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The beautiful new Palais collection has a table in every size

This year Asplund has debuted new designs with several designers aimed at creating elegant high quality furniture that leaves a subtle trace and enhance surroundings. What caught my eye is this Palais series by Anya Sebton and Eva Lilja Löwenhielm!“We …

Spring 2018 News from Menu

Phew! What a week! This post was originally drafted almost a week ago however Thursday night we had to take our sweet little girl into the ER. If you follow me on IG Stories then you might have seen some of the updates. Poor thing woke up with a lot of…

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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Zaha Hadid Architects reveals plans for second Melbourne tower

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled its designs for a 64-metre apartment block in Melbourne, which will feature facades covered in angular balconies and a roof topped by a pair of swimming pools.  The 19-storey tower named The Mayfair will be located on St Kilda Road, which links the district of St Kilda with the central business district

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Apple store was proposed for Garden Bridge in return for sponsorship

Boris Johnson had secret talks with Apple over a ‘mad’ mid-bridge store during a 24-hour visit to the tech company’s San Fransisco headquarters to secure funding for the Thomas Heatherwick-designed Garden Bridge. The idea for an Apple retail store on the middle of bridge was suggested by the tech giant in return for sponsoring the project,

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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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Thomas Heatherwick to transform London’s Olympia into “world-leading” cultural hub

Thomas Heatherwick is to completely overhaul of the Olympia events centre in west London, creating a hotel, a theatre and suite of new entertainment venues within the Victorian exhibition hall. Heatherwick Studio is working with London-based architectural practice SPPARC on the overhaul the Olympia London venue in Kensington. In addition to the hotel and theatre, the duo are expected to

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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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Tour Montparnasse set to receive “green makeover” by Nouvelle AOM

French studio Nouvelle AOM has been selected to overhaul the Tour Montparnasse skyscraper, in time for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Nouvelle AOM is a team made up of the heads of three Paris-based firms: Franklin Azzi of Franklin Azzi Architecture, Fréderic Chartier and Pascale Dalix from Chartier Dalix, and Mathurin Hardel and Cyrille Le Bihan of Hardel + Le Bihan Architectes. The consortium

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Work starts on Schmidt Hammer Lassen-designed innovation centre adapted to Shanghai’s extreme weather

Architecture firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen has designed a business incubator for Shanghai, featuring sheltered terraces that allow for year-round outdoor use. Construction began on 18 September on the new CaoHeJing Guigu Creative Headquarters in Shanghai’s technology hub. The project is the third collaboration between Schmidt Hammer Lassen and the government-backed CaoHeJing Hi-Tech Park. CaoHeJing Hi-Tech Park

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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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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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Anish Kapoor’s neighbours “shafted” by approval of studio extension

Anish Kapoor has been accused of being “mean-spirited” by pushing ahead with plans for a light-blocking roof extension to his south London studio, by the leader of a campaign against the development. The group of residents petitioned to reduce the scale of of the extension to the artist’s workspace on Farmers Road in Camberwell, which they

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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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Populous and Egis unveil masterplan for Paris 2024 Olympic Games

A beach volleyball court will be installed at the foot of the Eiffel Tower as part of the masterplan developed for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games by architects Populous and engineers Egis. Populous and Egis’ proposal will see 38 Olympic and Paralympic venues dispersed across the city, rather than corralled into a campus setting such as in previous

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Obama calls on architecture and tech firms to support Chicago presidential library with apprenticeship schemes

Barack Obama has urged top architecture studios and tech firms like Amazon, Google and Microsoft to take on paid apprentices from Chicago’s South Side at a public consultation event for the Obama Presidential Library. The former US president spoke to the audience and answered questions through a video live-stream at the event, which took place last

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“We have to build in gold, silver, titanium and copper” says Édouard François

Architects should specify expensive materials including stainless steel and titanium for their buildings to ensure they are recycled afterwards, according to French architect Édouard François. François, a pioneer of green architecture, said that cheap construction materials get thrown away but pricier components would be salvaged. “To introduce this idea of recyclability we have to build

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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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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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Wales scraps plans for Iron Ring sculpture at Flint Castle after public outcry

The Welsh government has abandoned plans to build a ring-shaped walkway at Flint Castle, which was described by critics as a symbol of oppression. The competition-winning plans for the £395 million sculpture, by London- and Gloucestershire-based practice George King Architects, were first unveiled on 21 July, and gained almost immediate criticism. An online petition against the project, which was

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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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KAAN Architecten unveils new glazed terminal for Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport

