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    Wrapped Arc de Triomphe unveiled in Paris

    The Christo and Jeanne-Claude project, wrapping the iconic Parisian monument and realised posthumously, marks the end...

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    Ajlan Gharem announced as winner of the Jameel Prize

    Established by the V&A and Art Jameel, the prize awards the best contemporary art and design...

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    2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial kicks off

    Titled The Available City and curated by David Brown, the event runs from 17 September to...

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    2021 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist announced

    The annual prize celebrates the best of architecture in the UK – and six buildings are...

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    London’s Design District opens on Greenwich Peninsula

    Built as a home for the creative industries, this new commercial district hosts a diverse array...

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    London School of Architecture and Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation announce collaboration

    Funding from the RIBA will enable programmes committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in the architecture...

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    Dorte Mandrup completes Greenland visitor centre

    The Ilulissat Icefjord Centre sits lightly in the landscape, inviting visitors to contemplate the consequences of climate change...

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    What to see at the London Design Festival 2021

    From colourful pedestrian crossings to a relaxation cube, we round up the highlights of what to...

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    World’s largest floating office opens in Rotterdam

    The project, designed by Powerhouse Company, uses recyclable timber and sources energy from rooftop solar panels...

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    Winners of 2021 London Design Medals announced

    The annual awards from the London Design Festival celebrate innovation, emerging talent and lifetime achievement The...

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    Paris plans first ‘zero-carbon’ neighbourhood

    With designs from practices including Tatiana Bilbao and Serie Architects, the development embraces the use of...

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    Pedrali’s latest collection focuses on human wellbeing

    German furniture designer Sebastian Herkner has collaborated with Pedrali to release the Blume collection Drawing inspiration...

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    New book explores the cultural and social history of the London pub

    Edited by Cristina Monteiro and David Knight, Public House celebrates how pubs have contributed to the...

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    Berlin student housing designed with co-working spaces

    Civilian’s two buildings for Bard College Berlin respond to local architecture and include brightly coloured communal...

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    MoMu, Antwerp’s fashion museum, reopens

    Through renovation and expansion, Belgian practice B-architecten has eschewed statement architecture to focus on improving the...

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    Snøhetta designs new gallery space within 1960s Norwegian arts centre

    Gallery Merz, at the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter outside Oslo, is carved out from the centre’s original...

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    National Youth Theatre in London expanded by DSDHA

    Following a process of co-design with users, the practice has created a street-facing pavilion entrance in...

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    Play spheres and brutalist platforms added to 1960s Stockholm park

    Local practice AndrénFogelström created the striking structures for Vårbergstoppen, a hill constructed in the 1960s that...

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    ACME designs German supermarket with rooftop farm

    The ‘Market of the Future’ for German chain REWE tackles food miles and carbon emissions in...

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    Vertebral creates community garden in Mexico City with reused materials

    The El Terreno project centres ecological and social sustainability in a city where access to green...

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    Turning a fence into a playground in a Venetian fortress

    The interactive installation by two Czech practices forms part of the Venice Architecture Biennale’s exhibition, How...

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    Neue Nationalgalerie reopens after ‘surgical’ restoration by David Chipperfield

    The iconic Berlin gallery designed by Mies van der Rohe underwent an extensive refurbishment which balanced...

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    Snøhetta designs Impressionism-inspired extension to Danish art museum

    The underground extension and sculptural landscaping at the Ordrupgaard museum aim to holistically enhance the entire...

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    Anupama Kundoo named the recipient of RIBA Charles Jencks Award 2021

    The architect is celebrated for her sustainable, experimental and locally rooted approach to building – as...

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    Behind Greece’s new tallest building, a neighbourhood reshaped by profit

    The recently unveiled plans for Foster + Partners’ Marina Tower herald the greenwashed privatisation of an...

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    Documenting the Bugis houses of Indonesia

    In newly published photographs from the 1980s, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg captures the symbolic vernacular architecture of Indonesia’s...

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    Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket reopens after Reiach and Hall renovation

    Prioritising reuse and sustainability, the art gallery has been refreshed and expanded by the local practice...

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    Are we any closer to equity in design?

    Design Can, the UK campaign dedicated to a more inclusive design industry, launches a new public...

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    Invisible Studio designs house for bees in Somerset

    The ‘Beezantium’ houses two bee colonies and a multi-sensory exhibition In the woodland of The Newt estate in...

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    South Kensington installations propose greener London

    In the run up to COP26, three architectural interventions in London show how to creatively reclaim...

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    The influential design of the Tokyo Olympics… in 1964

    Before Tokyo 2020, there was Tokyo 1964 – and a new exhibition in London reveals the...

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    PVC perils: why bouncy castles are a design nightmare

    Popular with pandemic parenting, the inflatable play-houses are more than just lurid eyesores – their use...

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    In Toulouse, an aeronautical factory becomes a startup hub

    Designed by Taillandier Architectes Associés, La Cité transforms three industrial halls into flexible spaces for contemporary...

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    New pedestrian bridge opens in King’s Cross

    Designed by Moxon Architects, the red Esperance Bridge improves connections in the rapidly growing London area...

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    Exploring 100 years of radical Dutch social design

    A new exhibition at Het Nieuwe Instituut highlights disruptive design ideas in pursuit of an equitable...

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    Modernist south London garages transformed into arts hub

    The 1960s building is now home to arts organisation Forma and includes a colourful public rooftop...

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    Studio Ossidiana designs floating garden in Istanbul

    Traversing Istanbul’s waters and islands, Büyükada Songlines formed a hub of conversation and debate, as well...

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    Jony Ive and Prince Charles will save us all with design, apparently

    The pair has teamed up to launch the Terra Carta Design Lab, inviting students from the...

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    Morag Myerscough transforms Coventry shopping street

    The artist-designer’s Endless Ribbon Connecting Us forms part of a citywide creative regeneration programme and aims...

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    Roller-skating rink transforms Nantes public space

    Located in the French city’s historic Place Graslin, the temporary intervention by Titan forms part of...

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    Matter Architecture completes new bridge in Hull

    The landmark bridge improves cycling and pedestrian routes in the city London-based Matter Architecture, as part...

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    Switzerland’s largest housing complex retrofitted

    The listed modernist estate in Geneva underwent an 11-year ‘high-tech’ renovation that prioritises longevity and thermal...

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    Lemoal Lemoal completes hempcrete sports hall in France

    The Pierre Chevet sports hall is the first public building in the country to be constructed...

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    Projects Office designs colourful mental health hub in Edinburgh

    The youth-focused space at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People is playful, practical and...

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    The best net-zero and energy-positive developments – from Japan to Sweden

    In a new book, Jared Green showcases the innovative architecture and design harnessing sustainable and renewable...

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    A new exhibition celebrates ‘farmer designers’

    Can we design a better system of agriculture? The madd-bordeaux exhibition, Farmer designers: an art of...

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    Nendo designs roadside mini-markets tackling food waste

    The Japanese firm developed a kit of parts for honesty-box vegetable stands Japanese design firm Nendo,...

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    ‘For Indigenous communities, architecture is a symbol of colonisation’

    First Nations people in Canada still suffer from unacceptable housing conditions – and that needs to...

  • Kéré Architecture completes Burkina Faso technology institute using clay and eucalyptus

    The Burkina Institute of Technology in Koudougou harnesses local materials in an orthogonal, modular design Kéré...

  • AMO designs Off-White flagship store in Paris

    The research arm of OMA has created a three-floor space blending Parisian elegance with industrial aesthetics...