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David Chipperfield and Zeidler to create office blocks for Canadian parliament

May 17, 2022 Ben Dreith 0

UK studio David Chipperfield Architects and Canadian studio Zeidler have won a competition to redevelop Block 2 on the Canadian Parliament precinct in Ottawa. The studios have designed 11 buildings for the block directly facing parliament hill in downtown Ottawa, which will be used by the government as office space for members of parliament and to house

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This week we revealed a proposal to build cities from lava

May 14, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
Cities from lava

This week on Dezeen, Icelandic architect Arnhildur Palmadottir revealed her “radical and gigantic” Lavaforming proposal at the DesignMarch festival in Reykjavík. Palmadottir proposed using controlled lava eruptions to create buildings, which she says would be substantially more sustainable than those built with steel and concrete. She envisions boreholes being drilled into the earth until they reach molten lava.

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Sieger Suarez Architects and Carlos Ott design Miami’s first supertall skyscraper

May 13, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
Waldorf Astoria supertall skyscraper

Sieger Suarez Architects has collaborated with Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott to design a new property for hotel brand Waldorf Astoria in Miami, which aims to be the first supertall skyscraper to be completed in the city. The Waldorf Astoria Miami has 100 storeys and will top out at 1,049 feet (319.7 metres), well over the

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UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard to “address current ambiguities around the much-used term”

May 13, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Render of the carbon-negative Paradise office by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.

A group of leading industry organisations including the Royal British Institute of Architects have come together to create a building standard that will verify net-zero carbon buildings in the UK. Named the UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard, the initiative will help the industry to ensure and prove that buildings claiming to be net-zero hold

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DesignAgency creates Ontario wellness retreat for psychedelic therapy

May 12, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
cabins by lake in Ontario

DesignAgency has released plans for a “psychedelic healing retreat” in Ontario called Dimensions Algonquin Highlands. DesignAgency, an international design studio, will work with psychedelic wellness company Dimensions to create the retreat on a 45-acre plot three hours north of Toronto, Canada. The retreat will be a collection of buildings arranged around a woodland lake meant

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El Salvador’s president reveals design for volcanic Bitcoin City

May 12, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Bitcoin City in El Salvador designed by FR-EE

El Salvadorian president Nayib Bukele has unveiled architecture studio FR-EE’s designs for a cryptocurrency-funded city that is planned to rise up the side of a volcano in the south of the country. Bukele revealed a model of the city in a tweet alongside the caption “#Bitcoin City is coming along beautifully” earlier this week. Set

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Miller Hull Partnership and Woods Bagot design timber Sea-Tac airport expansion

May 11, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Timber airport extension

Architecture offices Miller Hull Partnership and Woods Bagot have revealed plans for an extension of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Miller Hull Partnership and Woods Bagot will work with the Port of Seattle to carry out the 145,528 square-foot (13,520-square-metre) expansion of the airport’s C Concourse. A sculptural pillar and a grand staircase clad in locally sourced

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Frank Gehry frames Battersea Power Station with studio’s first housing project in the UK

May 11, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Facades of Prospect Place at Battersea Power Station

Rippled white facades punctured by large windows define the Prospect Place housing development that Pritzker Architecture Award-winning architect Frank Gehry has completed at Battersea Power Station in London. The scheme, which is the first housing project realised by the Canadian-American architect in the UK, contains two buildings with a total of over 300 homes. Gehry designed

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Atelier Masōmī unveils design for geometric Bët-bi art museum in Senegal

May 11, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
Atelier Masōmī's design for the Bët-bi museum

Nigerien architect Mariam Kamara’s studio Atelier Masōmī has revealed visuals of the Bët-bi museum in Kaolack, Senegal, which will draw on the area’s ancient megaliths. The museum, which will showcase contemporary and historic African art with a special focus on sub-Saharan Africa, will also function as a centre for culture and community. Located in Kaolack

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OMA to transform derelict bakery in Detroit into gallery and artist studios

May 9, 2022 Ben Dreith 0

The New York office of Dutch architecture studio OMA has revealed plans to turn a commercial bakery in Detroit into a mixed-use art and education facility named Lantern. The studio will renovate and extend a 22,300-square-foot (2072-square-metre) complex in Detroit’s East Village to create the arts facility, which will be arranged around a public courtyard. Working with the

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