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Applicants pray third time’s a charm for Glasgow offices

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Osborne + Co (formerly Vanguard Real Estate) will be hoping it’s a case of third-time in their attempts to win planning for a significant new office build on Glasgow’s Argyle Street with the submission of their latest revised bid for planning. Evolving a more ‘ contextua l’ approach to the city centre site the third iteration has again been brought forward by...

Dundashill canal quarter gets down to business

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Glasgow’s Dundashill has been earmarked for canalside business start-up accommodation in new plans brought forward by Oliver Chapman Architects. Occupying land owned by Scottish Canals off Mid Wharf Street and supported by the Scottish Government the initiative would open up the canal to cyclists and walkers through the removal of an existing concrete wall. In its place would...

Forresterhill Elective Care Centre moves forward

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NHS Grampian has filed a proposal of application to notice to build a £52m Elective Care Centre within Aberdeen’s Forresterhill campus . Plans by Mackie Ramsay Taylor Architects extend to a new build block and the reconfiguration of existing space to improve capacity. In its report, NHS Grampian wrote: “The proposal will create new, and reconfigure existing,...

Revised Ravenscraig masterplan granted outline consent

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North Lanarkshire Council has granted outline consent for Cooper Cromar’s Ravenscraig masterplan , offering a roadmap for a wave of new homes and green space at the brownfield site. Individual phases will now be brought forward for detailed consent with infrastructure work already underway at a £3.7m public park. Nick Davies, director of Ravenscraig Ltd, commented:...

Sculptural marketing suite illustrates how Edinburgh Park stacks up

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Parabola Edinburgh has commissioned artist David Mach together with architect Dixon Jones and landscape architect Gross.Max to conceive of a temporary marketing suite for the southern phase masterplan of Edinburgh Park. Earmarked for brownfield land off Lochside Way the pavilion will make use of disused shipping containers by stacking them unconventionally to achieve a sculptural effect...

‘Baby ashes’ memorial garden opens at Aberdeen park

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A memorial garden recognising the ‘baby ashes’ scandal has been officially unveiled in Hazlehead Park by Aberdeen City Council. Designed by TGP Landscape Architects in consultation with parents the contemplative space is centred on a specially commissioned artwork of flying birds, which also functions as a seat, Created by artist Maja Quille it remembers those impacted by a...

Borders hotel braced for significant expansion

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The B-listed Roxburghe Hotel near Kelso is to be transformed into a ‘destination resort’ under plans to radically extend the existing 20-bedroom hotel by its new owners. 12.18 Investment Management has commissioned Ian Springford Architects to build an additional 62 bedrooms in a rear wing while also introducing a new restaurant, spa and conference venue, as well as accessible...

Morgan McDonnell return to Edinburgh’s Old Town with new homes

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Further change is on the cards for Edinburgh’s Calton Road with the submission of plans for 22 flats above a ground floor office space by Morgan McDonnell. Set within the Old Town Conservation Area the build would sit in the medieval heart of the city although there are no listed buildings remaining either on the site itself or its immediate vicinity. Planned works would see the...

Daring glass-bottom hotel to bring a touch of drama to the Clyde

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Glasgow’s riverfront is set for further dramatic change with the latest proposals to erect a high-rise hotel capped by a glazed rooftop restaurant - billed as a ’node point’ for Buchanan Street and St Enoch Square. Diners willing to risk vertigo will be able to ascend to a glass-floored cantilevered balcony hovering above the street 20 floors below, a piece of...

Artificial surf park in Ratho wins over city planners

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Wavegarden Scotland has secured planning consent from the City of Edinburgh Council to erect an artificial surf park , country park and associated infrastructure within Craigpark Quarry, near Ratho. Official consent will allow work to get underway on the HarrisonStevens design in a matter of months to transform the site into a tourist attraction, with surfers expected to flock to the site...

