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SpaceX Project – Space Tourism

Mid-September 2018 brought big news for science and art alike: as its first private lunar mission, Elon Musk’s company Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) plans to send artists to orbit the moon. Slated for launch in 2023 aboard the company’s Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), the “Dear Moon” project is being backed by Japanese entrepreneur and billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, who intends to take six to eight artists with a range of backgrounds, from literature to dancing to architecture.

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Cape Town City Park Competition

 Cape Town City Park CompetitionImage courtesy of Paragon Group

Cape Town City Park Competition
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Status: Project

This design competition, located in the heart of Cape Town‘s city centre across an open park, demonstrates the design considerations of a mixed-use scheme. All lower levels engage with street interfaces and draw inspiration from the local ‘stoep’ architecture found in and around the ‘Bo-Kaaparea; while retail areas with individual entrances off all four streets are sheltered by a canopy. The façade extends through the centre of the tower, opening onto a green landscaped belt through the building.

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Christie’s Los Angeles by wHY Architecture

Christie's Los Angeles by wHY ArchitectureImage courtesy of wHY Architecture

Christie’s Los Angeles by wHY Architecture

Status: Completed
Location: Los Angeles

A British-Inspired Space for the World’s Leading Art Business.
Originally founded in London in 1766, Christie’s approached wHY to design a new flagship in Los Angeles. The privately held company sought to expand its presence in response to an increase in demand for art, decorative arts and important objects in the Western United States.

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Jeddah Tower by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Jeddah Tower by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill ArchitectureImage courtesy of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Jeddah Tower by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Status: Ongoing
Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

At over 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) and a total construction area of 530,000 square meters (5.7 million square feet), Jeddah Tower – formerly known as Kingdom Tower – will be the centerpiece and first construction phase of the $20 billion Kingdom City development in
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, near the Red Sea.

Expected to cost $ 1.2billion to construct, Jeddah Tower will be a mixed-use building featuring a luxury hotel, office space, serviced apartments, luxury condominiums and the world’s highest observatory. Jeddah Tower‘s height will be at least 173 meters (568 feet) taller than Burj Khalifa, which was designed by Adrian Smith while at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

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Tod’s Sloane Apartment

Tod's Sloane Apartment
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Tod’s Sloane Apartment
Location: London

Tod’s Sloane Apartment, the new boutique concept designed by architect India Mahdavi. A whole new Tod’s experience: the high impact colour scheme, touches of rich velvets and brass and elegant marble flooring induce the sense of great warmth and welcome.

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Amazon Seattle Spheres

Amazon Seattle SpheresImage courtesy of The Spheres

Amazon Seattle Spheres
Status: Completed
Location: Seattle, Washington

The Spheres are a place where employees can think and work differently surrounded by plantsThe Spheres are a result of innovative thinking about the character of a workplace and an extended conversation about what is typically missing from urban offices – a direct link to nature. The Spheres are home to more than 40,000 plants from the cloud forest regions of over 30 countries.

An indoor garden from the start, The Spheres were first envisioned as a curved glass building filled with plants and tall trees. During early planning, the design team studied the form and function of several sphere – like conservatories around the world, including the UK’s Kew Gardens, the Mitchell Park Conservatory in Milwaukee, WI, and La Biosfera in Genoa, Italy. Eventually, three distinct buildings emerged, and their shape and geometry evolved over the course of the design process.

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Slice plug’n play urban living solution by Nasim Sehat

SLICE plug'n play urban living solution by Nasim SehatImage courtesy of Nasim Sehat

SLICE plug’n play urban living solution by Nasim Sehat

Observable trends like gig economy and increasing urbanization is fueling the creation of services that are shared on-demand and connected. Existing mobility services like mobike or pay-as-you-go co working services like nakedHub Go are good examples that are enhancing and reconstructing city life and work in Chinese cities. People tend to own less properties, less belongings, less bikes and even less devices and use sharing services. We are nearing a future where new solutions for living and working spaces are needed.

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