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Separating Making and Managing with Eric Reinholdt

4 days 9 hours ago

30×40 Design Workshop | Eric Reinholdt  Eric Reinholdt feels that architecture was a natural fit for him. As a kid, he liked playing with Legos, building models, drawing, and even studying books of floorplans.  On the other hand, Eric admits that as a teen, he had a romanticized idea of what it would mean to […]

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Michael Riscica

ARE Study Sessions – Tampa and St. Petersburg

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The Problem with Self-Initiated ARE Study Groups For 4 years, I’ve have been traveling around America and extensively giving lectures about the Architect Exam and Entrepreneurship. After numerous conversations, I’ve learned that many ARE Candidates would love to work together and study in a group. However, most study groups make a crushing mistake: ARE Candidates […]

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Michael Riscica

Top Ten Young Architect Conference Takeaways

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In today’s special podcast Joanna and Michael sit down to chat about the Young Architect Conference and give you their top TEN takeaways. 1. Magic of bringing people together You can plan the venue, you can select the right speakers / workshop leaders, but what you cannot plan is the synergy of the group.   Our […]

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Urban Realm

Reiach & Hall return to 614-bed Cowcaddens student scheme

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Reiach & Hall have revisited plans for a major student residential project to the north of Glasgow city centre with a fresh vision to deliver high-density accommodation. The Cowcaddens block is being led by specialist student housing provider Qdos and will deliver 614 beds on land bounded by Port Dundas Road and Milton Road. Lyle Chrystie, Reiach & Hall managing director,...

New Forth Bridge visitor hub plans emerge

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Network Rail has come forward with fresh plans to build a Forth Bridge visitor centre as the hub of a new 1.6km path network connecting to Dalmeny Station and a viewing platform on the bridge structure itself. The Forth Bridge Walk Reception Centre has been conceived by WT Architecture, Atkins and The Paul Hogarth Company to capitalise on the tourism potential of the famous rail link by...

NHS Lothian apologises for ‘extended delay’ at troubled children’s hospital

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NHS Lothian has delayed the opening of its troubled Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Young People to autumn 2020 in an acknowledgement that the facility can no longer open this year as planned. The revised timeline has been necessitated by a desire to ensure patient safety and will see the site lie vacant until spring next year when the Department of Clinical Neurosciences becomes the...

Long-standing Inverness gap site earmarked for new hotel

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Inverness waterfront is to play host to a new hotel on the site of the former city baths at Glebe Street, which has lain derelict since its demolition in 1999. The Glebe Street location is bounded by the busy Friars Bridge offering open views across the River Ness, which will be addressed directly by a public ‘plinth’ of riverfront restaurants and bars. Proposed by Vastint...

Operator lined up for tweaked Glasgow city centre hotel

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NYX Hotels are looking to extend their UK footprint with the selection of a city-centre site at Glasgow’s West Nile Street for their second venture, hot on the heels of confirmation that a site on Edinburgh’s Jeffrey Street would play host to a 132-bed NYX branded hotel. Revised plans brought forward by George Capital and 3DReid Architects for the 14-storey hotel on the...

Williamwood Golf Club homes in on new revenue source

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Williamwood Golf Club to the south of Glasgow has teamed up with Mactaggart & Mickel Homes to deliver a block of 14 flats to help plug a revenue shortfall. Plans prepared by GD Lodge Architects a curved block occupying 0.78 acres of surplus land on Stamperland Crescent , an established suburban setting boasting open westerly views across the fairways. Extending the existing building...

Cumbernauld greenlights low-rise affordable homes

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Collective Architecture and Sanctuary Homes have secured planning consent from North Lanarkshire Council for a development of 133 affordable homes at Burns Road, Cumbernauld , site of the towns last tower blocks. The decision clears the way for construction to begin next year on the build which would sit within an area of newly landscaped grounds around an existing network of public paths....

