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On The Politics Of Region

Indifferent Systems In November 2017, the Nebraska Public Service Commission voted 3-2 in favor of allowing the proposed Keystone XL…

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Dimensions of Citizenship

PLANE—SITE, together with archipinion, visited the US Pavilion exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia 2018, where they had the chance…

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Unequal Scenes

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Wall in Battir: a Segment of the Israeli Separation Barrier

In the Palestinian village of Battir, a legal case argued against the Israeli separation barrier on the grounds of nature and…

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Garden House: Inclusion in the Ecosystem

With this small building the architects aimed to explore a semi-permanent structure that was conceived through the inclusion of the…

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Grasslands within Repair

urbanNext interviews Linda Tegg and Giovanni Aloi on Repair and co-curating the Australian Pavilion of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition…

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Is Technology Making Us Less Ethical?

Lionel M. Vead Jr. works for First Castle Credit Union in Louisiana, one of many companies that offer loans to…

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The Dark Side of User Interface Design

With the appearance of the first graphic interfaces, the notion of “interface” came to be associated with the idea of…

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Kalobeyei Settlement: Urban Planning for a Refugee Camp

In March 2017, UN Habitat presented a major urban planning project for Kalobeyei refugee camp in Turkana County in Northern…

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The Brickmakers of Nepal: Delivering Relief Materials

On April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, destroying hundreds of thousands of homes and killing more than 9,000…

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A New World with New Values

The decisions we make will largely determine our personal and professional futures. Responsibility, values, and ethics are key elements that…

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Long-term Sustainability

One of the areas to focus on is ethics; one of the fundamental ways to ensure scale but also long-term…

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On the Need of Data Ethics to Preserve Urban Democratic Processes

Data-driven urban policies have gained attention from both private and public sectors. Digital technologies have permitted the collection and processing…

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Can Design Advance Science, and Can Science Advance Design?

On Professor Neri Oxman’s Krebs Cycle of Creativity of the relationship between the disciplines, design and science are opposite one another on…

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Kullurk/Coolart: Somers Farm and Wetlands

The various built and open spaces constitutive of this project – an existing house, a new outbuilding containing an external…

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Repairing the Site: Kullurk/Coolart

urbanNext interviews Lucinda McLean, Dermot Foley and Mauro Baracco on Repair and the Kullurk/Coolart Somers Farm and Wetlands at the…

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Swiss House Rossa: Between Art and Architecture

Swiss House Rossa represents the constant commitment to build with respect for the places we inhabit and to make every…

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Cabin Fever: Tiny Cutting-Edge Houses

This is the ninth time that the Hello Wood International Summer University and Festival has been organised for architecture and…

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Wego: Adaptation of Housing in Future Cities

Based on the hypothesis of maximum density achievement and maximum desire fulfillment, the subsequent research and book of The Why…

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New Temporary House: a Home in the Event of a Natural Disaster

This new temporary house is constructed using a panel system developed in collaboration with Daiwa Lease, a manufacturer of prefabricated…

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Ephemeral Projects: Prototypes for Another City

Having lost the capacity to think the city as a whole, architecture has seen its field of incumbency restricted almost…

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Living Unit: a Wooden Shell

The research for the Living Unit was initiated by OFIS, AKT II C+C and C28along with contractor Permiz to develop self-contained wooden shell,…

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For Designers: Personal Notes and Essays for Designers’ Emancipation. Interaction

It seems that today the design community has agreed on key principles when it comes to interaction and experience. Interaction…

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Pop Up Park: a Summer Oasis in an Underused Public Space

Hello Wood revives its hugely successful POP-UP Park in co-operation with the Municipality of Budapest City to fill an underused…

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Gon-Gar Workshops: a Growing Industrial Cluster

The project to expand and rehabilitate the Gon-Gar Workshops involves the reorganization of an organically growing industrial cluster consisting of…

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Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture: a New Dynamic Hub

Located at the edge of San Francisco Bay, an historic U.S. Army warehouse at Fort Mason has been transformed into…

