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Dezeen Debate features "bold and courageous" canopy by Adjaye Associates

The latest edition of our Dezeen Debate newsletter features a giant canopy created by Adjaye Associates and Daniel Boyd for a public plaza in SydneySubscribe to Dezeen Debate now.

Architect David Adjaye and First Nations Australian artist Boyd have created the Sydney Plaza & Community Building, which features a huge canopy that filters light through circular openings.

The project aims to highlight the Aboriginal heritage of the site, drawing attention to its origins – it was once home to the Eora Nation clan, the traditional custodians of the place we now call Sydney.

Readers were divided in their reaction, with one describing the canopy as "pointless", whereas another thought it was "a bold and courageous move by the architect".

Exterior of Floating House in Vietnam by SDA
SDA completes flood-resilient concrete house in Vietnam

Other stories in this week's newsletter that fired up the comments section include an elevated concrete home in Vietnam, a house in Mexico City featuring a dramatic cantilever and an interview with construction material expert Benjamin Kromoser.

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