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Ata, applied?
Nature does not remain nature

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White Cube?

White Cube?
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Cantina Florio

Cantina Florio
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A Perfect Ensemble

A Perfect Ensemble
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Place for religious encounters

Place for religious encounters
Bonn-based Martini Architekten has transformed the new Domforum in Cologne into a white contemporary space.

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Frost patterns

Frost patterns
The texture of the glass used for the façade on the ‘Nordwesthaus' building, which was designed by the architects Baumschlager und Eberle, is totally irregular and reminiscent of frozen water.
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Metamorphosis of the facade

Metamorphosis of the facade
Tecu Brass is an alloy made of copper and tin. The originally reddish/golden brown color of the material changes in the course of time and if exposed to the weather - into a dark brow and anthracite gray surface.

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LED moves to Neuschwanstein

LED moves to Neuschwanstein
The world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle now boasts a new LED lighting system.

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Red, redder, reddest

Red, redder, reddest
This year - the fortieth anniversary of the Serpentine Gallery - the pavilion installation by the same name was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel.

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Heart in Detail

Heart in Detail
The Herning Museum of Contemporary Art in Denmark, known in short as the "heart", is more than just a showplace for contemporary art. As a center of the cultures it unites exhibition rooms with nothing less than a concert hall, a library, an open-air stage and a café.
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The kettle of innovation

The kettle of innovation
The environmentally innovative wood plastic composite UPM ProFi creates a visually unique marble white facade for the ‘Giant´s Kettle' the Finnish Pavilion at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.
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At one with Carrara and Palladium

At one with Carrara and Palladium
A new congress center has opened in the Uzbek capital Tashkent. The mineral material Corian® was the primary material used for the wall cladding in the auditorium.
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When Architecture becomes Invisible

by Thomas Wagner

When Architecture becomes Invisible
Today, architecture has a close kinship with the atmospheric environment. Although systems exhibiting a light-handed approach to technical sophistication are considerably less spectacular in terms of their metaphoric qualities than are domed cities or adventure installations made of nothing but atomized water, they make direct use of the effect and the experience of space. It is surely no accident that in doing so, many new systems strive for climatic and aesthetic efficiency.
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The Pure

The Pure
Small, black, multifunctional: The "la candida" community center in Buenos Aires uses a butterfly roof to expand the glazed wall areas and thus brings the garden into the house.
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The Discrete Charm of Hidden Qualities

by Thomas Wagner

The Discrete Charm of Hidden Qualities
Whether the objective is improving the acoustics of a room, cooling it or heating it, today there are technical solutions that accomplish the desired results without attracting attention to themselves and aesthetically overburdening a space.
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A museum - Sergei Tchoban 1/3

A museum - Sergei Tchoban 1/3
Sergei Tchoban is an outstanding architect, and the same applies to his drawing talents. The German architect with Russian roots has provided three drawings to enrich our thematic block on "Invisibility - Out of Sight" and in so doing offered a completely new perspective on the theme.
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A golden veil for the synagogue

A golden veil for the synagogue
The expressive architecture of the new synagogue in Munich is characterized by two stacked cubes: a massive, temple-like rock base with a filigree glass construction on top clad in a bronze-colored translucent woven metallic veil.

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An architectural answer to integrating people

An architectural answer to integrating people
The KBcenter is a new space for cultural and social interaction dedicated to the Slovenian community in Gorizia and planned by Trieste placed architectural office Walritsch a+u.

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Sustainable CAOS

Sustainable CAOS

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Tetris on Spanish markets

Tetris on Spanish markets
Intending to revitalize the "Santa-Caterina" public market square in Barcelona Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue of EMBT Arquitectes designed a new roof for the market hall, which dates from 1848 and is located on the square.
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The brick avant-garde

The brick avant-garde
The KolumbaTM brick was developed in collaboration with Swiss architect Peter Zumthor for the new Kolumba museum building in Cologne. It is a handcrafted coal-fired brick.

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The complex requirements for museum glazing

The complex requirements for museum glazing
In museum buildings, it is customary to use clear glass that is very low in iron oxide to make certain that the art works are illuminated by a light of unadulterated color. This is also the case at Brandhorst Museum in Munich the architectural studio Sauerbruch Hutton designed as a museum that relied purely on daylight.
Ressource Africa
Here come the Finns!

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Galeria Nedbalka

Galeria Nedbalka
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Theatre for a year

Theatre for a year
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Riding on the Biarritz wave

Riding on the Biarritz wave
With "Cité de l'Océan et du Surf" the city of Biarritz has devoted a museum of oceanography and the history of surfing to its water and wave enthusiasts.