Dutch studio KAAN Architecten has been selected to design a new terminal for Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, beating competitors including MVRDV, SOM, OMA and UNStudio. KAAN Architecten’s winning 100,500-square-metre Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Terminal will cater to 14 million passengers a year, alongside the 50 million already served in the existing airport. It will be built on the Jan

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Foster + Partners reveals quayside cultural complex for Stockholm’s old town

Foster + Partners has designed a “new destination” for Stockholm’s old town, Gamla Stan. The three-storey building, called Mälarterrassen, will sit between Stockholm’s Södermalmstorg square and quay. Set against the quay wall to appear low-lying, it will contain a mixture of facilities including, market stalls, restaurants, cafes and exhibition galleries. The project being led by Spencer de Grey – the

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Paris deputy mayor questions London’s approach to skyscrapers and public space

A project like London’s now-abandoned Garden Bridge would “never” happen in Paris, according to its deputy mayor, who has criticised the UK capital’s free-market approach to development. “We don’t accept to give the management of public space to the private sector,” said Jean-Louis Missika, who is responsible for architecture, urbanism and economic development in the

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Florence to adopt Stefano Boeri’s “anti-terror” planters proposal

Stefano Boeri’s proposal to use trees and planters to protect against terror attacks instead of “ugly” military-style barriers is to be implemented in Florence, mayor Dario Nardella has announced. The Italian architect voiced his concerns about the negative impact of the barriers being installed in European cities following the recent vehicle-led terror attacks in Barcelona, London, Nice and

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Manuelle Gautrand wins “highest award” for European architects

French architect Manuelle Gautrand has been named as this year’s laureate of the European Prize for Architecture, making her the first woman to receive the accolade. The annual European Prize for Architecture was set up in 2010 to recognise European architects who have made a commitment to advance “the principles of European humanism and the art of architecture”.

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Chicago Architecture Foundation plans move to Mies van der Rohe-designed tower

The Chicago Architecture Center will take over a space inside a riverfront building by modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, which will be designed by US firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill and is set to open summer 2018. Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) announced its move ahead of the second Chicago Architecture Biennale, which

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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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Residents of Sydney high-rise estate use lights to protest against gentrification

Night after night, the windows of the tower blocks that make up the Waterloo Estate in Sydney have been gradually lit up in different colours as part of a public art project that aims to make the community more visible. Triggered by the NSW state government’s plans to redevelop the area, the #WeLiveHere2017 project has been gaining

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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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Mecanoo designs 12 skyscrapers for new business district in Shenzhen

Dutch architecture firm Mecanoo has won a competition to masterplan a commercial district in Shenzhen, China, with its design for 12 stepped skyscrapers built around a park featuring a raised path and pools. Mecanoo’s masterplan will see the development of 1.36 million square metres of commercial facilities integrated with Shenzhen North Station, which includes one of the city’s regional railway stations and a

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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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“Crass” London development wins Carbuncle Cup 2017 for worst UK building

An angular pair of towers located directly outside London’s Victoria station has been named the UK’s worst new building from the last year. The Nova Victoria mixed-use development, designed by PLP Architecture, was awarded the 2017 Carbuncle Cup – an annual competition organised by architecture website Building Design (BD) that recognises the ugliest buildings to have been completed in the UK over the past

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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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Inequality caused by urban renewal is “the central crisis of capitalism” says Richard Florida

The revival of great urban centres including New York, Los Angeles and London has caused unprecedented inequality and has led to the populism of Donald Trump, according to Richard Florida. “I think this is the central crisis of capitalism,” Florida said in a video interview last week. “A very small group of cities and metropolitan areas

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Isay Weinfeld reveals irregularly stacked tower block for São Paulo

Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld has designed a tower for São Paulo comprising four irregularly stacked volumes fringed with greenery, which is expected to complete later this year. Construction is already underway on Weinfeld’s mixed use tower, which is positioned in the city’s Jardins area just one block from the main avenue – Avenida Paulista. It was designed for São Paulo-based real estate developer

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Grimshaw unveils Sydney office tower designed to appeal to the “millennial worker”

Grimshaw has revealed plans for an office tower overlooking Sydney harbour, which will comprise three district sections and a curving roofline that references the vaulted shells of the nearby Opera House. London-based Grimshaw designed the AU $90 million (£55 million) scheme for a plot spanning 210-220 George Street. The tower, which will take the name of the lot,

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Zaha Hadid Architects wins Tallinn port contest

