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This week the Maldives unveiled a floating island city 

July 2, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Colourful houses in the Maldives Floating City

This week on Dezeen, the Maldives revealed its plans to create the “world’s first true floating island city” with 5,000 homes that will rise with the sea. Designed in response to the threat of rising sea levels caused by climate change, the Maldives Floating City will be composed of a series of structures that float

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Elon Musk’s The Boring Company opens first station in expanded Las Vegas transit tunnel system

July 1, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0
Teslas standing in The Boring Company's Vegas Loop station at Resorts World Las Vegas

Elon Musk’s infrastructure firm The Boring Company has opened the first of around 55 stations that are set to be constructed as part of a tunnel network underneath Las Vegas, which will see passengers carried across the city in a fleet of Teslas. The newly opened stop, located at the Resorts World Las Vegas hotel complex,

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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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Adjaye Associates to redevelop International Slavery Museum and Maritime Museum in Liverpool

July 1, 2022 James Parkes 0
Exterior image of the Maritime Museum in Liverpool

British studio Adjaye Associates has been appointed to create the architectural design for the redevelopment of Liverpool’s International Slavery Museum and Maritime Museum, with Ralph Appelbaum Associates chosen to lead the exhibition design. The £57 million revamp will turn the museum’s existing Dr Martin Luther King Jr building into a new entrance to the International

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Google in discussions to make postmodern Thompson Center its Chicago HQ

June 30, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Technology company Google is reportedly in negotiations to buy the Helmut Jahn-designed James R Thompson Center in Chicago. Google is planning to purchase the 17-storey postmodern building in central Chicago as an office space for its growing team based in the city, according to Real estate publication CoStar Group. Although the technology company has not

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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners rebrands as RSHP following Richard Rogers’ death

June 30, 2022 Nat Barker 0

UK architecture firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has rebranded as simply RSHP following the death of its founder Richard Rogers late last year. From today, the London-based studio will drop the surnames of partners from its branding and be known only by the letters RSHP. It comes after Rogers, who co-founded the practice in

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“Burger King must be talking to Brad Pitt as we speak,” says commenter

June 29, 2022 Rebecca Grove 0
Kanye West gives McDonald's burger box understated redesign

In this week’s comments update, readers are discussing Kanye West’s redesign of fast-food chain McDonald’s packaging and other top stories. The packaging that West designed in collaboration with industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa, was printed onto a brown, translucent-looking sheet, giving it a muted look that starkly contrasts the fast-food chain’s normally bright colours. “Lots of

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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners drawing up plans to turn Lloyd’s building into hotel

June 28, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
The Lloyd's building in London by Richard Rogers and Partners (now Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners)

UK studio Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has reportedly been hired to investigate turning its seminal Lloyd’s building in London into a hotel for owners Ping An. The studio, which designed the Grade I-listed building in the early 1980s as the headquarters for Lloyd’s of London, has been hired by the building’s owner to assess

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Maldives reveals “world’s first true floating island city” to cope with rising sea levels

June 27, 2022 Alice Finney 0
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The Maldives has partnered with architecture studio Waterstudio to create a brain-shaped floating city that will house 20,000 people in a lagoon near the country’s capital. Called Maldives Floating City, the development will contain 5,000 low-rise floating homes floating within a 200-hectare lagoon in the Indian Ocean. As sea levels rise, so too will the city,

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TeamLab reveals “home for infinite curiosity” on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island

June 24, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
TeamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi

Japanese art collective TeamLab has revealed the design for its TeamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi gallery, which will be a permanent venue for its digital art on Saadiyat Island. Conceived by TeamLab as a “home for infinite curiosity”, the building will host immersive artworks designed by the Japanese collective. As the latest cultural venue to be built

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