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Twelve buildings that demonstrate the breadth of shipping-container architecture

December 3, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
BIG stacks shipping containers to create floating student housing in Copenhagen harbour

Following the unveiling of a stadium in Qatar made from 974 containers, we have rounded up 12 diverse projects that make use of the shipping containers including buildings by BIG and Kengo Kuma. Shipping containers are steel boxes that are used to transport cargo all around the world. Due to the modular nature of the

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Ten homes with exposed cross-laminated timber interiors

November 13, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
CLT interiors

For our latest lookbook, we’ve collected 10 interior projects that feature exposed cross-laminated timber, from a 1980s housing block in Germany to a cosy Finnish cabin. Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is a type of mass-timber, engineered wood that can be used as structural building materials. It is often used in architecture and normally made from larch, spruce or pine.

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The Dezeen guide to mass timber in architecture

November 12, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Thinking of using engineered timber in your project? Our latest Dezeen guide includes the most regularly used types of mass timber including CLT, glulam and dowel-laminated timber. Mass timber is the name given to the various different types of engineered wood that can be used as structural building materials. Developed for commercial use in Europe in the

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Olafur Eliasson projects artwork on COP26 venue as built environment day kicks off

November 11, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Olafur Eliasson projects artwork on COP26 venue

Daily COP26 briefing: today’s COP26 briefing includes an Olafur Eliasson artwork, electric vehicle charging points designed by the RCA and a guide to the events taking place on Cities, Regions & Built Environment Day. Throughout COP26, we are publishing regular updates of what’s happening at the climate conference and surrounding events. See all our COP26 coverage here. Voices for Earth projection

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Architects Declare launch practice guide at COP26

November 10, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Architects Declare practice guide

Daily COP26 briefing: today’s COP26 briefing includes the Architects Declare practice guide, a RIBA and AIA talk, and the UK’s electric vehicle charging network. Throughout COP26, we are publishing regular updates of what’s happening at the climate conference and surrounding events. See all our COP26 coverage here. Architects Declare launch practice guide Climate action group Architects Declare has created a Practice Guide

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Rolls-Royce gets funding to develop mini nuclear reactors at COP26

November 9, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
UK government backs mini-nuclear reactors COP26

Daily COP26 briefing: today’s COP26 briefing includes mini nuclear reactors, a talk by Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi and the Architects’ Journal blog. Throughout COP26, we are publishing regular updates of what’s happening at the climate conference and surrounding events. See all our COP26 coverage here. Rolls-Royce to develop mini nuclear reactors  The UK government has awarded a £210 million grant

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Beatie Wolfe visualises rising CO2 levels on Glasgow’s Armadillo building at COP26

November 8, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Beatie Wolfe artwork at COP26 projected onto on Glasgow's Armadillo building

Daily COP26 briefing: today’s COP26 briefing includes a projection artwork by Beatie Wolfe, a cement-free concrete tower and a talk by sustainable architecture expert Maria Smith. Throughout COP26, we are publishing regular updates of what’s happening at the climate conference and surrounding events. See all our COP26 coverage here. Beatie Wolfe projects climate change artwork on COP26 venue Musician and

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This week a mostly windowless university dormitory block caused controversy

November 6, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Exterior of the UC Santa Barbara Munger Hall dormitory

This week on Dezeen, a proposed university dormitory at the University of California was criticised for housing 90 per cent of its 4,500 students in windowless rooms. Global attention was drawn to the building after architect Dennis McFadden stepped down from a University of California committee in protest of the design, which was conceived by billionaire

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“Hedonistic” future could be better for the environment says Bjarke Ingels at COP26

November 5, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
bjarke ingels founds home design company

Daily COP26 briefing: today’s COP26 briefing includes hydrogen-powered flights, an Architects Climate Action Network talk and Bjarke Ingels on a “hedonistic” future. Throughout COP26, we are publishing regular updates of what’s happening at the conference and surrounding events. See all our COP26 coverage here. A sustainable future is a design challenge says Bjarke Ingels Danish architect Bjarke Ingels has said that

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Arup exhibits melting 18th-century Antarctic ice at COP26

November 4, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Arup exhibits Antarctic ice from 1765 melting during COP26

Daily COP26 briefing: today’s COP26 briefing includes melting Antarctic ice, Norman Foster’s calls for “higher standards” on embodied carbon and a film screening of Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun project. Throughout COP26, we are publishing regular updates of what’s happening at the conference and surrounding events. See all our COP26 coverage here. Arup exhibits ice cores from before the industrial revolution

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