Universal Design Studio uses recycled aluminium to create sculptural entrance to Frieze London

The venue for the Frieze art fair in London this week features walls of pleated and folded aluminium that would otherwise have gone to waste. Designed by Universal Design Studio, the architecture and interiors firm founded by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, the venue for this year’s Frieze London is intended to promote sustainability – through use of

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Free writing course opens to aspiring design journalists from racial minorities

A new education programme has launched in London, to encourage young people who are black or minority ethnic to embark on careers in architecture and design journalism.  Initiated by Dezeen columnist Phineas Harper and Architectural Review journalist Tom Wilkinson, New Architecture Writers (NAW) is a free programme that aims to equip aspiring critics with basic journalism skills

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Foster + Partners unveils plans for Budapest’s tallest building

Foster + Partners has unveiled plans to create a sustainable office campus for a Hungarian oil and gas company, centred around a 28-storey skyscraper. Intended to set “a new benchmark both for Budapest and Hungary”, the new headquarters for MOL Group will give the Hungarian capital its tallest building. The architecture firm has not revealed how

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MVRDV’s “Seoul High Line” captured in new photographs

Four months after MVRDV revealed its plant-covered walkway on a former elevated highway in Seoul, photographer Jim Stephenson visited the project to see how it is settling into the city. Known by locals as the Seoul High Line, Seoullo 7017 is a 983-metre-long park created on a disused stretch of road built in the 1970s. Featuring

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Shortlist unveiled for best architecture photograph of 2017

A concrete-framed gymnasium in China, a seemingly endless atrium in South Africa and a flag-covered facade in Singapore all feature among the images vying to be named architecture photograph of the year. There are 20 photographs recognised in the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2017. The photographer with the most entries on the list is Shanghai-based

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Caruso St John will create Brexit-themed exhibition to represent UK at Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

Caruso St John Architects has been selected to curate the British Pavilion at the next Venice Architecture Biennale, with a proposal that will “engage with current political themes”. The London-based architecture firm, which won the Stirling Prize last year with its Newport Street Gallery, will team up with artist Marcus Taylor to curate an exhibition entitled Islands to

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Grenfell tragedy shows “architectural intervention must not be limited to facades” says Ole Scheeren

The fatal fire at Grenfell Tower shows that architects need to be reevaluating the functionality and safety of old buildings, as well as their aesthetics, according to architect Ole Scheeren. The Buro Ole Scheeren founder, who has just unveiled plans to radically transform an old office block in Frankfurt, claims that tower blocks in particular

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David Miller Architects wins award for best architect’s website

London studio David Miller Architects has won the top prize at the Archiboo Web Awards 2017, which recognise the best websites of architects and architecture organisations. The prize for best overall website was awarded to the David Miller-led architecture studio, after judges described is as as “clean, cool and comprehensive”. “This is a very well organised,

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Ole Scheeren plans to radically transform Frankfurt office block into Jenga-like apartment tower

Architect Ole Scheeren has unveiled plans for his first project in Europe, which will see him completely overhaul a 1970s office block in Frankfurt to create 200 riverside homes. Having spent more than a decade focusing on Asia, the German architect is shifting his focus to his home country. He plans to completely reconfigure a

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Thomas Heatherwick: “There was a real worry about whether we could get people to come inside”

In an exclusive interview with Dezeen, designer Thomas Heatherwick reveals how he overcame early fears that no one would visit the art galleries in his new Cape Town art museum. The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, or Zeitz MOCAA, opened last week and is now South Africa’s biggest art museum. Located inside a converted 1920s grain

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RCA tutor attacks gender bias in architectural education with female-focused reading list

Royal College of Art tutor Harriet Harriss has created a list of over 300 notable architectural texts written by women, to show universities that there are no excuses for giving students male-dominated reading lists. Harriss, who is a senior tutor in interior design and architecture at the RCA, created the Women Write Architecture list to

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Thomas Heatherwick reveals Zeitz MOCAA art galleries carved out of Cape Town grain silo

Thomas Heatherwick has created South Africa’s biggest art museum – by hollowing out the inside of a historic grain silo building. Described by the British designer as “the world’s tubiest building”, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, or Zeitz MOCAA, is set to become the world’s most important exhibition space for African art. It

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Thomas Heatherwick saddened after plans for New York “treasure island” are scrapped

