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Winner of Leicester design competition announced

The winner of an architectural competition that aimed to generate ideas for a de...

Kingston University gets go ahead for Grafton’s first UK building

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Open Call for the British Pavilion at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale

The British Council has launched an open call for exhibition proposals for the B...

EVENTS

03.04.2015 

Amsterdam - Crash Course & Tour along the Waterfront 

Every Friday (3, 10, 17, 24 April and continuing) Crash Course & Tour along the Waterfron  ...read more

25.04.2015 

What is Luxury? 

The exhibition What is Luxury? interrogates ideas of luxury today. It addresses how luxury  ...read more

29.05.2015 

Berlin - Radically Modern: Planning and construction in 1960s Berlin 

The Museum of Modern Art, Photography and Architecture, Berlinische Galerie, will reopen a  ...read more

04.09.2015 

MAISON & OBJET PARIS 

The key meeting place for professionals in the art of living brings together a 360° offer   ...read more

PAR has plans to create a 930 foot tall stack of individual houses in LA
Rethinking how people live in Los Angeles, USA, PAR proposes a new model of high-rise courtyard housing, integrated with mass transit, on Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s (LACMA) proposed tower site on Wilshire Boulevard.  The tower typology, an important element in the contemporary metropolis, has become anonymous, defined mainly by its height. Typical residential skyscrapers, while successfully providing density, rarely produce unique living environments with access to green space, qualities that are emblematic of Los Angeles living. PAR's proposal, completed in close collaboration with Buro Happold, acts against this endemic monotony, creating a 930 foot tall stack of individual houses, each with a direct connection to nature through oversized terraces, some containing common spaces and leisure zones. The Wilshire Tower proposal recently opened at the LA A+D Museum, fo

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