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Young Architect

Eyes on the Future with Ace Houston

3 weeks ago

House Cosmopolitan | Ace Houston   When Ace was a child, he remembers going to the beach with his family and building sandcastles. In fact, he preferred building sandcastles to getting into the water. He credits this experience, along with playing with Legos and being influenced by his grandfather, a carpenter, for his decision to become […]

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Michael Riscica

The Responsibility of Resilience with Illya Azaroff

4 weeks ago

In today’s episode, Illya Azaroff joins the podcast to talk about his background, his work, and the projects he’s excited about now. +LAB Architect | Illya Azaroff Illya Azaroff grew up watching his father, a systems engineer, work at his drafting table. Illya was interested in the work that his father id but soon discovered that […]

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Urban Realm

Glasgow announces measures to double city centre population by 2035

11 hours 31 minutes ago
Glasgow City Council has unveiled a raft of measures designed to double the city centre population to 40,000 over the next 15 years as part of its draft City Centre Living Strategy . A 10-week consultation will get underway from 29 November to explore how best to increase density, encourage development and improve amenity through initiatives such as repurposing vacant upper floor...

Dundee pub runs dry in flats and retail vision

16 hours 36 minutes ago
A derelict Dundee pub has been served its last orders in a new planning application requesting its demolition for the erection of 11 flats above four ground-floor retail units. The Rock Public House on Dickson Avenue, Menzieshill, is a single-storey brick-built structure adjacent to a large council-owned car park, presenting an opportunity for densification and regeneration in the...

324 build to rent homes on the rise at Buchanan Wharf

19 hours 5 minutes ago
Drum Property Group has confirmed it is to break ground on 324 build to rent (BTR) properties at its Buchanan Wharf development in Glasgow this week. The developer has teamed up with Legal & General to secure funding for twin eighteen storey terracotta towers comprising 280,000sq/ft of accommodation including a dedicated dining hall, gym, lounge and games room. A 4,240sq/ft roof...

Dunbar bear honours naturalist John Muir

1 day 5 hours ago
Sculptor Andy Scott has paid tribute to naturalist John Muir with the unveiling of a dramatic 5m tall steel bear in his hometown of Dunbar, East Lothian. Rising from a wildflower garden the striking piece dominates the Spott Roundabout off the A1 and doubles as a signifier of the wider Hallhill development, which will ultimately deliver 1,200 new homes set amidst 56 acres of woodland....

Princes Street Gardens shelters to be renewed

1 day 8 hours ago
GRAS Architects have filed the first planning application for The Quaich Project at Princes Street Gardens, a small-scale refurbishment of three B-listed park shelters dating from the 1950s. The City of Edinburgh Council owned shelters are the only structures within the park which afford protection from the elements and are set within the steep embankment of the Waverley valley’s...

Eight-strong shortlist contest FutureTown competition

2 days 1 hour ago
An eight-strong shortlist has been confirmed for the FutureTown Design Competition, an annual ideas project designed to provoke radical thinking on regeneration. Organised by Scotland’s Towns Partnership, supported by Threesixty Architecture, this year’s entries span a variety social good initiatives across different urban areas from retrofitted green space in Dennistoun,...

Hilltown Market to rise from the ashes

2 days 8 hours ago
Sigma Properties and Brunton Design have come forward with plans to build a new leisure park and 280 space surface car park in Dundee’s Hilltown. Hilltown Leisure Park will include an indoor market in addition to a bowling alley, play area, gym and golf range accessible from Main Street. Visualisations produced of the big box attraction depict a 5,000sq/m centre clad in...

Schools saved with Dennistoun demolition go-ahead

3 days 2 hours ago
Glasgow City Council planners have lent their consent to the partial demolition of a historic B-listed Dennistoun school to enable the delivery of 18 homes. The work would see Barony Homes with Jewitt & Wilkie Architects retain the façade of the disused Golfhill Primary while building a new build element to the rear. A former janitors house will also be converted into a...