Only a month after the Garden Bridge was scrapped, Thomas Heatherwick’s plans for a park on New York’s Hudson River have been abandoned – and the designer has described the decision as “really, really sad”. Billionaire Barry Diller announced yesterday he is giving up his battle to replace an old pier with an undulating park and events space designed

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Rafael Moneo awarded Praemium Imperiale prize for architecture

Spanish architect Rafael Moneo has been named as the architecture laureate for the 2017 Praemium Imperiale, a prestigious art prize awarded annually by the Japan Art Association. Moneo is one of five winners of the award, which recognises individuals that have excelled in fields not currently recognised by the Nobel Prize: painting, sculpture, architecture, music and theatre/film.

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Star Wars-inspired observatory will be built atop a mountain in Cyprus

Kyriakos Tsolakis Architects has won planning permission for an astronomical research centre on top of a Cyprus mountain, which will provide NASA with information about celestial phenomena. The architecture studio, which has offices in Nicosia and London, drew inspiration from science-fiction movies for the design of the Troodos Observatory, or “star observatory”. It will be built

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Tree-shaped structure shows how mushroom roots could be used to create buildings

While some architects have been experimenting with mushroom mycelium as a cladding material, architect Dirk Hebel and engineer Philippe Block have gone one step further – by using fungi to build self-supporting structures. Hebel, who leads the Sustainable Construction unit at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and Block, who founded the Block Research Group at ETH Zürich,

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OMA builds city-inspired engineering school for Ecole Centrale Paris

Rem Koolhaas’ firm looked at urban-design patterns when drawing up plans for this laboratory building at an engineering school on the outskirts of Paris. Called Lab City, the building was designed by OMA to provide a new facility for Ecole Centrale Paris, a French university that specialises in science and engineering. But the design team – led by

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Casa Boavista is a renovated Porto townhouse featuring three skylights

Skylights helps to bring daylight into all three levels of this Porto townhouse, which has been refurbished and extended by local studio Pablo Pita Architects. The studio, led by architects Pablo Rebelo and Pedro Pita, was tasked with transforming the century-old Casa Boavista into a bright, contemporary family home. However the building’s location, on a busy street in the centre of the Portuguese city,

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Fungus used to build arching pavilion in Kerala

A group of Indian and Italian architects has built a pavilion in southwest India using mycelium – the fleshy part of a mushroom or other fungus – to demonstrate how the material could be used to create temporary venues for major events. Asif Rahman of Indian studio Beetles 3.3, and Giombattista Arredia and Mohamad Yassin of Italian architecture studio Yassin Arredia Design teamed

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UNStudio uses colour to give identity to faceless South Korean skyscrapers

Dutch office UNStudio has devised a solution to the “impersonal homogeneity” of high-rises in many Asian cities – add colour and patterns to the exteriors. The Amsterdam-based firm has transformed two whole urban blocks in Daegu, South Korea’s fourth largest city, by adding digitally designed patterns onto the facades of more than 20 different skyscrapers. These colours help

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Barcelona terrorists were planning attack on Gaudí’s Sagrada Família

The terror cell responsible for the fatal attacks in Barcelona last week had been planning to bomb the Antoni Gaudí-designed Sagrada Família, it has emerged. One of the four surviving suspects told a judge in Madrid that the group had been planning a much larger attack than the ones on La Rambla and in Cambrils, which have killed 15

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Gap House is a Japanese home that makes the most of every inch

This house by Japanese office MUU Store Design Studio has a footprint of just 60 square metres. Called Gap House, the property slots into a tight space between two older buildings, in a residential area fronting Japan’s Sagami Bay. Due to the limited space available, MUU Store Design Studio designed it to be as space-efficient as

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DANstudio adds “green balconies” to facade of Hanoi townhouse

Big shelves create places for displaying pot plants on the facade of this house that DANstudio has completed on the outskirts of the Vietnamese capital. TH House was built as a part of a wider development, but Hanoi-based DANstudio was tasked with transforming it from a shell into a family home. To do this, the studio came

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O’Donnell + Tuomey uses “surgical strategy” to link new and old buildings of Budapest university

As part of a huge revamp of the Central European University, Irish architecture firm O’Donnell + Tuomey has added a new limestone-clad building to a street in downtown Budapest. The firm led by architects Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey is completely overhauling the graduate school, with a masterplan that involves linking up historic structures and courtyards with new limestone-clad

