Architect builds his own studio at the end of Toronto garden

The Brooklyn trend for backyard studios has extended all the way to Toronto, where the founder of architecture firm Six Four Five A has constructed a tiny timber workspace for himself at the end of the garden. The Garden Studio was designed by Oliver Dang at his family home in the Canadian city, where property prices

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Temple for Burning Man 2017 highlighted the problem of America’s dying forests

The temple at this year’s Burning Man festival was designed by artist Marisha Farnsworth, and built from 100 dead trees to emphasise “dramatic changes occurring in our forests”. Farnsworth worked with project manager Steven Brummond and structural engineer Mark Sinclair to create the festival’s 18th temple, which is used as a memorial by participants. The

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Chicago Biennial promotes performance art as “a medium of growing importance” for architects

The opening week of this year’s Chicago Architecture Biennial featured three architecture-related performances, which artistic directors Johnston Marklee included in the programme to highlight a trend for this mode of expression. A dance piece at the iconic Farnsworth House, a colourful collaboration between artist Nick Cave and architect Jeanne Gang, and a musical performance with

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BIG, MVRDV, James Corner and more to tackle Bay Area climate change

Ten teams of architects and engineers have been chosen to design solutions that will help San Francisco and the surrounding region combat the effects of climate change. Resilient by Design’s Bay Area Challenge asked entrants to come up with ideas to protect coastal areas from rising sea levels, flooding and earthquakes. As the global climate

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“The more we build in areas that endanger us, the more we erect defensive systems”

Disasters like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are inevitable when we construct cities in harm’s way, says Aaron Betsky, who believes we have designed ourselves into a Catch-22 of create and protect. It could have been worse. That is the best you can say about the twin natural catastrophes that hit Texas and Florida recently. The

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FR-EE plans Hyperloop corridor to create Mexican “megalopolis”

A team led by Fernando Romero’s Mexican studio FR-EE has won a competition to design a Hyperloop high-speed transport line, which will link urban areas from Mexico City to Guadalajara. The Mexloop is set to become one of the world’s first Hyperloop corridors, and will connect central Mexico’s major metropolises to form a “megalopolis”. FR-EE

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Architects reimagine Chicago’s Tribune Tower with abstract skyscraper models

Fifteen alternative visions for the famous 1920s Tribune Tower competition are presented as giant models at the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Architects, studios and teams from around the world have contributed their abstract skyscraper designs for the Vertical City exhibition at the biennial, which opened to press today. They were asked to interpret the brief for

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DFA proposes tallest timber observation tower to clean Central Park reservoir

New York studio DFA has envisioned a prefabricated timber tower for New York’s Central Park that would both filter a contaminated reservoir and provide views over the city. The temporary 712-foot-tall (220-metre) Central Park Tower would sit in the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, a 106-acre man-made lake that encompasses one-eighth of the park’s area and

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Apple Park’s Steve Jobs Theater opens to host 2017 keynote

Apple CEO Tim Cook has officially opened the auditorium and events venue at the company’s Foster + Partners-designed campus, where today’s Apple Event took place. Named after Apple’s late founder, the Steve Jobs Theater held its first event today, during which the tech giant unveiled a variety of products including the rumoured iPhone X. A

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Second Chicago Architecture Biennial will “look back to look forward” say artistic directors

This year’s Chicago Architecture Biennial will ask architects to consider history in order to shape a direction for future architectural practice, say artistic directors Johnston Marklee. Set to open next week, the second Chicago Architecture Biennial will show “a cross-section of the best and most innovative work from around the world” according to Mark Lee,

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Jean Nouvel’s 53W53 “MoMA tower” progress shown in photographs

Construction photos, released along with new renderings, show that French architect Jean Nouvel’s supertall skyscraper in Manhattan has reached the 58th floor. Rising above New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) at 53 West 53rd Street, the 53W53 residential tower is due to reach 1,050 feet tall once complete. Pritzker Prize-winning architect Nouvel’s design has

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Construction sites and cranes pose threat to Miami residents in Hurricane Irma’s path

