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Content Creation in Architecture with Sean Joyner

4 days 19 hours ago

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

4 days 19 hours 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

1 week 5 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

2 weeks 5 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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Michael Riscica

Project Management with Anne Lebo

3 weeks 4 days ago

Little Diversified Architectural Consulting |Anne Lebo Anne found her interest in architecture early. Growing up in a single-family home, Anne was fascinated by a condo that she stayed in during a family vacation. The building sparked her imagination, and she describes drawing a dream home – containing a kids-only entrance to one area of the […]

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Urban Realm

‘Walled garden’ Kilmacolm home to provide artists sanctuary

2 days 1 hour ago
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

2 days 17 hours ago
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

3 days 5 hours ago
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...

Tillydrone Community Campus previewed

3 days 6 hours ago
Aberdeen City Council has conducted its first tour of a new community campus in Tillydrone ahead of its official opening on 23 August. This offered locals their first taste of the new facilities on offer at Tillydrone Community Campus , which draws together a mix of council services and community organisations as well as a café, crèche, library and classrooms. Council...

Refurbishment breathes new life into Glasgow offices

3 days 10 hours ago
Thomas Johnstone has begun a programme of refurbishment works at the former Hanover House to provide 35,000sq/ft of office accommodation. Rebranded as The Ink Building the project will see the eight-storey block stripped back to its core and given new curtain walling, services and lifts. Colin McGhee, associate director at Savills, said: “Employment growth is forecasted at 12%...

‘Big box’ leisure comes to Rutherglen with golf destination

3 days 21 hours ago
South Lanarkshire Council has recommended detailed planning permission be granted to a multi-level golf driving range in Rutherglen on derelict land off junction 2 of the M74. Topgolf International has been designed by Cooper Cromar on behalf of Ashfield Land as the centrepiece of a new ‘big box’ entertainment destination for the area including a mix of drive-through cafes and...

Aberdeen courts patient satisfaction with new health hub

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NHS Grampian has progressed plans to modernise the delivery of primary and community care services in Aberdeen with the submission of plans by jmarchitects for The Denburn Health & Care Centre . The integrated care hub has been specified to provide access to a broader range of services from a single hub located close to the newly completed Orchard Brae Complex Needs School . Facing...

Dalmarnock school caters to Commonwealth Village children

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Glasgow City Council has opened its newest school, a 356-pupil primary serving Dalmarnock’s Commonwealth Village . Designed in-house by the council’s project management and design team Riverbank Primary provides 14 classrooms together with a multi-use games hall and all-weather floodlit sports pitch with scope to grow further in line with pupil demand. Adopting a...

Architect-led design team sought for £1.1m Balerno learning hub

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The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland is seeking an architect-led design team for a £1.1m learning hub in the village of Balerno, Edinburgh. Situated within the 35-acre estate of the Harmeny School , a provider of residential care and education to vulnerable children, the hub would augment the schools care programme, enabling it to extend its offer to more young people...

Keppie round off Orkney Islands trio with £64m hospital

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Keppie has followed up their education work on the Orkney Islands by bringing patient care ahead of the curve via the £64m Balfour Hospital . Faced with an exposed location the hospital was conceived as a ‘shield’ from which to protect patients, staff and visitors from the extreme climate with a sweeping curve protecting the main entrance and inpatient accommodation from...

Aberdeen presses ahead with 369 council homes

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Aberdeen City Council has instructed CHAP Group to build 369 homes at the former Summerhill Academy site on the Lang Stracht following a competitive tendering process. Enabling works will see modifications carried out to the Denburn Culvert to improve flood prevention, allowing delivery of the latest phase of the authorities council house building programme. Geared toward key workers...

Mid-market Govanhill homes complete

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Glasgow Housing Association has taken possession of 45 affordable homes on the site of a former primary school at Batson Street , Govanhill. Victoria Primary School was demolished in 2017, clearing the way for contractors CCG to move on-site with the mid-market development consisting of 40 flats and five houses, each with their own garden. A shared landscaped courtyard and 25 parking...

Aberdeen marks start of long-heralded Union Terrace Gardens revamp

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Aberdeen City Council has marked the ceremonial commencement of works to transform Union Terrace Gardens ahead of work getting underway in earnest next month. The £25.7m project seeks to improve accessibility to the landscaped valley by introducing lift access from Union Terrace and reinstating a ‘grand staircase’ from Rosemount Viaduct. The first tangible sign of...

