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This week the architects of The Line were named

February 4, 2023 Tom Ravenscroft 0

This week on Dezeen, studios including Adjaye Associates, Morphosis, Studio Fuksas and Coop Himmelb(l)au were named as working on The Line megacity in Saudi Arabia. In total, 12 architecture studios were named in an exhibition on display in Riyadh dedicated to the 170-kilometre-long megacity, which is currently under construction in Saudi Arabia. Alongside Adjaye Associates, Morphosis, Studio Fuksas and Coop Himmelb(l)au, this included Pei Cobb

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Tate Modern loses privacy feud with Neo Bankside residents over viewing platform

February 1, 2023 Lizzie Crook 0

Residents of the luxury Neo Bankside flats live as though they are “on display in a zoo” because of the Tate Modern’s Herzog & de Meuron-designed extension, the supreme court has ruled. A majority judgment by the supreme court has determined that the viewing gallery at the Tate’s Switch House building invades the privacy of residents

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“An awfully idyllic response to climate change” says commenter

February 1, 2023 Rupert Bickersteth 0

In this week’s comments update, readers are discussing MVRDV’s envisioning for Vancouver’s waterfront in the year 2100 and the “world’s most aggressive SUV”. Dutch architecture studio MVRDV released a study that aims to offer possible solutions to urban planning in the face of rising sea levels by reimagining the Vancouver waterfront. The Sea Level Rise Catalogue looks at methods

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Adjaye Associates, UNStudio and Morphosis named among architects working on The Line

January 31, 2023 Tom Ravenscroft 0

International architecture studios including Adjaye Associates, UNStudio, Morphosis, Studio Fuksas and Coop Himmelb(l)au have been named in a Riyadh exhibition as working on The Line megacity in Saudi Arabia. Currently under construction in Saudi Arabia, the 170-kilometre-long megacity is being designed by numerous international studios, with each practice reportedly working on a 500-metre section. Coop

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Kazuyo Sejima wins 2023 Jane Drew Prize for women in architecture

January 30, 2023 Lizzie Crook 0

Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect Kazuyo Sejima has won this year’s Jane Drew Prize for Architecture for her contribution to raising the profile of women in architecture. Sejima is best known as the co-founder of the Japanese architecture studio SANAA, which she founded with Japanese architect Ryue Nishizawa in Tokyo in 1995. The Jane Drew prize

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This week we revealed Brexit’s impact on UK architecture studios

January 28, 2023 Jane Englefield 0

This week on Dezeen, we published a survey showing that three years on from leaving the EU, 84 per cent of UK architecture studios want to reverse the Brexit “catastrophe” and rejoin the union. Dezeen’s features editor Nat Barker spoke to 50 architecture studios about their experience of conducting business post-Brexit, discovering that nine in

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Effectively retrofitting UK housing requires “compromise between performance and heritage” say architects

January 27, 2023 Lizzie Crook 0

The UK’s ageing houses must be insulated against uncontrolled heat loss, but this will require accepting changes to their appearance, according to a series of British architects who have recently carried out their own energy-led retrofits. “The majority of homes in the UK were built before we understood about climate change,” explained Sarah Wigglesworth, an architect who

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Piers Taylor’s Invisible Studio moving out of UK over Brexit “havoc”

January 26, 2023 Nat Barker 0

Somerset-founded architecture practice Invisible Studio is moving its operations outside of the UK as a response to Brexit, Dezeen has learned. The studio, which was founded by British architect and television presenter Piers Taylor, told Dezeen it is “actively investing in a future outside of the UK”. “We feel little interest in working in the

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Energy savings from home insulation “don’t ‘vanish’ after four years” says commenter

January 25, 2023 Rupert Bickersteth 0

In this week’s comments update, readers are discussing whether energy savings from home insulation “vanish” after four years and Pelli Clarke & Partners’ Mexico City skyscraper. The US architecture studio has completed the 267-metre-tall Mitikah skyscraper, which is now the tallest in Mexico City. Mitikah is located in the low-rise neighbourhood of Benito Jaurez. In order

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