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Regardless of budget, site or scale, the house is still a powerful architectural and cultural talisman, acting as an incubator of new ideas – enter the AR House awards and have your designs published in the AR

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Editorial: House – the building type that continues to inspire the architectural imaginationSubscription

The house, at its root, is about shelter with varying degrees of comfort, amenity and scale  – a carefully balanced combination which makes for experimental ground.

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Inside the Box: Kokoon by Helsinki’s Aalto University Wood Program Students, Finland Subscription

AR House 2018 Commended: made of stackable units providing living space for up to three months, this modular, portable and temporary housing system suggests new possibilities for superior forms of emergency shelter

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Pioneer Spirit: Casa Bruma by Fernanda Canales and Claudia Rodríguez in MexicoSubscription

AR House 2018 Commended: set on a rural verdant hillside 100 miles southwest of Mexico City, this holiday home in Valle de Bravo embraces and nurtures nature

The Women in Architecture awards look to inspire change in the architectural profession by celebrating great design by women architects from around the world and promoting role models for young women in practice

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Entries now open for the Women in Architecture awardsSubscription

Celebrating the best design by female architects from around the world, enter this year’s Women in Architecture awards today – entries are free

Launched in 1999, the AR Emerging Architecture awards support young designers at a key moment in their career, placing them on a global stage and promoting their work to the world

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Stations of life: Rosmaninho + AzevedoSubscription

The twin counter pointing structures of Rosmaninho + Azevedo’s interpretation centre in Portugal’s Tua Valley draw on the form of provincial station buildings

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Oenological restorative: Aulets ArquitectesSubscription

Preoccupied with the preservation of the architectural culture of Mallorca, Aulets learn from the simple structures of their namesake to create sustainable and contextual local architecture 

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Rites of passage: Yu Momoeda Architecture OfficeSubscription

Poetic sensibility married to a burgeoning ceremonial theme distinguish recent projects by Yu Momoeda Architecture Office