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Antarctic research system (ARS) / by Artur Kupriichuk, Henry McKenzie

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Antarctica climatic conditions are the most extreme in the world. Winter temperatures are down to -70 C, the fastest katabatic winds reach the 300 km/h.
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PUZZLE TABLE is not an usual table / by KUB

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We could say that it’s not just a table… Designed by architect Alberto Dias Ribeiro of A2OFFICE, this object consists of five distinct parts: a combining core and 4 removable components. Altogether there are 125 cubes, all equal, which are part of a larger cube.
It is a signed piece, handcrafted, in a close connection between creator and performer.
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Buffalo Bill’s Home To Get $130 Million Facelift

At the age of 40 the storied Ralph Wilson Stadium, that has played host to some of the NFL’s greatest games and players, is getting a facelift. That operation is coming in the next 10 months, part of the $130 million renovation project that gathers steam after the season and should be completed for the season opener in 2014.

The project will be more than just overpriced floor renovations, especially with a $130 million price tag. The over hall will make the aging facility more fan-friendly, increase advertising and sponsorship revenue and will allow stadium to search as a viable home for the Bills for at least the next nine years.

“This renovation is geared toward the fan,” Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon said. “It significantly enhances the fans’ game-day experience.”
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INGLASS Warsaw 2014

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Matthew POTTER presents the award-winning glass project “Gardens by the Bay”
2014, February 4, INGLASS Warsaw International Architecture Conference

potter_2 Matthew Potter joined Wilkinson Eyre Architects in 2004, was made an Associate in 2008 and Associate Director in 2012. He has been involved in a number of award winning projects across the commercial, cultural and education sectors. He has recently finished his work as Project Architect for Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay Conservatory Complex – two sustainably cooled glasshouses with a combined footprint of more than 2ha. Matthew has worked on this scheme throughout its development from the competition winning scheme submitted in 2006 to its completion; the project opened to the public at the end of June 2012, and was recently awarded the World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival. He worked in Singapore for 18 months, liaising with the client, local consultants and contractor and overseeing the delivery of the façade and interior displays.
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SuperSkyScrapers Competition: Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper

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Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper

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The program challenges participants to design a NEW Architect’s Village Bamboo Skyscraper that takes into account the need for a contemporary approach of bamboo construction in such an urban setting and also today’s ever-increasing need for ecological design principles. The design should be visually and aesthetically engaging in contributing to the wider investigation to the use and possibilities of bamboo in tall construction design.

The new proposed skyscraper city should in general maximise positive impact of such a Vertical Structure and be an acceptable addition to the Singapore City Skyline.

It should respond directly to the issue of sustainable and ecology space creation in a city such as Singapore and also address the social, environmental, cultural and economic issues and concerns of the ever-increasing construction of urban Skyscrapers.

The design proposal must have bamboo as the dominant material as this is an investigation into innovative possibilities for bamboo as a material for tall construction design as support or covering (cladding) for such structures.
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Top Five Cities for Stunning Architecture

From colonial constructions to modern masterpieces, there some truly amazing examples of architecture around the world. Beautiful buildings can make you want to travel, and when you get there they will inspire you through genuine admiration. Here are five of the most spectacular places to go to be awestruck.

Valparaíso, Chile

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Situated around a two hour bus journey from Chile’s capital Santiago, Valparaiso is a sprawling mass of hills, lights and buildings on the west coast of South America,. Also known as the Jewel of the Pacific, the city was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. Some of the main highlights of the cityscape include vibrant houses lining the narrow, labyrinthine paths, and the looming colonial buildings along the high street.

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Extension Des Bureaux De La Setec International / by Sériès Et Sériès


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The headquarter of the International SETEC, located in Vitrolles in the south of France, formerly EPAREB (Etablissement Public d’Aménagement des Rives de l’Etang de Berre) was built in several phases. Firstly, in the 70s, Jean Prouvé implemented “Petroff system” developing a three-dimensional structural steel sheet and plexiglass panels on the front. This device would allow to cover a large area without increasing the bearing points, which in turn was covered by aluminium stiffeners attached to the work front.
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