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Sam Jacob Studio adds “ambiguity and mystery” to ArtReview events space

April 13, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
ArtReview event space by Sam Jacob Studio

Architecture practice Sam Jacob Studio has built an office, bar and events space for the ArtReview magazine in London that includes a pair of revamped Mies van der Rohe armchairs. Designed for ArtReview to be used both as an office and for talks or screenings, the space occupies the ground floor and basement of a Victorian

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JKMM Architects extends 1980s library to create “public living room” for Kirkkonummi

April 13, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Kirkkonummi library by JKMM Architects

Helsinki-based JKMM Architects has renovated and extended a library named Fyyri in the Finnish town of Kirkkonummi. The studio doubled the size of the previous library and wrapped it entirely in a copper facade to create a counterpoint to the town’s medieval stone church. “The core urban concept was to design a modern counterpart to the neighbouring

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This week Abiboo envisioned a city on Mars for quarter of a million people

April 10, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Mars city

This week on Dezeen, a video fly-through showed architecture studio Abiboo’s proposal for Nüwa city, which was designed to be the first permanent city on Mars. The city, which was envisioned to house up to 250,000 people, would be embedded into a cliff face. It was designed by Abiboo for non-profit organisation the Mars Society to be a self sufficient and

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Carmody Groarke creates “intriguing atmospheric” entrance to Science and Industry Museum

April 8, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Science and Industry Museum in Manchester by Carmody Groarke

Architecture studio Carmody Groarke has designed a lower-level entrance and gallery space at a science museum in Manchester, UK. Envisioned as the first part of the Science and Industry Museum’s long-term renovation plan, Carmody Groarke revamped the institution’s lowest floor adding a Special Exhibitions Gallery, foyer and additional visitor entrance. The entrance on the lower ground floor of the

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Watch a fly-through of Mars city designed for quarter of a million people

April 8, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Mars city

This video shows a fly-through of Nüwa, which has been designed by architecture studio ABIBOO to be the first permanent city on Mars. Powered by solar energy and growing its own food, the self-sustaining city of Nüwa would be built into a cliff face on Mars. According to its architect, ABIBOO founder Alfredo Munoz, the city

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ABIBOO envisions cliff-face city as “future capital of Mars”

April 7, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Architecture studio ABIBOO has designed the concept for a self-sufficient city on Mars named Nüwa that could be built in 2054. Its architect explains the project to Dezeen. Set within a cliff on Mars, Nüwa was designed for non-profit organisation the Mars Society to be the first permanent settlement on Mars. The vertical settlement, which could eventually house 250,000

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Architecture highlights from northeast Africa include projects from Sudan and Somalia

April 7, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0

In the fourth part of our collaboration with Dom Publishers, the editors of the Sub-Saharan Africa Architectural Guide pick their architectural highlights from countries in northeast Africa. With contributions from nearly 350 authors, the Sub-Saharan Africa Architectural Guide aims to be a comprehensive guide to architecture in the African countries that lie south of the

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Architecture highlights from northeast Africa include projects from Sudan and Somalia

April 7, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0

In the fourth part of our collaboration with Dom Publishers, the editors of the Sub-Saharan Africa Architectural Guide pick their architectural highlights from countries in northeast Africa. With contributions from nearly 350 authors, the Sub-Saharan Africa Architectural Guide aims to be a comprehensive guide to architecture in the African countries that lie south of the

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Ten bright kitchens that are flooded with natural light

April 3, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Akari House, Spain, by Mas-aqui

In the first of a trio of spring lookbooks this Easter weekend, we’ve selected ten bright kitchens that are flooded with light from wide windows, skylights and full-height glass doors. This is the latest roundup in our Dezeen Lookbooks series providing visual inspiration for the home. Previous articles in the series feature inspiring outdoor living spaces, calming green kitchens,

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WT Architecture’s glass writer’s studio creates “sense of being almost outdoors”

April 1, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
WT Architecture writer's studio glasshouse Edinburgh

Scottish studio WT Architecture has created a glasshouse in Edinburgh as a writer’s studio in the garden of a Victorian villa. Built to replace a dilapidated Victorian glasshouse, the studio was designed to replicate the simplicity and feeling of the original building, but make it suitable for regular use by the pair of client writers.

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