Subcontractors invited to participate in West Lothian early years programme

5 days 5 hours ago
Hub South East Scotland has launched a meet then buyer event concerning West Lothian Council’s nursery building programme. Local businesses are invited to head along to West Lothian College on 19 November between 09:00 and 1200 to meet representatives from the council and Morrison Construction. In a statement Hub South East wrote: “We are keen to use local suppliers wherever...

East Dunbartonshire nursery drive in full swing

5 days 10 hours ago
Four Early Years Centres across East Dunbartonshire have taken another step toward delivery with funding secured for new facilities in Milngavie, Bearsden and Kirkintilloch, with Holmes Miller Architects handling the design of each. The Bearsden Centre will sit alongside Brookwood Library and offer a full-height ‘experience space’ defined by translucent sheets and slatted...

Perth bridges air quality gap with a new link road

5 days 12 hours ago
Perth & Kinross Council together with engineering consultancy Sweco, have formalised plans for a new Cross Tay Link Road with the submission of plans for a new road link spanning the River Tay. Comprising a new river crossing and an associated link road the £118m scheme emphasises ‘place-making’ through the provision of park and cycle facilities on stopped up...

Ibrox homes in step with their surroundings

5 days 13 hours ago
AS Homes have selected the site of a doomed former swimming pool for their latest new homes, a block of 39 flats for social rent at the junction of Clifford Street and North Gower Street, Ibrox. A former swimming pool annexe at the former Bellahouston Academy the site has been taken on by George Buchanan Architects who have chosen to employ a language of crow step gables in a nod to the...

Bishopbriggs shopping mall makeover in the works

6 days 7 hours ago
A Bishopbriggs shopping mall is to be given a refresh under new plans submitted by Smith Design Owners on behalf of its current owners, the supermarket chain Morrisons. The Triangle Shopping Centre was built in 1990 but no longer shapes up as a modern retail environment, prompting new plans to be brought forward to build a new food store and a facelift for the current mall. This will...

Custom-build vision laid out for Millerhill Village

1 week ago
Allan Corfield Architects have set out their vision for ten detached custom-build homes on the edge of Millerhill Village , Midlothian, as part of the wider Shawfair development. Conceived by the owners of the vacant Cockatoo Restaurant this would see the present structure swept away to provide a modest 4.2 ha development plot. Arranged across two rows of seven and three properties...

Glasgow’s Trongate turns a corner with new ‘urban marker’

1 week 1 day ago
Caledon Property Group has shown their hand at Glasgow’s Trongate with proposals to demolish a disused bank in order to allow the formation of a 157 room apart-hotel rising to 12 storeys. Adjoining the planned Candleriggs Square the project is being overseen by Mosaic Architecture & Design to respect its a-listed neighbour while reinforcing the ‘urban wall’ of the...

Wild Glasgow vision postulates ‘forest city’ formation

1 week 1 day ago
Glasgow has been reimagined as a Dear Green Place in its truest sense in a new study imagining how UK cities could appear when subject to vertical forests, biophilic design, tree planting and roof gardens. The green vision is the product of fertile minds at Marshalls, a provider of hard landscaping materials, which has been seeking new ways to make cities more environmentally friendly by...

New homes drag Leith garage out of the slow lane

1 week 1 day ago
Covell Matthews Architects have followed up plans to erect 49 flats on a disused vehicle repair workshop at Constitution Street, Edinburgh, with a revised bid for 39 homes on the same site. The latest proposals reduce the number of new-build residential units from 27 to 18 together with a reduction in the number of homes fashioned from the existing repair centre offices from two to one....

Glasgow riverfront moves onwards and upwards with tower consent

1 week 1 day ago
Glasgow City Council planners have given the all-clear to a riverfront hotel and rooftop restaurant which will tower 20 storeys above the River Clyde after Scottish Ministers opted not to intervene in the case. Spearheaded by Young & Gault Architects and Citihome the glass high-rise will replace an existing three-storey building at the corner of Dixon and Clyde Street , facing the La...

