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Guillem Carrera’s care home in northern Spain encourages residents to socialise

September 14, 2018 Ali Morris 0

Architect Guillem Carrera has completed an environmentally friendly elderly care home and day centre on a wedge-shaped plot in the Spanish village of Blancafort. The passive building functions as both a residential old age home and a day centre where the retired inhabitants of Blancafort, and its neighbouring municipalities, can come to socialise. Spanish architect Carrera ensured

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Warrior One yoga studio uses textured surfaces to reference the nearby sea

September 5, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

Design studio Golden has incorporated a textured sisal ceiling and a muted palette of colours to create a connection to the sea, for Warrior One’s second yoga studio in Melbourne. The ocean and the coastline informed the materials and colour palette in the interior of the yoga studio in the coastal suburb of Mordialloc. Golden aimed to create

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Maternity facility in rural Uganda is entirely self-sustaining

August 23, 2018 India Block 0

HKS Architects and Engineers for Overseas Development have built a maternity unit in Uganda, using local materials, skills and technology to create a sustainable facility. The 275-square-metre Kachumbala Maternity Unit, which opened six months ago, can accommodate up to six births a day and offers hugely improved aftercare facilities to the town of Kachumbala. The building replaces

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Maternity facility in rural Uganda is entirely self-sustaining

August 23, 2018 India Block 0

HKS Architects and Engineers for Overseas Development have built a maternity unit in Uganda, using local materials, skills and technology to create a sustainable facility. The 275-square-metre Kachumbala Maternity Unit, which opened six months ago, can accommodate up to six births a day and offers hugely improved aftercare facilities to the town of Kachumbala. The building replaces

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Ruth Pearn envisions public bathhouse to fight period poverty in Yorkshire

August 23, 2018 India Block 0

University of Westminster graduate Ruth Pearn has designed a concept for a bathhouse, with a tampon recycling scheme, which would alleviate period poverty and combat stigma around menstruation. Pearn, who was tutored by Clare Carter, Gill Lambert and Nick Wood, designed The New Public Convenience: Hull’s Bath House & Lady Garden, as her graduate project on the

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London animal hospital respects the age-old rivalry between cats and dogs

August 11, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

Architecture studio Alma-nac has built a round-the-clock emergency hospital for pets, which is designed to keep cats and dogs away from each other. The first of its kind in the UK capital, The London Animal Hospital (TLAH) is designed to offer the best possible care for its animal patients, and to create a relaxing environment for the owners and

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Arcop arranges Afghan hospital around public and private courtyards

July 25, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

This hospital nestled in a valley in Afghanistan’s central highlands features a sequence of courtyards intended to “foster healing and well-being” that become increasingly more private within the complex. Bamyan Provincial Hospital is part of an urban masterplan for the town of Bamyan, which is situated in an area called Village Mullah Ghulam on the

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White Arkitekter to create psychiatric clinic in Greenland

July 15, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Scandinavian architecture firm White Arkitekter has unveiled plans to build a pale yellow psychiatric clinic in Nuuk, Greenland, which will frame views of the surrounding arctic landscape. The construction of the clinic was proposed by the leading committee of Greenland’s health care department, who approached White Arkitekter to create a space that “strikes the perfect

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Basalt Architects completes hotel at Iceland’s Blue Lagoon resort

July 15, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Guests at The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland can look out onto the turquoise water of the famous lagoon from hotel suites nestled into the lava formations. The Blue Lagoon is situated within the UNESCO Global Geopark and comprises a series of pools containing geothermal seawater rich in minerals like silica and sulphur that are

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