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¡Mujeres en Arquitectura! with Gloria and Graciela

5 days 23 hours ago

The guests of today´s podcast, architects Gloria Kloter and Graciela Carrillo talk about their past, how they arrived in the United States, the difficulties they had while trying to establish themselves as architects, and all the professional achievements they have achieved due to their tenacity. Graciela arrives in New York from Colombia, seeking safety after […]

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Michael Riscica

Good Morning to Greatness with Chad Diamond Dann

2 weeks ago

In today’s episode, Chad talks about his experiences following and filming your host, Mike Riscica, including his personal highlights from the Young Architect Conference. He also discusses what he’s excited about right now and the meaning behind his saying, “good morning to greatness.” Grindstone Films | Chad Diamond Dann As a child living in upstate […]

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Finding the Bright Side with John Maternoski

2 weeks 2 days ago

In today’s episode, John Maternoski joins the podcast to talk about his architecture career and what he’s learned along the way. Portland Design Pup | John Maternoski When John Maternoski was a child, his dream was to be a meteorologist. He was interested in the details of how weather worked and what caused storms and […]

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Michael Riscica

Knowing Your Core Values with Mandy Freeland

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AIA | Mandy Freeland   Today’s guest is Mandy Freeland, an architect with her own business in Bakersfield, California. Mandy is a past Vice President and President of AIA Golden Empire.  In today’s episode, Mandy talks about her roots and how experiences in her childhood led her into a career in architecture. Mandy was born in […]

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CALA launch 118 Kirkintilloch homes

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CALA Homes are to bring 118 homes to Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire, with the launch of a mixture of flats, homes and townhouses collectively named Beatrice Meadows. The homes have been designed to the housebuilders ‘light and space’ standards which marry open-plan layouts with the prioritization of natural light. Liana Canavan, sales and marketing director at CALA Homes...

A former garage gives ground to 50 car-free Govanhill homes

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An Arnold Clark garage in Glasgow’s Govanhill is to make way for 50 car-free homes after planners gave the nod to a cycle-friendly development that contains just 19 unallocated visitor bays. Backed by AS Homes and Southside Housing Association the Allison Street project has been designed by George Buchanan Architects to capitalise on planning policy which prioritises...

Moffat craft whisky distillery boosts Dark Sky Park draw

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Organic Architects have brought forward plans for a craft distillery and visitor centre at Old Carlisle Road, Moffat, on behalf of Dark Sky Spirits. Incorporating a small shop and tasting room the facility is planned for vacant land to the south of the town and will adopt an agricultural character with a feature gable providing housing distillation equipment. Finished in black stained...

Townhouse living comes to Maryhill Locks

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Bigg Regeneration has completed the fourth phase of its Maryhill Locks masterplan with the release of 33 townhouses on Lochgilp Street. The mix of three and four-bedroom terraced homes have been built by CCG to designs by jmarchitects where the Forth & Clyde canal meets the River Kelvin and will form a new urban block centred on a ‘hidden garden’ upon completion of phase...

UR100 nominations sought

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Urban Realm has opened nominations for the UR100, an annual ranking of Scotland’s top architecture practices, by inviting everyone with a stake in the quality of our built environment to identify those practices and projects which have shaped our streets for the better. The UR100 is an annual industry survey open to all practices with an office presence in Scotland and aims to...

St Enoch Square set for whisky-themed restaurant and serviced apartments

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A historic building on Glasgow’s St Enoch Square is to be repurposed as a whisky themed bar/ restaurant below 25 serviced apartments in a new planning application drawn up by Mosaic Architecture + Design on behalf of Big Top Productions. The Teacher building will be subject to a £6m renovation including new exterior lighting to bring the B-listed Italian Renaissance...

Peebles riverfront in line for affordable housing

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The Borders town of Peebles is to benefit from the addition of 22 new affordable homes in the form of two separate blocks of flats on land off Dukehaugh. Tweedbridge Court is the brainchild of Eildon Housing Association which aims to replace a derelict sheltered housing complex on the south bank of the River Tweed with linear riverfront apartments designed by Camerons Architects....

