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Content Creation in Architecture with Sean Joyner

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In today’s episode, Sean Joyner joins the podcast to talk about his Archinect content and career writing content about architecture. Archinect | Sean Joyner Today’s guest is Archinect writer and editor Sean Joyner. Sean didn’t take a straightforward path into the world of architecture. He considered a number of other possible careers, including the military, […]

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Michael Riscica

Entrepreneurship For Young Architects at #YARCHCON

1 week 2 days ago

Michael’s, Entrepreneurship For Young Architects workshop, is just one of the many great presentations coming to the Young Architect Conference.  Here is a quick video he put together to give you a little sneak peek at what it is all about! Also, another quick video from Michael all about the #YARCHCON.  

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Michael Riscica

The Young Architect Conference in the Press

2 weeks 3 days ago

Community, Community, Community! One of the core mission statements of the Young Architect Conference (YAC) has always been:  To have an architecture conference FOR the Young Architect community, BY the Young Architect community.  Over the past 2 years the support for the YAC from the Profession and Architecture Community has been 10 times greater than […]

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Michael Riscica

The Gloria and Michael Show at AIA A19

3 weeks 3 days ago

While attending AIA A’19 this year, Gloria Kloter and Michael Riscica sat down for what started out as a check-in about the conference they were attending, turned into a great conversation about everything from being a foreign architect, the ARE Boot Camp Coaching Program, to the Young Architect Conference 2019.  Hopefully, the first of many […]

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Submissions sought for Scotland + Venice 2020

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The Scotland + Venice partnership is inviting creative teams to devise proposals for the 2020 Venice architecture exhibition via an open tender . Biennale Architettura in 2020 is centred on the theme of ‘How we live together’, as selected by architect and scholar Hashim Sarkis, which will explore the role of architecture in improving the quality of life for. Submissions are...

£100m Montrose housing development gets underway

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Pert-Bruce Construction and housebuilder the FM Group have broken ground on a 450-home development at the former Sunnyside Royal Hospital , Montrose. The former psychiatric hospital is credited with being one of the first public asylum’s in the world and will sit at the heart of a £100m housing development spanning 64 acres of land. The historic B-listed hospital building...

Atkins complete 2,000sq/m lab space for UWS Hamilton

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The University of the West of Scotland have taken possession of new science labs providing laboratory space for researchers operating in the fields of sports science, biochemistry, physiotherapy and zoology. Stretching to 2,000sq/m the Atkins designed lab space is a key component of the university’s new Hamilton campus , offering bright, flexible and spacious accommodation for 4,000...

Govanhill children’s home tabled for Butterbiggins Road

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Mast Architects have followed up their plans to build 186 affordable homes in Govanhill, Glasgow, with proposals to erect a children’s residential home . Commissioned by the Link Group the eight-bedroom property will stand on a gap site off Butterbiggins Road amidst the new housing, which is already under construction. Picking up on the design from an adjacent terraced block...

Irvine pins hopes on ‘Great Harbour’ tourism masterplan

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North Ayrshire Council has progressed plans to position Irvine Harbourside and the Ardeer Peninsula as a tourism destination by partnering with landowner and harbour authority the NPL Group to formulate an overarching masterplan for the area. ‘Great Harbour’ seeks to maximise the potential of the coastal region by enacting several proposals, including the creation of a new...

‘Arrogant’ River Ness art project given the final all-clear

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The Highland Council has given the final go-ahead to a riverside art installation in Inverness comprising curving stone walls situated on opposing banks of the River Ness. Work had stalled on delivering the landform amid opposition from local campaigners who argued that the £240k project would spoil the existing landscape but such concerns were dismissed by councillors. My Ness...

Additional student beds sought for Slateford village

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Susan Stephen Architects have brought forward a revised bid to erect a 134-bed student accommodation block in the Edinburgh suburb of Slateford, superseding an earlier 105-bed consent by Kenneth Reid Architects. Extending a run of B-listed buildings along Lanark Road the build would replace a group of commercial properties with a more sympathetic design by reducing the height of the...

Residential drive brings more Newcraighall apartments

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Block 9 Architects have come forward with plans to replace a former warehouse in Newcraighall, Edinburgh, with a four-storey apartment block to meet increased demand for housing. GL Flooring owns the current site at the junction of Whitehill Street and Maingait Medway for use as their showroom, offices and storage standing alongside a row of C-listed miners’ cottages. These...

