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Studio Libeskind completes angular Holocaust memorial in Amsterdam

September 24, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
Walls of Dutch Holocaust Memorial of Names

A labyrinth of brick walls and angular mirrors define the Dutch Holocaust Memorial of Names, which Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind’s studio has completed in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Located on Weesperstraat street close to the Jewish Cultural Quarter, the memorial was realised by Studio Libeskind with local studio Rijnboutt to commemorate 102,000 Dutch victims of the

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Failure to teach net-zero architecture skills “is negligent and verges on denialism” says Anthropocene Architecture School founder

September 24, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
The Anthropocene Architecture School logo

Architecture schools must prioritise teaching students net-zero design skills to effectively prepare them for future work, says Anthropocene Architecture School founder Scott McAulay. Speaking to Dezeen, McAulay said that if the industry is to help alleviate climate change, emerging architects must be taught how to eliminate carbon emissions from the built environment, which is responsible

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MVRDV slots red-walled courtyard into irregularly shaped French housing

September 23, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
The white exterior of Ilot Queyries

Architecture studio MVRDV has completed the Ilot Queyries housing development in Bordeaux, France, which folds around a large red courtyard. Located to the east of the River Garonne, Ilot Queyries comprises a mix of social and private housing alongside commercial units and a rooftop restaurant. It was designed by MVRDV with local architects Flint with a

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s wrapped Arc de Triomphe opens to the public

September 21, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
Crowds around L'Arc de Triomphe Wrapped

L’Arc de Triomphe Wrapped, an installation designed by the late artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, has opened to the public in Paris. The installation sees the iconic triumphal arch on the Champs-Élysées shrouded in 25,000 square metres of silvery, recyclable fabric, which is tied in place by 7,000 metres of red rope. L’Arc de Triomphe Wrapped

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Instance BV designing range of scaled-down nuclear plants

September 20, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
BWRX-300 SMR by GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

Architecture studio Instance BV is collaborating with power company GE Hitachi to design a series of small nuclear power plants to be built across North America, Europe and Asia. Instance BV is providing “architectural input” for GE Hitachi’s BWRX-300 small modular reactors (SMRs), which are scaled-down versions of traditional nuclear power plants. SMRs could help achieve

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Mass bird deaths in New York City caused by skyscraper collisions

September 17, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
New York City skyline at dusk

Hundreds of migrating birds have died this week in New York City after crashing into glass skyscrapers, according to local organisation NYC Audubon. On Tuesday morning, 14 September, a volunteer at the NYC Audubon found over 200 dead birds dotted on pavements around the 3 World Trade Center and 4 World Trade Center skyscrapers alone.

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Mass bird deaths in New York City caused by skyscraper collisions

September 17, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
New York City skyline at dusk

Hundreds of migrating birds have died this week in New York City after crashing into glass skyscrapers, according to local organisation NYC Audubon. On Tuesday morning, 14 September, a volunteer at the NYC Audubon found over 200 dead birds dotted on pavements around the 3 World Trade Center and 4 World Trade Center skyscrapers alone.

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s wrapped Arc de Triomphe nears completion in Paris

September 17, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
L'Arc de Triomphe Wrapped by Christo and Jeanne-Claude

The first photos of l’Arc de Triomphe Wrapped installation by late artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude have been revealed ahead of its official opening in Paris. The 49.5-metre-tall Arc de Triomphe monument has been covered by 25,000 square metres of silvery fabric, secured by 3,000 metres of contrasting red rope. It fulfils the “life-long dream” of

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“We thought it was the end of New York City” say architects on anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
World Trade Center terrorist attacks

Today marks 20 years since the World Trade Center in New York City was destroyed in a terrorist attack. In the final part of our 9/11 anniversary series, architects share their memories of the traumatic event and the impact that it had on architecture. On 11 September 2001, the 110-storey World Trade Center towers in

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Minoru Yamasaki designed World Trade Center as “beacon of democracy”

September 10, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0

Author Justin Beal has written a book on World Trade Center architect Minoru Yamasaki. Continuing our series marking the anniversary of 9/11 he told us about Yamasaki’s experience designing the building and his influence on architecture. Named Sandfuture, the upcoming book by Beal aims to give an insight into the life and work of the little-known

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