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Powerhouse Company and IND design looping Corten-steel broadcasting tower

February 4, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
Broadcasting tower with walkable roof

Dutch studios Powerhouse Company and IND have revealed the design for the Çanakkale Antenna Tower, a broadcasting and observation tower made from Corten steel to contrast a surrounding forest. Powerhouse Company and IND designed the looping building, which will be located in Çanakkale, Turkey, to form a continuation of an existing forest path. As well

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Theaster Gates unveils Black Chapel as 2022 Serpentine Pavilion

February 3, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
Render of Black Chapel by Theaster Gates

American artist Theaster Gates has unveiled his concept for this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, which will take the form of a wooden pavilion that references Stoke-on-Trent’s bottle kilns. Named Black Chapel, the wooden pavilion will be designed by Gates with support from Adjaye Associates and have an oculus in its roof to help create the feeling

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Copenhagen Contemporary cafe features wooden chairs made by 25 designers

February 2, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
Interior of green cafe in Copenhagen

Danish studio Tableau and designer Ari Prasetya have filled the Connie-Connie cafe at the Copenhagen Contemporary art gallery with chairs created by 25 designers from leftover wood. Tableau and Prasetya designed the cafe as a new addition to Copenhagen Contemporary, an international art centre in a former welding facility in the city’s Refshaløen area. As the cafe is located within

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Copenhagen Contemporary cafe features wooden chairs made by 25 designers

February 2, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
Interior of green cafe in Copenhagen

Danish studio Tableau and designer Ari Prasetya have filled the Connie-Connie cafe at the Copenhagen Contemporary art gallery with chairs created by 25 designers from leftover wood. Tableau and Prasetya designed the cafe as a new addition to Copenhagen Contemporary, an international art centre in a former welding facility in the city’s Refshaløen area. As the cafe is located within

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Práctica Arquitectura reinterprets Mexican hacienda in volcanic stone

January 31, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
Modern Mexican hacienda set around a courtyard

Mexican studio Práctica Arquitectura has designed La Hacienda Járdin, a holiday home in Tepoztlán built from Texcal volcanic stone and Durango pine around a central courtyard. Located one hour south of Mexico City, La Hacienda Járdin was designed for a family as a weekend retreat that will eventually be used as a retirement home. Monterrey-based

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Unemori Architects and Teco Architects create “park-like” health and childcare centre

January 27, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
Child playing in Kitakami childcare centre by Unemori architects

Japanese studios Unemori Architects and Teco Architects have turned a commercial building in Kitakami, Japan, into a health and childcare support centre, adding a new facade as well as undulating floors and ceilings. The two studios gutted and converted the first two floors of the eight-storey building using materials including corrugated polycarbonate, wood, and textile

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First vertical forest towers by Stefano Boeri open in China

January 26, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
Vertical forest building clad in trees

The first tenants have moved into Italian architect Stefano Boeri’s Easyhome Huanggang Vertical Forest City Complex, the first of his vertical forest towers to open in China. People began moving into the residential part of the development, which covers 4.54 hectares and is composed of five towers in total, a few weeks ago. The complex’s two

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Vives St-Laurent creates tactile Montreal home

January 20, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
A rocking chair in front of an original fireplace in Montreal home

Interior design studio Vives St-Laurent has remodelled a family house in Montreal, Canada, using a grey colour palette, quartzite stone and white-oak furniture to create an interior that highlights the building’s architectural elements. Vives St-Laurent aimed to retain many of the existing early 20th-century features, including the staircase, original plaster mouldings and fireplace, while making

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Mies van der Rohe Award 2022 shortlist revealed

January 18, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
Student residence in France by Baukunst and Bruther

David Chipperfield’s restoration of Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie, a memorial park on the site of a former synagogue and a visitor centre by Dorte Mandrup are among the 40 European projects shortlisted for this year’s Mies van der Rohe Award. The biannual European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award is named

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This week Bjarke Ingels discussed how to revolutionise the housing sector

January 15, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
bjarke ingels founds home design company

This week on Dezeen, Danish architect Bjarke Ingels spoke about his housing startup Nabr and how it plans to address “systemic” failures of housing. According to Ingels, who is the founder of architecture studio BIG and co-founder of Nabr, the “consumer-first housing company” wants to fundamentally transform the housing industry. Nabr will do so by

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