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Smiljan Radić uses lantern-like skin to disguise concrete frame of Teatro Regional del Bíobío

A translucent concertinaed shell conceals the gridded concrete interior of this theatre designed by architects Smiljan Radić, Eduardo Castillo and Gabriela Medrano for the city of Concepción, Chile. The Teatro Regional del Bíobío stands on the edge of the Biobío River that runs through the Chilean city. A trio of architects – Radić, Castillo and Medrano –

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White concrete volumes conceal bright red auditorium in Dominique Coulon & Associés’ theatre

Stacked white, concrete volumes conceal the vibrant red, pink and orange interior of this theatre in the former mining town of Freyming-Merlebach by Dominique Coulon & Associés. The French architects designed the Théodore Gouvy theatre as part of a drive to regenerate the town in north east France, which has seen high levels of unemployment since the area’s coal

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Fuses Viader Arquitectes converts abandoned hilltop fortress into museum and hotel

Fuses Viader Arquitectes has transformed a 19th-century fortress near the Spanish city of Girona into a museum and hotel complex featuring concrete, glass and weathered-steel. The former fortress of Sant Julià de Ramis was deserted before its new owners, the Barcelona-based D’or Joiers jewellery company, commissioned Fuses Viader Arquitectes to oversee its renovation. Located in the village of

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