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Justin Davidson scorches Rem's "Countryside" >>

Welcome to “Countryside, the Future”: This is what you might get if you asked a celebrated European philosopher-architect to reinvent the Iowa State Fair. No mess, no smells, just acres of color printouts, cryptic homilies about nature, and a couple of pesticide-spraying drones.…

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Museums in northern Italy stay closed amid new coronavirus fears >>

An unprecedented shutdown of museums is taking place in Venice, Turin and Milan as private and public institutions close their doors in the wake of the coronavirus (Covid-2019) outbreak across northern Italy. Seven Italian regions have now been instructed to close museums and imp…

3 hours ago
Architecture – Dezeen

OMA unveils "cliff-like" headquarters for SNCB in Brussels >>

OMA has revealed its plans to renovate and extend three vacant railway buildings in Brussels to create an office for Belgium train operator SNCB. The proposal will create workspaces for 4,000 employees of SNCB, otherwise known as the National Railway Company of Belgium, beside t…

3 hours ago
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Holy housing developments! How God is getting into construction >>

Cash-strapped churches are raising money by inviting developers to build pricey flats on their turf. Is this the promised land for faith buildings – or a deal with the devil?High-end Bosch appliances, carpeted bedrooms, generous storage – and a three-storey wooden cross right out…

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Mud brick walls form House in Avandaro by Taller Hector Barroso >>

Architecture studio Taller Hector Barroso has used earthen blocks, pine and concrete to help this holiday dwelling blend into its forested setting in central Mexico. House in Avandaro is located in the scenic town of Valle de Bravo, which lies about 150 kilometres (93 miles) wes…

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Get Lectured: Washington University in St. Louis, Spring '20 >>

Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2020 A new school term means it's time for Archinect's latest edition of Get Lectured, an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series—and their snazzy posters—for the current term. Check back regularly…

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ArchDaily

NORTIS Temporary Office / Triart Arquitetura >>

The project had as a starting point the use of blocks of different shapes - material utilized in the construction industry and, depending on the manner it is worn, it might make the project more sophisticated.

7 hours ago
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Lego Neglects Space for Bike Lanes >>

A Dutch advocate believes Lego's city sets should reflect streets that prioritize all users. Including bike lanes would be one way for the toy manufacturer to start accomplishing that goal.

8 hours ago
Architecture – Dezeen
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Nemo House / Mobius Architects >>

The architecture of the building is subordinated to the vicinity of the Masurian lake, over which the house was built. The buildings did not disturb the landscape by opening the interior transparently to the beauty of the landscape. The house was designed in a rectangular plan wi…

9 hours ago

13 Residential Projects that Use Raw Brick Facades >>

Rotation, displacement, and interleaving of blocks are some of the options that enable the diversity of raw brick patterns in architecture. The shape of these elements, usually used for the construction of walls, has been explored in a creative way to compose facades of residenti…

10 hours ago
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Little House on the Highway >>

The dream was to own a Brooklyn brownstone — and one architect and his family found a way. It isn’t for everyone.

11 hours ago
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Rathgar House / Peter Legge Associates >>

This renovation of, and extension to, a large Victorian end-of-terrace house in Rathgar, saw the upper levels stripped back to their original features and proportions, with insensitive additions removed, so as to again reveal the essential character of the spaces.

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One Thousand Museum Residential Tower / Zaha Hadid Architects >>

One Thousand Museum is a 62-storey residential tower opposite Museum Park in Miami. With views across Biscayne Bay, this popular 30-acre park was redeveloped in 2013 as one of downtown Miami’s primary public spaces and includes the city’s new art and science museums.

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Mjøstårnet The Tower of Lake Mjøsa / Voll Arkitekter >>

We have all the responsibility to find new ways of thinking. And not only thinking, but actually doing. Mjøstårnet is the first time in history that something like this has been constructed on this scale. It’s also, the first time in history that the materials and the expertise h…

15 hours ago

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Who Has Won the Pritzker Prize? >>

The Pritzker Prize is the most important award in the field of architecture, awarded to a living architect whose built work has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity through the art of architecture. The Prize rewards individuals, not entire offices, as too…

16 hours ago

OMA Designs New Headquarters for Belgium's National Railway Company >>

OMA and partner Reinier de Graaf, together with Jaspers-Eyers Architects, have won the competition to design the new headquarters of Belgium's National Railway Company in Brussels. The design preserves three monumental buildings in the Brussels-South train station along Fonsny Av…

17 hours ago


House Over a Courtyard / Ayllón Paradela Deandrés Arquitectos >>

Nowadays, life demands a kind of architecture that is primarily flexible, over one that is strictly functional. Household mutations is what defines the contemporary home, understood as a combination of indeterminate, ever-changing rituals. Every person’s home is the stage on whic…

