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Streetlight Tagpuro

Tacloban City, Philippines Eriksson Furunes Architecture, Leandro V. Locsin Partners & Boase A collaborative community effort to design and build a study center, office and orphanage after super typhoon Haiyan. With the increase of natural and man-made disasters around the globe, it becomes increasingly important to understand how architects, and architecture, can contribute to post-disaster…

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Stouffville Residence –  A Contemporary Family Farmhouse

Toronto, Canada Trevor McIvor Architect Inc Resting on a rolling field, this modern rural country home outside Toronto was inspired by the stone walls that were used to separate farmer’s fields. Stouffville Residence is grounded in the earth while being cantilevered over a vast landscape. The stone entry wall, low and private, hints program through…

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Workshop on a Cliff

Sainte-Adèle, Canada MU Architecture Perched in the heights of the Laurentians Montréal, Canada, 2018-08-30 –Located in the Laurentians’ mountainous countryside, in the province of Quebec, this modern addition is not the typical garage. Over the peaceful Lake Deauville, this minimalist wood volume stands out from the surrounding green mountains. A Contemporary Garage that Turns Into…

Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen starts “We Share” e-mobility car sharing in Berlin

The Volkswagen brand enters car sharing with 2,000 all-electric vehicles in Berlin “We Share” service scheduled to begin in second quarter of 2019 Launch in further cities in Germany, Europe and North America from 2020 The Volkswagen brand is to launch an extensive all-electric car sharing offering in selected major cities under its “We Share”…

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Khadi thrills the crowd at Lakme Fashion Week

Khadi thrills the crowd at Lakme Fashion Week KVIC Chairman appeals to make India ‘Golden Bird’ again Khadi is not a mere coarse fabric; rather it was this versatile signature fabric – for which the foreign traders used to give equal weight of gold to purchase it once upon a time and India was better…

ABCyclette: What if a simple bike parking rack became the symbol of a neighbourhood?

ABCyclette Québec, Canada Hatem+D Architecture What if a simple bike parking rack became the symbol of a neighbourhood? Québec, CanadaAbcylette is a practical, identifying and playful solution to park bicycles in Québec City. The parking rack becomes an urban landmark, a meeting area, a much-sought-after hot spot for selfies—and, of course, the best place to park…

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A Mata Atlântica Forest in São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil Balmori Associates São Paulo, Brazil, 2017-10-13 – A new park designed by Balmori Associates at São Paulo Corporate Towers celebrates the Mata Atlântica forest’s biodiversity and spatial richness in the dense urban fabric of São Paulo as per information available from v2com. Located in the affluent neighborhood of Vila Olímpia, the park…

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46H – Sustainable Reinvention of  1905 House in the Beaches

Toronto, Canada baukultur/ca baukultur/ca reinvents a 1905 Beach house as a sustainable light-filled modern home complementing the neighbourhood Toronto-based development company baukultur/ca just recently completed the transformation of a 110-year-old house into a contemporary, highly sustainable home and, even though strictly modern, its exterior complements the traditional Beaches neighbourhood as per information available via v2com….