MAD’s Chaoyang Park Plaza

Architecture | May 7, 2014

Image courtesy of MAD MAD’s Chaoyang Park Plaza As a recent realization of the concept Shanshui City, Chaoyang Park Plaza has begun construction. It marks another milestone in one of the practices of MAD‘s design theory. This project pushes the boundary of the urbanization process in modern cosmopolitan life by creating a dialogue between artificial […] Read more

Hanwha’s Headquarters By UNStudio

Architecture | May 6, 2014

Image courtesy of UNstudio New Animated LED Pixilated Facade For Hanwha’s Headquarters By UNStudio UNStudio’s design for the Hanwha’s headquarter building incorporates the renovation and remodelling of the facade, the interior of the common spaces, lobbies, meeting levels, auditorium and executive areas, along with the redesign of the landscaping. Several important variables were required to […] Read more

Hive-inn Traveling Container rooms Hotel

Architecture, Design | April 29, 2014

Image courtesy of OVA Studio Hive-inn Traveling Container rooms Hotel Hive-inn, a hotel structure that allows containers rooms to travel in and out, designed by Hong-Kong-based OVA studio, for applications such as emergency housing or medical care units and more. Read more

Hualien residences by Bjarke Ingels…

Architecture | April 28, 2014

Image courtesy of BIG Hualien residences by Bjarke Ingels group The Hualien Wellness & Residential development seeks to find the perfect balance between nature, health and the built environment. Sloping green roofs provide shade, remove heat, harvest rainwater and produce clean, breathable air, while the proximity to lush vegetation in the apartments creates a stress-relieving […] Read more

New York’s latest crop of…

Architecture | April 23, 2014

Image courtesy of, Inc New York’s latest crop of luxury residential developments At an event hosted by the Skyscraper Museum, the starchitect behind 432 Park Avenue, Rafael Viñoly, gave a behind-the-scenes peek at his design of a building that, once completed, will be the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere. Tall and skinny is the […] Read more

Kengo Kuma’s cake shop opens…

Architecture, Design | April 18, 2014

Image courtesy of Kengo Kuma and Associates Kengo Kuma’s cake shop opens in Tokyo Kengo Kuma has been pushing the boundary for some time, making unexpected materials work hard on his facades. The FRAC building in Marseille, and the Green Cast building and Towada City Plaza – both in Japan – all demonstrate his inventive […] Read more

Skyvillage For Los Angeles

Architecture | April 17, 2014

Image courtesy of eVolo Skyvillage For Los Angeles Los Angeles freeway system segregates the city’s fabric restricting urban activities to single locations. Similarly, skyscrapers exacerbate this condition of segregation instead of encouraging urban integration. The envisioned vertical city would bridge over freeway interruptions and connect the four quadrants around 101 and 110 freeways as a […] Read more

koichi takada architects designs infinity…

Architecture | April 16, 2014

Image courtesy of Koichi Takada Architects Koichi Takada Architects designs Infinity by Crown in Sydney Crown International holdings group showcase their ambitious mixed-use, multi-residential complex designed by Koichi Takada Architects, in Sydney, Australia. Located at the gateway of the green square in the city, the proposed scheme of Infinity by Crown aims to engage the public […] Read more

rainforest guardian skyscraper protects the…

Architecture, Design | April 15, 2014

Image courtesy of eVolo Rainforest Guardian Skyscraper protects the amazon from fire Proposed by chinese designers Jie Huang, Jin Wei, Qiaowan Tang, Yiwei Yu and Zhe Hao, the Rainforest Guardian Skyscraper towers over the Amazonian landscape, protecting the region from the constant threat of fire and drought. The lotus-shaped design, which received an honorable mention […] Read more

Snøhetta: king abdulaziz center for…

Architecture | April 15, 2014

Image courtesy of Snøhetta Snøhetta: King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture The playful King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture by Snøhetta is expected to be completed in 2015. It is located in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, within close proximity to the “prosperity well”, a national landmark commemorating the place where oil was first discovered in the arab […] Read more

