Swiss Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale, Celebrates Peculiar Form of Architectural Representation

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Courtesy of Pro Helvetia Courtesy of Pro Helvetia As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage we present the proposal for the Swiss Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words. The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is delighted to announce the presentation of «Svizzera 240: House Tour» at the Swiss Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. The exhibition focuses on the unfurnished interior of contemporary housing by celebrating a peculiar form of architectural representation — the «house tour». A house tour offers a meandering, eye-level view onto the apartment interior. This view consolidates into a series of images, which register the apartment according to the qualities and effects afforded by its quintessential architectural palette: a ±240 centimeter volume dressed with white walls, skirting board, wood or tile flooring and off-the-shelf components and fittings.  Visitors to the Biennale Architettura are invited to come into
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Japanese Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale, to Address Accessibility to Resources

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In the 20th century, the industrialization of society raised productivity and brought us convenient life with economic growth. However, the change has made us adapt our lives into an industrial network and created the barrier between people and environmental resources. One of the main roles of the 21st-century architecture is to break the barrier and to realize higher accessibility to resources.

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We set a point of view on people, not industry, in order to understand livelihood ecologically and architecturally. This is called the Architectural Ethnography, and guidebooks are the social common tool. In guidebooks, an old

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Austrian Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Focus on the Importance of “Free Space” in Urban Spaces

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© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage we present the proposal for the Austrian Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words. Cities are largely defined by their public spaces. It is here that a range of user expectations come together. The aim of urban design is to find a balance, to act with an eye to the future and cities are largely defined by their public spaces. It is here that a range of user expectations come together. The aim of urban design is to find a balance, to act with an eye to the future and to increase the attention given to public space. Public space is social space. And this is precisely why design is so important. In terms of architectural language, the quality of public space is defined by the balance between space and place, by convincing materials and by major urban design signals as much
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Russian Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Explore Rich Railway History

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Courtesy of Bulanov Courtesy of Bulanov As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage we present the proposal for the Russian Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words.  The Russian Pavilion is delighted to present Station Russia, which explores the past, present and future of the Russian railways. In an environment which is in parts uninhabitable, to the extent that roads cannot be built, railways have become the lifeblood of the largest country in the world. Station Russia explores how they, and the people who use them, negotiate the vast and often empty expanse of the Russian landscape. In a new exhibition conceived and created for the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, the national pavilion has been transformed into a train station. Within its five ‘Halls’, contemporary Russian architects, designers and artists use sound and multimedia installations, as well as photographs, models and artifacts, to explore the
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Benoy Wins Design Competition For The Yuqiao Science Innovation Centre in Shanghai

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International master planning and architecture specialists, Benoy won the bid for Shanghai's 367,000 square meters Yuqiao Science Innovation Centre. This technological hub will work towards Shanghai's goal to be a world-class city by 2040.

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Adjacent to Shanghai’s Technology City, the Science Centre will be a breeding ground for artificial intelligence. The focal point of Benoy’s design is an AI park, which will seamlessly integrate into office towers, corporate headquarters, retail, and apartments. A network of above ground walkways add a pedestrian layer to these creative commercial spaces; intersecting at natural gathering plazas. Together with developer Shanghai Lujiazui Group Co., Ltd, Benoy is sure to create Shanghai’s next destination hot spot.

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Society of Architectural Historians Announces 2018 Publication Award Recipients

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Get ready to add to your reading and watch lists because the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) just announced the 2018 award recipients for the SAH Publication, Film and Video Awards. Winners received their awards at SAH’s 71st Annual International Conference awards ceremony on April 20th in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The list of SAH Award recipients represents some of the best media in architectural, urban, and landscape history, as well as historic preservation scholarship and architectural exhibition catalogs. Nominations for the 2019 awards will be accepted by SAH on June 1st of this year. 