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Erwin Wurm’s Fat House installed outside baroque palace in Vienna

An “obese house” by Austrian sculptor Erwin Wurm has been installed on the lawn outside an 18th-century palace in Vienna. Wurm first created the Fat House in 2003, as a commentary on middle-class consumer culture. It is now on show outside the Upper Belvedere, one of Vienna’s most important examples of baroque architecture. The seven-metre-high sculpture is similar in

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Anime Architecture exhibition showcases the fictional worlds created for Japan’s animated movies

The highly detailed drawings used to create the backdrops of animated Japanese movies like Ghost in the Shell are the focus of a new exhibition in London. Currently on show at House of Illustration, Anime Architecture pays tribute to the artists and designers behind some of the best-loved anime films, from Akira to Patlabor: The Movie, and Metropolis. These creative

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Cohta Asano builds his new Fukushima home as a cluster of nine cuboids

The 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan was the first in a series of grave events that prompted Fukushima-based architect Cohta Asano to develop the complex design for his new home. Made of up nine overlapping cuboids, of all different sizes and proportions, the house has little in common with the other residential properties in Fukushima, many

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Plywood-lined bedrooms feature in London loft conversion by Widger Architecture

Behind a charred larch exterior, this London loft extension contains a pair of plywood-lined bedrooms that double up as quiet study spaces. British studio Widger Architecture designed the extension for a first-floor flat in Walthamstow, east London. The brief was to transform the old attic floor into new living spaces, including two generously sized bedrooms. The sloping roof presented

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Sydney’s Sirius building saved from demolition in “triumph for brutalism”

One of Sydney’s only examples of brutalist architecture has been given a second chance, after a court ruled against the government decision not to heritage list it. The Sirius apartment block in The Rocks was facing demolition following the New South Wales government’s rejection of a recommendation to list the building as a valuable piece of architectural heritage. But

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RIBA Stirling Prize 2017 shortlist announced

A studio for photographer Juergen Teller, a new wing at the British Museum and a revived seaside pier are among the projects shortlisted for this year’s Stirling Prize. The Royal Institute of British Architects has revealed six projects vying for the 2017 edition of the RIBA Stirling Prize, which is awarded annually to the building that

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Unwanted tower-block cladding could be used to build migrant housing

Cladding panels removed from high-rise buildings are repurposed to build temporary homes for Romanian migrant workers in this proposal by architecture studio Reed Watts, which has just been named winner of a charity-organised design competition. Called The Flat Pack, the design envisions the Trespa cladding panels that currently cover a pair of tower blocks in the London borough

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MVRDV designs new Rotterdam skyscraper featuring pixellated walls

Rotterdam studio MVRDV has unveiled plans to build a new skyscraper in its home city, featuring a pixellated facade made up of hundreds of bay windows. Rising to a height of around 150 metres, The Sax will consist of two towers, bridged halfway up by a large horizontal volume with a public plaza on its roof. It

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India’s young architects must be taught to appreciate their design heritage, says Balkrishna Doshi

India is at risk of losing its architectural identity, because the country’s design schools aren’t teaching students to respect local heritage and traditions, according to architect Balkrishna Doshi. The Indian architect, who turns 90 this year, said that many of the country’s architects are too concerned with mimicking the aesthetics and practices of other countries, rather than learning from the

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Call for entries to RIBA International Prize 2018

Dezeen promotion: architects from all around the world are invited to enter their projects for the second edition of the RIBA International Prize, to be judged by a panel led by Diller Scofidio + Renfro co-founder Liz Diller. Dezeen is media partner for the RIBA International Prize 2018, a biennial architecture award that aims to recognise the best new buildings

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Watch Balkrishna Doshi speak live at the Royal Academy annual architecture lecture 2017

Indian architect Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi reflects on 70 years of pioneering architectural projects in the Royal Academy of Arts’ annual architecture lecture, which we are streaming live now via our Facebook page. As one of the most influential Indian architects of the 20th century, Doshi and his studio Vastu-Shilpa have been instrumental in the development of low-cost

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Key projects by influential Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi

With Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi set to deliver the Royal Academy’s annual architecture lecture this evening, here’s a look at four pivotal projects the architect built in Ahmedabad, captured by photographer Edmund Sumner. As one of India’s most influential 20th century architects, and an important collaborator of both Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn, Doshi has an impressive portfolio spanning over 70 years. Through the

