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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Dinara Kasko, pastry art
12/10/2017

Dinara Kasko, pastry art

Dinara Kasko uses her background as an architect, designer and 3D visualiser to develop an unconventional approach to desserts. She achieves architectural characteristics by using silicone moulds modelled with Autodesk's 3ds Max software...

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Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’
11/10/2017

Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’

The New York Times

Japan has spent billions on an underground system to control water around the capital, but some fear that the city is vulnerable as global warming brings more extreme weather...

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International Fellows 2018
03/10/2017

International Fellows 2018

RIBA

Antonio González-Capitel y José María Sánchez García elected International Fellows of the Royal Institute of British Architects...

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Anna Heringer: The warmth and wisdom of mud buildings
03/10/2017

Anna Heringer: The warmth and wisdom of mud buildings

"There are a lot of resources given by nature for free -- all we need is our sensitivity to see them and our creativity to use them," says architect Anna Heringer. She uses low-tech materials like mud and bamboo to create structures...

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Developers consult Prince Charles on architects, Lord Rogers claims
01/10/2017

Developers consult Prince Charles on architects, Lord Rogers claims

GCR

Richard Rogers has used a memoir published this month to revive a bitter argument with Prince Charles over what the architect claimed is the royal’s ongoing...

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When a star architect wants you not to see his work
29/09/2017

When a star architect wants you not to see his work

The New York Times

“We’re like surgeons around a body,” said David Chipperfield as he looked at Berlin’s New National Gallery. The building, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe...

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Trump awards contracts for 'other materials' border wall prototypes
17/09/2017

Trump awards contracts for 'other materials' border wall prototypes

The Hill

In July, President Trump floated the idea of constructing a transparent wall along the United States' southern border in order to prevent...

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Bicycles and bans are reshaping the city
15/09/2017

Bicycles and bans are reshaping the city

The Economist

The quayside roads that wind along the Seine used to throb with hurtling traffic. Today, potted palm trees have been ranged along the tarmac. Joggers and cyclists enjoy...

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Rosa Parks house in Berlin has a ticket home to America
10/09/2017

Rosa Parks house in Berlin has a ticket home to America

The New York Times

In a backyard in Berlin, a ramshackle house that was once a haven for the civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks is preparing for its third life...

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Diébédo Francis Keré, Prince Claus Award 2017
07/09/2017

Diébédo Francis Keré, Prince Claus Award 2017

Since 1997 the Dutch foundation called the Prince Claus Fund has annually honored individuals and organizations for groundbreaking work in the fields of culture and development, with emphasis on contributions in places where resources are limited...

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Wang Shu and André Corrêa do Lago on Pritzker jury
07/09/2017

Wang Shu and André Corrêa do Lago on Pritzker jury

The Chinese architect Wang Shu and the Brazilian critic André Corrêa do Lago now sit on the jury of the Pritzker Prize, which in its next round, in 2018, celebrates its fortieth anniversary. They join Glenn Murcutt (chairman), Stephen Breyer, Peter Palumbo...

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Richard Rogers: ‘I would never dream of doing the Pompidou now’
02/09/2017

Richard Rogers: ‘I would never dream of doing the Pompidou now’

The Guardian

The architect talks about his wartime childhood, most celebrated projects – and offers forthright views on Grenfell and architectural responsibility. Plus, an extract...

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If You Are a Solar Eclipse Fan, Australia Is Your Place
30/08/2017

If You Are a Solar Eclipse Fan, Australia Is Your Place

The Economist

Eclipse-watchers in Australia and New South Wales will be able to witness five total solar eclipses between April 2023 and December 2038...

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Artificial intelligence will create new types of work
27/08/2017

Artificial intelligence will create new types of work

The Economist

While some might be afraid of losing their jobs to technology, time has shown it can actually be the source for new ones...

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Demolition of iconic London housing estate begin
25/08/2017

Demolition of iconic London housing estate begin

Bulldozers begin razing Robin Hood Gardens, the social housing estate in Poplar set to be replaced by mix of flats for private sale, market and social rents,. It was one of the most notable of all of London’s post-war housing estates...

