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MVRDV redeveloping dilapidated shopping mall into urban lagoon

Following an architectural competition, Dutch firm MVRDV has been given the nod to lead the redevelopment of a waterfront area in Tainan, Taiwan. The T-Axis project will see a rundown 1980's shopping mall demolished to create a pedestrian-friendly public space boasting an artificial beach, urban lagoon, and retail areas.Read More

"Vertical Forest" planned for Switzerland

Following an architectural competition, Italy's Stefano Boeri has been given the nod to design a "vertical forest" for Lausanne, Switzerland. The novel tower will be dominated by greenery and boast some sustainable technology, including solar power and rainwater collection.Read More

London's newest park is a gas (holder)

Recently, we've seen public parks created – or planned for creation – on old railways, in old trolley terminals, on streets, bridges and piers. A new park in London, however, is more unusual than all of these. It's built inside the structure of an old gasholder.Read More

Only 30 Superhouses will ever be designed

During time spent working alongside a naval architect, Magnus Ström is said to have wondered why superyachts existed, but not superhouses. Well now, courtesy of Ström, Superhouses could become a reality. They are aimed at being "the most beautiful, unique and design-led houses possible."Read More

MVRDV's art depot goes behind closed doors

Museums and art galleries typically only display a fraction of their stock at any one time, with the rest locked firmly behind closed doors where it's stored and restored. In what it says is the first project of its kind, Dutch architecture firm MVRDV has been given the go ahead for a new public art depot that offers visitors insight into this off-limits area of the art world.Read More

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