See the list of this year's SAH Award recipients below. Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award For nearly 70 years, the Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award has acclaimed one of the most scholarly works of architectural history published by a North American scholar. 
Winner: Kathryn E. O’Rourke, Modern Architecture in Mexico
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Louis Sullivan’s Pilgrim Baptist Church Will be Renovated Into the Nation’s First National Museum of Gospel Music

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When architects were asked to re-imagine Chicago’s neglected buildings for an exhibition, Dirk Lohan designed a revitalization plan for Louis Sullivan's Pilgrim Baptist Church. Soon Sullivan’s landmark building will become the nation’s first National Museum of Gospel Music, complete with a cafe, retail store, event space, research and listening library, and a 350-seat auditorium. 

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Lohan was inspired by his personal connection to the space which held voices such as Mahalia Jackson and Aretha Franklin. The museum design blends old and new by creating a steel structure that supports the old facade and a new solar-paneled roof simultaneously. Visitors will be able to appreciate Sullivan’s limestone walls from outside and inside this “building within a building.” Not only will this historic architectural landmark be revitalized, but Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood will be as well.

Italian Cistercian Architecture Through The Lens of Federico Scarchilli

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In his latest photographic collection, Federico Scarchilli captures Cistercian order in the form of Abbazia di Fossanova, Casamari, and Valvisciolo. Simple and utilitarian, Cistercian architecture reflects the transition between the Romanesque and Gothic periods. During this time, many religious authorities felt excessive ornamentation was a distraction to spiritual studies.

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Consecrated in 1208, Abbazia di Fossanova is considered by many to be one of the best examples of Cistercian architecture. The abbey is cruciform with square-ends. Carefully carved capitals line the nave which frames the adored rose window.

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Abbazia di Casamari is often compared to Fossanova. A double arched entry leads to gardened cloisters which the church itself is accessible from. The abbey’s plan is of true basilica form complete with a central nave and two aisles.

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Woods Bagot Masterplan “The Next Generation of Mixed-Use Development” in Perth

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International design studio Woods Bagot has generated a masterplan for what they are calling, “the next generation of mixed-use developments for Perth.” The 17,469-square-meter island development, named Applecross Central, boasts three sides of storefront in the heart of the Canning Bridge Precinct, overlooking the Swan and Canning Rivers.

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Inspired by Perth’s complex waterways and racing history, Applecross Central caters to diverse lifestyles. Towers of varying heights house six distinct zones: residential, senior living, education, workplace, hotel, and retail. Offices, medical suites, childcare facilities, supermarkets, specialty stores, a library, and cafe are all connected by covered, landscaped paths and raised pedestrian links.

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Applecross Central is open for expressions of interest sale, closing on Thursday, May 17th 2018.

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93-Building Shortlist Announced for 2018 RIBA London Awards

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Belvue School Woodland Classrooms / Studio Weave Ltd.. Image © Studio Weave Belvue School Woodland Classrooms / Studio Weave Ltd.. Image © Studio Weave Since 1996, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has hosted awards for exemplary buildings across the UK by RIBA Chartered Architects and RIBA International Fellows. This year, 93 projects were shortlisted out of 203 entries for the 2018 RIBA London Awards; including designs by Foster + Partners, Hawkins\BrownAllford Hall Monaghan Morris, and Make Architects. Each project will be visited by one of five London juries during the month of April. Winners will be announced at the award ceremony on May 15th at the RIBA headquarters at 66 Portland Place, London.  Scroll down to see a complete list of the shortlisted architectural works. 15 Clerkenwell Close / Groupwork + Amin Taha Architects
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25 Savile Row / Piercy & Company     

