3XN unveils “tallest timber office building” in North America


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T3 Bayside by 3XN


Huge zigzagging windows tease apart these two cross-laminated timber office buildings, which Danish architecture firm 3XN has proposed for TorontoRead more


The We Company hires Studio Dror to head up “future cities” initiative


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Future Cities by The We Company


WeWork parent The We Company has revealed plans to explore the design of cities of the future with a new initiative spearheaded by New York’s Studio Dror and former Google executive Di-Ann Eisnor. Read more


Henning Larsen designs cave-like extension to Hotel Tórshavn in Faroe Islands


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Visuals of Hotel Tórshavn extension by Henning Larsen


Danish studio Henning Larsen‘s extension to Hotel Tórshavn will be characterised by a cave-like foyer that is a nod to the coastal grottos of the Faroe Islands. Read more


Daniel Libeskind designs angular archeology museum for northern Chile


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Museo Regional de Tarapaca by Studio Libeskind


Daniel Libeskind’s architecture firm has revealed plans for a museum in Iquique, Chile, featuring jagged, earthy concrete walls that are intended to evoke “the stark landscape of the Atacama Desert”. Read more


Hong Kong government plans £60 billion artificial island to solve “serious” land shortage


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Lantau Tomorrow Vision: Hong Kong government plans £60 billion artificial island


Hong Kong‘s government has unveiled a £60 billion infrastructure project to address its land shortage by building one of the world’s largest artificial islands. Read more


OMA hits back over dance ban at its Rijnstraat 8 office building in The Hague


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OMA responds to complaints about Rijnstraat 8 in the Netherlands


The Dutch government’s warning that dance parties might compromise the structural integrity of OMA‘s Rijnstraat 8 building has been dismissed as “an abundance of caution” by the architecture studio. Read more


Heatherwick’s Vessel at Hudson Yards claims ownership of visitor’s photography


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The Vessel by Heatherwick Studio


The Heatherwick Studio-designed Vessel at New York’s Hudson Yards is planning to maintain rights to any photography taken of the public structure, a move that has prompted an outcry from critics on social media. Read more


Tom Dixon to open The Manzoni, a permanent restaurant and showroom in Milan


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The Manzoni Tom Dixon restaurant and showroom Milan


Designer Tom Dixon is opening a restaurant and showroom called The Manzoni in Milan, allowing his brand to “forget being temporary and build something permanent” in the city. Read more


Mjøstårnet in Norway becomes world’s tallest timber tower


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Mjøstårnet by Voll Arkitekter in Brumunddal, Norway, has been verified as the world's tallest timber building by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.


Mjøstårnet by Voll Arkitekter in Brumunddal, Norway, has been verified as the world’s tallest timber building by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Read more


Rafael Viñoly updates NEMA Chicago skyscraper design


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NEMA Chicago by Rafael Viñoly


New York firm Rafael Viñoly Architects has revealed an updated version of a residential skyscraper for Chicago in new images and a short movie, in which the studio’s founder describes his ideas for the project. Read more


This week, designers prepare for Brexit and sex toys go minimal


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minimal sex toy by Unbound


This week on Dezeen, Brexit causes uncertainty for designers ahead of Milan design week and sextech startups give vibrators a minimalist makeover. Read more


Heatherwick’s Vessel at Hudson Yards opens to the public


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Vessel by Heatherwick Studio


Visitors can now scale British designer Thomas Heatherwick‘s giant honeycomb-like sculpture at New York’s Hudson Yards, which has opened along with the other public spaces at the vast West Side development. Read more


“Design has to be about modifying power structures” says Nelly Ben Hayoun


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I am (not) your monster by Nelly Ben Hayoun


Designers need to change the model of leadership to create a more diverse and critical industry, says designer Nelly Ben Hayoun, who has directed the documentary I Am (Not) A Monster. Read more


Brexit uncertainty causes problems for British furniture brands ahead of Milan design week


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Salone del Mobile photo by Saverio Lombardi Vallauri.


The ongoing uncertainty over Brexit is causing havoc with UK furniture brands’ preparations for Milan design week, which starts 10 days after the country is due to leave the European Union. Read more


This week, Arata Isozaki wins Pritzker Prize and the industry celebrates International Women’s Day


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Arata Isozaki


This week on Dezeen, Arata Isozaki was named Pritzker Prize laureate and the industry celebrated female architects and designers on International Women’s Day. Read more


Design awards Move the Needle with a better gender balance on juries


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International architecture and design awards programmes have improved the gender balance of their judging panels this year, although men still outnumber women, according to a survey conducted by Dezeen following our Move the Needle initiative. Read more


“Architects need to respond to climate change by being more versatile” says Moshe Safdie


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Moshe Safdie on climate change


Architect Moshe Safdie has encouraged others in the profession to become more reactive to the world’s changing climate, by incorporating adaptable spaces into their projects. Read more


Undulating rooftop farm terraces will top food market designed by MVRDV for Taiwan


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Tainan Xinhua Fruit and Vegetable Market by MVRDV


MVRDV has broken ground on the Tainan Xinhua Fruit and Vegetable Market in Taiwan, which will be topped by a terraced green roof for farming. Read more


Undulating rooftop farm terraces will top food market designed by MVRDV for Taiwan


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Tainan Xinhua Fruit and Vegetable Market by MVRDV


MVRDV has broken ground on the Tainan Xinhua Fruit and Vegetable Market in Taiwan, which will be topped by a terraced green roof for farming. Read more


Record-breaking 541 skyscrapers proposed for London as planning approvals soar


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NLA Tall Building Survey 2018


The number of new tall buildings planned for London has gone up to 541 thanks to a surge in planning approvals, according to research from New London Architecture. Read more