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How to Make a Difference through Volunteering with Luke Arehart

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Keller Williams | Luke Arehart Luke Arehart can trace his desire to be an architect to television shows and movies that he watched growing up. He points to the character of Mike Brady from The Brady Bunch as a major inspiration for his portrayal of an architect and father of seven who always held it […]

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Urban Realm

Design review brings order to Bridgeton infill housing

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Thenue housing association and Assist Design have come forward with revised plans for 10 infill flats on Dalmarnock Road, within the Bridgeton Conservation Area of Glasgow. Succeeding an earlier proposal for 12 homes the revised bid adopts a symmetrical brick frontage in step with the roofline of neighbouring tenements. Centred on a slim glass curtain wall denoting the stairwell and...

Glasgow’s office pipeline extended by Carrick Quay approval

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Glasgow City Council has awarded planning in principle for 290,000sq/ft of grade A office space on the Broomielaw spearheaded by the Soller Group. Carrick Square has been designed by Mosaic Architecture + Design to occupy a car park bounded by Carrick Street and Brown Street near Atlantic Quay, forming a new public plaza at the foot of the 14-storey tower. Mosaic director...

New Waverley UK government hub handed over

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New Waverley developer Artisan Real Estate has handed over a key element of its masterplan for the area around d Edinburgh’s Waverley Station with completion of a UK government hub . Located within the Old Town World Heritage site the development provides 190,000sq/ft of floor space within two interlinked office buildings clad in Stanton Moor buff sandstone. Designed by Allan...

Gyle Shopping Centre turns inside out in response to changing retail landscape

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Significant change is on the cards for The Gyle Shopping Centre in Edinburgh with its owners bringing forward plans for the most significant changes to the retail destination since its construction in 1993. Responding to a radically different retail environment as well as the recent addition of a tram stop the proposals seek to turn the mall inside out, ditching the ‘insular’...

New institute to further wedge the University of Glasgow into the west end

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The University of Glasgow has filed plans for the latest slice of its Western Campus vision with detailed plans for the Institute of Health & Wellbeing . Designed by Atkins the institute boasts a prominent location within the masterplan between Byres Road and New University Square, serving as a gateway to the wider campus with active street frontages on all sides and a heavy...

Foster & Partners detail Haymarket proposals

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Foster & partners have brought forward their plans for a major mixed-use scheme at Haymarket in Edinburgh following the abandonment of a prior scheme by Richard Murphy Architects . Acting on behalf of new owners QMile Group and M&G Real Estate the practice seeks to replace the ‘void’ formed by the present gap-site with five new buildings grouped around a large public...

Leith Docks reach for the skies with 338 homes vision

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S1 Developments have evolved ambitious plans to erect 338 flats at Leith Docks on Ocean Drive with the submission of plans for four brick-clad towers ranging in height from 10 to 14 storeys. Skyliner has been designed by architects CDA to a peninsula site sandwiched between the Victoria Quay government buildings and the Ocean Terminal shopping centre and will include two commercial...

Anderson Bell + Christie become the latest practice to embrace employee ownership

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Anderson Bell + Christie Architects have become the latest business to embrace employee ownership with an announcement that 100% of the company’s shares have been transferred to an Employee Ownership Trust. First formed back in the 1990s as a partnership between Karen Anderson and David Christie. A later succession in 2012 saw a new team led by Adam Bell, Bruce Brebner and Stephen...

Anderson Bell + Christie embrace employee ownership

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Anderson Bell + Christie Architects have become the latest business to embrace employee ownership with an announcement that 100% of the company’s shares have been transferred to an Employee Ownership Trust. First formed back in the 1990s as a partnership between Karen Anderson and David Christie. A later succession in 2012 saw a new team led by Adam Bell, Bruce Brebner and Stephen...

Aberdeen to commence ‘Hall of Heroes’ museum revamp

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Aberdeen City Council is to kick-start renovation of the A-listed provost Skene’s House as a new visitor attraction next month as part of efforts to revitalise the city centre. The council’s own in-house building team will oversee a raft of repairs including re-slating the roof and replacing rotten timbers to allow a full internal fit-out to take place, with delivery taking...

Technology-enabled homes earmarked for former Blantyre school

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South Lanarkshire Council has lodged plans to build 45 homes together with a community and care facility at the former St Joseph’s Primary School in Blantyre. This plan calls for the erection of terraced houses and three blocks of flats together with a two storey community care facility along the northwestern edge of the brownfield site, forming an ‘avenue’ to connect...

