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Top 10 tallest mass-timber buildings around the world

March 29, 2023 Amy Peacock 0

As part of our Timber Revolution series, we have rounded up the world’s 10 tallest buildings with mass-timber structures, including an engineered-wood shopping-centre extension and a carbon-negative cultural centre. Compiled using data from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the roundup also features apartment towers, hotels and a school, demonstrating the potential of

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“‘Housing for dirty people’ is back and I welcome it”

March 29, 2023 Rory Olcayto 0

Deck-access housing has unfairly become a symbol for urban squalor in the UK, but a new wave of architects is demonstrating its merits, writes Rory Olcayto. As Miles Glendinning and Stefan Muthesius convincingly argue in Tower Block, their 1994 book on post-war housing, there “has probably never been another feature in UK public housing which

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Tea House Pavilion / Grau Architects

March 29, 2023 Pilar Caballero 0

The pavilion invites people to a close experience with nature, focusing visitors’ attention on the water reservoir – views, sounds, and movements. It forces a person to stop, to slow down thanks to the endless view into the treetops, the defined view of the boundless calm water surface, and the gentle closure from the surrounding bustle of everyday life.

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David Chipperfield designs Antwerp housing alongside fruit orchard

March 29, 2023 James Parkes 0

British studio David Chipperfield Architects has revealed plans for a housing project in Antwerp that will adjoin a 60-tree fruit orchard. Named Boomgaard, the residential project is set to be built in Antwerp’s Nieuw Zuid neighbourhood and will contain 54 apartments that sit beside landscapes designed by Bureau Bas Smets. The housing project will be

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Vltavská Underground / U / U studio + RE_place

March 29, 2023 Andreas Luco 0

We proudly invite you to the public space/nightclub on the river. We are injecting life into the Vltavska underpass, which lost its transit purpose between Hlavkuv bridge and became a place that citizens of Prague try to avoid while visiting the transport intersection at Vltavska. We replaced the vacancy and darkness with freestyle activities’ spots in two stages. 

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Laminates: A Material that Adapts

March 29, 2023 Camila Prieto 0

Playing with the balance between form and function, laminates enable architecture to perform a variety of tasks at the same time, being robust, flame-retardant, stain-resistant and antibacterial. With a wide range of applications in architecture, Egger has developed a range of products that can be applied to many of the spaces we inhabit daily, such as kitchens, bathrooms, offices, hotels and shops. Diving into the specifics of laminates and how they can be applied in architecture, we showcase how these materials are an ideal coating material with extra-wide format alternatives.