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  2. Architecture practice Core Collective has completed a house in Tasmania featuring a robust material palette of concrete, steel, masonry and timber that complements its rural seaside setting. Read more View the full article
  3. A golden cage protesting Donald Trump's border-control measures and an "obese house" in Vienna are among some of the installations created in 2017. Continuing our review of 2017, editorial assistant Natashah Hitti selects her top 10. Read more View the full article
  4. These photographs by Luc Boegly and Sergio Grazia show the complex engineering of the vast dome that is suspended over the galleries of Jean Nouvel's Louvre Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Read more View the full article
  5. Monolithic board-marked concrete volumes make up this seaside concert hall, built by Rojkind Arquitectos for the philharmonic orchestra of Mexican city Boca del Rio. Read more View the full article
  6. This apartment in Alicante has had its interior walls removed to create a bright and spacious living space punctuated by brightly coloured niches inspired by the palette used by Danish design brand Hay. Read more View the full article
  7. Studio Nienke Hoogvliet has harnessed a method of transforming wastewater into bioplastic, and used it to create a sustainable cremation urn. Read more View the full article
  8. Peter Barber Architects has completed a terrace of mews houses in north London, which are arranged along a cobbled lane and feature oriel windows that cantilever out from their reclaimed-brick facades. Read more View the full article
  9. Continuing our review of 2017, social-media assistant Danil Boparai reveals the 10 most popular posts on Dezeen's Instagram account from the past 12 months, including a vibrant yellow kitchen, a hybrid bookshelf and chair and a bright blue mountain shelter. Read more View the full article
  10. Following the opening of a women's only co-working club in New York, we've created a new board full of striking shared workspaces, including WeWork's offices in a former Shanghai opium factory and a derelict Mexico City house transformed into a mixed-use venue. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest › View the full article
  11. South American architecture firm 2DM has built a house in rural Chile, which is fully covered in timber inside and out, and passively designed to keep cool during summer. Read more View the full article
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  13. Interior design studio MoreySmith has created co-working spaces with a "contemporary industrial" aesthetic in an old factory building in Paris. Read more View the full article
  14. Macdonald Wright Architects has added a barn clad in black-stained boards to Caring Wood – a Kent country villa that is vying to be named the UK's House of the Year. Read more View the full article
  15. Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Fujita Keisuke has made an installation that uses real-time tweets from people expressing suicidal thoughts to activate a motor-powered needle that scratches away at a monolithic block of carbon. Read more View the full article
  16. Our new Pinterest board is full of highlights from 2017's World Architecture Festival and Inside events, which both took place in Berlin this week. It features the shortlist for best architecture photograph of 2017, as well as the World Building of the Year and Interior of the Year award winners. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest › View the full article
  17. Toronto firm StudioAC has gutted a Victorian property in the city to reconfigure the layout and create more spaces for entertaining. Read more View the full article
  18. Canadian studio Naturehumaine has extended a house in Montreal to create a family living area and an elevated master bedroom, which are all encased in a large grey frame that offers privacy from neighbours. Read more View the full article
  19. Spanish studio Raúl Sánchez Architects has transformed two derelict apartments in downtown Barcelona into a spacious two-storey home, centred around a pair of double-height gold cubes. Read more View the full article
  20. Belgian designer Alain Gilles looked to the world of cycling when designing this lounge chair, which incorporates a tubular metal frame and customisable elements. Read more View the full article
  21. A white box bursts through the roof of this old chapel in Limburg, Belgium, to form the new studio for architecture office Klaarchitectuur. Read more View the full article
  22. This week, a survey conducted by Dezeen revealed a gender imbalance for the highest-ranking positions at the world's biggest architecture firms, which lead to a response from prominent female architects. Read more View the full article
  23. TRANSIENT SPACES is a publication project originated at CCNY Spitzer School of Architecture by faculty members whose research and studio practices engage with the themes of transiency, activism and dwelling in contexts of impermanence and crisis, where the demand for belonging and community building challenges the agency of design and our roles as architects and educators. The aim is to build a platform to reveal academic and professional practices as a means to expand the dialogue among design, policy professionals and the communities they are engaging with. The publication will include work of artists, scholars, students, architects, engineers and actors from humanitarian support mechanisms. There will be recurring material reviews until the 25th of February 2018 at 11:59 pm. Send us your abstracts AND full contributions to be considered. No need to register! Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions at transiencespaces@gmail.com. More about The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture: https://ssa.ccny.cuny.edu/ Register by: 02-25-2018 / Submit by: 02-25-2018 View the full article