Tenants sought for speculative Atlantic Square office block

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Occupiers are being sought for 96,649sq/ft office spread across two self-contained blocks currently under construction in Glasgow’s financial services district, ahead of their completion in 2020. Building two comprises of spaces spread over six upper floors with access from York Street, with a new archway punched through a retained façade on James Watt Street offering access to...

Start-up offers ‘client buddies’ & VR to combat ‘dysfunctional’ architecture

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A Glasgow start-up describing itself as the Uber of architecture has launched with a mission to transform residential architecture by offering free automated online consultations to homeowners. HOKO Design employs a team of six in Bridgeton and is already involved in 15 live projects with the aim of reducing costs for clients and architects by digitising fees, contracts and drawings. This...

Backers sought for speculative Glasgow hotel

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Potential tenants or purchasers are being invited to get behind a 160-bed hotel venture within Glasgow city centre, immediately opposite Queen Street Station, which was granted planning consent last year. New graphics depict how Dale House could be replaced by a seven storey new build structure complete with 16,000sq/ft of ground and mezzanine retail and restaurant space – although...

Portobello homes target Swift renaissance

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A housing development in Portobello is being promoted as an attractive nesting site for birds thanks to its use of swift bricks. Specified by Barratt Homes the scheme comes in response to an RSPBV study which identified the city as one of ten UK locations where swift numbers and nesting sites have experienced the sharpest declines. The Strand at Portobello, designed by EMA Architects,...

Passivhaus Parkhead homes to energise Springfield Cross

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West of Scotland Housing Association has confirmed their intent to build 36 Passivhaus standard homes at Springfield Cross, Parkhead, later in the year with a planning application declaring their intent. Occupying a brownfield site at the junction of London and Springfield Road’s the homes would sit next to the Emirates Arena to a design by Robert Potter & Partners. Arranged...

2019 Scottish Design Award nominees named

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Urban Realm magazine is drawing together Scotland’s architecture and design communities for a 22nd year with the publication of all shortlisted work for the 2019 Scottish Design Awards, the only awards programme to span the design sector as a whole. Two days of passionate debate saw hundreds of entries whittled down to a chosen few to battle it out in a heated summer contest to...

Sanctuary press ahead with 130 Paisley properties

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Sanctuary Homes, working with Mast Architects, are to deliver 130 affordable homes at Glenburn , Paisley, after requesting permission from Renfrewshire Council. Replacing an area of cleared tenements dating from the 1950s the regeneration will deliver a variety of homes all built to Housing for Varying needs and Lifetime Homes standards, including eight wheelchair adaptable properties....

Infill flats to bookend Restalrig tenement

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Johnston Harris Architects have filed plans to replace a pub in the Restalrig area of Edinburgh with a ‘bookend’ development of seven flats. The unlisted ‘ Bunch O’Roses ’ will be demolished to make way for the six-level scheme, masking a rendered gable with an ordered brick façade and metal clad upper level to provide appropriate punctuation to the...

Celtic pitch plans for Barrowfield training ground expansion

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Celtic Football Club is to embark on a significant redevelopment of their Barrowfield training ground in Glasgow’s east end, including a purpose-built indoor arena complete with a FIFA endorsed artificial pitch. This would provide the club with all-weather training facilities as well as twin outdoor grass pitches and a pair of indoor and outdoor artificial pitches and an outdoor...
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Ghana: Gama Needs More Funding-Project Coordinator

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[Ghanaian Times] With barely one year to the completion of the World Bank $150 million funded project for the provision of water and toilet facilities to low income communities in Greater Accra, the project coordinator has appealed for additional funding to sustain it.
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South Africa: Vehicles Torched As Philippi East Residents Demand Toilets

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[GroundUp] Three vehicles including a Golden Arrow bus were set alight during a protest in Philippi East on Wednesday morning. Residents from Siyangena, a new settlement which started in February last year are demanding basic services, and are alleged to have been responsible. The protest was triggered by the removal of illegal connections by a security company.

