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Posts tagged 'climate emergency'

The dark arts of Big Oil advertising

Green fields, blue skies and nostalgic architecture: the fossil fuel advertising of 20th-century Britain inspired delusion. Now we are not such willing participants Poster by

Opinion

COP26 virtual pavilion champions 17 sustainable architecture projects

Build Better Now at the Built Environment Virtual Pavilion shows how architecture can tackle and mitigate climate change Heart of School at Green School Bali

Architecture

‘15-minute city’ idea wins Obel Award

The annual architectural prize has been awarded to Carlos Moreno’s concept of urbanism, whereby all citizen needs are met within 15 minutes of home Words

Cities

Carbon-negative high-rise completed by White Arkitekter

The Sara Cultural Centre in Skellefteå, Sweden, is one of the world’s tallest timber buildings Swedish practice White Arkitekter has completed the Sara Cultural Centre in the

Architecture

Paris plans first ‘zero-carbon’ neighbourhood

With designs from practices including Tatiana Bilbao and Serie Architects, the development embraces the use of CLT, terracotta, hemp and raw earth Words by Sabrina

Cities

3XN and SLA complete wave-inspired climate centre in Denmark

The Klimatorium – a hub for storm surge, water and climate research – has wooden seating integrated into its facade and a climate-responsive landscape Words

Architecture

Ending the destruction of our planet is a design challenge

We need to leave behind toxic materials, systems and products whose damage we can’t justify any longer Words by Cyrill Gutsch In December 2020, as

Opinion

No more new: why architecture’s future lies in the past

Amid a climate crisis, we have an urgent collective duty to retrofit and repurpose our buildings – as celebrated by the recent Pritzker Prize win

Opinion

Amid a climate crisis, what does the ‘ideal city’ look like?

A new book showcases projects that contribute to more inclusive, sustainable and desirable cities. But does its optimism tackle the scale of the problem? Words

Opinion
Road closed sign

In the low-traffic neighbourhoods debate, designers need to talk about ownership 

Pedestrianisation has become a flashpoint in cities adapting to Covid-19. But the focus should be on democratic decision-making and community investment Words by Julian Siravo

Opinion

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

We need to design AI systems free of bias and harm

High-rise greenhouses open in Paris suburbs

Giant pink paddling pool opens in central Melbourne

Ettore Sottsass apartment interior recreated in Milan

Learning centre opens at King’s Cross nature reserve

Rock-like Chapel of Sound designed in Chinese valley

Printmaking Workshop designed for TU Dublin

LEGO launches wooden homeware collection

Virgil Abloh: ‘I’m here to be an inspiration’


Architects

RIBA goes digital-only with new wave of architect lectures

Architect David Chipperfield is known for his minimal designs

Tatiana Bilbao is one of Mexico’s most creative designers

The high-tech, inside-out design of Richard Rogers

Robert Venturi: a postmodernist pioneer

A look at the life of designer-inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller

Norman Foster is one of the early pioneers of high tech architecture

Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum is sensitive to tradition and culture

America’s architect: Frank Lloyd Wright


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Design London makes LDF debut this September

We need to design AI systems free of bias and harm

High-rise greenhouses open in Paris suburbs

Giant pink paddling pool opens in central Melbourne

Ettore Sottsass apartment interior recreated in Milan

Learning centre opens at King’s Cross nature reserve

Rock-like Chapel of Sound designed in Chinese valley

Printmaking Workshop designed for TU Dublin

LEGO launches wooden homeware collection

Virgil Abloh: ‘I’m here to be an inspiration’


Videos

ICON Minds: the future of the home

ICON Minds: the future of work

Sustainable design: Pentatonic x Snarkitecture talk recycled materials

Salone del Mobile: Tomas Alonso and Studio Brynjar & Veronika for Swarovski

New Nordic design

UK Construction Week

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Nendo’s Oki Sato

Keiichi Matsuda: Augmented Hyper-Reality