The final piece of Ayr harbour jigsaw falls into place

1 week 1 day ago
Ayrshire Housing has filed plans for the final element of a 25-year masterplan to rejuvenate redundant dockland and barracks in the town of Ayr, with an application to build 40 flats. South Harbour Street is being taken forward by Page\Park Architects who have been commissioned to deliver twin residential blocks around a shared landscape car park, inspired by the surviving look-out post...

Work underway at 56 sheltered apartments in Pollokshields

1 week 2 days ago
Specialist retirement builder McCarthy & Stone have begun work on their latest project, a development of 56 one- and two-bedroom apartments in Pollokshields, Glasgow. Located at Springkell Avenue the McLean Architects-designed scheme will occupy a triangular plot of land near Maxwell Park Station, offering retired residents a customised environment for their needs. Bringing a strong...
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Liberia: Govt Tests 'New Road Technology' At 14th Military Hospital

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[Observer] On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, the government, through the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) in collaboration with South Africa-based Polyroads-West Africa, began testing some polymeric chemical products on the 14th Military Hospital Road in Schiefflin Town, Margibi County, the the Edward Binyah Kesselly (EBK) Military Barracks to observe its effectiveness.

Angola: Civil Construction Institute Bets On Modernization

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[ANGOP] Luanda -The Civil Engineering and Public Works Regulatory Institute is making efforts towards the modernization and red tape and simplification of the services to better serve the citizens and the economic agents, said last Saturday, in Luanda, the deputy General-Director, Baltazar de Oliveira.

South Africa: Education Department Apologises for School Building Bungles

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[Daily Maverick] The Eastern Cape Department of Education this week apologised to learners at a primary school that was meant to be rebuilt in 2017, after pictures went viral of them writing their exams outside dilapidated mud classrooms. The department was also hit with a court order compelling it to fix another school's toilets - something it had failed to do so since 2013.

Ethiopia: City Launches New Housing Projects As Enthusiasm for Condos Wane

6 days 15 hours ago
[Addis Fortune] Out of the 835,000 city residents who have registered for condominium housing since 2005, only about 21pc have received houses thus far. This backlog has not thwarted the City Administration's aggressive optimism, however, as the institution headed by Deputy Mayor Takele Uma last month announced the immediate construction of 20,504 new units in centre city districts, writes TEMESGEN MULUGETA, FORTUNE STAFF WRITER.
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AllAfrica Urban Issues

Gambia: Population Growth and Rapid Urbanization Presents On-Going Challenges in Banjul, the Gambia

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[The Point] It is inevitable that the issue of population growth tends to attract the most attention when it concerns large countries with sizeable populations, but the same issue in small countries can magnify the problem. The West African state of The Gambia had a population of 1,228, 862 in 2000, by 2019 it had risen to 2,255,608 and by 2050 is projected to reach 4,981,357 (Source: www.populationpyramid.net/gambia/2050/). This is placing a tremendous strain of on land and is exacerbating the problems already facing

Ethiopia: City Launches New Housing Projects As Enthusiasm for Condos Wane

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[Addis Fortune] Out of the 835,000 city residents who have registered for condominium housing since 2005, only about 21pc have received houses thus far. This backlog has not thwarted the City Administration's aggressive optimism, however, as the institution headed by Deputy Mayor Takele Uma last month announced the immediate construction of 20,504 new units in centre city districts, writes TEMESGEN MULUGETA, FORTUNE STAFF WRITER.
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Evo Morales: Hero or Villain?

7 hours 10 minutes ago

To be president in a country like Bolivia might be like a precarious act performed by a tightrope-dancer between “the Devil and the deep blue sea”. After 23 years as Bolivia’s President, Evo Morales finally lost his foothold and ended up as political refugee in Mexico, adding his name to a long list of previous […]

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Jan Lundius

Achieving the Possible: “Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East”

16 hours 56 minutes ago

Tariq Rauf, former Head of Verification and Security Policy Coordination, Office reporting to the Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency (2002-2011), was responsible for safeguards and security policy, the Director General’s annual report on the Application of Safeguards in the Middle East and for the IAEA Forum on the Experience of NWFZs relevant for the Middle East.