South Africa: After Months of Pain, a Truce - and Six Reopened Soweto Taxi Ranks

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[Daily Maverick] Jacob Mamabolo, newly installed Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC, has signed an agreement with Nancefield Dube West Taxi Association and Witwatersrand Taxi Association for the reopening of taxi ranks and routes that were closed by violence in early March. The department plans to conduct an investigation into routes and is confident that the agreement will be implemented.
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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought – “Let’s Grow the Future Together”

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One third of the planet’s land surface is under the threat of desertification, impacting over 250 million people. Although Africa remains the most affected continent, we are witnessing an alarming shift globally:  30% of the United States for example is affected by desertification, one quarter of the land in Latin America and the Caribbean is […]

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IPS World Desk

At the intersection of conflict, climate change and energy access

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With the advent of the 21st century, there has been a steady rise in energy access all around the globe. For the first time ever, the total number of people without access to electricity fell below 1 billion in 2017 according to the International Energy Agency. Despite the increase in the pace of electrification, 13 […]

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Tarannum Sahar

Asia-Pacific Region Falters on UN Development Goals

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UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a Chatham House meeting in London last week that the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), one of the legacies of the late Secretary-General Kofi Annan, “spawned tremendous progress” in the battle against poverty worldwide. She pointed out that the number of people living on less than $1.25 a day […]

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Thalif Deen

Dignity & Strength for Venezuelan Refugees & Migrants in Colombia

3 days 22 hours ago

Not long ago, 15-year-old Nelsmar attended a middle-class school in central Venezuela. That was before her family was uprooted by the economic and humanitarian crisis in her country, which has pushed nearly 3.9 million persons to migrate or flee, according to recent estimates of the Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela. Nelsmar’s family […]

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Tomer Urwicz and Liliana Arias Salgado

The Storm is Over, But in Southern Africa, Cyclone Idai Continues to Rage for Women and Girls

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In late March Cyclone Idai carved a path of devastation across Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Malawi.  It was the deadliest cyclone to hit the region in more than a century, others have even referred to it as “Africa’s Hurricane Katrina.” More than 1,000 people were killed. Many more saw their homes, food crops, and even entire […]

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Edinah Masiyiwa

Cities of Light are Providing Safe Havens to Refugees

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While cities around the world have been providing safe havens to refugees, a few US cities in the Upstate New York region have been integrating refugees and asylum-seekers into their communities. Specifically, the towns of Utica, Buffalo and Syracuse, are welcoming refugees to live and work. These towns share a border with Canada and so […]

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Emily Thampoe

Burmese Muslims: Still looking for a permanent home!

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They are thought to be the world’s most persecuted refugees. It is also argued that they are one of the most forgotten too. Some five year ago I saw and met hundreds of inmates from Burma in a Jeddah prison. Thousands of Burmese Muslims from Arakan – often called Rohingyas – were offered a safe […]

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Syed Neaz Ahmad FRSA

The Forgotten Migrants of Central America

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Rural and indigenous populations in countries like Guatemala and Honduras are increasingly on the move – either migrating internally or to neighbouring countries. But the focus on these populations has been limited, leaving them forgotten and marginalized as they continue to be disproportionately affected by climate change. The disappearance of farmlands and unreliability of crops […]

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Caley Pigliucci

Uganda’s Rare Tree Climbing Lions and Endangered Primates Threatened By Climate Change

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As climate change leads to increased temperatures in East Africa, a thicket of invasive thorny trees with the ability to withstand harsh climatic conditions have begun threatening Uganda’s second-largest park, home to a rare breed of tree climbing lions and one of the highest concentrations of primates in the world. The Queen Elizabeth National Park […]

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Wambi Michael

An Uncertain Future for Palestinian Refugees

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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has been forced to justify its existence at the United Nations ahead of a pledging conference later this month. UNRWA came under fire by Jason Greenblatt, US Special Envoy for International Negotiations, at a Security Council meeting late last month. […]

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Charlotte Munns

15 shortlisted participants of the Greenpreneurs 2019 program to take part in a 12-week global competition

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SEOUL, Republic of Korea  (GGGI) – Out of more than 200 participants, 15 were shortlisted from GGGI’s Member countries and countries where GGGI has operations, including Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Morocco, Nepal, the Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, the UAE, and Vanuatu. This year, GGGI is pleased to have a variety of project ideas designed to […]

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GGGI

Displaced in South Sudan – A journey of 1,000 kilometers

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(UNOCHA) – Conflict, hunger and disease forced nearly 700,000 people to flee South Sudan to become refugees in neighbouring countries in 2017. More than 70 percent of those fled in the first half of 2017, when multiple military offensives occurred in Upper Nile, Unity, Jonglei, and the Greater Equatoria region. Since 2013, over 4.2 million […]

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UNOCHA

Driving Financialization

6 days ago

The emergence and growth of financialization from the 1980s has been driven by several factors operating at various levels – national and international, ideological and political, and of course, technological. The 1971 collapse of the Bretton Woods (BW) international monetary system arguably paved the way for financial globalization. Cross-border financing The BW dollar-gold standard had […]

