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Japanese architect Ban wins prestigious Spanish prize

Jun. 23, 2022 06:26 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Japanese architect Shigeru Ban was named the winner of a prestigious Spanish prize Thursday for his pioneering work on designing temporary shelters for people affected by natural disasters and armed conflict. The jury that decides the Princess of Asturias Awards gave...

New park in central Bangkok gives Thais needed green space

Jun. 19, 2022 01:23 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Bursting with trees, ponds, plants and birdlife, a new inner-city park is delighting residents of Thailand’s bustling, congested capital. Every day, crowds visit Benjakitti Forest Park to savor a taste of nature in the heart of Bangkok. It’s part of a drive to...

Japan's landmark capsules coming down to sit in museums

May. 27, 2022 01:35 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Nakagin Capsule Tower, a building tucked away in a corner of downtown Tokyo that is made up of boxes stacked on top of each other, is an avant-garde honeycomb of science-fiction-era housing long admired as a masterpiece. It’s now being demolished in a careful...

Homes: Storage that goes well beyond the utilitarian

May. 18, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

You might think of storage cabinets as utilitarian. But designers are forever fascinated with how a simple cupboard can be built, dressed and adorned in ways that showcase craftsmanship and inventiveness. There are sleek, low-slung consoles with jewelry-esque handles. Swanky...

Wenders making a film about fancy public restrooms in Japan

May. 11, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Wim Wenders is making a film about high-end public toilets in Japan that will have what the renowned German director calls “social meaning” about people in modern cities. “My first reaction was, I must admit: What? Toilets? Chotto mattene,” he said Wednesday,...

New design, mission for site of Pittsburgh synagogue attack

May. 03, 2022 03:51 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The caretakers of the Tree of Life synagogue intend to transform the site of the deadliest antisemitic attack in U.S. history and expand its mission. Newly released design plans show a revitalized complex housing a sanctuary, museum, memorial and center for...

Honduran economic zones in 'limbo' after government repeal

Apr. 30, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A plan to create special self-governing zones for foreign investors in Honduras has been thrown into limbo with the new government's repeal of a law many criticized as surrendering sovereignty. The zones were inspired by libertarian and free-market...

11 die when truck hits power line at Hindu festival in India

Apr. 27, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Eleven people were electrocuted when their truck, decorated as a temple chariot, touched an overhead power line during a Hindu festival procession in southern India on Wednesday, police said. The New Delhi Television channel said the electrical spark also set fire...

Plunder your attic: Making the most of hand-me-down decor

Apr. 26, 2022 09:42 AM EDT

As we move through a world of disposable things, it’s easy to forget that previous generations kept nearly everything. Furniture was made to last. Pieces of crystal or china were investments passed down from parent to child to grandchild. Even mundane items could remain in use for...

High School students learn residential drafting in college

Apr. 09, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A group of high school students from the Vicksburg Warren School District are taking advantage of a new residential architectural design class offered through Hinds Community College. The class “Residential Design and Building Information Modeling,” is...