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MAR - Rio Art Museum. Image © Leonardo Finotti
May 15, 2014 /

MAR – Rio Art Museum
Bernardes + Jacobsen Arquitetura
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio’s most recent museum, the Rio Art Museum - or MAR, as it's known by its Portuguese acronym - is one of the flagships in the city's $3.8 billion plan to renovate and revitalize its run-down port district. It is also a tactful conciliation of old and new.

May 08, 2014 /

Glasgow School of Art
Steven Holl Architects
Glasgow, United Kingdom

To design an addition to a well-recognized and globally respected masterpiece must be one of the most difficult tasks for architects. Steven Holl, one of the most talented American architects of our time, had to face this challenge in Scotland's largest city: Situated directly across the street from the main building of the Glasgow School of Art, the climax of the Scottish Art Nouveau, the prestigious Academy of Art asked him to construct a new building. It was inaugurated on April 9th - a good hundred years after the inauguration of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's magnum opus.

April 23, 2014 /

Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Zaha Hadid Architects
Seoul, South Korea

The so-called 'creative industries' are what almost all major world cities want to be known for and base their future economy on. So, how does a city become a 'design city'? Mayors everywhere in the world are currently pondering this question. Oh Se-Hoon, the former mayor of Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, who preferred landmark construction projects over welfare programs, spent 450 million dollars on a fancy, sleek new building called the Dongdaemun Design Plaza - or DDP for short.

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