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César Pelli dies aged 92

July 20, 2019 Tom Ravenscroft 0
César Pelli dies aged 92

Breaking news: Argentine-American César Pelli has died aged 92. The AIA Gold medal-winning architect was best known as the designer of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpa, the world’s former tallest building. Pelli, who was a senior principal of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, passed away on the 19th July 2019. Along with the Petronas Towers, Pelli’s most

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SOM reveals images of stainless steel US Army museum in Virginia

July 19, 2019 Bridget Cogley 0
US Army Museum by SOM

SOM has released exterior and interior building photos of the National Museum of the United States Army, which is nearing completion in Virginia. The stainless steel-clad museum has been designed by American architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), to tell the story of America’s oldest military service. The three-storey building will comprise of five pavilions

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Daniel Libeskind unveils design for Maggie’s Centre in London’s Hampstead

July 18, 2019 India Block 0
Maggie's Centre Hampstead by Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind is the latest architect to design a Maggie’s cancer care centre, releasing visuals of building covered in angled timber louvres that is set to be built in London. The Maggie’s Centre will be located by the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, north London. Prefabricated wooden louvres will form the facade, angled to provide sun shading

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RIBA announces Stirling Prize 2019 shortlist

July 17, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0

An experimental cork house, Grimshaw’s London Bridge Station, and Feilden Fowles Architects’ visitor centre at Yorkshire Sculpture Park are among the projects shortlisted for this year’s Stirling Prize. The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the six finalists vying for the accolade, which is awarded annually to the building judged to have made the greatest

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Steven Holl designs zinc-clad concert hall for Czech Republic

July 17, 2019 India Block 0
A zinc-clad concert hall by Steven Holl Architects and Architecture Acts will cantilever over the 1960s modernist House of Culture in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

A zinc-clad concert hall by Steven Holl Architects and Architecture Acts will cantilever over the 1960s modernist House of Culture in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The competition-winning design features a curving irregular form covered in part with panels of zinc, opening in places with glazed walls that reveal maple-wood interiors. The House of Culture was built

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DezeenChat participants call for design schools to stamp out burnout culture

July 16, 2019 India Block 0
Design schools must stamp out burn-out culture for sake of mental health say students

A burnout culture of “sleep is for the weak” must be stopped in design education for the sake of students’ mental health say #DezeenChat participants. This month, Dezeen asked our followers on Twitter and Instagram if design education is broken, and what could be done to fix it. Readers highlighted a number of issues in

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WilkinsonEyre designs biodome complex for Iceland

July 16, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
The Aldin Biodomes by WilkinsonEyre

Two gently undulating greenhouses will form the Aldin Biodomes complex, which WilkinsonEyre has designed for Elliðaárdalur valley in Iceland. Located on the outskirts of Reykjavik, the greenhouses are being designed by WilkinsonEyre in collaboration with local studio Basalt. The complex is being created to open up the largest green area close to the Icelandic capital to

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Foster + Partners Tulip tower plans nipped in the bud by mayor of London

July 15, 2019 India Block 0
The Tulip by Foster + Partners

Plans for The Tulip, a 305.3-metre-high viewing tower designed by Foster + Partners, have been rejected by London’s mayor Sadiq Khan. Khan rejected the proposal on the grounds that it would provide “very limited public benefit” to the City of London and that it was not the “world class architecture that would be required to justify its

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Henning Larsen completes Iceberg-like opera house in Hangzhou

July 15, 2019 India Block 0
Henning Larsen completes Hangzhou Yuhang Opera

Henning Larsen designed tech white angular volumes of Hangzhou Yuhang Opera, which visitors can climb up, to look like “floes of ice” on a lake. The waterfront performance venue in Hangzhou, China, contains a 1,400-seat auditorium, a 500-seat black box theatre, and an exhibition centre. The white facade of the cultural centre in Hangzhou, China, is punctuated with

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SOM designs concourse terminals for Studio ORD’s Chicago O’Hare airport

July 11, 2019 Bridget Cogley 0
SOM O'Hare Global Terminal satellite concourses

American firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has been selected to design a pair of concourse terminals as part of the major Chicago O’Hare Airport expansion. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) will design two new satellite concourses, measuring 1.2 million square feet (111,483 square metres), to form part of the new O’Hare project, the City of

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