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

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Designers in Residence 

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

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

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Rethinking the Urban Landscape 

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

MVRDV have won the competition to design the Turm Mit Taille tower in Vienna
Rotterdam firm MVRDV has won a competition to design an addition to the skyline of Vienna, proposing a new hour-glass-shaped tower that will be located between the airport and the historic Gasometers. Due to its trapezoidal plan and its proximity to the metro station, the site was initially restricted in height to constructions of 75m high or less. MVRDV proposed a more compact and efficient square layout but with greater volume. The architects minimised the impact of the building’s shadow on its surroundings, by designing the lower 10 storeys into a twist. The proposed hour-glass figure will open up views towards the Gasometers and the rest of the city. Winy Maas, co-founder of MVRDV, says: “It is nice to see that if we take the two hours cast shadow regulation seriously we are able to create an unprecedented tower. A tower with a slender ‘taille’. Isn’t

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