18 hours ago
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Edinburgh Pavilion / Archer + Braun >>

Edinburgh Pavilion is the full internal refurbishment and large contemporary extension of a Grade B listed Victorian villa in a Conservation Area in central Edinburgh. The existing property consists of a series of grand rooms with significant decorative features, arranged in a fo…

20 hours ago

Green Concept House / YANG DESIGN >>

Against the background of National Stadium in Beijing, 10 dwelling houses are established in a community called HOUSE VISION. Curated by Kenya Hara, it invites corporates, architectures and designers to work together to offer such life sized houses that would be manufactured in t…

21 hours ago
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When work keeps you up at night, what do you do? >>

Losing sleep can be a drag. Especially, since we know sleep deprivation drastically impacts the cognitive functions so crucial to work in architecture. Things like judgment, critical thinking, problem solving, planning, and organization, are but a few of the influenced aspects of…

21 hours ago
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Khesht-Baf House / Imagearchitects >>

Khesht-Baf building located in west part of Tehran. The architecture of the building was handed over to the IMAGE ARCHITECTS when the construction of the skeleton and concrete was completed. Khesht-Baf 4 floors, two of which are underground and used for swimming pool, gym, parkin…

22 hours ago

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'Lego Grandma' constructs wheelchair ramps out of Lego >>

Ms. [Rita] Ebel, who has been in a wheelchair herself since a car accident 25 years ago, said the idea was born after a friend of hers, who is also in a wheelchair, said she could not get out of a shop with steps and had to enlist the help of four people to carry her chair down.…

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Engineers praise balanced form of ZHA's One Thousand Museum in Miami >>

Engineering News-Record (ENR), a leader reporting news and projects in the construction industry, has recently announced its 2020 ENR Awards of Excellence. Judges have selected 20 winners for this year's Best of the Best Projects competition. Among those 20 honorees, Zaha Hadid A…

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Architecture – Dezeen

Studio Vural imagines off-the-grid Dune House for Cape Cod >>

Architecture practice Studio Vural has envisioned a seaside holiday dwelling that is carved into sand dunes and operates without relying on public utilities. Dune House is designed for a coastal site in Wellfleet, a small hamlet located on the hook-shaped peninsula of Cape Cod i…

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MoDus Architects wraps Bressanone tourist office around a tree >>

The TreeHugger tourist information office in Bressanone, northern Italy, features smooth concrete walls that curve around the trunk of a tree. Designed by local studio MoDus Architects, the small building sits adjacent to the Bishop's Palace, a 13th-century villa that is one of…

1 day ago
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Alison Brooks Architects unveils brick archways on London apartments >>

Red brick archways define the lower and topmost levels of Cadence, a housing development designed by Alison Brooks Architects next to Coal Drops Yard at King's Cross, London. A total of 103 homes will be built behind the brick facades. Dramatic brick archways will form a colonna…

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Phineas Harper appointed director of Open City >>

Writer and Dezeen columnist Phineas Harper has become director of charity Open City, which runs Open House London. In his new role Harper, who joined Open City after working as deputy director of the Architecture Foundation for five years, wants to encourage people to be more in…

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Two-toned wood wraps Washington home by Open Studio Collective >>

Hand-charred wooden planks contrast whitewashed cedar in the facade of this house in Washington state, designed by Portland practice Open Studio Collective. The builder made the dark facade boards by hand using Shou Sugi Ban, a traditional Japanese technique of charring wood to…

2 days ago

Studio Okami Architecten hides Sloped Villa in a Belgian hillside >>

Studio Okami Architecten has dug a brick and concrete home into a sloping hillside, looking out over the valley landscape of Mont-de-l'Enclus in Belgium. Rather than conform to the strict building regulations of the area, which would have required a pitched roof, local brick and…

2 days ago

See unusual Japanese houses in this week's Pinterest board >>

We've updated our Japanese houses Pinterest board with pictures from new projects, including a house in Osaka with 16 different floor levels and a minimal square building clad in black corrugated metal. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest or visit our updated board to see more. New addit…

3 days ago

Studio Morison builds thatched hideaway disguised as a haystack >>

Artists Heather and Ivan Morison have unveiled Mother, a thatched hut offering sanctuary and solitude in a Cambridgeshire nature reserve. Installed in the Wicken Fen Nature Reserve, Mother is a deceptively large sculpture, designed to look like the haystacks that were once found…

3 days ago

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This week, Sweden's tallest timber building was revealed >>

This week on Dezeen, CF Møller revealed photos of Sweden's tallest timber building and Forensic Architecture founder Eyal Weizman was prevented from entering the United States. Measuring at 8.5 storeys high, the recently completed Kajstaden Tall Timber Building in the city of Vä…

