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Dome of Visions: Mobile Greenhouse Studio Boasts a Facade of CNC-Cut “Fish Scales” in Copenhagen

Dome of Visions: Mobile Greenhouse Studio Boasts a Facade of CNC-Cut “Fish Scales” in Copenhagen

The mobile Dome of Visions greenhouse studio and temporary cultural center has set off on a two-year tour of Denmark and its first stop until May is at Copenhagen harbor. Squeezed between Noma restaurant

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Mecanoo Breaks Ground on Multifunctional Cultural Center in Shenzhen

Mecanoo Breaks Ground on Multifunctional Cultural Center in Shenzhen

Winner of a design competition, the Shenzhen cultural center consists of four top-heavy volumes each clad in a reflective, red-tinted facade. A series of sheltered public spaces, which were created from

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Studio505′s Green-Roofed Phoenix Valley Achieves China’s Highest Rating in Sustainability

Studio505′s Green-Roofed Phoenix Valley Achieves China’s Highest Rating in Sustainability

Although the original competition brief proposed diverting an existing axial canal to a less prominent position on site, studio505 chose instead to integrate the waterway into the site plan as an active

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Beautiful Geometric Facade Protects King Fahad National Library from the Hot Saudi Sun

Beautiful Geometric Facade Protects King Fahad National Library from the Hot Saudi Sun

Originally constructed in the 1980s, the old library building consists of a cruciform frame built from reinforced concrete. To expand the library, Gerber Architekten created a cuboid structure to surround

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Green-Roofed Tignespace Athletic Center Reflects the Mountains of Southeast France

Green-Roofed Tignespace Athletic Center Reflects the Mountains of Southeast France

Tignespace was originally a gymnasium at the base of an apartment complex overlooking the lake. The gym was replaced with a new, high performance athletic center that will better meet the needs of the

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SANAA Wins Competition to Design the New Taichung City Cultural Center

SANAA Wins Competition to Design the New Taichung City Cultural Center

SANAA’s proposal was designed in collaboration with local Taiwanese studio Ricky Liu & Associates Architects + Planners. The project will play a pivotal role in mega-merging the skyscraping towers

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Dinkoff Architects Unveil Plans for Green-Roofed Solar-Powered Taichung Cultural Center

Dinkoff Architects Unveil Plans for Green-Roofed Solar-Powered Taichung Cultural Center

The project's green building strategy is centered around three components: a green roof, a solar power array, and the building’s elongated shape. A garden partly covers the roof of the library,

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Snohetta’s San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Expansion to Break Ground this Summer

Snohetta’s San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Expansion to Break Ground this Summer

The sloped expansion will be fifty feet higher than the neighboring Botta building and will be accessible from two sides, aligning with the new Transbay Transit Center under construction two blocks away

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Berlin’s KulturBraueri is a Cultural Center Transformed from a 19th Century Brewery

Berlin’s KulturBraueri is a Cultural Center Transformed from a 19th Century Brewery

The former brewery opened in 1878, an was in operation until 1974 before being shut down. Deemed a historical monument, the collection of industrial structures started its transformation into cultural

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Butterfly-Winged Wuxi Grand Theatre is a New Eco Cultural Landmark in China

Butterfly-Winged Wuxi Grand Theatre is a New Eco Cultural Landmark in China

Inspiration for the Wuxi Grand Theatre's design came from the butterfly as well as the old Chinese opera, Butterfly Lovers. The building's volume is that of a butterfly landing on water and features eight

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Berlin’s New PLATOON Kunsthalle is a Cargotecture Complex Made from 34 Stacked Shipping Containers

Berlin’s New PLATOON Kunsthalle is a Cargotecture Complex Made from 34 Stacked Shipping Containers

Conceived by cultural innovators PLATOON Berlin, the Kunstalle was created to bring art and culture events to the city's Mitte district. Built over the course of a few days with eight trucks, two cranes

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Europa City is a Massive Green-Roofed City of the Future for France

Europa City is a Massive Green-Roofed City of the Future for France

The massive culture, recreation, and retail center for Triangle de Gonesse, France is situated along the approach between the Charles de Gaule Airport in Roissy and Paris. Designed for an international

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Atelier-f Transforms Old Swill Military Bunker into a Vibrant Green-Roofed Cultural Center

Atelier-f Transforms Old Swill Military Bunker into a Vibrant Green-Roofed Cultural Center

Located within the gorgeous Swiss mountains near the Rhine Valley, Angebauter Tarnrucksack was empty and unused for years. Its solid concrete structure has been transformed and now features a modern

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BIG+FREAKS Unveil an Urban Living Room To Serve as MÉCA For Art in Bordeaux

BIG+FREAKS Unveil an Urban Living Room To Serve as MÉCA For Art in Bordeaux

Team BIG+FREAKS freearchitects recently were awarded first prize by the Regional Council of Bordeaux to design the new 12 000 m2 cultural center on the riverfront of Bordeaux, merging three cultural

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GMP Architekten Unveils Plans for Naturally Daylit Changzhou Culture Center

GMP Architekten Unveils Plans for Naturally Daylit Changzhou Culture Center

GMP Architekten recently won first prize in the international competition to build the culture center in the newly created Changzhou city center. The 350,000 sq meter project will be six times larger than