Miami residents in the shadow of heavyweight construction cranes have been told to evacuate, as the structures could be toppled by the high winds anticipated to arrive with Hurricane Irma. The City of Miami issued a statement on Twitter warning citizens of the potential toppling danger of the 20 to 25 cranes in the city,

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Five skyscrapers set to transform Chicago’s skyline

Chicago – the birthplace of the skyscraper – is poised to host its second architecture biennial, so we’ve rounded up five of the tallest towers either approved or underway in the city. Vista Tower by Studio Gang Set to reach 1,186 feet at its highest point when it completes in 2020, local architect Jeanne Gang’s

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Richard Neutra’s Chuey House up for sale as a developable lot

A midcentury Hollywood Hills home designed by modernist architect Richard Neutra is potentially in jeopardy, as the property has hit the market as “a unique development opportunity”. The two adjacent lots that make up the Chuey House property have been posted on a real-estate site as one listing, described as “collectively ideal for a compound,

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Tulum Treehouse by CO-LAB Design Office provides a jungle escape

This white-concrete guest house in the Mexican resort of Tulum is surrounded by dense tropical foliage, which can be viewed from above thanks to a large roof terrace. Opening this month, Tulum Treehouse was designed by local firm CO-LAB Design Office as a five-bedroom private guest retreat nestled among the dense mangrove jungle and array

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11 important modernist buildings in Columbus, Indiana

The architecture of Columbus, Indiana, has made the city an unlikely modernist mecca and is used as the setting for a new feature film. We’ve rounded up 11 of the best examples, which include a house by Eero Saarinen, a fire station by Robert Venturi and a library by IM Pei. First Christian Church by

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Shallow pools mirror sugar-cube suites at Hotel Mar Adentro by Taller Aragonés

White blocks containing guest accommodation appear to float on expansive reflecting pools at this minimalist Mexican hotel by Taller Aragonés. Hotel Mar Adentro sits on the coast of San José del Cabo, at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. The popular resort has myriad accommodation options, including the Drift San Jose boutique hotel.

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US architects see salaries rise as economy strengthens

Business is booming for American architecture firms, who say staff salaries are going up as workloads increase and the country’s economy makes progress, following a report released by the AIA. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2017 Compensation Report found that the average salary for architectural staff is now $84,000 ($65,000) per year, up about

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HGR Arquitectos uses orange bricks to build Mexico City apartment block

Brickwork panels alternate with gaps up the sides of this housing project in Mexico City, which local firm HGR Arquitectos has organised around a line of patios at the centre. Named after a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution, the Emiliano Zapata 167 apartment block is located in the sprawling city’s south-central Portales Norte neighbourhood.

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OMA’s Park Grove towers in Miami shown in new renderings

This new set of images provides a closer look at the trio of towers designed by architecture firm OMA for Miami’s Coconut Grove. Currently under construction, the Park Grove development occupies the last open lot in the waterfront area south of Downtown Miami. It sits along Bay Shore Drive’s “wall of towers”, made up of

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Eric Randall Morris mutates architectural photos to show “a distorted vision of the American dream”

Vernacular American architecture is removed from its context, distorted and turned into fantastical patterns in this manipulated photography set by architect and designer Eric Randall Morris. The ongoing series, titled An American Hyperreality, “explores a distorted vision of the American dream” according to Morris. The set is roughly split into two types of image. The

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Escape One XL is a two-storey micro home on wheels

This recreational vehicle masquerading as a tiny cottage is clad in charred wood and sleeps up to eight people. The Escape One XL was launched this month by Escape Homes. “Measuring just under 400 square feet, the tiny home on wheels can sleep up to eight and expands on the organic design of its slightly

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Herzog & de Meuron unveils mountain-ridge campus for Berggruen Institute in LA

Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has taken cues from “monastic architecture” to design a research campus high above Los Angeles. After a lengthy process, the studio was selected for the project by the Berggruen Institute – founded in 2010 with the aim to “study and apply new ideas to the workings of social, economic,

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Murray Legge’s Texas pool house avoids and incorporates tree trunks

