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Swiss building provides refuge for the hypersensitive

Adliswil - No smoking, no perfume, no mobile phone use -- the list of rules at a newly opened apartment building on the outskirts of Zurich is long.
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP)

Lighting costs Rio's iconic Christ statue tip of thumb

Rio De Janeiro - The iconic statue of Jesus overlooking Rio de Janeiro, one of the city's most recognizable landmarks, has lost a thumb tip to lightening, a report said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Officials in Beijing suburb build Kremlin copy

Beijing - Local officials in a Beijing suburb have built themselves a white-walled, gold-domed office complex resembling Moscow's Kremlin, state media reported, prompting anger among Chinese who condemned the lavish buildings.
In the Media by AFP

Photo Essay: Amsterdam, tapestry of old and new architecture Special

Amsterdam - Unlike Hongkong, Montreal and a few other cities, Amsterdam does not have an internationally known and recognized skyline. Instead, the Dutch capital is more like a tapestry where sometimes the architecture is very modern, then again charmingly old.
Digital Journal Report by R. C. Camphausen - 9 comments

Dutch Architect plans 'endless' house using 3D printer technology

A Dutch architect hopes to use 3D printer technology to ‘print off’ a futuristic 12,000 square feet ‘endless’ house. Janjaap Ruijssenaars of Universe Architecture aims to complete construction of his concept 'Landscape House' in 2014.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Upside down house: A Polish village’s topsy-turvy tourist draw

A house constructed entirely upside down is now a tourist attraction for the tiny village of Szymbark in northern Poland. As well as presenting topsy turvy from the exterior, the house’s internal contradictions proved problematic during construction.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 7 comments

Photo Essay: A architectural treasure — Scarritt-Bennett Center Special

Nashville - The Gothic architectural style of the Scarritt-Bennett Center has intrigued visitors and native Nashvillians for nearly ninety years.
Digital Journal Report by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer dies aged 104

Rio De Janeiro - The modernist Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer perhaps best known for the striking design of many buildings in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, has died aged 104.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 3 comments

Historic Frank Lloyd Wright House faces demolition

Phoenix - A Phoenix home designed by iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright faces imminent demolition, if the home is not granted historic designation soon!
In the Media by B. Thomas Cooper - 1 comment

Photo Essay: The neoclassical Schermerhorn Symphony Center Special

Nashville - The Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, TN is as well known for its distinctive architecture, grand chandeliers and amazing acoustics, as it is for the wonderful music.
Digital Journal Report by Greta McClain - 1 comment
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