BIG unveils scheme to protect San Francisco creek from flooding

January 17, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Danish firm BIG has developed a proposal to protect a creek in San Francisco Bay from flooding caused by climate change, which includes building floating villages connected by ferries, a red-hued cycle route, and a highway for autonomous vehicles. BIG developed the scheme with One Architecture + Urbanism (ONE) and Sherwood Design Engineers (Sherwood) as part of

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BIG unveils scheme to protect San Francisco creek from flooding

January 17, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Danish firm BIG has developed a proposal to protect a creek in San Francisco Bay from flooding caused by climate change, which includes building floating villages connected by ferries, a red-hued cycle route, and a highway for autonomous vehicles. BIG developed the scheme with One Architecture + Urbanism (ONE) and Sherwood Design Engineers (Sherwood) as part of

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BIG unveils scheme to protect San Francisco creek from flooding

January 17, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Danish firm BIG has developed a proposal to protect a creek in San Francisco Bay from flooding caused by climate change, which includes building floating villages connected by ferries, a red-hued cycle route, and a highway for autonomous vehicles. BIG developed the scheme with One Architecture + Urbanism (ONE) and Sherwood Design Engineers (Sherwood) as part of

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Plantagon designs office block containing a 60-metre-high urban farm

January 15, 2018 Sebastian Jordahn 0

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video features a proposal for an office tower that doubles as a vertical farm, by Swedish architecture firm Plantagon. Called the World Food Building, the project is currently under construction in the Swedish town of Linköping and is due to be completed in 2020. Half of the 60-metre-tall building will be

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Obamas reveal more details and images for Presidential Center in Chicago

January 10, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

Barack and Michelle Obama have released a set of new renderings and a movie showing the cultural complex celebrating his presidency, which is to be built on Chicago’s South Side. Designed by US firms Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects with Interactive Design Architects (IDEA), the Obama Presidential Center is planned for a site in the

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Movie shows experimental musicians recording inside Philip Johnson’s Glass House

January 10, 2018 Calum Lindsay 0

This captioned movie shows experimental musicians Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto recording their latest album inside Philip Johnson’s Glass House, which at the time was housing an installation by artist Yayoi Kusama. More on Yayoi Kusuma’s installation at the Glass House › Movie is by Derrick Belcham.

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Prefabricated and mobile components combine to form The People’s Station cultural centre

January 4, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

People’s Architecture Office has completed a modular cultural centre in the Chinese city of Yantai, featuring a prefabricated metal structure and portable rooms that can be detached and cycled to other locations. The Beijing-based studio designed The People’s Station to demonstrate a range of concepts it has developed over the past seven years, including a

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Future Project of the Year 2017 imagines Sydney fish market as “a new important public space”

December 22, 2017 Sebastian Jordahn 0

Allen Jack + Cottier’s proposal for a new fish market in Sydney, recently named Future Project of the Year, aimed to “regenerate a whole section of the city”, according to architect Michael Heenan. Australian firm Allen Jack + Cottier designed Sydney Fish Markets as a public square on the harbourside, with a marketplace at its centre. Intended to replace

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Transparent buildings are safer says Renzo Piano

December 19, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

In this video interview, architect Renzo Piano discusses designing his glass skyscraper for The New York Times in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Piano began work on the project just three days after the city’s Twin Towers were destroyed in 2001, and said everyone was unsurprisingly fearful of building another high-rise that could

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World Landscape of the Year 2017 teaches people about China’s farming history, says Turenscape

December 18, 2017 Sebastian Jordahn 0

The Chinese rice farm that was recently named World Landscape of the Year is designed to teach people about traditional agriculture, according to Stanley Lung of landscape architecture firm Turenscape.  Located in China’s Hunan Province, the farm forms part of the Chengtoushan Archaeological Park. It features a network of pathways that allow visitors to walk freely through paddy fields, observing

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Watch Bêka & Lemoine’s movie Moriyama-San, about the owner of Ryue Nishizawa’s Moriyama House

December 15, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

The film made by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine about the occupant of Ryue Nishizawa’s seminal Moriyama House is now available to watch on Dezeen in full – but only for a limited time! Moriyama-San is an hour-long documentary about Yasuo Moriyama, the “urban hermit” who lives inside a house built by one of the

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Produce Workshop used “tailoring tactics” to create plywood pavilion for Herman Miller

December 14, 2017 Sebastian Jordahn 0

In this exclusive movie, Pan Yi-Cheng of Produce Workshop explains how his team used fabric-stitching techniques to create the plywood pavilion that was named World Interior of the Year last month.  Called Fabricwood, Produce Workshop’s pavilion was installed in a Singapore department store as a display area for office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller. The structure is

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The Rove Downtown hotel is “a new concept for Dubai” says Anne-Cecile de Chaumont

December 13, 2017 Ben Hobson 0

In our final movie filmed for the AHEAD MEA awards, Anne-Cecile de Chaumont of Rove Hotels explains how the mid-market Rove Downtown hotel in Dubai succeeded in a city dominated by luxury properties. Rove Downtown, a three-star hotel in downtown Dubai, is the flagship property in a new chain of mid-market hotels that have sprung

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Footage reveals demolition of Robin Hood Gardens

December 13, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

This exclusive video footage shot by Dezeen shows a huge section of the brutalist Robin Hood Gardens estate being torn apart by a demolition claw. Destruction of the seminal 1970s estate in east London, designed by architects Alison and Peter Smithson, first began in August 2017. But the two concrete slab blocks that make up the complex

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Bêka & Lemoine’s movie Moriyama-San available to watch on Dezeen for one weekend only

December 12, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

Moriyama-San, the hour-long film made by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine about the occupant of Ryue Nishizawa’s seminal Moriyama House, will be available to watch on Dezeen this week – but only for a limited time! Tune in from 15 to 18 December 2017 to see it.

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Four Seasons Hotel DIFC in Dubai designed by Adam Tihany as “a home away from home”

December 9, 2017 Ben Hobson 0

The success of the award-winning Four Seasons Hotel DIFC in Dubai lies in its surprisingly small scale, says general manager Carlo Stragiotto in this movie Dezeen filmed for the AHEAD MEA awards in Dubai. Located in a converted former apartment block at the Dubai International Financial Centre, the Four Seasons Hotel DIFC is a five-star hotel designed by New

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Watch The Met’s A Year of Architecture in a Day symposium live from New York

December 9, 2017 Ben Hobson 0

Dezeen is livestreaming a series of architecture talks and discussions at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, which features presentations by architects including Wang Shu, David Adjaye, Amanda Levete and Elizabeth Diller. Tune in today from 11am to 6pm New York time. The livestream will continue until 6pm (11pm UK time). Dezeen is media partner for In Our Time: A Year

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Watch Dezeen and Haworth discuss how to create workplaces that foster innovation live from New York

December 7, 2017 Ben Hobson 0

Dezeen and Haworth host a panel discussion exploring the furniture brand’s latest research, which looks at how workplaces can be designed to encourage creativity and innovation. Tune in at 6pm EST to watch the talk live from New York. Dezeen editor Amy Frearson speaks to Beck Johnson and John Scott of Haworth, Annie Lee of Environetics

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Space10 pavilion imagines a future where buildings produce food for residents

December 6, 2017 Sebastian Jordahn 0

This week’s instalment of our Dezeen x MINI Living video series explores an algae-producing pavilion by research lab Space10, which demonstrates how buildings could help feed urban populations sustainably in the future. Presented at the annual Chart Art Fair in Copenhagen, Space10’s Algae Dome comprised a four-metre-high wooden structure wrapped in 320 metres of coiled transparent

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