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53 Great Suffolk Street / Hawkins\Brown. Image © Jim Stephenson
70 Wilson / Astudio Ltd. Image © Will Pryce
A Mews Collection / 6a architects. Image © Johan Dehlin
Abell and Cleland / DSDHA. Image © Luca Miserocchi
Alex Monroe Workshop / DSDHA. Image © Luca Miserocchi
Angel Court / Fletcher Priest Architects. Image © Edmund Sumner
Bellenden Primary School / Cottrell and Vermeulen Architecture . Image © Anthony Coleman
Belvue School Woodland Classrooms / Studio Weave Ltd.. Image © Studio Weave
Bethnal Green Memorial / Arboreal Architecture. Image © Marcela Spadaro
Black Stone House / 6a architects. Image © Johan Dehlin
Bloomberg, London / Foster + Partners. Image © Aaron Hargreaves
Brentford Lock West Block E / Mæ     . Image © Rory Gardiner
Bridge Theatre / Haworth Tompkins. Image © Philip Vile
Bush Theatre / Haworth Tompkins. Image © Philip Vile
Camden Courtyards / Sheppard Robson. Image © Simon Kennedy
Caroline Place / Amin Taha Architects + Groupwork. Image © Tim Soar
Central Parade / Gort Scott . Image © Dirk Lindner
Chadwick Hall / Henley Halebrown. Image © Nick Kane
Charles Dickens School / Maccreanor Lavington. Image © Tim Crocker
Chobham Manor / Haworth Tompkins. Image © Jack Hobhouse
Dartmouth Park House / AY Architects. Image © Anthony Boulanger
De Beauvoir Block / Henley Halebrown. Image © Nick Kane
Elm Grove Hall, Student residence and conference centre / MJP Architects. Image © Simon Kennedy
Faraday House / dRMM architects. Image © Andy Stagg
Fitzrovia House / Carmody Groarke. Image © Johan Dehlin
Gasholder Park / Bell Phillips Architects. Image © John Sturrock
Gasholders London / WilkinsonEyre with Jonathan Tuckey Design. Image © Peter Landers
Gin Distillery / Open Practice Architecture. Image © Leon Chew
Graduate Centre, Queen Mary, University of London / Wilkinson Eyre. Image © Jack Hobhouse
Grange Primary School / Maccreanor Lavington. Image © Tim Crocker
Great Eastern Buildings / Karakusevic Carson Architects. Image © Emanuelis Stasaitis
Hackney Town Hall / Hawkins\Brown. Image © Siobhan Doran
Hawley Primary School / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. Image © Timothy Soar
Hazelhurst Court / Levitt Bernstein . Image © Tim Crocker
Herbal House / BuckleyGrayYeoman. Image © Peter Landers
Here East / Hawkins\Brown. Image © GG Archard (top image) Pixelflakes (bottom image)
Herne Hill Velodrome / Hopkins Architects. Image © Adam Scott
House and Studio Lambeth / Carmody Groarke. Image © Gilbert McCarragher
House in Coombe Park, Kingston / Eldridge London. Image © Nick Guttridge
Ivydale Primary School / Hawkins\Brown. Image © Jack Hobhouse
Keyworth Primary School / Hawkins\Brown. Image © Jack Hobhouse
Kings Crescent Estate Phases 1 and 2 / Karakusevic Carson Architects and Henley Halebrown. Image © Peter Landers
Kingsgate Primary Lower School / Maccreanor Lavington Architects. Image © Tim Crocker
Knox Bhavan Studio / Knox Bhavan Architects. Image © Dennis Gilbert
LAMDA / Niall McLaughlin Architects. Image © Nick Kane
LSQ London / Make Architects. Image © Robin Gautier
Maiden Lane / PRP. Image © Richard Chivers
Marlborough Primary School / Dixon Jones. Image © Paul Riddle
Midland Goods Shed / Bennetts Associates. Image © Oliver Pohlmann