Zaha Hadid Architects has designed a masterplan for Tallinn’s port, boasting a new cruise ship terminal as well as office and housing districts intended to spark regeneration around the waterfront of the Estonian capital.  London office Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) saw off competition for the Masterplan 2030 contest from two other finalists – Alejandro Zaera Polo’s practice Alejandro Zaera-Polo Maider Llaguno Architecture and the

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Post-war architecture shouldn’t take the blame for political failures, says Owen Hopkins

With the demolition of Robin Hood Gardens now underway and the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire still fresh, writer and curator Owen Hopkins has called for politicians to stop using Britain’s post-war architecture as a scapegoat for today’s problems. Hopkins is senior curator at Sir John Soane’s Museum, and is also the author of Lost Futures: The Disappearing Architecture of

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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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Carbuncle Cup shortlists six contenders for worst building of 2017

Six buildings have been shortlisted for architecture’s least illustrious prize – the Carbuncle Cup for the UK’s worst new building from the last year. The projects nominated range from a new entrance to a rail station in Peston, Lancashire, to a student halls of residence in Portsmouth, Hampshire, and the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station in London. The annual

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New photographs show Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi approaching completion

The huge metal dome topping French architect Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi has been captured in new images, which have emerged on Twitter ahead of the building’s completion. French Ambassador to the UAE Ludovic Pouille shared the photographs of the museum on twitter during a visit to the museum last week. The photographs capture the most striking feature

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Lego releases drone footage of BIG’s Lego House nearing completion

Lego has flown a drone over its BIG-designed visitor centre in Billund, Denmark, to capture footage of its stacked-block formation and the huge Lego-style brick that tops it. Due to open next month, the building is made up from 21 white blocks stacked like a pile of the brand’s famous toy building blocks. As captured in the drone footage

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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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Carlo Ratti to transform Italian military barracks into open-source architecture laboratory

Architect Carlo Ratti has revealed plans to transform a former 19th-century military complex in Turin, Italy, into a campus where students, workers and makers can set up their own labs and studios. Carlo Ratti Associati will transform the 20,000 square-metre Caserma Lamarmora barracks into “a testing ground for an open-source approach to architecture”. Using the barracks’ modular structure as a base, the Italian firm wants to open the building up

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Bulldozers move in on Robin Hood Gardens

Despite years of campaigning from architects and heritage bodies, demolition is now underway on Robin Hood Gardens, the post-war housing estate in east London designed by exponents of new brutalism, Alison and Peter Smithson. Images showing the the historic 1970s housing estate being pulled down began appearing on social media earlier this week, although its demolition has

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Peter Pichler unveils figure-of-eight-shaped housing complex with rooftop running track

A rooftop running track will connect the two towers of this housing complex, designed by Milan-based Peter Pichler Architecture for a Dutch town. Peter Pichler’s firm won an international competition with its design for the Looping Towers. The figure-of-eight-shaped scheme will be built in Maarssen, Utrecht, on a plot facing the Vecht river. Measuring 35,000 square metres in total, the

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Stefano Boeri proposes trees instead of barriers to protect against terror attacks

Following the recent terror attacks in Barcelona, Italian architect Stefano Boeri has suggested that European cities be redesigned to include trees with bulky planters rather than concrete barriers to prevent vehicles targeting pedestrians. Boeri, known for his plant- and tree-covered buildings, made the statement in response to string of vehicle-led terror attacks in Barcelona, Nice, Berlin, London and other locations

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen reveals plans for Monroe Blocks development in downtown Detroit

Danish firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen has released visuals of its first US project: a mixed-use development in Detroit, Michigan, bound by two glazed towers overlooking the city’s historic theatre district. Schmidt Hammer Lassen was commissioned for the Monroe Blocks scheme by developer Bedrock Detroit, and is working on the design with local architects Neumann Smith and engineering firm Buro Happold.

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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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Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs reveal new Hodder + Partners-designed tower for Manchester

Former footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs have revealed a new Hodder + Partners-designed tower for Manchester, England, after dropping their original designs following uproar over the plan to raze several historic buildings. The former Manchester United players-turned-devlopers are working with Burnley Football Club owner Brendan Flood on the plans for the St Michael’s scheme, which they first unveiled in August 2016. But the

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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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BIG’s VIA 57 West offers affordable homes for less than $1,500 a month

A lottery for affordably priced apartments in BIG’s Manhattan housing development VIA 57 West has begun, with some homes available to rent from $1,448 per month. There are 36 affordable apartments up for grabs inside the so-called “courtscraper” – one of the most desirable addresses in Manhattan, which features a huge courtyard at its centre. These home are being

