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Yummy wooden waffles installed at Canada's National Arts Centre

Diamond Schmitt Architects warms up the joint Back on Våffeldagen (Swedish Waffle Day) we showed a rendering of the new waffle ceiling being built at the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa. It’s now complete; I should probably be waiting until the American National Waffle Day on August 25 to …

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Dome and curved walls of bamboo renew this open-air cafe

We’ve seen a renaissance in bamboo architecture in recent years, as designers are pushing the material in innovative ways, both structurally as a new kind of “green steel,” and aesthetically as well. Vietnam’s Vo Trong Nghia Architects is one of these pioneers, having done a number of projects that feature …

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Passive House buildings go from small to extra-large

There is a building revolution going on in New York City, as it becomes “the passive house epicentre of the country.” Anyone who thinks that Passive House design is just for houses should have a look at Sendero Verde, a huge new project by Handel Architects in New York City. …

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