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World Building of the Year 2017 shortlist announced

Architecture projects from 68 different countries have been shortlisted for awards at this year’s World Architecture Festival, including a concept for ever-expanding housing in Syria, a plant-covered hotel in Vietnam and a sprawling museum in Palestine. Dezeen is media partner for the World Architecture Festival 2017, which takes place in Berlin for a second time this November. World-leading firms including

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Barcelona and Amsterdam are world-leading “smart cities” says Jason Pomeroy

Western cities have done a better job of integrating technology into their infrastructure than the new wave of Asian smart cities, according to architect and television presenter Jason Pomeroy. Singapore-based Pomeroy, the architect behind Asia’s first zero-carbon house, claims that Barcelona and Amsterdam are far more successful examples of a smart city than places like Songdo, the new hi-tech satellite city in South Korea.

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UNStudio completes Shanghai shopping centre covered in diamond shapes

Tessellating diamonds create an intricate grid of solid and void across the facade of this shopping centre that Dutch firm UNStudio has completed in Shanghai. Called Lane 189, the seven-storey shopping centre is located in the heart of the Chinese city, in the Putuo District – an area with a diverse mix of old and new buildings.

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OMA designs adaptable amphitheatre for fourth MPavilion in Melbourne

OMA founder Rem Koolhaas and colleague David Gianotten have unveiled plans to create a reconfigurable amphitheatre topped by a translucent, floating roof for this year’s MPavilion in Melbourne. The two architects plan to create a “theatre for ideas” in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens for the fourth edition of MPavilion, an annual commission billed as Australia’s answer to London’s Serpentine

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Vision unveiled for London school powered by Thames tide

Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture has drawn up plans for “London’s greenest public building”, a school that would be entirely powered using the tidal movements of the River Thames. The conceptual plans for the Thames Tidal Powered School involve a building that juts out over London’s principle waterway. A series of large turbines positioned underneath would then allow

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“The Iceberg” housing in Aarhus becomes a playground for penguins in new animation

Penguins slide and somersault down the sloping rooftops of a popular Aarhus housing complex in this animated movie, created by French film studio 11h45. The film features Isbjerget, also known as The Iceberg, the huge harbour-side housing development completed in 2013 by a team of architects and studios including JDS Architects, CEBRA, SeARCH and Louis Paillard. In the movie, this angular structure

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Foster and Heatherwick complete Shanghai theatre with curtain-like facade

Images have emerged of a new arts and culture centre by Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio, which forms part of a new financial quarter the two firms are building on Shanghai’s waterfront. The Fosun Foundation is the centrepiece of the Bund Finance Center, a new mixed-use complex designed by Norman Foster’s architecture firm and Thomas Heatherwick’s

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UK architects and designers reveal “mixed emotions” after election result

After a surprising election result, the UK’s architects and designers are reacting to the uncertainty of a hung parliament, and what it means for upcoming Brexit negotiations. Theresa May’s Conservatives’ remains the largest party in parliament after yesterday’s vote. But it only won 318 seats, eight short of the majority needed to form government, resulting in a hung parliament.

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Architects favour Labour Party in UK general election

The majority of UK architects plan to vote for the Labour Party in tomorrow’s general election, according to research from industry magazine The Architects’ Journal. A report published today on the magazine’s website suggests that the political party led by Jeremy Corbyn is significantly more popular with architects than Theresa May’s Conservative Party, which is currently in power.

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Lego launches Guggenheim Museum kit to mark Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday

To coincide with the 150th anniversary of the birth of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Lego has made a new addition to its architectural model series: the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum. The late American architect, who was born 8 June 1867, completed the New York art museum in 1959. With its unusual spiralling galleries, it went on

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MVRDV completes a tower block that resembles a giant staircase

MVRDV has built a tower block in Poznań, Poland, that looks like a huge staircase from one angle, while from another it looks like it’s about to topple over. The 16-storey Bałtyk tower is the first building in Poland by Rotterdam-based MVRDV, and was completed in partnership with local firm Natkaniec Olechnicki Architekci. The tower features a dramatically staggered

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Construction starts on David Adjaye’s crimson concrete art museum in Texas