  24. It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in 'BUILDING FOR A BILLION', an International competition under the initiative 'India Next' by UltraTech Cement. This competition invites Engineers and Architects, to develop innovative solutions to tackle the mammoth task of housing every Indian. The ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana’ (PMAY) was launched on 25th June, 2015 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India with a mission to provide a ‘home for every Indian’. The scheme includes regulated homes for the urban poor and robust (pucca) homes for the rural people. The nearest target is 10 million homes by the year 2019 and 20 million houses for the urban poor by the year 2022. Brief: Innovative, contextual, viable, sustainable and most importantly inclusive solution for housing, along the lines of the Government's Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Eligibility: Professionals: Architects & Engineers (Civil/Structural) Students: 3rd, 4th, & 5th Year (Individuals and Groups) Registration : Free Submission deadline: January 14th, 2018 Register by: 12-15-2017 / Submit by: 01-14-2018 View the full article
  25. Beam Camp is a collaborative building and design summer camp in Strafford, NH that works with kids aged 10-17 to make the seemingly impossible possible. Our award-winning program has been featured in the New York Times, Wired, NPR, and designboom, and offers young people the opportunity to cultivate hands-on skills while exploring innovative thinking, design, problem solving and the creative process. An intergalactic salvage station struck by a meteor, a solar-powered cinematic riff on a French film from 1902, a 2-story arboreal kaleidoscope: every year, Beam Camp solicits proposals for unique and spectacular large-scale projects that serve as the centerpiece for a 25-day session of camp, during which they are built and brought to life by 100 campers and staff. Our Project Team works with the winning designers (Project Designers) to translate their designs into the camp context. Precision of craft, skill, and imaginative thinking are paramount in our projects and the work of our staff and campers — please take some time to familiarize yourself with our past projects. Register by: 01-07-2018 / Submit by: 01-07-2018 View the full article
  26. Introduction Cities around the world are growing at an unprecedented rate, and for the first time in recent history represent the preferred place for people to live. Urbanization has historically aided millions to escape hardship through increased employment opportunities, better education and healthcare, large scale public investments, and access to improved infrastructure and services. The city has been the ideal for heightened livability for people worldwide. These extraordinary opportunities have also propagated unanticipated pressure on the livability of cities that remains pervasive today. US cities are faced with new 21st century challenges aimed at corroding three interwoven drivers of livability: equity, safety, and affordability. These drivers have been the pillars of American cities, and are now being dangerously tested by the increasing pressures of urbanization. How will retail fit into the livable city of the future? “[The city’s] order is all composed of movement and change, and although it is life, not art, we may fancifully call it the art form of the city and liken it to the dance — … an intricate ballet in which the individual dancers and ensembles all have distinctive parts which miraculously reinforce each other and compose an orderly whole. The ballet of the good city… is always replete with new improvisations.” Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities Traditionally, local main streets with corner stores, community restaurants, and neighborhood shops were the suppliers of energy to sustain this civic ballet. Rapid suburbanization helped re-choreograph and focus this activity into shopping malls surrounded by sprawling roadways. Today’s trend is a return to urban living. Expanding urban centers and urbanized suburbs are different now, characterized by changing demographics, values and rapid adoption of new technology in all aspects of life, from mobility to e-commerce, augmented reality in communications – in short, the amplified smart city. Goods, services and sustenance remain at the center of urban life, and a measure of the livable city – exemplifying issues of equity, safety and affordability. Income inequality has risen 75% in urban centers over the past 20 years. Affordability at all levels from housing to food is constantly challenged. While urban crime in the US has steadily decreased over the same twenty years, recent studies also show that city living seems to increase sensitivity to social stress. Safety takes on a new dimension. How will retail continue to be a part of the social life of cities, redefining its relation to streetscapes and the public realm? How can, and will, this change the face of retail, and thus, our communities? Register by: 11-15-2017 / Submit by: 11-15-2017 View the full article
  27. The Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition is a global search for an outstanding design team to create a new cultural destination for Australia. Adelaide Contemporary will showcase an exceptional collection of international and Australian, including Aboriginal, art. It will benefit from a strategic site on the city’s cultural boulevard and combine a contemporary gallery with a public sculpture park and meeting place. Adelaide Contemporary will extend the concept of an art destination and combine new public and cultural features, creating an accessible community meeting place and integrating art, education, nature and people. This two-stage international competition is seeking architect-led creative teams with an initial open call for Expressions of Interest. Following this, up to six teams will be selected to develop a concept design at the second stage. These teams will need to include an architect registered with the Australian Institute of Architects. An honorarium of AU$90,000 will be paid to each of the shortlisted teams at Stage Two. To enter, competitors will need to read the Competition Conditions, fill out an online form and upload documents detailing their company information, proposed team composition and relevant experience, and project understanding and approach. The deadline for responses is 21:30 ACDT / 11:00 GMT Friday 24 November 2017. Register by: 11-24-2017 / Submit by: 11-24-2017 View the full article
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