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Amazing projects from Europe and South Africa, and even a Herzog & de Meuron special you may have missed last week. Check them all after the break.

Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre / Peter Rich Architects Last year, architectural photographer Iwan Baan took a trip to South Africa to visit the Mapungubwe Interpretation Center designed by Peter Rich Architects. The 1,500 sqm visitor’s center includes spaces to tell the stories of the place and house artifacts, along with tourist facilities and SANParks offices. The complex is a collection of stone cladded vaults balancing on the sloped site, against the backdrop of Sandstone formations and mopane woodlands (read more…)

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Monday again. Time for you to check out some of the best projects we featured last week! Check them all after the break.

Vakko Headquarters and Power Media Center / REX Last year we presented you this interesting project by REX during its construction stage, where you could see how an unused structure was converted into the new headquarters for Vakko, integrated with a new complex steel structure. The project is now completed, and we can see the final result with photos by Iwan Baan and a complete set of drawings and diagrams courtesy of REX (read more…)

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Have you been on a vacation for the past week? Turned off your computer and coming back today? Either way, there may be some great posts we featured last week we don’t want you to miss. Check them all after the break.

The MA: Andalucia’s Museum of Memory / Alberto Campo Baeza We would like to make “the most beautiful building” for the Museo de al Memoria de Andalucía (Andalusia’s Museum of Memory) in Granada. The MA. A museum that wishes to transmit the entire history of Andalusia. As early as Roman times, Strabo described the inhabitants of Andalusia as “the most cultivated of the Iberians, who have laws in verse.” (read more…)

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Philip Johnson (1906-2005), one of the most influential American architects portrayed by David LaChapelle.

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Some great projects we want you to see you may have missed during the weekend. Check them all after the break!

Grand Canal Theatre / Daniel Libeskind The concept of the Grand Canal Square Theatre and Commercial Development is to build a powerful cultural presence expressed in dynamic volumes sculpted to project a fluid and transparent public dialogue with the cultural, commercial and residential surroundings whilst communicating the various inner forces intrinsic to the Theatre and office buildings (read more…)

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Houses, an office, a culture center, and a bubble. Yes, a bubble. All of them, great projects you may have missed this week. Check them all after the break.

VitraHaus / Herzog & de Meuron Over the years the Vitra Campus has become an architecture museum, featuring works by the most renowned architects: Frank Ghery, Zaha Hadid, Alvaro Siza, Tadao Ando, Jean Pruvé, Nicholas Grimshaw, Buckminster Fuller and SANAA (under construction). The latest addition to the complex is the VitraHaus building, a series of stacked pitched-roof boxed, designed by Herzog & de Meuron for Vitra’s Home Collection (read more…)

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A nice project, a great interview, and an amazing video that you may have missed this weekend. Check them all after the break.

Museum of Pontevedra, First Phase / UP Arquitectos Amplify or build a new building. What is the critical mass that converts the former into the latter? From the outset we understood that the building to be rehabilitated (the old school in C/Sarmiento, located in the historic centre of Pontevedra) should be completed with a construction that made it a unit, in a new block of the city (read more…)

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At ArchDaily we know weekends are for you to rest, enjoy your time, and relax. However, we keep working and featuring the best projects we have, so we are afraid you may have missed some really great stuff. Fortunately for you, starting today, every Monday we’ll feature the very best of our weekends. Check the other two after the break.

Charred Cedar House / naf architect & design The site is located in a district where many traditional sake breweries preserve good old Japanese street with plaster and charred cedar walls. In winter, during sake brewing season, a cloud of steam comes out from red brick chimneys of the breweries and the scent of sake wafts in the air. “Charred Cedar House” stands in such neighborhood (read more…)

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Every week we have so many good posts that we don’t want you to miss anything. That’s why starting today, every Friday, we’ll have a look at the most interesting projects or interviews of the week for you to see. The other four after the break.

Fujitsobo / Archivision This beauty parlor stands in the Omote-sando area of Tokyo, which represents one of the trend setting centers for this metropolis. The building has three roof openings which pours light into the interior and, which, by slit-like openings in the floor is led into the floors below, reaching the ground floor, which in turn can be seen from the street level through its large glass windows (read more…)