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The Boa Nova Tea House

Leça da Palmeira, Portugal
by Alvaro Siza

The Boa Nova Tea House is one of Siza's earliest commissions. Fernando Tavora had won the competition for the project and passed it onto Alvaro Siza. The house is located close to Siza's home town and is connected to the nature due to the architect's intimate familiarity with the landscape. This..

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The Lisbon Civil Courts building, designed by Januário Godinho and João Andresen, represents a break with tradition, as it adopts a modernist language of great conceptual originality. Its urban setting, volume, expression and functionality, together with the new materials used in its..

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Walter Gropius House

Berlin, Germany
by Jean Fletcher, ...

The Walter Gropius House is a residential building with nine floors and 66 apartments at the Händelallee 1-9 in Berlin Hansaviertel, bordering its central Grosser Tiergarten park. It was designed by Walter Gropius and The Architects Collaborative - TAC (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) in..

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No Man's Land

Terrestrial triangle, Perú -, Chile
by José Tomás Pérez Valle

Using the triangular coordinates of a longstanding territorial dispute between Chile and Perú, "No-man’s-Land" explores the subtraction of territory as a subversion of the current politicize rhetoric towards the possibility of re-think border condition.

The project’s starting point was the..

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The Invisible Blanket

New York City, USA
by Bika Rebek, ...

New York City is a place to see and be seen. The average pedestrian in downtown manhattan is recorded by 78 cameras per minute. The surface of rooftops have become an escape from busy street life; up in the sky people congregate to be elevated above ordinary surveillance. Paradoxically this space..

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Ruincarnations

Ljubljana-Belgrade-Zagreb-Kiev-Rome-Wroclaw, Slovenia
by Miloš Kosec

The post-industrial age rediscovered the fascination with ruins: from shabby chic to ruin-porn, the imprint of decay on repetitive standardized production serves as a trigger of commodification. The project of Ruincarnations counters existing ruin-porn imagery and fetishizations of decay with..

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Activate Modern Ruins

London, United Kingdom
by Dimitris Grozopoulos, ...

Activate Modern Ruins is an on-going investigation of declining infrastructures, abandoned buildings and cities through photographic documentation, theoretical texts and speculative projects. The notion of ‘ruin’ has changed dramatically over the last ten years. We consider ‘modern ruins’ as the..

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This project embraces the challenge of taking care of the older city. Today, all the European countries are facing this problem. However, the approach is yet done with outdated logics and urban tools. An expansion of the rehabilitation protocol will be achieved understanding that reproducing..

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