Meadowbank student housing moves on to delivery

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Developers behind a 198-bed student housing development at London Road, Edinburgh , have been given the all clear by City of Edinburgh Council to press ahead. Summix Capital commissioned 3DReid to create a mix of clustered studio rooms together with a mix of communal spaces, community rooms and ground floor office space for the charity People Know How. A Summix spokesperson said:...

Turnaround plan put forward for Perthshire Water Mill

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An abandoned Perthshire water mill is to turn once more with an application to transform the ruin into a home office/granny flat within the grounds of the Old Mill, which was converted to residential use back in the 1970s. Dating from 1745 the two-storey Pin Mill has lain disused since being damaged by fire in 1939 with its original timber wheel long since gone, sparking a desire to look...

Coatbridge town centre welcomes 28 amenity flats

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Wheatley Group with CCG has lifted the wraps on 28 new homes at St Patrick’s Court, Coatbridge , a custom-built town centre development for people aged 55 and over with mobility issues. Comprising its own lift, accessible roof terrace and charging points for mobility scooters the development will enable tenants to maintain their independence in a step-free environment. Councillor...

Aberdeen Art Gallery set for November reopening

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Aberdeen Art Gallery will formally reopen to the public on 2 November following a significant redevelopment at the hands of Hoskins Architects, the city council has confirmed. Since 2015 the A-listed Schoolhill complex, including the Cowdray Hall and Remembrance Hall, has been subject to extensive remodelling to form a key attraction within the city centre masterplan by building on its...

Ineos bring forward Grangemouth ‘twin sister’ HQ

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Michael Laird Architects have returned to Grangemouth on behalf of Ineos with an application to build a second office building adjacent to a recently completed headquarters for the chemical’s giant. HQ2 will provide office space for an additional 400 staff who will relocate from Falkirk to work alongside colleagues who have already made the move to the campus, with a full-height...

Perthshire barn positioned as wedding venue

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Wellwood Leslie Architects have brought forward plans for a ‘rustic’ wedding venue at Farmhall Farm near Forgandenny, Perth & Kinross formed from existing farm buildings. A cattle shed, byre and haybarn would be transformed into an events space, dance hall and reception catering for up to 180 guests, predominantly in the form of wedding hires over extended weekends. In...

Design review brings order to Bridgeton infill housing

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Thenue housing association and Assist Design have come forward with revised plans for 10 infill flats on Dalmarnock Road, within the Bridgeton Conservation Area of Glasgow. Succeeding an earlier proposal for 12 homes the revised bid adopts a symmetrical brick frontage in step with the roofline of neighbouring tenements. Centred on a slim glass curtain wall denoting the stairwell and...

Glasgow’s office pipeline extended by Carrick Quay approval

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Glasgow City Council has awarded planning in principle for 290,000sq/ft of grade A office space on the Broomielaw spearheaded by the Soller Group. Carrick Square has been designed by Mosaic Architecture + Design to occupy a car park bounded by Carrick Street and Brown Street near Atlantic Quay, forming a new public plaza at the foot of the 14-storey tower. Mosaic director...

New Waverley UK government hub handed over

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New Waverley developer Artisan Real Estate has handed over a key element of its masterplan for the area around d Edinburgh’s Waverley Station with completion of a UK government hub . Located within the Old Town World Heritage site the development provides 190,000sq/ft of floor space within two interlinked office buildings clad in Stanton Moor buff sandstone. Designed by Allan...

Gyle Shopping Centre turns inside out in response to changing retail landscape

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Significant change is on the cards for The Gyle Shopping Centre in Edinburgh with its owners bringing forward plans for the most significant changes to the retail destination since its construction in 1993. Responding to a radically different retail environment as well as the recent addition of a tram stop the proposals seek to turn the mall inside out, ditching the ‘insular’...
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South Africa: 'No Reason to Panic' - Joburg Says About Scheduled 54-Hour Water Shut-Down

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[Daily Maverick] Following a statement issued by Johannesburg Water notifying residents of Johannesburg of a 54-hour shut-down starting on Monday, 24 June, Joburg MMC for Environment and Infrastructure Services, Nico de Jager has been at pains to allay residents' fears saying that the situation is under control and that a contingency plan is in place for any issues that may occur.

