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520 West 28th wins AZ Award 2019

7 hours 22 minutes ago

520 West 28th has won the AZ Award 2019 in the Residential Architecture (multi-unit) category.

Launched in 2011 by AZURE magazine, the AZ Awards recognise excellence and innovation in design, and showcases the world’s best projects, products and ideas.…

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Liberalism and Developing Countries

7 hours 29 minutes ago

As China rapidly replaces Europe and the USA as the key player in developing countries, the Western press is full of articles about the dangers of dealing with the Chinese. China, it is said, is not liberal and not democratic and hence is not a trustworthy partner in strategic and economic matters. An often cited […]

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Leila Yasmine Khan and Daud Khan

Space-Savvy Tiny Apartment in Poland with Mezzanine Level in Black and White

7 hours 59 minutes ago

52 square meters of space might not seem like much when you are planning for your perfect home. But this gorgeous apartment in Lodz, Poland makes most of the limited room on offer as it adds to the existing room with a smart mezzanine floor. As you enter the apartment designed by 3XEL Architekci, you […]

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Sherry Nothingam

Are Hotels Dangerous? Putting in Context Dominican Republic Tourist Deaths

8 hours 8 minutes ago

I stayed overnight at a motel by the E3.
In my room a smell I’d felt before […]
I stayed overnight in the echoing house.
Many want to come in through the walls
but most of them can´t make it:
they´re overcome by the white hiss of oblivion.
Anonymous singing drowns in the walls
Discreet tappings that don´t want to be heard
drown-out sighs
my old repartees creeping homelessly.

                                              Thomas Tranströmer The Gallery
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Jan Lundius

Nicholas Grimshaw reveals 10 high-tech career highlights

8 hours 31 minutes ago
Nicholas Grimshaw reveals 10 high-tech career highlights

High-tech pioneer Nicholas Grimshaw has stepped down as chairman of his eponymous architecture studio. In this series of movies he talks through 10 highlights that defined his five-decade career. Park Road Apartments, London, UK, 1970 One of Grimshaw's earliest projects, completed while he was working in partnership with Terry Farrell, this 11-storey apartment block overlooking Regent's Park

The post Nicholas Grimshaw reveals 10 high-tech career highlights appeared first on Dezeen.

Tom Ravenscroft

Forresterhill Elective Care Centre moves forward

9 hours 13 minutes ago
NHS Grampian has filed a proposal of application to notice to build a £52m Elective Care Centre within Aberdeen’s Forresterhill campus . Plans by Mackie Ramsay Taylor Architects extend to a new build block and the reconfiguration of existing space to improve capacity. In its report, NHS Grampian wrote: “The proposal will create new, and reconfigure existing,...

This week's top architecture and design jobs include Heatherwick Studio and Ingenhoven Architects

10 hours 9 minutes ago

Our selection of the best opportunities in architecture, interiors and design on Dezeen Jobs this week include Heatherwick Studio and Ingenhoven Architects. Site architect at Heatherwick Studio Heatherwick Studio has an opportunity for a site architect to join its team in Shanghai. The studio teamed up with Foster + Partners to design an arts and culture

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World’s Poorest Nations Weighed Down by Fastest Growing Populations

10 hours 20 minutes ago

With a new report projecting a rise in population, specifically in Asia and Africa, the United Nations has warned that continued rapid population growth presents enormous challenges for sustainable development in the world’s 134 developing nations. Among them, the heaviest impact will be on the 47 least developed countries (LDCs), described as the poorest of […]

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Thalif Deen

Contemporary Guesthouse in Wood and Glass Flows into the Garden

10 hours 20 minutes ago

A guest house that has a distinctly contemporary character and yet seamlessly integrates both with the main house that is more traditional and a lush green garden, the Paddock Brow Guesthouse does it all! Designed by Blee Halligan Architects for a homeowner who traveled a lot before finally coming back to his roots in UK, […]

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Sherry Nothingam

Chinese DG To Lead FAO For 4 Years From 1 Aug 2019

11 hours 3 minutes ago

Qu Dongyu, China’s vice minister for agriculture and rural affairs, was elected to be the next Director-General of FAO, winning a majority of the 191 votes cast in the first round of an election held Sunday. Qu said he will be “committed to the aspirations, mandates and missions of the Organization” and pledged to lead […]

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Smart chest binder promises to ease pain for trans people

11 hours 39 minutes ago
Miles Kilburn Breathe smart binder trans

Transgender men and non-binary people have a safer, more comfortable option for chest binding in the form of Breathe, a smart garment designed by Loughborough University student Miles Kilburn. The student designer created Breathe as his final year project in Loughborough's Industrial Design and Technology course. The product caters to people who practice chest binding,

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Rima Sabina Aouf


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