Mildmay / Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios & Matthew Lloyd Architects. Image © Will Pryce
Moray Mews / Peter Barber Architects. Image © Morley von Sternberg
No1 New Oxford Street / Orms. Image © Timothy Soar
Nobu Hotel / Ron Arad Architects + Ben Adams Architects. Image © Nicholas Worley
Pinnacle N10 / pH+. Image © Tim Soar
Porcelain Gallery / Simon Astridge Architecture Workshop. Image © Nicholas Worley
R7, Kings Cross / Duggan Morris Architects. Image © Jack Hobhouse
Red House / 31/44 Architects. Image © Rory Gardiner
Riverlight / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Image © Anthony Coleman
Royal Academy of Music – The Susie Sainsbury Theatre & The Angela Burgess Recital Hall / Ian Ritchie Architects. Image © Adam Scott
Royal Albert Wharf Phase 1 / Maccreanor Lavington. Image © Tim Crocker
Salters Hall / De Metz Forbes Knight Architects. Image © Jack Hobhouse
Sandringham Central at Sandringham Primary School / Walters & Cohen Architects. Image © Walters & Cohen Architects
Scenario House / Scenario Architecture. Image © Matt Clayton
Shaftesbury Theatre / Bennetts Associates. Image © Peter Cook
Somers Town Bridge / Moxon Architects. Image © Simon Kennedy
South Gardens / Maccreanor Lavington. Image © Tim Crocker
St Augustines Church /  Roz Barr Architects . Image © John Maclean
St James Martket / Make Architects. Image © Rory Gardiner
Streatham and Clapham High School / Cottrell and Vermeulen Architecture. Image © Anthony Coleman
Sutherland Road / Levitt Bernstein. Image © Tim Crocker
The Bourne Estate / Matthew Lloyd Architects. Image © Benedict Luxmoore
The Department Store / Squire and Partners. Image © James Jones
The Forge / Emrys Architects. Image © Alan Williams
The Leadenhall Building / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Image © Richard Byrant
The Makers House / Liddicoat & Goldhill. Image © Simon Watson
The Record Hall / Karakusevic Carson Architects. Image © Mark Hadden
The Sekforde / Chris Dyson Architects. Image © Peter Landers
The Water Tank, Keeling House / Brian Heron Architects. Image © Terry Duffell
The Westworks / Allies and Morrison. Image © Allies and Morrison
Turner's House / Butler Hegarty Architects. Image © Anne Purkiss
University of Roehampton Library / Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. Image © Hufton + Crow
Upper Richmond Road / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. Image © Timothy Soar
VEX / Chance de Silva & Scanner. Image © Helene Binet
Victoria and Albert Museum Exhibition Road Quarter / AL_A. Image © Hufton + Crow
Victoria and Albert Museum Members' Room / Carmody Groarke. Image © Rory Gardiner
Victoria Hall King's Cross / Stanton Williams. Image © Nick Hufton
Walthamstow Wetlands / Witherford Watson Mann. Image © Heini Schneebeli
Waterloo City Farm / Feilden Fowles Architects. Image © Feilden Fowles Architects
Weston Street / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. Image © Timothy Soar
White Collar Factory / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. Image © Timothy Soar
Wilkins Terrace / Levitt Bernstein. Image © Ben Blossom
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Inter-Generational Mixed Use Project Wins Imagine Angers Design Competition

