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Stadiums aren't fated to disrepair and disuse - history shows they can change with the city
Stadiums aren't fated to disrepair and disuse - history shows they can change with the city

Stadiums are among the oldest forms of urban architecture: from Olympia to Rome, stadiums were at the centre of the Western city...

By Alessandro Melis 10 hours ago

ElasticoSPA reinterprets traditional Italian houses With new construction techniques
ElasticoSPA reinterprets traditional Italian houses With new construction techniques

Italian architecture firm ElasticoSPA has renovated two traditional houses by using new masonry techniques, combining traditional concrete and stone in a different way...

2 days ago

KPF unveils design for its spiraling Tel Aviv tower
KPF unveils design for its spiraling Tel Aviv tower

Global architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) has unveiled the design for its spiraling tower, which will be the tallest building of Tel Aviv upon its completion...

8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Co-working trend has the potential to change office space landscape in SA
#BizTrends2019: Co-working trend has the potential to change office space landscape in SA

The international trend towards co-working, defined essentially as shared office space, equipment, and services, is set to change the office space landscape in South Africa...

By Claire D'Adorante 7 Jan 2019

10 hotly anticipated buildings set to be completed in 2019
10 hotly anticipated buildings set to be completed in 2019

While leaving behind all the celebrations after 2018, The editors at World Architecture Community took a quick glance at some buildings expected to be completed in the new year...

4 Jan 2019

Green rehabilitation implemented at 37 Commerce Crescent
Green rehabilitation implemented at 37 Commerce Crescent

Undertaken by architecture and interior architecture company Paragon, the 37 Commerce Crescent renovation project in Kramerville, Johannesburg, saw the existing industrial building rehabilitated...

3 Jan 2019

Stefano Boeri Architetti unveils design for "greenest building" in Belgium
Stefano Boeri Architetti unveils design for "greenest building" in Belgium

Stefano Boeri Architetti has unveiled the design for Palazzo Verde in Antwerp's Nieuw Zuid district...

2 Jan 2019

Apple to build a new $1bn campus in Austin, Texas
Apple to build a new $1bn campus in Austin, Texas

Apple has announced new plans to build a $1bn campus in Austin, Texas, alongside its new sites in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City...

27 Dec 2018

Renzo Piano releases new design for Genoa bridge following disaster
Renzo Piano releases new design for Genoa bridge following disaster

Genoa-born architect Renzo Piano has released a new design for the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, following the tragic disaster that occurred on 14 August...

21 Dec 2018

Foster + Partners release golden stadium design for 2022 FIFA World Cup
Foster + Partners release golden stadium design for 2022 FIFA World Cup

New images have been released for a 80,000-seat golden stadium designed by Foster + Partners...

19 Dec 2018

Bamboo modular housing project wins RICS Cities for our Future competition
Bamboo modular housing project wins RICS Cities for our Future competition

Manila's Earl Patrick Forlales has won the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Cities for our Future competition with an idea that will help solve the city's slum housing crisis...

14 Dec 2018

Cape Town's Old Granary building revamp complete
Cape Town's Old Granary building revamp complete

The revamp of the Old Granary building, which started in 2016, has been completed. The building has been refurbished specifically for the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation...

13 Dec 2018

Forest-like effect created for new office building in Amsterdam
Forest-like effect created for new office building in Amsterdam

Amsterdam and Dusseldorf-based architecture firm Benthem Crouwel Architects has completed a new office building for the employees of the Goede Doelen Loterijen, a Dutch Charity Lottery...

10 Dec 2018

UKZN's Shuaib Bayat secures spot in 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards
UKZN's Shuaib Bayat secures spot in 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards

Shuaib Bayat was named the regional winner for the University of KwaZulu-Natal in the 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Regional Awards...

6 Dec 2018

Open Studios returns to Cape Town this year
Open Studios returns to Cape Town this year

Now in its sixth year, Open Studios returns to Cape Town once again, 3-4 December...

26 Nov 2018

Deadline closing in for 2019 PPC Imaginarium Awards entries
Deadline closing in for 2019 PPC Imaginarium Awards entries

The deadline for entries into the 2019 PPC Imaginarium Awards in South Africa and Zimbabwe is 30 November...

23 Nov 2018

Foster + Partners releases images for The Tulip tower in London
Foster + Partners releases images for The Tulip tower in London

Dubbed The Tulip, the tower is designed to function as a public cultural and tourist attraction for the city of London...

21 Nov 2018

CityLift master plan proposes reimagining of Cape Town Foreshore Freeway Precinct
CityLift master plan proposes reimagining of Cape Town Foreshore Freeway Precinct

CityLift, an innovative master plan that proposes dropping Cape Town's elevated freeways to the ground and lifting the city over them, was one of six shortlisted bids in a competition...

19 Nov 2018

3D concrete printing could free the world from boring buildings
3D concrete printing could free the world from boring buildings

Construction is one of the largest industries in the world economy - worth A$10tn globally...

By Jay Sanjayan 16 Nov 2018

KAAN Architecten completes Crematorium Siesegem nestled in Aalst landscape
KAAN Architecten completes Crematorium Siesegem nestled in Aalst landscape

Rotterdam- and São Paulo-based architectural firm KAAN Architecten has completed the new Crematorium Siesegem on the outskirts of Aalst, Belgium...

14 Nov 2018

Vector Architects transforms old Chinese disused sugar mill into hotel
Vector Architects transforms old Chinese disused sugar mill into hotel

Beijing-based architecture practice Vector Architects has transformed an old disused sugar mill into a hotel, keeping the industrial structure of the complex in Yangshuo's mountains...

13 Nov 2018

MIT, Munich Airport to develop LabCampus Innovation Center
MIT, Munich Airport to develop LabCampus Innovation Center

Munich Airport and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Senseable City Lab have signed a cooperation agreement to work together in the development of the LabCampus Innovation Center...

12 Nov 2018

New Pasarene Winery tasting room design inspired by swallow's nest
New Pasarene Winery tasting room design inspired by swallow's nest

Aimed at evoking the shape of a swallow's nest, the structure of the tasting room at the Pasarene Winery sensitively aims to complement its surrounding landscape...

7 Nov 2018

dhk completes Sable Park, the newest addition to the Bridgeways Precinct in CT
dhk completes Sable Park, the newest addition to the Bridgeways Precinct in CT

In accordance with the shifting floor plates, two systems of glazed façade have been installed over the three levels of office...

6 Nov 2018

Paragon Interface picks up international award for 1 Discovery Place
Paragon Interface picks up international award for 1 Discovery Place

The SBID International Design Awards celebrate all aspects of great design, from aesthetics to functionality...

5 Nov 2018

Tallest in the world, India's Statue of Unity stands 182m high
Tallest in the world, India's Statue of Unity stands 182m high

Standing 182m high, the Statue of Unity in India, inaugurated on 31 October by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is now the world's tallest statue.

2 Nov 2018

AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation winners announced
AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation winners announced

The awarded projects for this round of the AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation 2017/18 all point to the future of environmentally conscious design...

30 Oct 2018

Angelo Renna creates artificial sponge mountain to absorb CO2 in Turin
Angelo Renna creates artificial sponge mountain to absorb CO2 in Turin

Amsterdam-based architect Angelo Renna has created a giant sponge mountain to absorb carbon dioxide emissions from the air in Turin, Italy...

29 Oct 2018

Steven Holl Architects releases design for a new hybrid building in Beijing
Steven Holl Architects releases design for a new hybrid building in Beijing

Unveiling with only three images, the design scheme is based on five central points: light, structure, urban porosity and gardens, open offices and ecology and gardens...

26 Oct 2018

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