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Sayama Forest Chapel

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Tokyo, Japan

A small multi-religious chapel located near a protected forest in the corner of the Sayama cemetery, in the vast suburbs of Tokyo. The minimalist and poetic chapel devoted to multi-religious contemplation is designed by the Tokyo architect Hiroshi Nakamura.

MAAT Museum

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Lisbon, Portugal

Blending structure into landscape, British AL_A Architect’s New MAAT Museum stitches Lisbon’s riverfront back to the city – establishing a visual and physical connection across the Tagus River. Its serpentine form reflecting muted readings of water and light, whilst introducing an international dialogue back towards Lisbon’s rich creative scene.

The Taubman Complex

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Southfield, Michigan, USA

The A. Alfred Taubman Engineering, Architecture, and Life Sciences Complex is a new academic laboratory building that provides advanced facilities for robotics engineering, biomedical engineering, life sciences and related programs.

Naoshima Hall

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Naoshima Island, Japan

The Naoshima Hall project, by Hiroshi Sambuichi, places a beautifully nuanced building in Honmura, an old castle town on the island’s eastern edge. It is at once a work of art, an astonishing piece of architecture, and a symbol of Sambuichi’s research into this island’s many ‘flows.’

What's New On The Bookshelf? March 2017

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This month in 'What's New on the Bookshelf' we recommend five different books including topics as politics, architecture tradition and representations within architecture. Firstly, we'll take a look on postcolonial Nigeria and the political struggles that arose in the wake of city planning. Also, we'll provide insight in Japanese domestic architecture after World War 2 - the first comprehensive study made on the topic. And eventually, we'll take a closer look on representations and the use of photography as a means of creating architecture. Finally, the ETH Studio Basel presents their research conducted on the processes of urbanization in six different territories.

The Experimentarium

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Learning combined with great amusement is the main concept behind the newly reopened Experimentarium centre north of Copenhagen. As an inclusive and playful counterpart to curriculums in primary schools and known for its profound focus on science and technology, the centre brings scientific matters to an eye level for the youngest.