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Archive for June, 2019

Bahá’í Temple of South America / by Hariri Pontarini Architects

At the heart of this building there is a belief and an aspiration: that even now, in the fractured 21st-century, we can respond to a human yearning to come together, to connect to one another, and to something that moves the spirit. The Temple sits on the edge of Santiago and nestles against the spine of the Andes mountains. It was commissioned by the Bahá‘í House of Justice and is the eighth and final continental temple for the Bahá‘í Faith. But, central to its brief and its design is that it be a place of welcome, community and meaning for everyone.
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A Guide to Renovating Your Property into Your Dream Home

As a homeowner, you no doubt had a long list of requirements for your next property, to ensure it met your standards, fitted you and your family comfortably, and was in the best location possible. Unfortunately, the likelihood of finding your dream home, while also staying within your budget, can be slim, meaning you may have to compromise on specific aspects you were searching for.

For example, maybe the location was crucial, allowing you to commute easily into work and for your children to enroll in the best school, yet the garden was unkempt, and the room layout was outdated.

In these circumstances, renovating the property is a great option. Not only do you get to enjoy the first feature of the home, which made you buy it, but you can also put your individual stamp and personality on the house. Which renovations would be worthwhile for a homeowner, however?
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Inside 5 of China’s Newest ‘Supertall’ Skyscrapers

Author: Trevor Charles

Despite the USA and China trade war, the Asian giant continues to be an important destination for many American businessman. In fact, China continues to be interested in American affairs and culture, such as the NFL betting market, as the commissioner Roger Godell explained in a recent interview. However, if there is one ‘sport’ where China is leading by miles is in building modern infrastructures and enormous skyscrapers.

Architecture has come quite a long way since the first ‘skyscraper’- the 10 story Home Insurance Building in Chicago completed in 1885. Now we have ‘supertall skyscrapers,’a term coined to describe buildings with a height of over 300m (984ft). In 2018, the battle for the skies continued fiercely with 18 new supertall skyscrapers making a debut worldwide, a record number for one year.
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Walterdale Bridge in Edmonton, Canada / by DIALOG

The new Walterdale Bridge in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada creates a striking new entrance into the downtown and a unique gathering place in the heart of North America’s largest urban parkland.
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kojimachi terrace / by nendo

A newly designed office building:kojimachi terrace.

An interior and exterior design project for an eleven-story office building located in the Kojimachi neighbourhood in central Tokyo.
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