Financial Times returns to renovated Bracken House

June 24, 2019 India Block 0
Bracken House refurbishment by John Robertson Architects

John Robertson Architects has renovated Bracken House, in London, for the Financial Times’ return, carefully updating its Hopkins Architects-designed “Gothic high-tech” atrium. John Robertson Architects refurbished Bracken House for the Financial Times (FT), which is returning to its former office after three decades. Improvements to the block, which was the first post-war building to be listed in the UK,

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Bert modular treehouse designed to look like Minions cartoon character

June 21, 2019 India Block 0
Bert by Precht is a concept for a modular treehouse designed for startup Baumbau

Architecture studio Precht’s concept for a Bert, a modular treehouse shaped like a tree trunk, has large round windows that look make it look like the single-eyed character from the Minions film. Precht, co-founded by husband and wife team Chris and Fei Tang Precht, designed the system called Bert for tiny-homes startup Baumbau. Bert is

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Nicholas Grimshaw steps down as chair of Grimshaw

June 12, 2019 India Block 0
Nicholas Grimshaw has stepped down as chair of his eponymous practice, with his long-term collaborator and principal architect Andrew Whalley taking his place.

Nicholas Grimshaw tells Dezeen his future plans as he steps aside as chair of his eponymous firm, to be replaced by principal architect Andrew Whalley. The 79-year-old architect, who won the RIBA Royal Gold Medal 2019, will remain in an advisory role and will devote much of his time to the new Grimshaw Arts and Architecture Foundation.

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Ron Arad’s twisting ToHA tower nears completion in Tel Aviv

June 12, 2019 India Block 0
ToHA Tower Ron Arad

Ron Arad Architects has revealed a twisted tower that is narrow at the base but widens at the top, built as the first phase of the ToHA office complex in Tel Aviv. British-Israeli designer Ron Arad designed the offices to take advantage of a constricted site by expanding and rotating the 29-storey tower as it rises.

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Nike introduces plus-size and para-sport mannequins to London store

June 10, 2019 India Block 0
A redesign of the women's floor of Nike's London flagship shops includes plus-size mannequins and para-sport mannequins to model its clothing ranges.

Nike has redesigned the women’s floor of its flagship shop in London, introducing plus-size and para-sport mannequins for its sportswear displays. The sports brand has created a dedicated space for women on the third floor of its huge Oxford Street store. Mannequins with different body types, including plus size and para-sport mannequins, are intended to better

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Finland announces plans to become carbon neutral by 2035

June 7, 2019 India Block 0
Finland to go carbon neutral to tackle climate change

Finland’s new government has promised to reduce the country’s fossil-fuel consumption and invest in renewable energy sources, after 80 per cent of Finns called for urgent action on climate change. Following elections earlier this year, a new left-leaning government has promised to make Finland carbon neutral by 2035, with the target to be written into

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Finland announces plans to become carbon neutral by 2035

June 7, 2019 India Block 0
Finland to go carbon neutral to tackle climate change

Finland’s new government has promised to reduce the country’s fossil-fuel consumption and invest in renewable energy sources, after 80 per cent of Finns called for urgent action on climate change. Following elections earlier this year, a new left-leaning government has promised to make Finland carbon neutral by 2035, with the target to be written into

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World’s first 360-degree infinity pool proposed for London skyline

June 7, 2019 India Block 0
Compass Pools has unveiled their concept for a four-sided infinity pool designed to sit on a 220-metre tower in London and accessed via a submarine-style door

Compass Pools has unveiled a concept for a four-sided infinity pool atop a London skyscraper, accessed via a submarine-style door. Called Infinity London, the project is described by the swimming pool manufacturer as “only building in the world to incorporate a 360-degree infinity pool”. The pool is imagined atop a 220-metre-high, 55-storey skyscraper. Containing 600,000

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Jake Moulson creates eclectic interiors in D2 Townhouse revamp

June 7, 2019 India Block 0
D2 Townhouse by Jake Moulson

Architect Jake Moulson has renovated a dilapidated Dublin townhouse, creating a dramatic set of interiors filled with bespoke furniture. The project, called D2 Townhouse, involved renovating a five-storey listed Georgian house that had fallen into disrepair, as well as a coach house in the garden that has become overgrown. Jake Moulson restored and extended the house,

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Supertall Camlica TV and Radio Tower nears completion in Istanbul

June 5, 2019 India Block 0
Supertall Istanbul TV & Radio Tower nears completion

Melike Altınışık Architects’ 369-metre-high Çamlıca TV and Radio Tower has almost completed in Istanbul, with only the engineered facade left to install. Construction began on the supertall telecommunications tower in 2011, and is due to finish later this year. When finished, it will be the highest structure above sea level in the city. With staggered,

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