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EFFEKT designs EV charging station where drivers can also "recharge mentally"

Architecture studio EFFEKT has created a charging station for electric vehicles in Sønderborg, Denmark, which is designed as a park with gardens and seating areas. Called Better Energy Charge, the park is a pilot project for renewable energy company Better Energy and is located alongside a solar farm on the company's R&D campus. According to EFFEKT,...

Wed Feb 21, 2024 14:24
Heatherwick Studio set to turn "extraordinary" BT Tower into hotel

UK practice Heatherwick Studio is set to turn the 177-metre-high BT Tower in central London into a hotel, following its sale to American hotelier MCR Hotels. MCR Hotels announced today that it had purchased the Grade II-listed tower from the BT Group telecommunications company with Heatherwick Studio and is set to turn the structure into a hotel. "This...

Wed Feb 21, 2024 13:24
"Interesting, but aesthetically it's already dated" says commenter

In this week's comments update, readers are discussing Danish architecture studio BIG's recently completed skyscraper in Texas. Called 1550 on the Green, the 28-storey skyscraper in downtown Houston consists of a "bundle" of six towers that curve slightly as they rise, with the tallest reaching a height of 450 feet (137 metres). Commenters had mixed...

Wed Feb 21, 2024 13:24
Studio Egret West to transform former Heinz HQ into London housing

UK architecture firm Studio Egret West has shared its plans to create housing within two concrete 1960s buildings in London, which were formerly the headquarters of food company Heinz. Studio Egret West has received planning permission to create 124 apartments across the two office buildings while preserving their external concrete frames. Named Hayes...

Wed Feb 21, 2024 12:23
SILO creates Steel Louise house for Charlotte neighbourhood with "dramatic contradictions"

US studio SILO has created a sculptural, metal-clad home in North Carolina for one of its principals that is meant to break away from the "suburban-type" development emerging in its historic setting. The house belongs to Marc Manack, an architecture professor and founding principal of SILO, and his wife, Kallisto Vimr. SILO has created a sculptural,...

Tue Feb 20, 2024 22:18
"Fried-egg" canopy tops Sunny Side Up extension by THISS Studio

Architecture practice THISS Studio has reconfigured the dark interior of an interwar house in east London, adding an extension characterised by timber joinery and a curved aluminium roof. Designed to have "a fun and unconventional presence", the extension was conceived by THISS Studio as though it were a piece of furniture rather than a conventional...

Tue Feb 20, 2024 14:15

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