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This week we spoke to the inventor of the 15-minute metropolis

This week on Dezeen, we revealed an unique interview with 15-minute metropolis creator Carlos Moreno by which he discusses the conspiracy principle that his urbanism technique was designed to limit folks’s freedom.

The 15-minute metropolis idea advocates for creating polycentric cities the place no important facilities are additional than a brief stroll or cycle trip away.

Carlos Moreno, inventor of 15-minute city
We interviewed Carlos Moreno (above) – the inventor of the 15-minute metropolis (high)

This has been misinterpreted by a lot of individuals who concern that it will contain stopping residents from leaving their 15-minute radius, and was even debated within the UK parliament by MP Nick Fletcher.

“I used to be shocked,” Moreno instructed Dezeen. “It is stunning – for me, it’s the first time in my life after I was completely focused by the conspiracy world – communists, Stalinists, neo-fascists.”

Concrete columns, Ceramic Art Avenue Taoxichuan by David Chipperfield Architects
Aaron Betsky shared an opinion piece on the structure of David Chipperfield

Following the announcement of the Pritzker Structure Prize winner final week, American structure critic Aaron Betsky shared an opinion piece on Dezeen arguing that David Chipperfield didn’t need to win the celebrated prize.

“Chipperfield’s work on the entire is bland, unimaginative and overly grandiose,” he wrote. “It additionally comprises few or any of the standard constructing blocks of structure: good areas framed by fantastically proportioned buildings.”

Tamedia Office Building by Shigeru Ban
We shared a case research of Shigeru Ban’s Tamedia Workplace Constructing

Persevering with our Timber Revolution collection, we interviewed two of mass timber’s largest proponents – architect Andrew Waugh of London follow Waugh Thistleton Architects and Canadian architect Michael Inexperienced, who in contrast architects not adopting biomaterials to “dinosaurs”.

We additionally shared case research of groundbreaking mass-timber buildings together with Waugh’s nine-storey Murray Grove housing complicated from 2009 and Japanese architect Shigeru Ban’s Tamedia constructing, whose timber skeleton is held collectively utterly with out screws or nails.

PPS structures by Shigeru Ban
Shigeru Ban designed shelters for victims of the Turkey-Syria earthquake

Ban additionally made the information this week when he helped to create shelters for victims of the earthquake that decimated a whole bunch of buildings throughout Turkey and Syria in February.

The system, which has additionally been used to deal with Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s invasion, is constructed utilizing cardboard tubes and takes three folks simply 5 minutes to construct.

Nokia logo redesign on a green and blue gradient background
Nokia unveiled its first rebrand in 45 years

Finnish know-how firm Nokia unveiled its first rebrand in 45 years this week, together with a brand new simplified angular brand developed in collaboration with consulting agency Lippincott.

The corporate additionally launched its newest G22 smartphone, which comes with replaceable elements and a DIY toolkit that enables customers to restore their very own telephones.

Photo of sweets bank
Nikken Sekkei designed the HQ for a Japanese candy firm

Well-liked initiatives on Dezeen this week included a sculptural home in India, the renovated studying room of Toronto’s brutalist Robarts Library and the HQ of a Japanese candy firm, which is framed by an enormous desk and matching chairs.

Our newest lookbooks featured minimalist Tokyo flats and inviting entrance halls that set the tone for the remainder of the house.

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