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Woods Bagot Creates Stacked Design for New Melbourne Business School

13:00 - 23 August, 2019
Woods Bagot Creates Stacked Design for New Melbourne Business School, Courtesy of Woods Bagot
Courtesy of Woods Bagot

Woods Bagot has created a design for a new Melbourne Business School in Australia. Made for one of the country's best business schools, the project will be adjacent to the current Melbourne Business School campus at 200 Leicester Street. Once completed, it will become the new address for the School as well as related activities in graduate business and economics education at the University of Melbourne. The proposal aims to build a new campus in the heart of Melbourne's emerging knowledge district.

Modular Housing Concepts by Danish Architects

09:00 - 23 August, 2019
Modular Housing Concepts by Danish Architects, Courtesy of NJORDRUM
Courtesy of NJORDRUM

With the concept of downsizing in mind, Danish architectural company Njordrum is elaborating innovative concepts for housing. Basing their modular design on Scandinavian aesthetics, the office hopes to bring together architecture, nature, light, and people.

Courtesy of NJORDRUM Courtesy of NJORDRUM Courtesy of NJORDRUM Courtesy of NJORDRUM + 10

Mariana Pestana Curates the 5th Istanbul Design Biennial

06:30 - 23 August, 2019
Mariana Pestana Curates the 5th Istanbul Design Biennial , Courtesy of Istanbul Design Biennial
Courtesy of Istanbul Design Biennial

The 5th Istanbul Design Biennial has unveiled it’s 2020 edition’s curator, with the election of Mariana Pestana, architect and curator to fill this position. The biennial, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), will take place from the 26th of September till the 8th of November 2020.

Adam Nathaniel Furman to Create "Paddington Pyramid" for 2019 London Design Festival

05:00 - 23 August, 2019
Adam Nathaniel Furman to Create "Paddington Pyramid" for 2019 London Design Festival , The Democratic Monument. Image Courtesy of Adam Nathaniel Furman
The Democratic Monument. Image Courtesy of Adam Nathaniel Furman

Gateways. Image © Gareth Gardner The Democratic Monument. Image Courtesy of Adam Nathaniel Furman The Democratic Monument. Image Courtesy of Adam Nathaniel Furman Gateways. Image © Gareth Gardner + 9

Paddington-born designer Adam Nathaniel Furman has designed a new installation for the 2019 London Design Festival. Opening next month, the installation is made to enliven Paddington Central with a curated break-out area in the fabric of the city. Called the Paddington Pyramid, the project aims to create an expression of communal happiness and pleasure where the everyday becomes extraordinary.

Foster + Partners Breaks Ground on New Residential Tower in the Philippines

13:00 - 22 August, 2019
Foster + Partners Breaks Ground on New Residential Tower in the Philippines, The Estate Makati. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners
The Estate Makati. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners have broken on a new residential tower in the Philippines. Called The Estate Makati, the project is located in the heart of Manila’s Makati Central Business District, and marks the practice’s first project in the Philippines. The 54-story tower is made to embody a unique approach to residential living, creating expansive, flexible homes in the sky that combine landscaping with panoramic views of the city.

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Public Redevelopment for the City of Tokyo by Heatherwick Studio

11:00 - 22 August, 2019
Public Redevelopment for the City of Tokyo by Heatherwick Studio , East Entrance. Image Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio l DBox
East Entrance. Image Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio l DBox

Heatherwick Studio’s first built venture in Japan is a huge planted pergola, put in place to create a new hub for the district of Toranomon-Azabudai in Tokyo, Japan. The project is due for completion in March 2023.

Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio l Darcstudio Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio l Darcstudio Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio l Darcstudio Food Hall. Image Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio l DBox + 7

New Rules for London's Skyscrapers Favor Pedestrians

09:00 - 22 August, 2019
New Rules for London's Skyscrapers Favor Pedestrians, © IR Stone/ Shutterstock
© IR Stone/ Shutterstock

With a very bold and pioneering move, the UK for the first time is prioritizing cyclists and pedestrians. The city is making pressures on skyscrapers by issuing new rules on the design of the high-rises in order to prevent the creation of wind tunnels.

