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TOYOTA WOVEN CITY

Architecture | March 14, 2020

Together with Toyota Motor Corporation, BIG unveils Toyota Woven City as the world's first urban incubator dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of mobility at the foothills of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Read more


POST HOUSTON BY OMA

Architecture | March 7, 2020

Lovett Commercial today [July 01, 2019] announced the redevelopment of the historic Barbara Jordan Post Office in downtown Houston. The over 550,000 sf building, which will be called POST Houston, was in use by the US government from 1936-2014.Designed by OMA Partner Jason Long, the transformation of the former post office facility will house site specific art installations by acclaimed artists, one of the world's largest rooftop parks and farms, a concert venue and many other retail and office concepts including restaurants, bars, an international market hall and flexible co-working space. Read more


WEST BUND MUSEUM

Architecture | March 6, 2020

The West Bund Museum is a new art gallery on the Shanghai Corniche, an 8.5 kilometre frontage on the northern bank of the Huangpu River. The promenade connects the Xuhui district to the historic Bund and forms a key part of the West Bund Masterplan, which envisages a new cultural district over nine square kilometres of former industrial land. Read more


Seoullo 7017 Skygarden by MVRDV

Architecture | March 4, 2020

Located in the heart of Seoul, a true plant village has been realised on a former inner city highway in an ever-changing urban area accommodating the biggest variety of Korean plant species and transforming it into a public 983-metre long park gathering 50 families of plants including trees, shrubs and flowers displayed in 645 tree pots, collecting around 228 species and sub-species. In total, the park will include 24,000 plants (trees, shrubs and flowers) that are newly planted many of which will grow to their final heights in the next decade. Read more


Bellerivestrasse 36 by C.F. Møller…

Architecture | March 2, 2020

Modernisation of an iconic 70s Swiss office building into a highly sustainable building integrated with the surrounding park and Lake Zürich to become a new attraction for users and citizens in Zürich. The obsolete office building at Bellerivestrasse 36 from 1974 is transformed into a modern and sustainable building. Read more


FLOATING HOTELS – ADMARES

Architecture | February 29, 2020

In preparations to host the 2022 World Cup, Qetaifan Projects, a Katara Hospitality owned company signed a memorandum of understanding with ADMARES; the world leader in alternative real estate with pioneering construction methods. Qetaifan Projects continues its series of local and international partnerships that would add to Qetaifan Island North and serve the tourism, hospitality, and entertainment sectors in Qatar. The Memorandum of Understanding includes the construction and operation of 16 floating hotels on the shores of Qetaifan Island North to provide accommodation for the masses within the fan villages during the 2022 World Cup. The hotels have a unique design; 72-meter-long and 16-meter-wide (236-feet-long and 52-feet-wide), each consisting of 101 guest rooms, a restaurant, and a lounge bar. All of the 16 four-story hotels will be identical, offering a total of 1616 floating hotel rooms. Read more


Venice Biennale 2020 postponed to…

Architecture | February 27, 2020

The Biennale Architettura 2020, curated by Hashim Sarkis, will be held in Venice (Giardini and Arsenale) from Saturday August 29th (preview Thursday 27th and Friday 28th) through Sunday November 29th, instead of from May 23rd through November 29th, as previously announced. Read more


3-Square House By Studio Puisto

Architecture | February 26, 2020

The building is approached from the south through a dense spruce forest, as the lake landscape slowly opens to the right on the east side. Read more


CO2 Pavillion

Architecture | February 25, 2020

Superimpose Architecture designed the CO2 Pavilion for the Beijing Design Week 2018 as an enclosed place for isolation and contemplation from urban chaos, and as a tridimensional projection screen for multidisciplinary performances on the multi-layered exterior. Ultimately architecture, music, visual art and light art work hand-in hand to consolidate awareness about the conditions of the cities we inhabit. Read more


Verdon Balconies

Architecture | February 23, 2020

"Verdon balconies" is a resting space for climbers installed in the mythical gorges of Verdon. Since the 1960s, this canyon in the South of France has become a must-see climbing site because of its unique depth in Europe and the quality of its limestone rock. Majestic and vertiginous, the Verdon cliffs stretch up to 700m high, offering a playground as noble as impressive. Read more


Empyrean Temple

Architecture | February 21, 2020

Empyrean is a temple of opportunity, inclusion, interactivity and experience of our transformative multiverse. Empyrean represents the region just beyond our physical realm that is the highest center of wisdom, and the source of energy-consciousness. It's at this highest point where one can interact with their own highest concept of the divine. In ancient cosmologies, Empyrean is the realm of pure light that is believed to be the birthplace of fire. To the community, Empyrean offers the healing properties of its central, eternal flame: reflection, resolution, release and renewal. Read more


CAMEL CITY BY ARCHITECTURE +…

Architecture | February 20, 2020

Sheltering beneath a vast crescent of shade, a teeming cultural and recreational entrepot dedicated to the celebration of the global culture of the camel shimmers like a mirage. Read more


Waterfront Cultural Centre by AART…

Architecture | February 19, 2020

The proposal for the Water Cultural Centre (in Danish 'Vandkulturhuset') paves the way for new perspectives on creating a landmark of an international calibre and with popular appeal; a landmark that fits in beautifully with iconic neighbours such as the Copenhagen Opera House and Royal Danish Playhouse and holds the potential to become the new healthy gathering point for both locals and visitors in Copenhagen. Read more


