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Mo Beach Mo Benches: Norwegian Firm Crafts Waterfront Plan Along Fjord Coastline

Norwegian firm Arkitektgruppen Cubus AS has conjured up a subtle design intervention for a small stretch of Norway’s fjord coastline. Located in Mo i Rana, a town North of the studio’s Bergen headquarters, the plan reshapes portions of the waterfront through the placement of modular seating, shelters, and walkways. The components of the scheme are […]
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Summer Reading: ‘Beach Library’ Pops Up In Southern France


Photo courtesy of Phillipe Piron  Architect Matali Crasset’s latest design is the “Bibliothèque de Plage,” or “Beach Library,” which crawls Istres, France’s coastline. The portable structure houses 350 titles, including some of Crasset’s favorite novels like Eat Me by Agnes Desarthes and Things by George Perec. It’s not a food vendor, but this pop-up library may just …Continue Reading
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Summer Reading: ‘Beach Library’ Pops Up In Southern France


Photo courtesy of Phillipe Piron  Architect Matali Crasset’s latest design is the “Bibliothèque de Plage,” or “Beach Library,” which crawls Istres, France’s coastline. The portable structure houses 350 titles, including some of Crasset’s favorite novels like Eat Me by Agnes Desarthes and Things by George Perec. It’s not a food vendor, but this pop-up library may just …Continue Reading
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The Race To Revive The Rockaways Before Sandy’s 1st Birthday


In keeping with the snappy speed of New Yorkers’ work ethic, the effort to revitalize the peninsula of Long Island known as the Rockaways following the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy was swift. A two-phase competition to reconsider the approximately 80-acre Arverne East section was launched in April by a host of public and private partners, including …Continue Reading
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Foster + Partners Designs Luxury Highrise For Miami


This Foster + Partners-designed luxury tower in Miami Beach doesn’t much resemble the rest of the work in the famed firm’s portfolio, but it nonetheless is an elegant addition to their oeuvre. Commissioned by Argentine developer Alan Faena, the Faena Houses is somewhere between conceptual design and construction—units are now being sold, but the only …Continue Reading
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Top 10: Divine Architecture For Meditation


Tudela-Culip Restoration Project by EMF Estudi Martí Franch, Ardévols Associates Consultants. Photo: Pau Ardavol. Sometimes you might be tired of meditating on the corners of Mies’ Mineral and Metals Building. Of thinking deeply about Corbusier’s sculptures at Chandigarh, to no avail. Sometimes, maybe you don’t want to meditate on architecture but with the help of architecture? Architecture has a …Continue Reading
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Surf’s Up, Chap! How Vectorworks Helped A Sleepy English Beach Town Go Modern


Not all seaside architecture need be weathered and worn. England may be famous for its salt-pelted beachfront villages, but the isle’s traditional vacation spots have begun awakening to the sleeker charms of modern design. No doubt we owe some of this progress to the evangelism of the pop philosopher Alain de Botton, who brought modern …Continue Reading
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Fire Island’s Old Flame Rekindled With Pines Pavilion


A note to our readers: HollwichKushner (HWKN) is Architizer’s sister company. Architizer was cofounded three years ago from within HWKN and now shares an office with the architecture firm. Architizer is proud of its heritage as the only global architecture platform born from an architecture firm and run by practicing architects. Out of the ashes …Continue Reading
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