Hariri Pontarini and Pinnacle propose tower trio for Toronto waterfront

October 16, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

Three residential skyscrapers measuring between 65 and 95 storeys tall are to be constructed as part of a major development in Downtown Toronto. The towers will form a portion of Pinnacle One Yonge, a four-million-square-foot (372,000-square-metre) project that includes five new buildings and the renovation of an existing block. The property has been designed by

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Haptic Architects unveils plans for domed aquarium on former airport site in Oslo

October 15, 2017 Ali Morris 0

London studio Haptic Architects’ design for the New Aquarium in Oslo resembles two gently undulating rocks that stretch out into the sea. Located in Bærum, a municipality of on the outskirts of the Norwegian capital, the project will form part of a wider waterfront transformation and urban development on the site of the city’s former airport.

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro wins contest to design £250 million concert hall for London

October 11, 2017 Jessica Mairs 0

A major new concert venue replacing the Museum of London is to be designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the New York architecture firm behind the acclaimed High Line park. Diller Scofidio + Renfro is working with British firm Sheppard Robson on the Centre for Music, which will offer a permanent home to London Symphony Orchestra, which is currently based

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Foster + Partners begins work on Canada’s tallest skyscraper

October 10, 2017 Natasha Levy 0

Foster + Partners has begun construction on a supertall skyscraper in Toronto’s business district, which is set to become the country’s tallest building at 306 metres. It will be Canada’s tallest inhabitable building and it’s second-tallest man-made structure after the CN Tower, a 553-metre communications and observation tower. At 85 storeys and over 300 metres in height, the building will

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Exhibition Road accident shows it’s “time to review shared space”, says Labour MP Emma Dent Coad

October 9, 2017 Jessica Mairs 0

“Shared space” streets have been called into question after a taxi ploughed into museum-goers on Exhibition Road, a broad boulevard shared by pedestrians and vehicles in London’s South Kensington. The driver of a Toyota Prius veered into a crowd of visitors in South Kensington’s semi-pedestrianised road on Saturday 7 October, injuring 11 people. Nine of the

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Alvar Aalto library renovation wins Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2017

October 9, 2017 India Block 0

Interior architecture practice JKMM has won Finland’s most important architecture prize for its renovation of the Aalto University campus library in Otaniemi. JKMM wins the Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2017 for its overhaul of the Harald Herlin Learning Centre, which was originally designed by the Finnish modernist architect Alvar Aalto, along with several other buildings on the campus, and

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Architect and London Eye planner David Marks dies

October 9, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

Marks Barfield Architects co-founder David Marks has died aged 64, following a long illness. Marks, who alongside wife and partner Julia Barfield was the developer and architect of the London Eye, passed away on 6 October 2017. He leaves behind a legacy of projects that also includes the Treetop Walkway at Kew Gardens and the i360 observation

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Architect and London Eye planner David Marks dies

October 9, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

Marks Barfield Architects co-founder David Marks has died aged 64, following a long illness. Marks, who alongside wife and partner Julia Barfield was the developer and architect of the London Eye, passed away on 6 October 2017. He leaves behind a legacy of projects that also includes the Treetop Walkway at Kew Gardens and the i360 observation

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CetraRuddy’s 45 Broad Street to become Lower Manhattan’s tallest residential skyscraper

October 6, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

A filigree-patterned supertall tower under construction in Downtown Manhattan is set become the area’s second tallest skyscraper behind One World Trade Center. The 45 Broad Street residential skyscraper is designed by New York architecture firm CetraRuddy and planned to reach 1,115 feet (340 metres) once it tops out. It will overtake all of the high

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David Chipperfield to restore historic palace on Venice’s Piazza San Marco

October 6, 2017 India Block 0

British architect David Chipperfield is to carry out major restoration works on the Procuratie Vecchie on Venice’s Piazza San Marco, which will see the palace opened to the public for the first time in 500 years. Due to be completed in 2020, the project will be a multi-million pound undertaking for its owners, the Italian insurance company the

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Free writing course opens to aspiring design journalists from racial minorities

October 6, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

A new education programme has launched in London, to encourage young people who are black or minority ethnic to embark on careers in architecture and design journalism.  Initiated by Dezeen columnist Phineas Harper and Architectural Review journalist Tom Wilkinson, New Architecture Writers (NAW) is a free programme that aims to equip aspiring critics with basic journalism skills

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Heatherwick’s overhaul of New York Philharmonic concert hall scrapped

October 5, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Thomas Heatherwick has suffered his third cancelled project in as many months, with his studio’s plans to revamp the David Geffen Hall at New York’s Lincoln Center now no longer going ahead. The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Philharmonic announced they are scrapping London-based Heatherwick Studio and Canadian firm Diamond Schmitt Architects’

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UK government’s £2 billion housing pledge is not high enough, says RIBA president Ben Derbyshire

October 5, 2017 Jessica Mairs 0

UK prime minister Theresa May has committed an extra £2 billion to building new affordable housing – but the figure is nowhere near high enough to solve the housing crisis, according to Royal British Institute of Architects president Ben Derbyshire. Derbyshire, who took on the role of RIBA president last month, said that much more funding is necessary

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Foster + Partner’s Bloomberg headquarters is the “world’s most sustainable office”

October 4, 2017 India Block 0

The first photos have been released of Norman Forster’s newly completed European headquarters for Bloomberg in London, which claims to be the world’s most sustainable office building. British firm Foster + Partners designed Bloomberg Place for the New York-based media company to score highly against the BREEAM environmental assessment method. The building, which features a facade covered in rows

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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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Winning design chosen for Norwegian government headquarters following 2011 terrorist attack

October 3, 2017 India Block 0

Haptic and Nordic Office of Architecture have won the competition to redesign the Norwegian government headquarters after it was damaged during a fatal terrorist attack six years ago. The winning proposal called Adapt was developed by Nordic Office of Architecture and Haptic under the same Team Urbis. The architects are working with engineering firm Ramboll, landscape studios SLA and Bjørbekk & Lindheim, and consultants Asplan Viak, COWI, Aas-Jacobsen, Per Rasmussen,

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