While recent years have seen the idolisation of high-profile architects and ‘iconic’ buildings,...
- The Fall of the Starchitect: Is the age of the celebrity architect finally ending?
- The role of the architect in 2018
- In pictures: the US London embassy’s long journey to Nine Elms
- Amazon opens new headquarters in Seattle, US
- Power at the core: incorporating at-home energy generation and storage into builds
HFF finances $115.4m for mixed-use community development in Virginia
Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF) has provided $115.4m of construction financing and preferred equity to develop 551,000ft² mixed-use residential and retail buildings in Fairfax, Virginia, US.
The Fall of the Starchitect: Is the age of the celebrity architect finally ending?
While recent years have seen the idolisation of high-profile architects and ‘iconic’ buildings, new narratives around sustainable and ‘high-tech’ design are coming to the fore. Have we witnessed the end of the age of the starchitect? Patrick Kingsland asks Davide Ponzini, author of Starchitecture: Actors and Spectacles in the Global City, and Leslie Sklair, author of The Icon Project
UNEC wins $1.14bn Deira Mall construction contract from Nakheel
United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based construction firm United Engineering Construction (UNEC) has secured a AED4.2bn ($1.14bn) contract from UAE’s property developer Nakheel to build a shopping centre Deira Mall in Dubai.
Japan’s Sumitomo Forestry to build 70-storey wooden structure
Japan’s housing and wood products company Sumitomo Forestry has unveiled the concept of the W350 plan to develop a 350m-tall wooden high-rise building in Tokyo.
The role of the architect in 2018
With the advent of wide-ranging new technologies from BIM to virtual reality, the world of architecture has changed profoundly over the past few years. At the same time, however, many architects say their position in both design and construction has become increasingly marginalised.
Northeastern University celebrates housing project structural completion
US-based Northeastern University in Boston has celebrated the structural completion milestone of the on-campus 825-bed student housing project.
In pictures: the US London embassy’s long journey to Nine Elms
The new US embassy in London, which opened on 16 January, has received mixed reviews for its unusual Nine Elms location and ultra-modern design. Even President Donald Trump has described it as a “bad deal”. Others, meanwhile, have praised the building’s sterling security and environmental credentials.
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