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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

21 hours 43 minutes ago
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

3 days 21 hours ago
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’...

New institute to further wedge the University of Glasgow into the west end

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The University of Glasgow has filed plans for the latest slice of its Western Campus vision with detailed plans for the Institute of Health & Wellbeing . Designed by Atkins the institute boasts a prominent location within the masterplan between Byres Road and New University Square, serving as a gateway to the wider campus with active street frontages on all sides and a heavy...

Foster & Partners detail Haymarket proposals

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Foster & partners have brought forward their plans for a major mixed-use scheme at Haymarket in Edinburgh following the abandonment of a prior scheme by Richard Murphy Architects . Acting on behalf of new owners QMile Group and M&G Real Estate the practice seeks to replace the ‘void’ formed by the present gap-site with five new buildings grouped around a large public...

Leith Docks reach for the skies with 338 homes vision

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S1 Developments have evolved ambitious plans to erect 338 flats at Leith Docks on Ocean Drive with the submission of plans for four brick-clad towers ranging in height from 10 to 14 storeys. Skyliner has been designed by architects CDA to a peninsula site sandwiched between the Victoria Quay government buildings and the Ocean Terminal shopping centre and will include two commercial...

Anderson Bell + Christie become the latest practice to embrace employee ownership

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Anderson Bell + Christie Architects have become the latest business to embrace employee ownership with an announcement that 100% of the company’s shares have been transferred to an Employee Ownership Trust. First formed back in the 1990s as a partnership between Karen Anderson and David Christie. A later succession in 2012 saw a new team led by Adam Bell, Bruce Brebner and Stephen...

Anderson Bell + Christie embrace employee ownership

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Anderson Bell + Christie Architects have become the latest business to embrace employee ownership with an announcement that 100% of the company’s shares have been transferred to an Employee Ownership Trust. First formed back in the 1990s as a partnership between Karen Anderson and David Christie. A later succession in 2012 saw a new team led by Adam Bell, Bruce Brebner and Stephen...

Aberdeen to commence ‘Hall of Heroes’ museum revamp

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Aberdeen City Council is to kick-start renovation of the A-listed provost Skene’s House as a new visitor attraction next month as part of efforts to revitalise the city centre. The council’s own in-house building team will oversee a raft of repairs including re-slating the roof and replacing rotten timbers to allow a full internal fit-out to take place, with delivery taking...

Technology-enabled homes earmarked for former Blantyre school

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South Lanarkshire Council has lodged plans to build 45 homes together with a community and care facility at the former St Joseph’s Primary School in Blantyre. This plan calls for the erection of terraced houses and three blocks of flats together with a two storey community care facility along the northwestern edge of the brownfield site, forming an ‘avenue’ to connect...

Tenants sought for speculative Atlantic Square office block

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Occupiers are being sought for 96,649sq/ft office spread across two self-contained blocks currently under construction in Glasgow’s financial services district, ahead of their completion in 2020. Building two comprises of spaces spread over six upper floors with access from York Street, with a new archway punched through a retained façade on James Watt Street offering access to...

Start-up offers ‘client buddies’ & VR to combat ‘dysfunctional’ architecture

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A Glasgow start-up describing itself as the Uber of architecture has launched with a mission to transform residential architecture by offering free automated online consultations to homeowners. HOKO Design employs a team of six in Bridgeton and is already involved in 15 live projects with the aim of reducing costs for clients and architects by digitising fees, contracts and drawings. This...

Backers sought for speculative Glasgow hotel

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Potential tenants or purchasers are being invited to get behind a 160-bed hotel venture within Glasgow city centre, immediately opposite Queen Street Station, which was granted planning consent last year. New graphics depict how Dale House could be replaced by a seven storey new build structure complete with 16,000sq/ft of ground and mezzanine retail and restaurant space – although...

Portobello homes target Swift renaissance

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A housing development in Portobello is being promoted as an attractive nesting site for birds thanks to its use of swift bricks. Specified by Barratt Homes the scheme comes in response to an RSPBV study which identified the city as one of ten UK locations where swift numbers and nesting sites have experienced the sharpest declines. The Strand at Portobello, designed by EMA Architects,...

