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Dezeen’s guide to the architecture of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

February 2, 2022 Nat Barker 0
Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

With the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics due to commence on 4 February, Dezeen rounds up the most architecturally significant venues, including a new stadium by Populous and the world’s first permanent structure for big air extreme snow jumping. The majority of the venues for the upcoming Winter Games are not new, with some built as

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Brexit is “one of history’s great own goals” say architects

January 31, 2022 Nat Barker 0
Stephen Barrett of RSHP

Brexit is a “disaster” that is leading to less overseas work and a loss of talented workers, according to leading UK architects. Andrew Waugh of Waugh Thistleton Architects spoke of the “sense of isolation” his studio has felt since the UK left the European Union, while Sarah Wigglesworth of Sarah Wigglesworth Architects said her business

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Homeless housing is “a Band-Aid” for UK shortages says Peter Barber

January 20, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Peter Barber portrait

Architects should use their influence to help bring an end to London’s homelessness crisis, said housing specialist Peter Barber in an exclusive interview with Dezeen, but admits his projects are “just scratching the surface” of the problem. Barber has designed numerous homeless housing projects in London including Mount Pleasant and Spring Gardens schemes. However, he is aware that these

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Biomaterial companies see “explosion in interest” as sales double in a year

December 28, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
Adidas Stan Smiths made from Mylo mycelium leather around ingredients

After being confined to small-scale experiments for years, biomaterials finally catapulted into the mainstream in 2021 according to the architects, designers and manufacturers using them as building blocks for a new low-carbon economy. “Biomaterials used to be niche,” said Regina Polanco, founder of bio-based textile manufacturer Pyratex, which has almost doubled both its sales and

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Dezeen’s top 10 hotels of 2021

December 27, 2021 James Parkes 0

With the year drawing to a close, some of us are already thinking about where to holiday in 2022. As part of our review of 2021, Dezeen rounds up 10 unusual and impressive new hotels, including Pharrell Williams’ Goodtime Hotel in Miami, a 17th-century monastery conversion and clifftop villas on the Jurassic Coast. Grotto Retreat Xiyaotou,

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The 10 most controversial architecture projects of 2021

December 16, 2021 Nat Barker 0
An appeal has been launched for The Tulip by Foster + Partners

Next in our review of 2021, we round up 10 of the most controversial schemes that made headlines this year, including the Sky Pool and The Tulip. Sky Pool, UK, by HAL A transparent swimming pool suspended between two buildings at the Embassy Gardens development in London gained huge attention this summer as aerial footage

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“Food is one of the main drivers that is shaping the ecology of the planet,” says art duo Cooking Sections

December 6, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Cooking Sections

Turner Prize-nominated duo Cooking Sections is creating a series of architectural installations to draw attention to the impact food production and consumption has on the environment. In this interview, they explain their obsession with food. Spatial practitioners Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe – who operate under the name Cooking Sections – told Dezeen that

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