ESBJERG MARITIME CENTER- LANTERNEN

Architecture | February 14, 2020

Snøhetta has won the competition for designing a new Maritime Center in Esbjerg, Denmark, called Lanternen. Inspired by the geometry and craftmanship of boats, the design developed together with the Danish architecture firm, WERK Arkitekter, pays homage to the maritime tradition. The result is a center situated in a new urban enlargement of Esbjerg on the Danish west coast, containing multiple water-sport clubs, boat storage, training facilities, a large workshop, and social functions. Read more


The Sliding Shelter by Christophe…

Architecture | February 6, 2020

"The Sliding Shelter" is an isolated refuge amidst vast snowy slopes. Its inclined geometry hugs the topography as much as it contrasts by its abstraction. After the precarious balance ofTip-Box, The Sliding Shelter suggests a motionless slip towards freezing depths below. Both structures may question the place of man in his environment and the future of this cohabitation. Read more


Unicorn Island masterplan by Zaha…

Architecture | February 4, 2020

With China's economy evolving from traditional industries to internet and technology-based organisations, the country is now home to a third of the world's technology start-ups valued at over a billion US dollars - termed 'unicorn companies'. Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, has developed into a centre of excellence providing computer chips for half the world's laptops and is a leading producer of mobile computing hardware. Read more


Ethar – Honoring Generosity

Architecture | February 1, 2020

OMA and Inside Outside have collaborated on a design for "Ethar - Honoring Generosity", a field of columns engraved with stories from Arabic scholars, scientists and thinkers, unified in a monumental landscape embodying generosity and knowledge. The installation celebrates the unique culture of charitable giving in the United Arab Emirates with a physical installation that is part of the urban landscape of Dubai. Read more


The Century Project for the…

Architecture | January 24, 2020

Led by Design Principal Alan Maskin, the Century Project is a renovation of the Space Needle focused on enhancing the visitor experience for the next 50 years. Providing a new sense of transparency, the redesign hearkens back to the Space Needle's original guiding principle: providing unparalleled views. Read more


House on maple-tree hills

Architecture | January 18, 2020

A house in a residential area on the outskirts of Tokyo. Compared to the narrow front-side width, its depth goes further down. Two-thirds of its site is located approximately 3 meters above the street level. Read more


Countryside, The Future, an AMO…

Architecture | January 6, 2020

From February 20 through summer 2020 the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will present Countryside, The Future, an exhibition addressing urgent environmental, political, and socioeconomic issues through the lens of architect and urbanist Rem Koolhaas and AMO, the think tank of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). Read more


Studio Libeskind – “Gare Thiers-Est”

Architecture | January 3, 2020

Studio Libeskind in collaboration with Fevrier Carre Architectes and landscape architect Jean Mus was selected to design the "Gare Thiers-Est" (East Thiers Station), as a result of an international competition sponsored by the City of Nice. The project involves the design of 20,000 square meters of high-end commercial space that will feature two levels of shops, a 120 room hotel and office spaces, a sculptural entry pavilion, a 200 seat auditorium below grade, and a restaurant offering an open roof terrace with views towards the sea on the top floor. Read more


French Dream Towers by XTU

Architecture | December 31, 2019

Located in a new developing area of Hangzhou, the French Dream Towers are designed to display and showcase French expertise. Read more


Solar Carve

Architecture | December 25, 2019

Sculpted by the angles of the sun, Solar Carve (40 Tenth Ave) explores how shaping architecture in response to solar access and other site-specific criteria can expand its potential to have a positive impact on its environment. Located at the edge of Manhattan between the High Line park and the Hudson River, the building takes its unique form from the geometric relationships between the allowable envelope and the sun's path. In addition to producing a faceted, gem-like facade, this integrated response allows the building to benefit the important public green space of the High Line-privileging light, fresh air, and river views to the public park-while also becoming a new iconic silhouette on the New York skyline. Read more


MARKTHAL

Architecture | December 6, 2019

The Markthal is a sustainable combination of food, leisure, living, and parking, a building in which all functions are fully integrated to celebrate and enhance their synergetic possibilities. A secure, covered square is nestled beneath a large arch, conceived as an entirely new take on a typical market square and its surrounding buildings. Read more


Isenberg School of Management by…

Architecture | November 19, 2019

The copper clad Business Innovation Hub at the heart of the University of Massachusetts Amherst adds 70,000SF of hyper-collaborative study and social space to one of the top-30 public business schools in the United States. Read more


Vertical City

Architecture | November 17, 2019

Architecture firm Luca Curci Architects presents Vertical City, a project proposal for a vertical city-building of 25,000 people settled in the water. A number of renewable energy resources, such as wind, water turbines and solar panels are also incorporated. Energy storage solutions. Water desalination. Food production and farming integrated and follow a zero-waste policy. Healthier life-style. No suburbs. Less poverty oriented. Read more


Cyrela by Pininfarina

Architecture | October 26, 2019

Launched the first residential tower design by Pininfarina. São Paulo is the first city to host a residential tower designed by Pininfarina. The project has been realized by Cyrela, one of the leading developer in Brazil. Read more


Kloof 145 by SAOTA

Architecture | October 19, 2019

Accessed from Kloof Road, which winds along the western slopes of Lion's Head, this site is positioned in the wind-protected suburb of Clifton. Years before any development was introduced, this slope was conceivably covered by indigenous forest and fynbos. Read more