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MVRDV designs photovoltaic-covered office for Taipower in Taiwan

January 19, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Exterior of Sun Rock office

Architecture studio MVRDV has released visuals of Sun Rock, a self-sufficient office and operations facility it has designed in Taiwan for the government-owned power company Taipower. Located at the Changhua Coastal Industrial Park near Taichung, the building will be covered in angled photovoltaics and used to store and maintain sustainable energy equipment. Sun Rock will

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Mies van der Rohe Award 2022 shortlist revealed

January 18, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
Student residence in France by Baukunst and Bruther

David Chipperfield’s restoration of Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie, a memorial park on the site of a former synagogue and a visitor centre by Dorte Mandrup are among the 40 European projects shortlisted for this year’s Mies van der Rohe Award. The biannual European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award is named

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Milan’s L’Innesto development to provide net-zero social housing

January 18, 2022 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Render of public square at L'Innesto development in Milan showing a Circular Economy District sign on a building on the left and mid-rise buildings in the background

Architecture studio Barreca & La Varra has designed a social housing project for Milan called L’Innesto, which will be carbon-neutral and encourage community self-management through shared spaces. L’Innesto Milan is one of the winners of the Reinventing Cities global urban development competition, and Barreca & La Varra is aiming to make it the first zero-carbon

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Dezeen Jobs posted a record 3,600 vacancies in 2021 as the recruitment market booms

January 18, 2022 Alice Laycock 0
People gathered around a table in office setting

Happy new year from Dezeen Jobs! Last year we helped 1,760 companies with their recruitment needs, confirming our position as the world’s most vibrant architecture and design jobs board. The bumper year saw 3,593 positions advertised in 56 countries around the world. With many companies saying that finding staff is their key challenge at the

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Google buys Renzo Piano’s Central Saint Giles as London office

January 17, 2022 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Central Saint Giles development in London purchased by Google

Search engine company Google has purchased the Renzo Piano-designed Central Saint Giles development in London for £730 million, as it commits to a future of physical office working. The technology giant has agreed to buy Central Saint Giles, where it has rented office space since 2012, from the Legal & General Group and Mitsubishi Estate.

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Antepavilion postponed indefinitely after planning appeal decision

January 17, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Planning in London

This year’s Antepavilion in London will not go ahead as planned, said organisers, after a planning inquiry failed to resolve a dispute with the local council. Russell Gray of Shiva, the organiser and sponsor of arts charity Antepavilion, told Dezeen that the contest had been postponed while he seeks support from Hackney Council. “It’s in Hackney’s

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This week Bjarke Ingels discussed how to revolutionise the housing sector

January 15, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
bjarke ingels founds home design company

This week on Dezeen, Danish architect Bjarke Ingels spoke about his housing startup Nabr and how it plans to address “systemic” failures of housing. According to Ingels, who is the founder of architecture studio BIG and co-founder of Nabr, the “consumer-first housing company” wants to fundamentally transform the housing industry. Nabr will do so by

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52-storey Morris + Company tower delayed amid fire brigade concerns over single staircase

January 14, 2022 Nat Barker 0
Cuba Street by Morris + Company

A planning application for a 52-storey tower in London’s Canary Wharf designed by Morris + Company has been delayed just hours before it was due to be determined amid fire brigade concerns over safety. The 172-metre residential skyscraper on Cuba Street would only have one staircase under its current design. Tower Hamlets Council’s strategic development

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Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill dies aged 82

January 14, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Ricardo Bofill portrait

Breaking news: Ricardo Bofill, the Spanish architect behind the Walden 7 apartment building in Catalonia, has passed away at the age of 82. The news of Bofill’s death today was announced by his studio Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura (RBTA), which shared three old portraits of the architect on its Instagram. Bofill founded his studio

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Designboom acquired by rival online architecture platform Architonic ArchDaily

January 13, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
ArchDaily purchases Designboom

The group comprising products database Architonic and architecture news website ArchDaily has acquired rival design website Designboom. Designboom announced today that it had “joined forces” with ArchDaily and Architonic to create an organisation that will be known as DAAily Platforms. The acquisition follows Architonic’s purchase of ArchDaily in 2020. “We are united by our shared values”

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