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The Pantheon, Rome

Best buildings in the world from The Pantheon to Cambridge University Library

This list was inspired by Tom Wilkinson's 'Bricks & Mortals: Ten Great Buildings and the People They Made', published by Bloomsbury last month. A lovely book that starts with the Tower of Babel and ends with Oscar Niemeyer's 2010 footbridge to Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro's biggest favela, which I think is hideous.

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The design by British studio Assemblage, left, won the open competition, with Zaha Hadid’s entry coming third

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Building small 3D-printed buildings was the “next step” for Zaha Hadid Architects

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CGI projections of what the £1.2bn project will look like show two solar-powered Eiffel Towers emerging in blazing colour from one of Wuhan's many lakes

Phoenix Towers plans revealed as world’s tallest, pinkest and greenest skyscrapers to be built in China – but inspired by London

British architects say £1.2bn project will tower over Dubai's Burj Khalifa by more than 150m

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The London luxury apartment is not a home, it's a multimillion-pound buy-to-leave ‘asset class’. And, says property writer Mira Bar-Hillel, its inexorable spread threatens to plunge swathes of the capital into darkness
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'Paris at Night' by Christopher Hauser is part of his SKY.LINES photography collection

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