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World’s longest and tallest tunnel slide to be installed on Anish Kapoor’s London tower

World’s longest and tallest tunnel slide to be installed on Anish Kapoor’s London tower

Erected in 2012, the gigantic ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower dominates the Olympic Park landscape. The tower was built from 2,000 tonnes of steel, almost 60 percent of which was recycled. The proposed

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Space, Not Spikes humanizes London’s shameful anti-homeless initiative

Space, Not Spikes humanizes London’s shameful anti-homeless initiative

Urban planners in London are determined to make life even more difficult for the homeless by placing spikes on commonly used areas for sleeping and sitting. The spikes are placed in all the “right”

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The Skip Garden: a moveable urban veggie patch built with 90% reclaimed materials

The Skip Garden: a moveable urban veggie patch built with 90% reclaimed materials

The Skip Garden-an urban garden and community space in King's Cross-opened last June in London as part of the London Architecture Festival. The garden comprises seven new structures curated by educational

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Cyclist Utopia Unveiled in Norman Foster’s Elevated SkyCycle Highways

Cyclist Utopia Unveiled in Norman Foster’s Elevated SkyCycle Highways

Architect and cycling enthusiast Sir Norman Foster just unveiled plans for the SkyCycle, a "cycle utopia" that soars up and above the congested streets of London. The three-story high bicycle highway is

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RIBA’s interactive exhibition invites you to play on a “Brutalist Playground” made from foam

RIBA’s interactive exhibition invites you to play on a “Brutalist Playground” made from foam

Part sculpture, part architectural installation, the exhibition revisits the mid-century playgrounds often made from concrete. Featuring examples from a number of London estates, including Churchill

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Colorful community center was built from recycled materials from the London Olympics

Colorful community center was built from recycled materials from the London Olympics

London-based design studio LYN Atelier designed a temporary community center in Hackney Wick, constructed using recycled materials from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The community center,

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London’s first underground farm to harvest first crop 100 feet below street level

London’s first underground farm to harvest first crop 100 feet below street level

London’s new underground farm is nearly open for business. We’ve reported on Growing Underground in the past, when the founders used crowdfunding to raise money for equipment. This week, London’s

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Carbon-negative Ashmount Primary School produces enough energy to power the neighborhood

Carbon-negative Ashmount Primary School produces enough energy to power the neighborhood

The Ashmount Primary School is located in North London’s Crouch Hill Community Park, an ecologically rich landscape and community asset converted from a derelict piece of Metropolitan Open Land. The new

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The world’s first Blobfish Café is coming to London

The world’s first Blobfish Café is coming to London

Not everyone like to snuggle up to a cuddly kitty while they're sipping a double-foam soy latte, as you can in the popular cat cafés of the world. No. In fact, many of us want to stare deep into the

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The 2015 Serpentine Gallery is a colorful cocoon that filters light like stained glass

The 2015 Serpentine Gallery is a colorful cocoon that filters light like stained glass

New images of the 2015 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion reveal a playful plastic web of alien cocoon-like corridors as construction nears completion before next week's opening. From above, the pavilion

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Google brings in Heatherwick to design its London headquarters

Google brings in Heatherwick to design its London headquarters

The original one million square foot Google headquarters in Lonon, designed by London-based architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris(AHMM), has reportedly been deemed too boring and British designer Thomas

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NonScale’s Sky Pavilion looks like a beautiful fallen North Star in London

NonScale’s Sky Pavilion looks like a beautiful fallen North Star in London

Intriguing Fallen North Star Made of Stainless Steel Composite on Mirror Sundial Mimics Wooden Finish to Great Effect Triumph Pavilion 2015: “Sky Pavilion” Museum Gardens, London E2 (Next to

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Awesome treehouse office in London makes work a walk in the park

Awesome treehouse office in London makes work a walk in the park

London-based Tate Harmer teamed up with Gensler and artists Natalie Jeremijenko and Shuster + Morseley to design and build a temporary pod-like office space meant to encourage people into the park near

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Futuristic inflatable spa engulfs visitors in mist on the River Thames

Futuristic inflatable spa engulfs visitors in mist on the River Thames

The Nine Elms Horticultural Spa & Apothecary Experience is an experimental public space created to coincide with the ongoing Chelsea Fringe Festival and the London Festival of Architecture. Made from an

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Architects and artists sling harsh criticism at Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge project

Architects and artists sling harsh criticism at Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge project

When someone says “Everyone is a critic,” they’re typically exaggerating. If architect Thomas Heatherwick is saying it now, it might actually seem true. A host of prominent British architects,

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The daylit Covert House in London is a Passivhaus stunner

