Bee Breeders Announces Winners of the Rome Collective Living Challenge

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Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Bee Breeders has revealed the winners of the 2019 Rome Collective Living Challenge competition. Teams were asked to to propose solutions for collective living in Italy’s capital city. Participants were tasked with designing a concept for affordable co-living around affordability and community. Organizers sought ideas that could be implemented across Rome to increase the city’s housing stock.

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Mecanoo Designs Cultural Tower for Shenzhen’s Futian District

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Futian Civic Culture Center . Image Courtesy of Mecanoo

Futian Civic Culture Center . Image Courtesy of Mecanoo

Dutch design practice Mecanoo has won 1st Prize in the Futian Civic Culture Center Competition. The proposal includes a new cultural tower for Shenzhen in one of the city’s oldest and densest districts. The project is designed to house cultural programs and social spaces to stimulate urban activity in the neighborhood. Made with three theaters, a library and exhibition halls, the project aims to be open to the city and bring people together.

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Four Finalists Selected for Cottesloe Beach Pavilion in Australia

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Cottesloe Beach Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Durbach Block Jaggers Architects with Ohlo Studio and Aspect Studios

Cottesloe Beach Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Durbach Block Jaggers Architects with Ohlo Studio and Aspect Studios

Four finalist teams have been shortlisted to design a new cultural hub along Perth’s Cottesloe Beach in Australia. Developed by the Minderoo Group, 11 Australian architecture firms were invited to submit ideas to reimagine the Cottesloe foreshore and the Indiana Tea House site. The designs aim to open and activate the waterfront and provide a destination for locals and visitors that brings people together.

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Bauchplan Designs London High Line with Aquaponics and Swimming Pools

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Fish n’Chips. Image Courtesy of bauchplan ).(

Fish n’Chips. Image Courtesy of bauchplan ).(

Architectural firm bauchplan has won first prize in the competition to revitalize a disused viaduct in London. Dubbed Fish n’Chips, their proposal includes a series of green houses, aquaponics and swimming pools to create a new High Line for the city. Sited in Hammersmith, the design was made to become a blue & green living room, with a recreation area and island of retreat for the neighborhood. The project aims to bring awareness to processes of waste management and urban food production in London.

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Bauchplan Designs London High Line with Aquaponics and Swimming Pools

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Fish n’Chips. Image Courtesy of bauchplan ).(

Fish n’Chips. Image Courtesy of bauchplan ).(

Architectural firm bauchplan has won first prize in the competition to revitalize a disused viaduct in London. Dubbed Fish n’Chips, their proposal includes a series of green houses, aquaponics and swimming pools to create a new High Line for the city. Sited in Hammersmith, the design was made to become a blue & green living room, with a recreation area and island of retreat for the neighborhood. The project aims to bring awareness to processes of waste management and urban food production in London.

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Henriquez Partners Designs Tapered Towers for Vancouver

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Oakridge. Image Courtesy of Westbank

Oakridge. Image Courtesy of Westbank

Canadian architecture practice Henriquez Partners has designed a series of ten towers for a new suburban development in Vancouver. The mixed-use project was made for developer Westbank to create a new 4.5 million-square-foot residential community for the city. Dubbed Oakridge, the towers will include housing, office and retail as a contemporary architecture for the Pacific Northwest.

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Henning Larsen Reimagines the Ostrava House of Culture in Czech Republic

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Ostrava Concert Hall. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen

Ostrava Concert Hall. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen

Danish architecture firm Henning Larsen created a new proposal for the Ostrava House of Culture in the Czech Republic. As the the second place winner in an international competition, the project’s offset concrete frames set up the form of the new Ostrava Concert Hall as they join together with the existing structure. The design emphasizes openness and connection to the outdoors in the midcentury campus to craft a quiet icon for the city.

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CHYBIK + KRISTOF Break Ground on New Modular Architecture Research Center

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Courtesy of LAN

Architects CHYBIK + KRISTOF have broken ground on a new modular architecture research center in the Czech Republic. Partnering with Czech module manufacturer KOMA MODULAR, the project was made to introduce a new system of modular construction. The design celebrates architecture and organic shapes through the vacancies between each element in modular construction.

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Rockwell Group’s LAB Creates a “Lawn” for the National Building Museum

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LAWN. Image © Timothy Schenck

LAWN. Image © Timothy Schenck

The LAB at Rockwell Group has partnered with The National Building Museum to present the 2019 Summer Block Party installation LAWN. Designed to be an immersive installation taking up the entirety of the Museum’s Great Hall, the project presents a series of interactive experiences for all ages. The lawn itself is programmed with summer entertainment and activities, including movie nights, yoga, and meditation. By creating custom software, the LAB also developed an Augmented Reality game alongside the installation.

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DS+R’s New Linear London Park Opens to the Public

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The Tide. Image © Jeff Moore

The Tide. Image © Jeff Moore

The initial phase of London’s first linear culture park has opened to the public along the Thames. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Neiheiser Argyros, the project is sited on the Greenwich Peninsula as a new outdoor destination for the city. Called The Tide, the park offers free-to-view public art by emerging and world-renowned artists and includes a landscaped route for running, walking and meditation that is freely accessible to all.