On Accessibility and Expo 2020: “Expo 2020 Dubai to Be Accessible For People of All Abilities”

06:30 - 22 August, 2019
On Accessibility and Expo 2020: “Expo 2020 Dubai to Be Accessible For People of All Abilities” , © Jimmy Baikovicius under the license CC BY-SA 2.0
© Jimmy Baikovicius under the license CC BY-SA 2.0

Expo Dubai 2020 will showcase new levels of accessibility, ensuring that the topic is thought through at the very first stages of design and that the approach is anchored in the project and the program. With the help of the UK based company Direct Access consultancy, specialized in the incorporation of accessibility into building designs, the expo will try to put in place solutions for regularly faced issues.

Galaktika Foundation Launches Initiative to Create the First City in Space

05:00 - 22 August, 2019
Galaktika Foundation Launches Initiative to Create the First City in Space, Space Center. Image Courtesy of Asymptote Architecture
Space Center. Image Courtesy of Asymptote Architecture

Space Center. Image Courtesy of Asymptote Architecture Space Center. Image Courtesy of Asymptote Architecture Space Center. Image Courtesy of Asymptote Architecture Space Center. Image Courtesy of Asymptote Architecture + 6

Asymptote Architecture has designed a new Space Center to house educational, scientific, art and entertainment programs for space exploration. Launched as part of the Galaktika Foundation’s initiative to create the first city in space, the project was made by architects Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture. Dubbed the Cosmos Center, the design aims to become an inspiring landmark for interstellar space enthusiasts.

ASLA Publishes New Guide to Universal Design

13:00 - 21 August, 2019
ASLA Publishes New Guide to Universal Design, Tongva Park + Ken Genser Square. Image Courtesy of James Corner Field Operations LLC / Tim Street-Porter
Tongva Park + Ken Genser Square. Image Courtesy of James Corner Field Operations LLC / Tim Street-Porter

The American Society of Landscape Architects has published a new Guide to Universal Design. According to the ASLA, one billion people, or 15 percent of the global population, experience some form of disability. The new guide explores the ways in how Universal Design means that everyone, regardless of ability or age, can access and participate in public life.

Construction in Progress on Twisting Towers in Southwest China

09:00 - 21 August, 2019
Construction in Progress on Twisting Towers in Southwest China,  Rendering – Night-time. Image Courtesy of Aedas
Rendering – Night-time. Image Courtesy of Aedas

Rendering - Daytime	. Image Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Rendering – Lighting Design on Top of the tower  . Image Courtesy of Aedas Aerial View. Image Courtesy of Aedas + 15

The Chongqing Gaoke Group Ltd Office building designed by Aedas has reached new heights as construction progresses, and the project is taking form in the urban fabric and the city center’s skyline. Standing tall at the north of Xingfu Plaza, in Jiangbei District of Chongqing, in the southwest of China, the high rise introduces a vibrant and dynamic movement in the surrounding.

Rasem Badran Wins 2019 Tamayouz Lifetime Achievement Award

06:30 - 21 August, 2019
Rasem Badran Wins 2019 Tamayouz Lifetime Achievement Award , Dr. Rasem Badran. Image Courtesy of Tamayouz Excellence Award
Dr. Rasem Badran. Image Courtesy of Tamayouz Excellence Award

The internationally renowned Palestinian-Jordanian architect Rasem Badran is the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Tamayouz Lifetime Achievement Award for Architecture, the most coveted honor from the Tamayouz Excellence Award program.

