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by Fabrizio Talocci
Last September BIG has unveiled its new visitor centre designed for the toy company LEGO: the building, composed of a stack of huge blocks, features brightly colored patios that are home to a submarine, a shark and a camel. Located on the site of the old town hall of Billund, in close proximity to the…
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Archistart, which helps young architecture firms to emerge on the national scene, has been following the design studio OPPS for a while and last July it included OPPS in the jury of the first ATA (Architectural Thesis Award). During the course of this year, OPPS has become one of the most promising under 35 architectural…
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by Fabrizio Talocci
After years of discussion, it’s finally happening: London’s Oxford Street is going to be pedestrianized. Know as a key London axis and world-renowned as a place to shop (with stores as Primark, Topman, Clarks, Gap, Claire’s etc), this central core of West End has endured for years as a notorious fume trap because it’s such…
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by Fabrizio Talocci
Nearly 47,000 people are homeless in the Los Angeles County area. This number has increased by 5.7 per cent from 2015 and the problem has become a countrywide epidemic where over 500,000 people are homeless: the need for new housing solutions grows more pressing day after day. In this dramatic scenario, students at the University…
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RebelArchitette is a creative collective of digital activists who showcases the excellence of women architects all over the world through an open source ebook and Facebook platform. Behind the project is a network of 15 Italian creatives, RebelArchitette. The team, with an average age under 35, is based in Bergamo. It began in the studio of…
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by Irene Matteo
Cake design is a very popular international trend: professionals and amateurs make sweet constructions gorgeous to see and to taste. Chefs, pastry lovers and cake-related industries are totally riding the wave; broadcast channels and social platforms post & share daily a great amount of tutorials, ideas and creations; TV and press dedicate many programmes and…
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by Fabrizio Talocci
expo area
At the end of October, Lendlease won the contest for the design and the management (for 99 years) of the former Expo Area with an offer of 115 million euros (starting from an auction base of 91 million), beating the French group Steam Europe. The Australian company, in partnership with Carlo Ratti (the Italian architect…
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by Fabrizio Talocci
Christmas Tree
Christmas is coming and, in the true spirit of It, design trees and Christmas lights also inspire collaboration. Wishing to you a merry Christmas, the Archistart team want to give you a bright roundup of Xmas themed products! /// Il Natale sta arrivando e, in nome del vero spirito natalizio, alberi e luci natalizie ispirano anche…
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by Fabrizio Talocci
Tianjin Library
With an area of 33,700 square meters, the largest library in the world is finally real. Designed by MVRDV and the Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute (TUPDI), the new Tianjin Binhai Library is part of an impressive cultural-oriented masterplan (along with other 4 buildings) designed also by Bernard Tschumi Architects, Bing Thom Architects, HH…
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