Foster + Partners’ latest Apple Store opens in central Tokyo

The latest Apple Store in Tokyo is fronted by a row of two-storey protruding windows that turn the shopfront into a series of display cabinets. Located near the Imperial Palace in the Marunouchi district of central Tokyo, the Apple Store has been deigned by Foster + Partners in collaboration with Apple’s design team. Built on […]

Foster + Partners restores “iconic” glass Apple Fifth Avenue

Apple‘s glass Fifth Avenue store in New York City has reopened to the public following a renovation by Foster + Partners that added a spiral staircase, skylights and public plaza. Apple Fifth Avenue is an underground Apple Store in Manhattan, nestled below a plaza that is in front of Edward Durell Stone’s 50-storey General Motors […]

Wavy white concrete roof tops Foster + Partners’ Apple Aventura store in Miami

Foster + Partners has completed its latest Apple Store in Miami with an undulating white concrete roof that draws on the city’s art deco buildings. The British architecture firm worked closely with former Apple chief design officer Jonathan Ive, who left the company earlier this year, on the project. Called Apple Aventura, the store is located […]

Foster + Partners’ Marseille airport plans come under scrutiny for carbon emissions

A glazed terminal building at Marseille Provence Airport designed by Foster + Partners has come under fire from France’s environmental authorities over fears it could hinder France‘s target to be carbon-neutral by 2050. The Autorité Environnementale (AE) issued a report calling on the developer Aeroport Marseille Provence (AMP) and the French state to “demonstrate the compatibility of […]

Foster + Partners to add giant “floating pavilion” to top of Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

Foster + Partners has revealed its plans to add a large overhanging rooftop extension to the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, as part of its renovation of the institution in northern Spain. The addition to the building is intended to enhance the institution’s “unique identity”, and will contain a mix of gallery spaces and public viewing platforms. […]

“What could Foster bring to social housing today?”

The fact that Norman Foster wants to start building social housing again after 40 years is a sign that a lot of it may be about to be built, says Owen Hatherley. In the 1970s Foster designed a council estate for the first and last time. Bean Hill, in Milton Keynes, was devised in the early 1970s […]

Foster + Partners Tulip tower plans nipped in the bud by mayor of London

Plans for The Tulip, a 305.3-metre-high viewing tower designed by Foster + Partners, have been rejected by London‘s mayor Sadiq Khan. Khan rejected the proposal on the grounds that it would provide “very limited public benefit” to the City of London and that it was not the “world class architecture that would be required to justify its […]

Foster + Partners reveals New York City boathouse featuring zig-zag roof

Foster + Partners has unveiled plans to build a timber boathouse on Manhattan’s Harlem River for a non-profit that teaches local teens to row. The British firm designed the boathouse for Row New York on a plot on the banks of the Harlem River, located in the uppermost tip of Manhattan. “This timber boathouse will fit […]

Careers guide: Narinder Sagoo explains how he came to oversee the visual output of Foster + Partners

As head of design communication Narinder Sagoo oversees all project visualisations, from concept sketches to photo-real digital renderings at Foster + Partners. For the Dezeen Jobs careers guide, he discusses his appreciation of both digital and hand-drawn images. Sagoo began his career at Foster + Partners over 23 years ago, after completing his architecture studies […]

Foster + Partners unveils Uber Air Skyport for Santa Clara

British architecture firm Foster + Partners has revealed plans to build an Uber Air Skyport in a new neighbourhood in Santa Clara. Foster + Partners‘ skyport would part of a new housing and commercial development that the firm is designing for developer Related Companies in Santa Clara – a city in California’s technology hub Silicon […]

Foster + Partners completes quartet of high-speed rail stations in Saudi Arabia

Foster + Partners has completed stations in Saudi Arabian cities Mecca, Medina, Jeddah and King Abdullah Economic City, connected by the 280-mile Haramain high-speed rail line. The stations, “conceived as gateways to each city”, are designed to offer a unified appearance to between 60 million and 135 million passengers anticipated to use the high-speed line […]

Chipperfield and Foster among architects to declare climate and biodiversity emergency

Stirling Prize winning architecture firms including Zaha Hadid Architects, David Chipperfield Architects and Foster + Partners are calling on all UK architects to adopt a “shift in behaviour” over climate change. Amanda Levete’s firm AL_A, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, and Alison Brooks Architects have also joined Architects Declare, an initial group of 17 architecture studios […]

Foster + Partners pledges to design only carbon-neutral buildings by 2030

Foster + Partners is the first architecture practice to sign up to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, meaning that by 2030 all buildings created by the practice will be carbon neutral. The Norman Foster-led studio has joined 23 cities, including New York, London and Tokyo, in signing the commitment, which aims to reduce the built […]

Foster + Partners converts historic Washington DC library into Apple Store

Foster + Partners has collaborated with the Apple design team to transform a neoclassical building in the US capital into a sleek retail space with a skylit atrium, where events are held to “entertain and inspire the local people”. The store, called Apple Carnegie Library, is located in Mount Vernon Square, about seven blocks north […]

Foster + Partners designs new neighbourhood for Santa Clara

Foster + Partners has unveiled plans to transform a former golf course in Silicon Valley into a sprawling mixed-use development, featuring numerous office buildings, residential towers and a park. The British firm was enlisted by developer Related Companies to design the 9.2 million-square-feet (854,708-square-metre) development for Santa Clara – a city in California’s technology hub […]

Foster + Partners designs tech-filled library for Sharjah

The House of Wisdom, a library and cultural centre designed by Foster + Partners for Sharjah, will feature a cantilevered roof and a book-printing machine. The library’s roof will overhang the two-storey building’s facades by 15-metres in all directions to provide shade during the hot days of the city in the United Arab Emirates. The overhanging […]

Foster + Partners and LG reveal partnership behind roll-up television

Foster + Partners has been revealed as a collaborator on LG’s Signature OLED TV R, the world’s first television that rolls out of sight. The two companies announced their partnership at Milan design week, where they showcased the television design in an installation. British architecture practice Foster + Partners worked on the project through its […]

Federation Square’s Foster + Partners-designed Apple Store axed

A controversial Apple Store designed by Foster + Partners for Melbourne’s Federation Square has been cancelled after plans were blocked by Australian heritage authorities. Heritage Victoria ruled against plans put forward by Federation Square management to knock down the Yarra Building, one of the existing structures on the publicly owned plaza, to make way for a AUS$50 […]

Mattiazzi debuts four new seating collections at Milan Design Week

To celebrate its 10th year, Mattiazzi is launching seating by Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic, Foster + Partners and Industrial Facility, who guest art-directed the collections. For 2019, the Italian furniture brand has worked with Sam Hecht and Kim Colin of London studio Industrial Facility to assemble four separate collections by four esteemed designers and studios. The […]

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