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Yayoi Kusama gets her own museum in Tokyo
23/08/2017

Yayoi Kusama gets her own museum in Tokyo

The Art Newspaper

The five-storey museum dedicated to the queen of the polka dot will open on 1 October in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward...

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Making a play of architectural stone spaces and negative forms
16/08/2017

Making a play of architectural stone spaces and negative forms

Matt Simonds

Sacred architecture is the central theme of Matt Simmonds´ work, a series of architectural sculptures carved into solid stones...

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Strange Form of Art
11/08/2017

Strange Form of Art

TLS

Architects as great men shaping the world. A stereotype partly built by architects against which Louis S.Kahn fought during his whole life...

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China simulates the Universe with 10 trillion digital particles
08/08/2017

China simulates the Universe with 10 trillion digital particles

Wired

The Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer is the world's most powerful and has a processing power of 93 petaflops, a step further towards artificial intelligence...

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Supercomputer Simulations to Explore Ocean Currents
07/08/2017

Supercomputer Simulations to Explore Ocean Currents

Nasa

Scientists from NASA explore de Gulf Stream with a supercomputer simulation of its current. The video runs at one day simulation per second...

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Norman Foster Foundation Scholarship launched in partnership with The Bartlett
29/07/2017

Norman Foster Foundation Scholarship launched in partnership with The Bartlett

UCL

The Norman Foster Foundation will award an annual scholarship to an architectural student...

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China may match or beat America in AI
28/07/2017

China may match or beat America in AI

The Economist

AT THE start of this year, two straws in the wind caught the attention of those who follow the development of artificial intelligence (AI) globally...

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Engineers Begin Preparatory Work for Border Wall Construction
28/07/2017

Engineers Begin Preparatory Work for Border Wall Construction

The New York Times

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has begun preliminary preparations for the construction of segments of a wall in...

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Norman Foster: the world’s most influential architect
24/07/2017

Norman Foster: the world’s most influential architect

The Times

It’s May in Madrid, and a stellar cast has gathered for the opening of the Norman Foster Foundation. Michael Bloomberg rubs shoulders with the Apple designer Jonathan Ive...

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Hitler's abandoned Nazi resort is transforming into a luxury getaway
20/07/2017

Hitler's abandoned Nazi resort is transforming into a luxury getaway

Business Insider

Located on the island of Rügen, the 3-mile-long abandoned Nazi resort was meant to comfort the weary German worker who toiled away in a factory without respite... 

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Rafael Moneo, the first recipient of Soane Medal
18/07/2017

Rafael Moneo, the first recipient of Soane Medal

The inaugural Soane Annual Lecture will be delivered by Moneo. In addition to the lecture he will be awarded the Soane Medal, a copy of the medal presented in 1835 to Sir John Soane by ‘the Architects of England’, in recognition of his ‘essential services to Architecture’...

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Images of Mosul Reveal the Devastation After the Islamic State
17/07/2017

Images of Mosul Reveal the Devastation After the Islamic State

The New York Times

After a nearly nine-month campaign to wrest Mosul, once Iraq’s second-largest city, from Islamic State control, images captured by DigitalGlobe reveal that vital parts...

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Which is the world's most biodiverse city?
16/07/2017

Which is the world's most biodiverse city?

The Guardian

From Brazil to Mexico to South Africa, diverse and delicate ecosystems are somehow holding on in the face of rampant urbanisation...

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Swiss architect Peter Zumthor wins German architecture prize
03/07/2017

Swiss architect Peter Zumthor wins German architecture prize

Deutsche Welle

Peter Zumthor is the first foreign architect to be honored by the Association of German Architects. He is now receiving a German accolade, the "Großer BDA Preis" for his lifetime...

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The mad opulence of Dubai, from water Villas to fake fore
25/06/2017

The mad opulence of Dubai, from water Villas to fake fore

Wired

The wealthy never run out of ways to amuse themselves in Dubai, where you can party aboard a house floating... 

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