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Tariq Rauf

As Donors Ramp up Polio Funding, Worries of Comeback Persist

20 hours 25 minutes ago

Efforts to wipe polio off the face of the planet took a step forward this week, with a multibillion-dollar fundraiser in the Middle East helping eradication schemes tackle a virus that disproportionately kills and cripples children in poor countries. Donor governments and philanthropists pledged $2.6 billion on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi to immunise 450 million […]

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James Reinl

The 2019 Global Gender Summit

1 day 5 hours ago

The 2019 Global Gender Summit will be held from 25-27 November 2019 in Kigali Rwanda.   The Global Gender Summit is organized by the African Development Bank with other multilateral development bank partners. The biennial event brings together leaders from government, development institutions, private sector, civil society and academia. With the theme “Unpacking constraints to […]

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UNESCO launches three reports on journalists’ safety, access to information, and election coverage

1 day 8 hours ago

UNESCO has presented three reports concerning media issues to Member States meeting at the Organization’s Headquarters for the 40th session of its General Conference. The three reports, available online in English are: Intensified Attacks, New Defences: Developments in the Fight to Protect Journalists and End Impunity assesses trends in safety of journalists around the world […]

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PRESS RELEASE

With the UN Security Council in Paralysis, Are there New Hopes for Rohingya Muslims?

1 day 8 hours ago

The 15-member UN Security Council (UNSC) stands virtually paralyzed in the face of genocide charges against the government of Myanmar where over 730,000 to one million Rohingya Muslims have been forced to flee to neighboring Bangladesh since a 2016 crackdown by Myanmar’s military. A team of U.N. investigators has declared that the crackdown was carried […]

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Thalif Deen

Liberation, Not Liberalization, Responsible for China’s Economic Miracle

1 day 15 hours ago

Any balanced assessment of the so-called Chinese economic miracle will recognize that it was extremely successful, not only during the reform period from 1979, but also since Liberation in 1949 despite the setbacks of the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. The Chinese economy grew at about 5% on average during 1949-1979 and at […]

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Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame Sundaram

Seeing Through the Smog: Can New Delhi Find a Way to Limit Air Pollution?

1 day 17 hours ago

Ankita Gupta, a housewife from south Delhi, is anxious about whether she should send her 4-year-old daughter to kindergarten. Outside visibility is poor as smog — a combination of emissions from factories, vehicle exhausts, coal plants and chemicals reacting with sunlight — has settled over the city, surpassing dangerous levels. Gupta knows that sending her daughter to […]

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Umar Manzoor Shah

“Transformational Benefits” of Ending Outdoor Defecation

2 days 6 hours ago

Ending the practice of defecating in the open, rather than in a toilet, will have “transformational benefits” for some of the world’s most vulnerable people, says the UN’s partner sanitation body, the WSSCC (Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council). Ahead of World Toilet Day, which is marked annually on 19 November, WSSCC’s acting Executive Director, […]

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Africa is Better Placed Than Ever for Investment

2 days 16 hours ago

The Presidents Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and Prime Minister Agostinho do Rosario of Mozambique engaged in a discussion titled, Invest in Africa’s Space: Conversation with African Heads of State, moderated by Dr. Victor Oladokun, African Development Bank Group Director of External Relations and Communications, at the […]

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Net Food Importer Turkey Grapples with Challenges of Food Self-sufficiency

2 days 18 hours ago

Despite latest research showing Turkey lagging in overall food sustainability, progress in sustainable agriculture appears to be a bright spot in the country’s troubled agriculture industry. But local farming groups, NGOs and international bodies, while welcoming government efforts to promote sustainable farming, are urging more to be done as farmers struggle with the effects of […]