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Arden Macaulay Island City: Natural and Human-made Environments Coexistance

This architectural/landscape vision is for the regeneration of the low-lying, post-industrial Arden Macaulay precinct in Melbourne. Referencing the hybridity of…

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Repairing Wetlands: Arden Macaulay Island City

urbanNext interviews Nigel Bertram, Melanie Dodd & Catherine Murphy on Repair and the Arden Macaulay Island City at the Australian…

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Architecture’s New Proposal to Make Cites More Competitive

The construction of emblematic buildings has helped many cities to reposition themselves in recent decades. In today’s world, however, individual…

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The Domestic City. Expansion of the Role of Domesticity in the Contemporary Urban Context: A New Relationship between Man and City

The dominant relationship between home and city has always been one of the less obvious, but more significant, factors that…

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For Designers: Personal Notes and Essays for Designers’ Emancipation. Complexity

Complexity often defines the density of the interactions between the elements of one or more systems. The more interaction there…

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Are We Human? The Mirror of Design

Design always presents itself as serving the human but its real ambition is to redesign the human. (more…)

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The Rising Value of Data: a Strategic Element of Organizations

Data have become a strategic element of organizations. In the near future, it may be practically impossible for an organization…

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Cities Are Data Powerhouses

Leveraging the value of data is one of the pillars of the deep digital transformations that every industry is experiencing…

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Generating Knowledge

urbanNext interviews Florencia Rodríguez on the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale…

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MCHAP: a Vehicle for Conversation

urbanNext interviews Dirk Denison on the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale…

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San Pablo Academic and Cultural Center: Recuperation of a Former Convent

The former convent of San Pablo (Saint Paul) was the first Dominican convent in the city of Oaxaca and is…

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Tournai Faculty of Architecture: Identities and Periods Coexistence

The project occupies the interior of a historical city block where buildings from different identities and periods coexist. There are…

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Repairing Urban Ecology: Prince Alfred Park and Pool Upgrade

urbanNext interviews Mauro Baracco and Nina Bassoli on Repair and the Prince Alfred Park and Pool (PAPP) upgrade at the…

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Prince Alfred Park and Pool Upgrade: a Public Open Space

Located at the edge of central Sydney, the project was part of the reinvigoration plan of an underutilised area of…

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Enter Queens

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The Bow: Landscape and Architecture in Suburban Areas

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The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion: Signs of the Times

In the storefront window of an otherwise unremarkable real estate office a few blocks from our office in Downtown Brooklyn,…

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The Exclusive and Inclusive Role of Design

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Redesigning Design: the Posthuman Age

Writing in 1994, in his overview of 20th-century history titled The Age of Extremes, Eric Hobsbawm notes a proliferation of…

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For Designers: Personal Notes and Essays for Designers’ Emancipation. Systems

Design is difficult to define. It is an evanescent form that escapes the grip of the one who wants to…

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IntegrARA: Urban Affordable Housing in Mexico City

IntegrARA Iztacalco The project consists of 720 affordable housing units organized in six 5-story blocks with interior courtyards on a former…

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Cadix: the First Passive Group Housing Project

The architectural teams of META, advvt, NOA and OFFICE, working in collaboration with Project², present a building block that possesses…

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Jægersborg Water Tower: Youth Centre and Residences

In 2004 Dorte Mandrup Architects won the competition to convert the Jægersborg Water Tower into a mix-use building with a…

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Cristalleries Planell Civic Centre: Reconciling Construction and Heritage

This public facility houses an adult education center, a language standarization consortium and a hotel on a triangular plot in…

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Featherston House: a Continuous Space

Designed in 1967-69 for Mary and Grant Featherston, two industrial designers, in an inner suburb north-east of Melbourne, this house…

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Repairing by Occupation: the Featherston House

urbanNext interviews Mauro Baracco and Nina Bassoli on Repair and the Featherston House at the Australian Pavilion of the 16th…

