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SQUAT, PARASITE OR GUERILLA ARCHITECTURE?

Pocket of Active Resistance, a new vision to utilize the open space of the famous Arche de la Defense building in Paris, France, has been unveiled by Parisian architect, Stéphane Malka. The architect describes the project as: “… a modular complex providing an alternative to the defiant lifestyle, by positioning itself in a permanent state [...]

WORLD'S TALLEST TENT OPENED IN ASTANA

The Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center in Astana, Kazakhstan, was officially opened last night in the presence of local and foreign heads of state in a grand ceremony, with a performance by the Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.

The 50 story (500 feet) tall tent is the world’s tallest tensile structure. It contains entertainment, leisure and event facilities, [...]

VISION OF A FUTURE LIBRARY

The above rendering of a new wing of the Public Library of Stockholm is quite striking. The rendering was created by Armel Neouze, Jacques Gelez and Olivier Charles from the Architecture School of Paris La [...]

GUADALAJARA TO GET GUGGENHEIM REPLACEMENT

Guadalajara, Mexico lost its long planned Guggenheim Museum. But yesterday the state of Jalisco, Mexico reacted to the loss by announcing the creation of a Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in [...]

DUBAI FALLS DOWN FROM THE STRATOSPHERE

So the bubble has finally burst; the seemingly never ending boom phenomenon Dubai has finally gone bust. We wonder what will happen to so many of the projects that are still awaiting [...]

HELSINKI WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL 2012

The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) has appointed Helsinki, Finland to be the World Design Capital™ (WDC) 2012. [...]

FUSION OF ORIGAMI AND ARCHITECTURE

The prize awarded Klein Bottle House reminds more of origami art than traditional architecture. Strikingly interesting shapes have been created by disposing of conventional orthogonal rules and embracing mathematical formulas [...]

MEXICO CELEBRATES DAY OF THE DEAD

Dead people are considered taboo or at least something macabre in many parts of the world. Not so in Mexico where they are being celebrated today. [...]

TRAILER LIVING IN STYLE

Living in a trailer no longer means that you could not live in style. Belgian architect Axel Enthoven has designed a trailer inspired by the Sydney Opera [...]

WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE OPENS IN DALLAS

The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House opens in Dallas today. The complex has been designed by the London based architects Foster+Partners together with co-architects [...]