We can solve homelessness #thinkdifferently #lifehacks

Finland think differently about this issue Finland are leading the way in solving homelessness in their urban centres. The Scandinavian county has been dealing with this issue for over thirty years and was faced with more than 18,000 people without an a place to live back in 1987. Since then that number has been significantly […]

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London’s new pavilion #architecture

Make Architects have used aircraft and yacht technology to create a striking pavilion for a downtown public space in London, UK. Set in the Square Mile, the Portsoken Pavilion is a cafe space for social-enterprise and community uses. The pavilion’s structure is formed from a prefabricated monocoque (see definition below) and is cladded in Corten […]

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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 an overall complex of more than 300,000 sqm.   simultaneously considers multiple iterations including program, orientation, environment, height and volume. This parametric model enables designers and stakeholders to accommodate the […]

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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 competiton, it will be the new administrative capital of the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The city is creating a capital following the 2014 transfer of its former capital […]

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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 new 6,500m2 mixed-use office building by MVRDV with a distinct part-reflective façade and open geometric core… …its façade designed like a crystal rock is interactive and carries the topography of […]

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