The red concrete art museum that British architect David Adjaye designed for the Linda Pace Foundation is now under construction in San Antonio, Texas. First unveiled in late 2015, the two-storey, 14,000-square-foot (4,300 square metres) building will create a major gallery for the US charity, which boasts a collection of over 800 pieces of contemporary art. It will feature a striking

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Google finally reveals its plans for London HQ by BIG and Heatherwick

Two years after inviting Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick to design its new London campus, Google has submitted a planning application for a building featuring a huge rooftop garden, a running track and a swimming pool. Google submitted an application to Camden Council this week for a 93,000-square-metre structure – one of three buildings that will form a

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Architects asked to find solutions for “social injustice” of informal migrant settlements

A UK charity has launched a competition calling for architects to propose alternative living spaces for Romanian migrant workers who are currently forced to set up camp in public parks or underpasses. The organisation, called Commonweal Housing, wants to urgently find a solution to the “social injustice” of leaving employed migrants with no safe place to reside while they wait

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Foster + Partners opens “one of our greenest Apple spaces yet” in Singapore

Foster + Partners has built yet another tree-filled Apple Store, but this one also features hand-carved stone staircases. Singapore’s official ranking as the greenest city in Asia informed the design of Apple Orchard Road, the first Apple flagship in the city. Like Foster + Partners’ other recent Apple Stores, particularly the ones in London and Dubai, the building’s most prominent feature is

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Pavilion-like house offers spectacular views of India’s Western Ghats mountains

Volcanic stone walls and sculptural skylights are among the features of this holiday home by Khosla Associates, which looks out over a picturesque mountain lake in southwest India. The retreat is located in the heart of the Western Ghats, a mountain range older than the Himalayas. The spectacular scenery takes centre stage in the building,

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Seven pioneering social housing projects selected by Paul Karakusevic

Following the release of Social Housing, a book spotlighting Europe’s best public housing projects, architect and co-author Paul Karakusevic has selected seven residential developments he thinks are particularly innovative. Designs by architects including Assemble
, 
Lacaton & Vassal, Mecanoo and Sergison Bates are among the 24 case studies in the book, which was co-authored by the Karakusevic Carson Architects director and his colleague Abigail Batchelor. They

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Gaudí’s first built house set to open to public for first time

The first house completed by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí will open to the public this autumn, following a major restoration. Featuring colourful tiles and ornate details, Casa Vicens was built by Gaudí between 1883 and 1885, as a summer home for real-estate broker Manel Vicens i Montaner. Not only was it the first house built by the Catalan modernist,

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Removable walls offer endless configurations for community space by Aki Hamada

This community space in Kanagawa, Japan, has removable exterior walls and reconfigurable interior partitions, meaning it can easily be adapted to suit different activities. Designed by Japanese architect Aki Hamada, the Substrate Factory Ayase is a two-storey extension to a circuit-board factory, located near the Atsugi naval air base. It provides an exhibition and events space for the local community.

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Kennedy Nolan completes Arts and Crafts-inspired home in Melbourne

Arched doorways, sculptural chimneys and a pyramid-shaped roof are among the quirky details that architecture studio Kennedy Nolan has used to add character to this east Melbourne home. Deepdene House is located in a suburban neighbourhood filled with Edwardian properties and verdant gardens. Kennedy Nolan describes its appearance as “roofs and chimneys emerging from lush tree canopies”. The Melbourne studio responded

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Japan urged to stop using deforestation-linked wood for Kengo Kuma’s Olympic stadium

The Japanese government has been accused of using timber linked to deforestation and human-rights violations to build its Kengo Kuma-designed stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. A petition with 140,000 signatures was delivered to Japanese embassies in Switzerland and Germany this week, demanding the government rethink its use of cheap tropical wood. Bilong Oyoi, the former head of a rainforest

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Mami House is a “mini bunker” built for a couple on a very tight budget

Faced with the difficult task of delivering a family house for less than €100,000, Portuguese architect José Carlos Nunes de Oliveira designed this cuboidal concrete property. Nunes de Oliveira, who leads architecture studio NOARQ, was initially asked by the clients to build them a 160-square-metre home for just €80,000 (approximately £67,000). He told them it was impossible, so they

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Gabled guesthouse by Sutherland & Co extends countryside cottage in Scotland

