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Stella van Beers converts grain silo into micro home

January 30, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Silo Living by Stella van Beers

Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Stella van Beers has created a watchtower-style house inside a grain silo. In a project called Silo Living, Van Beers transformed the disused agricultural structure into a two-level living space, which she believes could function as a short-term home. While silos are not ideally proportioned for living, they offer some unique benefits. They can

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Populous completes Ice Ribbon arena for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

January 28, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Illuminated exterior of Ice Ribbon by Populous for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

Architecture firm Populous has unveiled the National Speed Skating Oval, also known as the Ice Ribbon, the only new building created for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Boasting a facade formed of 22 giant, illuminated ribbons, the 12,000-seat arena is expected to become a focal point of the games, which start next week. Its 400-metre race

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Populous completes Ice Ribbon arena for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

January 28, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Illuminated exterior of Ice Ribbon by Populous for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

Architecture firm Populous has unveiled the National Speed Skating Oval, also known as the Ice Ribbon, the only new building created for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Boasting a facade formed of 22 giant, illuminated ribbons, the 12,000-seat arena is expected to become a focal point of the games, which start next week. Its 400-metre race

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Berlin citizens propose law to ban cars from city centre

January 28, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
View of Berlin city centre with television tower

Berlin’s centre could become the largest car-free urban area in the world following a campaign supported by 50,000 citizens. Campaign group Berlin Autofrei has proposed a law to limit private car use within the Ringbahn train line in the German capital, an area of 34 square miles. The city government will now formally consider the

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CF Møller uses matching bricks and tiles for exterior of Villa E in Aarhus

January 26, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Side entrance to Villa E by CF Møller Architects

Scandinavian firm CF Møller Architects has completed a house where all the exterior surfaces match, thanks to a combination of dark red bricks and tiles. Located in Risskov, in the north of Danish city Aarhus, Villa E is a home for a couple with four children and a dog. The 261-square-metre building takes its cues

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Bee bricks become planning requirement for new buildings in Brighton

January 24, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Bee flying into concrete Bee Brick by Green&Blue

A planning law introduced in the city of Brighton and Hove, England, calls for new buildings to include special bricks that provide nests for solitary bees. Brighton & Hove Council’s policy stipulates that all new buildings above five metres should include bee bricks, as well as bird nesting boxes suitable for swifts. These bee bricks

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Andreas Lyckefors and Josefine Wikholm build twin houses in Gothenburg

January 24, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Snow on facade of Villa Timmerman by Andreas Lyckefors and Josefine Wikholm

Swedish architect couple Andreas Lyckefors and Josefine Wikholm have designed and built themselves a home with a decorative lattice facade, plus a matching property next door. Lyckefors, who is co-founder of architecture firm Bornstein Lyckefors, and Wikholm, who works for Semrén & Månsson, designed Villa Timmerman and its neighbour for a site in the south of Gothenburg,

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Sliced openings reveal internal layout of Suzhou guesthouse by Wutopia Lab

January 21, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Facade of The White Section Homestay by Wutopia Lab

Shanghai studio Wutopia Lab has completed The White Section Homestay, a guesthouse near Suzhou with rooms that appear to float within the building volume. Located in West Lindu, a village to the south of the Chinese city, the 556-square-metre building has an unusual form designed by Wutopia Lab to reveal its internal layout. A sliced

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Sliced openings reveal internal layout of Suzhou guesthouse by Wutopia Lab

January 21, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Facade of The White Section Homestay by Wutopia Lab

Shanghai studio Wutopia Lab has completed The White Section Homestay, a guesthouse near Suzhou with rooms that appear to float within the building volume. Located in West Lindu, a village to the south of the Chinese city, the 556-square-metre building has an unusual form designed by Wutopia Lab to reveal its internal layout. A sliced

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Foster + Partners and Marge Arkitekter chosen to redevelop Stockholm Central Station

January 20, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Foster + Partners and Marge Arkitekter chosen to redevelop Stockholm Central Station

A team led by British firm Foster + Partners and Swedish studio Marge Arkitekter has won a competition for the redevelopment of Stockholm Central Station. The project aims to double passenger capacity at Sweden’s largest railway station, bringing several train lines and bus routes together in a centralised hub. The contest-winning design was prepared by Foster

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