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Heatherwick Studio unveils glass lobby joining High Line condos Lantern House

December 4, 2019 Eleanor Gibson 0
Lobby Pavilion at Lantern House by Thomas Heatherwick

British practice Heatherwick Studio has designed a glass lobby to link its High Line-straddling condo towers with a scooped roof that “barely touches” the park above. Thomas Heatherwick’s studio unveiled the Lobby Pavilion today, to follow the release of new renderings and the project’s name Lantern House earlier this year. The structure will link the two

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Paul Rudolph’s Walker Guest House in coastal Florida goes up for auction

December 3, 2019 Jenna McKnight 0
Walker Guest House by Paul Rudolph

A red “cannonball” pulley system is among the distinctive features of a 1950s beach house by American architect Paul Rudolph that will be auctioned off next week by Sotheby’s. The Walker Guest House is a highlight of a design auction held twice yearly by Sotheby’s, which is headquartered in New York. During the Important Design

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New York City buildings to receive “energy efficiency grade” in 2020

December 2, 2019 Bridget Cogley 0
New York City energy emissions bill 2020

New York City has introduced a bill that will rank and grade large buildings according to their energy efficiency standards. The Local Law 95 implemented by the New York Department of Buildings will require structures that are 25,000 square feet (2,322 square metres) and over to report publicly on their data energy and water use.

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Crystal Palace was “birth of modern architecture” says Norman Foster

November 28, 2019 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Crystal Palace was high-tech architecture says Norman Foster

British architect Norman Foster has revealed that if he could visit any building from history, it would be Crystal Palace, which he cites as a major influence on high-tech architecture. Speaking to Dezeen during an interview for our high-tech architecture series, Foster explained that the modular iron and glass building designed by Joseph Paxton would

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Snøhetta aims to make all its buildings carbon negative within 20 years

November 27, 2019 Marcus Fairs 0
Snøhetta carbon negative pledge

Architect Snøhetta has pledged to only design carbon-negative buildings, meaning their projects will generate more energy than they consume over their lifetime. The firm plans to make the shift over the next twenty years. Snøhetta co-founder Kjetil Thorsen said the firm was making the move because the need to respond to climate change “feels so

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Hunters Point Library slapped with lawsuit for inaccessibility issues

November 26, 2019 Eleanor Gibson 0
Queens Library at Hunter's Point by Steven Holl Architects

Hunters Point Library in New York’s Long Island City by Steven Holl Architects has been hit with a class action lawsuit for its “total disregard” of people with mobility disabilities. Non-profit organisation Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) filed the lawsuit today, claiming the library “was designed and built with a total disregard for adults and children with

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SCI-Arc founding director and “unparalleled” architect Ray Kappe dies aged 92

November 25, 2019 Eleanor Gibson 0

SCI-Arc founding director and celebrated Californian modernist Ray Kappe has passed away aged 92, leaving behind “a body of architecture of the highest level”. Kappe established the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) with his wife Shelly Kappe, Thom Mayne, Jim Stafford, Glen Small, Ahde Lahti and Bill Simonian in 1972. The late architect is

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The Cooper Union catalogues decades of student work including projects by Liz Diller and Daniel Libeskind

November 21, 2019 Bridget Cogley 0
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New York City’s The Cooper Union has created online database The Student Work Collection to collate over 80 years of work produced by former architecture students, with notable alumni including Elizabeth Diller, Daniel Libeskind and Toshiko Mori. Launched this month, The Student Work Collection is an archival website created by The Cooper Union for the Advancement

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Zaha Hadid Architects unveils plans for high-speed train station in Tallinn

November 21, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
Ülemiste terminal by Zaha Hadid Architects and Esplan

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed visuals for a multimodal Ülemiste terminal in Tallinn, Estonia, which will form part of the Rail Baltica high-speed rail network. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects in collaboration with local studio Esplan, the Ülemiste terminal will be the starting point for Rail Baltica – an electrified 540-mile-long railway that will connect

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Olson Kundig unveils Recompose Seattle facility for composting human bodies

November 20, 2019 Bridget Cogley 0
Recompose by Olson Kundig

American firm Olson Kundig Architects has revealed plans for an after-death facility in Seattle where human bodies will be composted and turned into soil. The Seattle studio designed the 18,500-square-foot (1,719-square-metre) centre for Recompose, a company founded by Katrina Spade to offer an alternative to cremation and burial. The Recompose Seattle project follows Washington becoming

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