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The World Around launches Young Climate Prize mentorship initiative

September 27, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Architecture forum The World Around has launched an initiative that will pair 25 under 25-year-olds with mentors including architects Sumayya Vally, Frida Escobedo and Tatiana Bilbao. The initiative is seeking 25 people to apply for its Young Climate Prize, which will expand The World Around’s current program of talks. “In this new initiative I wanted to

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Norman Foster to launch UN sustainability declaration for architects

September 23, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Norman Foster during a talk at COP26, used to illustrate news about launch of UN sustainability declaration

The United Nations has written a set of “principles for sustainable and inclusive urban design and architecture” for architects to sign up to called the San Marino Declaration, which architect Norman Foster is set to launch. Set to be ratified in the republic of San Marino next month, the declaration outlines a set of standards

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Oslo Architecture Triennale returns in 2022 with Mission Neighbourhood

September 22, 2022 Dezeen staff 0
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Promotion: the Oslo Architecture Triennale will return in September 2022 with “Mission Neighbourhood”, a programme exploring how to create diverse, inclusive and sustainable urban development. The 8th Oslo Architecture Triennale will run from 22 September to 30 October at the Old Munch Museum and other venues across Oslo. Directed and curated by Christian Pagh, it

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Toronto airfield to be converted into district that aims to be “the opposite of suburbanization”

September 21, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
Framework plan toronto

Danish studio Henning Larsen Architects, local studio KPMB and landscape architecture studio SLA are set to convert an airstrip outside of Toronto into a residential district. Downsview Airfield, 15 kilometres northwest of Toronto, will be turned into a residential and commercial district with strong transport connections to the city. The development will be arranged around

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“Charles spoke for the majority who naturally like buildings with scale and decoration” says commenter

September 21, 2022 Rupert Bickersteth 0
King Charles III architecture

In this week’s comments update, readers are debating the impact King Charles III had on British architecture while he was the Prince of Wales. Under his previous title, Britain’s new monarch exerted significant influence on the built environment through campaigning, torpedoing modernist projects and even building his own traditional towns. We looked at six ways

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SANAA named winner of 2022 Praemium Imperiale for architecture

September 15, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0

Japanese architecture studio SANAA’s founders Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa have been named the architecture laureates for this year’s Praemium Imperiale awards by the Japan Art Association. The Praemium Imperiale is an annual award programme that celebrates leading creatives in the fields of architecture, sculpture, music, painting and theatre or film. Japanese architects Sejima and

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Atomik Architecture staff initiate “historic strike ballot” in UK

September 14, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Atomik Architecture staff who are balloting to strike

Staff at the London studio Atomik Architecture are balloting to strike over working conditions, making them the first group of architectural workers in the private sector in the UK to do so, according to their union. Atomik Architecture workers notified their employers yesterday that they are initiating a strike ballot to demand improvements to both

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“People should start living differently” says commenter

September 14, 2022 Rebecca Grove 0
"The design industry needs to imagine a world where we use less energy, full stop"

In this week’s comments update, readers are discussing Kate Treggiden’s opinion piece on solar and renewable energy and other top architecture and design stories. Architects and designers have a huge part to play in the solar revolution, but they also need to find ways to reduce our energy consumption overall, wrote Making Design Circular founder

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Brutalist Marcel Breuer hotel among 2022 Modernism in America Award winners

September 13, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
Marcel Breuer hotel

Conservation group Docomono US has announced the winners of its annual Modernism in America Awards, which celebrate individuals and projects that preserve modernism in the United States. Docomomo US announced six winners and six citations of merit for the 2022 awards that made noteworthy contributions to modern architecture in the country. According to the group

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