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Architecture for the dead

Although some societies have become a little squeamish over dealing with the dead, pre-afterlife facilities got a contemporary yet comforting makeover this year. The Exit Here funeral parlour opened in London to offer clients a light and bright place to make arrangements for loved ones who have passed away. In the US, Olson Kundig Architects unveiled designs for  an…

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Arctic Architecture

With the knowledge that our ice caps are more precious than ever, 2019 was a year where there was a lot of attention paid to projects in the Arctic Circle. Snøhetta designed a visitor centre for Svalbard, where people can virtually explore the secure seed vault that is kept under lock and key beneath the ice. Dorte Mandrup released…

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Architects focus on climate change

In May a group of 17 Stirling prize-winning studios, including  Zaha Hadid Architects, David Chipperfield Architects and Foster + Partners, declared a climate and biodiversity emergency. In an open letter they called for a shift in behaviour to avert catastrophic global warming. Many architecture studios downed tools in September for the Global Climate Strike. The Architect’s Climate Action Network…

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Notre-Dame reimagined

The year 2019 will go down in history as the year that Notre-Dame Cathedral was devastated by fire. Before the embers had stopped smoking questions about how to rebuild were being asked. The French senate eventually decreed that it must be returned to the way it looked before, but not before a lot of architects published their visions for…

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London Building Completed with “Crumpled Paper” Facade

Walls with the texture of scrunched-up paper feature on this residential and office building that architecture studio DROO has completed in east London. The Paintworks is a four-storey building in Shoreditch, containing two office units and eight apartments. The site was once home to art studios and an art-supply store. DROO wanted to pay tribute to this in its…

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Who We Are: Deserect Nigeria limited is a Nigerian Firm of Architects, Planners, Engineers, Quantity Surveyors and allied professionals. The Company was incorporated in 1991 primarily to offer comprehensive Consultancy Services in the Construction Industry. Our Team: Our team is a workforce comprising of Architects, Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Land Surveyors, Administrators, Estate Managers, Technicians, Developers etc. Work Plan: Our Work…

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