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Kohn Pedersen Fox creates skyscraper as gateway to Seoul

May 14, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Bundang Doosan Tower by KPF in Seoul

Kohn Pedersen Fox has completed the Bundang Doosan Tower, which consists of two 27-storey towers connected by a sky bridge and sits next to a highway that leads to Seoul in South Korea. Built as the headquarters for South Korean conglomerate the Doosan Corporation, the 130-metre high building stands alongside a toll gate on the

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Inuce illuminates Chinese church with giant blue stained-glass window

May 12, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Luoyuan church in China by Inuce principal Dirk U Moench

Architecture studio Inuce has created a church wrapped in 100,000 panes of stained glass that aims to combine “Christian tradition and Chinese local authenticity” in Luoyuan, China. Built in the coastal city of Luoyuan in eastern China, the church was created to serve the area’s Christian community and be a refuge from the region’s rapid development. “Decades

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Plans revealed for Colosseum amphitheatre’s retractable floor

May 11, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Colosseum's retractable floor by Milan Ingegneria

The Italian government has approved plans designed by engineering firm Milan Ingegneria to create a remote-controlled, retractable floor within the Colosseum arena in Rome. The retractable floor will replace the arena’s original floor, which was removed in the 19th century to restore the vision of “ancient times”. “Realisation of the arena resumes the thread of time,

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Architect Helmut Jahn dies in bicycle crash aged 81

May 9, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Helmut Jahn

Breaking news: architect Helmut Jahn, who designed the postmodern James R Thompson Center, has been killed while riding his bicycle near his home in a Chicago suburb.  The German-American architect was struck and killed by two vehicles while riding his bicycle in Campton Hills, around 70 kilometres west of central Chicago, on Saturday afternoon. Local police confirmed that

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This week the first tenants moved into a 3D-printed home

May 8, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
3D-printed home

This week on Dezeen, a boulder-shaped house in the Netherlands became the first lived-in 3D-printed home in Europe as its first tenants moved in. The single-storey house was built in a suburb of Eindhoven as part of a commercial 3D-printed housing scheme named Project Milestone. According to the developers, it is the first time in Europe that people

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Manuel Herz encloses curvilinear hospital in Senegal with lattice brickwork

May 6, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Maternity and Paediatric Hospital in Tambacounda, Senegal, by Manuel Herz

Swiss studio Manuel Herz Architects has unveiled the curvilinear Maternity and Paediatric Hospital in Tambacounda, Senegal, which is defined by its lattice-like brickwork. Built as an extension to a hospital in the town of Tambacounda in eastern Senegal, the building, commissioned by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and local charity Le Korsa, contains paediatrics and maternity clinics.

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Hopkins Architects creates cluster of shell-like pods for turtle sanctuary on Sharjah coast

May 4, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Khor Kalba Turtle Wildlife Sanctuary by Hopkins Architects

British studio Hopkins Architects has created a cluster of prefabricated concrete pods to house the Khor Kalba Turtle Wildlife Sanctuary on the eastern coast of the emirate of Sharjah in the UAE. Built for Sharjah’s Environmental Protected Areas Authority, the turtle sanctuary and visitor centre stands on the edge of the Kalba nature reserve. Hopkins Architects aimed

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Morris + Company combines energy hub and nursery in block that is “part elephant and part castle”

May 4, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Elephant and Castle energy hub by Morris + Company 

Architecture studio Morris + Company has built a sculptural block wrapped in anodised aluminium that contains an energy hub, cafe and nursery at Elephant and Castle, London. The studio designed the multifunctional block to stand out from the residential, brick-faced buildings that surround it and which it provides with power and hot water. “The core concept

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This week David Chipperfield unveiled a museum and a skyscraper

May 1, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie

This week on Dezeen, British practice David Chipperfield Architects completed an overhaul of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin and revealed a skyscraper in New York. In Berlin, the studio carried out a “surgical” renovation of Mies van der Rohe’s museum, which is the only building he designed in Europe after his emigration to the USA. David

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Mizzi Studio builds coffee kiosk with “a sense of nobility” alongside Buckingham Palace

April 28, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Coffee stand near Buckingham Palace by Mizzi Studio

Design practice Mizzi Studio has designed a brass coffee kiosk next to Buckingham Palace as part of a series of drinks stands placed throughout London’s Royal Parks. Built in St James’s Park close to the Buckingham Palace royal residence, the Horseshoe Bend Kiosk is one of nine pavilions designed by the studio to replace dated structures

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