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Frank Gehry offers design class online

Frank Gehry is to teach an online MasterClass on architecture and design. The Pritzker Architecture Prize winner and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, now 87, designed the Guggenheim Museum, set to open in Abu Dhabi. He is also known for the Walt Disney … More

Architect students work hardest, study says

Architecture students have always complained – or boasted – that they work harder than any other trainee professionals. Well, recent figures seem to back that claim up. Indiana University’s National 2016 Study of Student Engagement (NSSE), has revealed architecture students were found to … More

Lack of gender diversity at AIA conference slammed

US architects say the lack of women keynote speakers at the American Institute of Architects’ upcoming annual conference in Orlando is an “outrage”. Fifty architects, firms and students have signed a letter sent to the Architect’s Newspaper, highlighting the fact that no female … More

Cabins created for Fallingwater design study site

Students working on architecture and design projects at an institute run by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater home can now reside in a series of dwellings built by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. The cabins are located on a historic farm, called High Meadow, which sits … More

Architecture across Sharjah illuminated for light festival

Hundreds of thousands of visitors and delegates from 25 countries attended this year’s Sharjah Light Festival, which concluded at the weekend. HE Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, chairman of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority spoke at the closing ceremony. He said:  “We are … More

Inspired by culture: Lubna El Orfaly of Lacasa

A trip to Madrid, Spain, in 2007 led to a career choice for 24-year-old Lubna El Orfaly, who is an architect at Lacasa. “The buildings just struck me,” she says. “I noticed the level of detail and that was what attracted me to … More

Zaro Architects to set up office in d3

Urban and interior design studio Zaro Architects is set to open its new office in Dubai’s creative hub, d3, this week. Established in 2010 in Cairo, Egypt, the company specialises in retail, food and beverage, hotel and leisure, healthcare, commercial, residential and temporary … More

Sustainable village for orphaned children to be built in Kenya

A Malaysian studio has won an international competition to masterplan and design a new eco-village for orphaned and abandoned children in Kenya. Edric Choo and his team from O2 Design Atelier (O2DA) won the One Heart Foundation competition from a pool of 45 … More

Hadid artworks turned into virtual reality showcase

Four Zaha Hadid abstract paintings have been turned into virtual reality installations at London’s Serpentine Sackler Gallery. The idea for the posthumous exhibition came from a conversation between Serpentine Galleries’ director Hans Ulrich Obrist and the late Zaha Hadid. Working with French digital … More

Mies van der Rohe and Edith Farnsworth story set for silver screen

The story of Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House – and his relationship with his client – is set to be made into a movie, with Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges set to play the modernist architect. The film will follow the relationship between … More

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