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Design/Architecture Briefing

— Global


A government building in Zaragoza, a Dieter Rams revival in London and a beautiful packaged computer from the US.

Dieter Ram, El Casco staplers, Jacob Marks, London Design Festival, Magen Arquitectos

Panoramic Hispanic


One half of the site for this Environmental ­Department building is five metres higher than the other. The slope on which it is built provided a challenge for the architects, but the ­unusual site also means good views.

Designed by local Zaragoza firm Magén Arquitectos, the street level entrance at the back of the building takes you up a ramp to the top floor of the three-storey building. Each floor is clad in a different material - separate looks for separate functions. The top storey is panelled…


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