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This week the Maldives unveiled a floating island city 

July 2, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Colourful houses in the Maldives Floating City

This week on Dezeen, the Maldives revealed its plans to create the “world’s first true floating island city” with 5,000 homes that will rise with the sea. Designed in response to the threat of rising sea levels caused by climate change, the Maldives Floating City will be composed of a series of structures that float

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Snøhetta creates disappearing walkway on Traelvikosen Scenic Route

July 1, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Traelvikosen Scenic Route in Norway

Architecture and design studio Snøhetta has installed a path of stones off the coast of Norway that emerges and disappears with the tide to illustrate “the passing of time”. Located with views of Torghatten mountain in Helgeland, the stepped Traelvikosen Scenic Route installation encourages travellers to slow down and observe nature. Snøhetta’s design comprises 55

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Five architecture and design events in July from Dezeen Events Guide

July 1, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Fashion collection by Katriona Downie

Design fair Nomad, the Royal Academy’s annual architecture lecture and graduate design show New Designers are among the architecture and design events featured in Dezeen Events Guide this month. Other events taking place include the Festival of Place 2022, a one-day summit that is held annually to bring together professionals from across the built environment. The

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Foster + Partners creates Ombú offices in old gas plant in Madrid

June 29, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Exterior of 20th-century gas plant in Madrid

British architecture studio Foster + Partners has inserted a demountable timber structure into a disused gas plant in Madrid, Spain, creating a flexible and tree-lined office building. Named Ombú, the adaptive reuse project was carried out to create a workspace for the Spanish energy company Acciona and save an existing brick building from demolition. The

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Video captures Heatherwick Studio’s jewel-like Glasshouse unfolding

June 28, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Aerial view of Glasshouse by Heatherwick Studio

The glass and metal “sepals” of the sculptural Glasshouse by British designer Thomas Heatherwick can be seen unfolding in this short video filmed at Woolbeding Estate in England. Located in the gardens of the historic property in West Sussex, the Glasshouse is a sculptural and kinetic greenhouse filled with 300 species of subtropical trees and plants.

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Heatherwick Studio creates unfolding Glasshouse for National Trust

June 27, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Aerial view of Glasshouse by Heatherwick Studio

Victorian terrariums informed the design of the Glasshouse, a sculptural and kinetic greenhouse that Thomas Heatherwick’s studio has created on the historic Woolbeding Estate in England. Built for heritage charity National Trust, the conservatory in West Sussex has a pyramidal 10-sided form that opens out like a crown to reveal a variety of subtropical trees

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RIBA names best British buildings for 2022

June 22, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Kiln Place social housing

A Passivhaus school, London social housing and a medieval dining hall are among the winners of the Royal Institute of British Architects’ National Awards for 2022. Twenty-nine buildings were named as winners in this year’s awards, which were established in 1966 to showcase “the extraordinary breadth and brilliance of UK architecture”. “This is a powerful

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Zaha Hadid Architects designs Xi’an cultural centre to echo “meandering valleys”

June 22, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Visual of Jinghe New City Culture & Art Centre in China

British architecture studio Zaha Hadid Architects has released visuals of the Jinghe New City Culture & Art Centre, which win span an eight-lane motorway in Xi’an, China. The proposal, which was the winning entry of a recent competition, is set to be built partly over a road in the new Jinghe New City technology hub to

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Removing staff “only first phase of reform” says Bartlett whistleblower

June 17, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Eleni Kyriacou portrait

Whistleblower Eleni Kyriacou feels “vindicated” by the report into the abusive culture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, but wants the institution to offer victims compensation, she says in this exclusive interview. “I feel vindicated,” designer and activist Kyriacou told Dezeen after the report was published last week. “[I’m] pleased more people are coming forward,

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