Archilovers #488 - Light Matters
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November
7th
2018
Light Matters
Chao Hotel Beijing
Chao Hotel Beijing
Pechino / China / 2018
gmp Architekten
Seashore Chapel
Seashore Chapel
Qinhuangdao / China / 2015
Vector Architects
Casas Catalinas
Casas Catalinas
Río Ceballos / Argentina
Agustín Lozada
Fabrica Research Centre
Fabrica Research Centre
Treviso
Tadao Ando
Gösta Serlachius Museum
Gösta Serlachius Museum
Finland / 2014
MX_SI
AgriNesture
AgriNesture
Vietnam / 2018
H&P Architects
Plain House
Plain House
China / 2017
Wutopia Lab
House of Senzoku-Ike | Monolith
House of Senzoku-Ike | Monolith
Tokyo / Japan / 2015
Kidosaki Architects Studio
Tlalpan Financial Headquarters
Tlalpan Financial Headquarters
Tlalpan / Mexico / 2017
BROISSINarchitects
Silena, the soulful hotel
Silena, the soulful hotel
Rio di Pusteria / Italy / 2017
noa*
Inside-Out
Inside-Out
Atene / Greece / 2018
Nikos Ktenàs
Song Art Museum
Song Art Museum
Pechino / China / 2017
Vermilion Zhou Design Group
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On November 1, 2018, the Snøhetta  and Dialog Architecture + Interiors designed Calgary’s New Central Library  opened its doors to the public. With aims to welcome over twice as many annual visitors to its 240,000 SF of expanded facilities, the library will fill a vital role for the…
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It is the first online application allowing you to manage both your own professional profile and that of your design office, of your company, of your occasional team. An open community that is based on real collaborations, professional interactions and networks.
But it is also simply a large online library where you can browse amongst contemporary architecture projects, designers of international fame but above all small design offices spread out here and there all over the world, which will surprise you for their quality and creativity.
Apart from these basic functions which it shares with the most widespread social networks, Archilovers marks a turning point in how architecture and design are communicated and “consumed”.

The project fact sheet is the showcase of your works, as they progress or still in the design phase. You can publish information regarding projects you have written, co-written or which you are in some way professionally involved, respecting copyright and privacy. Your project fact sheets are accessible from the homepage of Archilovers under the item “Project”, or amongst the results of a search, or directly from your profile. For each project, you can add an unlimited number of photos, media, renderings, drawings, text description and other material.

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