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Nigeria: Bakare Cautions Against Reopening of Churches

2 days 5 hours ago
[This Day] The Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church (CGCC), Pastor Tunde Bakare, has warned against the re-opening of churches as directed by the Lagos State Government in spite of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic "in order to avoid driving Christians like sheep to the slaughter houses by trooping to churches."
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Arquipélago Arquitetos builds low-slung Brazilian house with rammed earth

4 hours 59 minutes ago
House in Cunha by Arquipelago

São Paulo studio Arquipélago Arquitetos has built a house with walls made of rammed earth in the countryside of Brazil. House in Cunha, or Casa em Cunha in Portuguese, is named after is location in the mountainous municipality of Cunha, which is a 2.5-hour drive from São Paulo and known for its ceramics. Arquipélago Arquitetos

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Bridget Cogley

Last chance to enter Timber Trade Federation's Conversations about Climate Change competition

5 hours 58 minutes ago
Timber Trade Federation's Conversations about Climate Change competition

Dezeen promotion: there are just three weeks left to enter the Timber Trade Federation's Conversations about Climate Change design competition. The competition challenges designers and craftspeople to create innovative, playful and thought-provoking designs using sustainably sourced tropical timber, in a bid to show the importance of the natural resource. Creations can be anything from a piece

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Zaha Hadid Architects shares proposal for Shanghai's "greenest building"

7 hours 29 minutes ago
Visual of Zaha Hadid Architects proposal for CECEP Shanghai Campus

Zaha Hadid Architects has shared its design for the CECEP Shanghai Campus in China, which will utilise renewable energy technologies and recycled materials. Developed for Chinese renewable energy firm CECEP, the mixed-use campus will be built in north-east Shanghai beside the Huangpu River, taking the form of three interlinked towers with leisure facilities and an urban

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Lizzie Crook

Szczepaniak Astridge designs Malaysia headquarters for PPE maker Supermax

7 hours 58 minutes ago
Supermax headquarters by Szczepaniak Astridge

Latex glove manufacturer Supermax has commissioned new headquarters in Malaysia designed by London architecture studio Szczepaniak Astridge as demand for their product surges due to coronavirus. As makers of personal protective equipment (PPE), Supermax has seen a huge rise in orders for its products during the pandemic. In March 2020 the Malaysian latex glove makers

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Erika Cross models convertible Step table on industrial tools

8 hours 58 minutes ago
Erika Cross models convertible Step table after industrial tools

The Step table by Michigan designer Erika Cross features an interchangeable top and base that can be stacked on top of each other at different heights, thanks to their ridged mating surfaces. The design is based on a mechanical device called a step block, which consists of a pair of metal wedges with teeth running

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Jennifer Hahn

CTA Creative Architects uses perforated bricks to form Wall House in Vietnam

9 hours 58 minutes ago
Wall House in Vietnam designed by CTA | Creative Architects

Hole-punctured bricks bring air and sunlight into this multi-generational family home in the city of Bien Hoa, Vietnam designed by CTA Creative Architects. Wall House is shared by a mum, dad, their two children and their grandmother and grandfather. When it came to briefing CTA Creative Architects on the design of the two-storey house, the

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Natasha Levy

Dezeen Awards 2020 longlists will be announced next week

10 hours 59 minutes ago

Thanks again to everyone who entered Dezeen Awards 2020. As longlisting, the first stage of the judging process, comes to an end, here's what will happen next. 10-13 August: longlists published The longlists will be published on Dezeen, on our social media channels and in a newsletter. Each longlisted entry will receive its own page

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Rebecca Grove

Virgin Galactic reveals high-speed Mach 3 aircraft design

11 hours 58 minutes ago
Virgin Galactic reveals high-speed Mach 3 aircraft design

Air and space vehicle manufacturer Virgin Galactic has unveiled the triangular design of its high-speed commercial aircraft Mach 3, which will feature an engine developed by Rolls-Royce Holdings. The Mach 3 aircraft would have capacity for nine to 19 passengers, who would be flown at an altitude above 60,000 feet (18,300 metres) – the maximum

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Natashah Hitti

Renzo Piano unveils replacement for collapsed motorway bridge in Genoa

17 hours 59 minutes ago
Genoa San Giorgio Bridge by Renzo Piano

Renzo Piano's Genoa San Giorgio Bridge, which is the replacement for the Morandi Bridge that collapsed in a storm almost two years ago, has opened in Italy. Built in Piano's home town of Genoa, the 1,100-metre-long motorway bridge was inaugurated by the Italian prime minister almost exactly two years after the previous bridge collapsed on 14

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Tom Ravenscroft

Bell Chair by Konstantin Grcic for Magis costs just €77 and is manufactured in less than a minute

20 hours 28 minutes ago

Italian brand Magis has launched Bell Chair, a lightweight, low-cost stackable monobloc chair made of recycled polypropylene. In this exclusive video produced by Dezeen, designer Konstantin Grcic explains how he created a product that is "just over half of the weight of a normal chair". Launched today with a dedicated website, the injection-moulded chair comes in