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Ed Holt

ICC Gives Greenlight for Probe into Violent Crimes Against Rohingya

5 days 6 hours ago

Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday authorized an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity, namely deportation, which have forced between 600,000 and one million Rohingya refugees out of Myanmar, into neighboring Bangladesh since 2016. The pre-trial judges “accepted that there exists a reasonable basis to believe widespread and/or systematic acts of violence may have been committed that could qualify as crimes against […]

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Dangers and Questions of the Zuckerberg Era

5 days 10 hours ago

This year the Worldwide Web is thirty years old. For the first time since 1435, a citizen from Brazil could exchange their views and information with another in Finland. The Internet, the communications infrastructure for the Web is a little older. It was developed from the ARPANET, a US Defense Department project under the Advanced […]

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Roberto Savio

Summary Report on the event of GGGW2019

5 days 12 hours ago

It has been a great experience for me to attend the Global Green Growth Week (GGGW) 2019 hosted by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth. Through this year’s event, I had the opportunity to learn more about green growth […]

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NOARQ renovates stone villa in Portugal with bright red details

1 hour 51 minutes ago

Architecture studio NOARQ has extended a stone villa in Portugal with a bright red cabin perched on thick blocks of granite above the entrance. Located in the town of Vila Nova de Famalicão, the house sits directly alongside a road with a site that steps down to the south, where it overlooks a green landscape

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Jon Astbury

Olson Kundig unveils Recompose Seattle facility for composting human bodies

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Recompose by Olson Kundig

American firm Olson Kundig Architects has revealed plans for an after-death facility in Seattle where human bodies will be composted and turned into soil. The Seattle studio designed the 18,500-square-foot (1,719-square-metre) centre for Recompose, a company founded by Katrina Spade to offer an alternative to cremation and burial. The Recompose Seattle project follows Washington becoming

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Bridget Cogley

Air Co launches as "world's first carbon-negative vodka"

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Air Co vodka

Brooklyn company Air Co has developed a process for making vodka that converts carbon dioxide into alcohol. Air Co claims the spirit is "the world's first carbon-negative vodka". "We invented a way to capture excess carbon from the air and turn it into ultra-refined, covetable products," Air Co said. The co-founders of Air Co vodka,

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Bridget Cogley

Refik Anadol uses AI to create mesmerising film of New York City

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Artechouse by Refik Anadol

Turkish artist Refik Anadol has used artificial intelligence to turn millions of photographs of New York into the Machine Hallucination film. Anadol and his team created the 30-minute-long Machine Hallucination movie for digital art space Artechouse, located in Chelsea Market, New York. The project used machine intelligence to source millions of photos of New York

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Eleanor Gibson

AHEAD Europe hotel awards winners are "understated but rich"

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The third AHEAD Europe awards, which took place in London on November 18, celebrated the best in hotel and resort design across the continent

The best new hotels in Europe combine rich experiences with a subtle approaches to design say the judges of this year's AHEAD Europe awards, in this video Dezeen produced for the awards programme. The AHEAD Europe awards, which had its ceremony in London on November 18, celebrated the best in hotel and resort design across

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Calum Lindsay

Eco-Visionaries is the latest exhibition about our destruction of the natural world

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Eco-Visionaries exhibition RA

Eco-Visionaries at London's Royal Academy of Arts looks at how art and architecture can help us respond to environmental change, and is the latest in a line of recent large-scale exhibitions on the theme. The show brings together international artists, designers and architects who are confronting environmental issues through their practice, at a critical moment

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Augusta Pownall

La Firme turns abandoned shed into Quebec home The Barn

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The Barn by La Firme

Montreal architect Louis Beliveau of La Firme studio has overhauled a decrepit barn in Quebec by turning its hollow core into a holiday home for two city dwellers. La Firme's Louis Beliveau worked with architect Michel Lemieux on the project, which involved disassembling an old shed and moving it to a new location on a

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Bridget Cogley

Competition-winning mobile wallpaper designs showcased at Samsung Developer Conference 2019

