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Friday, April 28, 2017
Kengo Kuma, Odunpazari Modern Art Museum (Turkey)
25/04/2017

Kengo Kuma, Odunpazari Modern Art Museum (Turkey)

The firm of the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has unveiled its design for a museum that will harbor a private collection of Turkish modern art in Odunpazari, an area of Eskishehr, in the Central Anatolia Region. Irregularly stacked volumes make up...

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Estudio Seguí + Mendoza Partida win competition for ‘Astoria-Victoria’
18/04/2017

Estudio Seguí + Mendoza Partida win competition for ‘Astoria-Victoria’

Designed by the practice headed by José Segui – which works from offices in Madrid and Málaga – in collaboration with the Barcelona firm Mendoza Partida, the project ‘Ecos Urbanos’ has been selected out of seventy entries to the competition for ideas for regenerating...

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Museum Expansions That Think Inside the Footprint
12/04/2017

Museum Expansions That Think Inside the Footprint

The New York Times

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, for example — whose neo-Classical-style building dates to 1928 — is undergoing a transformation by Frank Gehry, creator of the Guggenheim Bilbao...

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RSHP to design extension to the British Library
12/04/2017

RSHP to design extension to the British Library

RSHP

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has been appointed to design an extension to the British Library, to be built on a 2.8 acre site...

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A plan to build a city from scratch that will dwarf New York
11/04/2017

A plan to build a city from scratch that will dwarf New York

The Economist

Throughout Chinese history, the dawn of new dynasties often involved moving the entire capital, imperial palace and all...

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Paredes Pedrosa, Spanish Education Center in Rabat (Morocco)
10/04/2017

Paredes Pedrosa, Spanish Education Center in Rabat (Morocco)

The Madrid practice of Ángela García de Paredes and Ignacio García Pedrosa has won the competition to build the Spanish Education Center in the Agdal community of the Morrocan capital, on a 20,000-square-meter lot within the Mohammed V University campus...

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Foster + Partners to design new stations for Sydney Metro
06/04/2017

Foster + Partners to design new stations for Sydney Metro

govnews

The ambitious Sydney Metro project, which the New South Wales government plans for 31 stations and 66km of new rail for the Sydney metropolitan area, has found a new...

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Studio Libeskind, Occitanie Tower in Toulouse (France)
04/04/2017

Studio Libeskind, Occitanie Tower in Toulouse (France)

The firm of Daniel Libeskind, working from offices in New York and Zurich, has been selected to build a high-rise in Toulouse. Standing 150 meters and facing the Pyrenees, its twisted form will present a combination of glass panels and plant-covered surfaces...

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Norway wants to build the world’s first full-scale ship tunnel
29/03/2017

Norway wants to build the world’s first full-scale ship tunnel

The Verge

The firm Snøhetta put together these renderings as part of a photo project targeted toward politicians to help them make a decision...

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The Big Bend - the incredible U-shaped New York skyscraper
28/03/2017

The Big Bend - the incredible U-shaped New York skyscraper

Daily Mail

OIIO studio has unveiled designs for curved skyscraper 'The Big Bend' as solution to expensive zoning laws. The concept tower would need a two-track elevator system...

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BIG, Panda House at Copenhagen Zoo
28/03/2017

BIG, Panda House at Copenhagen Zoo

Adjacent to the grounds of Frederiksberg Palace is the Copenhagen Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest. Near the Elephant House, a work of Norman Foster, the Danish firm of Bjarke Ingels is building a home for two giant pandas expected to arrive from China in 2018...

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1111 Lincoln Residences designed by Herzog & de Meuron
27/03/2017

1111 Lincoln Residences designed by Herzog & de Meuron

Curbed

An enthralling new project in Miami Beach has launched sales in 1111 Lincoln Residences, a mixed-use development designed...

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666 Fifth Avenue Is the Perfect Symbol for the Trump Era
27/03/2017

666 Fifth Avenue Is the Perfect Symbol for the Trump Era

CityLab

From its shady financing to its spectacular design, Zaha Hadid's 666 Fifth Avenue captures the Trumpian moment...

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Foster + Partners to build two bridges in Ipswich (UK)
17/03/2017

Foster + Partners to build two bridges in Ipswich (UK)

Foster + Partners has won the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) competition for a pair of bridges to be raised over the River Orwell in Ipswich, capital of Suffolk County, in southeast England. In this city, back in the 1970s, Norman Foster built the headquarters...

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Fernando Menis, redevelopment of seafront of Puerto de la Cruz
16/03/2017

Fernando Menis, redevelopment of seafront of Puerto de la Cruz

The Canarian studio of Fernando Menis has been commissioned to draw up a basic scheme for redeveloping the waterfront park of Puerto de la Cruz, a municipality in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

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Berlin Plans a New Network of Bike Superhighways
15/03/2017

Berlin Plans a New Network of Bike Superhighways

CityLab

Can Germany’s capital become the next great bike-friendly city? Twenty years ago, Berlin’s network of sidewalk paths marked it out as one of Europe’s best places...

