1. Spectacular forms in the library

    Libraries all over the world are undergoing a social metamorphosis, one that is seeing them less and less devoted to the collection and cataloguing of publications and more and more open to community life – and this has produced some very interesting architectural results

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  2. A Surprise in the Wood

    In the north of Mexico Tatiana Bilbao has built a holiday home that blends into the forest thanks to its mirror-clad volumes. She has drawn on traditional know-how and materials to link it with the local architecture

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  3. Looking beyond the emergency

    Dignified, comfortable, sturdy and sustainable: this is what we should expect from a structure that houses refugees from war, survivors of an earthquake or people displaced by natural disasters. And it is an act of great sensitivity to fit the front door with a lock

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  4. Preview Abitare 576

    Preview contains the article devoted to the holiday home clinging to the rocks designed by OOAK Studio in Karpathos, along with several pages from other reports. READ Abitare Preview

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  5. Abitare 576

    Houses with a sea view in São Paulo, Duban, Karpathos and Camogli. From 20 July at the newsstands

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  6. Woodland vacation

    A small environmentally friendly chalet has suddenly materialized in the middle of a forest in Quebec, near Austen in the tourist region of Eastern Townships. The form devised by Appareil architecture stems from rigorous study of the site and the woodland setting

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  7. Sensory design improves life

    Surfaces that emit sounds when touched, devices for the hearing-impaired that translate sounds into vibrations: interaction and accessibility are the keywords in an ongoing exhibition in New York

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  8. Canali and the factory-garden

    The architect Guido Canali conceptually reinterprets industrial architecture in his model headquarters for Prada near Arezzo, immersed in greenery and bathed in natural light

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  9. The chandeliers by Gio Ponti have been restored

    The chandeliers designed by Gio Ponti for his Milanese church, San Francesco al Fopponino, shine again after forty years. Thanks to the effort of Olivari's workshop

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  10. Headquarters on the Seine

    The new Orange headquarters in Paris was conceived by Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés to encourage teamwork: it features garden spaces and large windows onto the city and surrounding landscape

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Quote of the day

Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture.

Arthur Erickson