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Circle of life: Flores & Prats’ Sala Beckett theatre in Barcelona Subscription

By Rafael Gómez-Moriana

New into Old 2019 Winner: the refurbishment of Flores & Prats’ Sala Beckett in Barcelona keeps the exterior true to its 1920s composition but substantially reconfigures the interior

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Breathing new life: Tulou tower and plug-in, Lantian village, China by Rural Urban Framework + University of Hong KongSubscription

By Jaime Chu

New into Old 2019 Highly Commended: with their tulou renovation projects, Rural Urban Framework alongside students at the University of Hong Kong are transforming ideas about urbanising the rural

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Musical theatre: Nevill Holt Opera House, UK by Witherford Watson MannSubscription

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New into Old 2019 Highly Commended: delicately nestled in an old stable yard, Witherford Watson Mann’s Nevill Holt Opera transforms an ordinary stone room into an exceptional house for music

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Treetop retreat: Young Professors' Club, Zhejiang, China by the Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University (UAD)Subscription

By Lauren Teixeira

New into Old 2019 Commended: In an era of rampant development in China, UAD’s repurposing of a charming old school for corporate breaks on a hillside in Zhejiang is predicated on minimal intervention

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Through the grapevine: Estació Enològica in Felanitx, Mallorca, Spain by Aulets Arquitectes Subscription

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New into Old 2019 Commended: Aulets’ transformation of the Estació Enològica in Felanitx, on the Spanish island of Mallorca, sets the foundations in rekindling the region’s wine industry

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Setting the record straight: Galería OMR in Mexico City by Max von Werz, Mateo Riestra and José Arnaud-BelloSubscription

By Juan Carlos Cano

New into Old 2019 Commended: Deploying a light-touch approach, three young architects have revamped the Sala Margolin in Mexico City into the new Galería OMR

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AR Emerging Architecture 2019 awards winners revealedSubscription

Comunal Taller de Arquitectura has been announced the winner of the AR Emerging Architecture awards 2019, along with two Highly Commended practices – Estudio MMX and Estúdio Gustavo Utrabo – and the joint winners of the Peter Davey Prize, TAKA Architects and Clancy Moore Architects

Read about AREA 2019 winners and highly commended

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Tickets now available for international, peer-reviewed conference and publication FABRICATE 2020 at The Bartlett

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Building Brazil: from the Cariocas to the Paulistas to the nowSubscription

By Fernando Serapião

Emerging from the desolation wrought by war, the Modernism of the Carioca and Paulista schools inspired successive generations of architects in Brazil with hope and ambition

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What to buy an architect this Christmas

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Stressing about what to get the architect in your life? The AR has you covered

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Social climber: SESC 24 de Maio cultural centre in São Paulo, Brazil by Paulo Mendes da Rocha and MMBB ArquitetosSubscription

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A modern-day social condenser, Paulo Mendes da Rocha and MMBB’s SESC 24 de Maio is a utopian vision in an increasingly dystopian political climate

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On the money: the merits of degrowthSubscription

By Phineas Harper, Maria Smith

Instead of falling victim to the economic structures that govern our lives, architecture needs to redefine the value it contributes to society and promote degrowth

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Holiday pay: vacation homes by Living Architecture in the U.K. and Solo Houses in Matarraña, SpainSubscription

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Secular Retreat by Atelier Peter Zumthor and Solo Houses by Pezo von Ellrichshausen and OFFICE KGDVS are drivers for a new form of architectural consumption

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From the jaws of disaster: social housing solutions in MexicoSubscription

By Juan Carlos Cano

The devastation wrought by powerful earthquakes in Mexico in 1985 and 2017 spurred the architectural community to revisit social housing, but sometimes proposals were wrought for no more than media attention

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By Kaz Yoneda

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Irish architecture evinces a proud vernacular tradition, yet a great deal of cross pollination has been at play, translating and transmuting external influences

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