Olson Kundig completes major renovation of Seattle’s Space Needle


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Space Needle renovation by Olson Kundig

The Space Needle observation tower in Seattle has reopened to the public following an extensive overhaul by American firm Olson Kundig Architects, which involved adding “the world’s first and only revolving glass floor”. Read more

Fuses Viader Arquitectes converts abandoned hilltop fortress into museum and hotel


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Sant Julià de Ramis fortress by Fuses Viader Arquitectes

Fuses Viader Arquitectes has transformed a 19th-century fortress near the Spanish city of Girona into a museum and hotel complex featuring concrete, glass and weathered-steel. Read more

Denizen Works designs “abstracted tree” viewing tower for Scottish botanical gardens


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Vertical gallery by Denizen Works

London-based architects Denizen Works has submitted planning for a observation tower containing a vertical gallery and bird hide at Inverewe Garden in Scotland. Read more

Belgium’s gravity-defying Vlooyberg Tower to be rebuilt and extended following arson attack


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Vlooyberg Tower arson attack

Engineering studio Close to Bone has announced plans to rebuild and enlarge the cantilevered viewing platform it built in Flanders, Belgium, which was severely damaged in an apparent explosion. Read more

Former military lookout in Gibraltar transformed into glazed viewpoint


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Rock of Gibraltar Skywalk by Arc Designs

Arc Designs has created a cantilevered viewing platform, and walkway with a glazed floor, perched on one of the highest points of the Rock of Gibraltar. Read more

Winning concepts revealed in competition to design observation deck on Turkish volcano


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Volcano Eyes competition winners

A helium balloon tethered to a cantilevering track is one of the winning proposals in a competition to design a conceptual observation deck to overlook a volcano’s crater in eastern Turkey. Read more

MVRDV reveals plans for sinuous viewing platform on Dutch coast


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SeaSaw viewing platform by MVRDV

Dutch firm MVRDV has won a contest to create a wave-like viewpoint that will sit on the northernmost point of Holland, providing vistas out towards the Wadden Sea. Read more

Bergersen Arkitekter’s Viewpoint Granasjøen is an angular lakeside cabin with a turfed roof


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Viewpoint Granasjøen by Bergersen Arkitekter

This compact timber-and-concrete cabin in the Norwegian village of Nerskogen incorporates large windows that angle upwards to make the most of views towards the nearby lake and mountain range. Read more

Charles Cunniffe spruces up treehouse in Aspen with local assistance


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Aces Treehouse by Charles Cunniffe Architects

A dilapidated treehouse in Aspen has been rebuilt using vertical wooden slats and translucent panels by local firm Charles Cunniffe Architects, with plenty of help from the community. Read more

Circular wooden tower provides panoramic birdwatching point on a Norwegian island


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Herdla Birdwatching Tower by LJB Arkitektur

This wooden tower by Norwegian architect Lars J Berge provides an accessible hide for birdwatchers on an island north of Bergen. Read more

Heatherwick’s Vessel structure nears completion at New York’s Hudson Yards


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Heatherwick's Vessel structure nears completion at New York's Hudson Yards

Work is almost complete on British designer Thomas Heatherwick‘s giant honeycomb of interlinked staircases, placed at the centre of the Hudson Yards development in Manhattan. Read more

Dubai Frame opens amid claims of copyright infringement


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The controversial Dubai Frame has opened to the public, despite an ongoing copyright dispute with architect Fernando Donis, who won a competition to design the observation tower over a decade ago. Read more

Sliding glass doors open concrete house by Narch to views of national park near Barcelona


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Calders House by Narch

This family home by Narch is crafted from concrete slabs, steel columns and sliding glazing that permits views out over a Spanish nature reserve. Read more

Mole Architects builds house “like a seagull’s wing” on Suffolk coast


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An angular, asymmetric roof tops this house designed by Mole Architects for a site overlooking an estuary in Suffolk, England. Read more

Anmahian Winton’s zinc-clad observatory enables stargazing from a New Hampshire mountain


