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Robert A.M. Stern Architects issues 2015 RAMSA travel fellowship: call for proposals

Applications for the third annual RAMSA Travel Fellowship have been released. T...

First 21st Century Pavilion to debut at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015

Australia will premiere the first 21st-century and only water-facing pavilion i...

RHWL joins Aedas

Aedas announced that UK architectural practice RHWL, and its specialist cultura...
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EVENTS

08.09.2014 

The anatomy of a building: Denys Lasdun and the Royal College of Physicians 

A unique exhibition opening on 8 September marks the centenary of the birth of one of Brit  ...read more

10.09.2014 

Designers in Residence 

This annual exhibition, which celebrates new and emerging design talent, will open 10 Sept  ...read more

22.11.2014 

Design, Architecture, Communication: A European Project with American Roots 

Vitra - Design, Architecture, Communication: A European Project with American Roots at Phi  ...read more

08.01.2015 

Rethinking the Urban Landscape 

This new exhibition highlights the importance of landscape in shaping our cities. Rethi  ...read more

Carl Turner Architects‘ new design within everyone’s reach
Carl Turner Architects, who has recently won the RIBA housing competition and has been shortlisted for WAN Awards House of the Year 2012, is proposing a new design to face the flooding problem in the UK and in the world. A lot of areas are in danger of flooding and protecting them from the risk with top-down landscaping measures – e.g. defence walls – is often too expensive. The problem should be solved at its root, focusing on the climate change and by making self-sufficient and carbon neutral houses. The new design defines the construction of a floating house, which is part house and part boat, seeking to build on the condensed eco-system that boats naturally create at sea. The lightweight house could be supported on different protective structures: a base in a flood-plain, on piles or on a floating base. The structure includes a cross-laminated timber frame and a thick

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