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Dragon blood tree at Diksam Plateau, on Yemen's Socotra Island. It's one of the sites included on the 2022 Watch from the World Monuments Fund. Chris Miller/World Monuments Fund hide caption

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Friendship Hospital in Bangladesh, winner of the 2021 RIBA International Prize. The hospital's zig-zag canal collects rainwater and aids in cooling the site. Asif Salman/URBANA hide caption

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The Villa Aurora in Rome housing the only mural by Caravaggio failed to find a bidder in an auction Tuesday. Riccardo Antimiani/ANSA/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The pandemic was a major blow to the museum's budget. But this historic gift will allow it to expand its collection of modern and contemporary art. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Julie Bargmann, the 2021 Oberlander Prize laureate. Barrett Doherty/The Cultural Landscape Foundation hide caption

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She reclaims toxic waste dumps, and she just won a major landscape architecture award

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The almost 40-foot 3D-printed pedestrian bridge designed by Joris Laarman and built by Dutch robotics company MX3D has been opened in Amsterdam six years after the project was launched. The bridge, which was fabricated from stainless steel rods by six-axis robotic arms equipped with welding gear, spans the Oudezijds Achterburgwal in Amsterdam's Red Light District. Ana Fernandez/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty hide caption

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Matthew Mazzotta: How Can We Redesign Overlooked Spaces To Better Serve The Public?

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Renovations to the Smithsonian Castle will be on the Fine Arts Commission's agenda. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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An aerial view of Washington, D.C., shows the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument as well as the U.S. Capitol. Joe Sohm/Visions of America/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Italian officials have announced a project to build and install a high-tech, retractable floor inside the ancient Roman Colosseum by 2023, some two centuries after archaeologists removed the arena's stage. Domenico Stinellis/AP hide caption

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The 516 Arouca, the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world, hangs above the Aguieiras Waterfall in the Paiva Gorge in Arouca, Portugal. It is opening to the public next week. Octavio Passos/Getty Images hide caption

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Mumbai's grand Keshavji Nayak fountain towers above the street and serves as a place of respite for thirsty passers-by. It's one of dozens of ornate fountains in the city, built during the British colonial era. Viraj Nayar for NPR hide caption

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PHOTOS: Mumbai Falls In Love All Over Again With Its Forgotten Fountains

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Amanda Williams: How Can Color Bring New Life To Old Houses?

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Winter gardens and balconies were added to expand living space in social buildings in Bordeaux in 2017. Philippe Ruault hide caption

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2021 Pritzker Prize Goes To French Architects Who 'Work With Kindness'

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The skyline of Washington, D.C., including the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol and National Mall, as seen on June 15, 2014. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Julia Watson: What Can We Learn From Indigenous Design Developed Over Generations?

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The FBI building in downtown Washington, D.C. — Utah Sen. Mike Lee describes it as looking like "an abandoned set from The Hunger Games." ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'Ugly,' 'Discordant': New Executive Order Takes Aim At Modern Architecture

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Rahul Mehrotra: How Can Impermanent Cities Permanently Change Our World?

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Kotchakorn Voraakhom: How Can We Better Design Cities To Fight Floods?

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Marwa Al-Sabouni: How Can The Architecture Of A City Play A Role In War?

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