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World’s largest bicycle parking garage opens in Utrecht

Ector Hoogstad Architecten has completed the first stage of the world’s largest bicycle parking facility, in Utrecht’s Central Station area in the Netherlands. Located below the city’s new Station Square – also designed by Ector Hoogstad Architecten – the garage currently offers 6000 parking spaces over three levels. Another 1,500 parking places will be added over the next few

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Ibrahim Jaidah unveils cap-inspired stadium for Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup

The latest football stadium for the 2022 World Cup tournament in Qatar has been unveiled, featuring a diamond-patterned exterior based on the knitted white cap traditionally worn by Arab men. Qatari architect Ibrahim M Jaidah designed the Al Thumama Stadium to seat 40,000 spectators for matches up to the quarter-final stage during the 2022 FIFA World Cup football tournament.

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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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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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Zaha Hadid Architects reveals progress on Beijing skyscraper with “world’s highest atrium”

Zaha Hadid Architects has released a series of black-and-white photographs showing construction of the vast atrium inside its 207-metre skyscraper in Beijing. The newly released photographs show the building’s twisted structural skeleton at about three quarters complete, with three of the walkways that wrap the central atrium in place. Zaha Hadid Architects report that the

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Historic England lists London cabbies’ hut and Yorkshire “hobbit’s home”

A London cabbies’ shelter, a turf-covered home in Yorkshire and a Royal Navy intelligence-gathering station in Durham are among five new building listings made by Historic England to mark the 70th anniversary of “The List”. A 1970s holiday home in woodland near Cornwall and a Jewish cemetery in London also make it on to The National Heritage List for England. The five new

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Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge officially scrapped

The final nail in the coffin for the controversial Thomas Heatherwick-designed Garden Bridge has come today, as the trust behind the project announced its closure following lack of support by London mayor Sadiq Khan. The Garden Bridge Trust, the charity set up to build and run the £200-million Garden Bridge, announced its closure and the end of the project this morning.

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Cladding passes fire safety test ordered following Grenfell Tower blaze

A safety test carried out on a variation of the aluminium cladding blamed for the spread of the fire at Grenfell Tower has shown the design complies with current building regulations. It is the fourth of six such fire safety tests carried out by Building Research Establishment (BRE). The UK government ordered the tests of cladding used on buildings over 18

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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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“Stunning” car park will be demolished to make way for Eric Parry-designed hotel

The demolition of a brutalist-era car park behind London’s Oxford Street has been approved to make way for a hotel designed by Eric Parry Architects. Westminister Council has approved the demolition of the Welbeck Street car park, which was designed by Michael Blampied and Partners in 1971 for the department store Debenhams. It will now be

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Apple Park employees revolt over having to work in open-plan offices

Some Apple workers hate the open-plan layout of their new Foster + Partners-designed campus so much they might quit, according to reports circulating around Silicon Valley. A $5 billion (£3.8 billion) development eight years in the making, the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California began welcoming the tech giant’s employees in April. The remaining employees

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Heatherwick Studio releases new video of 1000 Trees under construction in Shanghai

Thomas Heatherwick’s studio has revealed its own video and photographs of its tree-covered development in Shanghai, following the release of drone footage earlier this week. Heatherwick Studio’s 1000 Trees, previously called Moganshan, is currently under construction next to the city’s M50 arts district. The huge tree-covered development design is split across two sites, connected by a narrow strip of land containing a

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Robin Hood Gardens demolition is an “act of vandalism” says Simon Smithson

Simon Smithson, the son of the architects behind the soon-to-be-demolished Robin Hood Gardens, has attacked politicians for tampering with the heritage-listing system, to erase prime examples of the UK’s post-war architecture. An architect at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Smithson was a key figure in the campaign to save the brutalist landmark designed by Alison and Peter Smithson. Despite nationwide

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Liverpool gives go-ahead for towers despite UNESCO warnings

Liverpool’s docks may lose their UNESCO World Heritage status following the approval of a pair of high-rise residential blocks facing the city’s River Mersey. Part of the £5.5 billion Liverpool Waters development, the Plaza 1821 and Hive City Docks towers by Hodder and Partners and Brock Carmichael Architects were granted approval despite ongoing concerns. Renderings of the pair of towers show

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David Chipperfield: “Brexit will isolate the UK”

British architect David Chipperfield describes the UK’s departure from the European Union as a “shocking loss” in our final video interview filmed at the RIBA International Conference in London. “One of the many reasons I am against Brexit is that it will isolate us,” Chipperfield says in the movie, which Dezeen filmed for the Royal

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