Design & Build Review: Issue 45

13 August 2018 (Last Updated August 13th, 2018 15:48)

In this issue: Snøhetta on data centre design, Chris Wilkinson on skyscrapers and rising stars IF_DO on meaningful projects

Design & Build Review: Issue 45

Design & Build Review is back for another issue packed with insightful architecture and thought-provoking design. And in this issue, we’re looking at some of the projects pioneering change in the industry, from new technological methods to fresh focuses.

Set for completion in 2021, mixed-use skyscraper development One Barangaroo is set to add a unique sculptural form to the skyline of Australia’s Sydney Harbour. We talk to the architect behind the project about its design, the supporting technology, and the changing nature of urban architecture.

Traditional data centres consume huge amounts of energy, but give very little back. With the number of centres growing, we explore how Norwegian architecture practice Snøhetta is embarking on a project to transform them into energy-producing resources for local communities. Also, smart home technology is gaining an increasing presence in our homes, with varying levels of design accompanying it. As work and lifestyles change, how will our future homes and vehicles adapt? We find out.

Plus, we look at some of the latest projects to break ground, as well as those that are finally ready to open and discover some of the key trends for restaurant design in the coming year

For all this, and much more, take a look at the latest issue of Design & Build Review.

In this issue

Breaking Ground: The Architectural Projects Beginning Construction

A building’s groundbreaking ceremony is a key moment in its road to becoming a reality. Here we look at some of the projects that have begun construction in the last few months.

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Functional Facilities: Snøhetta on Designing Sustainable Data Centres

Traditional data centres consume huge amounts of energy, but give very little back. With the number of centres growing, Norwegian architecture practice Snøhetta is embarking on a project to transform them into energy-producing resources for local communities. Patrick Kingsland explores how it can be done.

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Creating an Urban Icon: WilkinsonEyre’s Chris Wilkinson on Adding a Sculptural Form to the Sydney Skyline

Set for completion in 2021, mixed-use skyscraper development One Barangaroo is set to add a unique sculptural form to the skyline of Australia’s Sydney Harbour. Lucy Ingham speaks to Chris Wilkinson, founder of WilkinsonEyre and the acclaimed British architect behind the project, about its design, the supporting technology and the changing nature of urban architecture

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Thyssenkrupp reaches new heights with Atlanta headquarters 

German firm Thyssenkrupp, one of the world’s largest elevator companies, is set to build a state-of-the-art headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Built in collaboration with the Braves Development Company, the Innovation Complex will include the tallest elevator test tower in the US.

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Elevating Urban Infrastructure: the Beyond the Centerline Design Competition

Public space design is often dominated by sweeping spaces and wide terrains that give a sense of openness to crowded urban spaces. However, the winners of a new design competition for New York’s Park Avenue have created a series of elevated structures that transform the boulevard’s famous medians. Patrick Kingsland finds out about the benefits of elevated urban infrastructure.

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Architecture’s Rising Stars: In Conversation with IF_DO

IF_DO has drawn growing attention since winning last year’s Dulwich Picture Gallery pavilion design competition at the London Festival of Architecture. Co-founder and director Thomas Bryans lets Ross Davies in on what makes the practice tick – projects “that make a real difference”.

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Smartening the Home: Where Smart home Technology Meets Architecture 

Smart home technology is gaining an increasing presence in our homes, with varying levels of design accompanying it. As work and lifestyles change, how will our future homes and vehicles adapt? Frances Marcellin looks at some of the pioneering projects that showcase these smart spaces of the future.

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Crossing the Void: Five Projects Driving Innovation in Bridge Design

A poorly designed bridge can ruin a city’s landscape. Finding the balance between aesthetics and efficiency is extremely important.  Here we look at some of the most innovative new bridge crossings that are providing solutions to problems faced in cities around the world, without impacting the surrounding area.

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Key Trends for Restaurant Design in 2019

As home delivery apps continue to entice large numbers of customers away from going out in the evenings, restaurants are having to work harder to get people through the door. Central to this is design, which has never been a more vital component to the dining experience. Here we look at some of the most important restaurant design trends in the coming year

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Phillippe Starck’s Concept for Axiom: The World’s First Commercial Space Station

Starck’s first industrial design company was named after a product from the works of famed sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick. Now his work is becoming science reality as he takes on his most out of this world design challenge yet: designing the habitation module interiors for the planned Axiom Space Station

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Next issue preview

In the next issue of Design & Build Review, out in October, we’ll be looking at how earthquake-resistant design has transformed and what technology is making possible.

Plus. we’ll be kicking off our Bauhaus season, a series of articles on how the legendary art school has influenced architecture and design today, ahead of its centenary next year. We’ll be starting with a striking residential design in Tel Aviv by Penda, and there’ll be far more to come in later issues.

We’re also excited to announce the launch of our supplement dedicated entirely to hotel design, which kicks off next issue. DBR Hotels will cover all aspects of hotel design, from inspiration to technology, starting in the coming issue.