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The construction material of the future
The construction material of the future
by Ronny Eckert | 17 April 2015

Textile research institutes and corporations have in recent years researched fiber-based alternative construction materials and developed products ready for market destined to replace classic materials like steel.

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Klemens Schillinger
Klemens Schillinger
16 April 2015

: likes to keep things sparse and of late has moved back to his native Vienna

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From Brianza out into the wide world
From Brianza out into the wide world
by Thomas Edelmann | 13 April 2015

A prototypical design company: Molteni, founded 80 years ago in Brianza, now run by the third generation of family members, presents its products in a setting of Modern art.

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Pattern seeks partner
Pattern seeks partner
12 April 2015

“Ottoman” by Scholten & Baijings for Moroso

Fresh, but not too sporty, leisurely in shape and color, but not too elegant – a truly fine recliner-cum-seat.

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Sam Son Remo ZigZag
Sam Son Remo ZigZag
12 April 2015

Any number of novelties from Konstantin Grcic

Excitement’s in the air. Shortly before the Salone opens some news has leaked out as regards what KGID is coming up with.

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On the sunny side
On the sunny side
11 April 2015

Stefan Diez turns Yard into a family for Emu

Think of “dolce vita” and of the American way of life. Sun and fresh air are musts, with the sea, the beach, the pool or the patio close by.

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Fabric makes home
Fabric makes home
by Katharina Sommer | 10 April 2015

Membrane or cable-net constructions and pneumatic affairs: From the mid-20th century onward, thanks to new materials and the inventiveness of a few pioneering architects in the field of textile constructions, a new sense of lightness entered architecture.

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It has to be 48
It has to be 48
09 April 2015

“Stochastic” by Daniel Rybakken for Luceplan

The talented Norwegian has come up with a surprising luminaire – and owners can themselves decide the sculptural shape.

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Gender-sensitive design
Gender-sensitive design
by Thomas Edelmann | 09 April 2015

In Hamburg, after years of preparation, in 2014 a new platform for presentations and debates relating to design opened in the form of designxport. Currently on show: an exhibition on the gender influence in design and possible alternatives.

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Zestful balance
Zestful balance
07 April 2015

“Belleville” by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra

The chairs are light, the tables stand there with gravitas, sturdily grounded.

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Not just for the lounge
Not just for the lounge
07 April 2015

Barber & Osgerby for Knoll Int.

A lounge chair, simple, slender and yet with a keen touch that makes sure it cuts a fine figure in any setting.

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Selected Manufacturers Milan Design Week 2015
Selected Manufacturers
Milan Design Week 2015
07 April 2015

The Salone with SaloneUfficio and Euroluce will open its doors from Tuesday 14th to Sunday 19th April. Amazing designs can also be found at the showrooms and events across the city. A list of selected manufacturers shows which exhibitors are to be found where.

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Milan, the full Monty!
Milan, the full Monty!
06 April 2015

Given their sheer immensity, you need to plan your visit to the Salone and the Fuorisalone in Milan quite carefully. Find out below which events, places, shows and symposiums are the real musts.

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From
From
05 April 2015

: live the European idea and take a contemplative approach

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Cool twist
Cool twist
04 April 2015

“Klapp” by Steffen Kehrle for Area Declic

It may be challenging to design a chair. Even more so if it’s a folding chair.

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Light for the cave
Light for the cave
03 April 2015

“LEDS Clay” by Maarten Baas and Bertjan Pot for DGPH

The two have little truck with Mainstream. What they do like is atavistic fun.

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Hungrier for knowledge than his peers
Hungrier for knowledge than his peers
02 April 2015

Leonardo da Vinci at Palazzo Reale

Just in time for the Salone, Palazzo Reale right next to the Cathedral is hosting the largest exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci the country has ever seen.

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Surreal idols
Surreal idols
01 April 2015

Jaime Hayon showcases a “Réaction Poétique” at Cassina

Le Corbusier, not to mention Joan Mirò and other artists are secretly along for the ride when Jaime Hayon ironically evokes the spirit of Surrealism.

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Simply extravagant
Simply extravagant
01 April 2015

“Side Comfort” by Formstelle for Zeitraum

Anyone possessing a sufficient number of modules can create forever new settee worlds.

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From carpet to pullover
From carpet to pullover
31 March 2015

Inga Sempé for Golran

Following Bertjan Pot and Raw Edges, Inga Sempé got the chance to dream up rugs for Israeli manufacturer Golran. We asked the French designer what she has in store for us.

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Get the lowdown on this table
Get the lowdown on this table
31 March 2015

“Anemos” by Antonio Facco for Cappellini

There are things that are mysterious and yet very practical for precisely that reason.