Cowlairs masterplan calls for 850 homes in North Glasgow water space

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Glasgow City Council has presented plans for an additional 850 homes Cowlairs, extending efforts to develop the Forth & Clyde Canal corrido r with a range of new park and wetlands. The Cowlairs Masterplan will provide a range of mixed-tenure homes along a central boulevard and ‘urban cross’ to forge a sense of identity for the area, which will also benefit from new...

Permission sought for Paisley office to hotel conversion

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BSD Associates acting on behalf of EK Trend have indicated their intent to convert a disused Paisley office block into hotel accommodation under new plans filed with Renfrewshire Council. The change of use for St James House would see the current structure retained, into which a range of bedrooms and an associated bar and restaurant would be inserted. Proposed works extend to dropping...

Acciona shed light on Ness Energy project

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Acciona, the contractor behind energy from waste facility at East Tullos, Aberdeen, has further illuminated its plans with an updated lighting design statement. The Spanish contractor proposes to bathe the Ness Energy Project in light from a perimeter of LED luminaires skirting the exterior of the facility. Located on a former gas storage site within the East Tullos Industrial...

Inverness Victorian Market to make a good first impression

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An ornate entrance point to Inverness Victorian Market has received £43k in funding from Inverness Townscape Heritage Project and the Inverness Common Good Fund to preserve the Academy Street frontage. Designed by Matthews and Lawrie in 1869-70, the opulent B-listed façade stands upon two Corinthian columns framing three central arches capped by a balustrade flanked by carved...

Hotel conversion for Morris & Steedman-designed offices secures planning

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The City of Edinburgh Council has granted planning consent for the conversion of a 1970s office block originally designed by Morris & Steedman to form a 157-bedroom hotel. Proposals were lodged last August by CDA on behalf of S Harrison for the venture, which would transform the current Osborne House in the Wester Coates area of the city. Ann Scott, S Harrison’s managing...

Glasgow green lights 388 Gorbals homes

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Glasgow City Council has awarded planning consent to Craighead Properties for the erection of 388 homes on brownfield land bounded by Cathcart and Caledonia Roads. Taking the form of five blocks of flats arranged around a central amenity space the Cooper Cromar masterplan seeks to establish a network of shared streets and ‘nodal corners’. Serving as an extension of the...

Military-grade Gairloch Museum has tourists in its sights

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An unprepossessing Highland Council depot, originally built as an air defence command centre during the 1950s, has begun a new lease of life as a museum. Officially opened on 9 July by Gairloch and District Heritage Company the Gairloch Museum retains the rough and ready aesthetic of the military build to provide an appropriate canvas for the display and interpretation of items relating to...

Former Dalmarnock school to seed riverside neighbourhood

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The future is looking brighter for the C-listed former Strathclyde Public School at Carstairs Street, Glasgow, after permission was granted for residential conversion – together with a neighbouring 1960s printworks. These retained elements will be flanked by two new-build blocks collectively overlooking a landscaped riverfront while framing the school and a B-listed mill –...

‘Walled garden’ Kilmacolm home to provide artists sanctuary

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A formal bid has been made to build a bespoke private home and artist’s studio within the Kilmacolm conservation area following the submission of plans to Inverclyde Council by the newly formed Technique Architecture & Design .   The three-bedroom home would entail demolition of an existing 1970s bungalow off Porterfield Road and is intended to resemble a ‘walled...

Hamilton Green masterplan advances with plans for 266 student beds

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Proposals have been brought forward for the conversion of a former science and medical school building at Hamilton Business Park to form 266 student beds . The building is currently owned by the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) but is now surplus to requirements following the institutions move to Hamilton International Technology Park , resulting in moves to find new uses....

Westhill Shopping Centre revamp signed off

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The Westhill Shopping Centre in Aberdeenshire is in line for a refresh with the submission of plans for a full refurbishment by St James’s Place Property Unit Trust. Identified as a town centre in the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan work at Westhill will involve the removal of existing canopies along Old Skene Road and creation of new signage following the recent addition of...

