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How Lime Enhances Contemporary Architecture

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Natural House / Ideo arquitectura. Image © Salva López The history of the use of lime in the construction industry dates back thousands of years, spanning cultures and communities worldwide. In fact, around 4000 B.C., the ancient Egyptians used quicklime mixed with water as a building material for their pyramids.

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Hypostyle: Contemporary Interpretations of an Ancient Concept

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In contemporary architecture, it is possible to see different kinds of examples of how this concept is revived. Famous examples of the use of this concept are Great Hypostyle Hall (c. 13th and mid-14th centuries), World Heritage Site located in present-day Turkey.

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Exploring Linear Brick Aesthetics in Contemporary Architecture

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In addition to these qualities, the use of bricks in contemporary architecture is distinguished by experimenting with placement, orientation, and material textures, as well as embracing minimalistic design principles focused on simple and clean lines. Read more »

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Transforming Historic Industrial Buildings in US Cities: 6 Buildings Adapted For The Contemporary Workspace

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Consequently, architects face the challenge and responsibility of adapting these buildings to contemporary functionalities. These buildings hold historical and architectural significance and are often protected from demolition. Read more »

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The Use of Natural Stone in Contemporary Argentinian Architecture

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Image © Gonzalo Viramonte From Tafí del Valle to San Carlos de Bariloche , the implementation of natural stone in contemporary Argentine architecture reveals the decisions of architects seeking to maintain a dialogue with their surrounding environment and highlight the purity of materials. House in Candonga / Fomento Estudio.

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Theaster Gates' 'The Gift and The Renege' highlights the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston's summer programming

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A new exhibition of Theaster Gates ’ large-scale paintings, sculpture, and installation work depicting the complex dynamics – both seen and unseen – undergirding the architecture and everyday lives of marginalized communities across the United States is coming to the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) this summer.

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Symmetry in Architecture: 15 Contemporary Collective Housing Units in Latin America

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Contemporary architecture evolves day by day by implementing different strategies to create habitable spaces where people can carry out their daily activities, meet their needs, and more. Image © Cesar Bejar What is symmetry in architecture ? Why is it used to design spaces?