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Category: Public/ leisure

September 22, 2016 /

Löyly Public Sauna
Avanto Architects
Helsinki, Finland

Sauna bathing is an essential part of Finnish culture and national identity. Löyly, meaning the steam that comes when you throw water on hot stones in a sauna, is part of a new urban culture where public saunas are becoming more and more important as a sense of community.

September 05, 2016 /

Bomnon L’or Centre
Orkidstudio
Sihanoukville, Cambodia

The recently completed Bomnong L’or centre in Sihanoukville, Cambodia reinterprets vernacular Khmer architecture with an innovative concrete casting technique using fabric formwork. The new community centre was designed by architects Orkidstudio in collaboration with engineers StructureMode and local Khmer seamstresses.

June 20, 2016 /

The Library at the Dock
Clare Design
Melbourne, Australia

The Library at the Dock, by Clare Design, is a warm and welcome addition to Melbourne’s Docklands precinct. A cross between a library and a community center, it brings some much needed civic life and vitality to this new part of the city.

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