South Africa: Rush to Spend Infrastructure Millions in Uitenhage

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[GroundUp] In March the Treasury gave Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality R200 million for the eradication of the bucket system, electrification of shacks, and fixing of roads and infrastructure. The money has to be spent by the end of June, according to the ward councillor for KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage. But the municipality has had difficulty spending the money due to protest action.

Guinea: Draconian Forced Evictions in Guinea

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[HRW] The Guinean government has razed thousands of homes in the country's capital, Conakry, leaving families struggling to find adequate housing, Human Rights Watch said today. The government has provided no alternative accommodation or compensation to those displaced, in contravention of international human rights law.
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‘Inna de Yard’ Delves into the ‘Soul’ of Jamaica

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Dogs barking in the distance. Birds chirping nearby. A man walking through the mist, surrounded by lush vegetation. A distinctive vibrato singing “Speak Softly, Love” over it all. So begins Inna de Yard, a documentary that can safely be called a love poem to reggae music, or the “soul of Jamaica”, as the film is […]

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A. D. McKenzie

Liberalism and Developing Countries

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As China rapidly replaces Europe and the USA as the key player in developing countries, the Western press is full of articles about the dangers of dealing with the Chinese. China, it is said, is not liberal and not democratic and hence is not a trustworthy partner in strategic and economic matters. An often cited […]

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Leila Yasmine Khan and Daud Khan

Are Hotels Dangerous? Putting in Context Dominican Republic Tourist Deaths

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I stayed overnight at a motel by the E3.
In my room a smell I’d felt before […]
I stayed overnight in the echoing house.
Many want to come in through the walls
but most of them can´t make it:
they´re overcome by the white hiss of oblivion.
Anonymous singing drowns in the walls
Discreet tappings that don´t want to be heard
drown-out sighs
my old repartees creeping homelessly.

                                              Thomas Tranströmer The Gallery
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Jan Lundius

World’s Poorest Nations Weighed Down by Fastest Growing Populations

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With a new report projecting a rise in population, specifically in Asia and Africa, the United Nations has warned that continued rapid population growth presents enormous challenges for sustainable development in the world’s 134 developing nations. Among them, the heaviest impact will be on the 47 least developed countries (LDCs), described as the poorest of […]

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Chinese DG To Lead FAO For 4 Years From 1 Aug 2019

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Qu Dongyu, China’s vice minister for agriculture and rural affairs, was elected to be the next Director-General of FAO, winning a majority of the 191 votes cast in the first round of an election held Sunday. Qu said he will be “committed to the aspirations, mandates and missions of the Organization” and pledged to lead […]

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From Tony Blair to Mette Frederiksen

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Social Democrats, who had been steadily disappearing following the crisis of 2008, have been making a small comeback in the last year. Now they are in power in Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Finland and, most recently, in Denmark. But the statistics are daunting. The recent European elections gave members of the Socialist group 20% of the […]

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Roberto Savio

Low-Income Countries Pay Over 20 Times More for Generic Drugs

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A recently-released report by the Washington-based Center for Global Development (CGD) shows that generic drugs, like omeprazole (used to treat heartburn), can cost 20-30 times more in low and middle-income countries than in high-income countries. Rachel Silverman, a researcher with CGD who worked on the report, told IPS that “There is a lack of competition […]

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Caley Pigliucci

International conference in Vienna: Successful societies are those that manage diversity and stimulate empathy towards the Other

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Societies must work together to build more tolerance, solidarity and peace within and between nations, said the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, Ambassador Idriss Jazairy, during the 19 June international conference on “From Interfaith, Inter-Civilizational Cooperation to Human Solidarity.” He emphasized that all such societies are built […]

