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The 2020 Young Architect Speaking Tour

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The 2020 Young Architect Speaking Tour As I headed off on my 2020 speaking tour I realized the need to bring all the information on where I’m going to be and when into one place. Please check back here regularly to see updates or additions. January 14th, 2020 Lafayette, LA  Please RSVP at YoungArchitect.com/SouthLouisiana January […]

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Michael Riscica

Historical Architecture with Shannon Sardell

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Shannon Sardell Shannon Sardell remembers a component of building in her home from her childhood days. Her father was a woodworker, so she has positive memories of being around the smell of sawdust and seeing building happen. Shannon herself wanted to build things. She also remembers spending time leafing through the magazines in the grocery […]

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Michael Riscica

Building the Right Study Tools with Karin Bell

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Nola | VanPeursem Architects, PC | Karin Bell  Karin Bell says that she thinks the stars were aligned for her to make her way into the field of architecture. But interestingly, she wasn’t aware that architecture was a possible career path until her senior year in high school.   Karin grew up in Huntsville, AL, a […]

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Urban Realm

Kinross retirement living project rubberstamped

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A former hotel in Kinross is to be demolished to allow a retirement living scheme to be built following approval from Perth & Kinross Council. Windlestrae Hotel has been taken on by Juniper Residential to build a mix of 41 houses and flats , each embodying a vernacular design by Young & Gault Architects of slate effect pitched roofs, buff brick and white render. A spokesperson...

Mannered hotel defers to Queen Street Station drama

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Meininger Hotels have filed formal plans to build a 160-room hotel on West George Street, Glasgow, with plans to demolish the disused Dale House rather than retain the structure. The proposed works will see the existing basement retained and partially extended as part of the new build after the physical and financial constraints of the current structure were found to mitigate against...

Riverfront Pollokshaws homes complete

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A high profile southside housing development has taken in shape in Glasgow with completion nearing at CCG’s Riverford Gardens development in Pollokshaws. Built alongside the White Cart River at Auldhouse Park the 156-home development includes a mix of apartments and three-storey terraced villas, conceived as a contemporary twist on a traditional terrace by Mast Architects. CCG...

Cairngorms distillery clears planning hurdle

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Cairngorms National Park Authority has granted planning approval for a new whisky distillery at Craggan on the outskirts of Grantown-on-Spey. Designs by TGP and Norr detail a new distillery, visitor centre and warehouse within an area of outstanding natural beauty, necessitating the retention of native woodland complemented by ‘parkland-style’ tree planting. Project Novus...

Community library to serve as Cowie ‘shopfront’

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3DReid Architects have applied to build a new community hub in Cowie, Stirling, procured through the local authority on behalf of Hub East Central. The Main Street build will centre on a double-height library addressing an enhanced streetscape with two flexible meeting spaces adding to the footprint to create one large public events space as required. This space will be top-lit by a...

Hill of Rubislaw flats plan scaled back

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Intelligence Buildings Infrastructure, acting on behalf of Carttera, have slimmed down plans for residential development at Aberdeen’s Hill of Rubislaw by reducing the accommodation on offer from 300 as first proposed to 245 flats . Situated on the cusp of the 142m deep former quarry the planned flats were previously refused planning permission on the grounds of...

Garnock Hub approval to deliver health & wellbeing goals

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North Ayrshire Council has granted planning consent to the creation of a community hub at Kilbirnie Loch, Garnock, which will double as a focal point for the Lochshore masterplan. Delivered by Hub South West and Collective Architecture the new hub will include a visitor centre and changing facilities for a local rugby club on the site of the former Glengarnock Iron Works. Externally...

Egyptian Halls owner raises fears of potential structural collapse

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The owner of Glasgow’s at-risk Egyptian Halls has warned of the potential for structural failure that could knock out power supplies to Central Station and the surrounding area and endanger traffic on Union Street. The dire warning is contained in the latest update on efforts to conserve the landmark and lays bare the cumulative effects of inaction following 40 years of vacancy,...

New lease of life for Glasgow college tower

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The former College of Building and Printing in Glasgow is to begin a new lease of life as grade A office space in a joint venture between Osborne + Co and Scotsbridge Holdings. The B-listed Metropolitan Tower will be subject to a full ‘defurbishment’ at the hands of Cooper Cromar architects to provide accommodation for 1,200 office workers in conjunction with up to 30,000sq/ft...

