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Toronto – Eva’s Phoenix is transitional housing for at-risk and homeless youth that provides residents with a sense of ownership.
CHENGDU – Part bookstore, part library; the magical world of literature has been brought to life in a unique setting in a shopping mall in central China.
LUXEMBOURG – Sneaker club Scoop (86) rethinks the role of the sports store by turning shoe shopping into social bonding.
NANTES – The design of the New'R building is all about bringing people together to create a community. A simple proposition, perhaps, but in practise not quite so easy.
HONG KONG – A new clubhouse has opened 28-storeys above the densely-populated district of Mongkok – an area known for its high concentration of bars, clubs and restaurants.
NEW YORK CITY – Sparkly and shiny domestic properties are very nice for living in but often don't make the most interesting of subjects to critique.
EVANSTON – The sheer number of students on any given university campus can be quite daunting and it is not difficult to walk past hundreds of people each day.
THIONVILLE – With a fluid façade wrapping around the building like an unfurling ribbon, Media Library [Third-Place] has recently opened in the north east of France.
PARIS – Wedged between a seven-storey apartment building and a low-rise retail arcade the Gaumont Alésia Cinema has been through multiple changes since its opening in 1921.
LONGLI – A collection of installations, set up on the outskirts of an old town in the south of China, relates directly to the stories of the local area.
SODDATJØRN — A cluster of tents forms the social basis for a community of cabins on a Norwegian hiking trail.
CHANGSHA – Cao Pu Studio, an architecture firm from Beijing, has transformed an apartment unit into a bookstore and library.
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