The Ark: floating hotel to…

Architecture, Design | April 14, 2014

Image courtesy of Remistudio The Ark: floating hotel to address climate change effects Designed by Russian architectural firm Remistudio, Ark project can be said the modern and futuristic Noah’s Ark. It’s been designed to answer the main concerns in our time: precautions against extreme environmental conditions and protection of natural environment from human activities. This […] Read more


Architecture | April 11, 2014

Image courtesy of the Statoil new Forus West competition Wingårdhs wins Statoil competition in Norway E = mc² by Swedish firm Wingårdhs was the winning solution in an invited competition to redesign the Forus West building of major energy company Statoil in Sandnes, Norway. From 48 applications worldwide, the teams invited to compete consisted mostly of Norwegian […] Read more

european patent office by jean…

Architecture | April 10, 2014

Image courtesy of Ateliers Jean Nouvel European Patent Office by Jean Nouvel Construction is set to get underway in the Netherlands at the site of the new European Patent Office (EPO) building near the Hague. Designed by Jean Nouvel, the 80,000 square meter development will provide a flexible and comfortable working environment for the organization’s […] Read more

national trade building in harbin…

Architecture | April 9, 2014

Image courtesy of Studio Marco Piva National Trade Building in Harbin by Studio Marco Piva Located in the densely populated chinese city of Harbin, Studio Marco Piva has designed the district’s National Trade Building. Comprising four unified towers, a hotel and three residential blocks, the cloistered development stands as a beacon for the area, a […] Read more

Sand Babel: Solar-Powered 3D printed…

Architecture, Design | April 7, 2014

Image courtesy of eVolo Sand Babel: Solar-Powered 3D printed tower The eVolo Magazine 2014 Skyscraper Competition shows off a range of unique designs, including a desert tower made from sand. Conceived by Chinese designers Qiu Song, Kang Pengfei, Bai Ying, Ren Nuoya, Guo Shen, Sand Babel is a solar-powered 3D printed skyscraper built from desert sand. […] Read more

Zaha Hadid designs “City of…

Architecture | April 3, 2014

Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects Zaha Hadid designs “City of Dreams” Hotel Tower in Macau Melco Crown Entertainment, a developer and owner of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia, has unveiled the project details and design of the Fifth Hotel Tower at City of Dreams, the company’s flagship property in Cotai, Macau. […] Read more

Rotterdam Central Station

Architecture | April 1, 2014

Image courtesy of Jannes Linders Rotterdam Central Station Rotterdam Central is part of the European network of high-speed railway lines and a nodal point in the city itself. This dual relationship, with the city and with Europe, gives the station and the station precinct a special dimension. At Rotterdam Central, European travellers enter the Netherlands […] Read more

Morphosis in Los Angeles

Architecture | March 31, 2014

Image courtesy of Iwan Baan Morphosis in Los Angeles The brilliant American architect Thom Mayne is on home ground with his latest project. He studied at the University of Southern California, co-founded SCI-Arc, the Southern California Institute of Architecture, and has based his practice Morphosis in Los Angeles. The latest jaw-dropper to emerge from Morphosis is […] Read more

Toyo Ito wins 2014 Thomas…

Architecture | March 27, 2014

Image courtesy of Iwan Baan Toyo Ito wins 2014 Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture The Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello and the University of Virginia selected Tokyo-based architect Toyo Ito for its 2014 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal for Architecture. This award recognizes notable achievements and significant contributions in a field in which Jefferson excelled. Read more

Diagrid Exoskeleton for Poly International…

Architecture | March 26, 2014

Image courtesy of SOM Diagrid Exoskeleton for Poly International Plaza Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Poly International Plaza in Guangzhou, China, is 116,000-square-meter complex of three speculative office buildings, which offers a spacious and light-filled work environment. Its long-span structural design strategically opens up the interior spaces and employs a highly sustainable approach […] Read more

