From a floating university to a network of black female architects, Phineas Harper offers an alternative guide to the year’s most important happenings in architecture. Read more
The inaugural Fikra Graphic Design Biennial, in the UAE emirate of Sharjah, shows how the region can rethink its approach to adaptive reuse of buildings. The first of its kind in the region, the month-long biennial has highlighted the wealth of graphic design talent in the Middle East region. At the same time, installed in the city’s former
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The Bauhaus, the most influential art and design school in history, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019. This overview by Owen Hopkins kicks off our Bauhaus 100 series exploring the school’s key figures and projects. There are moments in history when a confluence of ideas, people, and broader cultural and technological forces creates a spark. Sometimes the spark
Women-only co-working spaces are opening across the globe in response to a push for gender equality, according to their founders, who believe the clubs are changing the way their users work. Workspaces and members clubs geared towards women, like Seattle’s The Riveter, Toronto’s Make Lemonade, London’s AllBright and New York’s The Wing, have all opened
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After years of glass dominating skyscraper construction in New York, architects in the city are returning to stone and other solid-looking materials to cover their towers. Dezeen spoke to those ditching glazing for alternative cladding to find out why. SHoP Architects’ Gregg Pasquarelli – the design principal behind a pair of copper-clad skyscrapers completed last
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The success of Black Panther and its afrofuturist aesthetic has put Africa in the spotlight as a growing force in design, technology and fashion, according to designers from the continent. African designers, architects and filmmakers told Dezeen that the Marvel movie, which features a black superhero and is set in fictional African country Wakanda, has focused
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Researchers at Forensic Architecture are investigating allegations that human rights organisations colluded with human traffickers to smuggle refugees across the Mediterranean, in the latest real-world intervention by the team. The group, based at Goldsmiths university in London, is working to quash allegations that non-governmental organisations assisted smugglers ferrying refugees to Europe in boats. “The burden
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Frankfurt is bidding to woo banks from London by building dozens of new high-rise towers by architects including BIG, UNStudio and Ole Scheeren. With Brexit threatening London’s status as Europe’s leading financial centre, Germany’s business capital has been promoting itself as a lifestyle destination. Shiny new towers were being marketed heavily at the Expo Real property
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Open-plan offices are “sabotaging” employees’ ability to focus at work, while connectivity is leaving them “paralysed” by an oversupply of information, according to research by furniture brand Haworth. In the second in a new series of articles produced in collaboration with Haworth, we look at why employees lose focus in the workplace, and how it can be avoided. Haworth’s white paper,
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Homes without internal walls, kitchens or bathrooms are being billed as a solution to housing crises around the world, after NL Architects won the Mies van der Rohe Award for its refurbishment of the Kleiburg apartment block in Amsterdam. The block’s “Klusflats”, or DIY flats, come without any internal fittings, so residents complete the homes themselves. This makes them far cheaper
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Overview of the new features in AutoCAD Plant 3D 2011. www.autodesk.com
ArchiCAD 14 introduces workflow solutions that help bridge the different requirements for BIM models between architects and the various engineering disciplines of the AEC industry. ArchiCAD 14 also moves forward […]