Pininfarina brings “dynamism” of car design to first residential tower

April 12, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Italian design studio Pininfarina has completed its first residential project, a luxury tower in São Paulo that aims to bring the “sportiness and elegance” of its car design to architecture.  The project marks a significant step into architecture for the design studio traditionally being known for its transport projects, including its revamp of the Eurostar fleet. Created for Brazilian property

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First space hotel could welcome visitors by 2022 – for an astronomical price

April 11, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Texas-based startup Orion Span has revealed plans for a luxury space hotel, which is expected to open in 2022. Plans for the £70 million space hotel named Aurora Station, which would orbit 200 miles above the earth, were unveiled earlier this week. The hotel is designed to hold four guests and two crew members, with 12-day trips being marketed at £6.7 million per person.

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Populous unveils plans for America’s largest dedicated esports arena

April 5, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Venue specialist Populous has proposed “North America’s first esports stadium” in Arlington, Texas. The arena being designed for the City of Arlington and developer Esports Venues will be “the largest and most flexible esports stadium in the country” according to Populous. Along with the main competition arena, the venue will contain a broadcast studio, hospitality suites, shops, gaming spaces and team

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Populous unveils plans for America’s largest dedicated esports arena

April 5, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Venue specialist Populous has proposed “North America’s first esports stadium” in Arlington, Texas. The arena being designed for the City of Arlington and developer Esports Venues will be “the largest and most flexible esports stadium in the country” according to Populous. Along with the main competition arena, the venue will contain a broadcast studio, hospitality suites, shops, gaming spaces and team

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First visuals revealed of Populous’ spherical London arena

April 4, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

The first images of Populous’ MSG Sphere venue, which is planned for a site near the Olympic Park in east London, have been released. Populous is designing the 18,000-seat spherical arena to host both music and esport events for the Madison Square Garden Company (MSG). Plans for the venue emerged earlier this year, alongside images of an

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Zaha Hadid Architects reveals gender pay gap in staff salaries

April 3, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed that it pays women 19.6 per cent less than men, based on the median of its staff salaries. The London studio, which is now led by Patrik Schumacher, is one of several UK architecture firms that has had to make its gender-pay-gap figures public following a change in law. The

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Fully rotating house built in Italian countryside

March 30, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Architect Roberto Rossi has completed a house in northern Italy that can rotate 360 degrees. Balanced on a central pillar, the octagonal house can be mechanically rotated in both directions to give its owner varied views. The rotation is also used to direct the house’s solar panels towards the sun. “The ability of the house to rotate was

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Vatican City’s first Venice Biennale pavilion to feature chapels by Foster, Souto de Moura and more

March 29, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

The Vatican City will make its debut at the Venice Architecture Biennale this year, by building a series of chapels by architects including Norman Foster, Eduardo Souto de Moura and Teronobu Fujimori. Curated by architectural historian Francesco Dal Co, the Holy See Pavilion will feature 10 chapels, designed by prolific architects from around the world. The other participating

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Arup and CLS Architetti to build “Europe’s first 3D-printed house” at Milan design week

March 29, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Engineering firm Arup and architecture studio CLS Architetti have revealed plans to 3D print a one-bedroom house at this year’s Milan design week. Arup and CLS Architetti are creating the structure, which they describe as “Europe’s first 3D-printed one-bedroom house”, to highlight the potential of the technology. It is currently being 3D printed in a square near the Duomo cathedral, to be showcased

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Arup and CLS Architetti to build “Europe’s first 3D-printed house” at Milan design week

March 29, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Engineering firm Arup and architecture studio CLS Architetti have revealed plans to 3D print a one-bedroom house at this year’s Milan design week. Arup and CLS Architetti are creating the structure, which they describe as “Europe’s first 3D-printed one-bedroom house”, to highlight the potential of the technology. It is currently being 3D printed in a square near the Duomo cathedral, to be showcased

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