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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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Gort Scott Architects daylit extension transforms a Victoria Park House in London

Gort Scott Architects daylit extension transforms a Victoria Park House in London

Jay Gort and Fiona Scott of Gort Scott Architects have designed an L-shaped extension to a Victorian house in London by using fragments of the original 1950s structure and reorganizing the space to

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This honeycomb-like residential structure sits atop an existing car park in London

This honeycomb-like residential structure sits atop an existing car park in London

London-based Architects of Invention designed a proposal for a residential block which would be built atop an existing car park located in the vicinity of the historic Staines Bridge in the British

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Frankfurt named the most sustainable city on the planet

Frankfurt named the most sustainable city on the planet

When it comes to sustainability, Frankfurt is the place to be. The German city, known widely for its green initiatives, took top spot in the recently released Sustainable Cities Index by Arcadis–

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Gensler proposes electricity-generating bike paths for London Underground’s disused tunnels

Gensler proposes electricity-generating bike paths for London Underground’s disused tunnels

Architecture firm Gensler has received the London Planning Award for Best Conceptual Project for the "London Underline," a proposal to turn the city's disused Underground rail tunnels into a network of

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Foster + Partners’ 250 City Road Towers have bike parking spaces for every apartment

Foster + Partners’ 250 City Road Towers have bike parking spaces for every apartment

Foster + Partners' twin-towered residential development in London features once bike parking space per bedroom (1,486 in total), bike lifts and workshops, but only 200 car parking spaces. The towers are

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Asif Khan creates spectacular furniture with flowers

Asif Khan creates spectacular furniture with flowers

No longer a background flower, designer Asif Khan has taken the subdued aesthetic of Gypsophila (better known as Baby's Breath) and let it bloom into something splendid to sit on. Kahn began working

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This stunning mirrored sphere lets you experience the cosmos without leaving the ground

This stunning mirrored sphere lets you experience the cosmos without leaving the ground

OSMO was designed for the latest edition of Light Night Canning Town, a free festival of light, community and energy held in the streets of London. The site-specific space was raised right underneath the

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Lush sky garden opens in Rafael Viñoly’s ‘Walkie Talkie’ skyscraper in London

Lush sky garden opens in Rafael Viñoly’s ‘Walkie Talkie’ skyscraper in London

Rafael Viñoly teamed up with landscape studio Gillespies, who were responsible for the garden design, and created a green space that looks like a mountain slope. Three terraces are planted with various

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Traditional cotton textile production is helping rural Indian artisans thrive

Traditional cotton textile production is helping rural Indian artisans thrive

Kala cotton is indigenous to the Kutch region of northwest India, and hand-weavers there have been working with that cotton for centuries to create all manner of textiles. Stitch by Stitch,

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Simone de Gale harnessed the golden spiral ratio to design a spherical gallery in London, UK

Simone de Gale harnessed the golden spiral ratio to design a spherical gallery in London, UK

Simone de Gale Architects has created the conceptual design for a striking spherical art gallery in the heart of the City of London. Inspired by the concept of "pure geometry", they took cues

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Incredible images show Crossrail’s dramatic underground tunnels beneath London’s streets

Incredible images show Crossrail’s dramatic underground tunnels beneath London’s streets

Five years have passed since the 73-mile, high-speed, and high-capacity Crossrail project first broke ground on the central part of the line in London. More than 23 miles—nearly 90 percent—of the

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Striking London workspace wraps offices in bubble-like acrylic walls

Striking London workspace wraps offices in bubble-like acrylic walls

The office block, designed to accommodate small companies, features a brightly colored, undulating facade and acrylic walls, with the main seating area positioned within a transparent orange tunnel.

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Modular Stars Pavilion enhances the urban fabric with minimal environmental impact

Modular Stars Pavilion enhances the urban fabric with minimal environmental impact

Sawn timber components joined together by a central steel joint create the base of each pavilion. Nylon ropes are attached through holes drilled into the wood and woven into beautiful netting. In addition

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Winter Sun art installation brings warmth and light to King’s Cross in London

Winter Sun art installation brings warmth and light to King’s Cross in London

Developed as a sensory installation, the Winter Sun is a circular structure that measures 16.4 feet tall and 59 feet wide. An open-air bar located at the heart of the structure serves up hot and cold

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Spanish architects SelgasCano chosen to design the 15th annual Serpentine Pavilion

Spanish architects SelgasCano chosen to design the 15th annual Serpentine Pavilion

2015 will mark the 15th anniversary of the Serpentine Pavilion commission; one of the most famous architectural and design honors on the planet. Many of the world's most renowned architects have created a

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Design Museum Tank’s Wavy Light Sculpture Shows Off Energy Efficient Plumen 002 Lightbulbs

Design Museum Tank’s Wavy Light Sculpture Shows Off Energy Efficient Plumen 002 Lightbulbs

Lighting giant Hulger recently returned to London's Design Museum Tank with a gorgeous new light sculpture comprising 96 Plumen 002 light bulbs. The energy efficient designer bulbs are hung from copper

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