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    Housing, Newhall, Essex by Alison Brooks Architects

    Buildings29 May, 2013

    The public sector points to Newhall as an exemplar for future developments, yet really its success has been dependent on the long-term planning allowed by private patronage. Having completed its latest phase, architect Alison Brooks is on a mission to champion the importance of design innovation in adding value to housing


    Wa Shan Guesthouse, Xiangshan, China by Wang ShuSubscription

    Buildings21 May, 2013

    Drawing on traditions of scholarliness and non-conformity, Wang Shu’s new guesthouse for the China Academy of Art adds to the remote campus neighbourhood that he has been building for over a decade

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    House in Hokkaido, Japan by Kengo KumaSubscription

    Buildings1 April, 2013

    A prototypical house by Kengo Kuma updates an ancient approach to living through the severe winters of Japan’s northernmost island

  • Ripon Chapel by Niall McLaughlin Architects

    Ripon Chapel, Oxfordshire by Niall McLaughlin ArchitectsSubscription

    Buildings25 March, 2013

    Its delicate arboreal structure wrapped in an armature of stone, Ripon Collegeʼs new chapel is a subtle synthesis of nature and the sacred

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    School in Tama, Tokto by Kengo KumaSubscription

    Buildings24 March, 2013

    In applying historic Japanese building techniques to contemporary projects, Kengo Kuma orchestrates a synthesis of modernity and tradition, but does this approach go beyond an aesthetic level?

  • Contemporary Art Centre Interior

    Contemporary Art Centre, Spain, by Nieto Sobejano ArquitectosSubscription

    Buildings19 March, 2013

    Drawing on the richness of Islamic forms and geometries, Nieto Sobejano’s new art centre in Córdoba reinterprets ancient motifs through contemporary materials and spatial relationships

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    Porosity Block in Chengdu by Steven HollSubscription

    Buildings4 March, 2013

    The ‘sliced porosity’ of Steven Holl’s Chinese mega-project is a graphic presence implanted in the pulsating heart of Chengdu

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    Musée Du Louvre by Sanaa, Lens, FranceSubscription

    Buildings27 February, 2013

    Despite its trophy architecture, the Louvre’s new provincial outpost raises questions about its wider mission of decentralising high culture

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    Tokyo Garden and House by Ryue Nishizawa

    Buildings27 February, 2013

    Designed by Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA, this house of floating concrete planes and glass walls contrives an ascetic domesticity tempered only by nature

  • Weave, Spridd and ETAT

    Weave HousingSubscription

    Buildings12 February, 2013

    Residential Winner: WEAVE, Housing by Spridd And ETAT, Norrköping, Sweden