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This ‘stainless-steel tornado’ is nearing completion in France
Frank Gehry’s glittering, aluminium-clad tower is taking shape in the south of France. The 56-metre Luma Arles sits on a six-and-a-half-hectare former SCNCF rail yard in Arles, and is the centrepiece of a new $241m …
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Zaha Hadid Architects to build 460-hectare Russian smart city
Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) and TPO Pride Architects have been selected by a competition jury to build Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, a new smart city west of Moscow. The winning design incorporates electric mobility and other smart technologies …
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Ever dreamed of becoming a Lord? Well, for $12.6m, now you can
After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s recent charm offensive Down Under, there’s every chance you’ve grown a little fonder of the Royals in recent weeks. Perhaps you even harbour your own ambitions of marrying into …
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La Mamounia, ‘The Best Hotel in the World’, is up for sale
The Moroccan government plans to sell its 51 per cent stake in Marrakech’s famed La Mamounia hotel sometime in 2019, two people involved in the plan recently told Bloomberg. Named Best Hotel in the World at the 2018 …
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Airport larger than the size of Manhattan opens in Turkey
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened the world’s largest airport on Monday, amid pleas from human rights groups to release dozens of labour leaders and activists who were arrested last month for protesting against rough working conditions. Described by …
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Breathtaking underground hotel set to open in Shanghai
Ask the concierge for a room with a view and you’re unlikely to be escorted underground. Unless, of course, you’re just outside Shanghai. The InterContinental Hotels Group is on the cusp of opening a new …
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Starbucks opens recycled container store in Taiwan
Starbucks has opened its first container store in Taiwan, a two-storey cafe designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. Kuma, who built Starbucks Japan’s Fukuoka store and is the exterior architect for the upcoming Starbucks Reserve …
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Engineer spends two years building Lego Apple Park
Roughly a year after Apple opened its long-anticipated Apple Park in Cupertino, California, fans of the tech giants have been rewarded with another inspirational building to marvel at – only this one’s made of Lego. …
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Toronto set to welcome its own Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Renowned architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has had a 57,000-square metre mixed-use development approved in downtown Toronto, more than two years after it first unveiled the design. Located on the busy King Street West …
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