Candleriggs Square consultations heighten anticipation

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Ongoing consultations have delivered several adjustments to the planned Candleriggs Square proposals in Glasgow, including a modest increase in height for its tallest element. Led by Drum Property Group and Stamford Property Investments with Stallan-Brand the new visuals demonstrate the evolving design intent for the site following submission of an overarching design framework for the...

Edinburgh mobilises 2030 transport revolution

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Edinburgh councillors are giving consideration approval of a city-wide connectivity revolution with plans to extend the tram network north to Granton and south to the Bio Quarter while clearing traffic from city centre streets set to be rubberstamped next week. The ambitious goals are laid out in a draft City Mobility Plan (CMP) which seeks to unclog the city’s arteries within a...

C-listed Edinburgh chapel earmarked for student housing

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S1 Developments Group and CDA Architects have teamed up to deliver a new student residential development within a C-listed former chapel within Edinburgh’s Marchmont, Meadows and Bruntsfield Conservation Area. St Joseph’s Nursing Home at Gilmore Place will be converted and extended to provide 230 beds for students at the University of Edinburgh, including three new buildings...

Stalled Aberdeen homes return as boarding school accommodation

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Aberdeen Council planners are being asked to approve plans to for a mixed residential build at Salisbury Terrace to provide boarding accommodation leased to the Albyn School. Led by Dumrossie Land Development Company the variation od consent would adapt plans for mainstream accommodation to accommodate 16 pupils and two staff members with the ground floor left as a standalone property. A...

Views sought on Trinity manor house extension

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The C-listed Forthland House in Edinburgh’s Trinity conservation area has become subject to a planned remodelling including the re-clad of a pastiche extension to better complement the manor house. LBA is leading the charge by modifying and enlarging a two-storey extension carried over from the buildings use as a nursing home to better integrate with the body of the house. New...

‘Geology’ theme inspires early HMP Glasgow designs

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The Scottish Prison Service has tabled plans for a new HMP Glasgow on vacant National Grid land at Provanmill, adjacent to a decommissioned gas storage site. Designed by BakerHicks to provide replacement accommodation for the overcrowded Barlinnie jail the proposal of application notice calls for a new facility to be built with capacity for 1,200 adult male offenders. Based on a...

Urban lane earmarked for 33 Aberdeen homes

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Halliday Fraser Munro are to further change the face of Aberdeen with an application to build 33 apartments at Union Glen . The proposal calls for the regeneration of an urban lane just a stones throw from Union Street by demolishing three separate warehouses in favour of a 5/6 storey apartment block. Conceived as a contemporary buff brick block the chosen solution incorporates bronze...

Craigmillar dementia care development brought forward

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Craigmillar has been chosen to host a mixed-use dementia care development comprising a care centre, assisted living homes and student accommodation. Plans submitted by 3DReid detail an intergenerational approach which seeks to provide non-institutional care by engaging more broadly with the local community. A prominent town centre gap site has been earmarked for the build seeks to...

Dalmarnock builds momentum with plans for 151 flats

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Dalmarnock is the focus for another major planning application with the submission of plans to build 151 flats on brownfield land at Newhall Street . Led by Swan Group and Mast Architects the project would occupy a triangular parcel of land bounded by the headquarters of Police Scotland and the Clydeside walkway with linear blocks fronting the street edges and point blocks forming a...

Cameron Toll screens cinema concept

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Edinburgh’s Cameron Toll Shopping Centre is in line for significant expansion with the submission of plans for a new cinema and additional retail under a new masterplan for the site. Lady Road Investment has appointed 3Dreid Architects for the scheme which would deliver a 10-screen multiplex and ground floor retail, detached from the body of the current centre by a new square....

Clyde Gateway bring breath of fresh air to Dalmarnock

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Clyde Gateway together with Sheppard Robson and Inch Architecture & Design have presente4d proposals to transform a disused gas works in Dalmarnock, Glasgow, into office accommodation. The regeneration plan seeks to safeguard the Victorian industrial survivor by repurposing an unlisted gas purifier shed and meter house to deliver 3,746sq/m of new floorspace. Occupying a central...
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Nigeria: Sarkin Pawa - Kaduna Road, an Urgent Need for Completion

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[Daily Trust] It is an undisputable fact that road network in every society plays a vital role for socio-economic activities and development. Road importance cannot be overemphasized, hence, every government would ensure that it places their construction or maintenance on the top of their priorities in budgetary allocation.

