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Architecture highlights from central Africa include projects from Equatorial Guinea and Angola

April 21, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0

For the penultimate article in our collaboration with Dom Publishers, the editors of the Sub-Saharan Africa Architectural Guide have selected their architectural highlights from countries in central Africa. Written to be a comprehensive guide to the architecture of the 49 sub-Saharan countries in Africa, the Sub-Saharan Africa Architectural Guide features over 850 buildings. Named Central Africa

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Universal Design Studio uses terrazzo train tracks to guide visitors through City of London office lobby

April 21, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
100 Liverpool Street office interior by Universal Design Studio

Interior design practice Universal Design Studio has incorporated seating areas and terrazzo tracks into the lobby of an office building on the former site of a railway station at 100 Liverpool Street in the City of London. Universal Design Studio fitted out the lobby within the Hopkins Architects-designed office block in Broadgate, London, to create a space that

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Foster + Partners reveals copper-coloured office in Yekaterinburg

April 20, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
RCC Headquarters in Yekaterinburg

Foster + Partners has designed an appropriately coloured office block for the Russian Copper Company in the city of Yekaterinburg, which is the studio’s first project in Russia. Overlooking the Iset River in the centre of the city in central Russia, the 15-storey office block was built as the headquarters for the Russian Copper Company (RCC) –

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BIG designs “infinity loop” skyscraper for OPPO in Hangzhou

April 19, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
O-Tower, infinity loop skyscraper by BIG in Hangzhou

Danish architecture studio BIG has designed a research and development building named the O-Tower for Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO in Hangzhou. Described by BIG as being infinity-loop shaped, the skyscraper was designed to “connect ground to sky in a continuous loop of collaboration”. According to the studio, the building’s form aligns with the design aims of

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WT Architecture creates “self-consciously picturesque house” overlooking Scottish loch

April 18, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Loch Tummel House by WT Architecture

WT Architecture has built a linear house alongside Loch Tummel in the Scottish Highlands. Partially buried in the landscape, the three-storey home emerges from a ruined walled garden to directly face the loch. According to the architect it was designed to enhance the surrounding scenic landscape, rather than hide within it. “Our overriding design focus was

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Ten outdoor spaces with warming fireplaces and fire pits

April 17, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
outdoor fire pit

For our latest lookbook, we’ve rounded up ten outdoor seating areas that incorporate stylish fireplaces and roaring fire pits to warm yourself on chilly spring evenings. This is the latest roundup in our Dezeen Lookbooks series providing visual inspiration for the home. Previous articles in the series featured pastel interiors, bright kitchens, living rooms with statement

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This week Harry Potter locations were redesigned as contemporary buildings

April 17, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0

This week on Dezeen, architect Michele De Lucchi reinterpreted Hogwarts castle and other locations in the Harry Potter story in a contemporary architectural language for the covers of the books in Italy. Commissioned by publishing house Salani, each of the seven covers includes a significant location from the series that was redesigned by the architect and his studio AMDL

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2DM Arquitectos creates angular holiday cabin on Chilean coast

April 16, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Angular cabin by 2DM Arquitectos

Santiago-based studio 2DM Arquitectos has built a holiday home overlooking the Pacific Ocean that has a cantilevered upper floor to take advantage of the views. Built in a wooded area around 10 kilometres from the Puertecillo surf beach, the cabin has an angular form that was designed to give the owners sea views. “The client’s requirement

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Architecture highlights from east Africa include projects from Madagascar and Burundi

April 15, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Swahili Gem Apartments, Mombasa, by Urko Sánchez Architects

Continuing our collaboration with Dom Publishers, the editors of the Sub-Saharan Africa Architectural Guide select architectural highlights from east Africa. The Sub-Saharan Africa Architectural Guide contains over 850 buildings in 49 countries in Africa. It aims to be a comprehensive guide to architecture in the African countries that lie south of the Sahara. The fifth volume of

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4a Architekten revamps Stuttgart’s oldest mineral baths

April 15, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Mineralbad Berg by 4a Architekten

German studio 4a Architekten has renovated the 1950s buildings and outdoor swimming pool at the historic Bad Berg mineral baths in central Stuttgart. The studio aimed to create a modern facility while retaining the character of Stuttgart’s oldest swimming bath, which was originally established in 1856 but largely built in the 1950s. “The Bad Berg has achieved cult status

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