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Princeton University researchers develop tougher cement inspired by shells

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Engineers at Princeton University have developed a new cement composite, inspired by the material found within certain shells, that is 17 times more crack-resistant than standard cement and 19 times more able to stretch and deform without breaking.

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BIG marks progress on Habitat 67-inspired KING Toronto development

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The project, which began construction in mid-2020, is inspired by Moshe Safdie’s Habitat 67 design and will culminate at 16 stories while adding an “experimental” touch to the nightlife-rich King Street West corridor.

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a-fact wins competition for Montenegro museum inspired by surrounding mountains

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Selected from 48 submissions, the scheme is inspired by the nature of Montenegro, with stone cladding reflecting nearby mountains. A group led by Milan/London-based a-fact has won an international competition for the design of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Natural History Museum, and Park of Arts & Culture in Podgorica, Montenegro.

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Architecture Inspiring Fashion: Villa Malaparte, the Eiffel Tower, and Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute Host Runway Shows

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View this post on Instagram A post shared by JACQUEMUS (@jacquemus) Beyond serving as mere backdrops for fashion shows, architecture often influences fashion collections , contributing spatially to their storytelling, offering material inspiration, and showcasing the connection between structure and shape.

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Foster + Partners tops out Shenzhen skyscraper inspired by rock formations and paper folding

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The tower’s north facade is inspired by rock formations in China with stacked bays varying in height, while the south-facing facade is inspired by the geometries of traditional paper folding.

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New 'Zillow Gone Wild' HGTV show to launch inspired by popular Instagram account

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Friday, May 3rd, will see the launch of a new show on HGTV inspired by the popular Instagram account Zillow Gone Wild. The show, which bears the same name as the social media account, will offer insights into “exceptionally weird, wacky, and wild properties that sellers put on the market every day.”

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DIALOG and Smoke Architecture complete Ontario college building inspired by Indigenous principles

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Paying homage to Indigenous traditions and nature-inspired sustainability, the scheme is rooted in the Mi’kmaq concept of “Two-Eyed Seeing,” which “harmonizes Indigenous wisdom and Western perspectives.”