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Theater eye candy
Theater eye candy
31 March 2015

“Melt” by Front for Tom Dixon

The British design company is hosting its Milan events in an abandoned theater, where novelties such as the “Melt” luminaire by designer-trio Front can be purchased on site.

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In praise of Italianità
In praise of Italianità
by Thomas Wagner | 31 March 2015

Members of the furniture industry will soon be flocking to Milan again to worship the novelties cult at the Salone. What can we expect? Or is the furniture fair merely the appetizer before the Expo?

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Seizing it by the horns
Seizing it by the horns
30 March 2015

Hans J. Wegner at Carl Hansen & Son, colored or round

You can always rely on someone like him – and there are said to be as many as another 3,500 furniture designs in his archive.

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In praise of the band
In praise of the band
30 March 2015

The “Bentwood Sofa 2002” by Christian Werner for Thonet

You need a grand gesture if a famous café chair is to morph into a state-of-the-art settee.

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Solid trio
Solid trio
29 March 2015

David Chipperfield designs and then thinks of e15

Originally, the Grand Master designed them for a country home in Buckinghamshire. And now e15 is bringing out the bench, table and stool as a series – in walnut or oak.

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Softened contours
Softened contours
29 March 2015

“Edge” by PearsonLloyd for Modus

There’s always life around the table. PearsonLloyd have created a gathering space of compelling simplicity.

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Sweetly squeezed
Sweetly squeezed
29 March 2015

“Juicy Salif” by Philippe Starck for Alessi

It provides fresh juice and a lot of fresh material for conversation: Philippe Strack’s lemon squeezer is available in white and in bronze to mark its 25th birthday.

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Small is beautiful
Small is beautiful
by Martina Metzner | 25 March 2015

They’re back in fashion – small, light armchairs with a wooden or tubular steel frame. In the 1950s and 1960s they came to fame as “easy chairs”; now they’ve morphed into “lounge chairs”. For the office or the home.

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Ressource Africa
Ressource Africa
by Jeremy Gaines | 24 March 2015

Vitra Design Museum is devoting not just one, but two exhibitions to Africa. While the one suggests the "re-maker culture" is a blueprint for design in the Global North, the other explores how to achieve architectural independence.

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Atelier  Areti
Atelier
Areti
23 March 2015

: cast their cosmopolitan lifestyle into tasteful luminaires

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Where are all the thinking caps?
Where are all the thinking caps?
by Jochen Stöckmann | 21 March 2015

Coinciding with this year’s CeBIT exhibition, Kunstverein Hannover is examining “Digital Conditions” – and contemplating whether the user in front of the screen will soon be redundant.

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33 Quadratmeter, geknickt
33 Quadratmeter, geknickt
by Florian Heilmeyer | 19 March 2015

In revamping 250-year-old Haus Thuneke, architect Peter Grundmann concentrated on making just few specific changes – albeit to great effect. Now the stodgy farmhouse structure proudly boasts a delicate extension.

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A  soft  revolution
A
soft
revolution
18 March 2015

Jens Wendland and Andrea Weitz of Raumkontor seek to transform the usually hard world of the bathroom into a soft, textile world for water. Adeline Seidel talked to the two interior designers about their “Soft Revolution”.

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ReAct  –  walking through water
ReAct

walking through water
18 March 2015

Brandherm + Krumrey interior architecture is one of the three finalists in the “Axor Inspiration Project” competition. Sara Bertsche talked with Susanne Brandherm and Hannah Stüber about their entry.

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Spirit  –  dancing with water
Spirit

dancing with water
18 March 2015

“Spirit” is the name of the competition entry submitted by designer Youyuan Zhao: a dancer enters into dialog with water. Adeline Seidel spoke to Youyuan Zhao about his idea.

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Where water swirls
Where water swirls
by Thomas Wagner | 17 March 2015

The ISH is the world’s leading trade-fair for innovative bath design. Wellness, hygiene and health are the elements from which the physical experience in bathrooms of today are formed.

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#ish by #kaschkasch
#ish by
#kaschkasch
17 March 2015

Florian Kallus of young designer duo Kaschkasch shared his impressions at the ISH with Stylepark‘s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. An unadulterated look at water basins, pipes and open fuse boxes.

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Hot Brands
Hot Brands
by Thomas Edelmann | 17 March 2015

Anyone entering the “Energy” section of the Frankfurt trade-fair halls during the ISH is met by a broad range of different heating systems. Countless brands and technologies may leave the non-trade visitor somewhat nonplussed. The sector: between chaos and self-confident design.

