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John Pawson converts WW2 bunker into museum of Southeast Asian art in Berlin

Architectural designer John Pawson has transformed a pair of second-world-war telecommunication bunker into an art and furniture museum in Berlin’s Kreuzberg neighbourhood. The Feuerle Collection is a private museum hosting the contemporary art, Imperial Chinese furniture, and ancient Southeast Asian art collections of Désiré Feuerle.

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Neri&Hu transforms Beijing missile factory into car workshop and office

Shanghai studio Neri&Hu has converted a former missile factory in Beijing into a car repair garage and offices with an industrial-style metal staircase, mesh cages and painted brickwork. Inside The Garage, a mechanics workshop catering to Beijing’s some 7 million vehicles is flanked by offices

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Quadrangle Architects transforms brick warehouse in Toronto into creative workspaces

Canadian firm Quadrangle Architects has transformed a 19th-century brick building once used to store wine into a workspace for designers, artists and tech companies. Named 60 Atlantic Avenue, the 43,000-square-foot building (3,995 square metres) is located in Toronto’s Liberty Village

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Appareil Architecture merges two Montreal flats to create house with a sunken living room

Montreal firm Appareil Architecture has combined two dwellings in the city, which involved removing walls to bring in more natural light and creating a new sunken lounge space. Because the renovation merges the two formerly separate units, fewer walls were required to divide

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Colonnades frame landscaped courtyards at Buddhist retreat in rural England

This Buddhist retreat by Walters & Cohen Architects features a cluster of pitched-roof structures arranged around tranquil courtyards in the English countryside. The Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre is located on the site of a former farm in Suffolk and is operated by the London Buddhist Centre (LBC),

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1100 Architect elevates concrete house above a bluff on a tiny Japanese island

This beachside house on Japan’s Ikema Island is perched on a concrete base to ensure the living spaces inside enjoy an optimal view of the East China Sea. The holiday home was designed by New York- and Frankfurt-based firm 1100

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Vo Trong Nghia uses perforated blocks to create decorative facade for Panasonic showroom

Light filters gently through the perforated terracotta facade of this showroom for electronics company Panasonic, designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects for the Vietnamese capital Hanoi. Panasonic and its distributor Nanoco asked Vo Trong Nghia’s Vietnam-based firm to create a showroom and gallery where they could exhibit their lighting products for

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Raumhochrosen’s woodland cabin in Austria provides respite for a life coach

Austrian architecture studio Raumhochrosen designed this compact timber cabin as a wilderness retreat for a life coach and songwriter. Tom’s Hut is located in a patch of woodland in Austria’s Wienerwald municipality, where it provides its owner respite from his busy

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Nordic’s Villa Vatnan is a hilltop house with a view over a Norwegian city

Nordic Office of Architecture has completed a concrete and glass house on the outskirts of Trondheim, Norway, that offers its occupants impressive views. Villa Vatnan was developed by Oslo-based Nordic Office of Architecture for a steeply sloping site on the edge of

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Critics underwhelmed by “clumsy” new Design Museum

The Design Museum’s new home inside the former Commonwealth Institute in London is an oak-heavy, hotel-like interior that is impressive, but could have been so much more exhilarating, according to critics. London’s relocated Design Museum opened its doors to the public for the

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