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International architecture competition, Imagine Angers, asked designers to create an innovative solution for one of six sites in Angers, France. Paris-based architecture firm WY-TO and Crespy & Aumont Architectes interlaced the natural landscape with a contemporary lifestyle for all ages in their winning design, Arborescence.

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Arborescence is an inter-generational mixed-use design proposal. The site, Gambetta, overlooks the Maine river bank on the edge of a historical district and new development, simultaneously. To achieve a certain level of urban biodiversity, a lush garden is encircled by a balanced variety of private and community spaces.

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The program includes senior housing, 15 residential units, a childcare center, co-working spaces, and amenities. Units were designed with comfort and flexibility in mind; for potential future expansion or reconfiguration. Arborescence not only merges international influences with local culture, but would also contribute to the economy

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A Deep Dive Into the Sad Story of the Makoko Floating School

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Within a week of its successor being awarded the Silver Lion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, the original Makoko Floating School collapsed. Designed by Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi of NLÉ Architects, the school was located in the Lagos Lagoon in Nigeria. Now, almost two years later, Lagos-based writer Allyn Gaestel has investigated the vulnerable coastal community and architect behind the project in a remarkable narrative nonfiction piece, "Things Fall Apart."

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Is the story of Makoko Floating School one of a noble architect’s attempt to do good or a growing ego in search of fame? As Gaestel writes, “Heroes and villains are rarely pure.”

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Gaestel details the complex moving parts and characters embedded in Makoko Floating School. In the beginning, Adeyemi collaborated with Isi Etomi, a young architect and native Lagosian who compiled a two-volume proposal outlining realistic

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7 Ancient Ruins Around The World “Reconstructed” with GIFs

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Ancient ruins, like the Parthenon and Luxor Temple, can teach us about the past in a unique way. Through architectural remains, we can gather what building techniques and civilizations were like long ago. Even so, ruins can’t compare to the real deal, and historical reconstructions of these architectural wonders are key to a fuller understanding of the cultures that created them. In these GIFs made for Expedia by NeoMam and Thisisrender, seven architectural wonders are reconstructed into their original form, allowing us to see how the ruins visible today developed from the initial structures in all their glory.

The Parthenon

Athens, Greece / 432 BC

Luxor Temple

Luxor, Egypt / 1380 BC

Nohoch Mul Pyramid (Coba)

Quintana Roo, Mexico / 100 BC-100 AD

Temple of Jupiter

Pompeii, Italy / 200 BC

Milecastle 39 (Part of Hadrian’s Wall)

Northumberland, England / 100 AD

The Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacán

Teotihuacan, Mexico / 200 CE

Area Sacra di Largo Argentina—Temple B

Rome, Italy / 101 BC

Look Inside a Collection of Barcelona-Based Architecture Offices, Photographed by Marc Goodwin

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Architectural photographer Marc Goodwin captures the unique workspaces of architects around the world. So far, Goodwin’s photography has helped us imagine what office life might be like as an architect in London, Paris, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, the Nordic countries, and now, Barcelona. Read on to see the spaces where architects from Ricardo Bofill to Fermin Vazquez design solutions that impact our world.

Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura  

  • In this Space Since: 1975
  • Number of Employees: 60
  • Former Use of Space: Cement factory
  • Size: 5000sqm (floor) 500sqm (house)
  • Program: Architectural offices, archives, model laboratory, exhibition space, Bofill's apartment, guest rooms, and gardens.
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Watch Robert A M Stern Make the Case for Preserving Philip Johnson’s AT&T Building

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In a recent film published by Metropolis Magazine, New York-based architect Robert A M Stern explains why we should care about Philip Johnson’s controversial AT&T building. As landmark designation hearings to protect the buildings external facade continue, demolition of the lobby of this iconic Postmodern New York City skyscraper has already completed.

The designs by Snøhetta for the renovation of the building at 550 Madison Avenue have launched the building to the forefront of the debate about the preservation of Postmodern heritage. The plans include replacing the stone facade with undulating glass in order to transform the building's street presence. Should plans progress, the once prominent arched entry will sit behind fritted glass and stone covered columns will be unwrapped to create a hovering datum.

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Fumihiko Maki On The Importance of Conscious Design-Making in Design

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Begin to understand the inner workings of Fumihiko Maki's architectural mind in PLANE—SITE’s latest short film from their Time-Space-Existence series. Each film focuses on the different principles which drive the practice of famous architects. Maki is known for being experimental with materials and fusing east and west culture. 
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The bottom line of Time-Space-Existence is humanity in architecture.
– Fumihiko Maki.

Rather than focus on creating things that have never been seen or done before, Maki notes that his team focuses on human behavior: what users may like or not like. More specifically, Maki discusses the similarity and differences between children's behavior across cultures and how they can inform design. 

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The bottom line of Time-Space-Existence is humanity in architecture.
– Fumihiko Maki.

Rather than focus on creating things that have never been seen or done before, Maki notes that his team focuses on human behavior: what users may like or not like. More specifically, Maki discusses the similarity and differences between children's behavior across cultures and how they can inform design. 

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Once a month leading up to the GAA Foundation’s Time-Space-Existence exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennial in May 2018, PLANE—SITE publishes a short video interview

The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. Image © Shinkenchiku Sha
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