David Chipperfield wins competition to design Hamburg’s tallest tower

February 13, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

David Chipperfield Architects is set to build a 230-metre-high skyscraper on the River Elbe in Hamburg, expected to become the city’s tallest building. Named Elbtower, the competition-winning design is for a tapered skyscraper that will act as a counterpoint to Herzog and de Meuron’s nearby Elbphilharmonie concert hall. The tower is designed by David Chipperfield’s Berlin office for developer SIGNA Prime

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Zaha Hadid Architects and Es Devlin longlisted to create “iconic gateway” at London’s Old Street

February 12, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Zaha Hadid Architects, AHMM and Es Devlin are among the 39 design teams that have been longlisted to design a public space to replace the roundabout at Old Street in London. Also in the running to create the “iconic gateway” are British practices Hawkins\Brown, Paul Cocksedge Studio, Coffey Architects, Tonkin Liu, Mae Architects and Nicholas Hare Architects. The

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Demountable stadium hosts opening ceremony for Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

February 9, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

The opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics takes place today, inside a pentagonal temporary stadium in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The 35,000-seater arena will host both the opening and closing ceremonies of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, which are being hosted just over a mile away, at the Alpesina ski resort. The £44 million stadium, which can be toured virtually

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Gensler and Reebok reimagine US gas stations as gyms

February 8, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Architecture practice Gensler and footwear giant Reebok have revealed a concept to convert American petrol stations into fitness centres that generate energy. With the goal of creating a country where a gym and restaurant are always within a few miles away, the concept focuses on three different types of US gas stations. “Each concept is tailored to

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Drone footage reveals 10-storey timber atrium by Studio RHE

February 7, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Studio RHE has created a 10-storey engineered timber atrium at the heart of a London office building, as shown in this exclusive footage shot by Dezeen for the architecture firm. London-based Studio RHE renovated the Import Building for Trilogy Real Estate, as the first phase of the reinvention of the Republic complex in East India Quay. The building

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Facebook set to build London headquarters at King’s Cross

February 5, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Facebook is thought to be finalising plans for a new British headquarters to join Google at the emerging tech hub at King’s Cross in central London. The social media giant is approaching a deal to take four buildings near King’s Cross station, according to The Times. In total, the planned development is expected contain 65,000 square metres of office

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Emrys Architects uses timber inserts to convert east London ironworks into artists’ studios 

February 4, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

A huge bank of bleachers acts as a gathering point at the centre of this studio complex created by Emrys Architects within a listed ironworks in the Isle of Dogs, east London. Built inside the former Millwall Ironworks, the two-storey birch plywood structure by London studio Emrys Architects contains studios, workshops and co-working spaces. The “crisp stand-alone insertion” stands away from

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Grimshaw Architects reveals first image of Chinese Eden Project

February 2, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Grimshaw Architects has released the first visual of the Eden Project in Qingdao, one of six outposts of the Cornish ecological tourist attraction the practice is working on. The Qingdao Eden Project, planned for the city on the east coast of China, is currently being designed by the British practice as part of the ecological park’s international

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Grimshaw Architects reveals first image of Chinese Eden Project

February 2, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Grimshaw Architects has released the first visual of the Eden Project in Qingdao, one of six outposts of the Cornish ecological tourist attraction the practice is working on. Eden Qingdao, planned for the city on the east coast of China, is currently being designed by the British practice as part of the ecological park’s international expansion plans.

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LGBT+ survey reveals decreasing number of architects “out” at work

January 31, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

The Architects’ Journal’s LGBT+ survey shows the number of architects who are openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender in British practices has fallen over the past two years. According to the results of the survey, the number lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) respondents who said they are “out” in their practice has dropped to 73 per cent. This compares

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