US investor kickstarts UK student housing trio

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Appetite for new student housing remains undimmed with a US investor committing £64m towards the development of hundreds of new homes in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Sheffield. Investec Structured Property Finance will loan the cash to CA Ventures, financing a 422-bedroom tower on Glasgow’s Cathedral Street in addition to a 216-bedroom development at Dundee Street, Fountainbridge,...

Cumbernauld green lights low-rise affordable homes

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Collective Architecture and Sanctuary Homes have secured planning consent from North Lanarkshire Council for a development of 133 affordable homes at Burns Road, Cumbernauld , site of the towns last tower blocks. The decision clears the way for construction to begin next year on the build which would sit within an area of newly landscaped grounds around an existing network of public paths....

Revitalisation of Aberdeen’s Union Street continues

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Moves to revitalise Aberdeen’s Union Street continue with new plans to convert under-utilised upper floors of retail premises to residential use. Graeme Cheyne Properties and Cumming and Co have identified a C-listed property at 156 Union Street as being suitable for seven city centre flats via conversion of vacant storage and office space to provide a mix of two and three-bed...

The City of Edinburgh Council seeks approval for £314m city centre masterplan

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Edinburgh is seeking approval for an ambitious masterplan which seeks to transform the city centre over the coming decade by investing £314m in infrastructure and public spaces. The Edinburgh City Centre Transformation Strategy details how pedestrian and cycle links can be approved as part of efforts to reduce vehicle traffic around George Street and the New Town. Councillor...

Citizens Theatre redevelopment moves on-site

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Kier Regional Building Scotland has moved on-site with the redevelopment of Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre to deliver a comprehensive £21.5m overhaul of the B-listed venue. Tracing its history back over 140 years the theatre has become increasingly outdated with poor accessibility and ageing infrastructure. Planned works will introduce level access from the street for the first...

39 assisted living homes move on-site in Galashiels

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Eildon Housing is to press ahead with 39 assisted living homes within Galashiels in a matter of weeks as part of measures to meet the needs of an ageing population. Langhaugh Independent Living is backed by Scottish Borders Council and will be delivered by Hart Builders and Assist Design Architects to meet the needs of frail tenants and those in poor health. To achieve this care staff...

Well-heeled tenants invited to make Donaldson’s School their home

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Tay Letting has given new meaning to the term boarding school after marketing what has been described as Edinburgh’s most expensive apartment within the grounds of the former Donaldson’s School . Part of the Crescent development by CALA Homes and Richard Murphy Architects the £1.7m property boasts eyewatering views across UNESCO World Heritage Site with a rental cost to...

£2.7m Doune Health Centre commences patient services

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NHS Forth Valley have taken possession of a £2.7m healthcare facility in Doune following its handover by design and build contractor Hadden Group. Designed to enable a growing local population to better access care services the centre replaces a smaller facility with one better equipped to meet the needs of an expanding population. Gary Bushnell, chief executive, hub East Central...

Listed building consent granted for Glasgow hotel conversion

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3DReid Architects have won consent for a change of use application at Glasgow’s B-listed Wellington House to transform the B-listed offices into a 98-bed boutique hotel and serviced apartments. The Wellington has been proposed by Henley Homes Group to reinvigorate the building, reduced to a retained façade during prior remodeling work carried out in the 1990s, by preserving...

Glasgow’s east end shows signs of life as 54 flats break ground

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Grant Stafford Borthwick have completed site enabling works and begun construction of a £7m development of 54 flats on vacant ground at 331 Bell Street , Glasgow. Designed by Jewitt & Wilkie Architects the six storey building will include a 2,500sq/ft ground-floor commercial unit in addition to a tenant car park, bike storage and lift access to all floors. Andrew Borthwick,...

Stirling care home addresses shifting demographics

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A disused bowling green and grounds in Stirling has been chosen for the location of a new residential care home by Morrison Community Care. Livilands Care Home has been designed by Holmes Miller Architects to provide accommodation on Randolph Road in the St Ninians area of the city while maximising amenity space and views to the Ochil Hills. The two-storey build seeks to complement the...

