This Kickstarter project gives us an intimate look into the triumphs and struggles of a famous Romanian architect

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Film on Thursday 23 July 2015

The Romanian architect and aristocrat George Matei Cantacuzino was separated from his family in 1939 and suffered under war, fascism and communism for twenty years, before dying without laying eyes on his wife or children again. His story is one of sacrifice, heartache and above all, the resilience of the human spirit. And in his honour, a documentary is being made by his great-grandson, George Rowell, and a small team of talented young people.

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This building looks like a crumpled piece of discarded paper but its design is inspired by something else altogether

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Architecture on Wednesday 17 December 2014

Love it or hate it, this piece of crumpled paper of a building will definitely stop you in your tracks. Housing the UT Sydney Business School and built at US$180 million, it is California-based architect Frank Gehry’s first building in Australia. With an imposing and asymmetrical facade spanning to the east and the west, the […]

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Amazing set designs by Luca Ruzza

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By Bernardo Vercelli in Architecture on Wednesday 14 March 2012

Italian-based Luca Ruzza is an architect and set designer. He has been collaborating with national and international theatre and festivals on multi-media projects examining the relationship between images and space. He lives in the Atelier House, designed by himself and built close to Rome, where he prepares the drawings and the simulation for his projects with 3D models.

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Neri Oxman

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By Lin Tan in New Design on Saturday 6 March 2010

Currently a fellow at MIT, Neri Oxman is an architect, designer, ecologist, computer scientist, and the winner of the first ever Earth Awards. She is innovating the way we design and build things by creating energy efficient materials that mimic biological tissues, and believes strongly that function should precede form. Her innovation will see buildings […]

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