The University of St Andrews try again with Albany Park masterplan

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The University of St Andrews and Campus Living Villages have formally applied for planning consent to build a revised student campus at Albany Park . Overseen by Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson the latest plans take into account ecological and flood risk concerns previously raised by Fife Council against the scheme while still delivering 900 bedrooms. This has been achieved despite an...

GDL line up latest Edinburgh student housing

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GDL Architecture has come forward with plans for further student accommodation on Edinburgh’s Mayfield Road with proposals to erect 126 studio rooms on behalf of Lanark Student Living. Situated adjacent to a separate plot earmarked for 148 studio flats the latest proposal will provide further accommodations for students at the nearby University of Edinburgh Kings Buildings Campus....

Banff public realm improvement plan lodged

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Aberdeenshire Council has formalised a streetscape improvement plan for Banff which would see a key link between the Old Market Place and the town centre remodelled. Under the plans Bridge Street would be transformed from a car-dominated rat run into an attractive shared surface street to attract shops and small businesses, prioritising pedestrians by introducing flush kerbs for a...

Pollokshields flats cleared for Tramway site

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Dundas Estates and Hypostyle Architects have won consent for a revised apartment block in Pollokshields Glasgow after standing their ground. The tweaked approach reflects planners concerns over the massing, character and corner treatment of the initial 2018 proposals , together with the privacy of ground floor bedrooms, amid requests for greater detailing to the brickwork. In an...

Scottish government hits the road on housing 2040 journey

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Architecture & Design Scotland have firmed up a schedule for a planned travelling exhibition designed to convey the views of local communities on housing to government. Present Voices – Future Lives will exhibit at a total of 12 locations around the country starting in Inverness on 4 November and concluding at Galashiels on 16 December in addition to a program of workshops....

Newton Mearns retirement village to extol health & wellbeing

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Scotsbridge Holdings have confirmed their determination to press ahead with a £60m retirement village in Newton Mearns early next year following the award of full planning consent. The Hills at Whitecraigs will has been conceived by Jewitt & Wilkie Architects as a ‘village’ style countryside complex catering for the over 55s with a mix of 214 flats, 38 cottages and...

Jim Clark earns another chequered flag as Duns Motorsport Museum laps up praise

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Scottish Borders Council has welcomed over 10,000 visitors to a newly reopened £1.6m museum in Duns dedicated to the achievements of British Formula 1 champion Jim Clark. Opened over the summer the Jim Clark Motorsport Museum has been designed in-house by the council’s own architects’ section to memorialise the sportsman whose career was tragically cut short at the age...

Glasgow’s newest student flats in tune with the neighbours

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Mosaic Architecture + Design has unveiled Glasgow’s newest purpose-built student residences following completion of a 301-bed block sandwiched between the B-listed Piping Centre and A-listed Scottish Ambulance building in Cowcaddens. Led by Soller Real Estate Base Glasgow has been developed for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and takes the form of a stone-clad rectangular block...

Historic Isle of Lewis school begins museum life

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A historic school on the Isle of Lewis has begun a new life as a centre of local history following an £810k transformation at the hands of Bard Architects and Neil Mackay & Co. Comunn Eachdraidh Nis occupies the former Cross School buildings which date back to 1879 and had at one time been threatened with partial demolition before the local historical society took ownership....

Charles Jencks passes away aged 80

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Architectural historian Charles Jencks has passed away at the age of 80 at his home in London. A renowned landscape designer, theorist and co-founder of the cancer charity Maggie’s Jencks is the author of several best-selling books including The Language of Post-Modern Architecture, The Universe in the Landscape and The Architecture of Hope. Maggie’s chief executive Dame...

Kelvinside Academy take possession of expressive arts extension

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Kelvinside Academy, an independent school in Glasgow, has unveiled a new expressive arts extension which seeks to marry creativity, innovation and enterprise within a refurbished and extended facility within the current school boundary. The NuVu Innovation School sits behind a new glass frontage rising over three floors and includes its workshop, teaching space and performing arts studio....

More Edinburgh student accommodation given the go ahead

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The City of Edinburgh Council has approved plans by S Harrison to build new student accommodation near Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium. The development will offer 394 bedrooms, including 48 studios and a range of cluster apartments, each with between six and nine bedrooms. It will incorporate secure cycle parking for every resident, landscaped grounds and communal space including...

