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Diébédo Francis Kéré wins architecture’s top award

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This years Pritzker Prize has been awarded to Burkino Faso-born architect, Diébédo Francis Kéré. Diébédo is the first African to win the 'Nobel Prize of architecture' prize. He scooped the prize for his highly regarded work on permanent and temporary structures in not only Burkino Faso but also...

River Tyne swing bridge won’t swing

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This week a £1m scheme to save the 1876 River Tyne swing bridge ended in failure. The machine room, showing one of Armstrong's original three-cylinder oscillating hydraulic motors First used for road traffic on 15 June 1876 and opened for river traffic on 17 July 1876 the bridge,...

The Future of Architecture Is in Virtual (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)

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Only 10 years ago, taking a virtual tour of a building only happened in science-fiction movies. But with the rise of technology, that is now not only possible but becoming a practice in the design-based industries. You might have heard about Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)...

MIT Wins Mars City Design Architecture Prize 2017

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The Mars City Design Architecture prize aims to take seriously the question of how people live on Mars. This year the international competition was won by "Redwood Forest" - a novel design from a team at MIT. The team award winning 'Redwood Forest' would create dome and tree...

In Pictures: Hastings Pier wins the 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize

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'The Plank' (aka Hastings Pier, the start wooden pier created by de Rijke Marsh Morgan) has won this year's RIBA Stirling Prize The pier uses timber reclaimed from previous fires and has been praised for changing ‘the idea of what architecture is’ It took seven years to...

Future Projects Awards 2017

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The winners of this years MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards have been announced. Future Projects Awards are designed to celebrate un-built or incomplete design projects, and showcase fine architecture and creativity, and the response to the client development brief. This year entries were assessed by an international...