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Bornstein Lyckefors frames sea views at timber-clad Villa Hovås in Sweden

August 11, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Exterior image of Villa Hovås from poolside

Architecture studio Bornstein Lyckefors has created a geometric house in Gothenburg, Sweden, with blackened wood facades interrupted by large openings that frame views of the sea and sunset. Located on a sloping site in an affluent suburb of the city, Villa Hovås is oriented in an east-west direction and arranged so that its living areas

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Studio McW transforms London warehouse into live-work space for Earthrise Studio

August 11, 2022 Katie Last 0
Earthrise Studio by Studio McW

London-based architecture practice Studio McW has converted an east London warehouse into an office and living space for climate activists and filmmakers Jack Harries and Alice Aedy. The live-work space was renovated from a century-old shoe factory featuring steel windows, exposed concrete beams, and a double-height pitched roof. The studio took a minimalistic approach to

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The Line megacity will “revolutionise our current way of life” says Neom director

August 11, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Render of The Line's mirrored facades

The mirrored megacity planned for the Saudi Arabian desert will set a new standard for life in urban areas and be net-zero over its lifetime, argues developer Neom’s executive director for urban planning Tarek Qaddumi in this exclusive interview. “We see The Line as a unique opportunity to set a new benchmark for combining prosperity,

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The Africa Centre finds new home inside former office building in London

August 11, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Interiors of The Africa Centre in London, designed by Freehaus

A lacklustre office building in Southwark has undergone a vibrant makeover to become The Africa Centre, designed by architecture studio Freehaus. The Africa Centre first opened in Covent Garden in 1964 as a “home-away-from-home” for the African diaspora in London, where people could meet, connect and enjoy cultural events together. After closing its doors to

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Hemp-clad Tigín Tiny Homes offer a way to “escape the rent trap” says social enterprise

August 11, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Hemp-clad Tigín Tiny Home by Common Knowledge

Irish social enterprise Common Knowledge has teamed up with hemp producer Margent Farm to design a low-carbon micro home that it claims can support people affected by the housing crisis. Designed in-house by Common Knowledge, the Tigín Tiny Homes take the form of oversized caravans built from natural materials that include Margent Farm’s corrugated hemp

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Eight Dezeen School Shows presenting postgraduate architecture projects

August 11, 2022 Amy Peacock 0
3D rendered model of a forest area with a silver metallic structural landscape intervention

Dezeen School Shows: student projects from master’s courses in architecture, landscape architecture and urbanism are included in this roundup of Dezeen School Shows. From urban schemes incorporating nature into the built environment to speculative designs set in the future, the postgraduate projects respond to social, political and environmental issues. The selection features projects from universities

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WilkinsonEyre and Architectus Unveil Design of New Wellness-Focused Office Tower in Melbourne

August 11, 2022 Dima Stouhi 0

Global real estate developer Hines has announced the launch of 600 Collins, a new premium-grade office tower in the heart of Melbourne’s central business district. The tower will be designed by international architecture practice WilkinsonEyre and Australian architecture and design firm Architectus, with a strong focus on wellness, workplace, and optimized tenant experience, while integrating best practices in all facets of environmental, social, and corporate governance.

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Garden Restaurant / Atelier 111 Architekti

August 11, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

The existing building of the restaurant, a wooden structure built around 1970, was not meeting current technical or spatial requirements. We have designed a simple wooden structure for a new seasonal garden restaurant at the same place, in direct contact with water.

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Berlin Plans Smart Residential District and Research Park on Former Tegel Airport

August 11, 2022 Maria-Cristina Florian 0

The former Berlin-Tegel Airport is set to be redeveloped. The master plan includes the Schumacher Quartier, a new residential district with 200 hectares of landscaped area, and a research and industrial park for urban technologies, Berlin TXL – the Urban Tech Republic. Besides creating a space for industry, business, and science, the innovation park aims to research and test urban technologies. The park will focus on major themes in the development of cities: the efficient use of energy, sustainable construction, eco-friendly mobility, recycling, networked control of systems, clean water, and the application of new materials.