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A high-gabled glass and timber market hall renews the Belgian city’s centre by bringing back a sense of its bustling medieval past

Italian collective Breaking the Mould’s collaboration with Salviati, and the resulting exhibition at London’s Aram Gallery, is a bid to revive the fortunes of glass.

Icon Competition

22 May 2013

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Sukhdev Sandhu visits the first museum exhibition by Metahaven, the studio that branded Wikileaks.

Published in Reviews 2013

Alta Cathedral

16 May 2013

Link and Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s Northern Lights Cathedral in Norway is a space within which nature becomes a communal experience.

Helsinki architect JKMM’s copper-clad extension to Alvar Aalto’s 1967 library is a bold attempt to move on from the golden age of Finnish design.

This 9.5g disc of brass and nickel has proved reassuringly durable, surviving counterfeiting, inflation and the wrath of the Daily Mail to reach its 30th anniversary this year.

Architect Cottrell & Vermeulen has designed two areas for children in a bleak London hospital, bringing colour and joy to the children’s wards.

The sculptures and furniture dreamed up in Joep van Lieshout’s Rotterdam studio are the imagined products of dark, violent and anarchic worlds: a vast slave city, a World War Three landscape or, in his latest works, a pre-industrial tribal community.

Edgeland House

13 May 2013

Bercy Chen Studio has designed a home on a brownfield site in Texas that draws in Native American architecture and ecological concerns.

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