Wooden skyscraper by CF Møller

This week on Dezeen: the trend for open-prepare residing might be coming to an end, according to architects we interviewed this week, although other business insiders informed us that wood is taking in excess of from concrete and steel as the architectural wonder materials of the 21st century.

Rooms are loosely divided up inside Flint House by Skene Catling de la PeñaSmartphones and tablets could spell the end for open-plan living, according to UK architects who heralded the rise of “broken-strategy” residing

Open-prepare properties have been favoured by homeowners for decades, but the proliferation of smartphones and tablets has prompted residents to look for out more secluded spaces in their residences. London-primarily based architect Mary Duggan described the new trend as “broken-strategy” residing.

Murray Grove by Waugh ThistletonArchitects embraced “the starting of the timber age”, with advances in methods generating wooden skyscrapers a true chance

This week we investigated the possibility of developing skyscrapers from wood. When structurally unattainable, timber substantial-rises are now a true prospect thanks to new methods and stronger varieties of engineered wood. “This is the starting of the timber age,” explained Uk architect Andrew Waugh.

Dubai skyscrapersDubai revealed programs to fight fires in the world’s tallest skyscrapers employing jetpacks

In other news, Dubai announced its intention to fight fires in the city’s tallest skyscrapers making use of jetpacks and American rapper Snoop Dogg launched his personal edible marijuana brand.

Santiago Calatrava's World Trade Center Transportation HubSantiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center Transportation Hub sprang a leak due to function on a nearby skyscraper

New York’s lengthy-delayed World Trade Center Transportation Hub, made by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, sprang a leak, although programs were revealed for Brooklyn’s very first super-tall tower.

New York skylineA wave of super-tall towers in Manhattan sparked protests above shadows

The recent spate of tall skyscraper designs for New York sparked protests, as aggrieved residents took to the streets to voice their concerns about shadows cast above Central Park.

DUMBO townhouses by Alloy in BrooklynAlloy finished its DUMBO townhouses, a row of skinny properties in Brooklyn

A row of skinny townhouses in Brooklyn’s most high-priced neighbourhood had been also finished this week, and British designer Tom Dixon opened his very first showroom in Manhattan.

Kai Uwe BergmannKai Uwe Bergmann advised Dezeen that robots would revolutionise the development market

In an exclusive interview with Dezeen, BIG’s Kai-Uwe Bergmann mentioned robots will transform the developing business in 50 years.

Aarhus museum extension by James Turrell and Schmidt Hammer LassenJames Turrell and Schmidt Hammer Lassen unveiled strategies for an extension to the Aarhus museum

Well-liked projects this week on Dezeen included programs for a domed extension to 1 of Denmark’s most-visited museums, a Ferrari-like tractor and a Swedish sauna raised over the waters in Gothenburg’s port.

Gothenburg sauna by RaumlaborThe Gothenburg sauna by Raumlabor was among the most common tasks on Dezeen

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