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12 architecture and design projects from the Savannah College of Art and Design students

June 11, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
Savannah College of Art and Design School Show

From a New York hub that aims to help people live more sustainably, to addressing the decline of water-based travel in Mumbai, the Savannah College of Art and Design presents 12 student projects in our latest school show. The undergraduate and graduate projects also include an analysis of the tourist industry’s impact on the Galapagos

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Zaha Hadid Architects set to design Italian Hyperloop system

June 9, 2021 James Parkes 0
The system is comprised of two tubes

London studio Zaha Hadid Architects has signed an agreement to develop a Hyperloop high-speed transport system across Italy. The studio announced that it will be collaborating with Hyperloop Italia to design the “next phase of works” for a planned near-supersonic network in the country. “We are looking forward to collaborating with Hyperloop Italia; marrying transformative architecture, engineering

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Prostneset Terminal / SpaceGroup

June 5, 2021 Andreas Luco 0

Tromsø – 5 people cross the street, meet in the middle, stop to talk. Traffic passes on either side. A woman stands holding a baby in her arms. She is breastfeeding. In Tromsø, the public space is continually defined by the inhabitants. In two months, a street may no longer be a street, it may become a ‘white’ field, space, on an island, between buildings, amid some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. A landscape that resists objectification. In 2003, SPACEGROUP won the international competition for the Prostneset Ferry Terminal in Tromsø, Norway. While many cities struggle to achieve ‘Terminus Nirvana’ – the climax of reaching the edge – Tromsø has the unique condition of having no hinterland, only ‘fore-land’.

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California students build Arroyo Bridge using collaborative robotics

June 4, 2021 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Arroyo Bridge by University of Southern California students with Madworkshop

Students at the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture have designed and built a complex bridge in Los Angeles using a semi-robotic process that slashed construction waste. The 70-foot Arroyo Bridge began life as a speculative project in a University of Southern California design-build studio, headed by lead researcher R Scott Mitchell. It is

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MAPA tops multi-storey car park in Uruguay with roof terrace

May 25, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
The Florida Building

The Florida Building by MAPA is a prefabricated multi-storey car park in Montevideo, Uruguay, topped by a courtyard garden and rooftop terrace. Architecture firm MAPA built the project close to the densely populated Plaza Independencia in Uruguay’s capital city. Considered as the city’s financial, cultural and historical hub, the plaza and its surrounding area struggle

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BIG unveils design for Västerås Travel Center with curved timber ceiling

May 25, 2021 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Vasteras Travel Center render by BIG

Architecture firm BIG has updated its plans for a transport hub designed for Swedish city Västerås, which will feature a building with a dramatically sweeping roof. BIG envisions the Västerås Travel Center as a hub that brings together all of the city’s transport infrastructure under one roof and in one continuous landscape. The building will

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Fakro Light Tunnels illuminate Kielce’s renovated bus station

May 20, 2021 Dezeen staff 0

Dezeen promotion: window manufacturer Fakro’s light tunnels have been used to revitalise the Kielce Bus Station in Poland. The Polish bus station opened in 1984 and is known for its curved dome-like rooftop, which resembles a “UFO spaceship”. “Thanks to its unique shape, the Kielce Bus Station has been the city’s showcase from its very beginning,” said Fakro.

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Woods Bagot imagines electric vehicle charging stations as drive-in cinemas

May 14, 2021 India Block 0
Recharge LA by Woods Bagot

Architecture studio Woods Bagot has designed a concept for electric vehicle charging stations for Downtown Los Angeles that could double as drive-in movie theatres. Called Re-Charge LA, the project imagines how electric vehicle charging stations could become visitor destinations. It envisions a digital screen that could be lowered to form a canopy for the cars

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Periscope Toilet / Hexia Architects

May 13, 2021 Collin Chen 0

Background. Periscope toilet scattered around the Ginkgo swan lake were committed to building a new city to experience future life with harmonious coexistence of ecology and nature, wisdom and technology, integration of art and humanity

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Chybik + Kristof brings light and life into brutalist Zvonařka Bus Terminal

May 13, 2021 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Exterior of Zvonarka bus terminal by Chybik + Kristof

Czech studio Chybik + Kristof has completed its redesign of Brno’s Zvonařka Bus Terminal, a brutalist building that the architects fought to preserve in a self-initiated project. Chybik + Kristof first reached out to the site’s owners ten years ago with a proposal to restore and redesign the 1988 building by architect Radúz Russ in

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