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Floating with the winners
Floating with the winners
16 March 2015

In Portikus on the mini island in the River Main in downtown Frankfurt Philippe Grohe presented the prizes to the winning “Axor Inspiration Projects”.

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Dr. WC
Dr. WC
by Sara Bertsche | 13 March 2015

From “flush melodies” through medical urine test units to monitoring alcohol levels: The new high-tech WCs offer all manner of technical refinements. And above all in Japan they’re exploiting the digital potential pretty much to the full.

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Nanotechnology as the source of new cleanliness
Nanotechnology as the source of new cleanliness
by Thomas Edelmann | 12 March 2015

Nano-coatings make it easier to clean toilets, and also make lime-scale as good as a thing of the past. As does a design that eliminates the flush rim.

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Fire alone isnt enough
Fire alone isn't enough
11 March 2015

A lot is expected from modern wood burning stoves today. Not only are they supposed to look good, but they have the additional task of feeding into the heating circuit of an entire building. Uta Abendroth spoke with Stefan Diez about the wood burning stove he designed for Buderus/Bosch.

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Enjoy the ride!
Enjoy the ride!
by Sara Bertsche and Martina Metzner | 10 March 2015

Be it a wellness rocking chair, with a rainwater flush or restrooms with a back door: Students at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts have developed toilets that break with the traditional images of the WC.

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On conflicting aims and ramps in the wrong places
On conflicting aims and ramps in the wrong places
by Christian Holl | 09 March 2015

How a society deals with people with impairments says a lot about the prevailing social climate. Mind you, the way in which bureaucracy’s quaint logic often succeeds in thwarting aspirations for an ideal barrier-free world is just as insightful.

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A vortex in bathrooms
A vortex in bathrooms
06 March 2015

In the form of the “Axor Starck V” fountain mixer, Axor, Hansgrohe SE’s design brand, is entering virgin territory and conjuring up a vortex in bathrooms. Thomas Wagner talked to Philippe Grohe, MD of the Axor brand, on flowing and calm water, on vortices and other ways of making water a sensible experience.

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Countryside brutalism
Countryside
brutalism
by Florian Heilmeyer | 03 March 2015

Berlin architects Augustin + Frank have built a kind of ur-house: Marvelously positioned on the shore of Scharmützelsee and surrounded by pines – it’s as though the countryside glides through the concrete structure.

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Åke’s passion  for chairs
Åke’s passion
for chairs
by Martina Metzner | 02 March 2015

Many have sat on his chairs in libraries, museums and government buildings. Yet Åke Axelsson, joint owner of Gärsnäs, is only known to the cognoscente outside his native Sweden. Stylepark visited his studio.

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buroBELÉN
buroBELÉN
01 March 2015

: makes fabrics from wood and considers itself a “materializer”

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The   escape helper
The
escape helper
27 February 2015

Is building in the countryside different to construction work in towns? Do rural edifices possibly need to have more character? Florian Heilmeyer talked to architect Thomas Kröger about three projects in the Uckermark.

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Bathroom without barriers
Bathroom without barriers
by Adeline Seidel | 26 February 2015

Architect Ursula Fuss has designed an extraordinary standard bathroom for hotels. Not only does it look good, it has no barriers.

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River Clean
River Clean
by Martina Metzner | 25 February 2015

Ralf Steeg has a dream: one about being able to swim in rivers running through cities again. With this in mind, this landscape designer has developed “Luritec”, a retention plant destined to help keep rivers clean.

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BAU by the dozen – from Caparol to Sto
BAU by the dozen – from Caparol to Sto
by Adeline Seidel | 23 February 2015

Hemp on the wall or vintage concrete? Huge glass windows that can be slid aside with a single finger or frontage with a parametric look? A glance at the most interesting innovations at BAU 2015.

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Into the dust  with the enemies   of Brandenburg!
Into the dust
with the enemies
of Brandenburg!
by Adeline Seidel | 20 February 2015

Come to Brandenburg with us! For behind its fences and trees, in the meadows and on the lakes we have discovered amazing architecture well worth exploring.



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Loft living in  the countryside
Loft living in
the countryside
by Florian Heilmeyer | 19 February 2015

The former worsted yarn spinning mill in Brandenburg an der Havel is in for a makeover – the brick building is going to be home to studios, office space, a children’s daycare center, and some unusual apartments.

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Lines in space
Lines in space
19 February 2015

With “Sketch” for Schönbuch Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub of Jehs + Laub demonstrate how to design a minimalist coat stand. Martina Metzner talked to the pair about their idea, pared-down design, and models of Fritt chews.