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JDSA Wins Competition to Design New Fluted Tower in France

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 Féval Tower. Image Courtesy of JDS Architects

Féval Tower. Image Courtesy of JDS Architects

JDS Architects have won the competition to design a new residential tower and mixed-use development in France. Located in Rennes, the project will include new buildings on the Blériot-Féval site to generate an inclusive neighborhood within the Eurorennes development. As the master plan’s geographic centerpiece, the new Féval Tower will offer 188 new apartments to the city.

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COBE Designs CO2-Neutral Museum for Sweden

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Courtesy of COBE

Danish architecture firm COBE has won an international competition for a new science museum in the Swedish university city of Lund. The museum will be sited in the middle of the new urban district around Science Village Scandinavia, which is an international research environment dating back to the tenth century. The new science center will be fully CO2-neutral and aims to become an icon of sustainability.

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White Arkitekter’s New Take on Traditional Swedish Cold Bathhouses

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Jönköping Bathhouse. Image Courtesy of White Arkitekter

Jönköping Bathhouse. Image Courtesy of White Arkitekter

Scandinavian practice White Arkitekter has won the architectural competition for Jönköping Bathhouse in southern Sweden. Designed to be an all-season bathhouse on the shores of Lake Vättern, the project takes advantage of different conditions in the cardinal directions to create an all-year bathing experience. Built entirely from wood, the bathhouse is designed to create a contemplative setting, immersing the bather in tranquil, natural surroundings.

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“Diversity Fosters Creativity”: Rohan Silva on Building a Creative Community for Los Angeles

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Second Home Los Angeles. Image Courtesy of Second Home

Second Home Los Angeles. Image Courtesy of Second Home

Los Angeles has long been a testing ground for new ideas on architecture and design. Tapping into the city’s creative energy, the cofounders of Second Home, Rohan Silva and Sam Aldenton, are working with Spanish architects Selgascano to finish a new 90,000-square-foot Hollywood outpost. Second Home launched its first office space in east London in 2014 and made its name with smart co-working design featuring bright colors, glass walls and abundant greenery.

In an exclusive interview with ArchDaily, Rohan talks about his background and the early stages of Second Home. Silva touches on the team’s new project, bringing the Serpentine Pavilion to Los Angeles, and what it means to build a creative community through architecture.

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Sunland Reveals Futuristic Towers and $1 Billion Masterplan in Australia

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Courtesy of Sunland

Courtesy of Sunland

Developer Sunland has revealed plans for four residential towers in a $1.3 billion masterplan along Australia’s Gold Coast. Sited in a former 42-hectare dairy farm, the project is designed to create a new urban village. Dubbed “The Lanes”, it would include the towers and new retail space, boulevard, and outdoor amphitheater. Conceived by ex-Zaha Hadid designer Contreras Earl, the towers are made to represent the geometry of plant life.

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GBO and Aworks Design Futuristic Technology Museum for Seoul

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T.um. Image © Image Bakery

T.um. Image © Image Bakery

Korean architecture practice GBO and Aworks have designed a futuristic new technology museum in Seoul. Made for SK Telecom, South Korea’s largest telecommunication operator, the project is laid out over two floors in the Company’s 33-story headquarters building in the city center. Called T.um, the technology museum gives a glimpse into the future life of urbanites and aims to demonstrate how technology will innovate society.

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Historic Mental Hospital Will Transform Into North Carolina’s “Central Park”

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Dorothea Dix Park. Image Courtesy of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

Dorothea Dix Park. Image Courtesy of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

The largest park project in the United States is underway at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina. The city purchased the Dorothea Dix campus from the State of North Carolina in 2015 with the intent of creating a great destination park in the heart of the community. This year, Raleigh City Council adopted the Dorothea Dix Park Master Plan, and now an implementation plan is underway for Phase 1. Designed to span decades, the creation of the 300 acre park will include the site of North Carolina’s first mental hospital.

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Historic Mental Hospital Will Transform Into North Carolina’s “Central Park”

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Dorothea Dix Park. Image Courtesy of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

Dorothea Dix Park. Image Courtesy of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

The largest park project in the United States is underway at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina. The city purchased the Dorothea Dix campus from the State of North Carolina in 2015 with the intent of creating a great destination park in the heart of the community. This year, Raleigh City Council adopted the Dorothea Dix Park Master Plan, and now an implementation plan is underway for Phase 1. Designed to span decades, the creation of the 300 acre park will include the site of North Carolina’s first mental hospital.

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Amazon Reveals Design for Future Culver City Home

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Amazon Expansion at The Culver Studios. Image Courtesy of Gensler

Amazon Expansion at The Culver Studios. Image Courtesy of Gensler

Amazon has revealed more details of its new $620-million expansion in Culver City, California. Designed by Gensler to rethink the The Culver Studios, a 100-year-old film studio in Downtown, the project will become the new home of Amazon’s Los Angeles area operations. Made for Hackman Capital Partners, the expansion broke ground last year building upon the film studio typology.

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