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Forth Valley College purposefully “pretty modest in its architectural expression”

September 21, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Interior of Forth Valley College

A college in Falkirk by Reiach and Hall Architects that is shortlisted for this year’s RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award takes centre stage in this video by Stephenson&. Published by Dezeen with the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS), it is one in a series of short films by production studio

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Junya Ishigami hides mud-covered house and restaurant below ground level in Japan

September 19, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Exterior of Ube restaurant by Junya Ishigami

A Japanese house and restaurant are contained within this mud-covered building by architect Junya Ishigami, which was crafted by pouring concrete into holes in the ground. Located in the city of Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, the building contains a home and restaurant for Japanese chef Motonori Hirata, an old friend of Ishigami’s. The structure comprises a

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SANAA named winner of 2022 Praemium Imperiale for architecture

September 15, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0

Japanese architecture studio SANAA’s founders Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa have been named the architecture laureates for this year’s Praemium Imperiale awards by the Japan Art Association. The Praemium Imperiale is an annual award programme that celebrates leading creatives in the fields of architecture, sculpture, music, painting and theatre or film. Japanese architects Sejima and

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Tallinn Architecture Biennale exhibition explores “notion of food both literally and metaphorically”

September 15, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Dining table prototype at Tallinn Architecture Biennale

An edible building envelope and curved mycelium bricks feature in the curatorial exhibition at this year’s Tallinn Architecture Biennale in Estonia, which explores the future of architecture through the lens of food. Named Edible; Or, the Architecture of Metabolism, the exhibition physically and metaphorically investigates the relationship between architecture and food at varying scales. It

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NOA extends Alpine hotel with wellness area resembling an upside-down village

September 14, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Hub of Huts by NOA at South Tyrol hotel

Network of Architecture referenced reflections in water when creating the Hub of Huts, a well-being area that appears to defy gravity at the Hotel Hubertus in South Tyrol. Supported by large tree-like columns, the structure sits close to a projecting glass-bottomed pool that Italian studio Network of Architecture (NOA) created for the Italian resort in

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Atomik Architecture staff initiate “historic strike ballot” in UK

September 14, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Atomik Architecture staff who are balloting to strike

Staff at the London studio Atomik Architecture are balloting to strike over working conditions, making them the first group of architectural workers in the private sector in the UK to do so, according to their union. Atomik Architecture workers notified their employers yesterday that they are initiating a strike ballot to demand improvements to both

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Moxon Architects’ remote self-designed studio is “a good place for wildlife”

September 14, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
View of Quarry Studios across a pond

This video shot by Stephenson& highlights Moxon Architects’ self-designed Quarry Studios in Aberdeenshire, which is among the five buildings shortlisted for this year’s RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award. It is one of five short films created by production studio Stephenson& that are being published by Dezeen in collaboration with the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) to

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NFT-funded pavilion at Tallinn Architecture Biennale aims to promote decentralisation

September 13, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Iheartblob climbing the Fungible Non-Fungible Pavilion at TAB 2022

Architectural design studio Iheartblob has revealed the puzzle-like Fungible Non-Fungible Pavilion at the Tallinn Architecture Biennale in Estonia, which was partly designed by the public using NFTs. Located outside Tallinn’s Museum of Estonian Architecture, the experimental structure was built from physical versions of NFT objects designed by the community. Fungible Non-Fungible Pavilion was the winning

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Ten buildings that incorporate solar panels in creative ways

September 7, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
La Seine Musicale by Shigeru Ban

A moving wall that evokes a sailing ship and a roof canopy modelled on a banana tree feature in this roundup, which collects 10 buildings that challenge conventional ways of fitting solar panels to help kick off our Solar Revolution series. Solar panels, also known as photovoltaics or solar electricity cells, are becoming an increasingly

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Renzo Piano designs trio of nature-focused hospitals for Greece

September 7, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Exterior of the General Hospital of Komotini

Italian architect Renzo Piano’s studio has shared its plans to create three hospitals in the cities of Thessaloniki, Komotini and Sparta in Greece for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Expected to complete in 2025, the three facilities will become the University Pediatric Hospital Of Thessaloniki, the General Hospital Of Sparta and the General Hospital Of Komotini.

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