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Prisms on the ceiling

Prisms on the ceiling
In order to create an elaborate suspended ceiling when renovating the Collegiate Church in Stuttgart, architect Bernhard Hirche employed high-quality stainless steel components.

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Metropol Parasol

Metropol Parasol
Recently a celebration was held to mark the partial completion of the Metropol Parasol project. Festivities began with the opening of the market hall. Full completion of the project is planned for March/April 2011.
A coffered facade covering 9, 000 square meters
The facade of the Uppsala Concert and Congress Hall consists of a variation of vertical, slightly bent coffers, which interact to create the appearance of large, split crystal.
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Stonehenge of the oceans

Stonehenge of the oceans
In spring 2010, Henning Larsen's architecture studio in Copenhagen won the competition to design the Batumi Aquarium on the Black Sea. The design plays with images of nature, water and transformation.
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Translucent, folded and perforated

Translucent, folded and perforated
Architects Diane Heirend & Philippe Schmit's expansion of the Luxembourg art gallery in the Villa Vauban adds a metal-clad annex.

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An iceberg of marble, glass and metal

An iceberg of marble, glass and metal
Alongside Holmenkollen, Oslo Opera House on Oslo fjord is one of the landmarks of Norway's capital and is even considered a national symbol.
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The Kirnu Concept

The Kirnu Concept
The Finnish pavilion at this year's Expo in Shanghai shows how you can forge an overall concept from symbols of fish scales, stones, a view of the Nordic skies, dew, water and wood.
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Rural urban interaction – the harmonious interaction between town and country

Rural urban interaction – the harmonious interaction between town and country
The Swiss Pavilion at this year's Expo in Shanghai embodies the symbiosis between town and country. It presents itself as a hybrid structure comprising technology and nature, which combines the city and the country and keeps them in balance. Furthermore, an interactive, intelligent façade system playfully demonstrates just how much unused energy surrounds us everywhere.

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Strata of the city - Sergei Tchoban 3/3

Strata of the city - Sergei Tchoban 3/3
Sergei Tchoban is an outstanding architect, and the same applies to his drawing talents. The German architect with Russian roots has provided three drawings to enrich our thematic block on "Invisibility - Out of Sight" and in so doing offered a completely new perspective on the theme.
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Given flowing form

by Patrick Barton

Given flowing form
How Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa open out their buildings.
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The Second Life - Sergei Tchoban 2/3

The Second Life - Sergei Tchoban 2/3
Sergei Tchoban is an outstanding architect, and the same applies to his drawing talents. The German architect with Russian roots has provided three drawings to enrich our thematic block on "Invisibility - Out of Sight" and in so doing offered a completely new perspective on the theme.
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How to see that we cannot see

by Thomas Wagner

How to see that we cannot see
Architecture and the aesthetics of architecture move on rapidly. That said, it is not only the architects who design a building that are involved in this process but also the architecture systems and products that allow them to realize innovative architectural solutions. In the coming weeks, in our focal topic "Invisibility - Out of Sight", we will be presenting a number of these innovative solutions to you. To begin with, we would like to take a look at whether and to what extent we can trust our perception.
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Water as the dominant theme

Water as the dominant theme
The new Convention Center in Zaragoza takes up the theme of "water" by creating the impression of a water surface in motion.
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Fusionopolis. A vertical city made of glass

Fusionopolis. A vertical city made of glass
The new science centre in Singapore, with all the amenities of a modern city, is growing in two phases. Fusionopolis, the research and development centre.

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The Kunstgalerie’s tentacles

The Kunstgalerie’s tentacles
The façade of Uetikon's Kunstgalerie is resplendent with huge concrete suction caps that hug the building as if they were the tentacles of a giant octopus. Emulating the shape of the suction pads,...
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An orange-colored temptress

An orange-colored temptress
The body, with its prismatic folds, is extremely colorful - with its bright orange, and in places yellow and red, it tempts visitors to step inside.

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Like a large, abstract painting

Like a large, abstract painting
Of coloured tonalities, material layerings and visual impressions of oscillation.
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Anatomy of a green façade

Anatomy of a green façade
For more than 40 years, botanist Patrick Blanc has been developing the "mur végétal". It seems that the time has come to pay tribute to his wide-ranging work.

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Weather-beaten windmills

Weather-beaten windmills
Never before had so much copper been used for the outer surface of a building: 428 tons in 7,200 plates with 1,500,000 embossings and perforations.
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