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International conference in Vienna: Executive Director of the Geneva Centre meets with officials of Azerbaijan and the United Arab Emirates, religious leaders and civil society representatives

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Following the 19 June international conference on “From the Interfaith and Inter-Civilizational Cooperation to Human Security” held in Vienna, the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue Ambassador Idriss Jazairy concluded his visit to Austria with a series of meetings with government officials and decision makers. Ambassador Jazairy was […]

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Patriotism versus Hope: Eritreans Wrestle with Leaving Home or Remaining

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Most media narratives about Eritrea suggest an endless stream of young people fleeing the country, who couldn’t wait to escape. But the reality is far different and more nuanced—both when it comes to those who have left, and those who chose to remain. *Eritrean names have been changed at the request of those interviewed to […]

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James Jeffrey and Milena Belloni

Sudan’s Fragile Hope for Democracy

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Sudanese civilians risk their lives everyday protesting and campaigning for democracy but they face several obstacles, including street closures and no Internet access. However, the prospect for democracy remains uncertain with regional autocracies aiding the military government, ceaseless violent clashes and the UN on retreat. A Sudanese protester, Abdelfatah Arman, told IPS that the situation […]

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Daniel Yang

Poor Outlook for HIV-positive Children in Pakistan

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Over 785 people have been diagnosed with HIV in Larkana, Pakistan. 82% of those individuals are children, and only half are receiving the treatment they need. A World Health Organisation (WHO) report titled ‘HIV Outbreak Investigation in Larkana’ rated the situation a Grade-II emergency requiring US$1.5 million to contain. WHO is able to provide only […]

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Charlotte Munns

More Megacities, More Pressure on Forests

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With two-thirds of the world’s population projected to be living in cities by 2050, increasing pressure continues to be placed on forests which are being cleared to make way for agricultural production. China, India and Nigeria are set to drive a surge in urbanisation, with the percentage of the global population living in urban areas […]

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Desmond Brown

Put Survivors Front and Centre

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Sexual violence is still all too common and continues to threaten peace and security worldwide. How can we do better? Put survivors at the centre. Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, on Jun. 19, United Nations officials as well as government and civil society representatives convened to address sexual […]

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Tharanga Yakupitiyage

Executive Director of the Geneva Centre: World society must not turn a blind eye to refugees in the Arab region

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Ambassador Idriss Jazairy, Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, has appealed to international decision-makers to express greater solidarity to destitute refugees from the Arab region. Ambassador Jazairy made this call of action on the occasion of the 2019 World Refugee Day which is observed annually on 20 June. […]

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An Economic No-Brainer: Empower Women, Empower Economies

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As the first woman to lead the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and a leader in advocating for increased investment and action toward gender equality, Christine Lagarde helps Deliver for Good explore the steps needed to build sustainable financing & economic opportunities for girls and women. Evidence shows that girls and women play a significant role […]

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Katja Iversen

The Immense Cost 200 Million Migrant Workers Pay to Rescue their Families

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Straight to the point: while right and far-right politicians keep marketing their image with intensive campaigns of hatred, discrimination and stigmatisation against migrants, 200 million migrant workers worldwide will sacrifice over half a trillion dollars from their hard-earned money, to rescue 800 million members of their impoverished families. And that’s only this year 2019. This […]

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Hillside Sanctuary by Hoedemaker Pfeiffer offers elevated views of coastal Washington

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American firm Hoedemaker Pfeiffer used stone, wood and glass to create a main dwelling and guest house for a steep, forested site in the Pacific Northwest overlooking the ocean. Hillside Sanctuary is located on a remote site in the San Juan Islands, which lie just off the coast of northern Washington. Seattle firm Hoedemaker Pfeiffer

