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  • Norman Foster In the 21st Century Over the course of more than fifty years, the prolific oeuvre of Norman Foster has earned worldwide renown for its innovative approach and environmental commitment. The third AV monograph devoted to the British architect —after issues 38 and 78— gathers fifty works and projects developed in the 21st century, […]


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  • Steven Holl Architects is pleased to announce the release of a new book, Urban Hopes: Made in China by Steven Holl, edited by Christoph a. Kumpusch and published by Lars Müller Publishers. Embracing the reality of cities—and the infrastructural, economic, and societal challenges that they face—has inspired a distinctive genre of new work from Steven Holl […]


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Summer at the Serpentine Ten years of temporary pavilions by top architects Since 2000, the Serpentine Gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens has called on some of the world’s top architects to design summer pavilions – temporary structures that are erected next to the Gallery itself for a three-month period. The Serpentine, which was built in […]


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The biggest challenge to build this housing complex was to get the most out of space in a complicated land. The architect is a mediator between the need for the developer to generate added value and to do the right thing for the final user and the city. The building comprehends six apartments in one […]


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Energy saving strategy The energy strategy includes the local public requirements of ecological building, the supply situation at campus north and the demands in reference to sustainable building. In particular it is realized by: – no use of sanitary facilities below the tailback level (elimination of pumps), use of water saving fittings and flushing according […]


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It may come as a surprise to find a flourishing catholic monastery in the midst of an industrial city like Duisburg. The urban district of Hamborn is, however, rather different from the ones dominated by withering heavy industry. The site of the present St. Johann Abbey in Hamborn was already settled more than a thousand […]


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