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Foster + Partners’ One Beverly Hills masterplan includes luxury hotel and lush gardens

July 6, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
One Beverly Hills by Foster + Partners

British firm Foster + Partners has unveiled a masterplan for a site in Beverly Hills that will include plant-covered residences and elevated botanical gardens. Unveiled by developers Alagem Capital Group and Cain International, One Beverly Hills is designed for a 17.5 acre (seven hectare) site that is home to the Beverly Hilton and Waldorf Astoria

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Blueprint magazine ends print edition after 37 years and 369 issues

July 6, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Blueprint magazine ends print edition after 37 years and 369 issues

Influential architecture and design magazine Blueprint has published its last print edition in its current bi-monthly format and is set to launch a “reimagined version” later this year. Blueprint magazine, which was launched in 1983 by Peter Murray and Deyan Sudjic, will not continue in its current printed format as the brand focuses on investing in

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AA director Eva Franch i Gilabert suffers vote of no confidence

July 3, 2020 India Block 0
Eva Franch i Gilabert

Director of the Architectural Association Eva Franch i Gilabert has lost a vote of confidence as students and staff at the UK school voted down her five-year plan for the institution, prompting outrage from academics and architects. On 29 June, 80 per cent of the Architectural Association (AA) community members voted against Franch i Gilabert’s

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This week, Kengo Kuma designed a chicken coop

June 27, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0

This week on Dezeen, Kengo Kuma’s studio designed a blackened-wood chicken coop in Mexico, while Airbnb’s co-founder declared that “travel as we knew it is over”. Kengo Kuma and Associates built the coop at the Casa Wabi arts foundation in Puerto Escondido, Mexico, for chickens that will provide eggs for the community’s residents. According to the studio the coop

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London mayor to vacate Foster + Partners-designed City Hall

June 24, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
London mayor to vacate Foster + Partners-designed City Hall

London mayor Sadiq Khan has announced that City Hall may be relocated from its Foster + Partners-designed home alongside the Thames to the docklands area of the city as part of coronavirus cost-cutting measures. Khan is planning to move the mayor’s office and the Greater London Authority (GLA) to the WilkinsonEyre-designed The Crystal building, which is located near

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“Travel as we knew it is over” says Airbnb co-founder

June 23, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky

The travel and tourism industries will be changed forever by the coronavirus pandemic with less focus on major tourist destinations, says Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky. “Travel as we knew it is over,” Chesky told American news channel CNBC during an interview with Deirdre Bosa. “It doesn’t mean travel is over, just the travel we knew

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OMA unveils Feyenoord Stadium design

June 23, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Feyenoord Stadium by OMA and LOLA Landscape Architects

Dutch architecture studio OMA and landscape architect LOLA have revealed the updated design for the 63,000-seater Feyenoord Stadium, which will be the largest stadium in the Netherlands. The stadium, which will become the new home for top-tier Dutch football club Feyenoord, will be located alongside the Nieuwe Maas river as part of OMA’s masterplan for the

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This week, designers heralded a sustainable future

June 20, 2020 India Block 0

This week on Dezeen, Parley for the Oceans founder Cyrill Gutsch predicted we’ll have pollution-eliminating biofabricated materials with the decade, and Arrival launched an electric bus. Speaking to Dezeen as part of Virtual Design Festival, Gutsch said the only solution to plastic pollution is to develop sustainable alternatives. “The future is about materials that are

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Physical workplaces important for “preventing the loneliness epidemic in an increasingly digital world” says Vitra

June 18, 2020 Marcus Fairs 0
The Road Back to the Office research papers published by furniture brand Vitra

Offices will remain crucial places for creativity and combatting loneliness but will change dramatically in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to research by Vitra published today as part of VDF’s collaboration with the furniture brand. The first two of a series of e-papers on the post-pandemic office, uploaded to the brand’s website last

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