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House R / Hidden Box

The new-build house is built on a backland site in central Cambridge, surrounded by Victorian terraces and their back gardens.…

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Hualle House: Embracing the Natural Environment

Casa Hualle is a family home located near the town of Pucon in the Araucania region of Chile, approximately 900km…

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Pórtico Palmeto: Living in Contact with the Environment

Portico Palmeto is a multifunctional building that rises within what was the Palmetum (collection of palm trees) of iconic "Vivero…

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Entrepinos: Houses in Harmony with the Topography

In a vast forested area in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, five weekend houses are dispersed on the ground adapting in…

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Aabybro School: a Reflection of the Urban Context

At CEBRA architecture we rethink architecture, also when we design schools. In Aabybro, Denmark, a new city school has just…

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Lycée Français Barcelone: a Dialogue between Buildings

The building of the school was the result of the addition of a series of temporary buildings over many years,…

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Spomenik

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Moscow

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Lesczynski Antoniny Manor Intervention: Elderly Healthcare and Residential Building

This project has involved the restoration and extension of three of the former farm buildings on the Leszczynski Antoniny manor*,…

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Haute Deûle River Banks Eco District

The Haute Deûle River Banks development project leans on the recognition of the site qualities that form its basis and…

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Repairing Ecological Links: Grassland Common

urbanNext interviews Louise Wright and Mauro Baracco on Repair and Grassland Common at the Australian Pavilion of the 16th International…

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Grassland Common: Linking Ecology and Architecture

Recent examples of urban expansion in Melbourne’s northern growth corridor have cleared extensive areas of native grasslands despite that temperate…

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Green Heart: Architecture for High-density Cities and Climate Change

The Green Heart exhibition showcases the Marina One project by ingenhoven architects, which will open in the center of Singapore at…

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360º View Tower Nantes: a City Landmark

The 360º View Tower represents the end and the beginning of the Brossette block. Seen from the Loire River, its…

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Campus 013 Tilburg: Flexibility towards the Future

This building accommodates an advanced vocational school and has been designed as an ensemble with the neighbouring ROC, on the…

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University Facilities UDEP: a Learning Atmosphere in the Dry Forest

The UDEP campus is a huge piece of land located nowadays within the urban grid of the city of Piura,…

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Voxman Music Building: Vertical Urban Vitality

The Voxman Music Building celebrates musical performance at every turn, embracing a collaborative and exploratory student-driven model of education that…

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Auditorium in Cartagena: a Body that Feeds on the Heritage

The "B" is a long construction, a body that feeds on the heritage -the continuity- of a site's treatment: the…

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Strasbourg Human Rights Sports Center: a Multi-purpose Venue

Strasbourg has had the status of European capital since 1948; it is the seat of the European Parliament and of…

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Spring Street Salt Shed: Integrating Critical Services into the Neighborhood

Located at the terminus of Canal Street at the Hudson River, the Salt Shed’s crystalline, faceted planes enliven this highly…

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Future Urban Legacy Lab: Using Design as a Tool to Understand Cities

Matteo Robiglio talks about Future Urban Legacy Lab at Politecnico di Torino. (more…)

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Research Activities

Research activities are based on cross- and inter-disciplinary methods, on analysis and design, theory and practice. (more…)

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Repairing Natural Systems: Glebe4

urbanNext interviews Anton James and Louis Wright on Repair and the Glebe4 at the Australian Pavilion of the 16th International…

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Glebe4: The Foreshore Walk

The Glebe4 project includes four elements of a regenerated site in inner west Sydney – The Foreshore Walk, Jubilee Park,…

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Jbaan Cable Car: Amsterdam’s Fast, Green and Future-proof Public Transport Connection

UNStudio has completed designs for the IJbaan: Amsterdam’s future cable car, commissioned by the IJbaan Foundation (Stichting IJbaan). The IJbaan…

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Køge North Station: a Traffic Hub for Copenhagen

Køge North Station will not only be a traffic hub for the entire Copenhagen region connecting high-speed trains, local trains…