Murray Legge Architecture has shaped the roof of this pool-side pavilion to navigate around the twisting trunks of oak trees on a site in East Texas. La Grange Pavilion was created as part of a landscape intervention for a hillside house with vistas over the southern US state’s forest and farmland. The structure shades an

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Competition: win a book full of architecture projects by SO-IL

Dezeen has teamed up with Lars Müller Publishers to give readers the chance to win one of five copies of a book exploring work by New York-based architecture firm SO-IL. The Brooklyn studio’s first book – titled Solid Objectives: Order, Edge, Aura – brings together its buildings, interiors and installations that fall into these carefully selected

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Central Park Tower to become world’s tallest residential skyscraper

New details about the future tallest residential building on Earth have been released, along with an updated rendering showing the supertall skyscraper towering over New York City. Sales of the ultra-high-end residences at Central Park Tower are slated to commence imminently, as the structure continues to rise at 225 West 57th Street. Designed by Adrian

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Casa Xixim by Specht Architects opens up to Tulum’s jungle and ocean

Bedrooms at this holiday villa in the Mexican resort of Tulum open onto expansive terraces overlooking the tropical forest and beach. Casa Xixim serves as a fully rentable guesthouse for large groups. It was squeezed onto a thin site by New York studio Specht Architects, which created a contemporary architectural aesthetic with white walls, timber

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Nova Scotian house by Omar Gandhi Architect sits between rocky outcrop and expansive views

Boulders strewn across the landscape informed the disjointed massing of this house in Nova Scotia, which architect Omar Gandhi designed to look like local sheds. The home’s location in Purcell’s Cove, just south of Halifax, is scattered with large outcrops and giant rocks left behind by an ancient glacier. It is named Float, after the

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Frank Lloyd Wright-designed private island asks $14.9 million

A private island located 47 miles north of New York City and complete with a home by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright is currently on the market. Yours for $14.92 million (£11.6 million), the heart-shaped Petra Island sits in the middle of Lake Mahopac – just 15 minutes from Manhattan by helicopter. On its western

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Sea Del House by Robert Gurney faces the beach in Delaware

Strict building codes and environmental controls dictated the layout of this oceanfront house in Delaware by American architect Robert Gurney. Sea Del House sits in a gated community in Bethany Beach, among a cluster of second homes built in the 1970s and 1980s. It replaces a small, wood-framed structure that didn’t meet the owners needs,

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ASP constructs Cumbres House using compressed earth blocks formed on-site

To build the walls of this house in Mexico City, architecture firm ASP took soil excavated from the site and turned it into blocks. Arquitectura Sergio Portill (ASP) designed the Cumbres House for a plot in the Cumbres de Santa Fe housing development, in the southwest of the sprawling metropolis. During construction, soil that was

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Helmut Jahn’s 1000M skyscraper poised to rise in Chicago

New renderings have been released of American-German architect Helmut Jahn’s tower for Chicago’s South Loop, as preparations for construction begin and sales of its luxury condominiums get ready to open. Due to imminently rise from a vacant lot at 1000 South Michigan Avenue, the residential skyscraper dubbed 1000M will reach 832 feet (254 metres) once

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Omar Gandhi’s Fyren house is a hilltop beacon above Halifax

Overlooking the coastal city of Halifax, Canada, this hilltop house by architect Omar Gandhi is made up black cuboids stacked at slightly different angles to offer a variety of views. Gandhi designed the Fyren house as “a beacon high atop the hillside”. It sits at one of the highest points in the area, known as Purcell’s Cove,

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Mexico’s Hotel San Cristóbal boasts prime beachfront location

Whitewashed walls provide backdrops for cacti and frame ocean views at this boutique hotel in Mexico, by Austin architecture firm Lake Flato and designer Liz Lambert. Hotel San Cristóbal Baja overlooks the white sand beach on the coast of Todos Santos, in Mexico’s Baja California Sur state. Located a three-mile bike ride from the town,

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Cube House by Leroy Street Studio is a family beach retreat in the Hamptons

Flood danger and a footprint restriction led to the elevated cube-like design of this Hamptons house by New York firm Leroy Street Studio. The Cube House is located beside Westhampton Beach in Long Island, and area popular with wealthy New Yorkers who like to holiday a short ride from the city. It was designed for