Sudan: Understanding Between Khartoum State, Chinese Guangzhou Group to Increase Train Lines

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[SNA] Khartoum -The State of Khartoum and the Chinese Guangzhou Group have announced the expansion of cooperation in the transportation train project by completing the remaining stages of the project as well as expanding cooperation in other areas in which the group operates. This came during the meeting between the Governor of Khartoum State Lt. Gen. Ahmed Abdoun Hammad and the Head of the Chinese Guangzhou Group and his accompanying delegation, in the presence of those concerned with the operation and management of the
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South Africa: Measuring the Success of the Cape Flats Army Deployment

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[UCT] In March 2020, the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is expected to conclude its deployment in gang-ridden areas of the Cape Flats. It will, unless extended by President Cyril Ramaphosa, be the conclusion of the almost nine-month Operation Prosper. What will the outcomes be? And how will we measure the success of the deployment?

Mauritius: Workshop to Develop Land Drainage Master Plan

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[Government of Mauritius] An inception workshop for the development of a Land Drainage Master Plan (LDMP) aiming to serve as a basis to conceptualise strategies, to be implemented by all stakeholders to reduce anthropogenic effects on the vulnerability to heavy rain and flood incidences, opened, today, at the Maritime Resort, Balaclava in presence of the Minister of National Infrastructure and Community Development, Mr Mahendranuth Sharma Hurreeram, and other personalities.

Nigeria: Putting Kaduna in Mega-City League

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[Daily Trust] In Nigeria, two places that come in mind, in terms of infrastructural development are Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, and Lagos State. In evidence in these cities are expansive road networks, modernized building structures, availability of relaxation spots, quality schools, advanced and accessible healthcare facilities and tourist attractions.
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BIOGAS: Cow Dung Holds the Key to Nepal’s Green Economy

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Nepal’s future may not be in hydropower, as most assume, but actually in the dung heap. A new industrial-scale biogas plant near Pokhara has proved that livestock and farm waste producing flammable methane gas can replace imported LPG and chemical fertiliser. Over the past 30 years, Nepal has become a world leader in spreading locally-designed […]

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Kunda Dixit

Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent

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The United States and 18 other UN member states have come under fire for denying a woman’s legitimate right to “bodily autonomy”—the right to self-governance over one’s own body without coercion or external pressure. The Executive Director of Women’s March Global, Uma Mishra-Newbery, told IPS the United Nations has worked towards progress in fighting for […]

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Thalif Deen

Your Arrow Can Pierce the Sky, But Ours Has Gone into Orbit

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On Wednesday, 15 January, China and the United States agreed to suspend their full-scale trade war. From February 2018, the United States placed tariffs on Chinese goods that entered the US market, and then China retaliated. This tit-for-tat game continued for almost two years, causing massive disruption in the global value chain. In October 2019, […]

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Vijay Prashad

UN expresses deep distress over terror attacks

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The United Nations Country Team in Kenya is deeply distressed by the rising cases of terrorist attacks on schools, teachers and learners, especially in the north-eastern regions of Kenya. While we stand in solidarity with the affected communities, we reiterate that acts of terror and hate are even more egregious when they target innocent, unarmed […]

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PRESS RELEASE

Human Rights Watch Blasts China for Rights Violations at Home and Abroad

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China is currently under heavy scrutiny for its massive human rights violations across different sections, Human Rights Watch (HRW) head Kenneth Roth said on Wednesday.  At the launch of World Report 2020, which focuses largely on China’s record of violating human rights for both its citizens domestically as well as abroad, Roth blasted the country’s […]

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Samira Sadeque

Genuine Reform Culture Lacking in Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe needs urgent economic and political reforms to transform its economy amidst a growing national crisis, researchers say in a new study that urges swift policy changes and a sound financial framework to attract investment. The country has been reeling from one of the worst droughts in decades, with the United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) […]

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Busani Bafana

Climate Change: A Tale of Weather Extremes with Mixed Fortunes for Zambia

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It is early Saturday morning and Planeta Hatuleke, a small scale farmer of Pemba District in Southern Zambia, awakens to the comforting sound of rainfall. As the locals say, the “heavens have opened” and it is raining heavily after a prolonged dry spell.  “This is welcome after two weeks of a dry spell,” says Hatuleke […]

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Friday Phiri

Is Iraq Now a Virtual “US-Occupied Territory”?

