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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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Italian-ness. We know it when we see it, and when we don’t, it is often in a Fiat Chrysler product. When stepping into a Maserati Ghibli only to find a Chrysler touchscreen and switchgear, for instance, we get the sinking

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid

When the first Chrysler minivans hit the market in 1984, they revolutionized family transportation. The front-wheel-drive vans offered car like ride and handling in a compact shape that preserved a lot of the space and practicality of larger vans and

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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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2017 Volkswagen Golf

In just a few weeks, Volkswagen will launch a face lifted version of its seventh-generation Golf—but the makeover will be so modest that you may not notice it at first glance. Big aesthetic changes or not, anyone in the market

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2017 Audi R8 Spyder

Audi’s racy R8 seems like a fixture among supercars, but it’s easy to forget that the R8 is a relative newcomer. Indeed, the second-generation car only recently launched in coupe form, and the initial coupe version is now joined by

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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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2017 Kia Optima Hybrid

Bragging rights among hybrids often come down to a matter of just a few miles per gallon in the EPA ratings. It seems like a somewhat arbitrary metric given the old “your mileage may vary” disclaimer, but fuel economy is

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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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2017 Nissan Sentra NISMO

Every generation of the Nissan Sentra since the early 1990s has sprouted a sporty variant. Most of these hotted-up small cars have worn the SE-R badge, a name that earned a fair share of credibility after the B13-generation Sentra SE-R

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