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Bostudio updates Sunset Park Row House with fibre-cement cladding and open layout

The renovation of this Brooklyn row house by local firm Bostudio Architecture involved recladding the property in grey fibre-cement board and reworking its internal layout. Bostudio principal Ula Bochinska overhauled the Sunset Park Row House, with the help of a relative of her clients. “When Ula… first met her clients for a row house renovation

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Hawaii house designed as a mini village by De Reus Architects

A series of steep-roofed pavilions linked by gardens and external corridors make up this home by De Reus Architects on Hawaii’s Big Island. The studio designed Kauhale Kai for a client who is fond of modern art and architecture, and spent years living in Tahiti, and their extended family. The sprawling house is located on

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World’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge traverses a Swiss valley

Brave hikers in the Swiss Alps can now walk almost half a kilometre across this thin metal suspension bridge to reach trails on either side of a huge valley. The Charles Kuonen Hängebrücke, also known as the Europe Bridge, gently swoops across Switzerland’s deepest valley, which stretches between the popular ski resorts of Zermatt and

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Leroy Street Studio updates traditional New England architecture for harbour-side Cove House

A harbour view is framed through the gap between the two sides of this house in Massachusetts by New York firm Leroy Street Studio. Cove House extends across a sea-facing slope in Woods Hole, a coastal town in the south of the state, overlooking the Vineyard Sound. Leroy Street Studio designed the home as a

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Phoenix House sits at the base of the world’s most active volcano

This tiny guest house by designer Will Beilharz stands on a lava field on Hawaii’s Big Island, and has views of the steam produced where molten rock flows into the sea. The 450-square-foot home is named Phoenix House as it is “literally rising from the ashes” of volcanic activity in the area. It is located

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Public hotel guests’ X-rated activities anger New York neighbours

Horny guests at New York’s newly opened hotel Public are ruffling the feathers of neighbours by leaving the curtains open while they have sex. Developed by legendary hotelier Ian Schrager and designed by Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron, the 28-storey building at 215 Chrystie Street has only been open for two months. But complaints

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The Ranch Mine modernises mission-style architecture for Canal House in Phoenix

Phoenix architecture studio The Ranch Mine based this canal-side home on the missions built in the American West over 200 years ago. Canal House is aptly named for its location on the 181-mile channel that brings water into the suburbs of northern Phoenix. The waterway was first created over 2,000 years ago, then rebuilt for modern

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Modest holiday retreat by David Cervera nestles amongst the palms in Mexico

A natural finish made from tree sap covers this compact summer house on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, which has plenty of hammocks for relaxing in the shade. Designed by local architect David Cervera, El Palmar is sits within a grove of palms in Chuburná – a narrow barrier island north of Mérida. The home measures just

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Penda proposes Toronto Tree Tower built from cross-laminated timber modules

Plants and trees sprout from the modular units that make up this timber-framed high-rise, proposed by architecture firm Penda for Toronto. Penda, which has offices in China and Austria, collaborated with Canadian company Tmber for the Toronto Tree Tower project. They propose an 18-storey residential block that would stand 62 metres tall, with a modular

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Kengo Kuma uses “borrowed scenery” to infuse nature into Suteki House

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has used an ancient East Asian landscaping principle to inform the design of this house outside Portland, Oregon. Kuma designed the concept house for Japanese builder Suteki, which constructed the residence as part of this year’s NW Natural Street of Dreams. The project in the leafy Happy Valley neighbourhood, southeast of

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Anmahian Winton’s zinc-clad observatory enables stargazing from a New Hampshire mountain

The top of this faceted private observatory in central New Hampshire, by Anmahian Winton Architects, rotates to provide different views of the night sky. The Gemma Observatory sits on a remote peak in the northeastern state, at the centre of a “dark” zone with a three-mile radius. Unobstructed by light pollution, the setting is ideal

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World’s skinniest skyscraper stalls at 20 storeys tall

Construction has halted on the skinny supertall skyscraper designed by SHoP Architects in Manhattan due to ballooning costs. The svelte 111 West 57th Street is reportedly $50 million over budget, so a major investor has filed a lawsuit against the sponsors and lender. Therefore work has stalled indefinitely on the project, which has so far

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Jony Ive on Apple Park: “It’s nice, though, isn’t it?”

