UNStudio reveals designs for Amsterdam cable car

Dutch firm UNStudio has revealed designs for a 1,500 metre-long cable car across the across the river IJ in Amsterdam. The cable car would connect the growing residential areas of Amsterdam-West and Amsterdam-Noord in under five minutes. Commissioned by the IJbaan Foundation – a grassroots citizen initiative led by Bas Dekker and Willem Wessels – the new connection is intended to

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Call for entries to YAC’s Military Museum competition

Dezeen promotion: Young Architects Competitions is inviting designers to submit proposals for a contest that would see a military fortress in Sardinia transformed into a museum dedicated to the military history. In collaboration with the Italian government, the Military Museum competition tasks designers and architects with repurposing the Military Fortress of Capo d’Orso in Palau into a

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10 designs for dogs, from miniature IKEA furniture to a canine-friendly staircase

Today is Chinese New Year, and to celebrate it being the year of the dog we’ve curated a selection of architecture and design projects created with man’s best friend in mind. House Renovation in Vietnam by 07Beach This house in Ho Chi Minh City was renovated to include a special staircase for the owners’ dogs, which

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10 buildings that use classic cars to improve their image

Classic cars are frequently used as props when photographing newly completed architecture projects, while sometimes entire homes are designed around their owner’s automobiles. We’ve chosen 10 where photogenic vehicles compliment the buildings, from a countryside retirement home to a converted windowless garage. Villa SG21 by FillieVerhoeven Architects A silver Jaguar E-Type Coupe takes centre stage in this photograph

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Concrete-clad home by Dieguez Fridman reimagines Buenos Aires’ typical “sausage houses”

Rectangular concrete slabs form the exterior of Dieguez Fridman’s four-storey Corner House in Buenos Aires, which puts a vertical spin on the city’s typical suburban architecture. Houses in the Argentinian capital traditionally have a “horizontal progression of spaces that go from the most public areas to the most intimate spaces”, according to Dieguez Fridman co-founders

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Jade Doskow’s Lost Utopias photo series documents past World’s Fairs sites

Photographer Jade Doskow has spent the last decade documenting crumbling and thriving World’s Fair sites across North America and Europe for her Lost Utopias series. Once a display of the time’s most pioneering ideas, these exposition sites now exist predominantly in a state of decline or dereliction. The dystopian-style series has seen Doskow travel to and photograph the remaining

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Competition: win a book exploring Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture through the art of kirigami

Dezeen has teamed up with Laurence King Publishing to give away five copies of Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models – a book presenting 14 kirigami designs based on some of the architect’s most popular buildings. London-based Laurence King produced the new book with kirigami paper artist and Wright enthusiast Marc Hagan-Guirey – aka Paper Dandy.

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Students “reinvigorate” traditional bamboo weaving with digital technologies for Sun Room pavilion

Architecture students from the University of Hong Kong created this woven bamboo shelter for farmers in China’s Fujian province by combining age-old weaving techniques with digital design methodologies. Due to its complexity and reliance on skilled labour, the art of bamboo weaving is in steep decline in the region. Students from the University of Hong Kong (HKU)

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Earthworm-inspired pavilion built in Latvia’s floodplains stages concerts and light shows

Didzis Jaunzems Architecture has built a circular pavilion for open-air music and lighting performances, designed to be reminiscent of an earthworm’s natural habitat. Nature Concert Hall is an interactive, educational multi-media event on nature and sustainable development held each year in a different location in Latvia. Every year is curated with a particular species as its “mascot” and Didzis Jaunzems

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Studio Morison installs origami-like “pineapple” in Berrington Hall’s 18th-century garden

Artistic duo Studio Morison has erected a pink pavilion shaped like an origami pineapple in the centre of the 18th-century walled garden of the Berrington Hall country estate in Herefordshire, England. Local artists Heather and Ivan Morison were asked to design a contemporary structure that would attract visitors and kickstart fundraising for the restoration of Berrington Hall’s walled garden. The construction

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