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MAD Architects plans Hollywood office wrapped with funicular railway

September 24, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
The Star in Hollywood by MAD Architects

Chinese studio MAD Architects has revealed its design for The Star office block in Hollywood, which will incorporate a funicular railway. Shaped like a flattened sphere, the 22-storey office block is proposed for a site at 6061 Sunset Boulevard in the heart of Hollywood, Los Angeles. Named The Star, the building is intended to transform the skyline of Hollywood

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Herzog & de Meuron creates brick extension to its MKM Museum Küppersmühle

September 24, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
MKM Museum Küppersmühle

Swiss architecture studio Herzog & de Meuron has created an extension to the dockside MKM Museum Küppersmühle in Duisburg, Germany. The brick extension adds an additional 2,500 square metres of exhibition space to the MKM Museum Küppersmühle, which is located in a historic grain mill that was originally converted into a museum by Herzog & de Meuron

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“Paris is green with envy” at London’s sustainable policies says Sadiq Khan

September 23, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
London mayor Sadiq Khan

Paris is “jealous” of London’s cycle lanes and is copying London’s green initiatives, according to London mayor Sadiq Khan. Khan, who has been mayor of London since 2016, told Dezeen that he is aiming to make London “the greenest city in the world”. According to Khan, London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone, tree-planting initiatives and cycle

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Ten installations to see at the Chicago Architecture Biennial

September 21, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Chicago Architecture Biennial installations

The Chicago Architecture Biennial has returned to Chicago for its fourth edition with installations by Atelier Bow-Wow and Manuel Herz Architects. Here are 10 must-see projects. Curated by designer David Brown, the biennial contains contributions from over 80 participants hailing from more than 18 countries. These include numerous site-specific installations, many of which have been built

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Time magazine names Kengo Kuma world’s most influential architect

September 20, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Architect Kengo Kuma

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has been named as the only architect in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of 2021. Kuma, who heads up Tokyo-based Kengo Kuma and Associates, was included in the annual ranking of the people the US magazine judges to be the world’s most influential. He was recognised for his

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Amin Taha “speechless” after surprise Stirling Prize shortlisting

September 15, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Amin Taha

Groupwork founder Amin Taha has expressed his surprise at the studio’s 15 Clerkenwell Close project being included on the shortlist for the 2021 Stirling Prize three years after it was removed from consideration due to a planning dispute. Taha’s studio Groupwork has been included in this year’s six-strong Stirling Prize shortlist despite not being one

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London’s Design District officially opens to the public

September 15, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
London's Design District officially opens to the public

The Design District on London’s Greenwich Peninsula has officially opened, with buildings designed by SelgasCano, 6a Architects, Adam Khan Architects, Architecture 00, HNNA, Barozzi Veiga, David Kohn Architects and Mole Architects. Created by developer Knight Dragon, the cluster of workspace buildings aimed at creatives is located near the Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners-designed O2 events arena, also known as the Millennium

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Glenn Murcutt wins 2021 Praemium Imperiale for architecture

September 14, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Praemium Imperiale winner Glenn Murcutt

Australian architect Glenn Murcutt has been named the Praemium Imperiale architecture laureate, an honour awarded annually by the Japan Art Association. Murcutt, who was described in the citation as an “architect ahead of his time”, became the first Australian to win the Praemium Imperiale. Awarded annually, the global arts prize recognises laureates in “fields of achievement

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