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Henning Larsen designs wooden Ørestad Church with cluster of trapezoidal roofs

October 7, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0

Danish architecture studio Henning Larsen has released its design for Ørestad Church, the first church to be built in Copenhagen for more than 30 years, which will be made from wood and have a bark-like facade. Described by Henning Larsen as a “modern monument,” the church will be located close to the protected natural area

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Jeanne Gang named recipient of Le Prix Charlotte Perriand 2023 by CDA

October 6, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0

American architect Jeanne Gang has been named the second-ever winner of the Le Prix Charlotte Perriand prize, bestowed by the Créateurs Design Association & Awards. Gang, who directs the architecture firm Studio Gang, was chosen in recognition of her design for Aqua Tower, the tallest woman-designed building in the world at the time of its

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Wilkinson Eyre completes long-awaited redevelopment of iconic Battersea Power Station

October 5, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Architecture studio Wilkinson Eyre has unveiled the redeveloped Battersea Power Station in London ahead of its opening next week, almost 40 years after the building was decommissioned. The former power station, which now contains over 100 shops, 46,000 square metres of office space for technology brand Apple and 254 apartments is set to officially open to the

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Saudi Arabia set to host Asian Winter Games at Neom “in the heart of the desert”

October 5, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Saudi Arabia has announced that it has won the right to host the 2029 Asian Winter Games at its Trojena resort, which is being designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, UNStudio, Aedas, LAVA and Bureau Proberts as part of the Neom development. The 2029 Asian Winter Games will be hosted at a 60-square-kilometre skiing and outdoor activity resort

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“Fantastic! And I love the feet” says commenter

October 5, 2022 Rupert Bickersteth 0

In this week’s comments update, readers have had strong reactions to Studio Job’s surreal stained glass screen for a Dutch art institute, in the Netherlands. The local practice has completed a bronze-and-glass sculpture named The Embrace, which stands in front of KunstKerk in Dordrecht. It was described by the studio as a “surrealist take on

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Right-wing Sweden Democrats using architecture to push “traditional nationalism” say Front

October 3, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0

Stockholm design studio Front has expressed concerns that the far-right Sweden Democrats, which following Sweden’s general election is the country’s second-biggest party, is appropriating the country’s cultural heritage. “They’re very interested in the expression of some kind of traditional nationalism,” Front co-founder Sofia Lagerkvist told Dezeen. “So their thing is all about architecture, weirdly. There shouldn’t

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Proposal revealed for public Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Garden at Buckingham Palace

September 30, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0

Writer Stefan Simanowitz and architect Antonio Pisanò are proposing a memorial garden for Queen Elizabeth II that would see part of the Buckingham Palace Garden converted into a “natural sanctuary” for the public. The duo proposes that a piece of land alongside the busy Grosvenor Place road in central London is converted from the Buckingham

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Marble Arch Mound set to be repurposed in redevelopment of London estate

September 29, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0

Elements of the dismantled Marble Arch Mound that Dutch studio MVRDV designed for central London last year are planned to be reused in the renewal of Ebury estate in Pimlico. Materials and trees used to create the controversial attraction beside Marble Arch will be repurposed into gardens and a play area at the redeveloped housing

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“Unsettling yet splendid” says commenter

September 28, 2022 Serena Lawrance 0

In this week’s comments update, readers are dissecting a pair of inclined skyscrapers in Paris, designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel. French studio Ateliers Jean Nouvel unveiled a pair of angled skyscrapers in the French capital that lean away from a central plaza, which is making readers feel “at best, uneasy”.  The landmark towers were designed to be

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Tom Wiscombe and Marrikka Trotter resign from SCI-Arc amid investigation

September 27, 2022 Ben Dreith 0

Two senior faculty members have resigned from Californian architecture school SCI-Arc after an investigation was launched into the labour practices of the school’s staff this spring. Undergraduate chair Tom Wiscombe and history and theory coordinator Marrikka Trotter have both resigned from their positions at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, which is better known as SCI-Arc.

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