This week we revealed Philippe Starck's Ecuadorian skyscraper

This week on Dezeen, we unveiled the design for the YOO GYE skyscraper in Guayaquil, Ecuador, by Philippe Starck’s structure and interiors studio YOO Impressed by Starck.

The 176-metre-high skyscraper will probably be situated alongside the Rio Guayas river within the centre of Ecuador’s largest metropolis and comprise a complete of 633 flats.

It’s the newest mission from developer Uribe Schwarzkopf, which has additionally commissioned main architects together with BIG, MAD and MVRDV to design residential high-rises within the nation.

In different Starck information, we additionally revealed the French designer’s idea for Qatar Preparatory Faculty – set to be the nation’s first vocational college centered on training for the inventive industries.

This week we mirrored on the Venice Structure Biennale and close by Neom exhibition

We continued our protection of the Venice Structure Biennale with a pair of opinion items reflecting on the occasion.

Dezeen’s editor Tom Ravenscroft drew a comparability between the futures introduced on the biennale and Neom’s close by Zero Gravity Urbanism exhibition, whereas Ewa Effiom, Krish Nathaniel and Aoi Phillips reported on the spirit of openness and sincerity they noticed on the occasion.

“The same old champagne-socialist pomposity of Venice has been drowned out by a newfound openness,” wrote the trio.

We additionally reported on the information that China had accused Alison Killing of together with “a considerable amount of false info” in her Venice set up, centered on alleged internment camps in China. In response, Killing instructed Dezeen: “We stand by our reporting”.

Openwork pavilion, Turkey, by Melek Zeynep Bulut at London Design Biennale 2023
The London Design Biennale opened within the UK

Within the UK, the London Design Biennale opened at Somerset Home. The biennale’s fourth version was curated by the Nieuwe Instituut and its creative director, Aric Chen, underneath the theme of Remapping Collaboration.

We rounded up ten key pavilions from the occasion, together with a large wind chime, touch-sensing bio-textiles and home windows for Ukraine.

Expo 202 Osaka pavilion by Shigeru Ban
Shigeru Ban completely revealed the design of his expo pavilion

We additionally appeared forward to the World Expo 2025, which is ready to happen in Osaka, Japan, as Dezeen revealed an unique have a look at the undulating pavilion that architect Shigeru Ban has designed for the occasion.

Named the Blue Ocean Dome pavilion, it should encompass three conjoined domes made from paper tubes, bamboo and carbon fibre-reinforced plastic.

Ethiopian park
A park in Ethiopia was certainly one of this week’s most-read tales

In style initiatives this week included an “anti-monument” to Ethiopia’s former prime minister, a pigsty in Switzerland that was transformed right into a home and the refurbishment of Malmö’s Hippodromen theatre, which aimed to “equip the constructing for one more century of life”.

Our newest lookbooks featured calming bedrooms with minimalist interiors and concrete kitchens with uncooked and tactile surfaces.

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