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Mon 31/07 add download pix to server: WWI plans joe / SF park (+output) A Tailor's House (email confirm) color camp (email confirmation) pending D&T: ATELIER KASTELIC BUFFEY (black n white cottage, canada); StudioAC toronto (from email) tags to make Lot-Ek New Hampshire To dos learn how to expense email Dan to my away dates Writing reminders - comprises “four layers of” “two stacked blacks” “a pair of balanced” - composed OF - he said, he explained Questions easy way to check for American spelling? PWs slack dezeen123 wordpress Bridget Cogley pretty123 trello dezeen123 v2com dezeen123 Example notes 1. to get more info : “Could you send a plan that we can use to help write the story? We won't publish it.  Architectural writers rely on plans to understand a project -- especially one that involves uniting different buildings. Moreover, there aren't many exterior photos of the house, making it extra hard to understand the composition.  Can you also send a project description!” 2. to respond to a chase : “Thanks! We'll pick this up. B” 3. to chase: “I am writing to you from Dezeen magazine. We're interested in featuring the two concrete buildings by Rachel Whiteread that you photographed in Joshua Tree. Are you able to send across a full set of images (3000 pixels wide on the shortest side)?”

The top of this faceted private observatory in central New Hampshire, by Anmahian Winton Architects, rotates to provide different views of the night sky. Read more

Anmahian Winton’s zinc-clad observatory enables stargazing from a New Hampshire mountain


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Mon 31/07 add download pix to server: WWI plans joe / SF park (+output) A Tailor's House (email confirm) color camp (email confirmation) pending D&T: ATELIER KASTELIC BUFFEY (black n white cottage, canada); StudioAC toronto (from email) tags to make Lot-Ek New Hampshire To dos learn how to expense email Dan to my away dates Writing reminders - comprises “four layers of” “two stacked blacks” “a pair of balanced” - composed OF - he said, he explained Questions easy way to check for American spelling? PWs slack dezeen123 wordpress Bridget Cogley pretty123 trello dezeen123 v2com dezeen123 Example notes 1. to get more info : “Could you send a plan that we can use to help write the story? We won't publish it.  Architectural writers rely on plans to understand a project -- especially one that involves uniting different buildings. Moreover, there aren't many exterior photos of the house, making it extra hard to understand the composition.  Can you also send a project description!” 2. to respond to a chase : “Thanks! We'll pick this up. B” 3. to chase: “I am writing to you from Dezeen magazine. We're interested in featuring the two concrete buildings by Rachel Whiteread that you photographed in Joshua Tree. Are you able to send across a full set of images (3000 pixels wide on the shortest side)?”

The top of this faceted private observatory in central New Hampshire, by Anmahian Winton Architects, rotates to provide different views of the night sky. Read more

Anmahian Winton’s zinc-clad observatory enables stargazing from a New Hampshire mountain


This post is by Dan Howarth from Dezeen


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




Mon 31/07 add download pix to server: WWI plans joe / SF park (+output) A Tailor's House (email confirm) color camp (email confirmation) pending D&T: ATELIER KASTELIC BUFFEY (black n white cottage, canada); StudioAC toronto (from email) tags to make Lot-Ek New Hampshire To dos learn how to expense email Dan to my away dates Writing reminders - comprises “four layers of” “two stacked blacks” “a pair of balanced” - composed OF - he said, he explained Questions easy way to check for American spelling? PWs slack dezeen123 wordpress Bridget Cogley pretty123 trello dezeen123 v2com dezeen123 Example notes 1. to get more info : “Could you send a plan that we can use to help write the story? We won't publish it.  Architectural writers rely on plans to understand a project -- especially one that involves uniting different buildings. Moreover, there aren't many exterior photos of the house, making it extra hard to understand the composition.  Can you also send a project description!” 2. to respond to a chase : “Thanks! We'll pick this up. B” 3. to chase: “I am writing to you from Dezeen magazine. We're interested in featuring the two concrete buildings by Rachel Whiteread that you photographed in Joshua Tree. Are you able to send across a full set of images (3000 pixels wide on the shortest side)?”

The top of this faceted private observatory in central New Hampshire, by Anmahian Winton Architects, rotates to provide different views of the night sky. Read more

Cooke Fawcett’s rooftop observatory gives views of London’s skyline from above a Peckham car park


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Architecture studio Cooke Fawcett has built an elevated walkway atop a multi-storey car park in south London, a space that is also used as an open-air gallery by arts organisation Bold Tendencies. Read more

Malan Vorster’s treehouse-like residence offers views of Cape Town forest


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Paarman Treehouse by MV

Four cylindrical towers are elevated on stilts to create this retreat in Cape Town, which was designed by local studio Malan Vorster to offer views among the trees. Read more

Tatiana Bilbao’s Ventura House “grows organically” out from a forested Mexico hillside


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Casa Ventura by Tatiana Bilbao

This house by Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao comprises a cluster of five-sided concrete blocks that emerge from a forested hillside to offer panoramic views towards the city of Monterrey. Read more