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Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980 is the first major exhibition in the United States to display the compelling portfolio of architecture from the former Yugoslavia. The exhibition surveys photos of structures like Branko Žnidarec's Hotel Adriatic II (pictured) and will include more than 400 visual documents from Yugoslavia’s prominent architects during the 45 years of the country’s existence. It is on view at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) from July 15, 2018–January 13, 2019.

Photo by Valentin Jeck

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It’s shaping up to be the Best Products Awards yet! Enter in 12 categories, including Textiles. #linkinbio. New York heritage brand @knolltextiles’s Signature and Legacy Collections received an Honorable Mention last year.

Artist Christo, famous for his large-scale landscape interventions, has completed work on The London Mastaba, a massive trapezoid made of multi-colored barrels and set afloat in London’s Serpentine Lake. The 7,506 barrels, arranged to create a colorful face on either side of the trapezoid, are stacked 65 feet high, 130 feet long, and 90 feet wide. When reflected in the surrounding lake, The London Mastaba’s split-face creates an ever-changing reflection.
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The sculpture studio facility for the @universityofarkansas, a design collaboration between @modusstudio and @eldoradoinc, is the first completed building for a new remote arts and design district for their campus. The project expands an existing pre-engineered metal building warehouse, through selective renovation and addition, into a simple, refined form. Read more on archpaper.com
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The Morpheus Hotel, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, opens today in Macau. The 40-story, 770-room hotel is part of the City of Dreams resort complex and rises out of a foundation laid for an abandoned condo project. ZHA used this existing foundation and “extruded” the building up from it, creating a sculpted structure in part inspired by jade carving traditions.

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Tucked away on a tree-studded, 40-acre plot just a quarter mile from the Hudson River, one of New York’s most unusual construction projects is underway. The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM)—a transdenominational church and registered nonprofit—has been constructing the Entheon: “A place to discover god within.” The three-story windowless art space will be a temple to, among other things, original “visionary art” from the church’s husband-and-wife co-founders, Alex and Allyson Grey.

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Originally built in 1957 as the multi-sport Central Stadium, Ekaterinburg Arena was recently renovated in 2011. Another renovation took place in 2015 that saved the building’s historic facade and increased the stadium’s capacity, but temporary seating to bring the arena’s capacity up to 45,000 seats was still needed, and has been installed behind both goal areas for the four World Cup games being played there.

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The 2018 Serpentine Pavilion in Kensington Gardens, #London, is now complete, and Mexico City-based Frida Escobedo’s open-air installation proudly wears its references to residential Mexican architecture. Escobedo has stacked dark grey roofing tiles to create perforated breeze walls that dapple the incoming sunlight and presents ever-changing conditions.
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@formuswithlove’s new collection for @shawcontract features interchangeable geometric tiles

@3form has a plethora of colors to make custom interior environments

@buzzispace’s Alain Gilles pairs new acoustic solutions and velvet chairs with a green tufted rug

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