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Raket School, Kiruna (Sweden)

Kiruna is a town with a singular destiny. Its eighteen thousand inhabitants live in the northernmost town in Sweden, in the heart of Lapland, 145 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. In 1900, the presence of iron ore and gold justifi ed the creation of a town in this isolated inhospitable territory with an extremely harsh climate.

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Collective housing, Brooklyn, New York (USA)

The imposing Domino factory has been located in Brooklyn for more than 150 years and is no ordinary building. It is a historic New York city monument, and there was a time when more than half the sugar consumed in the union was produced within its walls. It was inconceivable that the end of refining activities and closure of the site in 2004 should lead to the disappearance of this major element of industrial heritage, ideally positioned on the east bank of the East River, facing Manhattan, at the landing of the Williamsburg Bridge.

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Farmville, Paredes (Portugal)

Farmville: the name of this project by the AND-RÉ architecture firm will sound familiar to many. It is the name of an application allowing its 82 million users to experience the joys of farming on a daily basis. 

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Porter House, New-York (USA)

At the intersection of 9th Avenue and 15th Street, Porter House adds an original touch to the rich architectural mix of historic Manhattan.   

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Noss a Senhor a de Fátima Chapel, Idanha-a-Nova (Portugal)

Two slopes and nothing more. That's how one could sum up this chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Fátima in the north of Portugal.

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Church of the Resurrection of Christ -Sesto San Giovanni, Milan (Italy)

The Church of the Resurrection of Christ was founded in the 1960s by worker-priests. At that time, Sesto San Giovanni, a town north of Milan, was one of the hubs of the post-war “Italian miracle”, an economic boom driven by heavy industry. 

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Lighthouse, Estados Islands (Argentina)

In 1994, during his second stay in the Estados islands, off Cape Horn, the sailor André Bronner decided to rebuild the lighthouse which had inspired Jules Verne and had allowed innumerable boats to made a safe passage around the southern tip of Latin America.

 

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The cube, Amphitheatre, Strasbourg (France) 

The Haute École de Strasbourg, a protestant humanist establishment created in 1538 by Jean Sturm, is the birthplace of the local University. In the opinion of its founders, a city owed its reputation as  much to the intellectual work it produced as to the goods it manufactured. 

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Church, Jeju (South Korea)

The island of Jeju, a block of Korean territory located in the strait that connects with the Sea of Japan, sums up Jun Itami’s career. A Korean national born in Tokyo in 1937, this architect spent most of his career in the land of the rising sun. In later life, he decided to return to his roots in an effort to solve his identity issues: in Korea people thought he was a Japanese architect and vice versa…

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Ito International Research Center, Tokyo (Japan)

The Hongo campus of the University of Tokyo is like a city within the city. After the 1923 earthquake, it was completely rebuilt in a neo-gothic style. In the 1970s, architect Hisao Kohyama was made responsible for the entire site and tried to reconcile preserving the site’s identity with the development requirements of an internationally renowned university.

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