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Amin Taha “speechless” after surprise Stirling Prize shortlisting

September 15, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Amin Taha

Groupwork founder Amin Taha has expressed his surprise at the studio’s 15 Clerkenwell Close project being included on the shortlist for the 2021 Stirling Prize three years after it was removed from consideration due to a planning dispute. Taha’s studio Groupwork has been included in this year’s six-strong Stirling Prize shortlist despite not being one

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London’s Design District officially opens to the public

September 15, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
London's Design District officially opens to the public

The Design District on London’s Greenwich Peninsula has officially opened, with buildings designed by SelgasCano, 6a Architects, Adam Khan Architects, Architecture 00, HNNA, Barozzi Veiga, David Kohn Architects and Mole Architects. Created by developer Knight Dragon, the cluster of workspace buildings aimed at creatives is located near the Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners-designed O2 events arena, also known as the Millennium

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Glenn Murcutt wins 2021 Praemium Imperiale for architecture

September 14, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Praemium Imperiale winner Glenn Murcutt

Australian architect Glenn Murcutt has been named the Praemium Imperiale architecture laureate, an honour awarded annually by the Japan Art Association. Murcutt, who was described in the citation as an “architect ahead of his time”, became the first Australian to win the Praemium Imperiale. Awarded annually, the global arts prize recognises laureates in “fields of achievement

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This week we marked the anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
The World Trade Center and the history of the world's tallest skyscrapers

This week on Dezeen, we reflected on the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers and looked at how they impacted architecture in our 9/11 anniversary series. As part of the series, we interviewed architect Daniel Libeskind who masterplanned the rebuilding of the site in New York following the attack in 2001. “Everything changed in

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Former Apple design director launches mass-timber housing company “to bring productisation to the built environment”

September 9, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Juno housing in Austin, Texas

Apple’s former design director BJ Segal has recently established a mass-timber housing company named Juno. In this exclusive interview, he explains how it aims to design housing like it is a product. Architect Segal, who worked for 19 years designing Apple stores – most recently as senior design director of real estate and development – believes that

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Eighty four percent of the world’s skyscrapers have been built since 9/11

September 9, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Skyscrapers since 9/11

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has revealed that 84 per cent of the world’s skyscrapers over 200 metres have been built in the past 20 years. The statistic forms part of The Global Impact of 9/11 on Tall Buildings report created by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) to investigate the

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RIBA reveals UK’s best buildings for 2021

September 8, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
MK Gallery

The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced 54 winners of the 2021 RIBA National Awards for architecture including a floating church, the MK gallery and a mosque in Cambridge. Awarded annually since 1966, the RIBA National Awards celebrates the best buildings in the UK. This year’s 54 winning projects were chosen from the shortlist for the 2020 RIBA

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Norman Foster criticises architects’ “hypocritical moral stance” on airports

September 7, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Norman Foster on coronavirus

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Norman Foster has criticised architects that have walked away from designing airports due to concerns about the environmental impact of air travel. Foster, the founder of the UK’s largest architecture studio Foster + Partners, defended his decision to work in the aviation sector and suggested that other studios are being hypocritical by not working

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