Shigeru Ban receives the 2014…

Architecture | March 25, 2014

Shigeru Ban, Cardboard Cathedral, 2013, Christchurch (New Zealand). Image courtesy of Stephen Goodenough Shigeru Ban receives the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize The Pritzker Architecture Prize was founded in 1979 by the late Jay A. Pritzker and his wife, Cindy. Its purpose is to honor annually a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of […] Read more

New Jersey’s tallest building by…

Architecture | March 21, 2014

Image courtesy of Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) + Handel Architects New Jersey’s tallest building by HWKN and Handel Architects Construction is now underway on a 222-metre skyscraper by New York studios HWKN and Handel Architects that is set to become the tallest building in the state of New Jersey. Read more

Wooden Rest Space in Seoul

Architecture | March 20, 2014

Image courtesy of UTAA Wooden Rest Space in Seoul University of Seoul architecture students and design firm UTAA have transformed a parking lot into a cool and contemporary public space. Titled the Rest Hole, the ribbed structure has curved wooden panels that form sinuous seating and frame an undulating organically inspired space. Each wooden rib […] Read more

Flavours orchard villas by Vincent…

Architecture | March 18, 2014

Image courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architecture Flavours orchard villas by Vincent Callebaut Vincent Callebaut Architecture has designed 45 energy efficient villas in Kunming, southwest China, as part of a pioneering scheme encouraging eco-responsible lifestyles. Entitled Flavours orchard, the development is designed to encourage a close and intimate relationship with the natural environment across the 90,000 […] Read more

China’s Expo Milan 2015 pavilion

Architecture | March 14, 2014

Image courtesy of Studio Link-Arc China’s Expo Milan 2015 pavilion Tsinghua University, in collaboration with New York-based design firm Studio Link-Arc have conceived “The China pavilion” for the Milan Expo 2015 as a field of different spaces. Hovering over the “field of hope” on the ground floor, a floating cloud structure offers a distinctive undulating roof […] Read more

ArtA by BIG+Allard architecture

Architecture | March 7, 2014

Image courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group ArtA by BIG+Allard architecture BIG+Allard architecture, along with three other international firms, have unveiled their proposal for ArtA, a 8,000 sqm cultural hub on the edge of the river Rhine in Arnhem, the Netherlands. ArtA connects the city with its waterfront and marries two archetypes, a film theater with […] Read more

Ziraat bank headquarters by Kohn…

Architecture | March 3, 2014

Image courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox associates Ziraat Bank Headquarters by Kohn Pedersen Fox Plans have been unveiled for Ziraat bank’s Istanbul headquarters, a large scale project comprising two distinct towers which will form the centerpiece of the city’s financial district. Located in a modern suburban district, the scheme, developed by international firm Kohn Pedersen […] Read more

La Muralla Roja by Ricardo…

Architecture | February 27, 2014

Image courtesy of Ricardo Bofill La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill Within the context of La Manzanera, La Muralla Roja (The Red Wall) by Ricardo Bofill asks to be considered as a case apart. It embodies a clear reference to the popular architecture of the Arab Mediterranean, in particular to the adobe towers of North […] Read more

Torre Antena Santiago by Architects…

Architecture | February 25, 2014

Image courtesy of  Architects of Invention Torre Antena Santiago by Architects of Invention Architects of Invention have presented “Halo Santiago”, a proposal which was awarded third prize in the “Torre Antena Santiago Competition”. The tower is envisioned as a landmark structure for Santiago, a beacon for the city and its people. Read more

SKY HIGH & the logic…

Architecture | February 12, 2014

432 Park Avenue, One57, 111 West 57th, Four Seasons at 30 Park Place, 56 Leonard, Hudson Yards Tower D SKY HIGH & the logic of luxury October 9th, 2013 through April 19th, 2014 SKY HIGH examines the recent proliferation of super-slim, ultra-luxury residential towers on the rise in Manhattan. These pencil-thin buildings-all 50 to 90+ […] Read more