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November 20, 2014 /

7 Modern Religious Buildings

Every religion has its own traditions, symbols and signifiers, resulting in strict sets of rules when it comes to the design and construction of their places of worship. So, designing a church, a mosque or a synagoge will inevitably be a dialogue between staying true to the religion's historical and architectural traditions while at the same time attempting to incorporate modern elements.

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November 17, 2014 /

Vals Thermal Baths
Atelier Peter Zumthor
Vals, Switzerland

Praised as one of the best completed works by 2009 Pritzker Laureate Peter Zumthor, the Vals Thermal Baths might be one of the most iconic buildings in Swiss contemporary architecture. Already in 1998, just two years after its opening, it became a national monument. The building definitely rewards its visitors with the rare pleasure of experiencing a genuine example of timeless architecture.

Articles
November 13, 2014 /

What's On? Architectural Exhibitions, November 2014 edition

This month, we've handpicked a selection of the most exiting exhibitions for you to visit this month. See 'Women in Architecture' at the ArCH in Houston, Texas, an Alvar Aalto retrospective at Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein and the future of grain storage at Bauhaus Dessau. Go see them while they're hot!

Articles
November 10, 2014 /

Ma Yansong: Designing an Imaginary Future

In just a few years, Chinese architect Ma Yansong (MAD) has earned himself a huge amount of world-wide attention and acclaim for his radically experimental designs. In all his projects, Ma seeks to combine cutting-edge technology with ancient Eastern precepts, and in so doing he hopes to forge a balance between the cosmos, humanity and nature.

Articles
November 06, 2014 /

7 Exceptional Concert Halls

Making a succesful concert hall is a tricky business. Obviously, the main concern will first and foremost be to create the best possible acoustic conditions inside the building - but a dashing exterior is equally important, as the building in most cases must also present itself as a symbol of national pride.

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