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ICON to develop habitats and roads on the moon for NASA

December 6, 2022 Alice Finney 0

Construction company ICON has been chosen to develop the first lunar building technologies for NASA as part of its Project Olympus program, which will see 3D-printed infrastructure such as landing pads built on the moon’s surface. The contract builds upon the funding for Project Olympus that ICON and architecture studio BIG were awarded in 2020, which

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Herzog & de Meuron unveils plans to add two towers to Liverpool Street station

November 25, 2022 James Parkes 0

Swiss architecture studio Herzog & de Meuron has revealed its plan to overhaul London’s Liverpool Street station, which includes the addition of two towers above the railway terminus. Herzog & de Meuron’s proposal also includes improvements to the station and railway infrastructure, such as the addition of 60 per cent more ticket barriers, 1.5 acres

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Adecuación paisajística de la Almadraba de Nueva Umbría en Lepe / sol89

November 22, 2022 Agustina Coulleri 0

Real de la Almadraba was built in 1929 and, once abandoned in the seventies after four centuries of being dedicated to the art of tuna fishing on the Huelva coast, it was declared BIC (Bien de Interés Cultural, a category of the heritage register in Spain) in 2015. It is located in the protected natural area of Flecha del Rompido, made up of three well-differentiated areas: a residential area formed by a series of buildings situated as a camp where the workers of the Almadraba used to live; the House of the Captain, a building of greater standing and somewhat removed from the rest of the complex; and the set of buildings that allowed the maintenance of fishing gear, made up of the jetty, the diesel cabin, the tar smelting boiler, its chimney, and the tar pit.

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Big Branzino Sauna / Sandellsandberg

November 13, 2022 Valeria Silva 0

Big Branzino is a floating sauna designed by Thomas Sandell and Johan Strandlund at the Swedish architecture firm sandellsandberg architects. Built to entertain guests and enjoy relaxing saunas around the archipelago, it is a wood structure on top of steel pontoons. Its shape is visible from afar and allows for panoramic views of nature from inside the sauna. The custom-designed sauna oven has glass in all directions, allowing the glow of the fire to be seen from the outside.

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Solar panels to cover all large car parks in France under new mandate

November 11, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0

The French Senate has approved a bill requiring all large parking lots across France to be topped with solar canopies in the next six years, which are predicted to generate as much energy as 10 nuclear reactors. The legislation mandates that all new and existing car parks with 80 or more parking spaces must be

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Sam Crawford Architects models Bara Bridge on curving shape of eels

October 28, 2022 Jon Astbury 0

Fins of anodised aluminium fan outwards towards the water at this bridge in Sydney’s Centennial Park, designed by local practice Sam Crawford Architects to evoke the shimmering appearance of eels. Called Bara Bridge, the structure is informed by the curved shape and migration patterns of the “bara”, or long-finned eel, which play an important part

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Shenzhen Shuiwei Pedestrian Bridge / ATDESIGNOFFICE

October 25, 2022 Collin Chen 0

Shenzhen Shuiwei pedestrian bridge is located on Fuqiang Road, Futian District in Shenzhen. The bridge span is 70.5m. This project connects Huanggang Park, many schools, and residential areas. Due to the increased traffic, zebra crossing becomes a dangerous and inefficient way to move across the road. We consider the footbridge an important part of the multi-level slow movement system in the city. The design provides a unique experience to the pedestrian when they cross the road, and gives the bridge a sense of quality and spirit.

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Half Company designs Halfgrid transport network that combines cable cars with AI

October 24, 2022 Amy Frearson 0

A network of autonomous cable cars transports people and goods around a city in this concept developed by transport design studio Half Company. Halfgrid is a proposal for a city-wide transport system that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to move suspended capsules to their designated location. It is billed as “a fully autonomous transit system for

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