Principal Riverwalk Pavilion and Pump Station, Des Moines, Iowa (USA)

The city of Des Moines, Iowa, in the United States has no shortage of river banks: the city was founded at the confluence of the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers. Three bridges on the city's flag depict the strong presence of water.

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Myamyn street residence, Melbourne, Victoria (Australia) 

The Myamyn house has two faces: on the street side it is a Victorian house built in 1880 that is perfectly integrated into this late 19th-century residential neighbourhood in the Melbourne suburbs. 

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Barge, Hamburg (Germany) 

With “Hausboot Schwan”, his house-boat project clad entirely in zinc presented at a competition organised by the city of Hamburg, architect Daniel Wickersheim won mooring rights on the Norderkai, one of the many canals in the Hanseatic city. The initial idea was to create a link between the architecture and the aquatic element.

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Private house in Torino (Italy)

The post-war period in Italy saw widespread construction of “palazzine”, average-sized private collective housing buildings, with modern use of materials and windows, but retaining certain signs of traditional architecture, such as more or less de-structured sloped roofs.

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Paradise Project Site 4B, Hanover Street, Liverpool (UK)

Built at the heart of “Liverpool ONE”, the largest open air shopping centre in the United Kingdom, Edmund Rushton House comprises 550 m2 of commercial premises in two sections on the ground floor and twenty eight apartments on the upper floors. 

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LOC 290 Office Building, Hamburg (Germany) 

Erected like a sculpture near the Bahrenfeld S-Bahn station in the Ottensen district of Hamburg, the LOC 290 office building commands attention.   Here in the suburb of Altona, buildings have typical narrow forms that are vestiges of an agricultural past.   The LOC 290 was designed in keeping with this tradition. 

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Regent Park Aquatic Centre in Toronto (Canada)

Built at the end of the 1940s near the centre of Toronto, the Regent Park complex strictly followed one of the design principles laid down by the modern movement: towers in the middle of a green space.

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Offices of the “Gran Cruz” cellars, Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto (Portugal) 

Vila Nova de Gaia and Porto, which are separated by the Douro River, have been vying for centuries for the food trade, among which wine transported from inland by river to these two rival cities. 


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Abdoun fashion atrium, Amman (Jordan) 

The Abdoun Fashion Atrium shopping centre is designed to celebrate the meeting of architecture and fashion, playing on fluidity, vitality and dynamics.

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Impluvium Sociocultural centre, Reinosa (Spain)

In 1882, as in many Spanish towns, a market square was built in the centre of Reinosa. This metal and timber building symbolised the renewal of this Cantabrian town.

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