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Posts tagged 'housing'

The best buildings of 2021

From homes made of 3D-printed raw earth to a community library in Mexico, we round up the projects championing sustainability, inclusivity and innovation Words by

Architecture

Innovative ‘House for Artists’ opens in east London

In the new building in Barking, designed by Apparata, creative tenants pay part of their rent with time gifted to the community Words by Francesca

Architecture

Switzerland’s largest housing complex retrofitted

The listed modernist estate in Geneva underwent an 11-year ‘high-tech’ renovation that prioritises longevity and thermal performance Geneva-based Jaccaud Spicher Architectes Associés has completed the

Architecture

‘For Indigenous communities, architecture is a symbol of colonisation’

First Nations people in Canada still suffer from unacceptable housing conditions – and that needs to change. How can architecture play a role in reconciliation?

Opinion

Social housing and the hopes of young Londoners: Ayo Akingbade’s A Glittering City

Two films by Akingbade, which explore urban and social change in London, are on show at the Whitechapel Gallery Dear Babylon (2019) by Ayo Akingbade

Cities

UK housing design needs to be more Scandinavian

Communal spaces are far more important and prevalent in Scandinavian housing developments – Britain could learn a thing or two Words by Linda Thiel As

Opinion

Prefab housing in Detroit designed with new woodland

The low-cost Caterpillar housing project, using a Quonset hut, enabled the creation of a 150-tree neighbourhood garden Words by Francesca Perry In the Detroit neighbourhood

Architecture

LAN designs multicoloured city block in Strasbourg

The mixed-use Saint-Urbain development of eight buildings creates a new ‘urban island’ in the French city In the French city of Strasbourg, LAN (Local Architecture Network)

Architecture

Emergency housing for homeless young people must be better designed

Three UK architects discuss why they developed guidelines for improving emergency shelters for young people – and what needs to change Words by Miranda MacLaren,

Opinion

TECLA is the world’s first 3D-printed house made from raw earth

The ‘zero-waste’ project from Mario Cucinella Architects and WASP proposes a new form of mass-produced, biodegradable housing Words by Francesca Perry In the Italian city

Architecture

Editor's choice

Design London makes LDF debut this September

Various Associates uses colour blocking in Shenzhen art school

ICON 208 : Summer 2022

Join RAK Ceramics at Clerkenwell Design Week

Great design never tasted so good

Industrial aesthetics inform this quirky Madrid home designed by Burr Studio

Ideal Standard introduces Linda-X designed by Palomba Serafini Associati

DAC shines spotlight on women in architecture with new exhibition

Serena Confalonieri designs Venus lamp for Milanese lighting brand Servomuto

Artist Caroline Monnet highlights the urgent need to improve housing for Canada’s Indigenous population


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

Various Associates uses colour blocking in Shenzhen art school

ICON 208 : Summer 2022

Join RAK Ceramics at Clerkenwell Design Week

Great design never tasted so good

Industrial aesthetics inform this quirky Madrid home designed by Burr Studio

Ideal Standard introduces Linda-X designed by Palomba Serafini Associati

DAC shines spotlight on women in architecture with new exhibition

Serena Confalonieri designs Venus lamp for Milanese lighting brand Servomuto

Artist Caroline Monnet highlights the urgent need to improve housing for Canada’s Indigenous population


Videos

ICON Minds: the future of the home

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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