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eduardo souto de moura transforms portuguese farming village into luxury retreat

  in portugal, pritzker laureate eduardo souto de moura has helped transform a historic farming village into a luxury hotel and retreat. surrounded by ancient oaks, olive groves, and vineyards, ‘são lourenço do barrocal’ is situated in south-central portugal, close to the spanish border. the agricultural complex, which measures just over 37,000 square meters, is […]

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shigeru ban’s disaster relief shelters made from bamboo and paper go on view in sydney

  two emergency relief shelters designed by shigeru ban have been constructed in the courtyard garden of sydney’s sherman contemporary art foundation (SCAF). the project pairs one of ban’s schemes for japan’s 1995 kobe earthquake with his latest emergency design for last year’s disaster in ecuador. the two structures are complemented with an exhibition presented […]

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bengo studio’s tree house hotel in china comprises a series of stacked timber volumes

a number of the in habitable boxes have accessible rooftops, offering panoramic views across the scenic setting.

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