New homes spark Dalry demolition bid

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A historic town centre in North Ayrshire is set for significant change with an application to part-demolish the Royal Hotel in proposals submitted for the Dalry Conservation Area. McMillan & Cronin Architects propose to demolish a disused wing on Garnock Street to allow construction of six new-build flats while retaining the corner element to provide additional accommodation. In a...
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Ghana: 1D1F Gets Gh¢1.7 Billion Boost

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[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Export-Import (GEXIM) Bank has approved about GH₵1.7 billion to support the government's flagship, the One District One Factory (1D1F) initiative projects, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the bank, Mr Lawrence Agyinsam, disclosed in Accra yesterday.

Africa: Beijing's Green Belt & Road Forum Draws Global Lenders

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[PR Newswire] Beijing -Today, over 150 delegates from 40 global banks, investment firms and international organizations gathered in Beijing for the First Plenary Meeting of the Green Investment Principles for the Belt and Road (GIP), a major drive to promote environmentally responsible investments under the Belt & Road Initiative.
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South Africa: AARTO to Help Reduce Road Deaths

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[SAnews.gov.za] The signing of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Amendment Bill into law will assist the country to curb the high number of road fatalities on the country's road, says Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.
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Why Can’t Dynamic Asia-Pacific Beat Poverty?

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Shuvojit Banerjee is Economic Affairs Officer, Financing for Development Section, UN Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
Poh Lynn Ng is Economic Affairs Officer, Global Economic Monitoring Branch, Economic Analysis and Policy Division, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

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How to Bring the Indus Delta Back to Life – Give it Water

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Gulab Shah, 45, is having sleepless nights. He and his family are worried about their imminent migration from their village in Jhaloo to a major city in Pakistan, thanks to the continued ingress of sea water inland.  “That is all that I and my brothers discuss day and night,” he told IPS over telephone from […]

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Zofeen Ebrahim

The Syrian Tragedy

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As I often do, I recently discussed the Syrian Civil War with a friend of Lebanese origin. He is far from supporting the Syrian regime, which occupied his country of origin between 1989-2008. My friend assumes the Syrian government was behind the assassination of Lebanon´s prime minister Bachir Gemayel, who in 1982 together with 26 […]

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Jan Lundius

A ‘Cure’ for Ebola but Will it Stop the Outbreak if People Won’t Get Treatment?

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While people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are slowly being made aware that scientists have discovered two drugs that are effective in treating Ebola, letting go of the fear and anxiety that has prevailed across the country this year will require more work. After several months of intense research, mAb114 and REGN-EB3, two […]

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Issa Sikiti da Silva

Southern African Development Community Loses Billions in Illicit Outflows

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC), which comprise 16 member states, loses about 8.8 billion dollars in trade-related illicit outflows and about 21.1 billion dollars in external government debt payments annually, according to a new report released here. Michael Buraimoh, Director, Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA), told IPS there are several reasons for this, including […]

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Lakshi De Vass Gunawardena

UN Aid Boss Promises “Punishment” for Misconduct in Yemen and Palestine

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A senior United Nations official has promised a thorough investigation into allegations of misconduct in field operations in Yemen and the occupied Palestinian territories, saying that those responsible would be punished. Ursula Mueller, the U.N.’s assistant secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, decried the “devastating” impact of U.N. staffers lining their own pockets with cash that was […]

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James Reinl

South Must Also Set International Tax Rules

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Recently, Christine Lagarde, outgoing Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), argued that developing ‘countries need a seat at the table’ to design rules governing international corporate taxation. This acknowledges recent IMF findings that developing countries lose approximately USD200 billion in potential tax revenue yearly, about 1.3 per cent of their GDP, due to […]

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Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram

Addressing Gender & Protection Issues During Humanitarian Emergencies

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Nimarta Khuman is a Gender and Protection Advisor at UN Women under the Australia Assists Program, managed by RedR Australia. Her role involves supporting the Vanuatu Government’s Department of Women Affairs and Gender and Protection Cluster to address gender and protection concerns related to the Ambae emergency and other natural disasters.