‘Scandi-Scot’ Troon hotel pushes the boat out

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Marina operator Yacht Havens Group is to expand into the hotel sector with plans to open a £1.2m hotel in Troon, South Ayrshire, by early next year. The Salt House Hotel will overlook yacht moorings finished in oceanic weatherboarding modelled on traditional Scandinavian timber homes and Scottish boathouses, with a variety of pitched roof forms mirroring the masts of moored yachts....

Affordable homes demand sparks Donside Village changes

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Sanctuary Housing is to proceed with the second phase of their Donside Urban Village development in Aberdeen in the form of revised plans for a block of 23 affordable flats designed by Halliday Fraser Munro and Ian White Associates. This follows the withdrawal of a recent application for private housing owing to an economic downturn and increased demand for affordable housing....

The University of St Andrews preps Albany Park plan B after planning rebuttal

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The University of St Andrews is to progress with a plan b in its efforts to create a large student accommodation complex in the town after its preferred Sheppard Robson scheme was thrown out by Fife Council amid fears over its ecological impact and flood risk . In response, the institution is to go back to planners with a larger scheme drawn up by Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson and Campus...

Aberdeen builds angular momentum with events destination

1 week 2 days ago
Aberdeen City Council have formally unveiled The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA), said to be the largest new entertainment complex in Europe. With a main arena capacity of 12,500 the centre positions the city as a conference, exhibition and concert hub spread across three further halls, multi-purpose conference rooms and nine meeting rooms. Completing the mix are two on-site hotels...

Shawfair lands 1,000 homes as sixth developer signs up

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Developers behind Shawfair , near Danderhall, have sold off 6.5 acres of land to Stewart Milne Homes - the sixth housebuilder to sign-up for the project. Assuming planning consent is forthcoming the deal brings the number of homes either under construction or approved across the site to over 1,000, a quarter of the 4,000 properties ultimately envisaged. Designs for the town centre...

CALA move on-site with Pacific Quay media city homes

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Housebuilder CALA has begun work on a development of 203 homes on vacant ground at Pacific Quay after acquiring the development plot from Stewart Milne . Comprising a mix of flats and townhouses Prince’s Quay represents the first city centre development to be undertaken by the developer., which more commonly focuses on suburban living. Liana Canavan, sales and marketing...
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AllAfrica Urban Issues

South Africa: Little Clarity On Measuring SANDF Performance On Cape Flats

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[Daily Maverick] With 47 murders recorded on the Cape Flats over the most recent weekend, the South African National Civic Organisation is calling for authorities to face the music over what they say is a clear indication that the deployment of the army is not working. But the question at the heart of this is complicated: how should the 'success' of such an operation be measured?

South Africa: The Tectonic Forces That Triggered Cape Town's Eruption of Violence

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[Daily Maverick] There were no mitigating circumstances for the killing of pregnant mother Sadieka Newman in Manenberg or the brutal murder of young horse rider Meghan Cremer in Philippi. Nor for the nearly 2,000 people killed in Cape Town's gang warfare so far in 2019. Last weekend 47 people died of knife and gunshot wounds. But the situation does have a context. There's no innocent landscape here.
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IPS News

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

Producing Energy from Pig and Poultry Waste in Brazil

2 days 9 hours ago

Romário Schaefer is fattening up 3,300 pigs that he receives when they weigh around 22 kg and returns when they reach 130 to 160 kg – a huge increase in meat and profits for their owner, a local meat-processing plant in this city in Brazil. Schaefer is not interested in the pork meat business. What […]

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Mario Osava

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

4 days 3 hours ago

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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James Reinl

Women Pastoralists Feel Heat of Climate Change

4 days 4 hours ago

For many people, climate change is about shrinking glaciers, rising sea levels, longer and more intense heatwaves, and other extreme and unpredictable weather patterns.  But for women pastoralists—livestock farmers in the semi-arid lands of Kenya—climate change has forced drastic changes to everyday life, including long and sometimes treacherous journeys to get water. Faced with an […]

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Sharon Birch-Jeffrey

Will Sanctions Undermine 1947 US Treaty with UN?

