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Notre Dame Is at Risk of Further Collapse as a Heatwave in Paris Lifts Temperatures to Record Levels | artnet News

The chief architect behind the restoration of Notre Dame is worried that the heatwave may cause the cathedral’s vaults to cave in.   The chief architect of the operation to restore Notre Dame is anxious that a record heatwave in … Continue reading

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Hobbit homes in Italy? Not quite, but just as charming – National Geographic

Head to Puglia to tour trulli, traditional dwellings with a fascinating history. Drive around the Itria Valley in southeastern Italy and you’ll discover houses straight out of a fairy tale. Of diminutive size and topped by conical roofs made of … Continue reading

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A Partially Submerged Train Car Provides a Dramatic Entrance to Frankfurt’s Bockenheimer Warte Subway Station

Subway stations are typically just a means to an end, simple structures that allow a large overflow of commuters to enter and exit at will. It is less common for the design to be a destination in itself, like the … Continue reading

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Found Domestic Furniture Transformed Into Raw Architectural Models by Ted Lott

Sculptor Ted Lott builds wooden artworks based on one of human beings’ most fundamental requirements, exploring the different ways in which we’ve devised shelter as a product of the industrial revolution. Lott examines modern architecture at its core by building … Continue reading

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Step Inside the Lavish Architecture of Gaudí’s Casa Vicens – Colossal Submissions

Architectural photographer David Cardelús recently completed an assignment for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Casa Vicens. In the grand tradition of ornate “cottages” commissioned by society’s upper class, the 1880’s home was designed and built by Antoni Gaudí for … Continue reading

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Stylish Curved Cabin Blends Modernity with Surrounding Nature

Would you spend the night in this cabin? French design studio Lumicene specializes in creating spaces that merge indoor living with nature. Its latest project, LUMIPOD, is a tiny 183-square-foot circular prefab cabin that’s built around the company’s signature, sliding, curved glass windows. … Continue reading

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A Geological Landmark’s Phosphorescent Glow Inspires the National Museum of Qatar’s Cavernous Gift Shop

Patches of natural and artificial light highlight the curved layers of the National Museum of Qatar’s recently completed gift shop. The massive undulating walls were constructed from over 40,000 pieces of timber that tower high above visitors’ heads and imitate the … Continue reading

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Jewel Changi Airport by Safdie Architects is Completed

The new central connector between the existing airport terminals at Singapore Changi Airport is set to open on April 17, 2019. The 10-story Jewel Changi by Safdie Architects is a mixed-use development with the world’s tallest indoor waterfall as its … Continue reading

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Bauhaus movement: why a Google Doodle celebrates the 100th anniversary of the German art school – iNews

David Hughes 11 minsFriday April 12th 2019 The animated Google Doodle marking the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus (Google) The birth of Bauhaus The Staatliches Bauhaus (which literally translates as “building house”) was opened in 1919 by the German architect Walter … Continue reading

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Snøhetta Completes Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant in Norway

Architecture and design studio Snøhetta has completed Under, Europe’s first underwater restaurant located in Lindesnes, Norway. The restaurant, which seats up to 40 people, has a huge panoramic window so visitors can watch marine life while they dine. It also … Continue reading

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