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Jimmy Nelson | Before They Pass Away, The Last Tribesmen

In his book, Jimmy Nelson documents members of 20 threatened indigenous cultures throughout the world—while they’re still with us. The photographer thinks the purity of humanity exists and it is there in the mountains, the ice fields, the jungle, along the rivers and in the valleys.

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India Mahdavi reopens the doors of Hotel Thoumieux

Hotel Thoumieux opens its doors to the public after renovation. It took several months of building work to complete the renovation of this fifteen-bedroom house and to install the specially commissioned furniture, with designs featuring a subtle combination of motifs, colors and warm materials.

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UN CITY in Copenhagen by 3XN

UN CITY in Copenhagen by 3XN

With its Vauban-esque star-shape, the new UN City looks like a fortress facing the sea. The high security standards were definitely a primary requirement, but the building managed to find a certain balance; appearing open and accommodating to the city at the same time. It’s also registered with the LEED sustainability ratings system with the certification goal of minimum LEED® Gold.

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Myanmar (Burma) in 4k by Jacob Schwarz

This beautiful video was filmed and edited at 4K (4096×2304) resolution, four times greater than “regular” 1080p HD and shot on a Red Epic. It shows Myanmar’s famous landmarks and includes locations like Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Bagan, Pyin oo Lwin, Mandalay and Inle Lake.

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North to Norway: The Western Fjords

A beautiful video filmed during 9 days in the western fjords of Norway. Locations included: Romsdal, Trollheimen, Innerdalen, Andalsnes, Trollsveggen, Hjorundfjord, Geirangerfjord, Runde and Alesund.

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Xi’an Museum Hotel by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office in Xi’an

XI'AN MUSEUM HOTEL by Neri&Hu

XI’AN MUSEUM HOTEL by Neri&Hu

Shanghai studio Neri&Hu has created a renovated vision of the traditional Chinese architecture and courtyard typologies for the design of a 300-room Westin hotel in one of China’s oldest cities, XI’AN.

With 3,100 years of history embedded in the layers of the city, Xian is not merely a formidable backdrop to the building itself but has provided the architects with design inspirations that inextricably link its past to its present and future.
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Tokyo Architectural Tour | Part one

Nakagin Capsule Tower by Kisho Kurokawa © S. Jemai

Nakagin Capsule Tower by Kisho Kurokawa © S. Jemai

The Great Kantō earthquake of 1923 and the heavy bombing of WWII wrecked most of Tokyo’s older buildings. What survived was in most parts flattened by developers. Because of this, Tokyo’s current urban landscape is one of modern and contemporary architecture.

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Chandigarh : a modernist town in India

Chandigarh is a city and union territory in India that serves as the capital of two states, Punjab and Haryana. The name Chandigarh translates as “The Fort of Chandi”. The name is derived from an ancient temple called Chandi Mandir, devoted to the Hindu goddess Chandi, near the city.

High Court of Justice in Chandigarh

High Court of Justice in Chandigarh

The city of Chandigarh was the first planned city in India post independence in 1947 (pre-independence planned cities include Dispur in Assam, New Delhi in Delhi, Jaipur in Rajasthan, etc.) and is known internationally for its architecture and urban design.

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Avoriaz, a ski resort with a unique architecture

Avoriaz, a ski resort in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area. It sits high above Morzine on a shelving plateau just set back above a steep cliff.

Avoriaz-Ski-resort-and-Buildings

It all began in 1963, Jean Vuarnet, Olympic gold medallist from Morzine, had the idea of fitting out a vast ski area on the Avoriaz plateau, located at 1800m altitude. Gérard Brémond took up the challenge, coming up with a car-free resort with the help of three architects: Jacques Labro Jean-Jacques Orzoni and Jean-Marc Roques.

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