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“Conversations about diversity need to expand to celebrate the work of people of colour”

January 25, 2021 Joseph Henry 0
Sound Advice Now You Know publication

Discussions about racial diversity need to focus on people of colour’s work, not just their background, if we want to make positive change – something that architecture diversity platform Sound Advice is doing in its Now You Know publication, says Joseph Henry. The conversation about diversity needs to expand to celebrate the work and practice of people

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MWAI designs London apartment as if it were a hotel suite

January 25, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Folding desk in Mayfair pied-à-terre interior by Mwai

From a mini-fridge to a folding desk and a concealed make-up mirror, this compact London apartment designed by local firm MWAI features a variety of space-saving solutions. Commissioned by a busy, professional client who works internationally, the architects were asked to transform a 37-square-metre, one-bedroom apartment in a Mayfair mansion block into a minimalist “pied-à-terre”.

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Nordic Pavilion to Be Transformed into an Experimental Co-Housing Project for the 2021 Venice Biennale 

January 25, 2021 Christele Harrouk 0

The Nordic Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale will be transformed into an experimental cohousing project by architects Helen & Hard, supported by a curatorial team from the National Museum of Norway. Responding to the theme of How will we live together? the intervention “will present a framework for designing and building communities based on participation and sharing”.

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Hunting Grounds Pet Crematorium / Petr Hajek Architekti

January 25, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

The Drnov Air Defense Site was built to protect the capital city of Prague. It is located about an hour’s drive from the city. Today the area is a frequent destination for the general populace and the main bunker serves as a military museum. The large main underground complex is surrounded by several smaller service bunkers for mobile technology. In one of these, the investor decided to create a crematorium for animals. The investor decided to poetically name their project “Věčná loviště” (Hunting Grounds).     

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Scott Brownrigg Designs Wellness Retreat and Visitor Center in Scotland

January 25, 2021 Eric Baldwin 0

Scott Brownrigg have been appointed to design the 44 hectare masterplan for The Barony, a wellbeing and cultural visitor facility in East Ayrshire, Scotland. Made to transform the site of an ex-coal mine, the project will include 344 villas, a reception, spa and visitor center, as well as ecological sites for produce and research. Led by Board Director Neil MacOmish, the team developed the concept to embrace the site’s topography.

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Single-Skin Metal Panels: Construction Tips and Details for Building Envelopes

January 25, 2021 Sponsored Post 0

The façade is one of the most important elements in an architectural project. In addition to being the building’s first barrier against heat, rain, snow, or wind, it also largely determines the appearance of a building. It can make the project stand out, blend into urban context, or even manifest, at first glance, values of transparency, lightness, or simplicity that the architect seeks to convey. Accordingly, the façade also constitutes a significant portion of the total cost of the work and, therefore, must be specified very carefully, taking into account aesthetics, functionality, maintenance, and long-term behavior.