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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Construction of MVRDV’s Werk 12 building in Munich begins
13/12/2017

Construction of MVRDV’s Werk 12 building in Munich begins

The Dutch firm MVRDV conceives this multipurpose building as a new nucleus of the Werksviertel quarter, an industrial area close to the Ostbahnhof station, in the Eastern part of Munich, that the Federal State of Bavaria wishes to turn into a district for art and culture...

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Ecosistema Urbano, regeneration of historical center of Cuenca
12/12/2017

Ecosistema Urbano, regeneration of historical center of Cuenca

The Historic Center of Cuenca, capital of the Ecuadorian province of Azuay, is steep in a process of urban transformation due to the implementation of a new mobility model, a plan which will reduce vehicular pressure on the area, and thus also the demand...

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Bora Tower in Mexico City
11/12/2017

Zaha Hadid Architects, Bora Tower in Mexico City

Construction of the Bora Residential Tower has begun in Santa Fe, a district in the west of Mexico City that is home to the regional offices of Microsoft, Apple, Sony, Roche, and Amazon, as well as three universities. Containing 220 apartments in 50 floors...

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The wild plan to revamp the ‘coolest building in Latin America’
09/12/2017

The wild plan to revamp the ‘coolest building in Latin America’

The Guardian

The Copan Building in São Paulo, Oscar Niemeyer’s colossal curving structure, has flourished thanks to the efforts of its fabled administrator...

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MVRDV and BIG collaborate on district and plaza in Abu Dhabi
08/12/2017

MVRDV and BIG collaborate on district and plaza in Abu Dhabi

The 76,000-square-metre development is a mixed-use residential and leisure district for Abu Dhabi’s high-profile Makers District. It will consist of seven ‘pixelated’ mid-rise towers designed by MVRDV, organised around a public plaza designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)..

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Herzog & de Meuron, Lombard Odier HQ in Bellevue (Switzerland)
07/12/2017

Herzog & de Meuron, Lombard Odier HQ in Bellevue (Switzerland)

The Basel firm Herzog & de Meuron has won the competition to build the new head offices of Lombard Odier, a private Swiss bank founded in 1796, on the shore of Lac Léman in Bellevue, a municipality of the canton of Geneva. The others shortlisted included...

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Manifesta 12 biennial in Palermo
04/12/2017

Manifesta 12 biennial in Palermo

As a first stage, OMA conducted an urban study of the city. Manifesta 12 Creative Mediators are Bregtje van der Haak, Andrés Jaque, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli and Mirjam Varadinis. Opening on 16 June 2018 until 4 November 2018...

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Foster + Partners to extend Marseille airport
27/11/2017

Foster + Partners to extend Marseille airport

It has been announced that the competition to refurbish the airport of Marseille, main gateway to France’s Provence region, has been won by the firm of Norman Foster. The current facility is the result of successive projects, including the enlargement carried...

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Rem Koolhaas transforms Paris building into moving gallery for Lafayette
25/11/2017

Rem Koolhaas transforms Paris building into moving gallery for Lafayette

The Art Newspaper

The most radical art space to launch in Paris in decades will open next spring in a five-storey, 19th-century building in the Marais district...

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New York Public Library Unveils $317 Million Master Plan
20/11/2017

New York Public Library Unveils $317 Million Master Plan

The New York Times

The plan, created by the Dutch firm Mecanoo with Beyer Blinder Belle, is the largest renovation in the history of the building, which opened in 1911...

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Houston unveils post-Harvey downtown master plan
18/11/2017

Houston unveils post-Harvey downtown master plan Pdf

Downtown Houston released an ambitious master plan, the culmination of 18 months of work and input from hundreds of stakeholders. the 20-year plan puts an emphasis on sustainable, resilient development...

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Herzog & de Meuron, Gasklockan Tower in Stockholm (Sweden)
16/11/2017

Herzog & de Meuron, Gasklockan Tower in Stockholm (Sweden)

Since 2009 the Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron and the Swedish company Oscar Properties have been working in the design of a residential block in Stockholm, in a place where there are several gasometers in disuse. Images recently released tell us more...

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The Royal College of Art's new building at Battersea
13/11/2017

The Royal College of Art's new building at Battersea

RCA

The project has been designed by Herzog & de Meuron, following an architectural competition. The new building will sit alongside the RCA’s existing Dyson, Woo and...

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Oxford Street could be pedestrianised by december 2018
10/11/2017

Oxford Street could be pedestrianised by december 2018

Huffington Post

About half a mile of the street from Oxford Circus to Orchard Street could become a “traffic-free pedestrian boulevard”. The unveiled plans  will be publicly consulted on until 17 December...

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Peter Zumthor, new images of LACMA expansion
10/11/2017

Peter Zumthor, new images of LACMA expansion

New images of Peter Zumthor’s design for the 36,000-square-meter expansion of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) have been released. Construction will begin at the end of 2018, for completion in 2023.