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Russia and Syria in the Spotlight for Latest Idlib Medic Deaths

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Medical aid groups have again blasted Russian and Syrian government forces this week for an ever-growing death toll among doctors, paramedics and other health workers in military strikes in northwestern Syria. The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) said two medical workers were killed in an attack Wednesday at an ambulance centre in Ma’aret Hurmeh, a […]

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James Reinl

A Key Role for 1.8 Billion Youth in UN’s 2030 Development Agenda

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The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is convinced that the world’s 1.8 billion adolescents and youth– a quarter of the global population—have a key role to play in helping implement the UN’s 2030 Development Agenda. In an interview with IPS, UNFPA Deputy Executive Director (Programme) Dereje Wordofa, said “young people are at the centre of sustainable development”. […]

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Thalif Deen

Rules of War Widely Flouted, 70 years on: Red Cross

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World governments are not doing enough to stop armed groups from committing mass rape, torture and other war crimes, the head of the Red Cross aid group head Peter Maurer said on Tuesday. Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), said that 70 years after their adoption, the Geneva Conventions were […]

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Frida Escobedo designs Ettore Sottsass exhibition at ICA Miami

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Mexican architect Frida Escobedo has designed pink plinths and screens to showcase the work of Memphis group founder Ettore Sottsass in this retrospective exhibition at Miami's Institute of Contemporary Art. Escobedo's layout of Ettore Sottsass and the Social Factory, which features five-decades of work created by the late Italian architect and designer, alludes to "Sottsass'

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Eleanor Gibson

Appareil Architecture uses minimal palette to update 1960s Montreal home

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Du Rocher Residence by Appareil Architecture

Dark slate tiles, white marble and wood are among the materials that Canadian studio Appareil Architecture has used in the renovation of a mid-century home in Montreal to "foster harmony" with existing details. Appareil Architecture designed the overhaul for a residence in the city's Outremont neighbourhood, which was completed in the 1960s by Montreal architect

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Bridget Cogley

Heatherwick Studio reveals designs for "gigantic planted pergola" in Tokyo

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Toranomon-Azabudai project by Heatherwick Studio

Construction has begun on the Toranomon-Azabudai district in central Tokyo, where Japan's tallest skyscraper will sit alongside buildings and a landscaped pergola designed by Heatherwick Studio. Heatherwick Studio designed the public realm and numerous low-rise blocks for the development within the Minato ward of Tokyo based on the idea of creating a giant plant-filled pergola. "As

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Tom Ravenscroft

Competition: win three hand-crafted cocktail tables by Tom Faulkner

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Lily cocktail table with Murano glass top by Tom Faulkner

In our latest competition, we've teamed up with Tom Faulkner to give a reader the chance to win three cocktail tables from the designer's Lily collection. The collection is based on Japanese lily pads, with the table tops originally manufactured in bronze and brass. Tom Faulkner has updated the table's design for 2019 to feature

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Semi Han

Huge salvaged trees form benches in San Francisco restaurant Radhaus by Envelope A+D

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Radhaus by Envelope A+D

A screwdriver, drawer knobs and a pipe are among the objects that Berkeley studio Envelope A+D has used as beer taps in this industrial-style restaurant in San Francisco. Radhaus is a beer hall and Bavarian restaurant located in the Bay Area's historic Fort Mason Centre for Arts and Culture, which formerly housed a military base.

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Kristine Klein

Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen reflects on the influence of Danish design in a short film by Vola

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Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen reflects on the influence of Danish design in a short film by Vola

Dezeen promotion: Norm Architects' founding partner Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen explores the heritage and influence of Danish design in a short film presented by tap manufacturer Vola. Titled Danish Design and the Future, the film is led by Bjerre-Poulsen, founding partner of Copenhagen-based studio Norm Architects. Best known for its minimal aesthetic and earthy tones, the designer

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Graux & Baeyens builds studio for Belgian artist Stief Desmet

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Stief Desmet studio by Graux & Baeyens Architecten

Belgian studio Graux & Baeyens Architecten has used "sober but brutal" materials to create a new atelier for painter and sculpture Stief Desmet. Desmet already had one studio on his rural property in East Flanders, but it was too small to accommodate larger sculptures. Graux & Baeyens designed his new space, Studio SDS, in the

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Amy Frearson

"The basic foolishness is compounded by a screamingly patronising name – Whey Aye"

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Whey Aye criticism by Owen Hatherley

