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Partisans to turn Canadian town into “city of the future” The Orbit

December 10, 2019 Bridget Cogley 0
The Orbit by Partisans

Architecture studio Partisans has unveiled plans to transform a Canadian town into a smart community, combining fibre optics, autonomous vehicles and drone ports within a rural setting. The Toronto firm has developed the proposal for Innisfil, Canada, a primarily agrarian and residential town 60 kilometres north of Toronto. Called The Orbit, the proposal aims to

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UNStudio’s ‘looking glass’ façade in amsterdam mimics billowing fabric

December 10, 2019 macnadusa 0

UNStudio has completed the renovation of a façade on the P.C. hooftstraat, an elegant shopping street in amsterdam. the avenue is home to leading international and dutch designers, flagship stores, and boutiques, including ‘crystal house’, the Hermès boutique. taking cues from nearby museums for framing dutch art, UNStudio’s design — titled ‘the looking glass’ — […]

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Serpentine Galleries appoints Frieze Los Angeles’s Bettina Korek as CEO

December 10, 2019 Augusta Pownall 0
Bettina Korek Serpentine CEO

American arts administrator Bettina Korek has been appointed CEO of London’s Serpentine Galleries following Yana Peel’s resignation earlier this year. Korek, who is currently executive director of Frieze Los Angeles, will move to the UK capital to take up the position in March 2020. She succeeds Peel, who resigned in June after three years in

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Colourful Modern Home Design Gives Each Room Individuality

December 10, 2019 HD Staff 0

Sparing yet powerful colour injections give each room of this home its own special character and individual identity, designed and visualised by Cartelle Design. The 110 square metre property, located in Ivanovo, Russia, is filled with a delicious array of painted feature walls, bright modern art and eye-catching accent furniture. Deep royal blue and spice […]

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Studio Rick Joy designs concrete apartment complex in Mexico City’s Polanco neighbourhood

December 10, 2019 Bridget Cogley 0

Long windows are embedded into the board-marked concrete walls of this residential building in Mexico City’s upscale Polanco area, designed by American architecture firm Studio Rick Joy. The Tuscon firm designed the five-storey structure, also called Polanco, in collaboration with local studio FRB Arquitectos Asociados. Made from reinforced cast-in-place concrete, it comprises a pair of

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Building Boom: Qatar’s Monumental New Architecture

December 10, 2019 Eric Baldwin 0

Qatar has been radically reshaped by growth and development. The sovereign state transformed since the second half of the twentieth century after the discovery of the Dukhan oil field in 1940. Capitalizing on over 70 years of economic development, Qatar now has the highest per capita income in the world. Reflecting the country’s wealth, its modern architectural projects are being built at a monumental scale.