Planning filed for Renton education campus

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Holmes Miller has submitted a planning application for the creation of a new educational campus for West Dunbartonshire Council, on behalf of Morgan Sindall. To be built on the current Renton Primary school site, the new campus is specified to include a new Renton Primary School, Renton Language & Communication Unit (an Additional Support Needs enhanced support setting) and a new...
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Ghana: Construction Industry Is Lively but Needs Regulation

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[The Conversation Africa] Over the past two decades, Ghana's construction sector has both contributed to and benefited from a rapidly growing economy. The government is investing in rail, road and property projects across the country amid strong demand created by an expanding urban service economy. This is reflected in the increased spend in the 2019 budget.

Ghana: Denkyira Domenase Cuts Sod for Wembley to Construct Artificial Park Complex

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[Ghanaian Times] The chiefs and people of Denkyira Domenase, supported by the Minister of Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, Member of Parliament for Upper Denkyira West, Samuel Nsowa-Djan, and the DCE last Friday, cut the sod for the commencement of an ultramodern artificial football park complex, financed by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, as part of its corporate social responsibility.
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South Africa: 'Serious Health Risk' to Marikana Residents As Garbage Piles Up

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[GroundUp] For over a month rubbish overflowed from green garbage skips all along Sheffield Road, which runs past Rholihlala, Marikana 1 and Marikana 2 informal settlements in Philippi. According to resident Siwaphiwe Dolophu it hadn't been cleaned up from the end of August until the councillor arranged a truck to clean up the road on 17 October. Inside the informal settlement however the situation remains dire.
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Bangladesh’s Climate Change Victims Safeguard the Sundarbans’ Endangered Dolphins

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October 24 is International Freshwater Dolphin Day. Last year Bangladesh celebrated the international day for the first time, but the country has been instituting policies and programmes for years to protect the Sundarbans — home of Asia’s last two remaining freshwater dolphin species. IPS Correspondent Rafiqul Islam travelled to Khulna to file this report.

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Governments & Internet Companies Fail to meet Challenges of Online Hate

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David Kaye is the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression

 
In a landmark report that reinforces legal standards to combat online hate, the UN’s monitor for freedom of expression calls on governments and companies to move away from standardless policies and inconsistent enforcement, and to align their laws and practices against ‘hate speech’ with international human rights law.

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Governments and Internet Companies are Failing to Meet Challenges of Online Hate

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States and companies are “failing” when it comes to combating online hate, the UN independent rights expert, or Special Rapporteur, on freedom of speech and expression said ahead of the launch of a landmark report to reinforce legal standards for internet spaces. Cautioning that hate speech runs the risk of being devalued as a term, David Kaye stressed the real […]

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Europe Should Rethink Assumptions about African Migrants: UN

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Sub-Saharan African migrants who risk perilous sea crossings to Europe are often assumed to be illiterate, jobless chancers in desperate bids to flee stagnation and rampant corruption in their home countries. But a survey of some 2,000 irregular African migrants in Europe found them to be more educated than expected, while many of them were leaving […]

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James Reinl

Development Banks Needed to Finance Sustainable Development

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Public or state development banking will be vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, argues UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Report 2019 (TDR 2019). Ongoing World Bank led efforts seek to leverage private finance via shadow banking by using public money to guarantee handsome returns managed by giant investment houses. Such financialization introduce new costs and […]

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13 Commitments to Tackle Hate Speech

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In June 2019, the Secretary-General of the UN, António Guterres, launched the UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech. Respect for human rights, without any form of discrimination is one of the core fundamentals of this strategy. In a recent interview with the UN Human Rights Office,  UN Special Adviser on the Prevention […]

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Solar Energy Transforms Villages in Argentina’s Puna Highlands

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“On moonless nights it was very difficult to walk around this town,” says Celia Vilte, a teacher from San Francisco, a highlands village of just 54 people in the extreme northwest of Argentina whose centre is not a town square but 40 solar panels, which provide one hundred percent of its electricity. To get to […]

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Daniel Gutman

African Development Bank and Three Regional Development Banks Launch Joint Report on Livable Cities

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Rapid urbanization has provided most cities in the world with opportunities to provide more sustainable, vibrant, and prosperous centers for their citizens. But they must first address challenges such as inadequate infrastructure investments, pollution and congestion, and poor urban planning, according to a new report released today. The report, Creating Livable Cities: Regional Perspectives, looks […]

