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Microscape uses stone-filled cages to update Italian cemetery

April 30, 2020 India Block 0

Cemetery Castel San Gimignano has been renovated by Italian architecture studio Microscape using local limestone stacked in metal baskets. The church of Castel di San Gimignano, a medieval town in the Tuscan countryside, was built before the 14th century. Microscape, a studio based in Lucca, designed the update to its cemetery with as light a

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Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven builds bright red fire station in Antwerp

April 26, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
Fire Station Wilrijk by Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven

Dutch studio Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven has used red glazed bricks to make a new Antwerp fire station stand out. Fire Station Wilrijk is located on a main road, in a neighbourhood to the south of the Belgian city. Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven wanted to make a statement, to help the building quickly develop its own identity,

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Parking UCU / MAPA

April 22, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

In first instance, the parking fulfills a specific function: to host as many vehicles as possible in the least number of meters squared, in the fastest and most efficient way possible. Nevertheless, this project seeks to propose a new parking experience by exceeding the traditional program requirements. The architecture is then the result of an equanimous design process that ponders on the optimization of resources in search for more generous spaces than usual.

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Rozana Montiel builds Mexican incinerators from corrugated-concrete

April 16, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
Habitable Station by Rozana Montiel

Mexican architect Rozana Montiel has developed a “new kind of folded concrete” that is being used to build prefabricated solid-waste furnaces across Mexico. Rozana Montiel’s architecture studio was enlisted to develop a prefabricated furnace that could be quickly rolled out across 17 ports and airports in the country. The studio chose concrete with a rippled texture

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Tram Station Schwabinger Tor / Felix Fischer Architekten

March 29, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

“Schwabinger Tor“ is a newly built city district, acting as a center for its immediate surroundings and as a prelude to central Munich. The Tram-station with its curving canopies acts as a point of identification and a powerful urban exclamation mark for the district, giving a unique character to the city square behind Andaz hotel. Since “Tor” means gate in German, the canopies arch across the tram-tracks thereby letting the trains literally pass through a gate on their way to or from the city.

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AIA task force to offer advice on converting buildings into healthcare facilities

March 27, 2020 Bridget Cogley 0
AIA task force coronavirus pandemic

The American Institute of Architects has launched a task force to consult on how to adapt buildings into healthcare facilities during the coronavirus pandemic. Announced yesterday, the initiative by American Institute of Architects (AIA) was created in response to Covid-19 in the US, which now leads the world in confirmed cases. The task force is

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AIA task force to offer advice on converting buildings into healthcare facilities

March 27, 2020 Bridget Cogley 0
AIA task force coronavirus pandemic

The American Institute of Architects has launched a task force to consult on how to adapt buildings into healthcare facilities during the coronavirus pandemic. Announced yesterday, the initiative by American Institute of Architects (AIA) was created in response to Covid-19 in the US, which now leads the world in confirmed cases. The task force is

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“Instagram-ready” Dubai Creek Footbridge to be built beside world’s tallest structure

March 18, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
Dubai Creek Footbridge by IJP Architects and AKT II in Dubai, UAE

IJP Architects and structural engineer AKT II have unveiled visuals for a two-storey bridge that will be built beside Santiago Calatrava’s Dubai Creek Tower in the UAE. Named Dubai Creek Footbridge, it has been designed by IJP Architects and AKT II with a 145-metre-span over the man-made canal in Dubai Creek Harbour. It will be composed

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Paul Cocksedge to install CLT bridge over Cape Town river

March 16, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
Exploded View CLT bridge by Paul Cocksedge

British designer Paul Cocksedge has unveiled plans to build a cross-laminated timber bridge across the Liesbeek River in Cape Town. London-based Cocksedge plans to use eucalyptus, an invasive tree species in South Africa, to create the Exploded View bridge. By transforming this wood into cross-laminated timber, or CLT, the material becomes much stronger, making it

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