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“Appropriate playground for future generations” says commenter

January 11, 2023 Rebecca Grove 0

In this week’s comments update, readers are discussing New Zealand artist Mike Hewson’s public playground, which contains 24 massive rough-hewn bluestone boulders. Sat on what looks like furniture dolleys, the boulders were placed on Southbank Boulevard in Melbourne to create an open environment for children to climb and explore intuitively. Readers were mostly positive about

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Commenter thinks BIG’s Calgary skyscraper has “more a wine bottle than feminine shape”

November 23, 2022 Rebecca Grove 0

In this week’s comments update, readers are discussing Danish architecture studio BIG’s 222-metre-high Telus Sky Tower in Calgary and other top architecture and design stories. The studio revealed photos of the skyscraper, which was completed in 2020, showing its twisted design that was created to signify the shift between the office and residential programs of

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Timber bridge offers visitors 360-degree views of Belgian heathland and forest

November 11, 2022 Rebecca Grove 0

Architecture studios Maat-Ontwerpers and Bart Lens have created a cycle path called Cycling Through the Heathland as part of a tourism cycling network through the Belgium province of Limburg. Located in the Hoge Kempen National Park, the cycle path cuts through the Mechelse Heide heathland – one of the largest areas of heathland in Flanders.

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“Thor’s Hammer flattens another 13-storey parking ramp,” says commenter

November 2, 2022 Rebecca Grove 0

In this week’s comments update, readers are discussing North Carolina architecture studio Duda Paine’s 405 Colorado office building in Austin and other top architecture and design stories. The architecture studio was commissioned to create a parking structure, but realised that the space could be better utilised with an office element on top and was given

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“Thor’s Hammer flattens another 13-storey parking ramp,” says commenter

November 2, 2022 Rebecca Grove 0

In this week’s comments update, readers are discussing North Carolina architecture studio Duda Paine’s 405 Colorado office building in Austin and other top architecture and design stories. The architecture studio was commissioned to create a parking structure, but realised that the space could be better utilised with an office element on top and was given

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Studio Egret West unveils Manchester’s first city centre park for 100 years

September 30, 2022 Rebecca Grove 0

London-based Studio Egret West has designed Mayfield Park in Manchester, which is said to be the city’s first new central park in more than 100 years. The 6.5-acre park was created by the public-private Mayfield Partnership and opened to the public last week. It has been built as part of a neighbourhood containing 1,500 homes,

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“People should start living differently” says commenter

September 14, 2022 Rebecca Grove 0
"The design industry needs to imagine a world where we use less energy, full stop"

In this week’s comments update, readers are discussing Kate Treggiden’s opinion piece on solar and renewable energy and other top architecture and design stories. Architects and designers have a huge part to play in the solar revolution, but they also need to find ways to reduce our energy consumption overall, wrote Making Design Circular founder

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“Humanity isn’t a guinea pig” says commenter

August 3, 2022 Rebecca Grove 0
Saudi Arabia reveals 170-kilometre-long mirrored skyscraper to house nine million people

In this week’s comments update, readers are discussing a video of The Line, a 500-metre-tall, mirror-clad skyscraper that was designed to house nine million people in Saudi Arabia and other top stories. The linear city, which will be 170 kilometres long and 200 metres wide, was launched by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman

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“If this gets built I will eat everybody’s hat” says commenter

July 27, 2022 Rebecca Grove 0
The Line in Saudi Arabia

In this week’s comments update, readers are discussing the recently unveiled visuals of a 500-metre-tall linear city named The Line, which will be built in Saudi Arabia and other top stories. Readers are shocked by the city, which will have mirrored facades and is set to stretch 170 kilometres across northwest Saudi Arabia. Patric Nilsson

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“Fake fruit is just as absurd as fake meat” says commenter

July 13, 2022 Rebecca Grove 0
British-made Ecovado offers low-impact alternative to "unsustainable" avocados

In this week’s comments update, readers are discussing a low-impact alternative to “unsustainable” avocados and other top stories. Central Saint Martins graduate Arina Shokouhi has invented an avocado alternative called Ecovado, which is meant to wean people off the resource-intensive imported fruit. “This could be one solution of many” Readers had mixed feelings about the

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