An increase in extreme weather conditions is requiring architects to increasingly take flooding...
- After the flood: the pioneering architects embracing flood-conscious design
- Oslo’s architectural rise: the transformation of the Norwegian capital
- A power plant with a view: the promise of Bjarke Ingels Group’s Amager Bakke
- Dutch Mountains: a circular revolution in the world’s largest wooden building
- The Fall of the Starchitect: Is the age of the celebrity architect finally ending?
After the flood: the pioneering architects embracing flood-conscious design
An increase in extreme weather conditions is requiring architects to increasingly take flooding into account in their designs. Elliot Gardner takes a look at some of the projects pioneering in this area, and hears from some of the architects involved in such projects about the best practices for flood-conscious design.
Oslo’s architectural rise: the transformation of the Norwegian capital
The Norwegian capital Oslo is currently seeing rapid growth, and with it, the transformation of many areas of the city. But what effect has this had on the city’s architectural identity and is it really benefiting the local population?
A power plant with a view: the promise of Bjarke Ingels Group’s Amager Bakke
When it opens in September, Copenhagen’s Amager Bakke waste-to-energy plant will include an unprecedented rooftop park and ski slope. Such features have understandably attracted much publicity around the project and its architects, Bjarke Ingels Group, but the plant will ultimately be judged on its energy efficiency. Ross Davies reports.
Tishman Speyer to begin construction of The Spiral in US
American real estate company Tishman Speyer is to begin construction of New York-based office tower The Spiral in June.
Balfour Beatty and TWU finalise funds for student village project
Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions and Texas Woman’s University (TWU) have announced they have gained funding for the mixed-use student housing project.
Chaoyang Park Plaza
Chaoyang Park Plaza is a mixed-use development constructed in the central business district of Beijing, China. The 120m-high plaza comprises 120,000m² of commercial, office and residential space.
Dutch Mountains: a circular revolution in the world’s largest wooden building
Dutch Mountains, a planned high-tech hub near Eindhoven, Netherlands, will be the largest wooden building on Earth when completed. In development by a team of architects, developers and service companies, it will be entirely self-sufficient and highly sustainable. But what makes this project possible now, rather than in the past? And how might it become a model for circular building design in the future?
BAM to restart work on One Chamberlain Square in Birmingham, UK
Construction on One Chamberlain Square at Paradise Birmingham, UK, has resumed with the appointment of BAM Construction as its new main contractor.
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