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Adidas Futurecraft sole is 3D-printed copy of athletes' footprints

German sports brand has unveiled a shoe sole that can be tailored to the exact contours of the wearer’s feet. The fully flexible and breathable Futurecraft soles are composed of latticed layers, created in partnership with 3D-printing company Materialise. Although the sole is still at prototype stage, the brand hopes foot-scanning technology will allow consumers …

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Bjarke Ingels' 2016 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion unveiled

has unveiled its design for this year’s , featuring a tall pointed structure made of interlocking fibreglass “bricks”. The Danish architect’s design for this year’s pavilion was imagined as solid wall that has been “unzipped” to create a three-dimensional space. It will be made from a series of box-like fibreglass frames stacked on top of …

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Tadao Ando's Casa Monterrey nestles against a hillside in Monterrey

This by Japanese architect boasts a swimming pool that projects from a hillside and concrete walls that frame views of the Sierra Las Mitras mountains (photos by + slideshow). Located west of Monterrey in the rocky landscape of the Cumbres de Monterrey National Park, Casa Monterrey was designed by to accommodate a family. The three-storey building …

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Casa Wabi is an artist's retreat along the Mexican coast

A 312-metre-long concrete wall provides the framework for this house and art centre designed by Japanese architect for a picturesque site on the seafront (photos by + slideshow). The building provides a home for the , an arts charity established by Mexican artist Bosco Sodi and directed by Patricia Martin, best known as the curator of …

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Norman Foster's vast Bloomberg headquarters in London

British architect  has revealed details of his firm’s design for the offices of global media giant Bloomberg, currently under construction in the City of London. Built over Roman ruins in the heart of the City, the colossal Bloomberg Place by  will provide over a hectare of office space for  staff, who are currently housed in buildings …

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New images released of Foster's skinny New York skyscraper

Developers of luxury in Manhattan have released new images to tempt buyers into purchasing one of the multi-million dollar apartments (+ slideshow). The 63-storey skyscraper, called One Hundred East Fifty Third Street, is rising in midtown Manhattan next to the famed Seagram Building by , which was completed in 1958. The skyscraper will contain 94 …

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Chipperfield's plans for Tracey Emin residence rejected

‘ proposal for a new east home and studio for British artist Tracey Emin has been refused planning permission. ‘s scheme, which proposed the demolition of a 1920s block at 66-68 Bell Lane to make way for a new five-storey building, was turned down by the development committee at the London Borough of Tower Hamlets last week. The new …

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SANAA's Dior Omotesando store receives Peter Marino refit

French fashion house Dior’s flagship store in Tokyo by Japanese studio has had its overhauled by American architect Peter Marino (+ slideshow). Designed by in 2004, the store is located on Tokyo’s Omotesando avenue – also home to ‘s 2003 Prada flagship, ‘s 2004 Tod’s store and ‘s 2007 Gyre building among other fashion stores by …

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