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More than 90 per cent of Africa Migrants Would Make Perilous Europe Journey Again, Despite the Risks

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A landmark UN migration study published on Monday shows that 93 per cent of Africans making the journey to European countries along irregular routes, would do it again, despite facing often life-threatening danger. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) report, Scaling Fences: Voices of Irregular African Migrants to Europe, sets out to find out why those […]

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Agro-tech Offers Answers for African Farmers at Iowa Meet

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Experts vaunted new strains of seeds, drone aircraft and other technological breakthroughs as solutions-in-the-making for farmers in Africa, where hunger, drought and food price hikes are continent-wide problems. At the gathering of nutritionists in the 2019 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium, held annually in Des Moines, Iowa, in the United States, hopes were pinned on a […]

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James Reinl

Africa’s Investment Drive Gathers Pace

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Headwinds are blowing amid IMF warnings of a “synchronised slowdown” in global economic growth, yet Africa’s investment drive is still gathering pace, supported by intense international competition in development finance. Despite the global slowdown, 19 sub-Saharan countries are among nearly 40 emerging markets and developing economies forecast by the IMF to maintain GDP growth rates […]

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Farhana Haque Rahman

Displaced by the Desert: An expanding Sahara leaves Broken Families and Violence in its Wake

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Abdoulaye Maiga proudly displays an album showing photos of him and his family during happier times when they all lived together in their home in northern Mali. Today, these memories seem distant and painful. “We lived happily as a big family before the war and ate and drank as much as we could by growing […]

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Issa Sikiti da Silva

Tuberculosis Infections Declining, But Not Fast Enough Among Poor, Marginalised: UN Health Agency

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A staggering 1.5 million people died from tuberculosis (TB) last year, the UN health agency said on Thursday, in an appeal for far greater funding and political support to eradicate the curable and preventable disease. Caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis, TB commonly causes persistent coughing, fatigue and weight loss. According to the World Health […]

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Lexus designs LF-30 Electrified concept to develop "mutual understanding" between car and driver

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Lexus designs LF-30 Electrified concept to engender "mutual understanding" between car and driver

Lexus considered the relationship between a horse and its rider when designing the LF-30 Electrified concept car, which represents the Japanese brand's vision for a future generation of electric vehicles. With fluid lines and gull-wing doors, the LF-30 Electrified concept was designed to have a futuristic look that is "expected of a BEV" (battery electric

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Natashah Hitti

PPAA designs Tlalpuente house to merge with wooded landscape in Mexico City

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Tlalpuente by PPAA

Architecture studio PPAA cut away portions of a square-plan house to create voids that bring in natural light and provide an intimate connection to the surrounding forest. The project is named after its location – Tlalpuente, a neighbourhood within the borough of Tlalpan in southern Mexico City. The forested, hilly area is known for its protected

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Jenna McKnight

All-black sauna embedded in Stockholm's rocky island frames sea views

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Sauna R by Matteo Foresti

Architect Matteo Foresti has designed a sauna set into the rocks of an island within the Stockholm archipelago that's lined with dark oak and black stone. Located in the Värmdö municipality, Sauna R has been dug into a shallow slope, accessed via a thin path that winds through the rocky surroundings dotted with cabins. The simple box

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Jon Astbury

Design Museum rescued by £3 million loan after financial position deemed "not sustainable"

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Design Museum exhibits Dezeen's Brexit passport competition winners

Falling attendances at London's Design Museum contributed to a cash crisis earlier this year that left the institute with a deficit of £1.2 million, Dezeen has learned. Total visitor numbers fell 16.5 per cent last year, with just 518,000 attending in the financial year 2018-2019, compared to 620,000 the previous year. Paying visitors decreased 20

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Marcus Fairs

Queer x Design highlights 50 years of LGBT+ graphic design

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Keeping a record of LGBT+ design makes political change increasingly possible says Andrew Campbell, the author of Queer x Design. He has picked five examples of LGBT+ graphic design from the past 50 years for Dezeen. Written by Los Angeles-based art historian Andrew Campbell, Queer x Design is a collection of graphic design documenting the

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Sebastian Jordahn

OMA unveils design for residential Wafra Tower in Kuwait City

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Wafra Tower by OMA

Dutch architecture studio OMA has released images of Wafra Tower, a residential development on the coast of the Persian Gulf in Kuwait City . When complete, it will be the studio's first built project in Kuwait. Set on the waterfront in the Hessa Al Mubarak district, Wafra Tower is a collaboration between OMA directors Iyad Alsaka and

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One week to go until Dezeen Day – just 30 tickets left!