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Calum Lindsay

Gabled cedar structures form Lone Pine Residence in Wyoming

23 hours 58 minutes ago
Lone Pine Residence by CLB Architects

US architecture firm CLB Architects has wrapped two gabled structures with dark cedar planks to form this house in Wyoming situated to face the mountains. Lone Pine Residence is located in Wyoming's Teton Range, a mountainous region known for its ski resorts and other outdoor sports. CLB Architects, formerly Carney Logan Burke, built the residence

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Kristine Klein

"It's good to see architects build up leverage towards software companies" say commenters

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Architects criticise "lack of development"of Autodesk's BIM software

In this week's comments update, readers are discussing criticism of Revit from some of the UK's largest architecture practices and sharing their views on other top stories. American software company Autodesk has come under fire for its Building Information Modelling (BIM) software Revit. In an open letter to Autodesk's president Andrew Anagnost, 17 architecture studios

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Karen Anderson

John Pawson and David Chipperfield design houses for Ibiza community Sabina

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Sabina development in Ibiza

A number of leading architects and designers such as John Pawson, David Chipperfield and Marcio Kogan have unveiled residential designs for a development in Ibiza. Called Sabina, the private community is currently under construction on Ibiza's west coast. The project spans 17 hectares and is led by British developer Anton Bilton, who is the co-founder

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Bridget Cogley

Foster + Partners designs "porous" Apple store in Beijing

1 day 7 hours ago
Apple Sanlitun by Foster + Partners in Beijing, China

A large overhanging roof shelters the expansive glass walls that front the "open and inviting" Apple Sanlitun store by Foster + Partners in Beijing, China. Located in a large open square within Sanlitun, an area of the capital city's Chaoyang District, the building replaces China's first Apple Store built adjacent to the site in 2008.

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Lizzie Crook

Nestbox is a modular trunk extension that turns cars into campers

1 day 7 hours ago
Nestbox is a modular trunk extension that turns cars into campers by Czech firm Studio 519

Czech firm Studio 519 has designed a plywood module called Nestbox, which fits neatly into the boot of a car and can be expanded into a double bed and fully fitted kitchen for camping. The unit, created for local company Egoé, comes in four sizes to suit a range of cars and can be customised

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Jennifer Hahn

RIBA calls for "urgent reconsideration" of proposals to deregulate planning

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RIBA calls for "urgent reconsideration" of proposals to deregulate planning

The UK government's plans to deregulate the planning permission system in England will lead to poor quality housing warns the Royal Institute of British Architects. Under new regulations announced by UK housing secretary Robert Jenrick homes, hospitals, schools, shops and offices on land designated for growth will "automatically" be granted planning permission. "Deregulation is not the way

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Tom Ravenscroft

Dutch city swaps asphalt for trees to adapt to climate change

1 day 8 hours ago
Arnhem has made a 10 year climate change plan

Arnhem in the Netherlands has made a 10-year plan to re-landscape the city to cope with extreme flooding and heatwaves caused by climate change. Flooding, heatwaves and droughts are already affecting the city, prompting the council to set a goal of reducing the amount of asphalt – a dark material used for roads and sidewalks

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Key Worker Housing by Mecanoo references Cambridge's "architectural inventions over the centuries"

1 day 9 hours ago
Key Worker Housing by Mecanoo for University of Cambridge, UK

Yellow brick walls with unarranged white windows enclose communal courtyards and timber-lined walkways at the heart of Mecanoo's housing for the University of Cambridge. Located in the city of Cambridge, UK, the Key Worker Housing development contains 232 affordable homes and communal spaces for researchers and key employees at the university. Key Worker Housing is

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dhk marries historical, contemporary influences at 32 on Kloof

6 days 11 hours ago

dhk marries historical, contemporary influences at 32 on KloofOriginally constructed in 1922 by architecture firm Parker & Forsyth for the United Tobacco Companies Limited (UTC), 32 on Kloof once housed the company's administration department. Transformed recently by dhk Architects, the building has undergone a metamorphosis it describes as a contemporary aesthetic that references, rather than replicates, the building's existing heritage.
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Closing the gender gap: Transformation in the construction sector

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Closing the gender gap: Transformation in the construction sectorAt the end of the third quarter of 2019, prior to the Covid-19 crisis, only 11% of the roughly 1.3 million people employed by in South African construction industry were female. While the number of men still far exceeds that of women in the sector, female representation in the construction industry has increased by 7% over the past decade from 140,000 to 150,000 from 2009Q3 to 2019Q3.
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dhk marries historical, contemporary influences at 32 on Kloof

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dhk marries historical, contemporary influences at 32 on KloofOriginally constructed in 1922 by architecture firm Parker & Forsyth for the United Tobacco Companies Limited (UTC), 32 on Kloof once housed the company's administration department. Transformed recently by dhk Architects, the building has undergone a metamorphosis it describes as a contemporary aesthetic that references, rather than replicates, the building's existing heritage.
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