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Pat Buchanan, a senior advisor to three US Presidents and twice candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, once infamously described the United States Congress as “Israeli-occupied territory” -– apparently because of its unrelentingly blind support for the Jewish state. Never mind post-1967 Gaza, West Bank and the Golan Heights. And now, with Iraq threatening to […]

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Thalif Deen

In Dealing With Climate Change: Foresight is Key

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United Nations World Food Program recently released 2020 Global Hotspots Report. According to the report, millions of citizens from Sub-Saharan African countries will face hunger in the first half of 2020 for several reasons including conflict, political instability and climate-related events such as below-average rainfall and flooding. Focusing in on the latter, climate-related extreme events […]

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Esther Ngumbi

Bushfires Hasten the Death Knell of many Australian Native Animals and Plants

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The chatter of cockatoos and lorikeets has given way to an eerie silence in smoke enveloped charred landscapes across south-eastern Australia. The unrelenting bushfires have driven many native animal and plant species to the brink of extinction and made several fauna more vulnerable with vast swathes of their habitat incinerated. As many as 13 native […]

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Neena Bhandari

Deep clean: How ‘blue finance’ can save our oceans

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Cleaning the world’s oceans and keeping them clean is a gargantuan task that will involve far-reaching projects backed by innovative forms of financing The world’s oceans are running out of breath. In the past 50 years, we have lost nearly half our coral reefs and mangrove forests and the size of marine populations has halved. […]

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Ingrid van Wees

Was China Manipulating Its Currency?

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Many argue that China’s impressive growth for last four decades has been due to deliberate exchange rate undervaluation, promoting exports and discouraging imports. In August last year, the Trump administration accused China of engaging in currency manipulation. Apparently as part of the first phase of their latest trade deal, on 13 January, the US no […]

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Jomo Kwame Sundaram

In the Elusive Grip of an Abusive Partner: A Migrant’s Story

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To live in a home with family, to have a safe environment, food and basic human necessities, are some of the essentials that most people expect to have without giving it all much thought. When a child is born, parents or caregivers are likely to provide these things. These expectations get renewed whenever someone gets […]

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Fairuz Ahmed

U.S. Might Pull Troops from West Africa, but Who Will it Affect?

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While the United States is busy with foreign operations such as killing Qasem Soleimani, a key figure in Middle East Politics, behind the scenes it is reportedly considering a change that experts worry might be of grave concern: a potential withdrawal of troops from West Africa.  A December report in the New York Times claimed […]

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Samira Sadeque

The United Nations Reforms-From Ideas to Actions

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One of the highlight activities as the United Nations commemorates its 75th anniversary this year will be the launch of an “annual temperature check” on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), progress. With only ten years left to the final whistle for the Goals, this activity that will take place each September will provide a snapshot of […]

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Mukhtar Ogle

India and Japan’s MPs Act Quickly to Implement Sexual and Reproductive Health Plans after ICPD25

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Parliamentarians from India and Japan have hit the ground running by acting soon after the recent Nairobi Summit on International Conference on Population Development (ICPD25). The three-day summit in the Kenyan capital – which was from Nov. 12 to 14 – concluded with partners from 180 countries making over 1,200 commitments towards fast-tracking the promise […]

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Minut alarm promises all-in-one home security without cameras

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Swedish company Minut has created a smart-home security device for the camera-averse — an alarm that monitors movement, noise, temperature and humidity. The company wanted to create a comprehensive security device without using wi-fi-connected cameras, which are controversial but increasingly common thanks to product families like the Google-owned Nest and Amazon's Ring. The wireless Minut

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Rima Sabina Aouf

Pastel colours and polka-dots cover a fantastical miniature city for children in Shenzhen

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Architecture studio X+ Living has built a polka-dot slide into a ball pit and giant pastel parasols within the Shenzhen Neobio Family Park in a shopping centre in China. Shenzhen Neobio Family Park is the latest in the Neobio series of immersive parent and child restaurants with playgrounds that X+ Living has been building in China. Parents can