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One to go until Dezeen Day

With one week to go until our agenda-setting architecture and design conference Dezeen Day, there are just 30 places left. Buy your ticket before they sell out! Taking place at BFI Southbank in London on 30 October, Dezeen Day is our inaugural international conference, which will tackle key topics facing the global design community. With high-profile

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Olivia Ladanyi

InterestingProjects evoke 1980s New York for Keith Haring exhibition design

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InterestingProjects evoke 80s New York for Keith Haring exhibition design

For the exhibition design of Keith Haring's first major show in the UK, design practice InterestingProjects has taken heed from the distinct material and countercultural context of 1980s New York City. The show, which is on display at Tate Liverpool until 10 November, features more than 85 works, following Haring's development from a young artist

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Jennifer Hahn

Careers guide: Eleni Meladaki explains her role as associate architect at ACME

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Eleni Meladaki is an associate architect at London studio ACME. She explains her career progression and the difference between practising architecture in Greece and the UK for the Dezeen Jobs careers guide. Meladaki's role as an associate involves running projects, preparing bids and overseeing practice-wide matters such as development opportunities. Despite her senior role, she

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Foggo Associates completes Can of Ham alongside the Gherkin

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Can of Ham skyscraper, 70 St Mary Axe, London by Foggo Associates

Foggo Associates has designed a curved high-rise in central London at 70 St Mary Axe, which is widely known as the Can of Ham due to its distinctive shape. The 21-storey tower stands on the same street as the Foster + Partners-designed skyscraper at 30 St Mary Axe, which is called the Gherkin, in a grouping of

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Tom Ravenscroft

Roman and Williams installs cabinet of curiosities inside Soho furniture shop

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Farrow and Ball paint Colour by Nature

Interior design studio Roman and Williams has installed cabinets inside its New York showroom that are filled with tchotchkes coloured to match a new paint palette by Farrow & Ball. The installation at boutique furniture store RW Guild comprises three wooden cabinets with Dutch glass fronts that are filled with decorations that have been painted

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Bridget Cogley

Boston City Hall renovation preserves "straightforward honesty" of brutalist building

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Boston City Hall Renovation

LED lights illuminate the gridded concrete structure of Boston's brutalist city hall, which has been renovated by local firm Utile. The Boston architecture and planning studio Utile updated the civic building to coincide with its 50th anniversary this year. Completed in 1959 by Kallmann, McKinnell, and Knowles, Boston City Hall is a rare example of

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Bridget Cogley

Barbie lists Malibu Dreamhouse on Airbnb

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Barbie Malibu Dreamhouse

Barbie has listed her glamorous Malibu beach house on Airbnb for a lucky holidaymaker to enjoy this month. The Barbie Malibu Dreamhouse is available for a two-night-stay next week to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the fashion doll, which was created by manufacturer Mattel in 1959. Written as if penned by Barbie, the tongue-in-cheek Airbnb listing

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Kristine Klein

"I presumed that 'Pope' was some new hip, high-tech designer"

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eRosary smart rosary technology

In this week's comments update, readers are suspicious of the intentions of wearable praying technology and in agreement that sustainable design terminology needs more scrutiny. Like a prayer: the Vatican is embracing wearable technology with the launch of its Click to Pray eRosary, which aims to help users quantify their prayers and monitor progress. "They

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Frankie Entwistle

Emblem for Paris Olympics combines gold medal and Marianne's lips

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Paris 2024 Olympics emblem

Paris has unveiled a gold-medal-shaped emblem for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympic Games that incorporates the Olympic flame and the lips of Marianne. The logo has been created as a combination of three symbols connected to the Olympics and France. It takes its shape and colour from a gold medal – awarded to the winners

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Tom Ravenscroft

German industrial designer and "poet of light" Ingo Maurer dies aged 87

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German industrial designer and "poet of light" Ingo Maurer dies aged 87

Ingo Maurer – the German designer whose playful, unexpected creations earned him the nickname "poet of light" – passed away yesterday at age 87. Over the course of five decades, Maurer re-conceptualised lighting design with his tongue firmly in his cheek, while being among the first to adopt the latest technical innovations from LEDs to OLEDs.

