This week Snøhetta renovated Philip Johnson’s AT&T constructing

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2022-11-26 06:00:21

This week on Dezeen, structure studio Snøhetta unveiled its “surgical” renovation of the postmodern 550 Madison skyscraper in New York, previously generally known as the AT&T constructing.

The Norwegian studio transformed the 197-metre-high skyscraper designed by Philip Johnson from a single-occupancy right into a multiple-occupancy constructing by opening up a few of the facades, including a public backyard and enhancing its air flow and elevation methods.

Snøhetta had initially drawn up a extra elaborate transformation plan for the constructing in 2017, however this was nixed by town authorities. The ultimate model scales again interventions to the constructing’s facade, with solely a small portion of the unique stone eliminated.

The Telus Sky Tower twists diagonally from its base

In different structure information, Danish studio BIG launched pictures of its Telus Sky Tower in Calgary, Canada, which it describes as having a “female silhouette”. The twisting skyscraper comprises each workplaces and residential packages, which knowledgeable its design.

In the meantime, Studio Daniel Libeskind unveiled its design for a up to date extension to the long-lasting Boerentoren tower in Antwerp, Belgium, which can sit on prime of the high-rise like a crown.

Qatar World Cup Memorial tower by Week
Week has designed a conceptual tower produced from concrete

Because the World Cup kicked off in Qatar, structure studio Week designed a conceptual memorial to visualise the variety of reported deaths linked to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The tower can be constructed from concrete blocks and attain a top of 4.4 kilometres if constructed.

Every block was designed to characterize one of many migrant employees, who’ve reportedly died in Qatar since 2010 – the 12 months the nation gained the appropriate to host the World Cup.

The Goallissimo football jersey collection
Hen’s Enamel created soccer kits to help World Cup migrant employees

We additionally took a take a look at the soccer kits designed for Amnesty Worldwide’s FIFA: Time to Compensate Migrant Staff in Qatar marketing campaign, which have been made by 13 creatives from nations participating within the World Cup.

The colorful designs, launched by artistic company Hen’s Enamel, goal to encourage Qatar and FIFA to pay compensation to employees who’ve suffered labour abuses in the course of the World Cup’s building.

2023 Serpentine Pavilion by Lina Ghotmeh 
The Serpetine Pavilion 2023 shall be designed by architect Lina Ghotmeh

Architect Lina Ghotmeh was revealed because the designer of the 2023 Serpentine Pavilion in London, which can characteristic a roof with gables radiating out from its centre.

The timber pavilion, known as À desk, could have translucent partitions surrounding an area with a low desk. “In in the present day’s altering instances, this pavilion presents a celebratory area,” Ghotmeh stated.

Portrait of Raf Simons
Raf Simons is closing his personal label after almost three a long time

Two main trend designers made profession adjustments this week, with Raf Simons asserting the closure of his eponymous model after an “extraordinary 27-year journey”. The designer will proceed to be the co-creative director of Italian trend home Prada.

A couple of days later, Alessandro Michele stepped down as artistic director of Gucci after being with the model for seven years. Michele performed a “basic half” in forging the id of the Italian trend home, Gucci’s mum or dad model Kering stated.

Exterior image of the wooden housing block
Johan Sundberg Arkitektur designed “accessible but distinctive” housing blocks in Sweden

Standard initiatives this week included “accessible but distinctive” housing blocks in Sweden by Johan Sundberg Arkitektur, The Hermitage cabin overlooking Italian mountains and a refurbished modernist house in Greece.

Our most up-to-date lookbook showcased peaceable cottage interiors.

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