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The Associated Press

In Mexico, colonial ruins shattered by truck, rains

MEXICO CITY (AP) — It hasn’t been a good week for Mexico’s colonial-era architecture. The government said Thursday that a truck driver with an over-sized load had bashed through part of an archway of a centuries-old colonial aqueduct south of Mexico City. And last Friday, heavy rains caused part of the facade of a centuries-old church to collapse in the Yucatan peninsula.
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An Angled Expansion Gives a Bungalow in Melbourne an Open-Air Slant

Building off a boxy floor plan, Splinter Society makes a diagonal cut, creating a family home that optimizes indoor/outdoor flow. Throughout the last 15 years, Melbourne-based firm Splinter Society has tackled a number of bungalow renovations. Bungalow 8 is their latest. "Bungalows make great family homes, and this modest renovation, designed to celebrate the simple joys of suburban family life, is no different," explain the architects.
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Shingle-Style Meets Scandinavia in This Well-Collected Nantucket Home by Bodron/Fruit

On the exterior, this beachfront Nantucket home looks just the rest of the immaculately preserved shingle-style houses that line the streets and beaches of this charming island-town. However, upon entering the home's lacquered blue front door, one realizes this is not your average beach house, as it challenges the notion of what coastal living is supposed to look like. While it possesses the fundamental elements of your classic beach house, architectural and interior design firm Bodron/Fruit leaned into the client's passions rather than into a pastiche of New England coastal style to create a comfortable, inviting home away from home that allows the owner to always be surrounded and comforted by what she loves with killer ocean views as a backdrop.

The 18 best free things to do in Melbourne

Consistently ranking amongst the world’s most liveable cities, Melbourne isn't a half bad place to visit either, with a wealth of attractions that encompass everything from sprawling markets and insightful museums to beautiful botanic gardens and vintage amusement parks. Even better news: you can enjoy a load of these experiences without spending a single cent. Here's our guide to the best free stuff to do in Melbourne.
Visual ArtInternational Business Times

Hong Kong Artists Revive City's Bygone Era With Miniatures

In a packed metropolis where old buildings are frequently replaced by gleaming skyscrapers, two Hong Kong model makers are trying to preserve the city's architectural past -- in painstakingly detailed miniature form. Stepping into Tony Lai and Maggie Chan's studio is like walking into a time machine, if that time...
LifestyleFreeskier Magazine

[The Gear Closet] Essential gear for the ultimate car camping getaway

What do a heatwave battering the western United States and a flash flood in the desert have in common? We all want to get to higher ground, ASAP. Whether you’re facing a work week at home without AC or just the dolldrums of early summer, we can bet that your brain is kicking into trip planning mode. If you’re already using Gaia to search for backcountry meadows with adequate snowmelt drainages, you can probably ignore this post. But if your idea of a good time is backing your truck up to a mesa overlook deep in the high desert or cranking up switchbacks to a cool high-country valley, you may want to read our picks for the best car camping gear of the season.
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The Independent

Dad leaves scathing letter to anonymous woman who forced him to tear down treehouse built for kids

A dad who built a treehouse for his son fought back with an angry sign after someone lodged a complaint with his Homeowners Association (HOA) – and the internet is on his side.According to a viral post on Reddit, the treehouse was built during the pandemic, by someone who signed his name as Dave.Based on the photo of the sign explaining what happened, a complaint was lodged to HOA demanding the child’s fort be taken down. The complaint was successful, and the father was ordered to dismantle it.“Don’t worry, you’re safe now!” the sign reads. “Your act of casual cruelty...
Food & DrinksTree Hugger

The Dirt on a Restaurant Bar Built of Rammed Earth

Architecture firm BÜRO KLK renovated the bar of Mochi, a well-known Japanese restaurant in Vienna, Austria that it originally designed in 2012. The brief was to maintain "the original, vivid character of the place while optimizing the spatial situation with regard to current needs." The architects write:. "The geometrically pleated...
Visual ArtDezeen

Frank Gehry unveils stainless steel-clad tower for Luma Arles arts centre

Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry has revealed a tower for the Luma Arles arts centre in southern France ahead of its public opening tomorrow. Named The Tower, the stainless steel-clad cultural building is the centrepiece of the Luma Arles arts centre in the city of Arles. According to Gehry,...
WorldThe Independent

Balearics on the green list: 5 things to see, eat and do on the Spanish islands

Finally, some good news for holidaymakers. Several major tourist destinations have been added to the UK government’s green list, including Malta, Madeira some Caribbean islands and the Balearic Islands. That means that from 4am on June 30, travellers returning from these countries won’t have to quarantine for 10 days. The...
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Fabian Tan Architect, Malaysia: Wallpaper* Architects’ Directory 2021

Here, we zoom into Fabian Tan’s Bewboc House project, a stand-out, minimalist renovation and extension in Kuala Lumpur. Fabian Tan leads a small team of architects at his Kuala Lumpur headquarters, creating innovative home designs with a unique character throughout Malaysia. Founded in 2012, the emerging studio focuses on residential work but designs in a large variety of scales and typologies - including from institutional, commercial and interior projects to art pieces, furniture and installations.

House in Costa do Castelo by Bak Gordon Arquitectos

Collaboration: Ana Carolina Campos, Gonçalo Frias, José Pedro Cano, Luís Pedro Pinto, Nuno Costa, Pedro Pedro. Consultants: F&C (Landscape architecture), Betar (Foundations, Structures and Geological Survey), prom&E Consulting (Electrics, Telecommunications, Security, Acoustics and Mechanics), Campo d’ Água (Hydraulics) Areas: 465m2 construction area. Date: Project 2013-15 [Works completion 2019]. Photographs: Francisco...

local architecture bureau's bogor creative hub stands as a sweeping, gestural curve

Indonesia-based practice local architecture bureau (LAB) unveils its bogor creative hub as a ‘generator for creative people.’ the project seeks to introduce an inspiring communal place that acts as an open platform for exchange and spontaneous, informal exercise. this building is situated along a large swath of land adjacent to an historic, 200 year-old building that had been built by dutch colonists. with its low stance, the geometry of the new creative hub sensitively occupies its site and is expressed in plan with a single, gestural curve that embraces a landscaped courtyard.