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Jenna McKnight

MORQ's rammed-concrete Cloister House hides lush internal courtyard

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Cloister House by MORG

Architecture studio MORQ has built an almost windowless house surrounding a plant-filled courtyard from rammed concrete in Perth, Australia. Italy and Australia-based architects MORQ designed Cloister House for a couple who wanted a home that would feel like a sheltered place of refuge. Cloister House sits on a plot next to a busy road on a

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Jon Astbury

The Ocean Cleanup redeployed to tackle Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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The Ocean Cleanup redeployed to tackle Great Pacific Garbage Patch

A floating device employed by The Ocean Cleanup project has been upgraded and returned to sea in a second attempt to catch the plastic waste circulating in the Pacific Ocean. After being installed at the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) in September last year, the system – nicknamed Wilson – broke down in January

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Natashah Hitti

Cano Lasso completes child-friendly branch of Second Home in London Fields

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Second Home London Fields designed by Cano Lasso

A huge translucent panel punctuated by circular openings fronts the latest branch of co-working space Second Home in east London, which includes a nursery and outdoor play area. The shared office has been designed by Madrid-based studio Cano Lasso and takes note from the work of Frei Otto, a German architect renowned for creating tensile structures

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Natasha Levy

Spot toy by New Deal Design encourages kids to be "in-the-moment"

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Gadi Amit's studio New Deal Design has invented an Artificial intelligence-equipped toy to fight the "distraction economy" by nurturing children's attention spans. Called Spot, the toy is geared at learning and discovery. It functions primarily as a handheld scanner that kids can point at an object around them — think a flower or a bird

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Rima Sabina Aouf

Nicholas Grimshaw reveals 10 high-tech career highlights

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Nicholas Grimshaw reveals 10 high-tech career highlights

High-tech pioneer Nicholas Grimshaw has stepped down as chairman of his eponymous architecture studio. In this series of movies he talks through 10 highlights that defined his five-decade career. Park Road Apartments, London, UK, 1970 One of Grimshaw's earliest projects, completed while he was working in partnership with Terry Farrell, this 11-storey apartment block overlooking Regent's Park

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Tom Ravenscroft

This week's top architecture and design jobs include Heatherwick Studio and Ingenhoven Architects

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Our selection of the best opportunities in architecture, interiors and design on Dezeen Jobs this week include Heatherwick Studio and Ingenhoven Architects. Site architect at Heatherwick Studio Heatherwick Studio has an opportunity for a site architect to join its team in Shanghai. The studio teamed up with Foster + Partners to design an arts and culture

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Amina Amber

Smart chest binder promises to ease pain for trans people

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Miles Kilburn Breathe smart binder trans

Transgender men and non-binary people have a safer, more comfortable option for chest binding in the form of Breathe, a smart garment designed by Loughborough University student Miles Kilburn. The student designer created Breathe as his final year project in Loughborough's Industrial Design and Technology course. The product caters to people who practice chest binding,

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Rima Sabina Aouf

Inside-out Anis office block in Nice is covered in outdoor work spaces

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ANIS Office Building by Nicolas Laisné Architectes

Nicolas Laisné Architectes and Dimitri Roussel have turned a traditional office layout inside-out by putting staircases and workstations on the facade of an office in Nice. Called Anis, the office block was designed to improve workplace wellbeing by prioritising outdoor spaces and greenery. The new office sits in the Nice Meridia, the technology district of

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Jon Astbury

El Rey Court motel in Santa Fe is redesigned to “showcase its bones”

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El Rey Court hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico by Jay Carroll and Jeff Burns

Husband-and-wife creative team Jay and Alison Carroll have used historically inspired decor from the American Southwest to redesign a storied adobe motor inn in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The California-based couple rehabbed the 86-room motel in partnership with Austin-based hotelier Jeff Burns. He had overnighted at the roadside lodge nearly a decade ago after a

