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Alejandro Aravena wins Pritzker prize 2016

Alejandro Aravena, the chilean architect winner of the Pritzker 2016 prize  is a social housing visionary, who engaged with residents in planning their own particular homes. He encourages architects from everywhere throughout the world to address issues of poverty, contamination and segregation. Watch his talk in TED from October 2014 to understand a little bit better his philosophy if you haven’t seen it…

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Japanese Architecture, Residential

Sou Fujimoto / House N

French architect and filmmaker Vincent Hecht recently revisited Sou Fujimoto‘s House N, seven years after its completion, as part of his ongoing Japanese Collection series. Nestled within a traditional Oita neighborhood, the renowned family home resembles “living among the clouds,” as Fujimoto once described. A rich layering of space carefully eliminates the notion of distinct boundaries, allowing a subtle shift in program to place a heightened awareness on…

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Architecture, Office Buildings and Headquarters

Kazuyo Sejima / Shibaura House

As a part of his ongoing film series about Japanese architecture, French architect and filmmaker Vincent Hecht has created this visual exploration of Kazuyo Sejima’s Shibaura House. Completed in 2011, this five story office space is walled almost entirely in glass and features double-height, split level floors that showcase the paths of travel through the building. The building also features a…

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