£15m Newton Mearns school & nursery campus handed over

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BAM Construction have handed over the £15m Maidenhill Primary School and Nursery in Newton Mearns to East Renfrewshire Council Classes have already begun at the BDP-designed facility which provides 444 primary and 120 nursery places together with a multi-use games hall and 2G pitch to serve the fast-growing local population. Bruce Dickson, regional director at BAM Construction,...

Infill family homes to put Tollcross streets ahead

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Tollcross Housing Association are pressing ahead with 43 new homes at Altyre Street in Glasgow’s east end as part of efforts to increase the amount of family homes in the area. Situated close to Tollcross International Swimming Centre and Tollcross Park the scheme will seek to reconnect the street to the surrounding area by re-establishing an urban block of active frontages. At...
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Liberia: Govt, China Pen Deal for Overpass Bridges

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[New Dawn] The Government of Liberia and the People's Republic of China have signed an Agreement for the construction of two Separate overhead bridges in Congo town, outside Monrovia.According to a Foreign Ministry release, the signing ceremony took place on Monday, September 9, 2019 in the Minister's Conference Room on the fourth floor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Cameroon: Positive Sign for Effective Take-Off

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[Cameroon Tribune] Observably, all is set for a sound take-off of construction works on the Nachtigal Hydroelectricity Dam project. The December 2018 proposed commencement of effective work on the site, all things being equal, could be respected with the pious hope that by 2022, the much-awaited 420 MW could be pumped out of the dam into the national interconnected grid to enhance domestic and industrial functioning. That 30 per cent of the country's energy needs could be met by the dam makes the Nachtigal Hydroelectricity p

Malawi: Govt to Build 10,000 Houses For Security Agencies

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[Nyasa Times] The promise of President Peter Mutharika to roll out a housing project for all security agencies this year will be fulfilled as Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Joseph Mwanamvekha has announced in his budget presentation on Monday that the construction will commence in 2019/20 fiscal year.
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Ethiopia: Five Scenes Disappearing From Social Life in Addis Abeba

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[Addis Fortune] There was a time back in the 1980s and 90s where different scenes and consumer products were commonly used and practised. However, changes have led these trends and consumer products to start phasing out or completely disappear. The younger generation is not even aware of some products or services, since they have already gone extinct.

South Africa: Unfettered Rural Development Tramples the Bucolic Life

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[Daily Maverick] South Africa is a developing country. Yet in the era of the climate crisis, it is becoming increasingly clear how development usually equates with environmental degradation and is fuelling (literally) the drivers of climate instability. In our country's quest for social justice we also have to protect everyone's rights to 'an environment that is not harmful to their health and well-being' and to have the environment protected 'for the benefit of present and future generations'. How do we find the balance?I

South Africa: How Do We Reduce Shack Fires?

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[GroundUp] Fire ravaged Section E, Masiphumelele in July. Over 250 homes were burnt. About 1,200 people were left homeless. Matric students, months away from writing their final exams, were left without uniforms and the identification documents needed to sit their exams.
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G5 Sahel Summit: African Development Bank, partners, commit to light up and power the Sahel with the Desert to Power initiative

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Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank, has arrived in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, ahead of the G5 Sahel Summit, and was received by Burkina Faso’s president, Mark Roch Christian Kaboré. The Burkinabe president applauded the Bank’s Desert to Power initiative, and also highlighted his country’s excellent relationship with the Bank, expressing […]

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Three Questions to Wale Shonibare, Acting VP, Power, Energy, Climate & Green Growth

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The Desert to Power initiative is an ambitious and innovative partnership-driven initiative of the African Development Bank to transform the Sahel and Sahara region through the deployment of solar technologies, at scale, in eleven countries: Burkina Faso, Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sudan. Desert to Power proposes to deliver access […]

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African Development Bank

AfDB ‘s Solar Project Aims at Making Africa a Renewable Power House

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When UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched the International Solar Alliance last October, he applauded the goal of mobilizing about $1 trillion dollars towards the deployment of some 1,000 gigawatts of solar energy by 2030. “It is clear,” he said, “that we are witnessing a global renewable energy revolution.” That revolution is also taking place under […]