Apple’s chief designer Jonathan Ive has revealed his feelings about the tech giant’s new home, as his team prepares to move in, and photos of the building’s interior emerge. Ive has helped oversee the construction of the ring-shaped Apple Park campus, designed by architecture firm Foster + Partners, for the past eight years. It was the last

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Courtyard provides focal point for Seattle home by MW Works

Seattle architecture firm MW Works has helped a couple to self-build this home, which is organised around a courtyard and clad in weathered reclaimed timber. MW Works designed the Helen Street house for a couple and their two dogs, who wanted to return to the city from their rural property and downsize. The corner plot

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Engineers propose solution for San Francisco’s sinking Millennium Tower

San Francisco’s sinking skyscraper has descended another inch, but engineers have come up with a potential fix. The Millennium Tower now sits 17 inches (43 centimetres) lower than when it opened in 2008 – down a further inch in the past seven months – according to local news source SFGate. The 58-storey luxury condominium tower

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Boutique hotel in Cabo offers design store, food carts and mezcal bar

Guests staying in the minimal rooms at this small hotel in Los Cabos, Mexico, can also dine from on-site food carts, sample local booze and shop products by Mexican designers. The Drift San Jose hotel sits in the historic centre of San José del Cabo, a resort town at the southern tip of the Baja

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John Dodge house by Dynia faces a Wyoming mountain range

This home at the foot of Wyoming’s Teton Mountains by local architects Dynia is organised in relation to the scale of the surrounding landscape. The John Dodge residence is located near the town of Jackson, surrounded by natural parks and picturesque scenery. With mountains on one side of the lot and a stream to the

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Loop NYC driverless-car proposal offers Manhattanites more time and green space

New York studio Edg has proposed converting some of Manhattan’s major roads into public-transit highways for driverless vehicles, in order to reduce travel times and turn the island’s central thoroughfares into landscaped parks. Edg’s project, named Loop NYC, envisions swapping existing cross streets and highways for “driverless expressways” that could shuttle people around the city

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MAD unveils “extraterrestrial” campus for electric car brand Faraday Future

Chinese architecture studio MAD has designed a sci-fi-influenced headquarters for Faraday Future, a new car company focussed on electric vehicles, in Northern California. Faraday Future (FF) plans to move from its current Los Angeles base to the new campus, which it is hoped will allow the fledgling company to expand its research and development. The company recently announced the

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Zaha Hadid’s 520 West 28th condo building in New York nears completion

Instagram users are capturing the sinuous facades of Zaha Hadid Architects’ first building in New York City as it moves towards completion in Chelsea. Zaha Hadid Architects’ 520 West 28th abuts the popular High Line elevated park, providing a vantage point for photographers to document its construction progress. A post shared by Sine Cera (@edgaskin) on

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New York Wheel in jeopardy as construction halts indefinitely

Work on a giant observation wheel planned for New York’s Staten Island has ground to a halt, after a legal battle resulted in the firing of its contractor. The New York Wheel – slated to become the world’s tallest observation wheel – is now delayed indefinitely following the feud. Developer NY Wheel terminated its contract

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American women in architecture weigh in on “female architect” debate

Danish architect Dorte Mandrup’s takedown of the term “female architect” has sparked a strong reaction from American women in the profession on both sides of the argument. Mandrup’s Opinion piece for Dezeen earlier this year, and ongoing discussions about women’s prominence in the industry, prompted the architects – and one engineer – to respond with

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Five influential projects by Northwest modern architect John Yeon

Mid-century Portland architect John Yeon is the subject of an exhibition at the city’s art museum. Here’s a look at five buildings that demonstrate his Northwest modern style. The son of a wealthy Oregon road builder, Yeon designed his first house aged 27 and became synonymous with Northwest modernism through a series of subsequent commissions. Many of his

