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Curtains as Room Dividers: Towards a Fluid and Adaptable Architecture

Over the past few decades, interior spaces have become increasingly open and versatile. From the thick walls and multiple subdivisions of Palladian villas, for example, to today's free-standing and multi-functional plans, architecture attempts to combat obsolescence by providing consistently efficient environments for everyday life, considering both present and future use. And while Palladio's old villas can still accommodate a wide variety of functions and lifestyles, re-adapting their use without changing an inch of their original design, today, flexibility seems to be the recipe for extending the useful life of buildings as far as possible.

How, then, can we design spaces neutral and flexible enough to adapt to the evolving human being, while still accomplishing the needs that each person requires today? An ancient element could help redefine the way we conceive and inhabit space: curtains.

Emperor Qianmen Hotel / asap. Image © Jonathan Leijonhufvud Ready-made Apartment / azab. Image © Luis Diaz Diaz PURE / Sílvia Rocio + Mariana Póvoa + esse studio. Image © Francisco Nogueira JL Madeira Office / Metro Arquitetos Associados. Image © Ilana Bessler + 48

Jisifang Store / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

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Shanghai, China

Aircraft Carrier Building Reform / VAUMM

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San Sebastián, Spain
  • Architects: VAUMM
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  790.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Junshan Cultural Center / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

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Amsterdam City Guide: 25 Places to See in the Capital of The Netherlands

Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Its origins lie in the 12th century, when fishermen living along the banks of the River Amstel built a bridge across the waterway near the IJ, then a large saltwater inlet. Most of the city’s territory is below sea level and therefore it lies on land that has been reclaimed from the water.

Amsterdam is all about practical urban planning, amazing cycling infrastructure, tulip-lined canal bridges and old merchant houses that tilt at impossible angles. I visited Amsterdam again last year and discovered some new places.

Muxikebarri Center of Performing Arts and Music School / LMU Arkitektura

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  • Architects: LMU Arkitektura
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  12400.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Kimpton Da An Hotel / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

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United States, China, and Japan Earn Top Spots in the World Design Rankings

While we wait for summer 2020 and another chance to watch the medal counts climb and cheer on our home countries in the next Olympics, a different type of international contest has tallied its scores and the United States has taken the gold in the World Design Rankings, with China and Japan following for second and third place respectively. Sponsored by the international A’ Design Award and Competition, the world’s largest and most diverse design accolade, the World Design Rankings are compiled based on the number of designers from each country granted an A’ Design Award.

Zhongnan Mansion Clubhouse / Kris Lin. Image © KLID Shaw Contract Group Atlanta Showroom Showroom + Office / Perkins + Will. Image © Gabriel Benzer and Nigel Marson N8-house [ House of III-BOX ] Residential House / Masahiko Sato. Image © Toshihisa Ishii Urban Skyfarm / Steve Lee. Image © Aprilli Design Studio + 23

San Jorge Church / Tabuenca & Leache

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Pamplona, Spain
  • Architects: Tabuenca & Leache
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2746.24
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2008

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Aranya Art Center / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

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New Video Explores Neri&Hu's Aranya Art Center in Northern China

Neri&Hu have unveiled a new video exploring the Aranya Art Center in Qinhuangdao, China. Designed to evoke notions of space for art versus communal space, the project places a strong emphasis on the spiritual nature of the seaside community. Drawing inspiration from the seasonal ocean waters nearby, the building seeks to encapsulate the natural wonder of water.

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Alila Bangsar / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Yuyuanlu Redevelopment / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

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100 Public Spaces: From Tiny Squares to Urban Parks

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The key to successfully designing or recovering public spaces is to achieve a series of ingredients that enhance their use as meeting places. Regardless of their scale, some important tips are designing for people's needs, the human scale, a mix of uses, multifunctionality and flexibility, comfort and safety, and integration to the urban fabric.

To give you some ideas on how to design urban furniture, bus stops, lookouts, bridges, playgrounds, squares, sports spaces, small parks and urban parks, check out these 100 notable public spaces.

‘Wanda Metropolitano’ Football Stadium / Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos

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Madrid, Spain

House in Pamplona / Pereda Pérez Arquitectos

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Pamplona, Spain

Preschool in Haro / Taller Básico de Arquitectura

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Haro, Spain