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Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Michael Lim Mah Hui

Wealth and Power: Andrej Babiš and Donald J. Trump

6 days ago

When I recently visited the Czech Republic I noticed an increasing Czech opposition against their wealthy Prime Minister. Andrej Babiš has been endowed with the nickname Babisconi since he, like the former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, is accused of purchasing and using various means of communication for his own propaganda purposes. Apparently, this endeavour […]

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Jan Lundius

Duel at the Shangri-La dialogue: Implications for us all

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(The Daily Star) – The Annual Jamboree of global defence leaders at the Shangri La Dialogue in Singapore is much more than just a talkathon. Amidst the wining and dining, and in the chambers and corridors, policymakers and thought leaders get the opportunity to interact with one another intensely over a weekend. They try to […]

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Useless is a digital directory for London's zero-waste shops

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USELESS by Nice and Serious is a digital directory for London's zero-waste shops

Ethical creative agency Nice and Serious has developed an online platform that directs Londoners to their closest zero-waste shops and offers tips on how to reduce your reliance on plastics. Useless is described by its creators as "London's first digital directory that is dedicated exclusively to showcasing the capital's zero-waste shops". The website features an

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Alyn Griffiths

TRIAS Architects raises timber Three Piece House on a red brick base

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Three Piece House but Studio TRIAS

A trio of timber-clad bungalows by TRIAS Architects form Three Piece House in Stockton, Australia, which is raised on a reclaimed brick base to protect it from the sea. Sydney-based TRIAS Architects designed Three Piece House for a family in New South Wales as a simple, single-storey dwelling close to the coast, where there are

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Jon Astbury

Mason Studio designs Kimpton Saint George hotel as "homage to Toronto"

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Canadian firm Mason Studio has designed this hotel in Toronto to feature an abundance of local flavour, including decorative archways and a nod to the city's famous albino squirrels. Located within a former Holiday Inn in the city's trendy Annex neighbourhood, the 188-room property marks the first outpost of the Kimpton hotel branch in Canada.

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Paul Jebara

Solo Arquitetos builds Brazilian holiday home Casa do Lago using reclaimed bricks and local stones

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Lake house in Brazil by Solo Arquitectos

Brazilian firm Solo Arquitetos sourced red-hued stones from a local quarry and repurposed bricks from a defunct factory to build this vacation home near Brazil's Paranapanema river. The holiday home is located in Alvorada do Sul, a small municipality roughly 500 kilometres from São Paulo. The owners previously owned a factory, which was demolished and provided

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James Brillon

Kappland Arkitekter perches Cabin Stokkøya on rugged landscape of Norwegian island

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Cabin Stokkøya by Kappland Arkitekter

A wooden hillside cabin on the island of Stokkøya, Norway, by Kappland Arkitekter is spread over multiple levels expansive views out to the surrounding countryside. Cabin Stokkøya was designed to focus on two contrasting landscapes – out towards the sea to the west, and back at the dramatic green scenery to the east. Designed by

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Jon Astbury

Jasper Morrison curates collection of designer benches for Fiskars Village Biennale

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Jasper Morrison curates collection of designer benches for Finnish biennale

Jasper Morrison has enlisted 18 designers including Martino Gamper, Inga Sempé and Cecilie Manz to create benches for Fiskars Village in Finland, for its inaugural art and design biennale. The London-based designer was invited by the organisers of the Fiskars Village Biennale to curate the installation, which involved placing public benches along the banks of

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Alyn Griffiths

Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter creates Lyceum apartments within former university labs

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Lyceum apartments by Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter

Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter has transformed the former Pharmaceutical Institute at the Old Technical College in Stockholm into light-filled apartments that feature historic decor details. Designed by Swedish architect Gustaf Dahl in 1896, the heritage listed building has been renamed Lyceum and now contains 39 spacious flats with interiors that nod to its past life as

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Lizzie Crook

HW-Studio steps Casa Ja down a slope in central Mexico

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JA House in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico by HW Studio

Architecture practice HW-Studio took cues from the steps and plazas found in traditional Spanish architecture to design this residence in central Mexico. Located in Morelia, a historic town in the province of Michoacan, the houses staggers down its sloped site to create a "horizontal line that highlights the sky and the mountains in the background". 

