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San Antonio “Ghost Buildings” Renovated into Beautiful Mixed-Use Project by Lake|Flato Architects

San Antonio “Ghost Buildings” Renovated into Beautiful Mixed-Use Project by Lake|Flato Architects

Vacant since 2004, these heavily vandalized buildings had become a local “ghost town” full of transients and ripe with crime. The property was auctioned to new owners recently and developers AREA Real

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Old Shoe Factory Converted Into Bright & Colorful Architecture Research Center in Cyprus

Old Shoe Factory Converted Into Bright & Colorful Architecture Research Center in Cyprus

The design for the new education building was largely determined by the needs of the architecture department, the restrictions of the existing structure, and the tight budget of the university. One of the

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Green-Roofed Thurrock Workshop Builds Stage Sets For London’s Royal Opera House

Green-Roofed Thurrock Workshop Builds Stage Sets For London’s Royal Opera House

In 2007, the Royal Opera House appointed Nicholas Hare Architects to design a new production workshop for set construction and fabrication at a new site in Purfleet Essex. Inside the large warehouse-style

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The SunCarrier Omega Building is India’s First Net-Zero Energy Commercial Building

The SunCarrier Omega Building is India’s First Net-Zero Energy Commercial Building

Located in the city of Bhopal, the SunCarrier Omega Building is the first net-zero energy building in India. The building features sun-tracking solar photovoltaic generators integrated with large

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Foster + Partners Breaks Ground on Green-Roofed Hongqiao Vantone SunnyWorld Centre in Shanghai

Foster + Partners Breaks Ground on Green-Roofed Hongqiao Vantone SunnyWorld Centre in Shanghai

Construction is officially underway on Foster + Partners' sustainable masterplan for the Hongqiao Vantone SunnyWorld Centre, a sustainable mixed-use development in the heart of the Shanghai Hongqiao

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Daylit Maritime & Beachcombers Museum Opens in The Netherlands

Daylit Maritime & Beachcombers Museum Opens in The Netherlands

The island of Texel was once a popular holdover spot for the Dutch East India Company on their way out of Amsterdam before setting sail. Ships would anchor near here to wait for good weather and work on

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Louvered LAM Café is a Gorgeous Naturally Daylit Coffee House in Vietnam

Louvered LAM Café is a Gorgeous Naturally Daylit Coffee House in Vietnam

LAM means louvers in english, and this building method was chosen for a number of reasons. First, construction needed to be completed quickly, and this modular method allowed the owners to get a building

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Translucent Watercolor Roof Protects Swiss Abbey & Archaeology Site From Rockfall

Translucent Watercolor Roof Protects Swiss Abbey & Archaeology Site From Rockfall

The abbey of St. Maurice was built almost 1500 years ago and is situated against a cliff on the road between Geneva and the Simplon Pass. Likely, the cliffside location was chosen because it could be

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Rio Roca Ranch Chapel is an Ethereal Wooden Church Filled with Air and Light

Rio Roca Ranch Chapel is an Ethereal Wooden Church Filled with Air and Light

Completed in 2010, the 1,080 sq ft chapel is a private facility and can be used for cultural, artistic and spiritual enrichment for up to 50 people. The organic structure is built from limestone, steel

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Green Roofed Urrezkoenea House Melts Into the Spanish Coastline

Green Roofed Urrezkoenea House Melts Into the Spanish Coastline

Nestled along the Cantabric Coast of Spain, the Urrezkoenea House, makes light of the stormy and steep landscape. Architect Peña Ganchegui’s design takes an unusual approach to maximize daylight while

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Hong Kong Transportation Hub Actually Improves Air Quality

Hong Kong Transportation Hub Actually Improves Air Quality

“Under the Same Roof” is an exciting new design for the Hong Kong Boundary Crossings Facility (HKBCF) that will be located on an artificial island in the Pearl River Delta in Hong Kong.

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Médiacité: A New Sustainable Shopping Center For Liège Belgium

Médiacité: A New Sustainable Shopping Center For Liège Belgium

Later this month, Médiacité, a new shopping and entertainment center with some exciting green features will open up in the center of Liège, Belgium. Located nearby the new train station, Gare des

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ACME United Nations Memorial Space Inspired by Cells

ACME United Nations Memorial Space Inspired by Cells

A recent competition earlier in 2009 held by the city of Chungju in South Korea made a call for a memorial space in the city's United Nations Peace Park. Coming in at 3rd place was London-based firm ACME

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STEVEN HOLLS’S HERNING CENTER OF THE ARTS

STEVEN HOLLS’S HERNING CENTER OF THE ARTS

A few days ago we got word that the Herning Center of the Arts building, designed by Steven Holl, broke ground in Denmark. As with other projects by Holl, this building is a playful combination of light,

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