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Sustainability and liveability claims of Saudi 170-kilometre city are “naive” say experts

August 8, 2022 Nat Barker 0
The Line in Saudi Arabia

Following the Saudi Arabian government’s unveiling of plans for an enormous linear megacity in the desert, urban design experts have expressed skepticism about whether its utopian vision is realistic. “There would be so many physical and environmental phenomena that would have to be dealt with to achieve the incredible minimal and singular character that the

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BIG designing Ground to Air driverless vehicle for American desert city Telosa

August 5, 2022 Nat Barker 0
Ground to Air designed by BIG

Danish architecture studio BIG is designing a road, air and hyperloop-capable autonomous vehicle for the planned US city of Telosa currently being planned for five million people in an unconfirmed desert location. The Ground to Air, or G2A, would constitute a rhomboid passenger pod that can attach to a set of wheels to become a

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Dezeen Debate newsletter features 10 proposals for futuristic cities

August 4, 2022 Serena Lawrance 0

The latest edition of Dezeen Debate features 10 proposals for futuristic cities. Subscribe to Dezeen Debate now. Following the announcement of a 170-kilometre-long megacity set to be built in the Saudi desert, we’ve rounded up 10 futuristic cities currently being planned around the world. Architecture studios such as BIG, Foster + Partners and OMA are masterplanning

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The Bowline Park / rankinfraser landscape architecture

August 2, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

The Bowline is a new active travel route and elevated linear park with viewpoints that bring back into use the disused Bowling Viaduct and its listed swing bridge. The elevated travel route eliminates a dangerous road crossing on the A814, creating a new off-road section of National Cycle Route 7 connecting Glasgow to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

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Ten futuristic cities set to be built around the world

August 1, 2022 Nat Barker 0
Telosa city

As a 170-kilometre-long mirrored megacity in the Saudi desert makes headlines around the world, here is a roundup of 10 futuristic cities currently being planned across the globe. Global issues such as the housing crisis and climate change are galvanising ambitions for a new generation of high-tech cities. The Line, a 500-metre-tall skyscraper that will

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Cabbio Square / Enrico Sassi Architetto

The village of Cabbio is located on the eastern side of the Valle Di Muggio and has developed along the hillside, adapting to the conformation of the land. The square of Cabbio is located at the end of the village, overlooked by the San Salvatore’s Church, the entire complex is a cultural asset protected at the cantonal level, the entire Cabbio village is registered in the “Inventario degli insediamenti svizzeri da proteggere” (ISOS).

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“Are we ready to see public housing’s beauty and suburbia’s impoverishment?”

July 26, 2022 Dana Cuff 0
Brick social housing in Norfolk

Decades of harmful policymaking mean America exclusively associates public housing with squalor, but an influx of subsidized homes would make the suburbs infinitely better, writes Dana Cuff. At the June 2022 American Institute of Architects convention in Chicago, former president Barack Obama admonished architects to listen more carefully to the people around us. Listening closely

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Xicoténcatl Park / Taller Capital

July 22, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

Parque Xicoténcatl was built over a former debris-filled ravine, located on the outskirts of Tijuana. This informally urbanized area is characterized by cardboard and cinder block constructions, usually roofed with a corrugated metal sheets or very simple concrete slabs, standing over steep slopes.

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Rachel de Queiroz Park / Architectus S/S

July 20, 2022 Susanna Moreira 0

In the early hours of the morning, the movement begins. Regulars in gym clothes choose to start the day by practicing some kind of physical activity. Walking, running, outdoor gym, biking, soccer, and volleyball are just some of the options available. All this takes place on the shores of nine interconnected lagoons, the wetlands. This is just a brief summary of what can be found in the first stage of the Parque Rachel de Queiroz project.