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  • Aerial final

    United States Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon by MorphosisSubscription

    Case study9 December, 2019

    Like US diplomatic buildings worldwide, this facility currently under construction in Beirut is subject to increased fortification, following two bombings of the previous embassy

  • Ch embassy nbo rma 0907

    Swiss Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya by Roeoesli & Maeder ArchitektenSubscription

    Case study9 December, 2019

    The new embassy complex turns is back to the street, begging the question of what buildings of this type owe to the context in which they sit

  • Franco german embassy dhaka bangladesh spa architectural review 02

    Franco-German Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh by SPA DesignSubscription

    Case study9 December, 2019

    Completed in 2017, the double-occupancy of the embassy shared between France and Germany in Dhaka is expressed in the very fabric of the building

  • Egyptian embassy lisbon promontorio architectural review 02

    Egyptian Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal by Promontorio, 2018Subscription

    Case study9 December, 2019

    The patterns of Lisbon’s Egyptian embassy deal with an expression of its home country’s architectural heritage, without becoming a replica of a traditional building, alien to its new, foreign context

  • Typology embassy architectural review 10 german cairo wall

    Typology: EmbassySubscription

    Essay9 December, 2019

    Redolent of the geopolitical climate, embassy design has shifted to create symbols of protection as well as power

  • Archaeological park visitors centre office off course architectural review lh 04

    Ahead of the curve: Office Off Course, ChinaSubscription

    Building12 November, 2019

    An archaeological park in Zhejiang province by Office Off Course juxtaposes strident angles with soft curves

  • Seven mills primary odonnell brown architectural review emerging 0151

    Adaptive learning: O'Donnell Brown, UKSubscription

    Building11 November, 2019

    Schools in London’s Tower Hamlets have been imaginatively extended and improved by O’Donnell Brown despite limited budgets

  • 03 typology bank john soane england gandy architectural review

    Typology: BankSubscription

    Essay18 September, 2019

    Beginning with the simple table from which they take their name, banks developed into one of the most splendid urban building types as they sought to reassure depositors. Today they are on the verge of disappearing altogether

  • Gold 008 toilet maurizio cattelan architectural review

    Gilt complex: buildings that glitterSubscription

    Essay3 September, 2019

    From pagodas to the lavatory, architecture’s most precious material is rich in meaning

  • Caesars web

    Typology: PalaceSubscription

    Essay8 August, 2019

    Big houses for feudal rulers advertised the right to power of those within, while protecting them from the people they exploited to build them – today, the tradition continues in the hands of oligarchs

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