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Jane Duncan selected as next President of the Royal Institute of British Architects

Jane Duncan has been announced as the next President of the Royal Institute of B...

Longo Park Design Workshop's Jay Longo and Jennifer Park to join Forum Studio

Co-founders of Longo Park Design Workshop Jay Longo and Jennifer Park will join ...

Three experts in sports design relocate from HKS Sports (Dallas) to Gensler

Jonathan Kelley, AIA, Jerry Fawcett AIA, and Byron Chambers, AIA will join Gensl...

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26.03.2014 

Designs of the Year at the Design Museum 

Now in its seventh year, Designs of the Year gathers together a year of cutting-edge innov  ...read more

05.07.2014 

Backstage at the Bank of England 

On two Saturdays in July and again over a weekend in September, the Bank of England will i  ...read more

22.08.2014 

BIM GAP +BIM EDGE 2014: The Eighth Annual USC BIM Conference 

USC School of Architecture Los Angeles, CA USA in partnership with AIA Los Angeles AIA   ...read more

05.09.2014 

MAISON&OBJET PARIS 

MAISON&OBJET PARIS presents a cutting-edge platform that is in line with the developments   ...read more

Tapering form by KPF completes in Incheon
The long-awaited Northeast Asia Trade Tower (NEATT) in Songdo International Business District, Incheon has opened for business. The KPF and Heerim Architects & Planners-designed structure topped out in 2009 however financial complications are said to have delayed the completion of the 308m-high tower. The mixed-use building looks to ‘symbolise and embody the tenants of an international business hub in a free-trade zone’. The external shape of the building references its internal workings, with the tapering form reflecting the changing programmatic needs of the interior. In the lower section of the NEATT tower are 26 floors of office accommodation requiring large floor plates. As the building rises, these floors plates reduce in size as they are replaced by 15 storeys of hotel facilities and 21 floors of residences. At the very top of the building is a heliport, situated

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