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Foster + Partners unveils “iconic” supertall skyscraper in Kuwait

July 7, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
National Bank of Kuwait Headquarters supertall skyscraper by Foster + Partners

UK architecture studio Foster + Partners has created a distinctive supertall skyscraper for the National Bank of Kuwait Headquarters in Kuwait City. Designed by Foster + Partners to be a landmark in Kuwait’s capital city, the 300-meter-high skyscraper has a rounded form that culminates in a pointed peak. “The new headquarters for the National Bank of Kuwait

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Foster + Partners unveils “iconic” supertall skyscraper in Kuwait

July 7, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
National Bank of Kuwait Headquarters supertall skyscraper by Foster + Partners

UK architecture studio Foster + Partners has created a distinctive supertall skyscraper for the National Bank of Kuwait Headquarters in Kuwait City. Designed by Foster + Partners to be a landmark in Kuwait’s capital city, the 300-meter-high skyscraper has a rounded form that culminates in a pointed peak. “The new headquarters for the National Bank of Kuwait

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Tributes paid to “pioneering and visionary” journalist Marcus Fairs

July 5, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Marcus Fairs

Architects, designers and critics have paid tribute to Dezeen founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs for his “phenomenal contribution to architecture and design publishing”. The design and architecture communities were left shocked by the news of Fairs’ death, with Norman Foster, Thomas Heatherwick, Kelly Hoppen, Es Devlin, Philippe Starck and Olafur Eliasson among the numerous architects and

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Architects and academics accuse UCL of instigating Bartlett “witch-hunt”

July 1, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
The Bartlett

Architects and academics including Amin Taha, Vicky Richardson, Peter Murray and Piers Gough have criticised UCL for releasing a report into the toxic culture at the Bartlett School of Architecture in an open letter. The signatories accuse University College London (UCL), which the Bartlett is a part of, of acting “to preserve its reputation” by conducting

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Google in discussions to make postmodern Thompson Center its Chicago HQ

June 30, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Technology company Google is reportedly in negotiations to buy the Helmut Jahn-designed James R Thompson Center in Chicago. Google is planning to purchase the 17-storey postmodern building in central Chicago as an office space for its growing team based in the city, according to Real estate publication CoStar Group. Although the technology company has not

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Coop Himmelb(l)au was “closest to so-called deconstructivism” says Wolf Prix

June 30, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
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Deconstructivism aimed to break free from the constraints of traditional architectural thinking, says Coop Himmelb(l)au co-founder Wolf Prix in this exclusive interview as part of our deconstructivism series. According to Prix, the Austrian studio set out to “liberate” space, which had previously been constrained by regular geometry. “We have to liberate space because this is

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BIG “connects the past with the present” with Corten extension to Refugee Museum of Denmark

June 29, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Refugee Museum of Denmark by BIG

Architecture studio BIG has connected two former hospital buildings with a curved Corten steel extension to create a museum dedicated to refugees in Oksbøl, Denmark. Located on the site of Denmark’s largest world war two refugee camp in the west of the country, the renovated buildings and connecting extension now form a 1,600-square-metre home for the Refugee

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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners drawing up plans to turn Lloyd’s building into hotel

June 28, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
The Lloyd's building in London by Richard Rogers and Partners (now Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners)

UK studio Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has reportedly been hired to investigate turning its seminal Lloyd’s building in London into a hotel for owners Ping An. The studio, which designed the Grade I-listed building in the early 1980s as the headquarters for Lloyd’s of London, has been hired by the building’s owner to assess

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SOM and Burckhardt+Partner create mass-timber office for UN on Lake Geneva

June 24, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Office for United Nations on Lake Geneva by SOM and Burckhardt+Partner

Architecture studios Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Burckhardt+Partner have unveiled a hybrid mass-timber and concrete office block on the United Nations campus in Geneva. The 24,000-square-metre office was designed for an organisation described by the architecture studios as a “non-profit humanitarian organisation in Geneva”. However, the building appears to be Building H, which is located

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TeamLab reveals “home for infinite curiosity” on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island

June 24, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
TeamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi

Japanese art collective TeamLab has revealed the design for its TeamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi gallery, which will be a permanent venue for its digital art on Saadiyat Island. Conceived by TeamLab as a “home for infinite curiosity”, the building will host immersive artworks designed by the Japanese collective. As the latest cultural venue to be built

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