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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.

Bathroom Elements Designed by Architects: TONO by Foster+Partners

04:00 - 25 July, 2019
Bathroom Elements Designed by Architects: TONO by Foster+Partners, Cortesía de Porcelanosa Group
Cortesía de Porcelanosa Group

Funded by Norman Foster in 1967, Foster+Partners studio develops projects that integrate architecture and engineering with interior and object design. In a special collaboration with Porcelanosa – experts in the fabrication of furniture and accessories made out of stone, ceramic, brass, wood and KRION®–, they have designed a collection of bathrooms in simple and minimalistic ways, highlighting the essence of the materials and the trade of their fabrication.

The collection has been branded as TONO and its objects can be mixed and adapt to diverse typologies, from residential interiors to commercial spaces and offices.

Cortesía de Porcelanosa Group Cortesía de Porcelanosa Group Cortesía de Porcelanosa Group Cortesía de Porcelanosa Group + 32

Foster's Tulip Rejected by London Mayor

08:40 - 16 July, 2019
Foster's Tulip Rejected by London Mayor, © DBOX for Foster + Partners
© DBOX for Foster + Partners

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has advised planners to reject the Foster + Partners-designed Tulip Tower. As reported by the BBC, the mayor has highlighted a number of concerns raised in a London Review Panel report, and advised City of London Corporation (CLC) planners to reject permission, despite a previous endorsement of the scheme by the CLC’s chief planning officer.

Foster + Partners Reveal Timber Boathouse for non-profit Row New York in Harlem

13:00 - 26 June, 2019
Foster + Partners Reveal Timber Boathouse for non-profit Row New York in Harlem, Harlem Boathouse. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners
Harlem Boathouse. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners have revealed a new design for a timber boathouse on the Harlem River in New York. Sited in Sherman Creek Park, the design was made for non-profit Row New York. The proposed boathouse seeks to expand Row New York’s free and low-cost programs that teach young people in under-resourced communities the sport of competitive rowing, while also assisting them with their education to prepare them for higher education and a path to college.

Foster + Partners, Steven Spielberg, and Immersive Team Up for Universal Sphere

09:00 - 26 June, 2019
Foster + Partners, Steven Spielberg, and Immersive Team Up for Universal Sphere, © Corey Clarke
© Corey Clarke

Foster+Partners and Immersive have joined forces with Steven Spielberg to create a digital entertainment experience for the Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia. Immersive, recognized as a world leader in the design and production of experimental media installations, conceived the installation having been approached by Foster + Partners in 2016 to create a multimedia experience that would embody the Comcast Technology Center’s focus on innovation.

Foster + Partners Unveils Uber Skyport for Santa Clara

11:00 - 21 June, 2019
Foster + Partners Unveils Uber Skyport for Santa Clara, © Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

Uber Elevate and Related Companies have unveiled their Foster + Partners-designed vision for a future Skyport in Santa Clara. The 240-acre site illustrates the benefits aerial ridesharing could provide for the Bay Area and other cities in the future.

Spotlight: Norman Foster

12:00 - 1 June, 2019
Spotlight: Norman Foster, Spaceport America. Image © Nigel Young
Spaceport America. Image © Nigel Young

Arguably the leading name of a generation of internationally high-profile British architects, Norman Foster (born 1 June 1935)—or to give him his full title Norman Robert Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank of Reddish, OM, HonFREng—gained recognition as early as the 1970s as a key architect in the high-tech movement, which continues to have a profound impact on architecture as we know it today.

Queen Alia International Airport. Image © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners The Gherkin . Image © Nigel Young Hearst Tower. Image © Chuck Choi Beijing Airport. Image © Foster + Partners + 46

Foster + Partners Design a House of Wisdom for Judah's Scroll in Sharjah

13:00 - 24 April, 2019
Foster + Partners Design a House of Wisdom for Judah's Scroll in Sharjah, The Scroll by Gerry Judah outside the House of Wisdom, celebrating World Book Year in Sharjah. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners
The Scroll by Gerry Judah outside the House of Wisdom, celebrating World Book Year in Sharjah. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners has released their design for a library and cultural center alongside The Scroll, a new piece of public art by British sculptor Gerry Judah. Called the House of Wisdom, the project coincides with Sharjah being named this year’s UNESCO World Book Capital. Aiming to be a new cultural quarter in the city, the House of Wisdom was made to establish and retain connections with the outside.

The Scroll by Gerry Judah outside the House of Wisdom, celebrating World Book Year in Sharjah. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners The Scroll by Gerry Judah outside the House of Wisdom, celebrating World Book Year in Sharjah. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners The Scroll at the House of Wisdom Sharjah by Gerry Judah. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners House of Wisdom Sharjah to celebrate World Book Year. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners + 8

Architectour Guide London: The Urban Explorer's Guide/2018

09:00 - 24 April, 2019
Architectour Guide London: The Urban Explorer's Guide/2018, Architectour Guide London: The Urban Explorer's Guide
Architectour Guide London: The Urban Explorer's Guide

The new series of city guides for architects by Architectour brings to life the lost essence of travel and discovery. A compilation of exciting places – known and not so known – arranged in an innovative way: a continuous scenic itinerary, which is fun to follow and is full of quirks and surprises along the way. Hand-drawn sketches by architect and author Virginia Duran are the personal touch of the book, revealing the essential without spoiling what is a traveling delight: our first impression of a place.