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India Block

"We need to create things that last" says Michael Anastassiades

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Michael Anastassiades

It's easy to shock with technology and innovation, says Michael Anastassiades, but the real challenge for designers is creating objects that stay relevant over time. Anastassiades – who is Designer of the Year at the Maison&Objet furniture fair in Paris this week – has built his business around producing lighting designs he believes will become

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Amy Frearson

Akon finalises deal to create his own cryptocurrency city in Senegal

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Akon finalises deal to create his own Akon City in Senegal

Senegalese-American singer Akon says he has signed an agreement with the government of Senegal to build a city with a cryptocurrency-based economy named Akon City. "Just finalized the agreement for Akon City in Senegal," Akon tweeted earlier this week. "Looking forward to hosting you there in the future." The singer initially announced plans to create a city in

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Tom Ravenscroft

Daan Roosegaarde remembers Dutch Holocaust victims with Levenslicht memorial

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Levenslicht Daan Roosegaarde

Designer Daan Roosegaarde has memorialised the 104,000 victims of the Holocaust in the Netherlands with individual stones in an interactive sculpture titled Levenslicht. Launching yesterday in Rotterdam, Levenslicht is made up of specially designed luminescent rocks that glow every few seconds, apparently as if taking "a breath of light". The rocks are arranged in a

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Rima Sabina Aouf

Loyn & Co reveals proposal for carbon neutral neighbourhood in Wales

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Parc Hadau by Loyn & Co and Farrer Huxley for Sero Homes

Loyn & Co has unveiled its design for Parc Hadau, a net-zero-carbon housing scheme in Wales that will be built from cross-laminated timber and powered by renewable energy. Developed by Loyn & Co and landscape architects Farrer Huxley for Sero Homes, the Parc Hadau neighbourhood will comprise 35 eco-friendly dwellings on a scrubland site in Pontardawe.

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Lizzie Crook

Cristina Iglesias wins 2020 Royal Academy Architecture Prize

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Cristina Iglesias wins 2020 Royal Academy Architecture Prize

London's Royal Academy of Arts has named Spanish artist Cristina Iglesias the winner of its 2020 architecture prize for her urban sculptures in public spaces. This is the third year the 2020 Royal Academy Architecture Prize has been awarded. Previous winners are Diller Scofidio + Renfro founders Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, and Japanese architect

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India Block

B.E. Architecture builds Mermaid Beach Residence with a sense of "permanence"

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Mermaid Beach Residence by B.E. Architecture

Heavy concrete walls anchor this family home in Queensland, Australia, to its beachside setting, while hiding it from a busy road nearby. Mermaid Beach Residence is situated in Queensland's Gold Coast region and has been designed to reflect "a desire to stay and age". Its owners – a couple with two young children – had,

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Natasha Levy

Hotel on the Santorini coast has rooms in white-painted caves

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Saint Hotel in Santorini by Kapsimalis Architects

Greek studio Kapsimalis Architects has turned a cluster of former homes, barns and cellars on the island of Santorini into a hotel with rooms in caves. Located among a strip of buildings that form the edge of the village of Odi, the Saint Hotel steps down on a cliff by the sea. Each level has unobstructed

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Jon Astbury

Virgil Abloh channels brutalism for concrete Efflorescence furniture series

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Virgil Abloh channels brutalism for concrete Efflorescence furniture series

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh has created a graffiti-covered furniture collection for Paris studio Galerie Kreo, which takes cues from brutalism and the urban landscape. Titled Efflorescence, the 20-piece furniture collection comprises coffee tables, consoles, seats, vases and mirrors. Described by Abloh as being positioned somewhere between sculpture and useful object, each piece is formed from

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Natashah Hitti

10 diverse designs made from machine-cut aluminium

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Salt and pepper shakers and an ice-cube tray are among the objects that Canadian designers have made from machined aluminium for an exhibition at this year's Toronto design week. Designer Jamie Wolfond and local studio MSDS Studio curated the Aluminum Group, which brings together work by 15 homegrown designers. "Designers from across Canada have come

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Eleanor Gibson

Thompson Washington DC hotel subtly draws on city's nautical past

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Thompson Washington DC hotel by Parts and Labor

