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Movie reveals view of London skyline from atop Cooke Fawcett's Peckham Observatory

2018-05-18

This captioned movie offers a tour of the elevated walkway created by architecture studio Cooke Fawcett atop a multi-storey car park in south London.

 

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Casablanca presents one of the best models of modernism

2018-05-18


At the corner, the white box fractures. A bay window at the base, framed with stone, in the floors above turns into an intersection of diagonal planes covered in stucco, while the mass to one side of the corner erodes into balconies whose balustrades tie the whole back together. Windows, framed and punched into the façade, punctuate the smooth stretches on one side of the apartment building, while corner windows pull the building apart around the corner.

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Foster + Partners' completes Hong Kong hotel inside former government headquarters

2018-05-18


Foster + Partners has completed The Murray hotel in Hong Kong, which sits within the shell of a gridded 1960s tower once used as governmental offices.

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Super-skinny triangular tower proposed as Melbourne's tallest skyscraper

2018-05-18


DeciBel Architecture has revealed its design for what could become Melbourne's tallest skyscraper, a skinny 330-metre-high tower rising from a triangular plot.

Proposed for an angled plot just half the size of a tennis court, the Magic tower would be the tallest building in the city, outstripping the 297.3-metre Eureka tower.

The design has been submitted for planning and if approved could be built as early as 2022.

Due to its shape, its slenderness ratio would be "off the charts" DeciBel Architecturefounder Dylan Brady told Dezeen.

"The current slenderest is in New York City, at around 22/23:1. If we were a rectangle we would sit at 18:1, but as we are a triangle with an effective width of 12.4 metres, our slenderness ratio pushes into around 26.6:1," he said.

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BIG designs prototype tiny cabin in Upstate New York

2018-05-18

Architecture firm BIG has created a small black cabin with an angular roofline in the Hudson Valley, as the first model for prefab-housing startup Klein.

BIG's prototype, named A45, is the first in a series of tiny homes by well-known architects that Klein plans to offer customers.

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Pair of skyscrapers proposed for site of Calatrava's doomed Chicago Spire

2018-05-18

Two "sister skyscrapers" designed by architect David Childs have been unveiled for Chicago's waterfront, nearly 10 years after work on Santiago Calatrava's ill-fated Chicago Spire halted on the same plot.

The 400 Lake Shore Drive development is located where the Chicago River flows into Lake Michigan, on the site the Spanish architect's 150-storey Spire began construction in 2007 but was stopped the following year due to the global financial crisis.

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18 Pedestrian Bridges and Footbridges with Amazing Designs

2018-05-18

Pedestrians and bikers are accustomed to sharing the road and battling automotive traffic, but this proposition becomes trickier, and often more dangerous, when it comes to crossing a major thoroughfare or body of water. A pedestrian bridge, also known as a footbridge, provides a safe mode of passage for cyclists and walkers, and often enriches the area. A successful design must be a safe mode of transit for pedestrians that doesn't interfere with other traffic on roads or waterways. Architects and artists have conceived spectacular overpasses that are marvels of both design and engineering. In fact, many of these smaller passages have designs that can rival larger bridges built for cars and trucks. From a bright orange overpass in Portugal to a nearly invisible bridge that goes through a moat in the Netherlands, these structures are sure to make drivers jealous.

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The World’s First Hybrid-Powered Expedition Ship Is a Gorgeous Game Changer

2018-05-18

The world’s first custom-built hybrid-powered expedition ship, MS Roald Amundsen, debuts the summer of 2019 with a unique hybrid propulsion technology that will allow visitors to explore the polar regions in a truly eco-friendly way.

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Here's What It Was Like to Work for Frank Lloyd Wright

2018-05-18

When Vern Swaback talks about his teacher, his voice changes. The storied Arizona architect excitedly recalls years spent in the desert, digging ditches and moving bricks, only to change into a tuxedo hours later for black-tie dinners held with actors, foreign dignitaries, and journalists. Such was a typical day in the life for your average apprentice at Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Scottsdale, Arizona, compound, which served as the architect’s residence, studio, and training ground.

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Seattle’s Iconic Space Needle Prepares to Unveil a $100 Million Renovation

2018-05-18

Seattle’s most iconic piece of architecture—the Space Needle, featured in the opening credits of Grey’s Anatomy and Frasier, and a mainstay in any movie about the city—unveils a new look later this month.

Included in the $100 million renovation (dubbed the Century Project) is an architectural marvel: a glass-floor observation deck that rotates, providing glimpses of Mount Rainier and Elliott Bay within the span of a few minutes, without you even moving your feet. This is a “world’s first,” says Karen Olson, the Space Needle’s Chief Marketing Officer. For the first time, visitors can view gears and motors powering the floor’s rotation.

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