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8/24/15

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Designing Diplomacy: 10 Modern Embassy & Consulate Buildings

Photo © Bruce Damonte

Source: Architizer

With the recent announcement that the U.S. and Cuba have agreed to reopen their embassies, we’ve rounded up modern designs for diplomatic architecture from around the world. Carefully straddling the line between openness and utility, these structures each try to embody a welcoming and stately architecture while remaining secure and protected. … Today, designing diplomatic facilities requires architects to engage the conceptual and physical requirements for sustainable and innovative buildings, including the ways in which to incorporate public space and civic engagement.

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