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A Brutalist Spiritual Sanctuary in the Swiss Alps

19/03/2021 architecture & interior

A Brutalist Spiritual Sanctuary in the Swiss Alps

In 1946, an earthquake severely damaged a church in the Swiss town of Hérémence. The earlier site had to be torn down and its future placed in the hands of Walter Förderer, and his brutalist vision of a church is one of the greatest architectural feats of the postmodern era.
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Wang Shu and The Essence of Chinese Architecture

12/03/2021 architecture & interior

Wang Shu and The Essence of Chinese Architecture

Wang Shu is a pioneering voice in Chinese architecture that offers a groundbreaking way forward when it comes to curating a unique architectural aesthetic for the country. Yoko Choy, the China editor of Wallpaper*, interviews this fascinating architect and discusses modern Chinese design.
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Luis Barragán’s Spiritual Spaces of Serenity

04/03/2021 architecture & interior

Luis Barragán’s Spiritual Spaces of Serenity

When Luis Barragán passed away in 1988, he left more than a legacy of geometric buildings and colorful spaces behind. His work continuously explored how to perfect a relationship between art and architecture. Today, his creations are intimate spaces that allow individuals to reflect on life in an almost spiritual surrounding.
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Yasmeen Lari: Architecture for Equal Access

03/03/2021 architecture & interior

Yasmeen Lari: Architecture for Equal Access

Pakistan's first female architect intended to retire nearly two decades ago, but humanitarian crises and rising inequality brought Yasmeen Lari back into the practice to help shape a more prosperous future for her country. Explore one of the brilliant essays from The Ideal City.
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Henning Larsen: Will The Pandemic Change Architecture?

19/02/2021 architecture & interior

Henning Larsen: Will The Pandemic Change Architecture?

The pandemic has dramatically changed the ways humanity lives and works. The almost universal introduction of 'working from home' has created a gaping crater between the quality of life in cities and how we want to interact with the buildings. Two Henning Larsen architects discuss how the future of architecture and design might be reshaped in a post-pandemic world.
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Robin Chase on Reinventing Mobility for The Ideal City

15/02/2021 architecture & interior

Robin Chase on Reinventing Mobility for The Ideal City

Robin Chase’s work has reshaped mobility in cities and our understanding of how we can share resources. Offering a compelling vision for a greener and more multimodal future of transportation, she hopes to deliver more value to the lives of many through a communal ethos.
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