Saturday, October 26, 2013

Hadid’s stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games ‘to be scaled back’

Six months after the Japanese government approved Hadid’s proposals, the country’s parliament has signalled a reverse in its support. Hakubun Shimomura, the minister in charge of education, sports and science, said that the New National Stadium would cost 300 billion yen (£1.8 billion) to build and that was “too massive a budget”. The design of the 80,000-seat stadium will be preserved but Mr Shimomura said: “We need to rethink this and scale it down.”

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Friday, October 25, 2013

What to Make of "What Starbucks Gets that Architects Don’t"

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Welcome to the world’s largest offline search engine


If you’re reading this, it’s highly probable you not only own a smartphone, but regularly use it to access the Internet. But what about the vast majority of Earth’s population... Keep reading → via The Next Web

Open-source recycling machine lets you recycle and make your own plastic products (Video)

Hoping to give plastic recycling a boost, this designer has created a prototype that could allow people to recycle and produce plastic products locally. via Alltop RSS

Gehry and Foster selected to design Phase 3 at Battersea Power Station

On behalf of the shareholders of Battersea Power Station, Battersea Power Station Development Company announces that Gehry Partners and Foster + Partners, two of the world’s most innovative and renowned architectural practices have been chosen to design Phase 3 at Battersea Power Station. This will be architect Frank Gehry’s first building in London.

Phase 3 will be one of the most exciting areas of the Battersea Power Station development, otherwise known as the High Street. Being a retail pedestrian street it is the gateway to the entire development and the new Northern Line extension. Phase 3 will comprise two residential development zones located either side of the High Street. Both architectural practices are collaborating on the High Street; Gehry Partners is designing the residential buildings to the east of the High Street, with Foster + Partners designing the residential buildings to the west. In total, Phase 3 will comprise 1200 residential units, a 200 room hotel overlooking both the town square and the Power Station, 350,000 sq. ft. of retail and restaurant space, a 15,000 sq. ft. library and further leisure space.

Frank Gehry, founder of Gehry Partners commented;

“Gehry Partners is honored to have this wonderful opportunity to collaborate with our respected colleagues Foster + Partners on this seriously importan...

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Architecture Billings Index surges in September to 2nd highest level of the year

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Designers Create Imaginative Urban Playgrounds for Children and Adults in the Building Trust International Competition