This modest extension to a cottage in the Scottish countryside was designed by architecture studio Sutherland & Co so the owners could invite their family to stay. Featuring shingle-covered walls and a light-filled interior, the simple gabled extension – called Sydserf – adjoins the single-storey property in East Lothian, a county on the outskirts of Edinburgh. “Our clients needed a

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“Subversive, shocking and truly unique” artist and architect Vito Acconci dies

Vito Acconci, whose provocative works range from an artificial island to a performance that involved masturbation, has died aged 77. The Brooklyn-based artist and architect passed away on 27 April 2017. The cause of death has not yet been disclosed. Art Agency Partners, which worked closely with Acconci and his studio, has paid tribute to him as

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David Adjaye named world’s most influential architect by Time magazine

“Architectural visionary” David Adjaye has been named among Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2017 – and is the only architect to make the list. While last year BIG founder Bjarke Ingels was the sole architect on the prestigious Time 100, this year only British architect Adjaye was recognised. The accolade follows a momentous year for the

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“London is looking more and more like Dubai” says architect Adam Caruso

The lack of regulation over London’s new architecture has turned the city into a “free for all”, according to Adam Caruso, one of the architects behind the Stirling Prize-winning Newport Street Gallery. Caruso – one of the co-founders of London studio Caruso St John – said that property developers hold too much power over the design and planning of his home

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OFIS Arhitekti designs modular house suited for different terrains and climates

A team of architects and engineers led by Slovenian firm OFIS Arhitekti has designed and built a prototype modular house suited to a variety of locations, climates and terrains. Installed in Parco Sempione for Milan design week, the Living Unit is a collaboration between architecture studios OFIS, C+C and C28, engineering firm AKT and contractor Permiz. The concept is for

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BIG’s only female partner defends company’s gender balance after Instagram attack

Sheela Maini Søgaard, the only woman among the 12 partners at BIG, has described the architecture firm’s male-female balance as among the “best in the industry”, after a social media backlash. Søgaard defended the diversity at BIG after founder Bjarke Ingels posted a photograph on Instagram of all 12 partners, captioned “BIG BOYS&GIRL” – highlighting the gender imbalance at partner level. She

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Tribe Studio builds Sydney house extension featuring “brick sunburst”

This extension to a 1930s bungalow in suburban Sydney features glass walls, protruding box windows and decorative brickwork that pays tribute to the building’s heritage. Sydney firm Tribe Studio designed the Suburban Canny extension to more than double the amount of space inside the modestly sized property, but without compromising its historic character. To achieve this, the

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London’s “undervalued” architecture sector worth £1.7 billion to UK economy

Politicians have failed to grasp the value of London’s booming architecture industry, which is worth more than the city’s industrial design, graphics and fashion sectors combined and growing almost twice as fast, according to a new report by the mayor’s office. The London’s Architectural Sector report states the city’s architecture industry is worth £1.7 billion and growing

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On International Women’s Day, 50 inspirational women in architecture and design

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Dezeen editorial team has nominated 50 women and female-led studios from the architecture and design industry who inspire us. In no particular order… Neri Oxman Nominated by Alice Morby There are few people that have done more to push the boundaries of 3D printing than MIT Media Lab professor Neri

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Snøhetta presents memorial arch to Desmond Tutu at Design Indaba

Snøhetta has revealed a prototype of an arch in honour of South African social-rights activist Desmond Tutu, which will be built near the National Parliament in Cape Town. Developed as a partnership between Oslo- and New York-based Snøhetta and Johannesburg office Local Studio, the Memorial Arch was unveiled during the finale of the Design Indaba 2017 conference in Cape Town.

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Nelson Garrido showcases buildings left empty after financial crisis hit Portugal

These images by Portuguese photographer Nelson Garrido reveal buildings left deserted in the aftermath of the last financial crisis. Garrido first presented the series, called Home Less, in an exhibition for last year’s Venice Architecture Biennale. It features buildings from all across Portugal, from holiday villas to mass housing blocks. Some of the buildings were left

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Google reveals latest designs by BIG and Heatherwick for new California HQ

Google has presented the latest designs for its new Mountain View office campus, designed by BIG and Heatherwick Studio, ahead of a public hearing next week. In a 67-page document submitted to Mountain View City Council on 23 January 2017, the technology giant revealed extensive details of its plans for Google Charleston East, the company’s first purpose-built

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