FJMT's UTS Central Academic Hub Opens to the Public in Sydney

05:00 - 21 August, 2019
FJMT's UTS Central Academic Hub Opens to the Public in Sydney, UTS Central. Image Courtesy of Andy Roberts
UTS Central. Image Courtesy of Andy Roberts

UTS Central. Image Courtesy of Andy Roberts UTS Central. Image Courtesy of Andy Roberts UTS Central. Image Courtesy of Andy Roberts UTS Central. Image Courtesy of Andy Roberts + 11

The University of Technology Sydney has announced that the new UTS Central hub by FJMT has opened to the public in Australia. As the final building in the 10-year campus redevelopment program, the project was made to embody the university's strategy and approach to education while redefining the southern gateway to the city's CBD. UTS Central was designed to set a new standard for contemporary education in Sydney.

Henning Larsen Wins 2019 European Prize for Architecture

13:00 - 20 August, 2019
Henning Larsen Wins 2019 European Prize for Architecture, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

© Hufton+Crow © Nic Lehoux © Hufton+Crow © Nic Lehoux + 8

Danish practice Henning Larsen has been selected as this year’s Laureate of the European Prize for Architecture, one of Europe’s most prestigious architectural awards. Jointly presented by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum, the prize has been awarded annually since 2010, recognizing architects whose work embodies vision, commitment, and a profound respect for humanity and for the social and physical environment. The award committee recognized Henning Larsen’s commitment to sustainability, livability and artistry.

Construction Begins on MVRDV’s Mixed-Use Development in Abu Dhabi

11:20 - 20 August, 2019
Construction Begins on MVRDV’s Mixed-Use Development in Abu Dhabi, Courtesy of MVRDV
Courtesy of MVRDV

Courtesy of MVRDV Courtesy of MVRDV Courtesy of MVRDV Courtesy of IMKAN + 20

Pixel, the latest project from Dutch firm MVRDV, is now under construction and is expected to be completed by the end of 2021. The community based mixed-used development is the first project in Abu Dhabi’s Makers District, an innovative and cosmopolitan new area, on the Reem Island.

Social Sensory Architecture for Children with Autism

09:00 - 20 August, 2019
Social Sensory Architecture for Children with Autism, © Eric Bronson/Michigan Photography
© Eric Bronson/Michigan Photography

U-M architect and an associate professor at the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Sean Ahlquist with MSU playwright Dionne O'Dell created a sensory theater experience for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) challenges. Ahlquist has sought out solutions to help initially his daughter with her autism, by learning more about her specific needs, and the way that she interacts with the world around her.

Astin John Designs New Hyperloop Terminal for Mumbai

05:00 - 20 August, 2019
Astin John Designs New Hyperloop Terminal for Mumbai, Courtesy of Astin John
Courtesy of Astin John

Designer Astin John has created a proposal for a new hyperloop terminal in Mumbai, India. The project is intended to celebrate the new age of hyperloop transportation technology through architecture for the state approved Mumbai – Pune hyperloop in Maharastra. The terminal acts as a transportation hub that connects other modes of transport in Mumbai to the hyperloop, and is inspired from the aerodynamic free flow of air.

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Petrās Architecture Designs New Greek Archaeological Museum for Sparta

13:00 - 19 August, 2019
Petrās Architecture Designs New Greek Archaeological Museum for Sparta , Courtesy of Petrās Architecture
Courtesy of Petrās Architecture

Courtesy of Petrās Architecture Courtesy of Petrās Architecture Courtesy of Petrās Architecture Courtesy of Petrās Architecture + 20

Greek design practice Petrās Architecture have created a new proposal for an archaeological museum in Sparta. Designed for the Peloponnese Municipality, the project integrates an existing listed building with a new museum building and the surroundings archaeological finds. The project aims to bring together architecture, history and landscape into a single narrative and museum experience for Sparta.