4 days ago
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10 new kitchen designs for your Friday inspiration >>

In case you haven't checked out Archinect's Pinterest boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect Firm and People profiles. (Tip: use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archin…

4 days ago

Estudio Barozzi Veiga to design new home for Miami's Oolite Arts >>

Barcelona, Spain-based Estudio Barozzi Veiga has been selected to design a new headquarters for Oolite Arts, one of Miami's largest artist-supporting cultural groups.  In a press release announcing the selection of Barozzi Veiga, Oolite Arts CEO Dennis Scholl said, Miami’s visual…

4 days ago

Getting to Zero Energy Housing >>

At the rate we’re going, I fully expect, Zero Energy Ready Homes to become the norm by 2030, when tens of thousands of homes are certified each year or constructed under codes representing zero energy performanceStacy Fitzgerald-Redd talked with Sam Rashkin, chief architect of th…

4 days ago

What if we never demolished another building? >>

“We have to think of buildings as material depots,” says Thomas Rau, a Dutch architect who has been working to develop a public database of materials in existing buildings and their potential for reuse. [...] “Waste is simply material without an identity,” he says. “If we track t…

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Does LACMA have its financial house in order? >>

According to the museum’s most recent 990 tax forms, filed in 2018, LACMA is carrying $331 million in county bond debt that was used to pay for construction of the Resnick Pavilion, the Broad Contemporary Art Museum, the Pritzker Parking Garage and other projects. In addition to…

4 days ago
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Visionary architect Yona Friedman has passed away >>

Yona Friedman, the Hungarian-born French Jewish architect who helped develop the concept of mobile architecture in the 1960s and 70s, has passed away at age 96. Friedman was born in 1923 and grew up during the Nazi era. Due to the fact that universities in Budapest had imposted s…

4 days ago
Architecture – Dezeen

Herzog & de Meuron designs motorway chapel in Switzerland >>

Angled white walls will mark the entrance to underground contemplation spaces at Herzog & de Meuron's roadside Autobahnkirche chapel in Switzerland. Set to be developed on the outskirts of Andeer beside the A13 highway, Autobahnkirche will become the country's first motorway cha…

4 days ago

Stayner Architects restores modernist Wave House in California >>

Los Angeles practice Stayner Architects has restored a 1950s house in Palm Desert, California, which was designed by modernist architect Walter S White to feature a wave-shaped roof. The dwelling was completed in 1955 for artist Miles C Bates and is named Wave House after its ro…

4 days ago
Architecture | The Guardian

Rome unveils shrine dedicated to city's mythical founder >>

Newly found monument honouring Romulus includes 2,600-year-old sarcophagusA newly discovered ancient shrine believed to have been dedicated to the cult of Romulus, the legendary founder and first king of Rome, has been unveiled.The monument was discovered by archaeologists in a c…

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Our weekly wrap-up of new design competitions worth checking out >>

We get it. It can get a little overwhelming keeping up with the dozens of new architecture competitions launching worldwide on any given week — let alone having to stay on top of the multiple deadlines for each and every one. That's why Bustler is here to help! At the end of ever…

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Louis Vuitton's flagship Osaka store covered in curving glass sails >>

The facade of Louis Vuitton's store in Osaka, designed by architects Jun Aoki & Associates and Peter Marino, is based on the sails of old Japanese merchant ships The Louis Vuitton Maison Osaka Midosuji stands on the busy shopping street of Shinsaibashi-suji. Japanese architectur…

5 days ago
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National museum dedicated to women's history takes a step forward >>

The United States House of Representatives has passed a bill establishing a council that will lead the planning, design, and construction of a new museum slated for Washington, D.C. dedicated to women's history.  The bill—H.R. 1980, Smithsonian Women's History Museum Act—passed t…

5 days ago


Six emerging firms recognized in 2020 New Practices New York Awards >>

The AIANY announced the six winning firms in the 2020 New Practices New York Awards, which distinguishes young architecture and design firms who push the boundaries of architectural practice through their work. The competition is open to firms who have been operating since 2010 a…

5 days ago

Cross-Laminated Timber net-zero apartment comes to Boston >>

In winter 2021, Boston is expecting Model-C, its first ground-up full Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Passive House demonstration project. Designed and developed by Generate, an architectural tech company, and Placetailor, a leading sustainable housing developer, Model-C replaces th…

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Make uses bronze and stone for St James's Market redevelopment >>

Make's St James's Market redevelopment, which includes a block with a ribbon-like stone and bronze facade and the restoration of a late 19th-century building, is featured in this video produced by Dezeen for the architecture studio. Located on Regent Street St James's – formerly…

5 days ago
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