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ricardo flores villasana, casa habitación, mexico city 1965

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Source : jonasgrossmann

Public Housing - Paris

Located in Duployé Street, 18th arrondissement in northern Paris, this project was designed by X-TU Agency and completed in 2010.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Photos of Abandoned Shopping Malls by Seph Lawless

Ohio-based photographer Seph Lawless has documented two abandoned malls which were once gleaming symbols of the US’s booming economy.

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Eiffel Tower, Paris by redchronicles

The fantastic, abandoned Art Deco Buffalo Central Terminal railroad station . Toronto Photography Blog (Vik Pahwa) (flickr)

Source : destroyed-and-abandoned via Mosbius Designs

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Halle Pajol - Paris 18th Arrondissement

The halle Pajol was a large industrial hall built after WWI in northern Paris and used as a storage place by the french national railway company. Abandoned, it was bought by Paris in 2004 and was chosen to be a key element of the urban restructuring of the district.

It houses now a large public library, the largest parisian youth hostel, a concert hall and several offices. Several shops and a coffee shop are also included. Part of the initial structure, next to the Gare de l’Est railways harbors a covered garden. The Halle Pajol is a Zero Energy Building, the  specific shape of its roof enabled the installation of large solar panels. 

It is also a beautiful and surprisingly quiet place in a district that has begun its gentrification.

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Alhambra Palace, Granada, Spain by wamcclung

Source : understructure via maawi-gonnhirrim

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Musée d’art moderne, Paris, France.

Source : jcllib

Courtyard House by Atelier Sacha Cotture

Photo © Luca Tettoni

Source : conganh via an-architectural-statement

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Baulinder Haus por Hufft Projects

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Bare : the future of skyscrapers ?

When we imagine the future of environmentally sustainable cities, it’s common to depict them as forests of skyscrapers with, well, forests on them. But environmental writer Tim De Chant says that architects and futurists need to get real. Skyscrapers will never support trees:

There are plenty of scientific reasons why skyscrapers don’t—and probably won’t—have trees, at least not to the heights which many architects propose. Life sucks up there. For you, for me, for trees, and just about everything else except peregrine falcons. It’s hot, cold, windy, the rain lashes at you, and the snow and sleet pelt you at high velocity. Life for city trees is hard enough on the ground. I can’t imagine what it’s like at 500 feet, where nearly every climate variable is more extreme than at street level. […]

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Nagaoka City Hall Aore Kengo Kuma and Associates

"With the growth of cities and their scale, public buildings of 20th Century were likely to be driven away to the suburbs, often as isolated concrete boxes in parking lots. We wanted to reverse this flow with Nagaoka Aore. We moved the city hall back to the center of the town and revived a real “heart of town,” which is located in a walking distance from anywhere, working along with people’s everyday life. This is exactly like the city hall historically nurtured in Europe, and embodies the idea of compact city in the environment-oriented age. We adopted the traditional method of “tataki,” and “nakadoma,” which is to function as a meeting point for the community, is no longer the mere concrete box – the space is gently surrounded by placid structure, finished with wood and solar panels."

Source : archatlas

Dutchess County Residence, Main House Allied Works Architecture

"Allied Works was commissioned to design a residence, guesthouse and private gallery on 400 acres in Dutchess County, New York. Located on the eastern slopes of the Hudson River Valley, the site consists of rolling hills, open meadow and dense hardwood forest. Each of the three buildings responds to a particular landscape. Collectively, the estate and its three primary structures create a range of sensory experiences and sites for artistic interpretation."

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Red Ralf Wendrich

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