4 days 5 hours ago

When Yassir Arafat was denied a US visa to visit New York to address the United Nations back in 1988, the General Assembly defied the United States by temporarily moving the UN’s highest policy making body to Geneva– perhaps for the first time in UN history– providing a less-hostile political environment for the leader of […]

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Thalif Deen

Mexican Women Use Sunlight Instead of Firewood or Gas to Cook Meals

4 days 15 hours ago

Reyna Díaz cooks beans, chicken, pork and desserts in her solar cooker, which she sets up in the open courtyard of her home in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of this town in southwestern Mexico. “My family likes the way it cooks things. I use it almost every day, it has been a big […]

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Emilio Godoy

GGGI GREENISM Online Magazine: Stories from GGGI Around the World

4 days 16 hours ago

(GGGI) – In June, the Global Green Growth Institute’s (GGGI) staff members and country offices around the world committed to living and promoting sustainable lifestyles. To further this initiative, GGGI published GREENISM Vol. 2, an online magazine featuring stories of GGGI’s Green Office Month events and activities across the organization to spread ideas on how to lead green lives. […]

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GGGI

Are Jair Messias Bolsonaro and Donald John Trump a Menace to the Planet?

4 days 18 hours ago

We live in different worlds. The ones of friends, family and work colleagues. Worlds which are overshadowed by other, much bigger ones. Global spheres of international finance, politics, climate change, etc., contexts that might threaten our smaller circle of relationships; our family, our income, our general wellbeing, in short – our entire existence. However, even […]

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Jan Lundius

The Missing Women in Finance

4 days 22 hours ago

Women comprise a very small proportion of the financial industry workforce, and this has implications on the way female clients use and benefit from financial services. The Indian financial landscape is undergoing a dramatic change. India witnessed a surge in bank account ownership during the 2011-2017 period: 80 percent of Indians owned a bank account […]

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Renana Jhabvala, Sonal Sharma, and Soumya Kapoor Mehta

Towards a Sustainable Future: Case of China’s Economic Transformation

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Zhenqian Huang is Associate Economics Affairs Officer, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP); Daniel Jeong-Dae Lee is Economics Affairs Officer, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division, ESCAP

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Zhengian Huang and Daniel Jeong-Dae Lee

Revitalizing Indigenous Languages Is Critical

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Being fluent in a world language is a desirable skill in modern day society. However, some languages are suffering and in danger of extinction — namely those of the indigenous peoples. “There are between 6,000 and 7,000 world languages in the world today,” Brian Keane, rapporteur of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues said in […]

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Lakshi De Vass Gunawardena

‘Beggar Thy Neighbour’ Policy Advice

6 days 3 hours ago

The harmful effects of falling corporate tax rates have been acknowledged in a recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) research paper. This trend, since the early 1980s, has been especially detrimental for developing countries, which rely on direct taxation much more than developed economies. Acknowledging that existing international corporate tax rules are unfair, set by developed […]

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Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram

Is India on Track to Beat the Perfect Storm?

6 days 6 hours ago

“The Perfect Storm” was a dire prediction that by 2030 food shortages, scarce water and insufficient energy resources together with climate change would threaten to unleash public unrest, cross-border conflicts and mass migration from worst-affected regions. It is a term coined a decade back in 2009 by Sir John Beddington, the United Kingdom’s then Chief […]

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Manipadma Jena

To Uplift a Woman is to Uplift a Village

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Khadija Zuberi, 23, from Ruaha Mbuyuni village in Tanzania’s central highlands, is a single mother to her four-year-old son, Hashim. It has been a financial struggle for Zuberi—who has completed high school, but has no further qualifications—to raise her son. While she is still in a relationship with Hashim’s father and he reportedly supports them, […]

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IPS Correspondents

How India’s Indigenous Female Forest Dwellers Feel about Owning Their Own Land

1 week 1 day ago

Kumaribai Jamkatan, 51, has been fighting for women’s land rights since 1987. Though the constitution of India grants equal rights to men and women, women first started to stake their claim for formal ownership of land only after 2005–the year the government accorded legal rights to daughters to be co-owners of family-owned land. For the […]

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Dezeen

Steel exoskeleton covers timber extension to Australian bungalow

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Exoskeleton House by Takt Studio

Takt Studio has added an extension with a steel exoskeleton and sloping roof to a 1950s brick bungalow in the foothills of the Illawarra mountains in Australia. Called Exoskeleton House, the extension has a timber frame which is encased in a steel-frame shell. It abuts the north side of the original house, where it has