Foster + Partners to Create Proposal for New Notre Dame Spire

13:00 - 23 April, 2019
Foster + Partners to Create Proposal for New Notre Dame Spire, Notre Dame. Image © Flickr user kosalabandara licensed under CC BY 2.0
Notre Dame. Image © Flickr user kosalabandara licensed under CC BY 2.0

Foster + Partners have joined a series of design offices that will enter the international competition to design a replacement spire for Notre Dame Cathedral. As reported by The Times, Foster has said that the new addition can be focused around "light" for the cathedral’s ruined roof. After the fire partially destroyed the iconic cathedral, France now aims to move forward with plans to renovate the iconic structure.

Architect-Designed Furniture Pieces at the 2019 Salone del Mobile

07:00 - 14 April, 2019
Architect-Designed Furniture Pieces at the 2019 Salone del Mobile , Mercuric Table - Zaha Hadid x CITCO. Image Courtesy of CITCO
Mercuric Table - Zaha Hadid x CITCO. Image Courtesy of CITCO

As the week comes to an end, Milan Design Week wraps up yet another successful year of creativity and innovation. Thousands of design companies displayed their creations to more than 200,000 visitors hailing from different countries, demographics, and career backgrounds. Although the design fair gravitated towards the world of interior design, many renowned architects participated in the week-long exhibition and joined their forces with interior and furniture design experts.

Along with the impressive collaborations that these architects created with lighting companies, take a look at how they used their expertise in forms and structures to develop unique furniture pieces.

KOR Armchair and Sofa - William Sawaya x Sawaya & Moroni. Image Courtesy of Sawaya & Moroni Volta Bench - Zaha Hadid x CITCO. Image Courtesy of Molteni&C ALESSANDRO I-II-III - William Sawaya x Sawaya & Moroni. Image Courtesy of Sawaya & Moroni Endless Side Table - Daniel Libeskind x CITCO. Image Courtesy of CITCO + 36

Foster + Partners Completes New Cleveland Health Pavilion

05:00 - 11 April, 2019
Foster + Partners Completes New Cleveland Health Pavilion, Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion. Image © Nigel Young, Foster + Partners
Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion. Image © Nigel Young, Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners' new Samson Health Pavilion celebrated its opening with a dedication ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio. Designed as part of the Health Education Campus at Case Western Reserve University, the project features an overhead canopy that leads to a grand internal courtyard. The pavilion was made as an investment in the future of health education for Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic.

Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion. Image © Nigel Young, Foster + Partners Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion. Image © Nigel Young, Foster + Partners Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion. Image © Nigel Young, Foster + Partners Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion. Image © Nigel Young, Foster + Partners + 6

Architecture is a Corporate Product - and We're All Buying

05:00 - 4 April, 2019
Architecture is a Corporate Product - and We're All Buying, Google Dublin. Image © Peter Wurmli
Google Dublin. Image © Peter Wurmli

Architecture, unlike other aspects of culture (such as fashion or music), can only really be experienced and understood in person. For highly branded companies, designing a new building can be a prime opportunity to signal taste and values - but also creates an interesting architectural conundrum. While the buildings will be inhabited (nearly 24/7) by company employees, they’re also very much populated by the imaginations of people across the globe. What is it like to be in these places?

© Nigel Young. ImageThe Bloomberg Headquarters in London © Foster + Partners, ARUP, Kier + Wright, Apple . ImageRendering of the Apple Campus in Palo Alto Google's new King's Cross campus, designed by BIG and Heatherwick Studios. Image Courtesy of Google Google Tel Aviv. Image © Itay Sikolski + 10

Foster + Partners' Tulip Tower Gains Approval in London

11:00 - 3 April, 2019
Foster + Partners' Tulip Tower Gains Approval in London, © DBOX for Foster + Partners
© DBOX for Foster + Partners

The Foster + Partners-designed Tulip skyscraper in London just took a major step towards realization with an endorsement by planning officials. A report by the City Corporation’s chief planning officer had said that the scheme would give London “a new iconic building” with a “bold and striking” form. The 1000-foot-tall (305-meter-tall) scheme would sit adjacent to The Gherkin: one of Foster’s and London’s most iconic structures.

Officials were particularly convinced by the scheme’s proposed education facility, operated by building owners J. Safra Group giving 20,000 free places per year for London’s state school children, and featuring “an unparalleled vantage point to view London from a height of around 300 meters.” Approving the scheme, the City of London Corporation's planning committee stated their belief that the scheme would boost the area's economy.

© DBOX for Foster + Partners © DBOX for Foster + Partners © DBOX for Foster + Partners © DBOX for Foster + Partners + 6

Foster + Partners Design Open-Air Office Tower for Taipei

05:00 - 26 February, 2019
Foster + Partners Design Open-Air Office Tower for Taipei, Goldsun HQ. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners
Goldsun HQ. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners revealed their design for a new mixed-use office tower in Taipei. Created for the Goldsun Group, the headquarters building recently received planning approval from city councill The high-rise office block will replace the existing Goldsun factory and create a new mixed-use typology for the city. The tower was formed with a series of blocks around a central courtyard that becomes the heart of the open-air concept.