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Manhattan island extension could provide homes for 250,000 people

January 18, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Manhattan island extension named New Mannahatta

Rutgers professor Jason Barr has proposed adding 1,760-acres of reclaimed land, named New Mannahatta, to the tip of Manhattan island to provide housing and combat climate change. Called New Mannahatta in reference to the indigenous name for the island in New York, the plan would extend Manhattan island into New York Harbor beyond the Statue

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Bennetts Associates creates cross-laminated timber sports hall in King’s Cross

January 16, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
King's Cross Sports Hall by Bennetts Associates

UK studio Bennetts Associates has used cross-laminated timber and glulam to create the lightweight King’s Cross Sports Hall, which is currently being used as the Construction Skills Centre. Set alongside Coffey Architects’ 22 Handyside Street office block, to the north of King’s Cross station in London, the sports centre was built three metres above a railway tunnel. Named

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Designboom acquired by rival architecture websites Architonic and ArchDaily

January 13, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
ArchDaily purchases Designboom

The group comprising products database Architonic and architecture news website ArchDaily has acquired rival design website Designboom. Designboom announced today that it had “joined forces” with ArchDaily and Architonic to create an organisation that will be known as DAAily Platforms. The acquisition follows Architonic’s purchase of ArchDaily in 2020. “We are united by our shared values”

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“We all need places that trigger a response” says Thomas Heatherwick

January 13, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
1,000 Trees shopping centre

With Thomas Heatherwick’s controversial 1,000 Trees project recently opening in Shanghai, the British designer told Dezeen why he believes the top of structural columns is “the best possible place” to plant trees in this exclusive interview. Heatherwick designed the project to be a distinctive shopping centre that he hopes will become the “heart of a

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Thomas Heatherwick unveils 1,000 Trees shopping centre in Shanghai

January 12, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
1,000 Trees shopping centre in Shanghai

British designer Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled a plant-covered shopping centre in Shanghai, China, that incorporates over 1,000 trees and 250,000 plants. Named 1,000 Trees to reference its planting, the nine-storey building was designed to resemble a greenery-covered mountain. Located alongside the M50 art district and the Suzhou Creek, the block officially opened to the public last

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Nabr aims to address “systemic” failures of housing says Bjarke Ingels

January 11, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Bjarke Ingels

​​Construction productivity “has practically flatlined” over the past 25 years according to Nabr co-founder Bjarke Ingels, who explained how his housing startup intends to revolutionise the sector in an exclusive interview with Dezeen. BIG founder Ingels, along with former WeWork executive Roni Bahar and former Sidewalk Labs model lab head Nick Chim, established Nabr with the aim of creating

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RIBA looking for architect for “comprehensive refurbishment” of own headquarters

January 11, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
RIBA headquarters at 66 Portland Place

The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced that it is seeking an architect to redesign its central London headquarters at 66 Portland Place. The organisation requires a lead architect to transform its art deco headquarters into “an accessible 21st-century building, and an exemplar of re-use and sustainable design”. The winning team will lead a complete

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K Architectures creates trio of permanent circus tents for theatre in Béziers

January 5, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Domaine de Bayssan Theatre complex in Béziers by K Architectures

Paris studio K Architectures has created a permanent home for the Domaine de Bayssan Theatre near Béziers, France, which was informed by circus tents.  Built on the Domaine de Bayssan estate near the town of Béziers in southern France, the permanent theatre replaced a circus tent that was erected on the site in 2006. K Architectures aimed to

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The biggest architecture and design stories of 2021

December 31, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Richard Rogers Drawing Gallery

To conclude our review of 2021, editor Tom Ravenscroft takes a look back at this year’s most-read stories, including Richard Rogers’ final building, a transparent mid-air pool, Dubai Expo pavilions and a Virgil Abloh-designed car. January – Supertall skyscrapers linked by planted terraces to be built in Shenzhen by Zaha Hadid Architects The year began with news that Zaha

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This week architects paid tribute to high-tech pioneer Richard Rogers

December 26, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Portrait of Richard Rogers

This week on Dezeen, we covered the news that Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect Richard Rogers passed away aged 88. Rogers, who was one of the world’s best-known architects, passed away in his home on 18 December. Tributes were paid to the “superstar” architect by creatives including Peter Barber, Charles Holland and Julia Barfield. In his tribute, fellow

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