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Foster + Partners renovates Swiss pavilion for Winter Olympics

A historic building in Switzerland, which was a key venue for the Winter Olympics in both 1928 and 1948, but was later left derelict, has been brought back to life by Foster + Partners. The Kulm Eispavillon in St Moritz is a regeneration … More

Dubai developer applauds Architecture Pritzker Prize winners RCR Arquitectes

Developer Muraba Properties has congratulated Spanish firm RCR Arquitectes – who designed a project on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah for the firm – on winning this year’s Pritzker Prize. Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta were named as the 2017 laureates of architecture’s … More

Burj Al Arab forms part of miniature building collection

Russian designer Konstantin Kolesov has created a collection of finely-crafted souvenirs celebrating architectural landmarks from around the globe, including Dubai’s Burj Al Arab. The Jsouv Collection consists of 15 pieces, also depicting landmarks from New York, London, Paris and Tokyo. Made from solid … More

Romanian architect fell into river during London attacks

A woman who plunged into London’s River Thames during the Westminster attacks has been named as 29-year-old architect Andreea Cristea, from Romania. It is not known whether she was thrown into the water by the impact of the crash or jumped to avoid the … More

ZHA plans $12bn New York supertall

A 420m mixed-use skyscraper by Zaha Hadid Architects may be the next supertall structure to hit Midtown Manhattan. Located at 666 Fifth Avenue between 52nd and 53rd Street, the project is the brainchild of Kushner Properties, who currently co-own an existing 150m building … More

Cloud House receives a shower when someone sits inside

A “cloud” looming over a shed pours real rain water on the roof whenever someone sits inside. The Cloud House was created by artist Matthew Mazzotta, and is installed at Farmer’s Park in Springfield, Missouri. The art installation is built from reclaimed wood, … More

Niemeyer design to be completed more than two years after his death

One of Oscar Niemeyer’s final designs, a glass and concrete sphere which would have been perched on the corner of a factory building, is set to be completed in Leipzig, Germany. In 2011, Niemeyer was commissioned by railway crane manufacturer Kirow Leipzig to … More

Recreated ancient Iraqi statue to be installed in London square

The next sculpture to be placed on the fourth plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square will be a winged bull by artist Michael Rakowitz, which is based on an ancient Iraqi artefact destroyed by Islamic militant group Daesh. The artwork is titled The Invisible … More

Hadid artwork show opens in Hong Kong

“There Should Be No End to Experimentation,” is the title of an exhibition exploring the conceptual early works of the late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid which has opened in Hong Kong. Originally conceived by Hadid and Serpentine Galleries, the show presents the Pritzker-Prize … More

Adjaye elected as Royal Academician for Royal Academy of Arts

The UK’s Royal Academy of Arts has announced the election of architect Sir David Adjaye as a new Royal Academician. Christopher Le Brun, President of the Royal Academy, said “David Adjaye joins us at a time when the Royal Academy architects currently comprise a more distinguished group than … More

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