The innovatively designed home of Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, remodelled by Rem Koolhaas, emphasizes the museum as flexible form

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The Centre Pompidou-Metz (artist's illustration), 2008. Architect: Shigeru Ban.

Unemployment, the London Olympics, new galleries in Metz and Rome, the Shanghai World Expo and contrasting spa designs

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