ArchDaily & Strelka Award: Three Winners Announced

11:57 - 19 August, 2019
ArchDaily & Strelka Award: Three Winners Announced, ​Coffee Production Plant / Khmaladze Architects, Georgia. Image © Giorgi Khmaladze
​Coffee Production Plant / Khmaladze Architects, Georgia. Image © Giorgi Khmaladze

The second round of voting has decided three winners of the ArchDaily & Strelka Award. The grand prize winner will be announced on September 10.

The joint award is organized by ​ArchDaily, Strelka KB, and Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design to celebrate emerging architects and new ideas that transform the contemporary city.

The winners have been selected by readers of ArchDaily and Strelka Mag from a shortlist of 15 architectural projects which were decided in the first round of voting. 

Malitis Architects' Proposal for Latvian Pavilion in Expo Dubai 2020

11:00 - 19 August, 2019
Malitis Architects' Proposal for Latvian Pavilion in Expo Dubai 2020 , Courtesy of Mailitis Architects
Courtesy of Mailitis Architects

"Sounding Forest” is a finalist proposal for the Latvian Pavilion in Expo Dubai 2020, designed by Malitis Architects. The project was granted the 1st prize in the first phase of a national competition in Latvia. The interactive installation puts in place an artificial forest made of piano strings, generating a playful dialogue between the installation and the visitors.

The Third Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces its 2019 Program

09:00 - 19 August, 2019
The Third Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces its 2019 Program , Courtesy of The Chicago Architecture Biennial
Courtesy of The Chicago Architecture Biennial

The Chicago Architecture Biennial has released its cultural agenda for this year’s edition of the international exhibition. Held in the Chicago Cultural Center and all over the city, from the 19th of September 2019 till the 5th of January 2020, this edition under the theme of: ... And Other Such Stories, is going to be curated by the artistic director Yesomi Umolu, the executive director Todd Palmer and co-curated by Sepake Angiama and Paulo Tavares.

Giancarlo Mazzanti on Social Spaces for Learning

05:00 - 19 August, 2019
Giancarlo Mazzanti on Social Spaces for Learning, © Felipe Rueda
© Felipe Rueda

Courtesy of El Equipo de Mazzanti © Sergio Gomez © Rodrigo Davila © Rodrigo Davila + 8

PLANE—SITE has released a new film showcasing the work and ideas of Bogotá-based architect Giancarlo Mazzanti, founder of El Equipo de Mazzanti. In this video interview, Mazzanti elaborates on his experimental approach to design research and explores several of his spaces for learning. His firm is behind numerous schools and educational centers, designed to encourage playful and exploratory movement and social relations. As the video explore, Mazzanti creates scenarios for play in daily life.

Bee Breeders Announces Winners of SKYHIVE Skyscraper Challenge

13:00 - 16 August, 2019
Bee Breeders Announces Winners of SKYHIVE Skyscraper Challenge, Courtesy of Bee Breeders
Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Bee Breeders have announced the winners of the SKYHIVE Skyscraper Challenge. The purpose of the competition was to allow architects, design students, engineers, and artists from all over the world to generate design ideas for iconic high rise buildings in cities around the globe. As part of this design series, participants were encouraged to incorporate new technologies, materials, forms, spatial organizations, and construction systems in their designs for a skyscraper.

An Ornamental Shade and a Desert Sauna for Burning Man 2019

07:30 - 16 August, 2019
An Ornamental Shade and a Desert Sauna for Burning Man 2019, Steam of Life . Image Courtesy of Sauna On Fire And JKMM Architects
Steam of Life . Image Courtesy of Sauna On Fire And JKMM Architects

This year’s theme for the famous annual Burning Man festival revolves around the notion of “Metamorphosis”. Taking place in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, from the 25th of August till the 2nd of September, each year artists and architects from around the world get creative and imagine installations and pavilions responding to one general question.

For the 2019 edition, Burning Man has already revealed the design for the Central Temple by Geordie Van Der Bosch. Read on to discover more about 2 interventions, taking part in this year's event, an Ornamental Shade from San Francisco and a Desert Sauna from Finland.

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