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Razeena Raheem

Calls for Reform, Research and Reorganisation in Leprosy Healthcare

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Rachna Kumari of Munger in Eastern India’s Bihar state is not yet 30. But she’s already been married at 18, abandoned by her husband after she was diagnosed with leprosy and become an award-winning advocate of the disease. She has traversed a long road. And this week she undertook another step in her journey to […]

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Stella Paul

Ministers Call for Coalition to scale up land restoration massively worldwide

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1. On the road to the Climate Action Summit, the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India and President of COP14, His Excellency Mr. Prakash Javedkar, and the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Her Excellency Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, hosted a high-level luncheon on land and climate on 9 September 2019, on the margins […]

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UNCCD Press Release

The Push for Peace-From the Global Village to the Global Neighborhood

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From the ashes of a tragedy that wiped out almost 90% of the city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945, an institute called the Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center (HPC) rose like a phoenix of hope that is pioneering the creation of a global pool of peacebuilders. It is driven by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development […]

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Siddharth Chatterjee

‘Conference Emphasises Need for Partnerships to Create a World Without Leprosy’

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Forty years ago, Yohei Sasakawa saw his father moved to tears after meeting and witnessing the suffering of people affected by leprosy – also known as Hansen’s disease. Not only did the patients have a physical illness, but they also suffered from social exclusion and discrimination. It made the young Sasakawa vow to work for […]

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Stella Paul

Nothing For Us, Without Us – Hansen’s Disease-Affected Tell International Gathering

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Stronger government action to fight stigma and discrimination, more government funding for health and non-health support programmes, and a larger role for people’s organisations in developing policy towards Hansen’s disease treatment and eradication are still needed for eliminating the disease. This was some of the recommendations made by participants of the first ever Global Forum of […]

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Ben Kritz

Dumping Fossil Fuels to Drive Green Development

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Disinvestments in fossil fuels amounting to 11 trillion dollars – eight times the global GDP – have been recorded in the last six months of this year, according to a new report. ‘$11 Trillion and counting: new goals for a fossil-free world’, was released by 350.org in Cape Town, South Africa this week ahead of  the Financing the […]

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Busani Bafana

The Geneva Centre to organize on 18 September a panel debate on the rights of the child

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(Geneva Centre) – A panel debate will be organized by the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue and the Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the UN in Geneva on the enhancement of access to justice for children in the UAE and the implementation of the Convention on the […]

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The Emergence of a Global Voice for Hansen’s Disease Affected Persons

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The Global Forum of People’s Organisations on Hansen’s Disease, which was attended by members of people’s organisations from 23 different countries, wrapped up in Manila, Philippines, today Sept. 10 after four days of discussion and deliberation. The main outcome was a set of recommendations, which included participants stating that those affected by the disease should […]

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Ben Kritz

Vaping Fad Boosts Dangerous Nicotine Addiction

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Smoking-related diseases are the major causes of premature death worldwide. Every year, six million smoking-related deaths are reported worldwide. If current smoking trends persist, 8 million deaths can be expected by 2030, of which four-fifths will occur in lower- and middle-income countries. Start them young Many studies show that smoking is typically learned and started […]

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Wan Manan Muda and Jomo Kwame Sundaram

‘Join Me on this Journey’ to Eliminate Leprosy – WHO Ambassador

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YOHEI SASAKAWA, World Health Organization’s (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination and chairperson of The Nippon Foundation, speaks to IPS correspondent Stella Paul about his decades long campaign to achieve zero leprosy and eliminate stigmatisation of those affected.

