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architecture monthly round up

13-Jun-17


Hannah Ryan
A few things that have caught our eye this month in Architecture from all around the globe.

Google finally reveals its plans for London HQ by BIG and Heatherwick

Google submitted a plan to extend their HQ with a new London campus two years ago and now finally, ideas are becoming reality and the designs are taking form.

Designed by Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick, features included a huge rooftop garden, a running track and a swimming pool.

The finish date is yet to be confirmed.



More here:
https://www.dezeen.com/2017/06/01/google-finally-reveals-plans-london-hq-big-heatherwick-architecture-news/?li_source=LI&li_medium=rhs_block_1

 
Confessional booth made of wax bricks in Hong Kong

Hong Kong based studio Day Dreamers installed a confessional booth made of wax bricks at Venice Architecture Biennale.

The booths were 3 storeys and the aim was to combine two of the main cultures of Hong Kong: the design combined the bunk bed — an item of furniture common in HK’s congested apartments — with the confessional booth, a symbol of italy’s roman catholic faith.

“This new exhibit transformed from the metal cathedral into a pristine new form in off-white wax bricks” – Day Dreamers design.





More on the awesome exhibition here: http://www.designboom.com/art/daydreamers-design-confession-booth-installation-hong-kong-06-11-2017/
 
Two towers proposed for Sydney’s Martin Place

Martin Place in Sydney has had an application in stage one development for two towers to be built above the railway station and metro station.
 
This has been proposed by Macquarie Group and the application seeks approval for a “broad development concept including land uses, gross floor area and building envelopes for two over-station developments.”



More on this here: http://architectureau.com/articles/two-towers-proposed-for-sydneys-martin-place/

The 22 most beautiful buildings in the world

Handpicked by some of the best Architects in the industry, the list include the likes of the Empire State Building in New York City to The Barnes Foundation Museum in Philadelphia.



The Sao Paulo Museum of Art in Sao Paulo, Brazil



Casa Malaparte in Capri, Italy




The Sheats Goldstein Residence, Los Angeles 

Some beautiful architecture on this list, have they missed out on any?

http://uk.businessinsider.com/worlds-most-beautiful-buildings-2017-5?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_search_srp_content%3BIAgZGUszSwe5DJ22Rjbl3g%3D%3D&r=US&IR=T


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