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  • Designs for the Sleuk Rith Institute – a new institution and genocide memorial in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh – have been unveiled. The institute brings together a museum, research centre, graduate school, document archives and research library. The vision of Youk Chhang, a tireless human rights activist and investigator of the Khmer Rouge atrocities, […]


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  • It takes the oft-seen tent as prototype in earthquake zone. The exterior is mortared in a way widely applied in Chinese urban areas, while the interior wall is painted with the girl’s favorite color pink, with remaining items of her short life hung on the wall. Light penetrates down from the round skylight, making this tiny […]


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The National Park Service joined forces with the National Endowment for the Arts to sponsor an open competition to design a monument to the first women’s rights convention in America. The fragmentary remains of the gathering place and the surrounding land would be the centerpiece of the newly established Women’s Rights National Historical Park. An […]


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The Pine Lake Cottage emphasizes affordability with an eye for efficiency. Emerging from the tear down of the previous residence, this cottage was built entirely on the preexisting foundation. In addition to being a cost effective solution this strategy also minimized the buildings impact on the surrounding natural environment. Investing in energy saving solutions for […]


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Concept: absence of architect ‘Hof van Busleyden’ consists of a complex of buildings, built out of brick and sandstone in replicating late-gothic style, around three external spaces: the small northern court-yard with pine trees, the central rectangular one, paved with cobblestones, and the south-oriented town garden. Since 1938 its function is the one of city […]


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