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gmp to build new gate into Rostock (Germany)
08/11/2017

gmp to build new gate into Rostock (Germany)

Founded by Meinhard von Gerkan and Volkwin Marg, the Germam group gmp has won the competition for the entrance to Rostock. This city on the shore of the Baltic Sea was part of the Hanseatic League, and its medieval fortifications are essential to its identity...

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Philip Johnson's AT&T Building has always been vain, idiosyncratic and flawed. Let's keep it that way
06/11/2017

Philip Johnson's AT&T Building has always been vain, idiosyncratic and flawed. Let's keep it that way

Los Angeles Times / Christopher Hawthorne

A proposal from architecture firm Snøhetta to redesign Philip Johnson and John Burgee’s...

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Manhattan’s First Russian-Designed Supertall 262 Fifth Avenue
01/11/2017

Manhattan’s First Russian-Designed Supertall 262 Fifth Avenue

New York Yimby

The DOB officially approved plans fir 262 Fifth Avenue skyscraper designed by Russian architecture firm, Meganom...

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Dominique Perrault, intermodal station in Seoul (South Korea)
31/10/2017

Dominique Perrault, intermodal station in Seoul (South Korea)

The French firm Dominique Perrault Architecture, in collaboration with the South Korean office Junglim, has won the international competition for the construction of ‘Light Walk,’ the future intermodal transport hub and shopping center in Seoul’s Gangnam district...

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EMBT + ilimelgo, events hall renovation and extension in Romainville
31/10/2017

EMBT + ilimelgo, events hall renovation and extension in Romainville

The Barcelona firm Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, in collaboration with the Parisian office Ilimelgo, have won the competition organized by the City of Romainville, in Paris, to renovate and extend an events venue. The proposed design creates a vibrant social atmosphere...

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Snøhetta designs Europe’s first underwater restaurant
30/10/2017

Snøhetta designs Europe’s first underwater restaurant

The Oslo-based firm Snøhetta has presented images of ‘Under,’ Europe’s first submarine restaurant. At the southernmost point of the Norwegian coast, in the village of Båly, the monolithic form of the building lies against the craggy shoreline...

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Saudi Arabia’s Sci-Fi city in the desert
30/10/2017

Saudi Arabia’s Sci-Fi city in the desert

Bloomberg

It’s here that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince plans Neom, a city from scratch that will be bigger than Dubai and have more robots than humans...

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Google’s Sidewalk Labs is building a ‘mini city’ on Toronto’s waterfront
28/10/2017

Google’s Sidewalk Labs is building a ‘mini city’ on Toronto’s waterfront

The Spaces

The Six – Google’s sister company Sidewalk Labs is developing a new ‘Smart City’ on a 750-acre site along Toronto’s waterfront...

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David Adjaye chosen to design UK's new Holocaust Memorial
24/10/2017

David Adjaye chosen to design UK's new Holocaust Memorial

After an international competition, with 92 entries in total and ten finalists, Adjaye Associates, Ron Arad Architects and Gustafson Porter + Bowman have been selected to design the UK’s new Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre next to the Palace of Westminster...

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MVRDV to build Zhangjiang Future Park in Shanghai (China)
23/10/2017

MVRDV to build Zhangjiang Future Park in Shanghai (China)

The Dutch firm MVRDV has won the competition to build a 100,000-square-meter park and cultural center in Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, located in the Pudong district of Shanghai. The winning project presents a hybrid morphology, with four buildings independently...

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Rafael Viñoly, 125 Greenwich Street in New York
17/10/2017

Rafael Viñoly, 125 Greenwich Street in New York

Rafael Viñoly, architect of the tower at 432 Park Avenue in New York, is working on a new skyscraper in Lower Manhattan. It will go up 88 floors and 278 meters at 125 Greenwich Street, at the heart of downtown and a block away from One World Trade Center...

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New Museum Selects Rem Koolhaas for Expansion on the Bowery
14/10/2017

New Museum Selects Rem Koolhaas for Expansion on the Bowery

The New York Times

The New Museum may have a relatively modest budget for its expansion — $85 million — but the institution has selected...

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New details about JFK’s TWA Hotel revealed
12/10/2017

New details about JFK’s TWA Hotel revealed

6sqft

World-renowned architect Eero Saarinen designed the TWA Flight Center and officially opened it in 1962. The new hotel is expected to open in 18 months...

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James Whitaker, Joshua Tree Residence (California)
11/10/2017

James Whitaker, Joshua Tree Residence (California)

An unbuilt office project designed years before by the London practice of James Whitaker was the source of inspiration for this house in a desert zone near Joshua Tree National Park, in San Bernardino County, California. The client, a film producer, had taken...

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro to design the new London concert hall
10/10/2017

Diller Scofidio + Renfro to design the new London concert hall

The Guardian

DS+R was chosen from a shortlist of six architectural practices: Foster + Partners, Gehry Partners, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Snøhetta and AL_A...

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