This week on DezeenWe published this article exclusive interview with 15-minute city creator Carlos Moreno In which he discusses his conspiracy theory that urbanism was intended to limit freedom.

The 15-minute City concept encourages the creation of polycentric cities that are only a short cycle or walk from all essential amenities.

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We interviewed Carlos Moreno (above) – the inventor of the 15-minute city (top)

Many people have misinterpreted this as indicating that it would prohibit citizens from moving beyond their 15-minute area. It was even discussed in the UK parliament by MP Nick Fletcher.

Dezeen’s Moreno said, “I was shocked.” “It’s shocking – for me, it is the first time in my life when I was totally targeted by the conspiracy world – communists, Stalinists, neo-fascists.”

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Aaron Betsky shared an opinion piece on the architecture of David Chipperfield

Follow these steps: announcement of the Pritzker Architecture Prize winner last weekAmerican architecture critic Aaron Betsky shared an opinion piece on Dezeen Argumenting that David Chipperfield was not worthy to be awarded the prestigious prize.

He wrote that “Chipperfield’s work is on the whole bland, unimaginative, and overly grandiose.” It also lacks many of the traditional building blocks of architecture, such as good spaces that are framed by well-designed structures.

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We shared a case study of Shigeru Ban’s Tamedia Office Building

Continue our Timber Revolution series, we interviewed two of mass timber’s biggest proponents – architect Andrew Waugh of London practice Waugh Thistleton Architects Canadian architect Michael Green who compared architects not adopting biomaterials to “dinosaurs”.

We also shared case study of innovative mass-timber building, such as Waugh’s nine-storey. Murray Grove housing complex From 2009 onwards Japanese architect Shigeru Ban’s Tamedia buildingThe timber skeleton of this tree is completely held together without the use of screws or nails.

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

Ban was also in the news this week, when he helped to create shelters for victims This is the February earthquake that decimated hundreds upon thousands of buildings in Turkey, Syria and other countries.

The system is which has also been used to house Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s invasionIt is made from cardboard tubes and takes just five minutes for three people to construct.

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Nokia unveiled its first rebrand in 45 years

Finnish technology company Nokia unveiled its first rebrand in 45 years This week includes a simplified, angular logo that was created in collaboration by consulting firm Lippincott

The company also launched its latest G22 smartphoneIt comes with replaceable parts, as well as a DIY kit that allows users repair their own smartphones.

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Nikken Sekkei designed the HQ for a Japanese sweet company

Dezeen’s most popular projects this week were a sculptural house in India?, renovated reading room of Toronto’s brutalist Robarts Library And the HQ of a Japanese sweet companyThe space is framed by a large table and matching chairs.

Our latest lookbooks featured minimalist Tokyo apartments And inviting entrance halls That sets the tone and spirit for the rest.

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