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Herzog, de Meuron, and Weiwei Create Installation for the Park Avenue Armory
13/03/2017

Herzog, de Meuron, and Weiwei Create Installation for the Park Avenue Armory

Reniscow

The work by Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, and Ai Weiwei will be unveiled on June 7...

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Dominique Perrault to Redevelop La Cité
10/03/2017

Dominique Perrault to Redevelop La Cité

Unlike in Spain, where prime ministers are uninterested in architecture, in France it is a tradition for French presidents to leave a ‘monumental’ legacy. Beyond emulating Napoleon or Louis XIV, they know that only presidential power can carry out projects...

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Herzog & de Meuron will transform Gowanus Bat Cave into an art space
08/03/2017

Herzog & de Meuron will transform Gowanus Bat Cave into an art space

Curbed

For years, the former Brooklyn Rapid Transit powerhouse on the banks of the Gowanus Canal—better known to many as the Bat Cave—has sat empty, but for the squatters...

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Nieto Sobejano, sport and culture center in Reignier-Esery (France)
07/03/2017

Nieto Sobejano, sport and culture center in Reignier-Esery (France)

The Madrid office of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, in collaboration with the French firm Novae Architectes, won first prize in the competition for a sport and culture center in Reignier-Esery, in France’s Rhônes-Alpes region. Containing a floor area...

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How is V&A Dundee being built?
07/03/2017

How is V&A Dundee being built?

V&A Museum of Design Dundee

The V&A museum has released a movie and photographs showing how far construction has progressed on its new Kengo Kuma-designed outpost in Dundee.

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Google shares latest plans and renders of Mountain View campus
02/03/2017

Google shares latest plans and renders of Mountain View campus

9to5Google

The new design jointly drawn up by Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick for Google's new Charleston East campus in Mountain View, Silicon Valley, was unveiled.

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MoMA PS1 Selects 'Lumen' By Jenny Sabin Studio For 2017 Warm Up
23/02/2017

MoMA PS1 Selects 'Lumen' By Jenny Sabin Studio For 2017 Warm Up

Gothamist

For the past 18 years, MoMA PS1 has been selecting designs for the 20-year-old event as part of its Young Architects Program...

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Leeza Soho tower in Beijing
23/02/2017

Zaha Hadid Architects, Leeza Soho tower in Beijing

Construction of the 46-story, 207-meter tower designed by the late Zaha Hadid is underway and has reached level 20. In the Lize Financial Business District of southwest Beijing, the mixed-use skyscraper – for offices and retail – is located over two subway...

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'Forest cities': the radical plan to save China from air pollution
22/02/2017

'Forest cities': the radical plan to save China from air pollution

The Guardian

Stefano Boeri, the architect famous for his plant-covered skyscrapers, has designs to create entire new green settlements in a nation plagued by dirty air...

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Francis Kéré becomes first African architect of Serpentine pavilion
21/02/2017

Francis Kéré becomes first African architect of Serpentine pavilion

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

The architect is planning to bring one of his characteristically stripped-back structures, honed in the villages of his native Burkino Faso, to leafy west London...

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BIG to build S. Pellegrino’s new flagship factory in Italy
16/02/2017

BIG to build S. Pellegrino’s new flagship factory in Italy

The Danish firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) has won the invitational competition to build a bottling plant, offices, and exhibition halls for the mineral water brand S. Pellegrino, carrying the day over MVRDV, Snøhetta, and aMDL Michele De Lucchi...

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SSS, landscape restoration of Rosales quarry in Hellín (Albacete)
14/02/2017

SSS, landscape restoration of Rosales quarry in Hellín (Albacete)

José Durán and Daniel Moreno of SSS (Spanish Studio of Space) drew up a masterplan for landscape restoration of the Rosales quarry, located in Hellín, a municipality in the Spanish province of Albacete. The commission of the company Areniscas Rosal...

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gmp designs the roof of the Verona amphitheater
07/02/2017

gmp designs the roof of the Verona amphitheater

The German firm gmp (Architekten Von Gerkan, Marg und Partner) and the engineers of schlaich bergermann partner (sbp) have won the competition to design a textile roof for the historical amphitheater of the city of Romeo and Juliet...

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Lagos living: Solving Nigeria's megacity housing crisis
03/02/2017

Lagos living: Solving Nigeria's megacity housing crisis

BBC

Affordable housing is a considerable challenge for urban areas with large populations, and this is particularly prevalent in the Nigeria's city of Lagos...

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