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SKNYPL designs inflatable rooftop garden for busy Seoul street

August 16, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
Inflatable Seoul garden by SKNYPL

New Korean Garden is an “Instagrammable” meeting and events space proposed for a rooftop in Seoul, South Korea, which is made from turquoise, pebble-like inflatables. Designed by Moscow studio SKNYPL, it is envisaged as a contemporary interpretation of a traditional Korean garden, within which simplicity and nature are typically key, and rock arrangements are considered

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Stufish models the Chimelong Theatre in China on traditional circus tents

August 16, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
The Chimelong Theatre by Stufish

An undulating golden facade wraps around the 6,700-seat Chimelong Theatre on Hengqin Island in China, which Stufish has designed to evoke the form of traditional circus tents. Located south of Macau, the giant circus theatre was built by entertainment architecture studio Stufish to replace the Chimelong Hengqin International Circus City that was irreparably damaged by

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“The battle is over” says Amin Taha as 15 Clerkenwell Close is saved from demolition

August 15, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0

Architect Amin Taha has won his appeal against Islington Council, which had ordered the demolition of the RIBA award-winning 15 Clerkenwell Close. A report from the planning office released today revealed that 15 Clerkenwell Close has been given planning permission because it “accords with the generality of what had previously been approved”. Taha’s practice Groupwork

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Red concrete walls enclose The Walls teaching restaurant for children in China

August 15, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
The Wall Childrens' Teaching Restaurant in China

Kids that attend The Walls teaching restaurant in Xiamutang, China, are invited to take part in cooking courses where they pick, prepare and eat produce from nearby fields. Built by The Scarcity and Creativity Studio and Tianjin University School of Architecture, the linear building nestles within a grove of camphor trees on a steep, narrow

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Henning Larsen Architects awarded European Prize for Architecture 2019

August 14, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
The Wave apartments by Henning Larsen

Danish architecture studio Henning Larsen Architects has been named as this year’s laureate of the European Prize for Architecture. Established in 2010, the European Prize for Architecture is awarded annually to the European architects perceived to have advanced “the principles of European humanism and the art of architecture”. Henning Larsen Architects is the second Danish

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Elbow Shadow bridge in Serbia by ARCVS will double as an office and hotel

August 14, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
Elbow Shadow bridge by ARCVS in Serbia

ARCVS has revealed visuals of a two-storey bridge in Novi Sad, Serbia, which will span the River Danube and include a hotel and office building. Named the Elbow Shadow, the 200-metre-long structure is designed by ARCVS as a multifunctional gateway for pedestrians and cyclists between the city’s late-17th-century Petrovaradin Fortress and its port. It will

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Entwined timber columns define structure of The House of Three Trees

August 9, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
The House of Three Trees by JK-AR

A canopy of tree-like timber columns crowns the double-height living space at the centre of this polycarbonate-clad house, which JK-AR has completed in South Korea. Named The House of Three Trees, the residence centres around the ornate wooden structure that JK-AR has created by merging the traditional wooden joinery technique Gong-po, otherwise known as Dougong,

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Cody Dock Rolling Bridge set to revive former industrial site in east London

August 7, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
Cody Dock Rolling Bridge by Thomas Randall-Page

Architect Thomas Randall-Page has revealed visuals of a rolling bridge for Cody Dock in east London that can be manually rotated to allow boats to pass beneath it. The playful steel bridge will form the heart of PUP Architects’ masterplan to revive the Victorian dock on the River Lea, which will see the dock re-flooded

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LAVA and Aspect Studios to add Central Park to Ho Chi Minh City

August 6, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
Central Park masterplan for Ho Chi Minch City in Vietnam by LAVA and Aspect Studio

Elevated walkways and sunken gardens with sculptural energy-harvesting “trees” will define LAVA and Aspect Studios’ Central Park masterplan in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Due to begin construction in 2020, the scheme by LAVA and Aspect Studios is the winning design of an international competition that invited architects to transform the existing September 23 Park

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Rhea Adaimi proposes Carbon Capture Facility to alleviate London air pollution

August 2, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
Carbon Capture Facility by Royal College of Art graduate Rhea Adaimi

Royal College of Art graduate Rhea Adaimi has proposed creating a Carbon Capture Facility within an abandoned London warehouse to transform pollution into products. Proposed for a site on Cody Dock, an industrial area in east London, the conceptual facility was designed by Adaimi to help improve London’s air quality. It incorporates Dan Roosegard’s Smog

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