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Vincent Callebaut

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Project - Ecume des Ondes, Aix-les-Bains, France French ecological architect Vincent Callebaut has won a competition to redesign ancient thermal baths in the Savoyard town of Aix-les-Bains, France. Dubbed ‘Ecume
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Beacher visited several Zaha Hadid buildings for design inspiration

Hannah Beachler

Art director Black Panther
Project - Set design Black Panther Hannah Beachler – the art director behind the Zaha Hadid-inspired look of Wakanda in the acclaimed Black Panther film – has become the first
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Kanye West

West announced the donation to the Roden Crater after a recent visit
Musician
Project - Roden Crater, Arizona Transdisciplinary designer and musician Kanye West has donated US$10m (€8.7m, £7.7m) to help fund the still unfinished Roden Crater – an atmospheric complex situated within
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Asif Din

Din has worked on a range of sustainability-focused projects
Sustainability director Perkins + Will
The London studio of global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will have announced the appointment of a new sustainability director, Asif Din. Din will be leading strategic initiatives for sustainable building across
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The Drawing School at Arts University Bournemouth was opened in 2016 by Zaha Hadid. It was CRAB’s first UK building

Peter Cook

Peter Cook
As a book celebrating the work of the radical architectural collective Archigram is released, one of its founder members speaks to Magali Robathan about shaking things up and making architecture fun
When the members of the avant garde art and architecture collective Archigram met almost 60 years ago, the future seemed up for grabs. The ‘Archigram boys’ were a group of
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Jiricna at the start of her career

Eva Jiricna

Jiricna moved to London for a placement in 1968. She was unable to return to the Czech Republic for two decades
The Czech-born architect talks to Magali Robathan about her career, the swinging sixties, turning down Steve Jobs and her close friend Zaha Hadid
Last year Eva Jiricna was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Medal at the London Design Festival. It was the latest in a string of accolades – including a CBE and a
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The playground at Dokk1 was a seminal project

Monstrum

Danish playground designers Monstrum have revolutionised playgrounds, creating statement spaces which become landmarks for their neighbourhood. Founder Ole Barslund Nielsen speaks to Kath Hudson about giant bears and the need for risk
The opportunity for unstructured outdoor play seems to diminish with each generation. A 2016 study, funded by the UK government, revealed that time spent playing outside has shrunk drastically, and
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MVVA are leading the design of the Ralph C. Wilson Jr Centennial Park

Michael Van Valkenburgh

Van Valkenburgh studied landscape architecture and fine arts at Cornell University and the University of Illinois
The celebrated US landscape architect talks to Kim Megson about designing a new waterfront for Detroit with David Adjaye, having the Obamas as clients and why he’s not concerned about architects stealing his thunder
American landscape architect and academic Michael Van Valkenburgh has spent his career working to improve parks, green spaces and the public realm. His eponymous practice has created public and private
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Going deep

Snøhetta’s hotly anticipated submerged restaurant Under captures the imagination as part of a growing number of ever more ambitious and diverse underwater designs, says Stu Robarts
When what’s being billed as the ‘world’s largest underwater restaurant’ opens its doors this year, it will also be one of the most unusual. That’s because Snøhetta-designed Under won’t be
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UNStudio’s Green Spine comprises two towers with twisting geometric facades

Caroline Bos

The UNStudio co-founder talks to Andrew Manns about art, knowledge sharing and the challenges of designing Australia’s tallest building
Born in the Netherlands, Caroline Bos studied art history at Birkbeck College of the University of London and urban and regional planning at the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Utrecht.
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John Rhodes

John Rhodes
HOK have been appointed to design a highly flexible arena that can host sporting, cultural and music events and will help regenerate Valencia’s downtown. Tom Walker spoke to HOK’s Sports + Recreation + Entertainment’s John Rhodes
Spanish billionaire Juan Roig last year announced plans to develop a multi-use sports arena in his hometown of Valencia, Spain. As well as the new home for Valencia Basket –
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The library at the Troutbeck hotel is stocked with books from the property’s original collection

Ed Bakos

Bakos joined Champalimaud in December 2012. He previously worked for the Rockwell Group
It’s time for a different approach to sustainable design, the managing director of Champalimaud tells Magali Robathan
Champalimaud was founded by Alexandra Champalimaud in Montreal, Canada, in 1981. Born and raised in Portugal, Champalimaud was educated in England and Switzerland and completed her design training at the
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David Polzin