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Aerial Futures: Urban Constellations

Multiple-airport cities present new challenges for passengers and urban dwellers who may struggle to navigate their aerial infrastructure. Airports within…

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The Aerial Way or How I Learned to Stop Using the Ground and Move through the Air

SAY NO TO ROADS Roads in São Paulo are completely saturated. There is no space for more cars since traffic…

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The Work Project: a Shared Workspace

Bean Buro has completed an unprecedented workplace consisting on serviced offices and co-working spaces that allow members complete freedom to…

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Shangping Village Regeneration: a Cultural Heritage Area

Selected as one of the “historical and cultural villages” in Fujian province, Shangping village has been sustained by its agricultural…

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VU Botanical Garden Laboratory: Renovation of an Administration Building

While proposing a renovation of a standard three storey silicate-brick administration building from the 70’s, we set ourselves the goal…

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Pavilhão do Lago: Museum Extension in the Lake

The pavilion uses both the museum building and the Serralves Park as its raw materials, each one in a different…

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House of Vans: Mixed Use Creative Venue

It is a new mixed use creative venue for Vans enthusiasts and those interested in skateboarding culture, established as a…

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Refurbishment Viaduct Arches: Making an Infrastructure Element Part of the Urban System

In this project we examine two essential questions: How can an infrastructure element that is a protected monument be programmed…

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Repairing Relationships: the Wave Hill Walk-Off Pavilions

urbanNext interviews David O'Brien, Gennaro Postiglione and Mauro Baracco on Repair and the Wave Hill Walk-Off Pavilions at the Australian…

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Wave Hill Walk-Off Pavilions: Attachment to the Land

The indigenous Gurindji people pioneered the Australian land rights movement, protesting against their exploitation by an international grazing company that…

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W350 Project Japan: an Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Community in a Wooden Skyscraper

The aim is to create environmentally-friendly and timber-utilizing cities that become forests through increased use of wooden architecture for high-rise…

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Wood as a Primary Medium to Eco-Systemic Performance: A Case Study in Systemic Approach to Architectural Performance

The present research considers wood as a study material for a wider question on architecture’s environmental[1] interaction. It aims to…

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Timber Bridge at Longpoint Corridor: Connection between Neighborhoods

Between Brooklyn and Queens, New York there is a unique opportunity to promote a connection between the neighborhoods of Greenpoint,…

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The Timber Hearth: a Home Offering Flexibility, Freedom and Affordability

Introducing The Timber Hearth - A building system in engineered wood that brings together DIYers and the prefab industry offering flexibility,…

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Casa El Boldo: House in the Forest

The project is located in front of Zapallar bay, 169km away from Santiago de Chile, in the region of Valparaiso.…

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House of Would: Views over the Landscape

This house is located on a 1,316 m2 sloping plot of land in the district of Pedrezuela, 45 km north…

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La Borda Cooperative Housing: Self-management, Collective Property, Sustainability, and Affordability

La Borda defines itself as the first housing cooperative following the model of cession of use to be developed in…

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Skissernas Museum: Carrier of Identity

Since Art Historian Ragnar Josephson started to gather an archive documenting the artistic process about 80 years ago, Skissernas Musuem,…

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Bringing Gardens Back: Renovation of the Garden Ring

During the Soviet Union, the Garden Ring was developed as a major transport highway with an aggressive automobile environment in…

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Biological Metaphor: The Grand Paris, the Biopolis and Promise of Town-gown Partnerships

Play structures, solar energy, greywater collection, augmented reality, antimicrobial coatings...These are some of the ingredients successive cohorts of students at…

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Weave Youth and Community Services: an Agent of Transformation

This small project reveals the power of architecture and landscape as an agent of transformation. Formerly a toilet block, it…

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Repairing the Urban Landscape: the Weave Youth and Community Services

urbanNext interviews Huw Turner and Mauro Baracco on Repair and the Weave Youth and Community Services at the Australian Pavilion…

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