12 hours 52 minutes ago

In this Dezeen movie, jury members discuss the winners of the Samsung Mobile Design Competition wallpaper category, which were revealed last month at the Samsung Developer Conference in San Jose, California. Finnish designer Kalle Järvenpää was awarded first place for his Garden of Galaxy design, a personalised flower generated by an algorithm that enables every

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Sebastian Jordahn

Careers guide: Brenda Smith reveals her path from nurse to healthcare architect at Perkins and Will

13 hours 51 minutes ago

Brenda Smith began her career as a nurse in New York, but now leads healthcare and hospital projects at global architecture firm Perkins and Will. She explains how she got there for the Dezeen Jobs careers guide. Smith is responsible for overseeing all healthcare projects and strategies for Perkins and Will's New York studio. This

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Amina Amber

AHMM unveils shipping-container housing development in Oklahoma

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Squirrel Park by AHMM

Squirrel Park is a scheme of four houses made from converted shipping containers in Oklahoma City, USA, by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. Built for a developer client who plans to live in one of the properties, Squirrel Park has four two-bedroom homes on a 2,500-square-metre site. "The owner, who runs a local restaurant where the

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Anthony Hunt is the high-tech architect's engineer

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High-tech architecture: Anthony Hunt

Anthony Hunt worked with architects Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Michael and Patty Hopkins and Nicholas Grimshaw to engineer some of high-tech's greatest buildings. We continue our high-tech architecture series with a profile of the influential engineer. High-tech architecture's pioneers had their stylistic differences, collaborations and contestations, but they can almost all be united by a

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Jon Astbury

TypeCase keyboard simplifies texting for people with visual or motor impairments

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TypeCase keyboard helps people with visual or motor impairments text and type

Product-design engineer Dougie Mann has created a keyboard that, when hooked up to a smartphone via a custom case, can help amputees and people with sight loss type more easily. In a world of sleek, homogenous touchscreen surfaces, the 3D-printed device brings tactility back into technology through five physical buttons, which are used to communicate

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Jennifer Hahn

Competition: win a copy of London’s Great Theatres by Simon Callow and Derry Moore

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London's Great Theatres book by Simon Callow and Derry Moore for Prestel

In our latest competition, we're offering five readers the chance to win a copy of London's Great Theatres by Simon Callow with photography by Derry Moore. Published by Prestel, the book offers a glimpse behind the curtain of the city's renowned stages and to see the spaces without crowds. From the West End to east

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Semi Han

London pop-up House of Harth is filled with rentable furniture

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House of Harth pop-up shop

Buyers can borrow pieces of furniture from this pop-up shop, which online sharing platform Harth has opened in north London. Founded by editor Henrietta Thompson and her husband Edward Padmore, Harth allows customers to rent design-focused furnishings, accessories, and artworks instead of disposing of them once their tastes or living circumstances have changed. The House

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Natasha Levy

Katerra launches "elegantly simple" building products brand KOVA

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Katerra's building product brand Kova

Dezeen promotion: Silicon Valley design-build firm Katerra has launched a brand called KOVA that offers "simple, timeless" building products and materials. KOVA was founded by Katerra to offer architects, designers and trade professionals a one-stop shop for high quality but low-cost materials and products. Its products range from large appliances and cabinetry through to lighting,

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Netherlands replaces "tulip Holland" identity with "less touristy" NL logo

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Rebranded Netherlands NL logo by Studio Dumbar

Dutch branding agency Studio Dumbar has designed a new visual identity for the Netherlands featuring a logo that combines the letters NL with a stylised tulip. The Dutch government asked the Rotterdam-based studio to develop a new identity that will be used to help enhance the nation's image on the global stage. The project was

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Alyn Griffiths

Zaha Hadid Architects completes Leeza Soho skyscraper with world's tallest atrium

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Leeza Soho tower by Zaha Hadid Architects in Beijing, China

The 45-storey Leeza Soho skyscraper, designed by the late Zaha Hadid in Beijing, China, contains the world's tallest atrium twisting through its centre. Designed by the late founder of Zaha Hadid Architects before her death in 2016, the skyscraper is located in the Fengtai business district. Commissioned by Soho China, the developer of Galaxy Soho and Wangjing Soho, the Leeza

