New London Architecture unveils annual survey results


New London Architecture released the results of this year’s London Tall Buildings Survey.

The independent forum has teamed up with GLHearn to reveal that 263 new buildings are scheduled in 2015.

With a rise in the number of towers under construction, Head of London Strategy at GLHearn, Shaun Andrews, summed up the results: “if London doesn’t grow up, it will need to grow out.”

South, East and Central London will see the greatest number of tall buildings built this year.

Learn more about the survey’s results here and let us know what you think about the tall buildings boom.

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The world’s first shadowless skyscrapers


Shadowless buildingsArchitecture firm NBBJ has revealed its plan for a couple of very unusual buildings in London.

These two skyscrapers won’t cast a shadow, thanks to their innovative design.

They will use concave reflective surfaces which are adapted to the sun’s path in the sky, significantly reducing their shadows.

The unique towers will be built on Greenwich Peninsula; find out more about the project here.

Shortlist unveiled for London bridge competition


Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge A shortlist of architects and engineers has been revealed for the design of the new bridge between Nine Elms and Pimlico in London.

The juries have narrowed down the 74 teams in the February longlist to just four designs.

Wandsworth Council leader, Ravi Govindia, said: “the quality of the submissions went beyond our best expectations and the interest this competition has generated across London has been tremendous.”

The final winner will be selected in the autumn.

Find out more about the competition here and tell us what you think about it.

Call for entries: World Architecture Festival 2015


WAF awardsThe 8th World Architecture Festival Awards has opened its call for entries.

Architects and designers can now enter this year’s WAF Awards, which will take place in Singapore.

Described as ‘the biggest architectural awards programme in the world’, WAF is expecting to receive more than 750 entries.

This year’s judges include Royal Gold Medallist Sir Peter Cook, Sou Fujimoto, Kerry Hill, and Manuelle Gautrand.

They will deliver a shortlist in early June 2015.

Find out more about the WAF Awards here.

Innovative building for Singapore university


Nanyang Technological UniversityA Singapore university has a brand new ‘Learning Hub’ designed by Heatherwick Studio.

Nanyang Technological University’s new building has an unusual curved structure, consisting of white layered towers interspersed with trees.

Heatherwick Studio described its unique design as fostering ‘togetherness and sociability’ to ‘encourage collaboration’.

Have a closer look at the stunning construction here and tell us what you think.

Shortlist announced for RIBA London awards


RIBA London has announced its shortlist for the 2015 Awards.RIBA London Awards shortlist

68 buildings are part of this shortlist, with buildings designed by AHMM, Roger Stirk Harbour, and John McAslan + Partners being recognised.

The nominations will be assessed by a regional jury, before being considered for the RIBA National Awards.

Take a look at the list of shortlisted projects here and tell us which ones you like.

Time-sliced landmarks from day to night


Time-sliced buidingsA photographer has released a series of  pictures showing the world’s most famous places from day to night.

Richard Silver carefully takes pictures of each landmark before ‘slicing’ the images into strips and arranging them into a single photograph.

His work includes compositions depicting Milan, Shanghai, and even Easter Island.

Have a look at these unique photographs here and tell us which one is your favourite.

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