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This week on Dezeen the first images of Heatherwick’s Platinum Jubilee sculpture were revealed

May 28, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Tree of Trees

This week on Dezeen, we published the first images of Thomas Heatherwick’s Tree of Trees, a sculpture containing 350 living trees that was designed to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. Officially set to be unveiled on 2 June as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend celebrations, the Heatherwick Studio-designed sculpture outside London’s Buckingham Palace was

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Texas senator proposes design measures to “harden schools” in wake of Uvalde shooting

May 27, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
Ted Cruz uvalde shooting headshot

US senator Ted Cruz has said that schools should be redesigned to have a single door guarded by armed police to prevent further shootings following the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas. Speaking to a local news program outside the school in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and two adults were killed in a shooting on 24

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MIT Media Lab trials modular tiles that self-assemble into “entirely novel type of space architecture”

May 27, 2022 Alice Finney 0
White tiles floating outside a window in space

Researchers at MIT Media Lab have tested modular tiles that autonomously assemble to create habitats in space on the latest mission to the International Space Station. Called Tesserae, the project aims to create future space habitats from reconfigurable tiles that assemble while in orbit around the moon or Earth. MIT suggested the tiles can be

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Benedetti Architects chosen to refurbish RIBA headquarters

May 26, 2022 Alice Finney 0
RIBA headquarters at 66 Portland Place

London-based studio Benedetti Architects has been selected to lead the £20 million refurbishment of The Royal Institute of British Architects’ central London headquarters. Benedetti Architects will lead a complete refurbishment of the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) art deco headquarters at 66 Portland Place, which is a Grade II*-listed building. The studio, which has

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Minority architects body “remains hopeful” of change two years on from George Floyd murder

May 25, 2022 Nat Barker 0
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Several of America’s largest architecture studios have taken steps such as mandatory unconscious bias training and partnership schemes with Black-owned firms in the two years since George Floyd’s murder, Dezeen research has found. The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) told Dezeen it “remains hopeful” in the push for greater racial equality across the architecture

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Foster + Partners designs Manila skyscraper with wraparound verandas

May 23, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
Exterior of Foster + Partners' BWDC tower in Manila

British architecture studio Foster + Partners has unveiled the BWDC Residential Tower in Manila, Philippines, which will feature wraparound verandas with large roof overhangs that help keep the apartments cool. Designed to have expansive views of a golf club in central Manila, the 45-storey skyscraper aims to mitigate the city’s high temperature and humidity by

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Haptic and Ramboll develop conceptual timber high-rise for “any city in the world”

May 23, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Visual of The Regenerative High-Rise

The Regenerative High-Rise is a concept for a modular timber tower by architecture studio Haptic and engineering firm Ramboll that could be used to transform tricky sites in cities worldwide. Aiming “to futureproof the high-rise”, the conceptual structure is designed for maximum flexibility to extend the lifecycle of tall buildings and prevent the need for

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Little Brownings by Archmongers Architects named London’s best house extension

May 20, 2022 James Parkes 0
Little Brownings is a terraced home in Dulwich

London studio Archmongers’ “practical and playful” refurbishment of a home on Dulwich Estate was named the winner of the 2022 Don’t Move, Improve! competition. Little Brownings was named the overall winner of this year’s Don’t Move, Improve! – an annual award organised by New London Architecture (NLA) that highlights and celebrates innovative home improvement and extensions across

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Ingrid Schroder named director of the Architectural Association

May 19, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Portrait of Ingrid Schroder

London’s Architectural Association has named the British-American architect and academic Ingrid Schroder as its new director, making her the second woman to ever hold the post. Schroder was selected as director by Architectural Association (AA) today from a shortlist of five applicants that were revealed earlier this year. She will take up the role in

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All(zone) chosen to design MPavilion 2022 in Melbourne

May 19, 2022 Alice Finney 0

Bangkok architecture studio All(zone) has been revealed as the next practice to design Melbourne’s MPavilion, an annual architecture commission similar to London’s Serpentine Pavilion. All(zone) will become the ninth designer to create a pavilion for the prestigious annual commission, following designs by Australian architect Glenn Murcutt and Spanish architect Carme Pinós. The pavilion will be

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