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Jon Astbury

Flohaler is an easy-to-use inhaler that helps asthmatics receive a better dose

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Flohaler inhaler by James Plimmer Nottingham Trent University

Design graduate James Plimmer has created an inhaler for asthmatics that improves posture and technique during use to ensure more medicine reaches the lungs. The concept is intended to improve the pressurised metered dose inhaler (PMDI) by helping users maintain an optimised inhaler technique over time. The problem with existing inhalers is ensuring an optimum

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Alyn Griffiths

Breathe life into concrete jungles with our flourishing Pinterest boards

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Tel Aviv Arcades renders by Penda vertical gardens Pinterest

As glass buildings claim more of the skyline, architects and designers are cultivating ideas for plant-filled cities. Harvest this week's Pinterest boards of vertical gardens, facades with crawling greenery and potted interiors. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest › Main image is from Penda's proposal for vertical gardens in a modular tower in Tel Aviv. Open the

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Semi Han

Copenhagen's Yaffa restaurant takes cues from bustling French cafes

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Yaffa restaurant, Copenhagen, designed by Frama

Multi-disciplinary design studio Frama used mismatched wooden chairs and concrete surfaces to create a Middle Eastern version of the humble French bistro inside this Copenhagen restaurant. Set within Copenhagen's historic Gråbrødretorv square, Yaffa has been transformed from a characterless concrete basement into a warm and inviting space decked out in tactile materials. The restaurant takes

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Natasha Levy

Rua 141 and Rafael Zalc make efficient use of space within renovated São Paulo apartment

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Brazilian studios Rua 141 and Zalc Architecture turned an outdoor terrace into a glazed dining room while renovating this São Paulo apartment. Encompassing 70 square metres, the AK Apartment was designed for a 30-year-old woman who loves entertaining friends. The dwelling contains a bedroom, an office and two bathrooms, along with an open-plan area for

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Jenna McKnight

Nikolas Bentel creates The Wiggle Pipe in "absurd" Memphis style

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The Wiggle Pipe by Nik Bentel

New York designer Nikolas Bentel has created a handmade porcelain pipe for smoking marijuana with an unconventional wiggle form. The Wiggle Pipe features an unconventional snaking shape and three bold bright colours: a blue mouthpiece connects to a curved yellow stem, which then attaches to a white bowl where the dry cannabis herb is placed. Bentel, who

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Kristine Klein

Granite boxes form clifftop house overlooking a lake in India

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The Lakehouse by CollectiveProject

Stacked boxes clad in stone perch on a rocky outcrop overlooking Durgam Cheruvu Lake in Hyderabad in this house designed by architecture studio Collective Project. Called Lakehouse, the house in southern India has two distinct sides to its granite and wood facade. A plain facade with few windows faces the road, but on the lake-facing

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Jon Astbury

Five hotels in Ibiza that combine farmhouse living with contemporary design

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Ibiza farmhouse hotels: La Granja

There's more to Ibiza than clubber-oriented resorts – the Spanish island also hosts a growing number of agroturismo hotels in old farmhouses. Here are five that combine a farm-to-fork ethos with contemporary design. La Granja Ibiza German interior-design studio Dreimeta converted a 200-year-old farmhouse and a neighbouring cottage to create La Granja, a members-only retreat

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Amy Frearson

This week, pictures were revealed of two major soon-to-open projects by Zaha Hadid Architects

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This week on Dezeen, 360-degree images of the interior of Zaha Hadid Architects' Beijing Daxing International Airport were revealed, and the firm's Opus hotel in Dubai was shown nearing completion. Chinese media organisation CGTN unveiled 360-degree photography of the inside of Zaha Hadid Architects' airport terminal building in Beijing this week, which is set to

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Natashah Hitti

Maho Nabé cooking pot integrates vacuum technology to keep food hot

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Maho Nabé vacuum cooking pot by Tiger Corporation

This stainless-steel cooking pot based on a traditional Japanese design uses a double-wall construction to create a vacuum that insulates the contents to retain heat for long periods. The Maho Nabé pot achieves precise heat control and a long-lasting internal temperature thanks to its innovative double-walled structure, which improves thermal insulation. Unlike other vacuum pans, there

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Alyn Griffiths

Filtration Skyscrapers in the oceans could "solve environmental and energy problems" around the world