David Polzin is executive director of design at CannonDesign. He studied at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture
Designed to be welcoming to the public while sheltering them from the harsh acoustics of a nearby freeway, the Maryland Heights Community Center has won several awards. We speak to the design principal about his passion for bringing communities together
Just over a year after opening, the Maryland Heights Community Center, near St Louis, Missouri, has won several awards for its sweeping, inclusive design. The 92,000sq ft centre features a
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Northern Sweden’s Treehotel boasts a choice of seven unique accommodations

Rooted interest

From hotels in trees to hotels covered in trees, we hope this green trend continues to grow
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The restaurant features custom-designed furniture

Daniela Colli

Daniela Colli
Italian architect Daniela Colli has revealed her vibrant and highly stylised designs for Liòn – a new restaurant and cocktail bar in central Rome
Opened recently, the two storey Liòn restaurant is nestled between the Pantheon and Piazzo Navona. It features geometric motifs, chequered floors, mosaic pillars, brass fixtures and Art Deco-style lettering. Covering
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Bronze, wood and marble have been used throughout

13th century pilgrimage

Architect Bill Bensley is creating an entire village on a remote mountain in Vietnam, using 13th century methods and materials. Jane Kitchen finds out more
Yên Tu Mountain is considered to be the cradle of Trúc Lâm Zen Buddhism in Vietnam – around two million pilgrims from the region visit Yên Tu each year to
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Pods feature a double-height mezzanine and panoramic views from inside

Soohyun Chang, founder, Atelier Chang

Soohyun Chang
We wanted guests to feel as if they are living deep in the forest
Atelier Chang have designed brightly coloured pods for a ‘minimalist luxury’ glamping resort near Suncheon in South Korea. The SJCC Glamping Resort consists of 16 living units, with an onsite
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Through the research, the Centaur Pod is being designed to learn from and adapt to external stimuli

Hank Haeusler, professor, UNSW

Hank Haeusler is researching how buildings can become responsive to behaviour
What happens if a space becomes a robot?
Could the future of architecture lie in spaces that adapt to the behaviour of the people who use them? A research project by computational design students at the University of
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The centre features an 12,800sq ft gym. The curves of the building are echoed in the interior
David Polzin is executive director of design at CannonDesign. He studied at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture
"We were able to create an ‘acoustic shadow’ cutting decibel levels nearly in half"

How to design the perfect community leisure centre 100 13th century pilgrimage The Vietnamese village being created using historic methods

Ben van Berkel studied at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and the AA in London
"I like art that is against the mainstream, slightly off, with a twist"

UNStudio’s co-founder on the unexpected challenges of designing Australia’s tallest skyscraper

CLAD people: Vincent Callebaut
"It’s about tracing the evolution of thermal practices"

Eco architect Vincent Callebaut has won a competition to redesign ancient thermal baths in the Savoyard town of Aix-les-Bains, France

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Perkins + Will worked on the Mary Rose with Wilkinson Eyre
Din has worked on a range of sustainability-focused projects
"It’s imperative the architecture profession takes a proactive approach to tackling the realities of climate change"

Perkins+Will’s new sustainability director

The library at the Troutbeck hotel is stocked with books from the property’s original collection
Bakos joined Champalimaud in December 2012. He previously worked for the Rockwell Group
"Construction is one of the largest generators of landfill waste, so it is important to create spaces that transcend trends"

It’s time for a new approach to sustainability, argues Champalimaud’s managing director

Rune Grasdal wanted the restaurant to showcase Norway’s wild coastline
"The Norwegian coast inhabits such beauty"

The world’s most ambitious underwater buildings

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"Our palette was pared down to basics"

The Vietnamese village being created using historic methods

Villa Prague
Jiricna moved to London for a placement in 1968. She was unable to return to the Czech Republic for two decades
"I look back now and think, how did I have the courage?"

The Czech-born architect on working with Richard Rogers, her friendship with Zaha Hadid and why she turned down Steve Jobs

Beacher visited several Zaha Hadid buildings for design inspiration
"I fell in love with Zaha Hadid"

Black Panther set designer Hannah Beachler

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