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Renco lego building

Dezeen Agenda features apartment building made from Lego-like blocks

The latest edition of our weekly Dezeen Agenda newsletter features an apartment block in California constructed like a "real-life Lego-kit"Subscribe to Dezeen Agenda now.

Florida-based manufacturer Renco has completed a Palm Springs apartment complex that was made using Lego-like blocks made of repurposed materials and designed by architecture studio Arquitectonica.

Constructed from a composite blend of glass fibres, resin, and stone, the blocks were designed to be stronger, less energy-intensive and more affordable than conventional materials.

Portrait of Lesley Lokko
"Revolutionary force" Lesley Lokko wins 2024 RIBA Royal Gold Medal

This week's newsletter also featured Ghanaian-Scottish architect Lesley Lokko being named the recipient of this year's RIBA Royal Gold Medal, the reveal of plans and the architect for this year's Serpentine Pavilion and a "first aid kit" for furniture designed by Yalan Dan.

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