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    Nicolás Campodonico: ‘symbolism is replaced with rituals’Subscription

    Building23 April, 2018

    A place for prayer and ritual, Nicolás Campodonico’s chapel in Argentina combines Lewerentz’s sacrosanct respect of bricks with Dieste’s daring geometries

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    Plan B for Colombia: Rural schools in Antioquia by Plan:b arquitectosSubscription

    Building20 April, 2018

    As Colombia recovers from years of armed confict, a series of schools in rural areas by Plan:b is driving programmes of education, culture and community engagement

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    Equestrian Centre in Melbourne, Australia by Seth Stein Architects and Watson Architecture + DesignSubscription

    Case study16 April, 2018

    The horse is a noble beast, and as such has sometimes been treated to luxurious quarters, for example by architects as distinguished as Jules Hardouin-Mansart and Johann Fischer von Erlach. (Sometimes, but not always, as those who have seen the film Maîtresse, with its scene set in a horse abattoir, can attest.) Seth Stein and Watson Architecture + Design’s Equestrian Centre Merricks on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula is an impressive addition to this tradition, with its elegantly curved ...

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    Typology: Buildings for animalsSubscription

    Essay16 April, 2018

    Designing buildings for animals has prompted an extraordinary range of responses, from palace to cat flap, which say more about humans than the residents

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    Elephant House at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark by Foster + PartnersSubscription

    Case study16 April, 2018

    Buildings for elephants necessarily curtail the inhabitants’ freedom, as they usually roam around six miles a day across the savannah. However, these animals are also accustomed to a certain degree of warmth and dryness, and so when transplanted to colder climes they need a roof over their heads. This problem was addressed by Virgilio Cestari, who created a fantastic Hindu temple for the elephants at Buenos Aires Zoo in 1904, and more recently by Hugh Casson, who completed the corduroy ...

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    Cowshed in Lignières, Switzerland by localarchitectureSubscription

    Case study16 April, 2018

    Constructed in the Jura hills of Switzerland, the timber beams traditionally used in local barns are employed here to create an unusually complex roof form

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    Bat Tower in East Otto, New York, USA by Joyce HwangSubscription

    Case study16 April, 2018

    Thanks to human-caused climate change, many scientists argue that the world is entering the sixth mass extinction in its history. Bats are among the species under threat. Over a million have died in the USA, where they have succumbed to a fungal infection, and in the UK, bats are vanishing as they lose their habitats and food supply thanks to non-porous buildings, pollution and pesticides, despite being protected by law. One way to mitigate these problems is to provide roosts that compensate ...

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    A window into country life: Traverser by Raymond DepardonSubscription

    Essay12 April, 2018

    The photographer’s studies of depopulated terrain in rural France combine intimate observation with the evocative timelessness of place

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    Outrage: the disgrace of social housing provision in EnglandSubscription

    Essay10 April, 2018

    Governments have cynically abandoned the idea of social housing for rural communities

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    Down to earth: Woodland research and construction near Bath, UK, by Invisible studioSubscription

    Building9 April, 2018

    The firm uses timber from 100 acres of woodland in the west of England to research and build cheap and simple small structures

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