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Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre, Kuwait / by SSH

Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre has been named Public Building of the Year at the prestigious ABB LEAF Awards 2017

The upcoming Kuwaiti museum complex, the Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre (ASCC), has been named Public Building of the Year at the prestigious ABB LEAF Awards 2017.
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A 58 km2 Visionary Master Plan, Jakarta Jaya: the Green Manhattan / by SHAU

Selected from hundreds of entries from 68 countries, Jakarta Jaya: the Green Manhattan, an integrated green master plan proposal by SHAU Architects for the Jakarta Jaya Foundation, has won a Smart Cities prize at the World Architecture Festival 2017. WAFX Prizes are awarded to projects that identify key challenges that architects will need to address over the coming decade.

A smart city for everyone instead of another gated land reclamation

The Republic of Indonesia is at a turning point. It is expected to become one of the world’s five largest economies by 2030. While the fast-growing middle class represents a huge opportunity for the country, the combination of climate change and rapid population and economic growth could jeopardize its future prosperity. For example, land subsidence and a rising sea level could cause flooding in Jakarta. The National Capital Integrated Coastal Development (NCICD), commonly known as the Giant Sea Wall, will help protect the city. Land reclamation is an integral part of the seawall megaproject, with the potential to provide valuable new space for Jakarta’s future growth.
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Bubble Shade / Valerie Schweitzer Architects

Inspired by the playful soapy bubbles of a child’s toy wand, this architectural kit-of-parts creates domes of colorful fabric meant to uplift urban shade-seekers in overheated areas.

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The True Beauty Of Luxury Villa Living In Dubai

Do you know that every year, the Dubai population increases at a rate of 10.7 percent? This isn’t because of an increase in the UAE’s birth rate. The city welcomes thousands of new residents coming from different parts of the globe.

Many have uprooted themselves from their country to transplant their lives in the City of Gold because of their career plans. This is one of the biggest reasons why real estate developments are an everyday thing here.
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Window on the Lake, Canada / by YH2

A window on the lake: the very essence of the cottage. A warm, simple wood dwelling open to nature and a peaceful lake.

The house stands on the site of an old family cottage, just steps away from the shores of Lac Plaisant in the Mauricie region. Thanks to its simplicity, restraint and refinement, the project embodies the architect’s attempt to capture the essence of cottage life – a wooden home designed for vacations and enabling true communion with nature.
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Commonly Overlooked Considerations for New Buildings

Starting from scratch can be scary. There are an immense amount of construction choices to make, including materials, dimensions, colors, textures, timelines, and more. In the face of all these options, many people are tempted into making the mistake of relying on old, traditional building plans. Don’t limit yourself! Take a look at these commonly overlooked materials for new buildings that can dramatically improve the overall quality of construction, providing you with long-term benefits you will see for decades to come.
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1/JBR: Minimalist Opulence, Dubai / by EDGE

Designed by EDGE Architects, 1/JBR, scheduled for completion in 2019, is a state-of-the-art, 46-story residential facility with a design focus at its core.

Located less than 150 metres from the beach at the prestigious Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai, the flagship project sets a new standard for luxury in the Persian Gulf region. The design principles behind the building are guided by two main goals: waterfront views and spatial clarity.
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NADAL Eco-House / by Luis De Garrido

Without a doubt, the outstanding design of NADAL Eco-House is Luis De Garrido’s top masterwork, and a turning point in the history of architecture, as it opens up a new way of understanding the built environment and a new architectural syntax.
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