Architecture

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Watch this amazing illuminated building change colour

As canvases go, this multi-faceted, looming public building in Shenzhen, China is a big one. This is MOCAPE (The Museum of Contemporary Art and Planning Exhibition), Shenzhen’s most recent large-scale cultural public building, and as well as the building itself being innovative, the designers have come up with a visually striking exterior solution that uses colour and… read more

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Ghost City – desolate beauty in Glasgow’s abandoned high rises

“I hadn’t intended to spend one year or even eight years doing this project,” says photographer and filmmaker Chris Leslie, who began to shoot the abandoned high rise flats pegged for demolition in Glasgow’s East end in 2007 when the Commonwealth Games were awarded to the city. “I was just keen to document my own city and… read more

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Why so blue? The colour of Britain’s Antarctic research station explained

What? The British Antarctic Survey‘s Halley VI, the world’s first relocatable research station for studies into climate change, the ozone layer and meteorology including space weather. The award-winning Halley VI is home to the 16 people working there during the nine-month austral winter and 52 in the three-month austral summer. The programme also helps the European Space Agency understand more… read more

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Favourite spaces: Virginia Courtauld’s gold bathroom at Eltham Palace

The original medieval Eltham Palace in south London was given to Edward II in the 14th Century, but in 1933 ritzy socialite couple Stephen and Virginia Courtauld gained its lease and were granted permission to do to the building what they wanted as long as they restored the original great hall. Sticking to the deal they added their… read more

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5 decorating lessons from the Sir John Soane Museum

One of London’s most astounding houses has to be the Sir John Soane Museum in Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Between 1792 and 1824 the renowned neo-classical architect rebuilt three neighbouring Georgian townhouses to create a home for his impressive personal collection. On his death the house was preserved by a Private Act of Parliament and today… read more

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