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Apartment block by Koichi Takada Architects

A pine-cone-informed apartment block features in today's Dezeen Weekly newsletter

The latest edition of our Dezeen Weekly newsletter features a mixed-use apartment block on Queensland's Gold Coast.

Australian firm Koichi Takada Architects has amazed readers with its design for an apartment block that features retractable slatted wooden screens and thin balconies that reference the form of a pine cone.

The heritage-listed Norfolk pine trees surrounding its site gave the project its name, Norfolk, and informed the design approach.

One commenter said, "This architect is a breath of fresh air".

Floating pavilion in Bruges
PARA Project designs surreal pavilion floating on a Belgian canal

Other stories in this week's newsletter include a wooden pavilion on a canal in Bruges, Belgium, a Hampshire house that Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt has designed for a client who is a wheelchair user, and a laptop with modular components that can be repaired and replaced.

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