Passivhaus Parkhead homes to energise Springfield Cross

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West of Scotland Housing Association has confirmed their intent to build 36 Passivhaus standard homes at Springfield Cross, Parkhead, later in the year with a planning application declaring their intent. Occupying a brownfield site at the junction of London and Springfield Road’s the homes would sit next to the Emirates Arena to a design by Robert Potter & Partners. Arranged...

2019 Scottish Design Award nominees named

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Urban Realm magazine is drawing together Scotland’s architecture and design communities for a 22nd year with the publication of all shortlisted work for the 2019 Scottish Design Awards, the only awards programme to span the design sector as a whole. Two days of passionate debate saw hundreds of entries whittled down to a chosen few to battle it out in a heated summer contest to...

Sanctuary press ahead with 130 Paisley properties

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Sanctuary Homes, working with Mast Architects, are to deliver 130 affordable homes at Glenburn , Paisley, after requesting permission from Renfrewshire Council. Replacing an area of cleared tenements dating from the 1950s the regeneration will deliver a variety of homes all built to Housing for Varying needs and Lifetime Homes standards, including eight wheelchair adaptable properties....
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South Africa: Vehicles Torched As Philippi East Residents Demand Toilets

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[GroundUp] Three vehicles including a Golden Arrow bus were set alight during a protest in Philippi East on Wednesday morning. Residents from Siyangena, a new settlement which started in February last year are demanding basic services, and are alleged to have been responsible. The protest was triggered by the removal of illegal connections by a security company.

South Africa: After Months of Pain, a Truce - and Six Reopened Soweto Taxi Ranks

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[Daily Maverick] Jacob Mamabolo, newly installed Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC, has signed an agreement with Nancefield Dube West Taxi Association and Witwatersrand Taxi Association for the reopening of taxi ranks and routes that were closed by violence in early March. The department plans to conduct an investigation into routes and is confident that the agreement will be implemented.
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Desertification ‘More Dangerous and More Insidious than Wars’

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Businesses are being encouraged to follow the lead of the youth to halt desertification, reduce degradation, improve agricultural sustainability and restore damaged lands. “The youth is a very particular case. The youth give me a lot of hope because I see their passion, and I see their vision,” head of the United Nations Convention to […]

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Desmond Brown

The Importance of the Upcoming FAO Election

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With each passing day, the world gets just a little smaller as the internet and cell phones bring our communities together, reveal our shared challenges, and lay bare our failures. As global citizens, we are all concerned about the growing number of hungry people around the world and the threats to food security. The simple […]

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Kip Tom

UN’s Development Goals Remain Largely Elusive

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The United Nations, in a new report to be released next month, has warned “there is no escaping the fact that the global landscape for the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has generally deteriorated since 2015, hindering the efforts of governments and other partners” And the commitment to multilateral cooperation, so central […]

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Thalif Deen

Let’s Train Humans First … Before We Train Machines

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We humans are at the absurd stage in our technological evolution when we seem to have abandoned our common sense. Billions are spent by governments, corporations and investors in training computer-based algorithms (i.e. computer programs) in today’s mindless rush to create so-called “artificial” intelligence, widely advertised as AI. Meanwhile, training our children and their brains […]

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Hazel Henderson

‘What it Takes to Feed 7.5 Billion People’

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Events marking the 25th anniversary of the Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the World Day to Combat Desertification opened here Monday, Jun. 17 with a call for urgent action to protect and restore degrading land. Two United Nations officials, the secretary-general as well as the UNCCD head, said it’s crucial that countries take action in […]

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Desmond Brown

There’s No Continent, No Country Not Impacted by Land Degradation

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The coming decades will be crucial in shaping and implementing a transformative land agenda, according to a scientist at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) framework for Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN). UNCCD-Science Policy Interface co-chair Dr. Mariam Akhtar-Schuster, who spoke with IPS ahead of the start of activities to mark World Day to […]