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Five standout hotel interiors designed by Studio Tack

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Five standout hotel interiors designed by Studio Tack

From a mid-century-inspired motel in California to a cosy guest lodge in the Catskills, Dezeen has selected five of the best hotels designed by Brooklyn-based Studio Tack – each featuring a mix of modern and vintage details. Sound View A restaurant that resembles the interior of a ferry is the focal point of this nautical-themed

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Kristine Klein

Lush courtyards surround 1 Hotel West Hollywood in Los Angeles

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1 Hotel West by RCH Studios

The Hollywood Hills' hiking trails informed the verdant gardens and earthen interiors of this hotel along Los Angeles' Sunset Strip. Called 1 Hotel West Hollywood, the property spans two towers formerly occupied by the Jeremey Hotel. A series of courtyards collectively named The Canyon anchor the hotel, which marks the latest outpost of the 1

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Paul Jebara

Folding timber shutters open Mountain Bar & Restaurant to the air in China

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Mountain Bar and Restaurant by ZJJZ Atelier

Mountain Bar and Restaurant in Guizhou Province, China by ZJJZ Atelier has sliding glass doors and a screen of wooden louvres that can be folded back. The restaurant occupies a sloping site next to a bamboo forest. The bar sits at at ground level and the restaurant is further up, dug into the hillside to

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Jon Astbury

Spaces should be better designed for people with disabilities, says Ross Atkin

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Streets need to be designed to consider people with disabilities, says Emerging Design Medal winner Ross Atkin. Dezeen spoke to him about four of his best tech-led works for people whose environments are "letting them down". London-based engineer Atkin was awarded the Emerging Design Medal last week at this year's British Land Celebration of Design

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Natashah Hitti

Paint the town red with our colourful Pinterest boards

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Tranquil Dawn Dulux Colour of the Year 2020

In light of the cool-green shade Dulux has named its colour of the year 2020, we're showing our true colours with this week's Pinterest boards, featuring candy-coloured pastel interiors, colour-block walls and designs to tickle you millennial pink. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest › Main image shows how the grass could be greener with Dulux's Colour

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Semi Han

Keiji Ashizawa Design and Norm Architects pare back Tokyo apartments

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Kinuta Terrace apartments by Norm Architects and Keiji Ashizawa

Concrete walls, wooden floors and simplistic furnishings form "transparent" living spaces within this pair of formerly light-starved Tokyo apartments renovated by Norm Architects and Keiji Ashizawa Design. Constructed in the 1980s, the 36-unit Kinuta Terrace apartment block in Tokyo is arranged around a verdant central courtyard that's meant to give residents the experience of living in

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Natasha Levy

NBBJ designs Bark's Ohio office for both humans and dogs

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BARKBOX Office by NBBJ

Bunkbed-style seating nooks and an indoor play area are among the features at this Columbus office, which was designed by architecture firm NBBJ for a company that creates dog toys and treats. The Bark office is located in the Ohio city's Franklinton neighbourhood, a deprived district that is now being revitalised. Spread across two floors,

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Jenna McKnight

Weathering steel PedX bridge connects Northeastern University campus with science block

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PedX by Payette

Architecture firm Payette has created a pedestrian bridge at Northeastern University in Boston with tall metal walls and slender glazed openings that offer a glimpse of passing trains. Designed by local firm Payette, the Northeastern University Pedestrian Crossing, called PedX, is located on the school's campus in central Boston. Stretching 320 feet (98 metres), the

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Jenna McKnight

Wedding chapel by Wilson Architects will slowly become overgrown with vines

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Kooroomba Chapel by Wilson Architects

Creeping plants will eventually overtake the hollow timber walls of this chapel by in Queensland by Wilson Architects, so it looks like a ruin amid a landscape of lavender fields. The non-denominational Kooroomba Chapel was built for the Kooroomba Lavender Farm & Vineyard in Mount Alford,  Australia, as a wedding and events space. Wilson Architects imagined

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Jon Astbury

Six designs that protect your digital data

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Privacy roundup

As technology and artificial intelligence become more integrated into our lives and homes designers have invented ways to avoid surveillance and keep data private. Dezeen assistant editor India Block picks out six of the most interesting. Accessories for the paranoid by Katja Trinkwalder and Pia-Marie Stute Ever get the creeping feeling someone is watching? Designers

