Interactive installations built on Toronto beach for city’s annual Winter Stations

Winter Stations 2020

A large wind chime and a bouncy castle linked to a smartphone app are among the temporary Winter Stations structures that have been built on Toronto’s lakefront, to encourage visitors to play outside in the freezing winter. Three studios and students from Canadian design school Centennial College created the four temporary structures for Toronto’s annual

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Developers of Elkus Manfredi’s New York skyscraper ordered to cut 20 storeys

200 Amsterdam by Elkus Manfredi Architects

The developers of topped-out New York skyscraper 200 Amsterdam, designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, are taking legal action after a court ruling to reduce the tower’s height. New York State Supreme Court judge W Franc Perry ordered the city to revoke the building permit for the 200 Amsterdam tower located on Upper West Side earlier

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Brinkworth suspends wooden skateboarding bowl inside San Francisco’s Supreme store

Supreme San Francisco by Brinkworth and Wilson Brothers

London design studio Brinkworth has built an elevated skateboarding bowl inside this Supreme store in San Francisco that reverberates sounds “like a huge speaker”. The Supreme store is in the city’s Mid-Market neighbourhood, in a retail space on the ground floor of an industrial building renovated by UK practices Brinkworth and Wilson Brothers. The duo

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The Wing Williamsburg is a black and beige co-working space

The Wing Williamsburg

Women-focused co-working company The Wing has used a combination of neutral tones and pops of black for its Williamsburg space, which contrasts the colourful aesthetic of its other outposts. The Wing Williamsburg occupies the upper two floors of a newly built three-storey brick building in Brooklyn, New York. The co-working spaces are topped with a spacious rooftop patio

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Walker Warner Architects takes cues from traditional Hawaiian shelters for Makani’ Eka house

Makani Eka by Walker Warner Architects and Philpotts Interiors

Large pitched roofs top the volumes of this Hawaiian house, which US firm Walker Warner Architects designed to “strike a balance between modernity and tradition”. The 4,800-square-foot (445.9 square metres) home is located on Hawaii’s Big Island, atop a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the neighbouring Island Maui. Native grasses cover the lush site

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Vaulted concrete roof tops brick house Casa Martha by Naso

Casa Martha by Naso

Architecture studio Naso has built a pale earthen brick house on a sloping site in rural Mexico to replace a property left devastated by the country’s deadly 2017 earthquake. Naso designed Casa Martha as part of the initiative led by Mexican organisation ReConstruir México to rebuild 50 houses left at risk following the natural disaster.

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Generate to build carbon-neutral CLT apartment block in Boston

Model-C carbon-neutral apartment block in Boston by Generate

Architecture studio Generate has unveiled plans to build a carbon-neutral apartment block, named Model-C, in Boston using a cross-laminated timber “kit of parts”. The proposed five-storey block will use Generate’s Model-C prototype “kit of parts” system, which is a type of modular prefabrication that allows for disassembly and reuse. It is intended to achieve the Passivhaus standard for

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Sidewalk Labs tests possibilities for timber construction with 35-storey “Proto-Model”

Proto-Model X by Sidewalk Labs

Sidewalk Labs, the architecture and urbanism arm of Google parent company Alphabet, has unveiled a digital model for what would be the world’s tallest mass-timber building, reaching 35 storeys. Sidewalk Labs plans to build mass-timber high-rises as part of its redevelopment of the Toronto waterfront, but the current tallest buildings of this type are 18

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Workshop Architects designs Filux Lab art centre for Mérida’s festival of lights

Filux Lab by Workshop

A colonial house in Mérida, Mexico has been revitalised into a cultural hub for the city’s annual festival of lights by local studio Workshop Architects. The arts centre and workshop has been designed to host visitors and artists attending the Festival Internacional de Las Luces (FILUX) in the Mexican city Workshop Architects renovated the historic

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Over The Edge is a minimalist house with a cantilevered corner

Over The Edge minimalist house by Jonathan Burlow

The ground appears to have fallen away beneath this minimal house, designed by British architect Jonathan Burlow in Kent.  Over the Edge is the first completed project by Burlow, who recently set up his studio in nearby Folkestone. It takes its name from a subtle cantilever in one corner of the building. From some angles it’s barely

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