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Desmond Brown

Air Pollution Ranked as Biggest Environmental Threat to Human Health

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In a world that is becoming more and more industrial by the day, air pollution appears to be on the rise. While there have been efforts in major cities to combat the grave effects that pollution can have on the overall health of its citizens, there is still more progress to be made. Karen Beck […]

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Emily Thampoe

South Africa’s First Carbon Farm

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Land restoration could attract large private investments in the fight against climate change over the coming decades, if Governments and the United Nations put the right incentives and conditions in place. When the goats on his farm had nothing more to eat, because the soil was eroded and most of the vegetation destroyed, South African […]

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Tim Christophersen

The Implacable Desertification of Planet Earth

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Yet another under-reported human-made disaster: the relentless desertification of Planet Earth that may make uninhabitable some regions like the Middle East, endanger food security, aggravate climate crisis, and force more and more millions of people to flee. But before listing the main causes and consequences of this mounting threat, you should know that, according to the UN, […]

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Baher Kamal

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought – “Let’s Grow the Future Together”

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One third of the planet’s land surface is under the threat of desertification, impacting over 250 million people. Although Africa remains the most affected continent, we are witnessing an alarming shift globally:  30% of the United States for example is affected by desertification, one quarter of the land in Latin America and the Caribbean is […]

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IPS World Desk

At the intersection of conflict, climate change and energy access

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With the advent of the 21st century, there has been a steady rise in energy access all around the globe. For the first time ever, the total number of people without access to electricity fell below 1 billion in 2017 according to the International Energy Agency. Despite the increase in the pace of electrification, 13 […]

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Tarannum Sahar

Asia-Pacific Region Falters on UN Development Goals

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UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a Chatham House meeting in London last week that the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), one of the legacies of the late Secretary-General Kofi Annan, “spawned tremendous progress” in the battle against poverty worldwide. She pointed out that the number of people living on less than $1.25 a day […]

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Thalif Deen

Dignity & Strength for Venezuelan Refugees & Migrants in Colombia

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Not long ago, 15-year-old Nelsmar attended a middle-class school in central Venezuela. That was before her family was uprooted by the economic and humanitarian crisis in her country, which has pushed nearly 3.9 million persons to migrate or flee, according to recent estimates of the Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela. Nelsmar’s family […]

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Tomer Urwicz and Liliana Arias Salgado

The Storm is Over, But in Southern Africa, Cyclone Idai Continues to Rage for Women and Girls

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In late March Cyclone Idai carved a path of devastation across Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Malawi.  It was the deadliest cyclone to hit the region in more than a century, others have even referred to it as “Africa’s Hurricane Katrina.” More than 1,000 people were killed. Many more saw their homes, food crops, and even entire […]

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Edinah Masiyiwa

Cities of Light are Providing Safe Havens to Refugees

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While cities around the world have been providing safe havens to refugees, a few US cities in the Upstate New York region have been integrating refugees and asylum-seekers into their communities. Specifically, the towns of Utica, Buffalo and Syracuse, are welcoming refugees to live and work. These towns share a border with Canada and so […]

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Emily Thampoe

Burmese Muslims: Still looking for a permanent home!

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They are thought to be the world’s most persecuted refugees. It is also argued that they are one of the most forgotten too. Some five year ago I saw and met hundreds of inmates from Burma in a Jeddah prison. Thousands of Burmese Muslims from Arakan – often called Rohingyas – were offered a safe […]

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"Locals in Venice are feeling increasingly left out of the conversation"

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David Chipperfield Procuratie Vecchie in Venice

As David Chipperfield begins the next stage of the restoration of the Procuratie Vecchie on Piazza San Marco in Venice, James Imam asks if architects can save cities straining to deal with increasing tourist numbers. David Chipperfield's restoration of the Procuratie Vecchie is a declaration of solidarity with Venice's residents. The city is besieged by hordes of

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James Imam

Wes Anderson films inform design of Moscow restaurant

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New York-based design studio Asthetíque has completed a restaurant in Moscow called The Y that draws on the stylised sets of films directed by Wes Anderson. Located in the newly developed neighbourhood of Hamovniki, the two-storey space combines a soft palette with eclectic architectural elements that exude a "theatrical experience from the moment you walk

