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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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‘If Alice in Wonderland had liked rock this is where she would have spent her days and nights…’ summarized Mathieu Lehanneur. Electric, the new cultural platform in Paris, is already an event in itself: a 1,000 m2penthouse in which the designer has devised a canopy of sound suspended between heaven and earth, monumental electrical braids […]


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Inspired by Japanese sliding doors, the Tre shelves are made with no visible screws or nails. Designed by Nina Jobs, the Tre shelf units are seamlessly assembled using a combination of wood blocks and thin metal shelving. With an organized simplicity, Tre accommodates the living room as well as your home office, allowing the individual to […]


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