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A license to RO-CK
A license to RO-CK
by Florian Hufnagl | 17 February 2015

For his lifetime achievements Nils Holger Moormann has been presented with the “German Design Award” in Frankfurt. Prompting Florian Hufnagl, former Director of the Neue Sammlung in Munich, to compose a special laudation in words and images.

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Geckeler Michels
Geckeler Michels
15 February 2015

: are fans of the radical and made the “Nerd”

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Water forms
Water forms
by Adeline Seidel | 13 February 2015

Not only in nature has the force of water created impressive landscapes. With the help of water people have also designed wonderful spaces. Both are places of inspiration and calm.

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A quest for clarity and simplicity
A quest for clarity and simplicity
13 February 2015

More than ten years ago Antonio Citterio designed his first range of fittings for Axor, a brand by Hansgrohe. Having done two very distinct series, he created a synthesis with his third: Axor Citterio E. The designer and architect talked to us about risks, confidence and the quality of life, all of which are occasionally associated with selected products.

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Where would we be if...
Where would we be if...
by Adeline Seidel | 12 February 2015

At this year’s BAU in Munich manufacturers didn’t really seem to have that much thirst for the future. The industry is stuck between pragmatism and risk minimization, which impacts on architecture for sure.

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The same only in green
The same only in green
by Christian Holl | 12 February 2015

The country is something fundamentally different from the city. It is a different type of settlement, there is social control, people have more space, but shopping opportunities are not as good. In one respect though, the country is thoroughly urbanized, namely in the way we perceive it. In the country too people are viewing it the way previously only city dwellers did. And they build things the same way.

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Welcome to Mr. Ueda’s hot spring
Welcome to Mr. Ueda’s hot spring
by Ulrich Schneider | 11 February 2015

In Germany, you might raise an eyebrow if your host invited you to share a bath with him before dinner. By contrast, in Japan a shared bath in an "onsen" is the norm rather than the exception. A report on a weekend in Tokyo and a European's first encounter with the Japanese bath culture.

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Flaunting a  new feel for life
Flaunting a
new feel for life
by Martina Metzner | 10 February 2015

Stockholm Design Week revealed that noise reduction can look good and smartphones are also changing our furniture. But just what is behind “New Nordic”?

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Scandinavia x 12
Scandinavia x 12
by Martina Metzner | 06 February 2015

News from the North? Yes, indeed! Even though the makers of the Stockholm Furniture Fair have completely revised the hall layout we managed to glimpse the hottest innovations – here are the 12 most exciting ones.

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New Sense of Comfort or GreyUrbanUnderIslandTropicAir
New Sense of Comfort or GreyUrbanUnderIslandTropicAir
05 February 2015

Claudia Kleine and Jörg Kürschner together constitute “Formstelle”. At the Thonet booth at the imm cologne the designer duo presented a much-discussed lounge chair. Thomas Wagner spoke to them both about the “808”, the design process and the issue of how one can cocoon and nevertheless remain open-minded.

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Kitchen not cooking
Kitchen not cooking
by Thomas Edelmann | 03 February 2015

Students’ designs and high-tech products turn their back on cooking and instead celebrate either networking and technologization or the rejection of the same. Cooking as a process, minus the process.

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Fixed on the mark
Fixed on the mark
by Uta Abendroth | 01 February 2015

Inga Sempé has dragged the winged armchair into contemporary life – with “Beau Fixe” for Ligne Roset. In an interview with Uta Abendroth, the French designer explains what the design has to do with her childhood, why she likes working in a team, and why she feels attracted to small objects.

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Luminous wallpapers and 3D curtains
Luminous wallpapers and 3D curtains
by Martina Metzner | 30 January 2015

At Heimtextil and imm cologne’s “Pure Textiles” wallpaper suppliers and textile editors are celebrating a gleaming metallic look, 3D structures and all manner of technical features. We present the top ten highlights of the two fairs.

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The freestyle bathroom for the whole family
The freestyle bathroom for the whole family
by Heike Edelmann | 29 January 2015

From the fringes of domestic life to one of its main attractions – it’s hard to imagine any other room whose status has been so thoroughly elevated in our homes over recent decades as the bathroom. Until very recently bathroom designs opted for either opulence or functionality. Today, planners and manufacturers are striving to achieve a symbiosis of the two.

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Joyful stoves and hybrid house mates
Joyful stoves and hybrid house mates
by Thomas Edelmann | 29 January 2015

Planning and the question of your own requirements play a pronounced role when having an oven or fireplace installed. Once you know what you need, the market seems well-structured and clear, despite the seeming infinite choice available.

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The Böhms
The Böhms
by Vera Lisakowski | 29 January 2015

The documentary on the Böhm family is a masterpiece on the psychology of a family in which more or less everything revolves around architecture.

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