October 02, 2016 /

Urban Rigger
Copenhagen, Denmark

Urban Rigger, a Danish housing startup, has responded to Copenhagen’s affordable housing shortage by proposing a use for the largest undeveloped area of the city center - the harbor itself. With the help of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), they have designed a low-cost, modular housing system that can be altered, replicated and floated. If BIG have their way, Copenhagen’s harbor will soon be dense with floating shipping containers hosting young academics.

September 29, 2016 /

Monthly News Round Up - September 2016 edition

In September we saw the announcement of the RIBA Royal Gold Medal and Praemium Imperiale prizes, the last piece of the World Trade Centre puzzle was revealed, and big step forward for the recognition of Brutalist architecture. Read the article to find out more!

September 22, 2016 /

Löyly Public Sauna
Avanto Architects
Helsinki, Finland

Sauna bathing is an essential part of Finnish culture and national identity. Löyly, meaning the steam that comes when you throw water on hot stones in a sauna, is part of a new urban culture where public saunas are becoming more and more important as a sense of community.

September 22, 2016 /

In Search of The Human Scale: Cities That Move at 5 km/h, instead of at 60 km/h

Building cities for people not cars. In this article, we will explore some of the fundamental tenets in the work of Danish architect, Jan Gehl. From the creation of Copenhagen’s pedestrian street in the 1960´s (Strøget), to ridding New York’s Times Square of vehicles, Jan Gehl’s work is and has been fundamental in shaping numerous urban architectural narratives.

September 17, 2016 /

Corner House
London, United Kingdom

This new corner block by DSDHA sits familiarly in London’s central neighbourhood of Fitzrovia. It’s discreet presence within the streetscape is contrasted with two crystalline pavilions playfully perched on the rooftop of its solid form.

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