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Zaha Hadid’s only private residence is finally complete

A master suite tower appears to float above the tree canopy<p>Capital Hill Residence, the only private home by the late Zaha Hadid, is finally complete. Designed for international real estate developer Vladislav Doronin, who is the chairman and CEO of OKO Group as well as of luxury hotel group Aman …

Architecture

Paris garden skyscraper by SOM will be "one of the most sustainable buildings in Europe”

Skidmore Owings and Merrill has proposed a 180-metre skyscraper in Paris that is designed to be zero-energy, and accessible via a garden bridge …

barcode's triangular residential tower is a unique addition to rotterdam's skyline

<b>barcode architects’ ‘casanova’ building is situated in the rapidly developing maritiem district in the netherlands, where nine new residential towers</b> …

Skyscrapers

Smart cities are taking over, and over 50% of them are in China

By 2050, the UN estimates that there will be 5.3 billion people living in the world's cities — a full 70 percent of the human population. This …

Smart Cities

How Trump's infrastructure plan will crush mass transit and make our cities less competitive

President Trump is stumping for his sweeping $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan on Thursday, as the proposal appears to be stalled in Congress.<p>We …

Urban Design

Three businesses chosen to test projects to shape Manchester's infrastructure and environment

Council chiefs have chosen three businesses to run projects which will shape Manchester's future infrastructure and environment.<p>Retail Sensing, a …

City Politics

Leveraging Media for the Democratic Process

Government agencies, news outlets, and community-based organizations (CBOs) play an important role in mediating civic life, however most are now …

Oxford University

This City Is on Track to Become the World's Largest with 100 Million Residents

Everyone knows cities can be crowded, but some of them are growing quicker than we might think.<p>One such location is Lagos, Nigeria, which could soon …

Urbanization

THE SMART LANDSCAPE: INTELLIGENT ARCHITECTURE

<b>WILL THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION leave architecture behind? The new, networked technologies that are transforming the way we experience space and time</b> …

Human Rights

America’s cities are under cyberattack. That’s bad news for IoT and Smart Cities

A week after Atlanta was crippled by the worst ransomware attack yet launched against a major American city, the city was still reeling. There are …

Cybersecurity

How a century-old zoning law gave us Manhattan’s hottest (and highest) pads

In the early years of the 20th century, New York was facing dark times — literally.<p>Climbing to a record 57 stories in 1913, the Woolworth Building …

Real Estate

51-story UWS condo tower faces last-ditch activist attack

Local residents who are trying to kill the 51-story Upper West Side apartment tower project known as 200 Amsterdam Ave. are nothing if not …

Real Estate

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Dutch firm Concrete completes tallest residential skyscraper in New Jersey

Amsterdam-based studio Concrete has completed an apartment tower across from Manhattan that features a range of unusual amenities, including a …

Skyscrapers

This skyscraper-sized air purifier is the world's tallest

The tower is about as tall as a 20-story building.<p>It may look like just another giant smokestack, but a 200-foot tower in the central Chinese city of Xi’an was built to pull deadly pollutants from the air rather than add more. And preliminary research shows the tower — which some are calling the …

Pollution

Supertall skyscraper plan for 80 Flatbush Ave. sparks neighbors' ire

The neighbors are angry.

Skyscrapers

London icon: inside Centre Point’s facelift by Conran + Partners

The Centre Point tower has been an instantly recognisable landmark of central London since its completion in 1966; and as any architecture lover would add, it is a key project by its creator, Richard Seifert. Also the hand behind some of the capital’s signature 20th-century high rises, such as …

Architecture

City of London

Kobe's smart city project begins underground

The underground complex Santica in the heart of Kobe is the target of a three-year initiative to develop an airflow control system based on AI …

Smart Cities

London leads charge towards sustainable megacities

London is the only 'megacity' in the world where electricity use per capita is going down while GDP is going up, according to a new University of …

Mega Cities

Saudia Arabia: Home Of One Of the World's Largest Planned Smart Home Cities?

The Internet of Things (IoT) has certainly been a hot topic of discussion over the past few years, and some would argue it’s an over-used buzzword, reconditioned from the embedded world while adding big data analytics. All of the talk is turning into reality in many areas, though, and is emerging …

Internet of Things

Video Shows Downtown SF's Historic Evolution Since 1890

San Francisco’s skyline has continuously evolved over the years, and thanks to a new 61-story building, the city’s horizon has once again been …

San Francisco

Density's Next Frontier: The Suburbs

According to a new study, the continuing low density of inner suburbs is a major cause of the housing crisis—and a potential solution.<p>In a recent survey, America’s mayors named housing, and housing affordability, as the number-one problem facing their cities. This concern was not only voiced by …

The Death of a Skyscraper

Yesterday evening, I went to pay my respects to the old Union Carbide Building. The tower glowed softly in the drizzle. Its polished steel pinstripes …

Chicago’s high-rise construction boom, mapped - Curbed Chicago

With winter drawing to a close, Chicago is about to he move head first into construction season. Downtown continues to be an ever-thickening forest of tower cranes while neighborhoods as far north as Edgewater and south as Hyde Park are seeing new high-rises of their own.<p>Since our last update in …

Skyscrapers

Infographic: The Global Rush to Build New Skyscrapers

The Global Rush to Build New Skyscrapers<p><i>To see the full resolution version of this infographic that has higher legibility, click here.</i><p>As the creator …

Urban Design

Cisco introduces $1B smart city program and updates its smart city digital platform

A new $1 billion program from Cisco is aimed at helping cities adopt smart city technology faster. Cisco has also added features to its smart city …

Affordable Housing: The Game Gets Real

The massive gap of affordable housing has drawn the Government of India’s focused attention and resulted in many initiatives to such housings. …

An idiot’s guide to futuristic smart cities under development

Tech titans have caught utopia fever. Here’s a breakdown of who’s doing what<p>Maybe it’s the sudden flurry of flying car proposals or the hype over hyperloop, but it seems like tech companies are finally ready to build the cities of the future we’ve been obsessing about in films for years.<p>Smart city …