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Filtration skyscraper by Honglin Li

Architectural designer and visualiser Honglin Li has proposed deploying floating high-rise waste-to-energy plants fuelled by plastic waste to clean up the oceans while generating electricity. The sci-fi proposal, called Filtration Skyscraper, imagines placing unmanned towers on abandoned oil rigs in parts of the oceans where plastic waste accumulates. Sophisticated machinery in the conceptual towers would

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Bridget Cogley

Six multi-tasking Ukrainian studios moving the country's design industry forward

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Ukraine is finding its place on the global design stage with multi-disciplinary studios that blur the boundaries between architecture, interiors and furniture. Here are six studios to watch. Yuriy Zimenko Interior and furniture designer Yuriy Zimenko has been active on the Kiev scene for 15 years. Known for his luxurious and minimal style enlivened with

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Augusta Pownall

London bandstand where David Bowie played given listed status

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David Bowie's bandstand in Beckenham listed

An ironwork bandstand in south London where David Bowie organised and performed at a festival 50 years ago has been given Grade II-listed status. The bandstand in Beckenham was the centrepiece of a free 1969 music festival organised by Bowie in the spirit of Woodstock. It took place on Croydon Recreation Ground, where the bandstand sits,

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India Block

Hølte opens Hackney design studio for customising IKEA kitchens

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HØLTE showroom and studio for customising IKEA kitchens

Hølte, a company that offers bespoke fronts for IKEA kitchens, has unveiled a new design studio and showroom in London's Hackney. Studio founders Tom and Fi Ginnett have combined bold colours and geometric forms with simple, well-crafted details in the interior of their new workspace, located on Broadway Market in east London. It showcases Hølte's

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Amy Frearson

SKNYPL designs inflatable rooftop garden for busy Seoul street

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Inflatable Seoul garden by SKNYPL

New Korean Garden is an "Instagrammable" meeting and events space proposed for a rooftop in Seoul, South Korea, which is made from turquoise, pebble-like inflatables. Designed by Moscow studio SKNYPL, it is envisaged as a contemporary interpretation of a traditional Korean garden, within which simplicity and nature are typically key, and rock arrangements are considered

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Lizzie Crook

Stufish models the Chimelong Theatre in China on traditional circus tents

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The Chimelong Theatre by Stufish

An undulating golden facade wraps around the 6,700-seat Chimelong Theatre on Hengqin Island in China, which Stufish has designed to evoke the form of traditional circus tents. Located south of Macau, the giant circus theatre was built by entertainment architecture studio Stufish to replace the Chimelong Hengqin International Circus City that was irreparably damaged by

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Lizzie Crook

"I don't want to be seen as the guy that just slaps a bit of colour on" says Yinka Ilori

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Yinka Ilori

Yinka Ilori's bold, colourful style can be seen all over London this summer, but the designer tells Dezeen there's a lot more to him than bright graphics. London-based Ilori, 32, made a name for himself with his characterful chairs, which he creates by upcycling various pieces of unwanted old furniture, and adding colours and textiles

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Amy Frearson

Rodić Davidson merges two 19th-century art studios to create home in London's Chelsea

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Turners Studio by Rodić Davidson Architects

Rodić Davidson Architects has transformed a pair of artists' studios that may once have belonged to JMW Turner into a lofty family home in London filled with eclectic furniture and striking artworks. The property is located in London's Chelsea, on a street where many celebrated artists took up residence in the 19th century, when rents

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Amy Frearson

Five design-focused delis with delectable interiors

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Interiors of Hunter & Co Deli in Melbourne, designed by Mim Design

Delicatessens might simply be places to pick up provisions, but architects and designers are increasingly completing them with striking interiors. Dezeen has picked out five of the best. Ranging from a store in London with minimalist concrete display stands and another in Melbourne with salami-like counters, check out the full selection below: Natoora, UK, by

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Natasha Levy

LARQ water bottle self-cleans using UV light

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LARQ self-cleaning water bottle by LARQ

The minimalist LARQ bottle cleans itself using UV light, for people troubled by the hygiene of tricky-to-wash reusable water bottles. The LARQ bottle contains an LED in its lid that transmits UV-C light in the 280-nanometre range — the same as is used to sterilise surfaces in hospitals. According to LARQ, at this wavelength, the light

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