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Lizzie Crook

Unsung architecture in the American Midwest spotlighted in new book

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Midwest Architecture

A Brutalist school, an Art Deco church and soaring grain silos are among the diverse array of buildings featured in the new tome, Midwest Architecture Journeys. Book editor Zach Mortice discusses five highlights. Released in October, Midwest Architecture Journeys is a 287-page, hardcover book from Belt Publishing that explores under-recognised buildings, places and spaces in

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Jenna McKnight

Herzog & de Meuron's Dominus Winery photographed 20 years after completion

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These photographs taken by Yueqi "Jazzy" Li capture the "mesmerising" dappled light inside Herzog & de Meuron's Dominus Winery. Jazzy Li's series documents the interiors and exteriors of the Napa winery, which was completed by Herzog & de Meuron in 1997, marking its first project in the United States. "The Dominus Winery is still a

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Kristine Klein

"Inaccessible areas are inexcusable and non-negotiable"

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In this week's comments update, readers are struggling to understand how the Hunters Point library in Long Island City passed building approval with many areas not accessible to people with disabilities. Access denied: commenters are frustrated to discover the recently opened Hunters Point library in Long Island City has a number of areas inaccessible to people

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#Newsmaker: Caesarstone's 2019 Student Designer, Kgothatso John Malange

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Kgothatso John Malange was recently announced as the official winner of the Caesarstone Student Designer of 2019. Image supplied.
Kgothatso John Malange was recently announced as the official winner of the Caesarstone Student Designer of 2019. Image supplied.</span>Hailing from Alexandra in Johannesburg, Kgothatso John Malange is a design force to be reckoned with and was recently announced as the official winner of the Caesarstone Student Designer of 2019, placing him in the ranking as South Africa's most promising designer.
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Construction begins at new Durban cruise terminal

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Construction begins at new Durban cruise terminalThe port city of Durban's status as a leading cruise destination was cemented on Saturday, 16 November with the arrival of the MSC Orchestra cruise liner on her maiden voyage to South African shores, as well as a sod-turning ceremony to mark the start of construction of the new Durban passenger terminal. General Manager: Port of Durban, Moshe Motlohi says the port's cruise sector developments reflected growing confidence in Durban as a cruise prospect.
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Deconstructing the Housing Consumer Protection Draft Bill

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Deconstructing the Housing Consumer Protection Draft BillIn terms of Government Gazette dated 30 August 2019, the Minister for Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation published the Housing Consumer Protection Draft Bill, 2019 which, if promulgated, will repeal the existing Housing Consumer Protection Measures Act No 95 of 1998. The application of the draft Bill will extend to any addition to, alteration, renovation or repair of a home insofar as any of these necessitates the submission of building plans to the Local Authority. The existing Act only applies to a person who carries on the business of a homebuilder.
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Why SMME development is crucial to the construction industry

2 weeks 6 days ago

Why SMME development is crucial to the construction industryBy now, we have all heard about the local communities stopping projects across the country because the local SMME (Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise) is not being given opportunities. Whilst some of the community may be deemed political opportunists, there are many within the community who just want an opportunity to improve their skills and have a better life.
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MBAWC entrepreneurship programme readies SMEs for construction industry uptick

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MBAWC entrepreneurship programme readies SMEs for construction industry uptickWhile South Africa's construction industry is firmly in recession, there is cause for optimism with the government's economic stimulus plan reported to inject billions into infrastructure development. Should this come into play, there will be increased opportunities for local small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that will ultimately be supporting big business in managing the anticipated uptick.
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ITC-SA reverses dormancy resolution

3 weeks 5 days ago

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Image source: ITC-SA</span>The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) has reversed its resolution of dormancy following overwhelming feedback from the engineered timber construction industry on the critical role that the institute plays. An extra-ordinary board meeting was held on 16 October 2019 in order to collate this feedback and investigate a possible turnaround strategy.
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