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Antepavilion names two winners for 2021 competition as legal battle continues

April 12, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A visual of the 2021 Antepavilion

A collapsible camera obscura and a bamboo tensegrity structure have been revealed as the two winning designs of the 2021 Antepavilion architecture commission in Hackney, London. The Antepavilion competition, which takes place annually in the UK capital, invites experimental designs and structures for construction at Hoxton Docks on Regent’s Canal. This year’s brief called for demountable

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This week Abiboo envisioned a city on Mars for quarter of a million people

April 10, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Mars city

This week on Dezeen, a video fly-through showed architecture studio Abiboo’s proposal for Nüwa city, which was designed to be the first permanent city on Mars. The city, which was envisioned to house up to 250,000 people, would be embedded into a cliff face. It was designed by Abiboo for non-profit organisation the Mars Society to be a self sufficient and sustainable settlement.

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The metaverse will allow you to “extend your body into architecture” says Fredrik Hellberg of Space Popular

April 9, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
The Fabricant virtual design

The virtual world and the real world will become one and the human body will merge with fashion and architecture, according to speakers at Dezeen Club’s metaverse meet-up event held at a virtual rooftop bar earlier this week. “The virtual world and the real world will integrate,” said Amber Slooten of virtual fashion studio The

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Six projects by 2021 RAIC Gold Medal winners Shim-Sutcliffe

April 7, 2021 India Block 0

Toronto architecture firm Shim-Sutcliffe has been named the recipient of the 2021 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal. Here are six key projects from the studio. The architecture practice, which was founded by Brigitte Shim and A Howard Sutcliffe in 1994, won the 2021 edition of Canada’s most prestigious architecture award. Awarded annually, the

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Covid-19 has helped kill “indiscriminate international architecture” says Reinier de Graaf

April 1, 2021 Marcus Fairs 0

The coronavirus pandemic has helped encourage a return to regional architectural styles, according to OMA partner Reinier de Graaf. The Dutch architect said Covid-related travel restrictions have hastened the demise of “indiscriminate international architecture” designed by globe-trotting starchitects. “I think there might be an increasing localism again emerging in architecture,” de Graaf said. “Maybe a

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Secret proposal for “Even Higher Line” on top of New York’s High Line revealed

April 1, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
High Line extension plans, photo from original completion in 2014

New York City planners are working on secret plans for a controversial new pedestrian walkway on top of the High Line, dubbed “The Even Higher Line”. The plans, which were leaked to Dezeen, involve turning the former elevated railway into a multi-storey attraction, increasing visitor capacity while allowing for social distancing. The development would also

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Mighty Buildings plans neighbourhood of 3D-printed homes for California

March 31, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
3D-printed homes in Rancho Mirage

Construction technology company Mighty Buildings has announced plans to build 15 homes using prefabricated 3D-printed panels in Rancho Mirage, California. The project is a collaboration between California-based Mighty Buildings and developers Palari Group. Construction will begin at the end of this year with the homes set to be finished by Spring 2022. Once complete, Mighty

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EMBT to cover Shenzhen Conservatory of Music with decorative louvres

March 31, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
The entrance to Shenzhen Conservatory of Music

Wooden and ceramic louvres that reference musical scores will decorate the Shenzhen Conservatory of Music, a group of buildings that Spanish studio EMBT has designed in China. The 129,700-square-metre complex will be built on the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Shenzhen campus and include a theatre, concert halls and rehearsal spaces. It was designed to be a

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Calligraphy-covered Museum of the Future nears completion in Dubai

March 30, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Museum of the Future in Dubai by Killa Design

Photos reveal the Museum of the Future in Dubai, which was designed by architecture studio Killa Design and engineered by Buro Happold, with its exterior largely complete. Created for the Dubai Future Foundation, the Museum of the Future will contain exhibitions on innovative design and was designed to have a dynamic form that represents the Dubai government’s view

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The environmental impact of NFTs is “horrible” says architect Chris Precht

March 29, 2021 Marcus Fairs 0
Distance by Chris Precht

Architect Chris Precht has abandoned plans to sell digital artworks backed by NFTs due to the environmental impact of mining the digital tokens. In a video posted on his Instagram account, Precht said that non-fungible tokens offered creatives an exciting opportunity to make money. But he said the carbon emissions associated with creating the tokens

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