The daylit Covert House in London is a Passivhaus stunner

London-based architecture firm DSDHA completed their daylit Covert House in Clapham Old Town, London, UK. The semi-underground home clad in glass and cast concrete features several sustainable mechanisms

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Haworth Tompkins completes $1.2 billion renovation of London’s brutalist National Theatre

Haworth Tompkins completes $1.2 billion renovation of London’s brutalist National Theatre

Originally deigned by Denys Lasdun in 1976, London's National Theatre is considered one of the finest examples of brutalist architecture for the public sector. Comprised of three auditoriums and a suite

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‘The Invisible Store of Happiness’ wooden installation produced less carbon emissions than an iPhone 6

‘The Invisible Store of Happiness’ wooden installation produced less carbon emissions than an iPhone 6

British designer Sebastian Cox teamed up with with sculptor Laura Ellen Bacon to create a large wooden sculpture for the Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 in London. The piece, entitled The Invisible Store of

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Anchors aweigh! Airbnb floats a house down the Thames to celebrate London’s new rental laws

Anchors aweigh! Airbnb floats a house down the Thames to celebrate London’s new rental laws

Up until now, a Londoners haven't been able to rent their homes for less than three months without the fear of fines. Now, the law has been updated to allow homeowners in the capital to use sites like

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London’s Wilkinson Eyre Architects reveal plans to refurbish three King’s Cross gasholders into mixed use buildings

London’s Wilkinson Eyre Architects reveal plans to refurbish three King’s Cross gasholders into mixed use buildings

Plans for the refurbishment of three King's Cross gasholders have been released by Wilkinson Eyre Architects. The Siamese Triplet gasholders, named for their interconnected frames, will define the

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Stunning “Colour as a Narrative” store is coated with volcanic dust from Mt. Vesuvius

Stunning “Colour as a Narrative” store is coated with volcanic dust from Mt. Vesuvius

The minimalist interior of this London store for the British fragrance company Illuminum is coated in volcanic ash, with subtle textures illuminated by an array of gorgeous pendant lamps. The design,

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Foster + Partner’s garden-topped Crossrail Place opens tomorrow at Canary Wharf

Foster + Partner’s garden-topped Crossrail Place opens tomorrow at Canary Wharf

London's Canary Wharf will never be the same after tomorrow, when the first Crossrail station is slated to open and revitalize the city's financial nucleus. Designed by Foster & Partners, the seven-storey

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Infographic: How Congestion Pricing Works

Infographic: How Congestion Pricing Works

Photo via Shutterstock Congestion charging is one of the most effective tools that local governments have to discourage people from driving their cars in cities during peak hours, helping to reduce air

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SelgasCano unveils colorful chrysalis-like designs for the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion

SelgasCano unveils colorful chrysalis-like designs for the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion

Spanish architects Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano of SelgasCano just unveiled designs for the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion, a temporary summer structure to be built in London’s Kensington Gardens. Commissioned

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Arup’s timber prefab Sky Believe in Better Building wins the 2014 Wood in Architecture Award

Arup’s timber prefab Sky Believe in Better Building wins the 2014 Wood in Architecture Award

Arup beat the other five contenders thanks to their sustainable message and the short turnaround for the completion of the building. The project goes beyond zero embodied carbon and provides extremely

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Architects reveal the world’s first shadowless skyscrapers in London

Architects reveal the world’s first shadowless skyscrapers in London

The design is based on the idea of using concave reflective surfaces adapted specifically to the sun’s path in the sky. An algorithm unique to the buildings’ location was used to utilize the sun

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Haptic Architects’ Highlevel Road two timber extensions will change color over time

Haptic Architects’ Highlevel Road two timber extensions will change color over time

London-based Haptic Architects designed two extensions to an old Victorian house in London and created new spaces that exude warmth though the use of natural materials-untreated larch and oak-combined

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Alma-nac’s  Slim House is a super-narrow London home filled with daylight

Alma-nac’s Slim House is a super-narrow London home filled with daylight

London-based design studio alma-nac extended an existing house in south London, creating a 2.3-meter-wide terraced home that feels more spacious and light compared to the original narrow structure. The

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Flanagan Lawrence Architects transform a crumbling 1923 building into a four-star London hotel

Flanagan Lawrence Architects transform a crumbling 1923 building into a four-star London hotel

The Shepherds Bush Pavilion was heavily damaged during World War II, poorly repaired and converted into a Bingo Hall in 1983. In closed until 2009, when Flanagan Lawrence Architects were granted

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Female role models stand tall over London in honour of International Women’s Day

Female role models stand tall over London in honour of International Women’s Day

The idea behind this project is to pay tribute to the amazing women who helped to shape modern culture and society; women who have so often been overlooked or pushed to the sidelines while male

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