New York studio Parts and Labor Design has taken cues from Washington DC's maritime past to create the interiors of a hotel in the city's Navy Yard neighbourhood. Thompson Washington DC is an 11-storey hotel by local firm Studios Architecture with interiors by Parts and Labor Design. Located in the city's southern Navy Yard neighbourhood, the hotel

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Bridget Cogley

Viners makes knives with rounded tips in response to knife crime

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Viners makes knives with rounded tips in response to knife crime

British cutlery company Viners has released a collection of kitchen knives with rounded tips in a bid to reduce knife-related incidents. Designed with safety and functionality in mind, the six-piece Assure knife collection boasts a blade design with a blunt, rounded tip that won't pierce human skin. The design is Viners' response to recent legislation

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Natashah Hitti

António Costa Lima inserts brick home into an old Lisbon warehouse

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Casa Altinho by António Costa Lima Arquitectos

Portuguese practice António Costa Lima Arquitectos has inserted a perforated, lattice-like brick volume into the stone shell of a former warehouse to create this new home along Lisbon's waterfront. Called Casa Althino or "High House" on account of the street's elevated position, the three-storey home combines an austere, inward-facing lower level with bright and airy

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Jon Astbury

Muji launches prefabricated home to encourage indoor-outdoor living

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Prefabricated Yō no le home by Muji

Muji has launched a single-storey prefabricated home called Yō no Ie that has a large outdoor deck to encourage indoor-outdoor living. Yō no Ie, or Plain House, is intended for use in rural settings and is the first stair-free dwelling in Muji's line of prefabricated timber homes that launched in 2004. The 74-square-metre structure responds

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Lizzie Crook

"We're at the precipice of social change" when it comes to female sex tech says Lora DiCarlo

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Lora DiCarlo returns to CES with new sex toys after 2019 ban

Sexual health technology for women is finally gaining acceptance according to founder of sextech startup Lora DiCarlo, who returned to CES this year with two new robotic massagers after its Osé product was banned in 2019 for being "immoral". Consumer robotics company Lora DiCarlo unveiled two new additions to its Osé family of "bio-mimetic pleasure

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Natashah Hitti

Summer house on steel stilts sits amongst the treetops in Sweden

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Summerhouse Solviken by Johan Sundberg Arkitektur

Johan Sundberg Arkitektur has designed a holiday home raised on twelve steel stilts on a steep slope near the sea in Mölle, Sweden. Most of the visible parts of the house's structure, which called Summerhouse Solviken, are coloured green to match the surrounding trees. A long staircase connects from the street level to a long,

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India Block

Contemporary design meets Belle Époque in Berlin office

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Euroboden's Berlin office, designed by David Kohn Architects

David Kohn Architects has worked with Nord Studio to convert a listed residential interior in Berlin into a grand office for property developer Euroboden. The offices occupy the principal floor of the Palais Eger – an imposing Belle Époque courtyard block built in 1881 on Tempelhofer Ufer in the city's Kreuzberg neighbourhood. Laid out across

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Ali Morris

Royal Mail stamp collection pays homage to seminal British video games

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Royal Mail stamp collection pays homage to seminal British video games

Tomb Raider and Worms are among nine classic video games celebrated in the latest stamp collection by the British postal service Royal Mail. The set of 12 stamps charts the evolution of British games design and technology – from the pixelated images of the open-world space shooter Elite in the early 1980s to Tomb Raider

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How to know if you are getting the best building bricks price

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How to know if you are getting the best building bricks priceWhen buying bricks, you want to get the best quality for your money, so the prices of building bricks need to be compared, as does their quality. When you consider the price of a pallet of bricks, a bulk deal will probably work out cheaper, but you'll still need to compare price and quality with other bulk deals. This article will discuss how to know if you are paying the right building bricks price for the quality and quantity of bricks you need.
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AfDB provides €345m in road construction support to Tanzania and Kenya

3 weeks ago

AfDB provides €345m in road construction support to Tanzania and KenyaOver three million people in Tanzania and Kenya will benefit from a €345m financing package for road construction support, approved by the African Development Bank (AfDB) board. The bank's support for the Mombasa-Lunga Lunga/Horohoro and Tanga-Pangani-Bagamoyo roads Phase I is in the form of African Development Bank and African Development Fund loans, representing 78.5% of the total €399.7 million project cost.
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