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Asymptote Architecture to Design “Park of Angels” in Italy

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Asymptote Architecture has been commissioned to design a park with a collection of cultural buildings on the outskirts of Peccioli, Italy.  Called the “Parco Degli Angeli,” Italian for Park of Angels, this urbanized complex will be carefully grafted into the picturesque Tuscan countryside to create a dialogue with the surrounding farmland and historical sites.  The park will include museums, interactive sculpture installations, and an amphitheater that can host 800 people.

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Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health by Frank Gehry

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Photographer Matthew Carbone has sent Dezeen his photos of Frank Gehry‘s latest project, the recently-completed Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas.The research centre for degenerative brain diseases is divided into two separate buildings connected by a courtyard.The first forms a jumble of swooping stainless-steel arcs and houses events spaces to rent.

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12 Architectural Trends That Will Define The Next Decade

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“Every great architect is — necessarily — a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.”

Those are the words of one undeniably great architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, whose visions of harmonious design and innovating urban planning amounted to his own brand of organic architecture. We’d argue that Wright wasn’t just an interpreter of his time — he was able to foresee the needs and desires of ages ahead of him. The architect is — necessarily — a visionary capable of seeing into the future.

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Rem Koolhaas blows the ceiling off the Venice Architecture Biennale

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A shiny tangle of pumps and pipes spills out above a suspended polystyrene ceiling in the central pavilion of the Venice Biennale, the metallic guts of air conditioning and sprinkler systems sliced open for all to see. Above this cross-section of a contemporary office ceiling, which hovers claustrophobically close to your head, soars a majestic dome, frescoed with heroic scenes of the evolution of art.

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Reach for the Sky: Vertical Gardens Around the World

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What once seemed like a fad in landscape architecture has become a new facade standard: the vertical garden. Whether to add greenery to an area otherwise bound by lack of space or to create a stunning living work of art for a hotel or museum, these plant-covered walls are as impressive as they are eco-friendly. Join us on a sublime tour of some of the world’s most enthralling and sprawling vines :

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The ABC of architects and their best-known buildings

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An alphabetical list of some of the world’s leading architects with their famous creations. In making this film, architect Andrea Stinga of Ombú Architecture and graphic designer Federico González had to omit numerous entries in order to assign only one architect to each letter and include many nationalities. Despite these restrictions, they found room for the likes of César Pelli, Jørn Oberg and William Van Alen

Amanda Burden: How public spaces make cities work

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Amanda Burden is the former director of the New York City Department of City Planning and chair of the City Planning Commission under Mayor Michael Bloomberg.She is a proponent of revitalizing Lower Manhattan, improving public access to the Brooklyn waterfronts, improving commuter rail into the city, and reconsidering rezoning plans, and she has a reputation of holding developers to stricter design standards than previous planning directors.

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