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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Council saves Herzog & de Meuron’s Chelsea football stadium from neighbours’ injunction

January 17, 2018 Jessica Mairs 0

An injunction that would have prevented Herzog & de Meuron from redeveloping Chelsea FC’s football stadium has been blocked by the local council, paving the way for construction to begin. Planning permission was granted for the £500 million overhaul of the west London football club’s 41,837-seat Stamford Bridge stadium in January 2017. But a group of

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Stefano Boeri designs first tree-covered social-housing project

January 16, 2018 India Block 0

Italian architect Stefano Boeri is bringing his vertical forest model to a social-housing project in Eindhoven, to show how green homes can be provided at affordable rents. Trudo Vertical Forest is a proposal for a 19-storey building boasting the same tree-covered balconies as the celebrated Bosco Verticale towers in Milan, completed by Stefano Boeri Architetti back in 2014, and

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Australian architect Cameron Lyon passes away

January 15, 2018 India Block 0

Cameron Lyon, a director of influential Australian firm Lyons and a pioneer of “people-friendly courthouses”, has died. Lyon passed away on 13 January 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. He leaves behind a legacy of projects that include the Perth County Court, the Parramatta Trial Court in Sydney and the Broadmeadows Children’s Court. The dean and staff of the University of Melbourne

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Australian architect Cameron Lyon passes away

January 15, 2018 India Block 0

Cameron Lyon, a director of influential Australian firm Lyons and a pioneer of “people-friendly courthouses”, has died. Lyon passed away on 13 January 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. He leaves behind a legacy of projects that include the Perth County Court, the Parramatta Trial Court in Sydney and the Broadmeadows Children’s Court. The dean and staff of the University of Melbourne

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Shigeru Ban to build “pagoda in the park” as his first UK building

January 15, 2018 Amy Frearson 0

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has teamed up with cross-laminated-timber expert Waugh Thistleton to design his first UK building – a five-storey house that will be built beside London’s River Thames. Southwark Council last week granted planning approval for the so-called “pagoda in the park”, which is proposed at Potters Fields, behind City Hall and a

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Bulldozer demolishes Frank Lloyd Wright medical centre in Montana

January 12, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Despite major efforts from preservation groups, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Lockridge Medical Clinic in Whitefish, Montana, has become the architect’s first in-tact building to be destroyed in over 40 years. The Lockridge Medical Clinic was bulldozed overnight on 10 January 2018, after nearly a year of campaigning from the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy (FLWBC) and

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AIA announces best projects by American architects in 2018 Honor Awards

January 12, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

An angular museum in a Canadian forest, buildings for New York’s dump trucks and road salt, and a girl’s school in Afghanistan are among the 17 winners in the American Institute of Architects’ Honor Awards this year. The 2018 AIA Institute Honor Awards recognises the best projects across three categories: architecture, interior architects and urban design. These can be

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Architectural Association redundancies go ahead despite high-profile protests

January 12, 2018 India Block 0

Redundancies in the Architectural Association’s publications and exhibitions departments have gone ahead, despite protests from luminaries such as David Adjaye and Richard Rogers. Ten of the sixteen staff members whose roles had been up for redundancy have left the architecture school, as reported in the Architects’ Journal. Dezeen understands that Tom Weaver resigned from his post as editor

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Donald Trump snubs new US embassy in London

January 12, 2018 Jessica Mairs 0

Donald Trump has cancelled his visit to London to open Kieran Timberlake’s new £750 million US embassy, and criticised the “bad deal” that saw its predecessor sold for “peanuts”. The US president was expected to attend a ribbon cutting at the new embassy building, which completed last month, but the visit has now been cancelled, with no

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Heatherwick’s Vessel structure nears completion at New York’s Hudson Yards

January 11, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Work is almost complete on British designer Thomas Heatherwick’s giant honeycomb of interlinked staircases, placed at the centre of the Hudson Yards development in Manhattan. Images posted by Instagram users show that the Vessel structure has reached its full height, with all 154 staircases and 80 landings in place – forming a mile of walkways.

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Frank Gehry incorporates more public space into Santa Monica development plans

January 11, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

A proposed complex in Santa Monica by Frank Gehry has been updated by the locally based architect to include a lower rippled tower, along with more affordable housing options and pedestrian areas. The mixed-use development will incorporate retail, cultural, and residential space across two acres (0.8 hectares) of property along the Californian city’s beachfront. The design for

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Dubai Frame opens amid claims of copyright infringement

January 11, 2018 Jessica Mairs 0

The controversial Dubai Frame has opened to the public, despite an ongoing copyright dispute with architect Fernando Donis, who won a competition to design the observation tower over a decade ago. Comprising a pair of 150-metre-tall towers linked by a 93-metre-wide bridge, the Dubai Frame opened to the public in Za’abeel Park on 1 January 2018.

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Dezeen curates architecture trends microsite for CNN Style

January 11, 2018 Marcus Fairs 0

Dezeen has teamed up with media giant CNN to curate a series of features about architecture trends derived from our Pinterest boards. Stories written by Dezeen about six trends have been published on a microsite on CNN Style, the media brand’s design magazine. The trends include super-skinny homes, floating architecture and extreme cantilevers. CNN Style

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Heatherwick reveals New York condo towers with bulging windows

January 10, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

British designer Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled a pair of residential towers to straddle New York’s High Line park, which will feature curved windows that resemble those at his studio’s recently completed hotel in Cape Town. Heatherwick Studio designed the two towers to be built on either side of the High Line, at 515 West 18th

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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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Birmingham’s tallest residential skyscraper to include rooftop running track and app-controlled lifts

January 10, 2018 India Block 0

Glenn Howells Architects has won approval to build a 132-metre skyscraper that will be the tallest residential building in Birmingham, England, and will house over 480 hi-tech rental apartments. Called 2one2 Broad Street, the 42-storey tower will occupy a central location in the city on the site of the former nightclub Tramps on Broad Street. Renders show the

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