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Coffey Architects completes silver office building in King’s Cross

22 Handyside Street, the firm's biggest UK project yet, is designed around wellbeing and local context

Buildings
25.11.20
Oslo

Oslo, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Budapest commit to clean construction

The four cities have pledged to halve emissions from all construction activities by 2030

Cities
24.11.20

JKMM redesigns 1980s Finnish library as new community centre

The building in the southern Finnish town of Kirkkonummi has doubled in size and gained a striking new copper shingle facade

Buildings
24.11.20
Brighton from the air

Brighton gets new linear park from Untitled Practice

The landscape and architecture studio's redevelopment project has created a new 1.5km-long linked park system in the British seaside city

Cities
18.11.20

Elevated corten steel walkway enlivens 14th-century Czech castle

Contemporary design insertions mix with preservation in the restoration of the Helfštýn Castle in Moravia

Buildings
17.11.20

LMN Architects completes pedestrian bridge to transform urban waterfront in Washington

The new Grand Avenue Park Bridge was designed as a civic connector for the city of Everett in the US State of Washington

Architecture
11.11.20

Latvian cork factory becomes bright orange art museum

Riga-based architecture practice Annvil has transformed a piece of the city's industrial heritage into an active new art centre, Zuzeum

Buildings
09.11.20

‘Architecture needs its own new vaccines’: Peter Cook on experimentation and Archigram’s cities

A month-long series of online events from Hong Kong’s M+ museum explores and celebrates Archigram’s radical approach to citymaking 

Architecture
05.11.20

Építész stúdió designs Budapest sports hall half-buried in the landscape

The Saint Gellért Hall, designed for a high school in Hungary's capital, includes a rooftop sports court

Buildings
03.11.20

Carmody Groarke designs aluminium theatre pavilion in Hamburg

The circular Großmarkt Theatre Pavilion is designed to accompany a large-scale theatre inside Hamburg's modernist market hall

Buildings
02.11.20

Snøhetta completes energy-positive Powerhouse Telemark

The building in southern Norway was designed by Snøhetta as part of an initiative dedicated to reducing construction's carbon emissions

Buildings
30.10.20

Hackney School of Food opens in east London, designed by Surman Weston

Based in the grounds of a primary school, the food education hub hopes to benefit children and the wider community alike

Architecture
28.10.20

David Chipperfield Architects transforms German monastery into modern offices

A seventeenth-century monastery, which later became a hospital, is now the Jacoby Studios contemporary office complex

Buildings
27.10.20

Powerhouse Company designs undulating red walkway for new Chengdu district

The sculptural 'Loop of Wisdom' is designed by the Dutch practice to catalyse an evolving neighbourhood in the Chinese city

Architecture
26.10.20

Anna Heringer wins 2020 Obel Award for Anandaloy project in Bangladesh

The German architect has been awarded the international prize for her bamboo and rammed earth therapy centre and textile workshop

Architecture
21.10.20

Church on a boat: Denizen Works completes the Genesis Floating Church

A canal barge has become an innovative mobile church in east London with help from architecture practice Denizen Works

Architecture
19.10.20

Why architects need to consider emotional inhabitance

The British poet LionHeart, who collaborates with architecture practices, explains why emotion-centred design is so important

Architecture
16.10.20

Car park in historic French town transformed by Antonio Virga into new cinema and public space

The Grand Palais in Cahors turns an underused space into a pedestrian-friendly cultural complex

Architecture
14.10.20

Translucent exhibition centre inserted into abandoned Shanghai steel factory

The project by Kokaistudios is part of a sustainability-focused, long-term transformation of an old industrial plant on the city periphery

Architecture
13.10.20

Vertical garden in Riga tests out impact of pollution on urban agriculture

Latvian architecture practice Annvil collaborates with scientists to analyse whether food grown in cities is affected by air pollution

Cities
12.10.20

He Art Museum by Tadao Ando opens in Guangdong

The Japanese, Pritzker Prize-winning architect has designed a museum of stacked circles in China's Shunde District

Buildings
08.10.20

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ICON 202: Winter 2020

Coffey Architects completes silver office building in King’s Cross

Oslo, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Budapest commit to clean construction

JKMM redesigns 1980s Finnish library as new community centre

Camille Walala reimagines London’s Oxford Street

Carlo Ratti designs the world’s first compostable marker

Architectural visualisations need to be more representative of our diverse societies

Brighton gets new linear park from Untitled Practice

Elevated corten steel walkway enlivens 14th-century Czech castle


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ICON 202: Winter 2020

Coffey Architects completes silver office building in King’s Cross

Oslo, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Budapest commit to clean construction

JKMM redesigns 1980s Finnish library as new community centre

Camille Walala reimagines London’s Oxford Street

Carlo Ratti designs the world’s first compostable marker

Architectural visualisations need to be more representative of our diverse societies

Brighton gets new linear park from Untitled Practice

Elevated corten steel walkway enlivens 14th-century Czech castle


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