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James Brillon

Bandido Studio coats Aura lamp with Mexican enamel

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Aura lighting fixtures by Bandido Studio

Mexican designer Bandido Studio has created a pendant lamp with a textured charcoal grey surface created by heating up black enamel. Puebla-based Bandido Studio created Aura's deliberately imperfect surface by heating a Mexican Peltre enamel coating to upwards of 700 degrees Celsius. The result is a departure from the studio's previous matt and glossy finished metal lighting

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David Braha

Ian Moore Architects converts Sydney warehouse into light-filled home and laboratory

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Redfern Warehouse by Ian Moor Architects

Ian Moore Architects has converted an old industrial building in Sydney to create Redfern Warehouse, combining a four bedroom house, an equine genetics laboratory and a garage for classic cars. The brick exterior of the two-storey converted warehouse, located in the suburb of Redfern, remains largely untouched. But its interior has been expanded and reconfigured.

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Jon Astbury

AMO creates blue-lit runway in Shanghai's Silo Hall for Prada menswear show

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A huge converted grain silo in Shanghai was the setting for Prada's 2020 Spring Summer menswear show, designed by AMO as a hall of futuristic neon lights. The show took place on 6 June at Silo Hall, Asia's largest silo building. A powerful reminder of Shanghai's industrial heritage, the building provided an appropriate backdrop for Prada's

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Natashah Hitti

This week, Sagrada Familia finally got a building permit

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Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Familia gets building permit after 137 years

This week on Dezeen, Sagrada Familia was granted its first building permit, after 137 years of construction, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Hill House was encased in a protective chainmail. The permit given to Barcelona's renowned Sagrada Familia will last until 2026 to allow builders to finally complete the basilica, which has been under construction since 1882.

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Natasha Levy

10 bunker-like houses in Japan that offer total privacy

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Kamiuma House by Chop + Archi

Japanese houses come in all shapes and sizes, but privacy is always a big concern. Here are 10 that offer their residents complete seclusion, from an angular concrete bunker to a seemingly windowless box. Kamiuma House by Chop + Archi  This monolithic house is designed to fill a challenging triangle-shaped plot in Tokyo, and uses

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Lizzie Crook

Yabu Pushelberg designs blush-pink Goop pop-up in Toronto

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Goop Toronto by Yabu Pushelberg

Canadian design firm Yabu Pushelberg has created a pink and cream pop-up store for Goop in its home city of Toronto with rustic accents designed to encapsulate the brand's identity. Goop MRKT Toronto is a temporary brick-and-mortar store for Gwyneth Paltrow's brand Goop, which offers a range of beauty products, home goods and clothing for sale.

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Bridget Cogley

Carlo Ratti imagines how Boulevard Périphérique in Paris will look in 2050

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New Deal for Paris roads by Carlo Ratti

Paris' famous Périphérique ring road could have its car lanes slashed by half and replaced by a playground in the switch to driverless cars, says Carlo Ratti. The Italian architect, who is one of the world's leading voices on technology in urban environments, has explored how Paris could adapt its roads to an autonomous, electric

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Rima Sabina Aouf

Morales Finch converts old Scottish barn into artist's residence and studio

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Aviemore studio by Morales Finch

Belgian studio Morales Finch has transformed a 200-year-old barn in the Scottish Highlands into a studio for a painter and other artists in residence, called Aviemore Studio. The former agricultural store is located beside the Spey River, on the outskirts of the town of Aviemore. As one of the most sparsely populated regions in Europe,

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Tomek Zylski

Perkins+Will creates "Instagram-ready" spaces in Unilever's New Jersey campus

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Unilever headquarters in New Jersey-by Perkins+Will

Perkins+Will has overhauled the North American headquarters of consumer goods company Unilever, with new communal areas designed to help employees forget they're in a suburban office park. British-Dutch manufacturer Unilever has long had its North American headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, just across the river from New York City. But increasingly, the company has

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Jenna McKnight

Call for entries to MADE Labs' architecture and design training programme

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Call for entries to MADE Labs' architecture and design training programme

Dezeen promotion: architects and designers are invited to register to MADE Labs' architecture and design training programme, which takes place in Sicily throughout July and August. Now in its third year, MADE Labs is the educational initiative of the Mediterranean Arts & Design (MADE) Program, which aims to offer high quality and affordable training programmes

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ICADA intentionally puts holes in roof of small wooden house in Japan

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Knothole House by ICADA

Wood knotholes are typically a sign of poverty in Japanese architecture, but ICADA has used them to create a unique lighting effect in Knothole House. ICADA founders Masaaki Iwamoto and Nariaki Chigusa wanted to show that "poor is more" with this small wooden house. They used knotholes – typically found in cheap wood – to

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