While recent years have seen the idolisation of high-profile architects and ‘iconic’ buildings,...
Plans for former Belfast Telegraph building redevelopment unveiled
Plans have been unveiled for the redevelopment of the previous Belfast Telegraph building, a landmark in Belfast, Ireland.
Opal wins interior design contract for MAG EYE project in Dubai
Opal has been awarded the interior design contract for the AED4.7bn ($1.27bn) MAG EYE project in Meydan, Dubai, developed by MAG Lifestyle Development (MAG LD).
Hitachi to design ‘Smart City’ services for One Bangkok
Japan-based Hitachi Consulting has been awarded a project to design ‘Smart City’ services for Thailand’s integrated district, One Bangkok.
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
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.
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