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Sabina Sohail

Adam Nathaniel Furman's latest furniture collection is a "bourgeois' nightmare"

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Adam Nathaniel Furman designs "clumsy" furniture for Camp Design Gallery and Abet Laminati

London designer Adam Nathaniel Furman has collaborated with Abet Laminati to create a three-piece collection of unusually shaped and boldly coloured furniture for Camp Design Gallery. The collection, titled Three characters in the Second Act: The Royal Family, comprises two large cabinets, called Benevolente and Solidale, and a chair, named Gioioso. Each of the pieces

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Natashah Hitti

Atelier Vens Vanbelle creates monastic white country house

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House Nico and Hilde by Atelier Vens Vanbelle

Belgian studio Atelier Vens Vanbelle has designed a white house inspired by the monasteries and farmhouses that typify the Oosterzele region. The brick house has been built in a rural environment in Belgium and aims to be a peaceful space for the owners. "The main reference for this project was a monastery, because we wanted to introduce some basic

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Tomek Zylski

SelgasCano designs "most ambitious and bold" Second Home for Los Angeles

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Spanish practice SelgasCano has revealed its design for Second Home in Hollywood – a sprawling co-working campus comprising bright yellow work pods interspersed with lush planting. Set to open in September this year, Second Home Hollywood will mark the first US location of the British company, which provides studio and office space for creatives and entrepreneurs. The

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Eleanor Gibson

Studio Gang unveils new details of Natural History Museum extension in New York

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American Museum of Natural History science centre of Studio Gang

American architecture firm Studio Gang has released an updated set of renderings of its undulating addition to the American Natural History Museum in Manhattan. Studio Gang unveiled new renderings of the addition, known as the Richard Gilder Center, to coincide with the extension breaking ground last week. The centre is designed to add galleries, classrooms,

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Bridget Cogley

Lunch Break angels swing above commuters passing London's St Pauls

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Lunch Break by KHBT and Ottmar Hörl

Forty gold angels sitting on swings have been installed by KHBT and Ottmar Hörlwatch to watch over commuters near St Paul's Cathedral in London. Named Lunch Break, the installation for the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) is designed to be a temporary additional to St Paul's Plinth – a preexisting frame structure outside St Paul's tube station. London

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Lizzie Crook

Colour and pattern intersect in Bouroullec brothers' glass panel collection

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Oblique and Chevron glass panels by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec x Skyline Design

French design duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have worked with US manufacturers Skyline Design on a collection of glass panels emblazoned with colourful geometric patterns created using code. The collection, named Oblique and Chevron, has been designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec to explore how colours can subtly alter in tone when iterated in different

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Natasha Levy

Glossier pop-up shop in Seattle features rolling hills covered in moss and flowers

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Glossier pop-up shop in Seattle, Washington, by Glossier Experiential Team and Studio Lily Kwong

Beauty brand Glossier has teamed up with landscape designer Studio Lily Kwong to create a pop-up shop in Seattle that is filled with plant-covered mounds and splashes of pink and purple. Located in the city's Capitol Hill neighbourhood, the temporary space occupies a linear, ground-level space measuring 1,100 square feet (102 square metres). The design

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Jenna McKnight

Dezeen and Samsung to launch design competitions exploring the future of Galaxy mobile devices

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Samsung Galaxy S10

Dezeen promotion: Dezeen will team up with Samsung to run a pair of reader competitions to design new graphics and accessories for its Galaxy smartphones, which the electronics brand first launched 10 years ago. The two contests – one for graphic design and one for product design – will be looking for fresh perspectives and

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Studio Seilern Architects raises the roof to create Andermatt Concert Hall in the Swiss Alps

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Andermatt Concert Hall in the Swiss Alps by Studio Seilern Architects

Studio Seilern Architects has converted a half-built conference centre in Andermatt, Switzerland, into a concert hall by lifting up its roof to double the building's size. Named Andermatt Concert Hall, the 650-seat venue is the "first major purpose-built concert hall in any Alpine ski village". Studio Seilern Architects designed the building as part of a hotel and

