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Christele Harrouk

Content Editor at ArchDaily. Bachelor in Architectural studies - Master in Architecture -Master in Urban Design - Beirut, Lebanon contact: christeleharrouk@archdaily.com

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

Sanjay Puri on the Potential and the Challenges of Architecture in India

09:00 - 16 August, 2019

During the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam, ArchDaily sat down with Sanjay Puri who discussed his starting point, the architectural possibilities presented in India, and the oppositions faced by architects in his country. He also spoke of the importance of building in your context and not copying the past or the built environment in other parts of the earth.

With an office of more than 70, in Mumbai, Sanjay Puri Architects are currently working on several new ventures including education, residential, offices, hotel, and hospitality projects.

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.

Architects Support Global Climate Strike

05:30 - 15 August, 2019
Architects Support Global Climate Strike , Global Climate Strike. Image © Garry Knight
Global Climate Strike. Image © Garry Knight

The Global Climate Strike is set to happen on the 20th of September 2019, just before the UN emergency climate summit, where people will disrupt their work to protest and advocate for actions against climate breakdown. Architects are joining on the march, through “Architects Advocate”, a movement encouraging the professionals of the industry to stand in solidarity with the rally.

Iconic Awards 2019: David Chipperfield Win “Architects of the Year”

11:00 - 14 August, 2019
Iconic Awards 2019: David Chipperfield Win “Architects of the Year”, Courtesy of The iconic awards 2019: innovative architecture
Courtesy of The iconic awards 2019: innovative architecture

The winners of the ICONIC AWARDS 2019: Innovative Architecture competition, have been announced. The “Architects of the Year” went to David Chipperfield Architects, and “Interior Designers of the Year” was granted to Snarkitecture. As for the “Architects’ Client of the Year” prize, it was presented to the city of Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany.

Stufish Entertainment Architects Design the Chimelong Theatre in China

09:00 - 14 August, 2019
Stufish Entertainment Architects Design the Chimelong Theatre in China, Courtesy of Chimelong Zhuhai
Courtesy of Chimelong Zhuhai

Courtesy of Chimelong Zhuhai Courtesy of Chimelong Zhuhai Courtesy of Chimelong Zhuhai Courtesy of Chimelong Zhuhai + 9

Inaugurated recently, The Chimelong Theatre, a circus hall on the island of Hengqin, in Zhuhai, China, was conceived to replace the Chimelong Hengqin International Circus City, damaged by a typhoon in 2016. Imagined by Stufish Entertainment Architects, founded by the late Mark Fisher, the project is one of many permanent entertainment spaces designed by the studio in China.

Public Art Exhibition on the Streets of Quebec

11:00 - 13 August, 2019
Public Art Exhibition on the Streets of Quebec, Echo - Jeffrey Poirier (Quebec City). Image © Stéphane Bourgeois
Echo - Jeffrey Poirier (Quebec City). Image © Stéphane Bourgeois

The 6th edition of Passages Insolites or Unusual Passages, has kick-started from the 20th of June till the 14th of October 2019, in Québec city. The public exhibition is a 4km walkable art path in the historic Petit Champlain and Saint-Roch districts, showcasing 14 artworks produced by 40 local and international artists and architecture collectives.

Studio Gang Completes 40 Tenth Avenue Tower in New York

06:30 - 13 August, 2019
Studio Gang Completes 40 Tenth Avenue Tower in New York, © Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux

© Nic Lehoux © Timothy Schenck © Tom Harris © Tom Harris + 9

Located in the meatpacking district, adjacent to the High Line, in New York City, 40 Tenth Avenue, a 10-story office tower designed by Studio Gang is now ready to welcome its first tenants. With a distinctive structural system, the building twists in order not to cast his shadow on the surrounding, responding to the solar angles.