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Jennifer Hahn

Wheeler Kearns designs low-lying Ravine House for nature lovers in Illinois

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Ravine House by Wheeler Kearns

American studio Wheeler Kearns Architects has completed a single-storey residence on a wooded site outside of Chicago, featuring black facades and large windows that engage the landscape. The Ravine House is located in the suburban town of Highland Park, situated about 25 miles (40 kilometres) north of downtown Chicago. The dwelling sits quietly within a

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Jenna McKnight

Universal Design Studio and Giles Miller Studio design reusable pavilion for BBC

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BBC Studios pavilion by Universal Design Studio and Giles Miller Studio at MIPCOM trade show in Cannes

Universal Design Studio and Giles Miller Studio have designed a two-storey pavilion for BBC Studios that can be dismantled and reused, and then recycled at the end of its life. The pavilion was commissioned by BBC Studios, one of the world's biggest producers of TV content, for the MIPCOM trade show in Cannes to entertain

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Lizzie Crook

Studio Drift reduces plastic bags into blocks for Materialism installation

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Materialism The bag project Studio Drift

Amsterdam-based Studio Drift has created an installation of 3,000 blue blocks, which each represent the plastic used to make an individual supermarket bag, at the Van Abbemuseum for Dutch Design Week. Materialism: The bag project is an installation on display in the Eye, a semicircular, outdoor gallery-space paved with gravel, and visible from the lower-ground floor of the Eindhoven

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Augusta Pownall

Rise of artificial intelligence means architects are "doomed" says Sebastian Errazuriz

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Wallgren Arkitekter and BOX Bygg create parametric tool Finch that generates adaptive plans

Ninety per cent of architects will lose their jobs as artificial intelligence takes over the design process, according to designer Sebastian Errazuriz. The New York-based designer made the controversial claim in a series of movies posted on his Instagram account. "I think it's important that architects are warned as soon as possible that 90 per

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How to grow your career in construction

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How to grow your career in constructionWhen starting out or moving into a different speciality in the construction industry, the best thing you can do is to study after matric, to at least NQF level 7, and/or get your foot in the door with a company that has multiple contracts (and offers training), as this will offer the best opportunities to gain experience and get involved in different projects. By studying and gaining experience, you'll become skilled in various fields, and/or specialise in a specific field.
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Top 3 risks facing the construction industry

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Top 3 risks facing the construction industryWith Fitch Solutions predicting sluggish growth of only 2.4% for 2019, the South African construction industry currently finds itself in an unpredictable macro-environment. Talks of a looming global recession is causing capital expenditure on large-scale construction projects to dwindle, sending the industry into a rally to achieve higher levels of risk readiness to address increasing uncertainty.
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Institute for Timber Construction SA prepares for dormancy

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Institute for Timber Construction SA prepares for dormancyThe Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the professional body for South Africa's engineered timber construction industry, has announced its resolution of dormancy as of 1 November 2019. The resolution was formally agreed upon at a recent board meeting held in Isando, Gauteng, and comes on the back of protracted talks with various stakeholders regarding sustainable funding avenues to support the work of the ITC-SA into the future.
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How to grow your career in construction

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How to grow your career in constructionWhen starting out or moving into a different speciality in the construction industry, the best thing you can do is to study after matric, to at least NQF level 7, and/or get your foot in the door with a company that has multiple contracts (and offers training), as this will offer the best opportunities to gain experience and get involved in different projects. By studying and gaining experience, you'll become skilled in various fields, and/or specialise in a specific field.
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How megaprojects are driving cities

3 weeks ago

How megaprojects are driving citiesMegaprojects are reconfigured spaces in which the role of the local, regional, and national elites, as well as the role of national and sometimes transnational capital, is usually prominent. They can include urban regeneration schemes, transport and energy infrastructure, industrial corridors, city clusters, new towns, innovation districts, science and technology parks and sports infrastructure.
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