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MAD surrounds Passivhaus housing block in white curved balconies

July 25, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
MAD housing at Clichy-Batignolles in Paris

Chinese architecture studio MAD has unveiled the 13-storey UNIC residential tower in Paris, France, which is its first completed project in Europe. Designed in collaboration with French studio Biecher Architectes, the 50-metre-high residential tower forms part of the Clichy-Batignolles development of a former rail yard in the north of Paris. The 6,600-square-metre apartment tower is designed as

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RIBA reveals 2022 Stirling Prize shortlist

July 20, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Sands End Arts and Community Centre, by Mae Architects, London from 2022 Stirling Prize shortlist

The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the shortlist for this year’s Stirling Prize, which includes buildings by Niall McLaughlin Architects, Hopkins Architects and Henley Halebrown. The six-strong shortlist for the Stirling Prize, which is awarded annually to the building judged to have made the greatest contribution to British architecture, includes two “ambitious” housing schemes and

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Frank Gehry “never considered himself a deconstructivist”

July 19, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Frank Gehry

Architect Frank Gehry did not consider himself to be part of the deconstructivism movement and was told by philosopher Jacques Derrida that his work was not deconstructivist. Although many of Gehry’s buildings are considered deconstructivist, when he was asked to be interviewed for Dezeen’s series on deconstructivism his team explained that he did not see

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BIG and Barcode Architects cantilever housing block over IJ lake in Amsterdam

July 14, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Sluishuis housing block by BIG and Barcode Architects cantilevered over IJ lake

Danish architecture studio BIG and Dutch studio Barcode Architects have unveiled the angular Sluishuis housing block above the IJ lake in Amsterdam’s IJburg district. Built on an artificial island in the IJ lake, the square housing block surrounds an internal harbour with a double cantilever that forms a gateway from the lake. “Our Sluishuis is conceived as a city

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Tosin Oshinowo creates village in Nigeria for community displaced by Boko Haram

July 14, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Tosin Oshinowo village in Nigeria for community displaced by Boko Haram

Architect Tosin Oshinowo has designed the Ngarannam village in northwest Nigeria to replace a settlement destroyed by the Boko Haram terrorist group. Created by the Nigerian government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the village will have a marketplace, health clinic, community centre and primary school along with 500 houses when it completes later this year. The 500 homes

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PLP Architecture launches collection of 5,000 skyscraper NFTs

July 13, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
PLP Architecture NFT skyscraper

UK studio PLP Architecture has created 5,000 NFTs based on the concept for a virtual skyscraper in the metaverse. The architecture studio collaborated with VerseProp, which describes itself as the “leading metaverse property platform”, to create the collection of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Each of the animated digital images was based on the form of a conceptual skyscraper

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Foster + Partners unveils “iconic” supertall skyscraper in Kuwait

July 7, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
National Bank of Kuwait Headquarters supertall skyscraper by Foster + Partners

UK architecture studio Foster + Partners has created a distinctive supertall skyscraper for the National Bank of Kuwait Headquarters in Kuwait City. Designed by Foster + Partners to be a landmark in Kuwait’s capital city, the 300-meter-high skyscraper has a rounded form that culminates in a pointed peak. “The new headquarters for the National Bank of Kuwait

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Tributes paid to “pioneering and visionary” journalist Marcus Fairs

July 5, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Marcus Fairs

Architects, designers and critics have paid tribute to Dezeen founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs for his “phenomenal contribution to architecture and design publishing”. The design and architecture communities were left shocked by the news of Fairs’ death, with Norman Foster, Thomas Heatherwick, Kelly Hoppen, Es Devlin, Philippe Starck and Olafur Eliasson among the numerous architects and

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Architects and academics accuse UCL of instigating Bartlett “witch-hunt”

July 1, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
The Bartlett

Architects and academics including Amin Taha, Vicky Richardson, Peter Murray and Piers Gough have criticised UCL for releasing a report into the toxic culture at the Bartlett School of Architecture in an open letter. The signatories accuse University College London (UCL), which the Bartlett is a part of, of acting “to preserve its reputation” by conducting

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