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Hollande Abandons Plan To Strip Convicted Terrorists Of French Citizenship

French President Francois Hollande is abandoning a proposed constitutional amendment that would have allowed the government to strip convicted terrorists of their French citizenship.<p>"A compromise appears out of reach on the stripping of terrorists' nationality," Hollande told reporters, according …

The Railway House By Aamer Architects

Aamer Architects have designed the ‘Railway House’, a semi-detached home in Singapore.<p>The architect’s description<p>As a typology, the semi-detached …

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This house has a kitchen countertop that wraps around the corner, past the fireplace, and becomes one of the steps for the stairwell. More photos here: http://www.contemporist.com/2014/12/16/chestnut-street-by-tim-spicer-architects-and-felicity-dessewffy/

Moshe Safdie Wins 2015 AIA Gold Medal

Safdie has been awarded the American Institute of Architects’ highest award for his evocative, geometric work.<p>The American Institute of Architects has awarded its highest annual honor, the AIA Gold Medal, to Israeli-born architect Moshe Safdie. The 76-year-old architect, who apprenticed under …

Alas, No More Tricked-Out Basements for London Billionaires

The (ludicrous) London micro-trend of creating multi-level basement extensions to evade the city's preservation codes will soon come to an end, to the dismay (surely) of many billionaires and oligarchs. The building of luxurious subterranean playgrounds, which has given rise to the term "iceberg …

Refugee Camp for Syrians in Jordan Evolves as a Do-It-Yourself City

A young Syrian salesman stopped into Ahmad Bidawi’s barbershop for a shave the other day. Music wafted on fan-cooled air. Outside, on what has become …

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The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Articles about 4 award winning small spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed on our desks and it looks great! We're excited for it to hit your mailboxes and newsstands in...<p>Our inaugural award for design innovation goes to a firm whose architectural orb is lean, green, and buoyant.<p>Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that …

Luker House in Barnes / Jamie Fobert Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Services Engineer, Henry Luker, commissioned a generously-sized family home in the village of Barnes in …

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The Top 10 Viral Videos on Architecture

Is YouTube a valuable source of education and inspiration when it comes to architecture, or just an ocean of mindless tomfoolery for the procrastination generation? The answer it seems, is almost certainly both: here are some fine examples from either end of the spectrum, along with a few in …

Architecture

Bjarke Ingels unveils spiralling museum for Swiss watchmaker

<b>News:</b> Danish firm BIG has been commissioned to expand the headquarters of Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet by adding a spiralling museum that coils …

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Divergence House / FOS

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Situated inside an existing lush garden in the middle of one of Bangkok's expatriate areas, Divergence …

Architecture

In Defense of Locatecture: Why We Should Move Away From Globalized Models Of Architecture

"Today, European architects regularly work in the United States, Americans work in Europe, and everybody works in Asia. This globalization of …

Library of South University of Science and Technology of China / Urbanus

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Nowadays, as books cease to be the primary carrier for the transfer of knowledge, the meaning of “The …

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DM2 Housing / OODA

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> One of the most demanding tasks in Porto nowadays is the intervention on the major amount of old and …

House Mecano by ROBLESARQ

ROBLESARQ have designed House Mecano in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica.<p>Description<p>House Mecano is a body composed of a structure, a skin and a …

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Call for Papers: STUDIO#06 – POWER

The relationship between Architecture and Power has been the main character in the urban transformation with no space-time boundaries. Architecture …

Contemporist

Casey Key House

The Main House, the largest of three structures on a family coastal compound, is a U-shaped courtyard structure elevated on piles to meet FEMA …

Something Cool: Photos Of Huge Snow Sculptures In China

The 26th Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo is in full swing in China. Known as the largest festival of its kind the world, it's always pretty spectacular.<p>We thought we'd round up some pictures to give you a sense of the wonder:

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Feldbalz House by Gus Wüstemann Architects

Gus Wüstemann Architects designed the Feldbalz house for a family in Zurich, Switzerland.<p>Description from the architects:<p>It’s not a house but a …