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Paul Jebara

Odami celebrates "earthly minimalism" at Sara restaurant in Toronto

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Sara restaurant in Toronto, Canada by Odami Studio

A roughly plastered wall curves over the dining area of this restaurant in Toronto, designed by local studio Odami. Called Sara, the eatery occupies two floors of a Victorian residence in the Canadian city that dates back to the early 1900s. Odami was challenged to preserve the architectural history of the structure, while creating an

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David Braha

Geneto raises skinny house in Japan above pentagonal garage hole

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YMT house by GENETO

Japanese architects Geneto has hollowed out a geometric void in the base of a four-metre-wide house in Osaka that doubles as a garage and communal space. YMT House, designed by Kyoto-based architecture and design studio Geneto, is raised above the ground to create free space beneath. The skinny house is on a narrow site surrounded

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Jon Astbury

Unu's networked scooter uses smart technologies to allow for sharing

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Unu scooter

German mobility company Unu has launched the second generation of its electric scooter, with smart features including anti-theft protection and digital key sharing. The new Unu scooter is an evolution of the Berlin-based company's debut product, the Unu Classic with additional smart technologies. A digital key function built into the accompanying app allows users to

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Alyn Griffiths

Third Wave Architects opts for muted tones in Apartment in Minsk renovation

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Minsk apartment by Third Wave Architects

Grey walls meet oxblood-coloured fixtures in this apartment in the Belarusian capital, overhauled by local studio Third Wave Architects. Third Wave Architects opted for restrained colour and material palette in their overhaul of Apartment in Minsk, which is set within a 1950s residential block. "We always aim to 'set materials free' so that they could

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Natasha Levy

Lush gardens and courtyards feature in concrete Mexican business school EBC Aguascalientes

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Escuela Bancaria y Comercial (EBC) school in Aguascalientes, Mexico by Ignacio Urquiza Arquitectos

Mexican design studio Ignacio Urquiza, Bernardo Quinzaños, Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica has completed this concrete business school on a lush site near Mexican city Aguascalientes. The campus marks the latest outpost of Mexican business school Escuela Bancaria y Comercial (EBC). The institution, whose name translates as Banking and Commercial school, was established in Mexico City in

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James Brillon

Konekt debuts chainmail lighting in dark-blue Manhattan showroom

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Konekt showroom New York City

Mother-and-daughter design studio Konekt has coloured the walls of its new showroom in New York City dark blue to provide a bold backdrop to its sculptural lighting and furniture designs. Konekt is run by Helena Sultan, a former photographer and documentary filmmaker, who founded the company in 2015  in Philadelphia. Two years later, her husband

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Bridget Cogley

Aluminium screens shield the interiors of Pitsou Kedem's MA House

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MA House by Pitsou Kedem

Pitsou Kedem Architects used patterned aluminium screens to create a ventilated outer skin for this house arranged around a courtyard in Bnei Ziom, Israel. Called MA House, the structure behind this perforated metal facade has been divided into three wings and sits on a site surrounded by greenery. Pitsou Kedem Architects borrowed a horse from

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Jon Astbury

JamesPlumb transforms demolition waste into collection of chandeliers and candelabra

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JamesPlumb Steel Roots lighting

London design studio JamesPlumb has reused twisted steel rebar and concrete rubble salvaged from demolition sites to create a series of delicate structures that hold candles. The studio headed by James Russell and Hannah Plumb was interested in repurposing materials that are usually discarded when the foundations of existing buildings are uprooted during the demolition

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Alyn Griffiths

This week, the Serpentine Gallery unveiled a pavilion but lost its CEO

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Serpentine Pavilion

This week on Dezeen, the Serpentine Pavilion by Japanese architect Junya Ishigami was unveiled in London, but the event was overshadowed by the unexpected resignation of Serpentine CEO Yana Peel. Built to resemble "a hill made out of rocks" Ishigami's pavilion has a roof made up of 61 tonnes of Cumbrian slate. It is held up by

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