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Peter Zumthor

Haldenstein, Switzerland
born 1943, Basel

Peter Zumthor (born April 26th, 1943 in Basel) is a Swiss architect and Pritzker Prize winner. Zumthor has practiced in the out-of-the-way mountain village of Haldenstein, Switzerland, since 1979. He is not well known to the public, but he is something of a cult figure among architects. He has a..

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The project is based on a attentive reading of the life of a very specific kind of community, a sort of a micro-society with its own rules. It is a program, somewhere in between a hotel and a hospital, that seeks to comprehend and reinterpret the combination social/private, answering to the needs..

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Claus en Kaan Architecten

Amsterdam, Netherlands
est. 1998, Amsterdam

Claus en Kaan Architecten was founded in 1988 by Felix Claus and Kees Kaan. The practice has a staff of 60 well-skilled professionals of various nationalities, based in offices located in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


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A new building was constructed for a crematorium in the Belgian town of St. Niklaas, it was designed by Claus en Caan Architecten in 2009. The design aesthetic is pared back and minimalist in its approach, achieving a calm environment for the buildings intended use.

The cemetery is located on..

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Loja Botanica

Brumadinho, Brazil
by Rizoma

The Loja Botanica is a plant shop located inside the Museum at Inhotim in Brazil. The design of the shop was inspired by an original desk which use has been transformed.

The shop is a new construction and has newly opened, it is composed of three pieces of concrete: the first two are the..

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Caramel Architekten

Vienna, Austria
est. 2002, Vienna

A new challenge every time – each project is a new challenge – this is our motto at Caramel architects.

Caramel relies on its successful participation in international architecture competitions and is often awarded contracts and commissions – including its most recent construction projects.
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In its design for the housing project CJ5, Caramel tackles the question of sustainable urban density on the outskirts of Vienna. Building heights of between 4.5 and 7.5 meters are permitted for the type of building prevailing there, which allows for the construction of estates of two-store..

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Valle de Bravo, Mexico
by Parque Humano

Pabellon en Lamina is a space which combines the provision of temporary shelter with an inducement to participate in specific acts of memory, contemplation, and philosophical speculation; as well as a place for retreat and meditation. It is related to the process of creating philosophical works,..

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Caminha Apartment

Caminha, Portugal
by Tiago do Vale

A Graphical Refurbishment by the Sea. Built in the 80’s, this apartment was in dire need of refurbishment. Both its infrastructures and organization were dated, so the intention was to make the most of its potentialities while bringing its living experience to contemporary standards. With just..

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Kandalama Hotel

Dambulla, Sri Lanka
by Geoffrey Bawa

The Kandalama Hotel was constructed on the outskirts of Dambulla, Sri Lanka. The hotel was commissioned by the Aitken Spence Hotel Group to accommodate tourists visiting the nearby city of Sigiriya. Though Aitken Spence originally intended to build the hotel adjacent to Sigiriya, Bawa insisted..

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De Soysa House

Colombo, Sri Lanka
by Geoffrey Bawa

Cecil and Chloé de Soysa commissioned long-time friend and architect Geoffrey Bawa to design a house for them in Colombo in 1985. They partitioned a property that they had long owned in the city into smaller plots for themselves and their daughters. The project took several years to complete, as..

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John Pawson

London, United Kingdom
born 1949, Halifax

John Pawson is a British architectural designer whose work is known for its minimalist aesthetic. He was born in Halifax, Yorkshire. Coming from a wealthy family, he was schooled at Eton. After a period in the family textile business Pawson left to Tokyo, where he visited the studio of Japanese..

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Wiel Arets

Amsterdam, Netherlands
born 1955, Heerlen

Wiel Arets is a Dutch architect, architectural theorist, urbanist, industrial designer and the former Dean of the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Previously was he the Professor of Building Planning and Design at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK)..

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The house was built on land that was formerly farmland, with a good view over the Atlantic Ocean in a small town in northern Portugal, Moledo do Minho, belonging to the municipality of Caminha. To Souto de Moura, site characteristics are more important than the customer’s requirements, especially..

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