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Vennesla Library’s Ribbed Prefab Design Features Energy Efficient Strategies in Norway

Vennesla Library’s Ribbed Prefab Design Features Energy Efficient Strategies in Norway

Vennesla Library by Helen & Hard is also a community center that provides an important cultural space in the downtown area of Vennesla. Located facing an urban plaza with a large glass facade used for

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Granite Web: Diller Scofidio + Renfro Win Competition to Design New Green Park for Aberdeen, Scotland

Granite Web: Diller Scofidio + Renfro Win Competition to Design New Green Park for Aberdeen, Scotland

Diller Scofidio + Renfro beat out fierce competition to apply the same urban revitalization savvy to Aberdeen, Scotland as they did to New York's cherished High Line park. DS+ R went up against Foster +

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Brooks + Scarpa Unveil Airy Cloud-Like Renovation For the Kimball Art Center

Brooks + Scarpa Unveil Airy Cloud-Like Renovation For the Kimball Art Center

Yesterday we explored BIG's twisting timber tower for Park City's Kimball Art Center, and today we'll check out what Brooks + Scarpa has up its sleeve. The inspiration for the Kimball Cloud came directly

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Moshe Safdie-Designed Khalsa Heritage Centre is Inaugurated in India Today

Moshe Safdie-Designed Khalsa Heritage Centre is Inaugurated in India Today

The new cultural centre is located in the capital city of the Punjab state and is situated on a 75-acre site overlooking the town. Divided into two sections that straddle a ravine, the memorial is joined

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Ultra Modern Turkish Cultural Center is Contained Within a Massive Metal Box

Ultra Modern Turkish Cultural Center is Contained Within a Massive Metal Box

Yalova, which is located on the Sea of Marmara, is an industrial city and is gritty and maybe even a little rough. The cultural center resembles the tough, industrial outer shell of the city, and contains

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Guardia Civil Quarters in Algueña Transformed into a Shimmering Cultural Center

Guardia Civil Quarters in Algueña Transformed into a Shimmering Cultural Center

The original checkpoint building was upgraded with a new minimalist modern addition. The expansive façade of the new structure is covered with iridescent ceramic tiles. The square pattern changes with

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Renzo Piano Unveils Green-Roofed Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center for Athens

Renzo Piano Unveils Green-Roofed Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center for Athens

The cultural center has been in the works since 2009, but the final plans were only just revealed at the end of June. The SNFCC overlooks the Athens' waterfront and will house a new opera house for the

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Dramatically Daylit Kansas City Kauffman Center By Moshe Safdie Now Complete

Dramatically Daylit Kansas City Kauffman Center By Moshe Safdie Now Complete

The arts center includes three different structures - a proscenium theater, a concert hall and a banquet hall - all lined up to face the south. A large glazed foyer serves the two large halls, providing a

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Mosque for All: BIG Wins Competition To Design Inside-Out Albanian Cultural Center

Mosque for All: BIG Wins Competition To Design Inside-Out Albanian Cultural Center

Albania sits at the crossroads of three major religions: Islam, Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity, and two new churches were recently completed for the later religions. So in order to promote

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Spanish Train Station Renovated Into A Green-Roofed Youth & Public Art Center

Spanish Train Station Renovated Into A Green-Roofed Youth & Public Art Center

The site of the train station was owned and operated by the Ferrocarriles de Vía Estrecha (FEVE light rail line), but the station had fallen into disuse. Since it's located in a very busy part of the

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Metropol Parasol: The World’s Largest Wooden Structure Opens in Seville

Metropol Parasol: The World’s Largest Wooden Structure Opens in Seville

Photo © Fernando Alda Jurgen Mayer H. Architects goal with Metropol Parasol's neutral tone was to help harmonize the stark contrast of the ultra-modern structure with the medieval surroundings of

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Former Coal Mine Transformed Into a Shining Cultural Center In Belgium

Former Coal Mine Transformed Into a Shining Cultural Center In Belgium

The original red brick power plant has been updated with two concrete additions, and what used to be the mine's "nerve center" is now the heart of the C-MINE cultural center. The compressor hall, lift

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Arch Group Unveils Kremlin-Esque Green Orthodox Church In The Shadow Of The Eiffel Tower

Arch Group Unveils Kremlin-Esque Green Orthodox Church In The Shadow Of The Eiffel Tower

The complex's most prominent feature is the sprawling garden. Three existing trees, representing the holy trinity, will be joined by a series of birch, spruce, maple, lime, and ash trees to create a

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This Ginormous Orange Cube is an Architecture + Design Showroom In Lyon

This Ginormous Orange Cube is an Architecture + Design Showroom In Lyon

The building serves as the headquarters for the Cardinal Group, a real estate development firm, as well as the Design Showroom RBC. The intention of the project was to combine a showroom dedicated to the

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Urban Forest Cultural Center Unveiled for Korea

Urban Forest Cultural Center Unveiled for Korea

The form of the building was adapted from a square volume, with sheared levels and holes replaced with green spaces. These green spaces are exposed to the outdoors and create an open circulation plan

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