A floating boathouse intended to help people reconnect with nature and a hotel designed to protect people and koalas from bushfires are included in Dezeen’s latest school show by My ArchiSchool. Also featured is an astronomy tower by the seaside and a teahouse informed by the design of Japanese shrines. My ArchiSchool School: My ArchiSchool Course: Architectural
Dezeen promotion: joining an architecture practice franchise combines the independence of being self-employed with the support network of working for a company, according to architect Lisa Raynes. Raynes founded the British franchise network Pride Road Architects in 2016 in a bid to give female architects a way to balance their practice with the demands of
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Dezeen promotion: Tchoban Voss Architekten used glass-fibre-reinforced concrete panels by Rieder for the facade of EDGE Suedkreuz, an office development that combines timber and concrete in its structure. Currently under construction in Berlin, the project consists of two seven-storey blocks, including a quadrangle set to become Germany’s largest timber hybrid building. The modular wood and
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Dezeen promotion: wooden cladding and decking brand Thermory’s thermo-ash cladding wraps the interior and exterior of a contemporary country home in the Netherlands designed by Maas Architecten. Modern House by the River is a family residence located in a forest clearing on the edge of the river IJssel in Gelderland. Maas Architecten chose to use Thermory’s
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A project that reimagines Australia’s first female prison as a “place of freedom” and an inclusive marketplace for artisans is included in Dezeen’s latest school show from students at the University of New South Wales. Also featured is a power station regenerated into a centre for sustainable creativity and a project that explores how handmade arts
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Dezeen promotion: the intelligence and technologies that architects need to decarbonise the built environment are accessible now and must be utilised, according to engineering consultancy Buro Happold. Buro Happold said that designers of the built environment must urgently “decarbonise our buildings, infrastructure and energy supply” in order to help alleviate climate change. The built environment
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Dezeen promotion: students will explore how urban spaces can better coexist alongside the natural world in an upcoming exhibition organised by Hong Kong-based education institute My ArchiSchool. Taking place on 16 April 2022, the second-ever Youth ArchiDesign Exhibition and Symposium by My ArchiSchool will focus on Hong Kong’s architecture and how it could be reimagined to support
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Dezeen promotion: a new book presents 17 years of visionary projects by Chinese architect Ma Yansong and his studio MAD, from organically shaped skyscrapers to rooftop landscapes. MAD Rhapsody highlights 23 of MAD Architects’ key projects from 2004 – when the studio was founded – up until the present day. It features some of the studio’s best-known
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Dezeen promotion: UNStudio and Nihon Sekkei have created a semi-enclosed commercial complex in Shanghai, which comprises stacked blocks of different shapes and materials arranged around a courtyard. Located within the inner ring of north Shanghai, adjacent to Daning Park, the newly opened Shanghai Jiuguang Center includes a shopping mall, a department store and twin office
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A digital platform designed to support victims of abuse and an app that aims to help older people socialise online more easily are included in Dezeen’s latest school show from students at the University of Sydney. Also featured is a project that imagines an architectural response to the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami, and a library
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