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This inflatable skyscraper could save lives in disaster zones

The origami-inspired building would inflate with help from a giant helium balloon.<p>From telescopes to heart stents and artificial muscles, origami has inspired all sorts of curiously innovative objects. Now a trio of Polish designers has won a major design competition for their proposal for an …

New York City

House Plans Under 50 Square Meters: 26 More Helpful Examples of Small-Scale Living

Designing the interior of an apartment when you have very little space to work with is certainly a challenge. We all know that a home should be as …

Architecture

Pollution-filled domes installed at London's Somerset House

Visitors to Somerset House in London have been experiencing the air pollution of different global cities, inside a series of domes created by artist …

Pollution

'Green' buildings help prevent indoor pollution

Indoor air pollution is a health hazard that can be addressed by builders going "green."

World Economy

“Vertical village” built almost entirely of wood to rise in Paris

Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel have won a competition to design a striking new mixed-use development as a counterpoint to Paris’ …

Architecture

Zaha Hadid Architects' twisted Generali Tower in Milan photographed by Hufton+Crow

Zaha Hadid Architects has completed the Genera Tower in Milan, featuring a twisted geometry within the CityLife masterplan. The masterplan …

Architecture

Gigantic "vending machine" skyscraper dispenses 3D-printed homes in Tokyo

Could the skyscraper of the future dispense homes like a vending machine? Growing and adapting to Tokyo’s housing demand, this Pod Skyscraper is …

How green building can help protect world's water supply

The International Finance Corp is helping Filipinos build environment-friendly structures that also help reduce water consumption.

Water

New skyscraper that would be a sister tower to Tabor Center enters Denver’s planning pipeline. Again.

Rendering provided by Callahan Capital PropertiesA rendering of what Two Tabor would look like from across 17th Street. Developer Callahan Capital …

Skyscrapers

Is this what National City of the future will look like?

Imagine a National City with a vibrant shopping scene, autonomous vehicle parking garages, an entire street of world-class buildings that …

What is 3D Printing? The definitive guide

3D Printing is an additive manufacturing process that creates a physical object from a digital design. There are different 3D printing technologies …

3D Printing

zaha hadid architects submits plans for vauxhall cross island

<b>zaha hadid architects (ZHA) has presented plans for a mixed-use development comprising two towers in south london.</b> known as ‘vauxhall cross island’, …

Skyscrapers

The winning SKYHIVE Skyscraper Challenge ideas

Participants in the international SKYHIVE Skyscraper Challenge had the freedom to design their most innovative high-rise on a 130x80m site. Launched …

Architecture

Jeddah Tower: What does the world's next tallest skyscraper look like now?

<b>(CNN) —</b> These are the images that show what will soon be known as the world's next tallest building rising from the desert. When the 3,280-feet-tall (1,000-meter-tall) Jeddah Tower, in Saudi Arabia, opens in 2020, it will knock Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa off its throne as the tallest skyscraper in …

Skyscrapers

NASA says a 'potentially hazardous' asteroid will blaze past Earth on Super Bowl Sunday

A 1.1km-wide asteroid is set to zoom past the Earth on Super Bowl Sunday - and according to NASA it's "potentially hazardous" but there's no chance …

Asteroids

Reaching new heights: The year in skyscrapers

2017 saw a total of 144 skyscrapers measuring over 200 m (656 ft)-tall completed worldwide. It's an impressive number: if you stacked all the towers …

Why China is turning to Chicago for advice on its new skyscrapers

The earliest skyscrapers were a uniquely American creation. More specifically, a Chicago thing. The first skyscraper appeared there in 1884.<p>It was just 10 stories high. Since then, they've grown taller, of course.<p>And many of the newest and tallest buildings in the world are now being built in …

Super-skyscrapers: luxury in the sky or slums of the future?

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Post to Linkedin<br>• Share on Google Plus<br>• Share via Email<p>According to the architect himself, Rafael Viñoly's new …

Could the era of glass skyscrapers be over?

<b>One of the architects behind London's famous Gherkin skyscraper has now turned against glass buildings. Is it time tall towers were made out of something else, asks Hannah Sander.</b><p>It is one of the UK's most recognisable buildings. A Stirling Prize winner. A backdrop to Hollywood films. Named the …

Skyscrapers

2014 Was a Record Year for Skyscrapers, and That Could Be Bad News

It's been a very, very tall year. In fact, 2014 actually broke the existing record for the number of skyscrapers completed over a year, with 97 new …

28 incredible skyscrapers of the future

Skyscrapers

More Skyscrapers Went Up in 2015 Than Any Year Ever

And we're going to break that record in 2016.<p>Keep on reaching for the sky. The world set a new record in 2015 as 106 skyscrapers more than 200 meters tall (about 656 feet) were completed last year, according to a report released by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The …

Skyscrapers of the future

Sustainable Skyscraper Enclosure<p>Credit: Soomin Kim, Seo-Hyun Oh South<p>Neza York Towers<p>Credit: Israel López Balan, Gabriel Mendoza Cruz, Ana Saraí …

WAN:: American Copper skybridge by JDS and SHoP Architects in New York

matthijs la roi proposes the tallest skyscraper in the netherlands

<b>london-based architect matthijs la roi has developed a proposal for the tallest tower in the netherlands.</b> the design is a response to the strategic …

National Parks

10 of the Most Iconic Buildings by Architect Frank Gehry You Should Know

It’s rare for an architect to become a household name, but the ones who earn this distinction have their designs lauded for decades to come. Frank Gehry is one of these visionaries who has planned and built awe-inspiring structures since the early 1960s. Known for his bold architectural features …

New building developments divide opinions in historic Shanghai district

<b>(CNN) —</b> In Shanghai's historic Bund district, visitors circle a new theater with a brash -- and slowly rotating -- veneer of bronze-colored steel bamboo. Beside it, a pair of recently completed 590-foot-tall towers overlook the city's colonial-era buildings and the financial district just …

Architecture

What makes a work of architecture American?

Founded in 1892 and housed since 1932 in a building designed by local luminary Pietro Belluschi, the Portland Art Museum recently opened its …