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TOP 10 towers and skyscrapers presented in 2017

<b>see designboom’s TOP 10 stories archive:</b><p><b>rising high above the ground, towers are the most prominent structures of modern cities.</b> extending life from …

Sky High: Inside a Palatial Penthouse That Soars Above Manhattan

The $37.5 million glass penthouse features six bedrooms, seven baths, and two balconies.<p>Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) architecture …

Video shows man putting up fallen American flag at OC home

Flags in a Ladera Ranch neighborhood are always displayed proudly, but it's the patriotic and respectful gesture of a stranger that has residents …

Work Finally Resumes on 125 Greenwich Street, Financial District

YIMBY recently revealed the latest images for 125 Greenwich Street, which has continued to see minor modifications to its design. Though the tower's …

Permits Filed for Silverstein’s Massive Site at 520 West 41st Street

The site of the old Mercedes dealership at 520 West 41st Street has seen several prospective designs covered by YIMBY over the years, including a …

New Renderings Revealed for Helmut Jahn's Upcoming 832 Foot Skyscraper in Chicago

Updated renderings have been revealed for renowned architect Helmut Jahn’s 1000M, an upcoming 832-foot skyscraper that will take the place of a …

New renderings revealed for crooked, pixelated tower in Los Angeles

adam sokol architecture practice (asap/) has revealed renderings for a crooked tower proposed for Los Angeles’s historic core. (Courtesy asap/)<p>The …

Architecture

Life at the very top: luxury homes in new skyscrapers around the world

hudson yards: everything you need to know about the NYC development

<b>currently under construction, hudson yards is the largest private real estate development in the history of the united states, and the largest</b> …

Condos in Greenpoint's tallest tower now up for grabs for just under $1M

The 40-story building will have 95 condos starting on the 28th floor<p>Greenpoint’s tallest building has launched sales on its 95 condos with prices starting at $989,000 for a one-bedroom. The condo portion of this 40-story development, known as The Greenpoint, comes with a mix of studios, one, two, …

Real Estate

The swanky, sexy style of Midcentury Modern

Where would Dick Van Dyke be without his step-down living room and open kitchen? Or the sets of "Mad Men" without their bar carts and sexy Mies van der Rohe furnishings?<p>Conceived in the era of optimism following WWII, midcentury homes and furnishings, designed by emerging architectural talents such …

13 stunning capitol buildings across the U.S.

Not all capitol buildings are white, domed, and marbled<p>We’re all familiar with the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.: A white, domed icon of 19th-century neoclassical architecture with porticos and columns derived from ancient Greece and Rome.<p>And though it has been “built, burnt, rebuilt, …

Schuylkill Yards developer commits $5M to West Philly neighborhood initiative

Brandywine Realty Trust will put $3.1M toward affordable housing<p>The developer of the multi-billion dollar project Schuylkill Yards planned for University City is set to commit $5.6 million into West Philly neighborhoods through a neighborhood initiative, which will include $3.1 million in …

Architreasure Weekly #3

We’re back with our third installment of the Architreasure series! Things are looking great here as Evolo just wrapped up their Skyscraper …

This Treehouse in Cape Town, South Africa Is a Sight to Behold

Wait until you see the gorgeous rooftop.<p>Even though this South African home isn't <i>technically</i> a treehouse, it might as well be. A local firm named Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design was tasked with creating a modern, cabin-like abode on a tree-rich property. The results: This home, which …

South Africa

Looking Ahead: 8 Architecture and Construction Industry Trends for the Next 30 Years

VIATechnik specializes in technology for the architecture, engineering and construction industries and works with clients in the realm of virtual reality, BIM services and artificial intelligence. Architizer is glad to present a selection of the firm’s blog posts on all things AEC. check out their …

container design completes playful house in sukumo, japan

<b>this dwelling designed by japanese architect takanobu kishimoto of container design offers the family a bright and open home in sukumo city, japan.</b> …

Giant glass orb in Paris is wrapped with a rotating solar sail that follows the sun

Architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines teamed up to create the stunning, solar-powered Seine Musicale located on Seguin Island in Paris. The …

Off-grid modern house is a ring-shaped forest escape

The Spanish home is a loop consisting almost entirely of outdoor patio space<p>This is what happens when you let architects run wild. Years ago, French developer Christian Bourdais enlisted a handful of architects to each design a vacation home on a plot in the Spanish forest. The rules were simple: …

Architecture

Twin skyscrapers could grow Melbourne's highest green facade

Other facilities would include a grand ballroom, yoga studio and day spa.<p>Originally, the towers were proposed to be 70 levels but the plans were …

The Science Behind What A Chicago Skyscraper Possibly Did To Clouds This Week

I often see weather-related social media that I just find cool. There are other times when I see something cool that is also related to my scholarly work as a scientist and professor. The photo that Jon Davis posted on Twitter yesterday is the latter. Jon tweeted,<p>I’ve never noticed this phenomenon …

26 Lessons Frank Lloyd Wright Has Taught Me About Art

Frank Lloyd Wright; genius maverick architect, who was one of the first leading ‘modernist’ architects, who followed his gut:<p>Some personal lessons …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Wyoming Residence

Jackson, Wyoming<p>Echoing the grandeur of the Teton Mountain Range whilst seamlessly inhabiting the adjacent grassland, the Wyoming Residence exhibits a conscientious marriage of form and material. With respect to the sloping meadow, the home is designed to coexist and therefore never breaks the …

Contemporary stone house rises from old ruins in Portugal

The home is located in Melgaço in the northernmost municipality of Portugal<p>This stone house in Melgaço in northern Portugal is a resurrection of two homes: the first being the site’s original two-story cottage, and the second a nearby, demolished building whose granite stones were transported to …

Architecture

Changes to this obscure rule could leave Midtown East streets shrouded in shadow

The streets of Midtown East could get a whole lot darker thanks to changes in a little-known equation (outside of architecture, anyway) used to …

Paris announces seven skyscrapers to boost post-Brexit business

Seven new skyscrapers by architects including French architect Jean Nouvel and British designer Norman Foster have been proposed for the La Défense …

Skyscrapers

From the offshore Santa Monica freeway to a mini Las Vegas with pyramids and the Parthenon, Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell look at the LA that never happened

Los Angeles

Rediscovering The Lost Skyscrapers Of New York

Many of New York’s early tall buildings were demolished. Some of those that remain are hiding in plain sight.<p>There are upwards of a million buildings in New York City, so you’d be forgiven for not even noticing the hundreds of the earliest skyscrapers that still dot the city today. After all, a …

12 Facts About Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater

Tucked away in the sleepy forests of southwestern Pennsylvania sits one of the world’s most famous buildings: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. …