As Europe's largest Ferris wheel is set to be built in Newcastle, Owen Hatherley questions why the giant wheels are still being built in cities across the world. Another Ferris wheel has just won planning permission, this time for a site on the Newcastle quayside. It provides an occasion to think about why there has been

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Owen Hatherley

Annie MOORE algorithm matches refugees to best-suited US cities

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Annie MOORE algorithm

Researchers have developed an algorithm to match refugees arriving in the US with the city where they are most likely to find employment and a good quality of life. Developed by researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, Lund University in Sweden, and the University of Oxford in the UK, the algorithm aims to direct

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Augusta Pownall

Aston Martin launches architectural service to design homes focused around your car

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Aston Martin’s Automotive Galleries and Lairs service

Luxury carmaker Aston Martin has launched a design service that will allow drivers to create garages, homes and villain-esque "lairs" that showcase their favourite cars. Aston Martin's Automotive Galleries and Lairs service will specifically design spaces to showcase a client's most prized motors. Offering everything from a bespoke garage to an entire retreat, the company is

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Natasha Levy

Four promising architecture and design internships including opportunities at CF Møller Architects and On

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Maersk Tower by C.F. Moller

This week we've chosen four paid architecture and design internships available on Dezeen Jobs, including positions at Scandinavian firm CF Møller Architects and Swiss running brand On. Part 1 architectural assistants at CF Møller Architects CF Møller Architects is seeking Part 1 architectural assistants to join its London studio. The practice has recently completed Maersk Tower,

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Cara Bray

NotAnotherOne creates wearable air quality tracker called Atmotube

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Atmotube air quality tracker

Design studio NotAnotherOne has designed a portable air quality monitor that clips onto your bag to test local pollution levels. Atmotube is a discreet black device made from plastic with aluminium details, that weighs less than 100 grams and can be easily attached to a bag or item of clothing so that it travels with

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Augusta Pownall

Shortlist unveiled for AHEAD Europe 2019 hospitality awards

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AHEAD awards Europe shortlist 2019

Dezeen promotion: a nine-suite boutique hotel housed within a 158-year-old aristocratic palazzo and a disused wine factory-turned-luxury resort are some of the projects to be shortlisted in the 2019 AHEAD Europe awards. This year's edition of the AHEAD Europe awards celebrates outstanding hospitality projects completed in the region between June 2018 and May 2019. All projects

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Studio Jackson Scott minimises waste in construction of OCM House

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Exterior of OCM House by Studio Jackson Scott

The size of a standard fibre-cement panel defined the proportions of this simple house in New South Wales, designed by Studio Jackson Scott. Sydney-based architectural designer Scott Jackson planned the single-storey OCM House to minimise waste. The building has a simple, rectilinear floor plan, with both the length and width designed to suit the dimensions of the

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Amy Frearson

JKMM Architects to heat up Burning Man revellers with Finnish sauna

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Steam of Life Pavilion for Burning Man 2019 by JKMM Architects and Sauna on Fire

Helsinki firm JKMM Architects is building a sauna in the depths of the Nevada desert so that visitors of this year's Burning Man can cleanse and relax. JKMM Architects teamed up with Finish creative collaborative Sauna on Fire to create the Steam of Life Pavilion for the festival, which kicks off in the Nevada desert

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Eleanor Gibson

Buildings in LA are torn down and rebuilt as fast as movie sets, says Tarantino's production designer

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Set design by Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood movie

Major high-rise developments are razing the architectural past of Los Angeles at a rapid rate, says the production designer behind the 1960s sets of Quentin Tarantino's movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Production designer Barbara Ling said that creating the sets for the summer blockbuster highlighted the fast pace of development in the city.

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Eleanor Gibson

Filipe Pina and Maria Inês Costa bring abandoned Portuguese farmhouse back to life

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MCR2 House by Filipe Pina and Maria Inês Costa

Architects Filipe Pina and Maria Inês Costa have overhauled an abandoned farmhouse in rural Portugal, contrasting its rustic granite walls with a new skin of dark corrugated metal. Pina and Costa completely refurbished the property, now known as MCR2 House, so that it could be used as a holiday home, a guesthouse or as a

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Amy Frearson

Angular white roof covers Mexico City baseball stadium by FGP Atelier and Taller ADG

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Diablos Stadium by Francisco Gonzalez Puildo of FGP Atelier

