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Dezeen’s top 10 UK architecture projects of 2022

December 9, 2022 Nat Barker 0

From the renovation of a major London landmark to a “treeless treehouse”, we select 10 of the most notable British architecture projects completed this year as part of our review of 2022. This year’s roundup of UK architecture also features an intervention at an 800-year-old building, a rammed-earth yoga studio and a mammoth infrastructure project.

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Neri&Hu inserts shed into old lane house for Blue Bottle Coffee shop in Shanghai

December 9, 2022 Christina Yao 0

Chinese studio Neri&Hu has inserted a stainless-steel shed into a Shanghainese lane house for Blue Bottle’s latest coffee shop in Shanghai, which opened to the public last week. Located in Zhangyuan in one of the area’s 140-year-old traditional Shikumen mansions, Neri&Hu’s design for the coffee shop aims to evoke “an intimate and nostalgic experience and

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Shigeru Ban designs wood-clad housing blocks in Antwerp

December 9, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban’s studio has designed a pair of wood-clad housing blocks in Belgium named Ban, which will sit alongside a courtyard “where people can unwind”. Due to complete in 2025, Ban will comprise a low-rise, six-storey block and a 25-storey tower, containing a total of 295 residential units. Under construction in Antwerp’s Nieuw

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RSHP unveils design for “open and welcoming” Shenzhen skyscraper

December 9, 2022 Christina Yao 0

Architecture studio RSHP has revealed its design for an office skyscraper in Shenzhen, China, with glazed office wings extended from a central concrete tower. Named Shenzhen-Hong Kong Innovation Integrated Service Centre, the building in the Futian Free Trade Zone, south of the Shenzhen Central Business District will be 212 metres tall. The 45-storey skyscraper has two glazed

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Wabi-sabi philosophy leads revamp of Palau apartment in Barcelona

December 9, 2022 Natasha Levy 0

Local studio Colombo and Serboli Architecture has completed a clean and contemporary renovation of an apartment in Barcelona, spotlighting some of its “imperfect” original features. The Palau apartment is situated a stone’s throw from the city’s Palau de la Música concert hall and backs onto a cluster of secluded courtyards. Its owner, an Italian fashion

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Walt Disney World Announces Construction Of Affordable Housing in Florida, USA

December 9, 2022 Paula Cano 0

Community development proposals in Disney World come from back days. One of Walt Disney’s last visionary projects was the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT), a center for American enterprise and urban living. Disney advocated that the problems of cities were the most critical issues facing society and planned a city that could develop in a controlled manner, contrary to the urban expansion in the USA during the first half of the last century. After Disney died in 1966, the “EPCOT” concept was abandoned as the company was uncertain about the feasibility of operating a city. Fifty- five years later, after a thorough search, Walt Disney World chose The Michaels Organization for its experience in building and managing attainable housing communities.

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The Best Architectural Models of 2022

December 9, 2022 Brandon Koots 0

In an age where we have been going from hyperrealistic renders to digital models to the realm of the metaverse, physical architectural models have almost become a thing of the past. Nonetheless, whether it’s to showcase the final project or to be used as a tool to explore different solutions to the same problem during the design phase, some architects still consider physical models part of their design process.