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This week the architects of The Line were named

February 4, 2023 Tom Ravenscroft 0

This week on Dezeen, studios including Adjaye Associates, Morphosis, Studio Fuksas and Coop Himmelb(l)au were named as working on The Line megacity in Saudi Arabia. In total, 12 architecture studios were named in an exhibition on display in Riyadh dedicated to the 170-kilometre-long megacity, which is currently under construction in Saudi Arabia. Alongside Adjaye Associates, Morphosis, Studio Fuksas and Coop Himmelb(l)au, this included Pei Cobb

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Adjaye Associates, UNStudio and Morphosis named among architects working on The Line

January 31, 2023 Tom Ravenscroft 0

International architecture studios including Adjaye Associates, UNStudio, Morphosis, Studio Fuksas and Coop Himmelb(l)au have been named in a Riyadh exhibition as working on The Line megacity in Saudi Arabia. Currently under construction in Saudi Arabia, the 170-kilometre-long megacity is being designed by numerous international studios, with each practice reportedly working on a 500-metre section. Coop

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Tomohito Ushiro designs Tokyo toilet to be “a piece of public art”

January 29, 2023 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Japanese graphic designer Tomohito Ushiro has completed the Hiroo East Park toilet in central Tokyo as the latest addition to the Tokyo Toilet project. Built within the Hiroo East Park, the toilet features a large light panel that circles through 7.9 billion different light patterns, in a reference to the world’s population at the point the project

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OMA creates scenography for Islamic Arts Biennale within SOM-designed Jeddah airport

January 25, 2023 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Architecture studio OMA has designed the backdrop for the inaugural Islamic Arts Biennale, which is being hosted in the Western Hajj Terminal at Jeddah airport, Saudi Arabia. OMA designed the overall identity for the Islamic Arts Biennale, which is being curated by South African architect Sumayya Vally and opened to the public earlier this week. The biennale is being

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Solomon Cordwell Buenz converts neo-gothic Tribune Tower into condos

January 24, 2023 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Architecture studio Solomon Cordwell Buenz has converted Chicago’s iconic Tribune Tower skyscraper into residential apartments. Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) transformed the 34-storey office tower, which was home of the Chicago Tribune newspaper from 1925 until 2018, into 162 condos. Designed by architects John Howell and Raymond Hood, the 463-foot (141-metre) skyscraper was the result of an international competition that

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Marc Newson unveils “trustworthy and sincere” public toilet in Tokyo

January 23, 2023 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Industrial designer Marc Newson has created a public toilet topped with a traditionally shaped copper roof in Shibuya as part of the Tokyo Toilet project. Located under a raised highway to the north of Yoyogi Park in Tokyo, Newson’s structure is the latest to be completed as part of the project that has seen toilets designed by architects including Tadao

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Marc Newson unveils “trustworthy and sincere” public toilet in Tokyo

January 23, 2023 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Industrial designer Marc Newson has created a public toilet topped with a traditionally shaped copper roof in Shibuya as part of the Tokyo Toilet project. Located under a raised highway to the north of Yoyogi Park in Tokyo, Newson’s structure is the latest to be completed as part of the project that has seen toilets designed by architects including Tadao

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Eight buildings disguised as rocks

January 23, 2023 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Following the creation of a cabin in France that was disguised as a large boulder, we round up eight buildings with rock-like forms including prayer halls, museums, theatres and houses. Al Musallah prayer hall, UAE, by CEBRA Danish architecture studio CEBRA created a cave-like prayer centre within a landscape of jagged, rock-like forms in Abu Dhabi. The building rises out

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