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New Urban Park Design Seeks To Change The Face Of Russia's Biggest City

<b>(Read original story here)</b><p><b>By Vanessa Quirk</b><p>The Strelka Institute has announced the winner of the two-stage international competition to design Zaryadye Park, Moscow's first park in over 50 years as Diller Scofidio + Renfro. A consortium led by the New York-based firm beat out an impressive shortlist …

MVRDV’s Seoul Skygarden Is Like The High Line On Steroids

The Seoul Skygarden will transform a disused highway into a planted paradise the size of two football fields.<p>Move over, High Line: Rotterdam-based design firm MVRDV has developed a winning concept for a skygarden in Seoul that might just become the new gold standard for public parks that repurpose …

Urban Design

Esfera City Center Residential Project by Zaha Hadid Architects

<b>Esfera City Center residential project</b> is located in Huajuco Canyon, this project would provide new homes for Monterrey’s fast growing population. …

Zaha Hadid

ASTOC and HPP Selected to Masterplan Moscow’s New Finance Center

<b>ASTOC</b> and <b>HPP</b> have been announced as winners of a two-stage competition to masterplan “New Moscow’s” International Financial Center (IFC) in …

Design

How the Malaysians Used a Skyscraper to Fool the World

Never underestimate the power of good marketing. Politicians need it to win elections. Entertainers need it to gain popularity. Musicians need it to sell tickets. Skilled marketers can spin stories and create elaborate facades to manipulate the viewpoints of targeted groups of people. It can be …

After Decade of Planning, Nouvel’s MoMA Skyscraper Ready to Rise

After nearly a decade of planning, developers are ready to begin building an 82-story skyscraper adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown …

Real Estate

First Look Inside SOM's Undulating 252 East 57th Street Tower

252 East 57th Street<p>The building will have a 34th-floor lounge amenity space, pictured here.<p>World Wide Group and Rose Associate's luxury tower at <b>252</b> (née 250) <b>East 57th Street</b> has maintained a pretty low profile throughout its development, considering its 57th Street locale and thus its apartments' …

One World Trade Center: how New York tried to rebuild its soul

When Ground Zero was finally cleared after the fall of the twin towers, New Yorkers trusted that thoughtful, ambitious urban design could make the city whole again. Why have they been so badly let down?<p>1WTC: as seen from around New York – in pictures<p>You see it when you whip over the Brooklyn …

Hudson Yards Gets Even More Renders, Reveals Retail Interiors

Along with yesterday's announcement that <b>Neiman Marcus</b> will be the flagship retailer at The Shops at Hudson Yards, new renderings of the megaproject have revealed some <b>design tweaks</b> throughout the massive site. New York YIMBY spotted some minor changes to 35 Hudson Yards, the David Childs-designed …

Chunky tower covered in plants proposed for Taiwan's capital

Architect Fernando Menis has developed a concept for a residential tower complex with rock-like walls, a cavernous swimming pool and plants growing …

New Renderings for Related's 35 Hudson Yards, 1,000-Foot Mixed-Use Supertall

Construction is proceeding swiftly across the entirety of the Eastern Yards (within Related’s greater Hudson Yards plan), and last week YIMBY posted …

Skyscrapers

Patio by APOLLO Architects & Associates

Patio is a minimalist house located in Kanagawa, Japan, designed by APOLLO Architects & Associates. The clients of the project were DINKs (dual …

Architecture

The Surreal Housing Projects In Nature By Dionisio Gonzalez

Dionisio Gonzales, well known for his architectural visualizations for disaster-prone areas is now giving us his latest collection called …

Alvar Aalto. 1898-1976. Organic architecture, art and design

Retrospective dedicated to the Finnish architect, who was called 'the Magus of the North' by architectural critic Sigfried Giedion. This coproduction …

Everything you need to know about the net-zero housing revolution

Research released by the Pembina Institute and Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) on July 23 revealed that net-zero buildings could help …

Housing

Many New Condominiums Planned for Bayview and Sheppard

Close to one of Toronto's premier mid-size malls, offering proximity to Highways 401, 404, and the Don Valley Parkway, and right on the Sheppard …

Passing Through the World's Most Magnificent Train Stations

Sometimes the act of travel can be just as beautiful as the destinations themselves. Case in point: these 18 stunning, well-designed train stations around the world.

Articles about 250 year old stone house israel surprisingly modern interior on Dwell.com - Dwell

This historic home by Henkin Shavit Architecture is reimagined through a modern lens.<p>Danish design impresario Jens Martin Skibsted works with architect Jürgen Mayer H to update a Norwegian-style, 19th-century home...<p>This Swedish guesthouse embodied Nordic building traditions for a modern …

Architecture

Articles about 5 indoor outdoor living spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

Who doesn't love a good patio or back deck? We sure do. Take a peek at our favorite homes this week that will have you remodeling...<p>These porches, patios, and courtyards have us green with envy.<p>You’ve known you were destined to dwell in outer space ever since you first saw The Jetsons.<p>Ah, sweet …

Outdoor Spaces

Articles about 13 ways use limestone home on Dwell.com - Dwell

This week's top 5 homes focus on the beautiful design element, wood.<p>Want to add a pop of color to your kitchen backsplash or redesign your shower with a cool pattern? Well, we have a solution for...<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. …

Outdoor Spaces

Lush Spa In Vietnam Is Like A Modern-Age Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Blurring the divide between indoors and out is a common architectural trick—even a cliché—but a new spa at a tony Vietnam resort shows why the ol’ trick sticks. If the (likely mythical) Hanging Gardens of Babylon were built today, they’d probably look a little something like this.<p>MIA Design Studio, …

Vietnam

The Pro Designer Trick That Makes Homes Feel Cozy & Cohesive

When you're feeling like the rooms of your home are design <i>islands</i> — lovely spaces by themselves but not necessarily connected to the architecture of …

Dining Rooms

Invisible Barn is a mirror-clad folly camouflaged among the trees of a California forest

Mirrors clad the walls and rooftops of this woodland installation by architecture studio STMPJ, so that at first glance visitors might think its …

UC Berkeley

Think Like An Entrepreneur

The first-ever AIA Entrepreneur Summit featured keynote speakers and accompanying panels on a variety of topics relevant to the entrepreneurial …

Entrepreneurship