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This week, museums in Turkey and Germany welcomed their first visitors

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Odunpazari Modern Museum by Kengo Kuma & Associates

This week on Dezeen, Kengo Kuma's Odunpazari Modern Museum in Turkey and the Bauhaus Museum in Dessau by Addenda Architects opened their doors to the public. Located in Odunpazari – meaning firewood market in Turkish – the town's history as a timber trading hub was the starting point for the design by Kengo Kuma &

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Semi Han

Kengo Kuma combines bamboo with carbon fibre to create "material for the future"

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Bamboo Ring Kengo Kuma V&A installation

Bamboo and carbon fibre can be used together to build earthquake-proof architecture, says Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, whose Bamboo Ring is installed at the V&A for London Design Festival. Kuma has combined the two materials to create an installation in the John Madejski Garden at the V&A for this year's London Design Festival. Called Bamboo

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Amy Frearson

Montauk hotel takes its sand-coloured palette from its beachy surroundings

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Marram Hotel by Bridgeton and Studio Tack

Hospitality company Bridgeton and Studio Tack have collaborated to renovate the Marram hotel in Montauk, New York, influenced by the colours and textures of the sand that covers the neighbouring landscape. Marram, which is named after the wild grass that grows on the property's sand dunes, has 96 guest rooms, a cafe that serves South American cuisine

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Kristine Klein

Brick office block by Hollwich Kushner and Gensler echoes Williamsburg's industrial past

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25 Kent by Gensler

Hollwich Kushner and Gensler have completed an irregularly stacked office block with a brick facade in New York that echos the factories and warehouses of its Williamsburg waterfront location. Called 25 Kent, the eight-storey office complex was designed by Hollwich Kushner with Gensler acting as the design development architect. The building is split in two with dual

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Bridget Cogley

Heliotrope Architects creates secret room inside Seattle’s Cortina restaurant

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Cortina by Heliotrope Architects

Local studio Heliotrope Architects has designed an upscale Italian eatery in downtown Seattle with clean lines, various tones of wood and a secret room tucked behind a one-way mirror. Cortina is located at the base of Two Union Square, a prominent office tower in downtown Seattle. The restaurant's north-facing storefront, which stretches 100 feet (30metres), has

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Jenna McKnight

"Toxic philanthropy" rows hit architecture and design institutions

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Toxic philanthropy hits architecture and design institutions

The resignation of Joichi Ito for accepting donations from sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is the latest in a wave of departures, protests and torn-up sponsorship deals dubbed "toxic philanthropy". His departure follows similar storms at the Design Museum, the Serpentine Galleries and the Whitney Museum. Ito stepped down this weekend following revelations that he had covered

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Marcus Fairs

SilentLab unveils collection of standalone MicroOffices to shield workers from "excessive noise"

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Microoffice by SilentLab

Dezeen promotion: SilentLab will be showcasing its range of self-contained private workspaces at this year's London Design Fair. Described as a "revolution in the work environment", the collection of enclosed workspaces can be installed in any office to create acoustically separated individual desk spaces or meeting rooms. "People in today's workplaces struggle with excess noise and a

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BPN Architects designs Ghost House to have "ethereal presence"

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Ghost House by BPN Architects

BPN Architects has built a partially sunken house "purely from concrete" in the village of Moreton Paddox, Warwickshire, UK. Named Ghost House "on account of its ethereal presence on the site", the home is embedded into the ground so that it is only partially visible from the road. "You get a glimpse of the property and

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Tom Ravenscroft

TBWA creates "soothing and hypnotising" animations of McDonald's Egg McMuffins

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McDonald's Egg McMuffin animations by TBWA

To celebrate the Egg McMuffin being available all day in McDonald's restaurants in France, TBWA has created 15 satisfying animations of the deconstructed breakfast item coming together. Advertising agency TBWA created the looping animations to promote the Egg McMuffin in an alternative way to standard food advertising that would appeal to millennials. Each of the

