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Ross Barney redesign environmentally-friendly flagship McDonald's in Chicago

McDonald’s and Ross Barney Architects have collaborated on a recent project in the United States, showcasing a one-of-a-kind modern and environmentally-friendly fast food restaurant. The 19,000sq ft (1765sq m) steel and timber restaurant was inspired by McDonald’s commitment to sustainability, according to the restaurant, and is unlike anything in their current collection of over 37,000 restaurants. The glass facade is covered by a canopy of solar panels, which stretch far beyond the exterior of the walls. The solar panels help
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Strong National Museum of Play ready for 100,000sq ft expansion

A hotel, a new atrium, outdoor play and exhibit areas and a ‘Neighborhood of Play’ – a residential project with retail units, sculptures and street fixtures are all planned for US attraction the Strong National Museum of Play’s reinvention. The museum has entered the first phase of a 100,000q ft (2,290sq m) expansion, which has a total fundraising goal of fundraising goal of US$60m (€52.5M, £47m). US$20m (€17.5m, £15.7m) from the state and an anonymous submission of US$1 million have
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East meets West in Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur

Asian hotel interiors specialists AB Concept, co-founded by Ed Ng, have designed restaurant, bar and lounge areas for the new the new Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur. Yun House, the main restaurant, has a decadent courtyard-style reception with an elaborate pewter back panel. Its high ceilings and natural light reference Malaysia’s longstanding tradition of socialising in gardens. The design of Yun House was inspired by legends of Canton voyagers, according to Ng. Ng said: “It was important our designs paid homage
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SOM reveal designs for mammoth Bangkok district

International architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) have revealed they are designing the largest ever private-sector development in Thailand: a 16-hectare mixed-use development called One Bangkok. Development firms TCC Assets and Frasers Centrepoint Limited have unveiled plans for the mammoth scheme in the heart of the Thai capital. One Bangkok, located adjacent to the city’s Lumphini Park, will be formed of hotels, shops, public spaces, offices and residences – with an estimated 60,000 people to live and work in
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David Adjaye to lead nature-filled regeneration of abandoned San Francisco naval base

British architect David Adjaye has been appointed to masterplan the transformation of a disused San Francisco Navy base into a vibrant new leisure district. Development company Five Point is leading the project to redevelop the decommissioned Hunters Point site, now called the San Francisco Shipyard, as part of a wider 760-acre urban plan. When finished, the land will contain parks, sports facilities, artist studios, business incubators, shops, theatres, a performance centre, a gourmet restaurant village, an African marketplace, bars and
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Big names in contention to masterplan London's Old Oak redevelopment

Some of the biggest names in architecture and construction are in the running to masterplan the UK’s largest regeneration programme at Old Oak Common in west London. Seven shortlisted teams have been issued with invitation to tender for the project, with Arup, Grimshaw, AECOM, Allies & Morrison and Hawkins Brown among the team leaders in contention. Over 70 architecture, design, engineering, communication and landscaping firms have contributed to the competing design teams – with BIG, Wilkinson Eyre, Gustafson Porter, Agence
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The design ensures that no house is more than three blocks from nature, something that was important to residents

Moving Kiruna

Viktoria Walldin

"how often do you get to move a whole town?"

White Arkitekter’s Monica von Schmalensee on how culture and leisure are central to plans to move the Swedish town of Kiruna to stop it being swallowed by its mine
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West Kowloon Cultural District

West Kowloon Cultural District

"We’re going into unknown territory. That’s where real innovation can occur"

It’s an ambitious experiment for Hong Kong, but will the West Kowloon Cultural District turn out to be a white elephant or a new model for development in the city?
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Monica von Schmalensee

Moving Kiruna

Viktoria Walldin

"how often do you get to move a whole town?"

When White Arkitekter won the competition to relocate the Arctic town of Kiruna to stop it being swallowed up by its mine, they knew they had a real opportunity on their hands. The CEO and social anthropologist tell Magali Robathan how culture and leisure will play a central role in the new Kiruna
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The Pavilion will offer views over the harbour and will act as an event and exhibition space

West Kowloon Cultural District

"We’re going into unknown territory. That’s where real innovation can occur"

White elephant or a new model for development in Hong Kong? Christopher DeWolf takes a look at the ups and downs of the $1.8bn waterfront project
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