Watch our Dezeen x MINI Living talk about nomadic living live from A/D/O in New York

October 19, 2017 Ben Hobson 0

Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort, Peter Zuspan of Bureau V and Corinna Natter of MINI Living discuss how nomadic working and living is changing cities in our latest Dezeen x MINI Living talk at A/D/O in New York. Watch it here live from 7pm New York time. The livestream has now ended, but you can still

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Tour the Seoul overpass that MVRDV converted into a plant-covered walkway

October 18, 2017 Calum Lindsay 0

In the latest movie in our Dezeen X MINI Living series, drone footage offers an elevated view of the former 1970s highway that Dutch firm MVRDV transformed into an elevated urban garden. The project, named Seoullo 7017, is a kilometre-long path featuring 24,000 trees, shrubs and flowers set into cylindrical planters. The pedestrian-only route extends across several

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Diébédo Francis Kéré says school that launched his career is “not a traditional African building”

October 17, 2017 India Block 0

In this exclusive movie produced by Dezeen, Serpentine Pavilion architect Diébédo Francis Kéré reveals how building a school for his home village in Burkina Faso was the starting point for his career. Kéré was born in a village named Gando, a village on the east side of the African country. While studying to become an architect in Germany, back

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Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio complete Shanghai skyscraper duo

October 12, 2017 Jessica Mairs 0

Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio teamed up to design this pair of 180-metre skyscrapers, which stand at the intersection of Shanghai’s old town and a new financial district, the Bund Finance Centre. The “landmark” towers are located on the south side of the Bund Finance Centre, a 420,000-square-metre masterplan developed by the two studios. Located on

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Drone footage showcases “floating” roof of OMA’s MPavilion

October 4, 2017 Trudie Carter 0

This captioned movie offers a tour of this year’s MPavilion, designed by Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA. Featuring footage shot by a drone, the film gives a closer look at the building’s seemingly unsupported roof and its amphitheatre-like interior. Find out more about OMA’s MPavilion ›

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Foster + Partners unveils plans for Budapest’s tallest building

October 4, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

Foster + Partners has unveiled plans to create a sustainable office campus for a Hungarian oil and gas company, centred around a 28-storey skyscraper. Intended to set “a new benchmark both for Budapest and Hungary”, the new headquarters for MOL Group will give the Hungarian capital its tallest building. The architecture firm has not revealed how

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BIG completes Lego visitor centre shaped like a stack of building blocks

October 3, 2017 Jessica Mairs 0

Bjarke Ingels’ firm BIG has unveiled its new visitor centre for toy company Lego – a stack of huge building blocks, featuring brightly coloured patios that are home to a submarine, a shark and a camel. A pair of “pixelated” staircases allow visitors to scale the exterior of the Lego House to reach the patios, which are

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UNStudio completes enormous Raffles City Hangzhou complex featuring twisted glass towers

September 14, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Dutch firm UNStudio has completed a mixed-use development in the Chinese city of Hangzhou that accommodates a hotel, offices, apartments and shops, within a pair of sinuous towers connected by a podium and landscaped plaza. Raffles City Hangzhou was designed by UNStudio for real estate company CapitaLand. Described by the studio as “a sustainable urban

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The D*Haus Company designs Devon house with a swivelling top

September 11, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

UK architects David Ben-Grünberg and Daniel Woolfson have updated their shape-shifting D*Haus to create a residence with a rotating roof for a site in Devon, England. The D*Haus Company founders see the residence as the next generation of its Dynamic D*Haus, which was first unveiled in 2012 and was designed to respond to the changing times of the day, seasons and

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IKEA lab Space10 creates algae-producing pavilion in Copenhagen

September 10, 2017 Ali Morris 0

IKEA’s external innovation lab Space10 has worked in collaboration with three young architects to create a four-metre-high bioreactor dome for growing microalgae. Described by Space10 as a “food-producing architecture pavilion”, the futuristic dome houses a photo-bioreactor — a closed system that enables the high productivity of green microalgae. The dome was installed at Copenhagen’s CHART Art Fair last

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Watch our Dezeen x MINI Living talk about the future of Paris live from Maison&Objet

September 8, 2017 Ben Hobson 0

Deputy mayor of Paris Jean-Louis Missika joins architects Edouard François, Chartier Dalix and Hamonic+Masson & Associés to discuss the future of the French capital in our latest Dezeen x MINI Living talk at Maison&Objet. Tune in here at 11am UK time to watch it live. The livestream will start at 11am UK time. Following the relaxation of its 42-year skyscraper ban

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Mecanoo designs 12 skyscrapers for new business district in Shenzhen

September 7, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

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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Moveable wooden screens are set into concrete facades of Mokyeonri Wood Culture Museum

September 3, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

This museum in Incheon, South Korea, is dedicated to teaching visitors about wood and features moving timber screens that create effects similar to dappled sunlight filtering through trees. Seoul architecture studio Soft Architecture Lab designed the Wood Culture Museum for a site in Incheon Grand Park, where the Korea Forest Service operates a large arboretum.

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Columbus movie spotlights Indiana city’s “modernism with a soul”

September 1, 2017 Ryan Leahey 0

A new movie set in the unlikely modernist mecca of Columbus, Indiana, sheds light on the city’s architectural gems and uses an interpersonal tale to question their importance today. Released last month, the film simply titled Columbus follows the story of an architecture fanatic’s evolving relationship with an architectural historian’s son, as they both remain

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

August 29, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

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

August 24, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

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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UNStudio uses colour to give identity to faceless South Korean skyscrapers

August 24, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

Dutch office UNStudio has devised a solution to the “impersonal homogeneity” of high-rises in many Asian cities – add colour and patterns to the exteriors. The Amsterdam-based firm has transformed two whole urban blocks in Daegu, South Korea’s fourth largest city, by adding digitally designed patterns onto the facades of more than 20 different skyscrapers. These colours help

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

August 21, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

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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