World Architecture Festival 2014 day two winners announced

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2014/world-architecture-festival-2014/"><strong>World Architecture Festival 2014:</strong></a> <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2013/08/05/scale-lane-bridge-by-mcdowellbenedetti/">an apostrophe-shaped bridge in a British industrial city</a> and a pair of structures at a sustainable forest in Australia feature in the second group of category winners for awards at this year's World Architecture Festival in Singapore (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/10/02/world-architecture-festival-2014-day-two-winners-announced/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Floating cycle path proposed for London’s River Thames

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/news/"><strong>News:</strong></a> a proposal for a new east-west cycleway that would float on the River Thames has been unveiled by a consortium of architects, artists and engineers formed to promote the development of better <a title="Cycling archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/cycling/">cycling</a> links in <a title="London archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/london/">London</a>. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/10/02/floating-cycle-path-proposed-for-river-thames-london/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Inside Awards 2014 day two winners announced

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2014/inside-festival-2014/"><strong>Inside Festival 2014:</strong></a> after day two at the Inside Festival, the final award winners have been revealed, including a marble-lined cinema in a Hong Kong shopping centre and <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/23/school-of-architecture-bond-university-australia-crab-studio-peter-cook-gavin-robotham/">an Australian school of architecture filled with colourful bespoke furniture</a> (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/10/02/inside-awards-2014-day-two-winners-announced/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

MVRDV’s Markthal Rotterdam opens

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/news/"><strong>News:</strong></a> Markthal Rotterdam, the covered food <a title="Markets archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/markets/">market</a> and housing development shaped like a giant arch by Dutch architects <a title="MVRDV archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/mvrdv/">MVRDV</a>, has officially opened today after five years of construction (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/10/01/mvrdv-markthal-rotterdam-arched-market-housing/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

World Architecture Festival 2014 day one winners announced

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        <a title="World Architecture Festival 2014 archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2014/world-architecture-festival-2014/"><strong>World Architecture Festival 2014:</strong></a> <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/06/19/house-for-trees-vietnam-vo-trong-nghia-architects/">a house with trees growing on the rooftops</a> and <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/07/11/adept-dalarna-media-library-falun-sweden/">a library where bookshelves and stairs wrap a triple-height atrium</a> are among today's award winners at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/10/01/world-architecture-festival-2014-day-one-winners-announced/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Inside Awards 2014 day one winners announced

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2014/inside-festival-2014/"><strong>Inside Festival 2014:</strong></a> a bookstore designed to encourage socialising and a hotel planned to suit the lifestyle of business travellers are among the first batch of category winners at the 2014 Inside Awards (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/10/01/inside-awards-2014-day-one-winners-announced/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Talking tall buildings in Shanghai

In September the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) gathered high-minded designers, developers and engineers for a conference in Shanghai. CTBUH, which often partners with AN on conferences, including our own Facades+ events, invited me to serve as a special media correspondent for the conference, held September 16–19. I spent most of the […]

EPA picks 5 cities to join green infrastructure program

Five state capitals will get help from the Environmental Protection Agency to develop green infrastructure that could help mitigate the cost of natural disasters and climate change. Resiliency, whether it be in the context of global warming or natural and manmade catastrophes, has become a white-hot topic in the design world, especially since Superstorm Sandy battered […]

Longwood Gardens announces $90 million renovation plan

The picturesque Longwood Gardens outside of Wilmington, Delaware has announced a $90 million plan to revitalize its 83-year-old fountain garden. The expensive undertaking will include replacing the fountain’s aging electric and plumbing infrastructure, restoring limestone reliefs, installing new plantings and pathways, and improving guest access to the garden. The historic renovation is being led by Beyer […]

BIG plans to “breathe life” into Aarhus harbour with swimming baths and beach huts

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/news/"><strong>News:</strong></a> <a title="BIG archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/big/">Bjarke Ingels</a> has unveiled a vision to transform the <a title="Harbours archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/harbours/">harbour</a> of Denmark's second largest city into a public plaza featuring a waterside theatre, swimming baths, beach huts and maritime allotments. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/09/25/big-aarhus-harbour-bassin-7-bjarke-ingels/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

3XN plans 200-metre skyscraper to overlook the Sydney Opera House

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/news/"><strong>News:</strong></a> Danish firm 3XN has unveiled plans for a 200-metre skyscraper made up of five stacked volumes, which will overlook the Sydney Opera House from the edge of the city harbour. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/09/25/3xn-skyscraper-50-bridge-street-sydney-opera-house/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Deborah Berke designing interiors at Washington D.C.’s Wardman Tower

The historic Wardman Tower in Washington D.C. is getting an interior update courtesy of Deborah Berke. The New York–based architect has been tapped by JBG Companies to update all of the building’s interior spaces and its 32 private residences. According to JBG Companies, the renovation “will pay tribute to the opulence of mid-century Paris while […]

Snøhetta reveals proposal to build a library around a Calgary railway line

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/news/"><strong>News:</strong></a> <a title="Snøhetta archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/snohetta/">Snøhetta</a> has finally unveiled its competition-winning design to create a new public <a title="Libraries archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/libraries">library</a> wrapping around a functioning railway line in the Canadian city of Calgary (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/09/24/snohetta-unveils-competition-winning-design-for-new-calgary-library/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

O’Donnell + Tuomey to receive Royal Gold Medal for architecture

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/news/"><strong>News:</strong></a> Irish architects Sheila O'Donnell and John Tuomey have been named as the 2015 recipients of the Royal Gold Medal by the Royal Institute of British Architects (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/09/24/odonnell-tuomey-riba-royal-gold-medal-2015/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Cadillac to leave Detroit for New York City

While its product development teams and manufacturing facilities will remain in Michigan, Cadillac will move its headquarters to downtown New York City from Detroit, parent company General Motors announced Tuesday. A new office in Soho will house the “majority of functions with oversight and responsibility for both global and U.S.” starting next year, GM said in a […]

Architectural Record sold to West coast private equity group

Architecture Record along with its sister construction publications Engineering News-Record, Dodge, and Sweets have been sold to Symphony Technology Group (STG), a “strategic private equity firm” in Palo Alto, California, for $320 million. McGraw Hill Construction, the current owner of these publications, announced in a market-jargon-filled press release today that, while there were multiple prospective […]

Thomas Heatherwick’s gin distillery for Bombay Sapphire opens

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        <a title="News archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/news"><strong>News:</strong></a> British designer <a title="Thomas Heatherwick archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/Thomas-Heatherwick">Thomas Heatherwick</a> has completed work on a new complex for gin company Bombay Sapphire in Hampshire, England, including two sculptural glasshouses that are heated using warm air created during the distilling process (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/09/22/thomas-heatherwicks-gin-distillery-bombay-sapphire-opens/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>