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ALEJANDRO ARAVENA, by The Guardian

Alejandro Aravena: architect, equaliser,el visionario The award-winning Chilean designer has made it his quest to create buildings that remove cities’ natural divisions When we first meet, Alejandro Aravena is sitting in a New York cafe, sketching in a journal and nibbling on a cheese omelette. Architects tend to straddle the line between art and engineering,…

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SENSING SPACES: ARCHITECTURE REIMAGINED, at The Royal Academy

Architects including Álvaro Siza, Eduardo Souto de Moura and Kengo Kuma have taken over the galleries of London’s Royal Academy of Arts for an architecture exhibition that features a labyrinth of sticks, an inhabitable timber monument and a web of scented bamboo. Opening to the public later this week, Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined comprises a series of site-specific installations inserted into the main…

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GRINDBAKKEN, by Rotor

Grindbakken A masterplan has been designed for the docks of Ghent. Some buildings have to disappear while concrete will be poured somewhere else, waterside dwellers will meet new neighbours and yesterday’s practices will make way for current activities. Following this plan, a 160 meter long concrete structure, the Grindbakken – used in the past to transfer gravel…

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NHDK 88 TIMES RESHAPE, by Victor Enrich

NHDK’s video by Victor Enrich Architectural photographer Victor Enrich has shared with ArchDaily a series of 88 images — one for every key in the classical piano —  exploring the various formal possibilities of the NH Deutscher Kaiser Hotel in Munich, Germany. “I found it beautiful,” says Enrich, “to connect two distinct artistic disciplines such as photography and computer graphics with…

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IMPOSSIBLE ARCHITECTURE, by Filip Dujardin

Belgian artist Filip Dujardin is also an architectural photographer by profession and extends his fascination with the artform through his fictional building series. Dujardin’s photomontages are a collection of impossible structures created using a digital collaging technique from photographs of real buildings in and around Ghent, Belgium. Most of his architectural creations are structurally implausible, however, seem perfectly ordinary at…

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LUMINOTHÉRAPIE, in Montréal

Every day until February 2, starting at nightfall, the luminous installation Entre les rangs turns Place des Festivals into a wonderland, while Trouve Bob, a monumental series of seven animations, transforms the Quartier’s building façades into a city-sized animated game. With Entre les rangs, Place des Festivals is transformed into a futuristic wheat field created…

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CHRISTMAS TREE INSTALLATION, by Hello Wood

Every year, Budapest-based art program Hello Wood constructs a Christmas installation in Hungary’s capital. This year, the studio utilized 365 traditional toboggans to build a 10.5 meter tall intricately geometric christmas tree at the entrance to the Palace of Arts along the Danube river. Erected in only one week, the structure consists of a 4.5 ton steel…