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‘Living Architecture’ – Holidays in Modern Architecture

Living Architecture‘ is a new not-for-profit organisation set up to revolutionise both architecture and the UK holiday rental business.

Five holiday homes by architects Peter Zumthor, MVRDV, NORD Architecture, Hopkins Architects and Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects are nearing completion in England as part of the project initiated by writer Alain de Botton.

Designed to shake up both house-building and the holiday rentals industry in the UK, ‘Living Architecture’ plans to build one house per year after the completion of the first five buildings. Continue Reading →

Iranian Embassy Set To Escape Tainted Siege History With Controversial £100M Buiding In London

News of Prince Charles’ deft hand in halting the controversial Chelsea Barracks project earlier this year has spread fast it seems, as wealthy South Kensington locals have appealed for his aid in preventing plans for a new Iranian Embassy in the centre of London being approved. Continue Reading →

’36 The Calls’ Shortlisted Entry by Aedas

36 The Calls‘ Design Competition is now at shortlist stage. Six finalists have submitted designs intended to deliver an iconic building located at the River Aire bank in Leeds, England.

This entry, entitled ‘Contained calls’, is designed by Aedas. Continue Reading →

First Skyscraper With Built-In Wind Turbines Opens in London

Strata SE1 is the tallest residential building in central London. Developed by Brookfield Europe it comprises high quality apartments in two architecturally prestigious buildings both with space for shops and restaurants below.

There are 408 private apartments at Strata SE1 with a choice of studios, one, two and three bedroom duplex apartments all with stunning views of London.

The first building in the world with integral wind turbines, it sets a new benchmark in terms of environmental strategy.
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Blood Railway Carries Off First Foster + Partners Prize for Sustainability and Infrastructure

Plans to connect inner London hospitals via underground ‘medi rail’ network centred on a major blood bank and medical transport hub have won the inaugural Foster + Partners Prize, presented to the Architecture Association School’s Diploma student whose portfolio best addresses the themes of sustainability and infrastructure. The new award, created this year, will be presented annually. Continue Reading →