This week Stefano Boeri Architetti unveiled plans to construct Vertical Forest skyscrapers in Dubai
This week on Dezeen, we revealed Italian studio Stefano Boeri Architetti’s plans to design a pair of tree-clad skyscrapers in Dubai.
The studio designed two tapering towers that may rise to a peak of 190 and 150 metres, which had been unveiled on the COP27 local weather convention at the moment being held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
Stefano Boeri Architetti mentioned that the towers will combine 2,640 bushes and 27,600 shrubs on their facades, together with “a system of greenhouses and hydroponic gardens”.
As COP27 commenced in Egypt, The French Senate has authorized a invoice that dictates that each one massive automotive parks throughout France needs to be topped with photo voltaic canopies over the following six years.
Parking heaps with 80 or extra parking areas would require photovoltaics masking at the very least half of their floor space. The invoice will come into impact in July 2023.
In London, architect Peter Barber was awarded this yr’s prestigious Soane Medal for his dedication to tackling the UK’s housing disaster.
“I’m so thrilled to have been awarded this yr’s Soane Medal,” Barber mentioned earlier than receiving the prize on Tuesday night. “[John] Soane was an creative architect, and I hope that we proceed to construct on his legacy of experimenting with classical concepts and types. At a time of such uncertainty, it is actually nice to see social housing centre stage.”
In different structure information, following the stir attributable to Norman Foster’s Foster Retreat vacation dwelling final week, we rounded up 12 different residences designed by extraordinarily well-known architects together with Zaha Hadid, David Adjaye and Richard Rogers.
Among the many initiatives is Frank Gehry’s eponymous Santa Monica dwelling, which includes a collection of putting interlocking buildings created from cheap supplies akin to chainlink fence and corrugated metal.
“The neighbours acquired actually pissed off,” Gehry later instructed Dezeen. “Two doorways south of me was a lawyer. She complained to the town and filed a lawsuit.”
With the World Cup set to kick off subsequent week, we seemed on the renovation of Qatar’s nationwide stadium by its authentic architect Dar Al-Handasah.
Modifications to the structure embrace the addition of a giant cover designed to maintain gamers and spectators cool throughout soccer matches, whereas the constructing’s facade will probably be animated by digital lights after darkish.
In design information, Dubai Design Week started within the UAE with its annual commerce present and a collection of exhibitions within the Emirati metropolis.
Highlights from this yr’s sustainability-themed version embrace an exhibition by rising designers organised by native collective Tashkeel, which introduced a console desk created from “datecrete”.
This week additionally noticed British style model Burberry collaborate with online game Minecraft to create a digital 15-piece clothes assortment that may be worn by in-game avatars.
“Bridging the digital and bodily worlds, Burberry and Minecraft encourage communities to showcase their self-expression and equip the fashionable explorer with in-game skins and character creator objects,” mentioned Burberry.
This week, fashionable initiatives on Dezeen included the No.6 Sydney Avenue condo block in Melbourne by Wooden Marsh, architect Michael Dillon’s self-designed low-cost and low-carbon backyard studio and a Victorian warehouse in London that has been remodeled into a up to date workplace.
Our most up-to-date lookbooks showcased residing rooms with heat neutrals and bedrooms with wardrobes which can be disguised as partitions.
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