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Upcoming talk by Exhibit Columbus to focus on resilience and climate adaptation

Designer Iñaki Alday and landscape architect Kate Orff will reflect on how their practices respond to the climate crisis in this live conversation produced by Dezeen for Exhibit Columbus. Watch here from 7:00pm UK time on 29 September 2020. The discussion, called New Middles: Resiliency and Climate Adaptation, will be the second instalment in a series...

Snøhetta to design Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in North Dakota

Architecture firm Snøhetta has been announced as the winner of a competition to design the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Medora, North Dakota. The New York- and Oslo-based firm was chosen from a shortlist containing US firm Studio Gang and Danish studio Henning Larsen to design the library. The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library...

Five whimsical City Benches animate London's streets

A concrete pineapple and a pair of colourful cartoon eyes are among the playful benches that young architects and designers have installed for the London Festival of Architecture. Enlivening London's Cheapside financial district, the street furniture was created for the London Festival of Architecture's (LFA) annual City Benches competition, which...

Open House London responds to "fiendish challenge" of coronavirus with video tours, cycle rides and model kits

With Open House London starting tomorrow, Dezeen has teamed up with the festival to present a video tour of a different building or space each day from 19 to 27 September. The films are part of the festival's move to "massively diversify" its programme in the light of the coronavirus pandemic, which has impacted the number of buildings able to throw...

Heatherwick Studio's Singapore skyscraper has balconies overflowing with plants

Heatherwick Studio has unveiled a 20-storey residential skyscraper in Singapore, which was designed to be "a counterpoint to ubiquitous glass and steel towers". Named EDEN, the 104.5-metre-tall apartment building in the Newton district of Singapore comprises a vertical stack of homes that each have a garden. The EDEN skyscraper has been shortlisted...

"The crossroads is a space and a metaphor deeply rooted in most cultures around the world"

Reintroducing the concept of crossroads into the discourse around public space could help make architecture more inclusive, suggests Aaron Betsky. We are standing at a crossroads. We must make this country more just and a true home to all races. In addition to racial justice, access and support of African-Americans into the academy and the profession,...

Boano Prišmontas creates modular garden office that's "easier to assemble than IKEA furniture"

London studio Boano Prišmontas has created a prefabricated timber home office that can be built within a day, in response to the increased number of people working from home due to coronavirus. Named My Room in the Garden, the modular pod was designed to provide external dedicated office space for people now working from home on a regular basis. A...

Edoardo Tresoldi installs 46 wire mesh columns on Italian coast

Artist Edoardo Tresoldi has placed 46 columns in a park in the Italian city of Reggio Calabria to create a permanent installation called Opera. Built in the park of via Giunchi on the seafront of Reggio Calabria with views across the Strait of Messina to the island of Sicily, the architectural installation was created to be a place of contemplation....

Abraham Thomas named architecture and design curator for The Met

Abraham Thomas, former director of the Sir John Soane's Museum, has been named curator of architecture and design at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Thomas said he was "thrilled and honored" to join The Met as Thomas in the newly created role, Daniel Brodsky Curator of Modern Architecture, Design, and Decorative Arts. The role is an expansion...

Red roofs are layered atop wooden frame of Casa Malalcahuello by GAAA

Bright red roofs stand out in the setting of this house in Malalcahuello, Chile, which Santiago firm Guillermo Acuña Arquitectos Asociados has built from CNC-cut wood. Casa Malalcahuello has an impressive natural setting that includes a mountainous backdrop, the Malalcahuello National Reserve and Lonquimay Volcano to its north, and the nearby Conguillo...

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