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Portland Art Museum spotlights local modernist architect John Yeon

The life and work of modernist architect John Yeon is the focus of an exhibition at Portland Art Museum, which aims to elevate his profile and highlight his contribution to the area. Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes and Collections of John Yeon delves into the legacy of the local architect. Relatively unknown in other

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Pablo Escobar’s Tulum mansion becomes art-filled boutique hotel

A prominent art dealer has turned an estate once owned by infamous drug baron Pablo Escobar into luxury accommodation filled with items from his collection. Located in the Mexican beach resort of Tulum, Casa Malca was renovated and turned into a hotel by New York-based Lio Malca – who deals contemporary works by the likes

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LA officials unanimously approve George Lucas museum in “slam dunk” decision

The museum proposed by filmmaker George Lucas could finally come to fruition now Los Angeles city officials have given it the go-ahead. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art received unanimous approval from LA’s City Council on Tuesday, after years of struggling to find a home. “It’s going to be a slam dunk,” said mayor Eric

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First boutique hotel Morgans to become micro condos

The Morgans Hotel in New York, which developer Ian Schrager turned into the world’s first boutique hotel, is being sold and converted into high-end micro apartments. Real-estate agency Kash Group and investment firm Shel Capital are finalising a $41 million deal for the 17-storey, 117-room hotel at 237 Madison Avenue, according to The Real Deal.

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Colourful Paris basketball court updated with new hues

Ill-Studio and Pigalle have returned to a basketball court they previously overhauled with bold patterns, replacing primary colours with gradients of blue, pink, purple and orange. The Pigalle Duperré is sandwiched into a row of buildings in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. With support from sports brand Nike, creative directors Ill-Studio and fashion label Pigalle

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Trump touts solar-panelled Mexico border wall as cost-saving solution

US President Donald Trump has suggested that his controversial wall proposed for the country’s border with Mexico could be covered with solar panels, to provide cheap energy and help foot the bill. Trump told supporters at a rally in Iowa last Wednesday that he was the one who came up with the plan. “Pretty good

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LA’s tallest skyscraper opens

The Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles, America’s tallest building west of the Mississippi River, has officially opened. The glass-clad skyscraper designed by local firm AC Martin is topped with a spire that takes its height to 1,099 feet (335 metres), overtaking the US Bank Tower by more than 80 feet (24 metres). Located at

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Go Logic launches line of prefab homes with New England aesthetic

American design-build firm Go Logic has created a range of factory-made dwellings that were designed using passive house standards and can be constructed onsite in less than two weeks. Called Go Home, the line features 10 “Simple House” models ranging from 600 to 2,500 square feet (56 to 232 square metres). The largest homes contain

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AIA announces winners of Small Project Awards 2017

Among the 11 recipients of this year’s AIA Small Projects awards are student-designed cabins in Colorado, a house overlooking a lake in Washington and toilet blocks clad with weathering steel in Texas. Announced today, the awards given by the American Institute of Architects celebrate compact and low-budget architecture and installations completed in the USA over

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Treehouse hotel room peeps above canopy of Mexico’s tropical woodland

Guests at an eco-hotel in Tulum, Mexico, can spend the night in a sculptural treehouse that overlooks expanses of green jungle and turquoise sea. The Treehouse suite is the latest addition to Papaya Playa Project – a resort operated by Design Hotels that stretches almost a kilometre along the Riviera Maya, between white sandy beach and

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“Frank Lloyd Wright remains America’s greatest architect”

Rounding off our celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday, Aaron Betsky dissects the American architect’s array of buildings to prove why his body of work remains unmatched in the USA. There are few experiences in architecture more rewarding than visiting a building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. What exactly makes them so good? The

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Public hotel by Herzog & de Meuron features fuss-free bedrooms “like cabins on a yacht”

Photographs of New York’s latest hotel Public, designed by Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron, have emerged following its opening last week. Public is the brainchild of legendary hotelier Ian Schrager, who opened the 367-room venture in the city’s Bowery neighbourhood in response to growing competition from Airbnb. He enlisted architecture firm Herzog & de

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