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  • Wetland_Center_INDEX

    Xixi Wetland Center in China by Atelier FrontiSubscription

    Buildings28 August, 2012

    Wang Yun’s thoroughly Modernist buildings, set in China’s only national wetland park, have been left unoccupied − symptomatic of China’s unfulfilled journey from here to modernity

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    Mad in ChinaSubscription

    Buildings28 August, 2012

    MAD is one of the few Chinese practices gaining international recognition, but as Dang Qun explains, they also want to fill the voids in China left by a changing society

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    Barnes Foundation by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien in Philadelphia, USASubscription

    Buildings24 July, 2012

    Rejected by Philadelphia’s elite in the 1920s, Albert C Barnes created a museum for his modern masterpieces completely on his own terms. Today, this newly built home for the collection tries to mend the historic rift with the city while respecting its founder’s exacting requirements

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    Bolles + Wilson Town hall and cinema complex, HaarlemSubscription

    Buildings28 May, 2012

    Implanted within Haarlem’s city centre, this town hall and cinema complex reconstitutes the urban grain and adds a contemporary layer to a historic palimpsest

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    Circular Reasoning: Tschumi's Interpretation Centre of the Muséo Parc AlésiaSubscription

    Buildings28 May, 2012

    Bernard Tschumi’s Interpretation Centre memorializes a Gallic hero with a resoundingly empty space

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    Crispin Kelly's HouseSubscription

    Buildings28 May, 2012

    In the tradition of English eccentricity, this Wiltshire country house fuses an architectural interest in the ‘ordinary’ with ambiguous and esoteric moments

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    Swiss School in Grono by Raphael ZuberSubscription

    Buildings16 May, 2012

    Purist geometry and a sophisticated structure elevate this apparently modest project for a Swiss school into an expressive contemporary homage to Neo-Rationalism

  • Women's Library

    The Women's Library by Wright & Wright, LondonSubscription

    Buildings9 May, 2012

    On the site of a Victorian public baths, a new library and archive illuminates women’s lives and is a model of good practice in environmental regulation

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    Delhi Defence Colony House by Vir Mueller ArchitectsSubscription

    Buildings1 May, 2012

    As a riposte to the typical Indian luxury home, this brickwork house in Delhi’s Defence Colony sensitively reworks historic precedents and explores a poetic synthesis of weight and light

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    Rafael Moneo's Iesu Church in San Sebastian, Spain Subscription

    Buildings1 May, 2012

    This suburban church is a box of light that draws on Iberian archetypes