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From Russia with architecture #design #urbandesign

ZHA’s competition winning architecture for Novorossiysk, Russia. Located in one of the country’s largest shipping ports it features exhibition space, conferences and recreation space in…

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A sustainable city from new #architecture #urbandesign

The new Indian state capital of Amaravati will be “one of the most sustainable in the world.” Designed by Foster + Partners following an international…

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Historical reflection #architecture #urbandesign

The Milestone is a 12 storey, mixed use space creating an anchor on a public square in Neue Weststadt, Esslingen, Germany. The Milestone is a…

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Urban modular farming #innovation #sustainability #food #farming

A design collaborative in China has been developing sustainability concepts for an “Urban village agriculture” that combines simple materials and tested technology to optimize the…

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Electric change on every level #design #innovation #technology #urbandesign

With the advent of new battery innovation and the design evolution of the electric vehicle, our supporting infrastructure also needs to make change. COBE is…

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The law of light #architecture

This new courthouse by Mecanoo hides its size and mass with a delicate, sculptural articulation of the building’s form that reflects light and creates depth…

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Performance Nature #architecture #design #thinkdifferently

Sitting on the edge of Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province in China, this Cultural Centre is an organic masterpiece by MAD Architects. Contextually, the…

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Rising out our urban heritage #architecture #urban design #thinkdifferently

The cultural rich cities of the world are ones that still retain their history while showcasing the contemporary. Berlin, London and Paris, to name but…

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Future cities will adapt to our needs with data #architecture #innovation #technology #thinkdifferently

Adaptive Architecture of “Sensory digital infrastructure” as UNSense describes it, will use data to adapt and adjust our living environment to our changing needs. A…

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Matrix learning about the way we live #technology #education #innovation #thinkdifferently

Our world is data driven. We transfer information and communicate through binary, 1’s & 0’s. Our media, email and navigation relies on the web of…

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Escape underground to beat congestion? #urbandesign #innovation #thinkdifferently

You have to #thinkdifferently about the problems we face in a world today wth an ever expanding population and challenges to grow our infrastructure to…

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Centro Botin by Renzo Piano #architecture

The Fundación Marcelino Botín was created in 1964 by Marcelino Botín Sanz de Sautuola and his wife, Carmen Yllera, to promote social development in Cantabria.…

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Urban #art #thinkdifferently

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Talk a river walk in Chicago #urbandesign

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Central Park’s water #sustainability

This is incredible! I was certainly naieve to the fact that the “lake” in Central Park, New York City, was polluted given all the media…

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Radical #architecture from around the world #thinkdifferently #sustainability

The range of design ideas and concepts is in itself impressive… Architecture platform Rethinking the Future (RTF): to create a “new window on international trends…

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@google scrapes the ground in London

Google has announced plans to establish a new HQ adjacent to their existing location in King’s Cross, London, UK. The new complex should house 7,000…

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Inside is the new Outside

Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, the cofounder of Snøhetta, reasons that architects must begin considering indoor space as just as public as outdoor space. Maybe with the sole…

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#urbandesign for #climatechange

Cities can identify opportunities for innovation and efficiency to diminish the causes of climate change. To accomplish this goal, climate action planning is crucial. However,…

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#architecture for profit?

An interesting commentary by OMA partner Reinier de Graaf on architecture and its function in society whether to serve the people or to be a…

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#mixeduse facility for Paris

Kengo Kuma and Associates have repurposed an existing warehouse in Paris, France to provide education spaces, a gym and housing. Located close to commuter rail links this…

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#stadia kickstart #urbandesign

This RIBAJ article is an interesting read on the potential for sports complexes and arenas to act as an anchor for regeneration and development of…

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Cities safer by design

The World Resources Institute has published the design guide, Cities Safer by Design. In summary, Many of the world’s cities can become safer, healthier places by…

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Street furniture

Simple change in materials creates a place to pause or socialise in this urban retail setting. The inset lighting and benches work well to provide…

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#centralstation Moscow – Architectural Bureau [WALL]

The lack of investment in the urban fabric around Moscow’s Paveletskaya Central Station has hampered potential development in the surrounding area. Consequently in 2015, the…

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5 Steps to Creating High-Performance Communities

Communities should have energy and water-saving systems, but at a high level there also needs to be a more holistic approach to creating a sense…

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James Wines Architect – interview

I have long been fascinated with the work of SITE as innovators in urban design and environmental thinking. I enjoy the challenge that their work…

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Sustainable cities from wood

It is widely accepted that using wood in building construction can be effective at reducing carbon emissions from the process. Imagine the sustainable benefits of…

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#Drones to map the future urban landscape

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Micro Apartment Complex #sustainable #urbandesign

55 Micro apartments in the complex of which 22 are New York “affordable.” This is not new but I am big believer that this is…

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