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Architecture, Cultural Architecture

The Darling Exchange Library & Market / Kengo Kuma and Associates

Kengo Kuma completed his first building in Australia: a spiraling six-story structure at the heart of Sydney’s darling square district. The civic center is known as ‘The Darling Exchange’ and contains a library with spaces to support creative and technology startups; a ground floor market hall; a childcare center; and a rooftop bar with views over the neighboring park.

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Architecture, Cultural Architecture

Bing’an Red Memorial / West-line-studio

The Red Army Memorial Museum (丙安红一军团纪念馆) is located in the rural Bing’an Warf (丙安滩), a shoal in the middle of Chishui river, at the border between the regions of Guizhou and Sichuan, in South-West China. Nowadays the village of Bing’an counts around 700 residents and its long history dates back to the Ming Dynasty (17th Century). During Qing Dynasty (18th…

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Water and Cherry House / Kengo Kuma & Associates
Residential

Water and Cherry House / Kengo Kuma & Associates

The Water and Cherry House by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma is a private single-storey house in eastern japan. With a strong roots in traditional japanese temples the program is arranged in a windmill formation with four distinct and independent rooms originating from the center-point of the design. As in traditional japanese architecture, the natural environment is strong associated with the dwelling trough an…

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The Aalto House / Alvar Aalto
Residential

The Aalto House / Alvar Aalto

The Alvar Alto House in the district of Munkkiniemi was the building where the famed architect developped most of his life and career of the. The house now serves as a home museum. Alvar and Aino Aalto designed the house at Riihitie 20 as their home and architectural office in 1935-36.

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Villa Busk / Sverre Fehn
Architecture, Residential

Villa Busk in Norway / Sverre Fehn

Sverre Fehn’s Villa Busk stands on the edge of a rocky outcrop with a distant view of the sea. It was built for a musician in 1990. Like many of his buildings, the house has a strong relationship with the surroundings and blends modernity with regionalism. Much like Finland’s Alvar Aalto, Fehn’s buildings have a timelessness that arises from these…

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