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Grimshaw models Shenzhen airport transport hub on mangrove trees

April 20, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
Columns inside a Chinese transport hub

Mangrove trees informed the design of the Shenzhen Airport East Integrated Transport Hub, which architecture firm Grimshaw has won a competition to build at an airport in China. The large transport interchange will form part of the Shenzhen Bao’an Airport and is hoped to become a landmark and gateway for the wider Greater Bay Area,

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Wooden partitions add flexibility to Fruit Box house extension in London

April 18, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A kitchen with a wooden structure

Nimtim Architects has added an extension called Fruit Box to a 1970s townhouse in Forest Hill, London, which is loosely divided by adaptable, semi-open partitions. Fruit Box was commissioned by a growing family that required more space and wanted to relocate their first-floor living spaces to ground level to establish a link with the garden.

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Three designs to improve remote working named as Davidson Prize finalists

April 16, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
An architectural illustration by HomeForest

Office pods that could replace parked cars and a conceptual technology that brings nature into the home are among the three finalists of the inaugural Davidson Prize. Launched in 2020 by the Alan Davidson Foundation, the Davidson Prize is an annual awards programme that celebrates “transformative architecture of the home”. This year’s finalists are Com-View-Nism

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Niall McLaughlin Architects models castle entrance tower on siege engine

April 15, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
Auckland Castle's entrance by Niall McLaughlin Architects

Siege engines and market halls informed the design of the Auckland Tower, a larch entrance building and viewpoint that Niall McLaughlin Architects has created for a castle in England. The entrance marries a tall tower with a ticket hall and is the first port of call for visitors to Auckland Castle and its new Faith

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Outdoor classrooms to play key role in “pandemic-proof” school in Peru

April 14, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A visual of a wooden school entrance

Architecture firms Rosan Bosch Studio and IDOM have developed a school for a campus in Lima, Peru, in which teaching will take place in both indoor and outdoor classrooms. The Markham College Lower School will swap out traditional boxed-in classrooms in favour of adaptable, open teaching spaces that are naturally ventilated and cater to classes

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Brutalist building in Derby set to be demolished without plans for replacement

April 14, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
The brutalist Derby Assembly Rooms in Derbyshire

The brutalist Derby Assembly Rooms venue in the East Midlands, England is set to be demolished by the local council, though plans for its replacement are yet to be put in place. The concrete edifice, which is located in Derby’s medieval market place, was completed by Casson, Conder & Partners in 1977 for use as

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Antepavilion names two winners for 2021 competition as legal battle continues

April 12, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A visual of the 2021 Antepavilion

A collapsible camera obscura and a bamboo tensegrity structure have been revealed as the two winning designs of the 2021 Antepavilion architecture commission in Hackney, London. The Antepavilion competition, which takes place annually in the UK capital, invites experimental designs and structures for construction at Hoxton Docks on Regent’s Canal. This year’s brief called for demountable

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Morag Myerscough designs bamboo pavilion to bring “unexpected joy” to passersby

April 12, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A bamboo pavilion in London

Colourful geometric panels and positive messages brighten the bamboo structure of the See Through pavilion, which designer and artist Morag Myerscough has installed in a park in London. The pavilion, which straddles a path through Grosvenor Square, was created to uplift passersby and offer safe outdoor space for people to enjoy during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Five notable projects by emerging Spanish architecture collective Lacol

April 8, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
La Comunal workspaces in Barcelona

From a converted ship-sail factory to a housing cooperative built from cross-laminated timber, here’s a look at five significant projects by the emerging architecture collective Lacol. The 14-strong group of Spanish architects (above) came together as students in Barcelona in 2009 and today operate as an architecture cooperative that strives for social and environmental justice

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Red steel distinguishes tiny chess pavilion within French parkland

April 6, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A bright red pavilion in a park

Mariana de Delás and Gartnerfuglen Arkitekter have collaborated on the construction of En Passant, a small red pavilion in France that invites passersby to stop and play chess. En Passant has a tall, slender structure distinguished by its oversized hip roof, which is designed to stand out within the green landscape of Parc des Îles

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