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Ten space-saving peninsula kitchens designed by architects

June 5, 2021 India Block 0
Tsubo House in London, UK, by Fraher & Findlay

This lookbook highlights ten examples of peninsula kitchens, which have the functionality of kitchen islands but are a more space-saving solution. Named after the geological feature, a kitchen peninsula is a spur that juts out from the wall or work surfaces, creating a three-sided surface. Peninsulas are often additionally used as breakfast bars for casual

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Foster + Partners designs buildings for Dogpatch Power Station in San Francisco

June 3, 2021 India Block 0
Dogpatch Power Station by Foster + Partners

Architecture studio Foster + Partners has unveiled plans to turn the site of a decommissioned power plant on the San Francisco waterfront into a mixed-use development. The Dogpatch Power Station scheme, which broke ground this week, will include residences, shops, restaurants and hotels along with seven acres of park. Developer Associate Capital has 2,600 residential units

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“Bicycles are making our cities better, but what about our suburbs?”

June 3, 2021 India Block 0
Bicycle stop light for Aaron Betsky's cycling in suburbia opinion

As cities become more cycling-friendly it’s important not to forget about suburbia, says Aaron Betsky, as he shares what archicts and urban planners could learn from a cycle through the suburbs on World Bicycle Day. Bicycles are making our cities better, but what about our suburbs? After a brief blip last decades, our cities are

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Kohn Pedersen Fox plans supertall skyscraper 343 Madison Avenue in New York

June 2, 2021 India Block 0
343 Madison Avenue by KPF

American architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox has unveiled plans for 343 Madison Avenue, a supertall skyscraper that will be built near Grand Central Terminal in New York. Developer Boston Properties selected Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) to build the 1,050-foot-high (320 metres) office building, which will be located on the site of the former headquarters of

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Bartlett launches investigation after racism and sexism allegations

June 1, 2021 India Block 0
Bartlett in London

University College London has launched a review into the Bartlett School of Architecture after ex-students came forward with allegations of sexist and racist treatment. The prestigious London school said it was “aware of the issues” raised by former student Eleni Kyriacou, who compiled a dossier containing testimonials from 21 people. These drew a picture of

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Little Island designed to create “the feeling of leaving Manhattan behind” says Thomas Heatherwick

May 27, 2021 India Block 0

The elevated topography of Little Island was designed to create a sense of escape from Manhattan, according to designer Thomas Heatherwick in this interview with Dezeen. Designed in partnership with global engineering firm Arup and landscape architects MNLA, Little Island rests on 132 concrete columns over the Hudson River near New York City’s Meatpacking District. It opened

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Thomas Heatherwick’s Vessel to reopen in New York on Friday with buddy system to prevent suicides

May 26, 2021 India Block 0

Individual visitors will be banned from Thomas Heatherwick’s Vessel attraction in New York when it reopens on Friday, four months after a third suicide forced it to close. The 46-metre-high viewpoint at Hudson Yards in Manhattan will reopen on 28 May with a raft of new measures to prevent people jumping. These include a buddy

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Kettle Collective plans to build world’s second tallest tower in Russia

May 26, 2021 India Block 0
Lakhta Centre II by Kettle Collective

Scottish architecture practice Kettle Collective has unveiled designs for a 703-metre-high supertall skyscraper in St Petersburg, Russia, which would be the second tallest building in the world. Called Lakhta Centre II, the 150-storey building would also have the highest occupied floor in the world at 590 metres. The tallest building in the world is the

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Photos show supertall skyscraper Central Park Tower nearing completion in New York

May 25, 2021 India Block 0

Photographer Paul Clemence has captured supertall skyscraper Central Park Tower, the tallest residential building in the world, as it nears completion in New York. The 1,550-foot (472-metre) apartment building by architecture firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill topped out in Manhattan in September 2019 and is expected to officially complete later this year. Chicago-based Adrian

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Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha dies at 92

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Paulo Mendes da Rocha dies at 92

Highly decorated Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize and RIBA Gold Medal, has passed away at the age of 92. The architect died in a Sao Paulo hospital of lung cancer on 23 May 2021. Described as a “role model” for architects, Mendes da Rocha was the recipient of many

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