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Tom Ravenscroft

12 exhibitions, events and installations to take in at London Design Festival 2019

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Crossovers by Adorno at London Design Festival 2019

As London Design Festival approaches, Dezeen's Jennifer Hahn picks the 12 highlights to see and do during the week-long event, from a circular bamboo nest by architect Kengo Kuma to grow-it-yourself couture. Between the 14 and 22 September, the city's 11 design districts – from Kensington in the west to the Shoreditch Design Triangle in

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Trend Group completes fit-out of first SA WeWork office

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Trend Group completes fit-out of first SA WeWork officeFor its first foray into Africa, WeWork selected 173 Oxford Road in Rosebank, also known as The Link, developed by Redefine Properties, and designed by Paragon Architects, part of the Paragon Group, occupying six floors of the 15-storey building, taking up almost 10,000m2 of space. Design-and-build specialist the Trend Group was awarded the contract to oversee the construction project.
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RBM, host communities sign landmark procurement agreement

5 days 18 hours ago

Four host communities’ Amakhosi namely Mbonambi, Sokhulu, Dube and Mkhwanazi; Mayor of uMhlathuze Municipality, Mdu Mhlongo, and uMfolozi Municipality, Smanga Mgenge; RBM MD, Werner Duvenhage; Patsy Himes of RBM; and MEC for Finance, Ravi Pillay
Four host communities’ Amakhosi namely Mbonambi, Sokhulu, Dube and Mkhwanazi; Mayor of uMhlathuze Municipality, Mdu Mhlongo, and uMfolozi Municipality, Smanga Mgenge; RBM MD, Werner Duvenhage; Patsy Himes of RBM; and MEC for Finance, Ravi Pillay</span>Richards Bay Minerals and the Dube, Mkhwanazi, Mbonambi and Sokhulu communities have signed a landmark agreement securing local business participation in the Zulti South project. Approved in April 2019, the project will bring an investment of US$463mn, approximately R6bn, into the region for the construction and development of Zulti South, which will extend the life of RBM. The agreement is the result of discussions undertaken through a multi-stakeholder forum process to address host community concerns around procurement.
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Turner & Townsend gives emergent construction contractors a leg up

6 days 16 hours ago

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Image source: [[https://www.gettyimages.com Gallo/Getty]]</span>In April 2019, Webster Mfebe, CEO of the South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC), reported a significant decline in public infrastructure spend of almost R100bn from 2017/2018 financial year to 2018/19. This decrease, according to Mfebe, has had a severely detrimental impact on the construction industry. Turner & Townsend, a project management and quantity surveying consultancy, is in turn, making a significant difference by helping these players plot a clearer path for growth and remain competitive.
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SASTT awards AECOM for trenchless innovation at Sanddrift

2 weeks 3 days ago

SASTT awards AECOM for trenchless innovation at SanddriftAECOM has been awarded the 2018/19 Joop Van Wamelen Award for Technical Excellence by the Southern African Society for Trenchless Technology (SASTT) for its innovative approach to the rehabilitation and upgrade of the Sanddrift Bulk Sewer in Cape Town. AECOM submitted the entry as part of the project team consisting of the City of Cape Town, CSV Construction as the contractor, and Tuboseal as the specialist trenchless sub-contractor.
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Leroy Merlin ploughs over R1bn into SA business

3 weeks 2 days ago

Leroy Merlin ploughs over R1bn into SA businessIf all goes according to plan, French home improvement retailer Leroy Merlin, which opened its first South African store in September last year, will have invested R1bn into its SA operations by the start of 2020. The company is opening its second store in Little Falls at the end of August 2019 - the second store in a pipeline that will deliver a total of four stores by 2020.
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Women in construction: More progress needed

3 weeks 3 days ago

Women in construction: More progress neededConstruction remains a male-dominated industry but there are signs that women are starting to become better represented in this sector - to its great potential benefit. Unsurprisingly, given the nature of the work itself, women are primarily making their mark in managerial and administrative roles, and a growing number of smaller construction companies are headed by women.
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