Eight gabled forms jut out over the stands of this Mexico City baseball stadium, which Mexican architects Francisco Gonzalez Pulido and Alonso de Garay designed for local team Los Diablos Rojos. Chicago studio FGP Atelier led by Gonzalez Pulido collaborated with Taller ADG led by Alonso de Garay to complete the facility for the Los

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James Brillon

Moroso and Magis to exhibit at Warsaw Home trade fair 2019

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Warsaw Home 2019

Dezeen promotion: international trade fair Warsaw Home returns this October with furniture brands such as Magis and Moroso, and its first exhibition space for young designers. Located in Nadarzyn, a village just outside the Polish capital, the four-day international trade fair will take place from 3 to 6 October 2019 inside the Ptak Warsaw Expo exhibition

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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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Architects use plastic bottles to design ocean wave façade system

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Architects use plastic bottles to design ocean wave façade systemStockholm-based architecture practice Ulf Mejergren Architects (UMA) has used thousands of recycled plastic bottles to create a façade system for an art school in Tulum, Mexico. UMA's design addresses an environmental issue appearing in many parts of the world. Addressing Mexico's half a million tonnes of plastic waste that ends up in the ocean each year, the architects used this waste to create a visual showcase of the environment problem.
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Marilia Pellegrini transforms old shipping containers into modern micro home

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Marilia Pellegrini transforms old shipping containers into modern micro homeBrazil-based architecture practice Marilia Pellegrini Arquitetura has used old shipping containers to create a modern and minimalist micro home in São Paulo. The micro home covers only 60m2 - enough space to live in with basic necessities. The architect's aim was to show how old materials or disused shipping containers can be transformed into a modern and functional house while still offering a high quality of living.
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Women in construction: More progress needed

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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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South Africa's construction industry could become safer. Here's how

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South Africa's construction industry could become safer. Here's howConstruction is tough, sometimes dangerous work. Globally, the construction industry accounts for about 7% of employment. But it's responsible for between 30% and 40% of all work-related fatalities. The figure is at its highest in developing countries. This is because contractor organisations in those countries tend to lack a safety culture. Health and management systems are also less robust there than in developed nations.
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#WomensMonth: Diversity is about appreciating the female voice and hearing it

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#WomensMonth: Diversity is about appreciating the female voice and hearing itAccording to UNESCO Statistics, women make up only 23% of STEM talent globally, and this inequality is mirrored in South Africa's science, technology and engineering industries. To unpack this topic further we chatted to Nicol Meyer, country head at specialty chemicals company Clariant South Africa, to explore why this imbalance persists, how we can drive greater gender parity in STEM-based industries, and any advice she has for women currently pursuing a career in STEM.
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#WomensMonth: From tower crane operator to safety officer with Grace

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#WomensMonth: From tower crane operator to safety officer with GraceNeither intimidated by heights nor working in a male-dominated sector, Grace Yoliswa Nyilika is an inspiration for all women keen on taking on the construction industry as a career path. Journeying from the Eastern Cape to Joburg, Nyilika joined Enza Construction as a tower crane operator, but soon after took a keen interest in safety on site. With support from the company through her studies, Nyilika is now assisting as a safety officer on one of Enza's sites and is also in the process of obtaining her professional registration in construction health and safety with the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP).
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Investors push for positive global change in tailings management

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Firefighters search for victims after the Brumandinho tailings dam failure in January 2019. Yuri Edmundo/EPA
Firefighters search for victims after the Brumandinho tailings dam failure in January 2019. Yuri Edmundo/EPA</span>Tailings are a sand-like byproduct of mining that results from crushing the ore before mineral extraction. Often, tailings are disposed of in dams built with tailings themselves, or with other mine waste products. The technical knowledge exists to safely build these structures. But tailings dams failures, with tragic consequences, are occurring at an unacceptably high rate.
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Construction companies should digitise ahead of anticipated uplift in government spending

2 weeks 6 days ago

Construction companies should digitise ahead of anticipated uplift in government spendingThere's no two ways about it: South African construction companies have endured a difficult few years. Not only have they struggled as a result of a slowdown in government infrastructure spending, but they have also faced near-insurmountable difficulties because of late or slow payment by their clients in the public and private sectors.
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