a showcase for modern forms of..

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Welbeck Street Car Park

London, United Kingdom
by Michael Blampied

In the 1960s Debenhams department stores planned a new, flagship store on London’s Oxford Street. Westminster Council’s planning regulations at that time required such schemes to provide parking facilities, hence, a car park was commissioned behind the new shop and opposite the head offices,..

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City Hall Chemnitz

Chemnitz, Germany
by Rudolf Weißer, ...

The Congress Hall (Stadthalle) in Chemnitz was built in the former German Democratic Republic, when the city had the eloquently socialist name of "Karl-Marx-Stadt". Moreover, a famous gigantic statue of Marx (the second largest bust in the world) realized by the Russian sculptor Lev Kerbel is..

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Les Choux de Créteil (aka the cabbages), designed by Gérard Grandval is a residential development located in Creteil, a commune in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. The complex which consists of ten towers (each fifteen stories high) was built in the early 70s as an experimental..

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