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Failure to teach net-zero architecture skills “is negligent and verges on denialism” says Anthropocene Architecture School founder

September 24, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
The Anthropocene Architecture School logo

Architecture schools must prioritise teaching students net-zero design skills to effectively prepare them for future work, says Anthropocene Architecture School founder Scott McAulay. Speaking to Dezeen, McAulay said that if the industry is to help alleviate climate change, emerging architects must be taught how to eliminate carbon emissions from the built environment, which is responsible

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Minoru Yamasaki designed World Trade Center as “beacon of democracy”

September 10, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0

Author Justin Beal has written a book on World Trade Center architect Minoru Yamasaki. Continuing our series marking the anniversary of 9/11 he told us about Yamasaki’s experience designing the building and his influence on architecture. Named Sandfuture, the upcoming book by Beal aims to give an insight into the life and work of the little-known

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9/11 led to “a renaissance of tall building design” say skyscraper designers

September 7, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
One World Trade Center by SOM

The World Trade Center terrorist attacks threw the safety of skyscrapers into the spotlight, but since then they have become taller and more ambitious. As part of our 9/11 anniversary series, we look at how skyscrapers design has changed over the past 20 years. Following the attack on the Twin Towers on 11 September 2011,

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Digital twins are “big driver” towards net-zero cities say experts

September 7, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Clean Cities Clean Future campaign by Cityzenith

Digital twins of buildings and cities could become an essential tool in the battle against climate change, according to technology experts. These virtual replicas – computer models that use live data to create simulations of real-world objects and systems – can reduce the energy consumption of buildings in operation, proponents claim. They do this by analysing

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“Everything changed in architecture” after 9/11 attacks says Daniel Libeskind

September 6, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
Portrait of Daniel Libeskind

The terrorist attacks on New York’s World Trade Center helped the public understand the importance of architecture, says the architect who masterplanned the rebuilding at Ground Zero as part of our 9/11 anniversary series. Speaking to Dezeen in an exclusive interview, Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind said that “everything changed in architecture” after the tragedy. Prior to the

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Ten projects that showcase Kengo Kuma’s “unexpected and innovative” approach

August 30, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
Wood-wrapped Sydeney building by Kuma

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has designed significant projects around the world including the Japan National Stadium and V&A Dundee. Editor Philip Jodidio picks ten of the architect’s key projects from a new book dedicated to his work. Using 500 illustrations, including photographs, plans and sketches, Kuma Complete Works 1988-Today covers the architect’s career from early designs including

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics accused of “superficial” sustainability efforts

July 23, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
Tokyo Olympic Stadium

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics opens today amid claims that its promise to be the greenest games ever are “greenwashing”. Instead, it is the third-least sustainable Olympics since 1992, according to a new study. This year’s event marks the first Olympics to be carbon neutral and to run entirely on renewable energy, according to its organisers.

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Digital twins offer “a very powerful way of developing our cities” say experts

July 9, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Wellington city digital twin created by Buildmedia with Unreal Engine

Digital twins are starting to transform the way that cities are designed and managed, according to experts. The technology, which involves creating a digital clone of a real-world object or system, is revolutionising the fields of healthcare, manufacturing and logistics. It is now having a profound impact on architecture and urbanism too. “I see it

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Daylight Robbery photography documents bricked-up windows across London

June 24, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A facade with bricked-up windows in London

Photographer Andy Billman is exhibiting a photography series at the London Festival of Architecture that captures bricked-up windows of homes throughout the UK capital. The series, which is named Daylight Robbery, aims to comment on the important role that air and natural light play in architecture and wellbeing. Billman was invited to exhibit it at

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“We’re taking CO2 out of the system” says carbon-capturing concrete maker Carbicrete

June 15, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
Concrete masonry unit by Carbicrete

Montreal company Carbicrete has developed a method for sequestering carbon in concrete, claiming its product captures more carbon than it emits. The technology cuts out the need for calcium-based cement, a key ingredient in traditional concrete that is responsible for around eight per cent of all global CO2 emissions. “It’s negative emissions,” Carbicrete CEO Chris

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