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Tom Ravenscroft

Stripped-back surfaces appear throughout Hackney apartment by Merrett Houmøller Architects

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Martello Street apartment by Merrett Houmoller Architects

Exposed concrete walls and a set of "hit-and-miss" stairs add character to this formerly lacklustre apartment in east London, which has been overhauled by Merrett Houmøller Architects. Set inside a housing complex that was built in the early 2000s, the Hackney apartment was previously host to a series of cramped, light-starved rooms as a result

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Natasha Levy

MIT researchers engineer "cyborg" plants for motion-tracking and sending notifications

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MIT researchers engineer "cyborg" plants for motion-tracking and sending notifications

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's "cyborg botany" researchers have turned plants into sensors and displays, suggesting we use them as a gentle alternative to electronic screens. Harpreet Sareen and Pattie Maes from the MIT Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces Group have been researching how to merge plants and artificial electronics to create new interfaces. "Plants are normally

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Rima Sabina Aouf

Five of the best roles available on Dezeen Jobs including positions at Soho House and Benoy

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Our selection of the best opportunities in architecture, interiors and design on Dezeen Jobs this week includes positions at private members' club Soho House and architecture firm Benoy. Junior interior designer at Soho House Soho House has an opportunity for a junior interior designer in New York. The members' club recently launched  an interiors collection ranging

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Amina Amber

Useless is a digital directory for London's zero-waste shops

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USELESS by Nice and Serious is a digital directory for London's zero-waste shops

Ethical creative agency Nice and Serious has developed an online platform that directs Londoners to their closest zero-waste shops and offers tips on how to reduce your reliance on plastics. Useless is described by its creators as "London's first digital directory that is dedicated exclusively to showcasing the capital's zero-waste shops". The website features an

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Alyn Griffiths

TRIAS Architects raises timber Three Piece House on a red brick base

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Three Piece House but Studio TRIAS

A trio of timber-clad bungalows by TRIAS Architects form Three Piece House in Stockton, Australia, which is raised on a reclaimed brick base to protect it from the sea. Sydney-based TRIAS Architects designed Three Piece House for a family in New South Wales as a simple, single-storey dwelling close to the coast, where there are

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Jon Astbury

Mason Studio designs Kimpton Saint George hotel as "homage to Toronto"

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Canadian firm Mason Studio has designed this hotel in Toronto to feature an abundance of local flavour, including decorative archways and a nod to the city's famous albino squirrels. Located within a former Holiday Inn in the city's trendy Annex neighbourhood, the 188-room property marks the first outpost of the Kimpton hotel branch in Canada.

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Paul Jebara

Solo Arquitetos builds Brazilian holiday home Casa do Lago using reclaimed bricks and local stones

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Lake house in Brazil by Solo Arquitectos

Brazilian firm Solo Arquitetos sourced red-hued stones from a local quarry and repurposed bricks from a defunct factory to build this vacation home near Brazil's Paranapanema river. The holiday home is located in Alvorada do Sul, a small municipality roughly 500 kilometres from São Paulo. The owners previously owned a factory, which was demolished and provided

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James Brillon

Kappland Arkitekter perches Cabin Stokkøya on rugged landscape of Norwegian island

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Cabin Stokkøya by Kappland Arkitekter

A wooden hillside cabin on the island of Stokkøya, Norway, by Kappland Arkitekter is spread over multiple levels expansive views out to the surrounding countryside. Cabin Stokkøya was designed to focus on two contrasting landscapes – out towards the sea to the west, and back at the dramatic green scenery to the east. Designed by

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Jon Astbury

Jasper Morrison curates collection of designer benches for Fiskars Village Biennale

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Jasper Morrison curates collection of designer benches for Finnish biennale

Jasper Morrison has enlisted 18 designers including Martino Gamper, Michael Marriott and Cecilie Manz to create benches for Fiskars Village in Finland, for its inaugural art and design biennale. The London-based designer was invited by the organisers of the Fiskars Village Biennale to curate the installation, which involved placing public benches along the banks of

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