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Coming soon… Cover up at London’s “Cheesegrater” tower?

In November last year, two bolts, each the size of a human arm, broke on London&...

First Parisian skyscraper in 40 years gets the go ahead

The first skyscraper in Paris for nearly 40 years is set to be built; the city c...

Project 120 Chicago and Yoko Ono announce construction of ‘Sky Landing’

‘Sky Landing’ to be first permanent public art installation by Yoko ...

EVENTS

14.03.2015 

London - Alexander Mcqueen Savage Beauty 

Alexander Mcqueen, Savage Beauty. V&A Museum, London  ...read more

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

18.04.2015 

Amsterdam - Building for Biodiversity 

The exhibition Building for Biodiversity displays how cities can be transformed into an en  ...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

Dror unveils innovative concepts for three tall buildings in New York
Dror Benshetrit who leads the eponymous firm Dror, has unveiled conceptual designs for three residential buildings in New York that explore new ways to improve the living experience of urban dwellers through experiments in structure. Two of the projects, 100 Varick and 350 Bowery, have been commissioned by developers. The third and more adventuresome of the three, 281 5th Avenue, comes from the imagination with no plans at present to realise.   Those familiar with Norman Foster’s Hearst building will certainly note a kinship between it and Dror’s proposal for 100 Varick. Dror’s design, which like Foster’s is based on the diagrid, was created for developer Michael Shvo. It explores the issue of weight distribution using a QuaDror exoskeleton, where glass volumes are inserted into apertures formed by the frame. The result is column free interior space and 25 f

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