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BIG weaves green roofs into a mixed-use development on stilts in Miami

Bjarke Ingels Group has unveiled designs for a massive mixed-use development that is elevated into the air on thin stilts. Located in the central …

Skyscrapers

Either This Data is Incorrect or These Physicists Just Changed the World

A paper posted to arXiv last month claims to have achieved superconductivity at room temperature, but other physicists say the data may be incorrect.<p>When it comes to applied quantum mechanics, there are two “holy grails” in the field.<p>One is building a large scale quantum computer and the other is …

Quantum Physics

Four Primary Schools in Modular Design / wulf architekten

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The pedagogical concept of the “Munich Learning House” (Münchener Lernhaus) is the starting point for …

Architecture

Meet me in the pig palace! The architects who turned their HQ into a farm

Lambs are bleating, pigs are snuffling and a chicken is wandering about between planters spilling over with tomatoes and courgettes. All this is just a short walk from the teetering towers of Southbank Place, where £10m apartments are rising in stacks behind the London Eye. But there’s a very …

Architecture

BIG completes an energy-efficient sculptural skyscraper in Shenzhen

Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, the new home for the Shenzhen Energy Company has just reached completion in the business center of Shenzhen, China. …

Skyscrapers

This wild new skyscraper is topped with a functioning waterfall

Last month, the city of Guiyang–the capital of Guizhou, 1,335 miles south of Beijing–unveiled a new office building to the world. Called Liebian International Plaza, it’s home to a hotel, shopping mall, and offices. Oh, and a giant, 354-foot waterfall.<p>Like so many other skyscraper trends (see: …

Skyscrapers

China is set to open the world's longest sea-crossing bridge

China's Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is set to be the world's longest sea-crossing bridge ever built. After about seven years of construction, the …

China

Condo on East Village gas explosion site gets LPC approval

The seven-story building will bring 21 new apartments to the neighborhood<p>A Morris Adjmi-designed residential building that was proposed for the site leveled by the East Village gas explosion in 2015 was approved by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, on Tuesday.<p>Adjmi first presented his …

East Village

Steven Holl Architects Chosen to Design University College Dublin Future Campus

Steven Holl Architects have been announced as winners of the University College Dublin Future Campus Competition, overcoming 98 total entries, and a …

Architecture

Four-story Berkeley building built in four days

Developer Patrick Kennedy’s modular housing delivers<p>Construction can be an arduous and unpredictable process, full of hazards and delays—except for the case of a recent residential project in Berkeley, in which an entire four-story building took as little as four days.<p>Berkeleyside reports that a …

San Francisco

The SOM Foundation Announces New Research Prize Focusing on "Humanizing High Density"

People are moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. According to the United Nations, the world's urban population has increased from 751 …

United Nations

First tenant secured for tallest City skyscraper

The City’s tallest skyscraper has landed its first tenant as plans for a global insurer to take a 19-year lease in the building were unveiled …

Skyscrapers

A look at Vietnam’s ‘Golden Bridge,’ a colossal pair of hands lifting a golden walkway

In the mountains of central Vietnam, a colossal pair of hands lifts a golden thread of walkway high above the clifftops, as if the mountain itself …

Vietnam

Helix Cruise Terminal / Batlle i Roig Arquitectura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> HELIX Cruise Terminal aims to dialogue with the industrial language of the elements that surround it: …

Architecture

Zaha Hadid Architects’ Chris Lepine Says Luxury is About Being ‘Carefree and Pampered’

Architect Chris Lepine is the London-based associate director of Zaha Hadid Architects. Mr. Lepine’s biggest project to date, One Thousand Museum in …

Real Estate

City Archive Delft / Office Winhov

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Office Winhov and Gottlieb Paludan Architects designed the new City Archive of Delft. The façade shows a …

Architecture

Architects of LRT tunnel stations excited to show off their work

Charlie Hoang was so shocked by what he saw leaving the sound-and-light show in an underground LRT station last year that he immediately called his …

Architecture

Micro Homes Inside Concrete Pipes Can Now Pop Up In The Gaps Between Buildings

Would you ever consider living inside a concrete water pipe? No worries, the pipe is not underground and there’s no water in it. It’s actually a very …

Architecture

Transforming the Parking Garages of Today Into the Housing of Tomorrow

Are you in the market for a new home? If so, you may want to consider looking at a former parking garage, because they just might be the next place …

Urban Design

Plans for the Emanuel Nine Memorial Unveiled

Three years after a self-identified white supremacist murdered nine black parishioners at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South …

Seven megatall skyscrapers reaching new heights

Following the release of the movie Skyscraper, which centres around a fictional megatall tower in Hong Kong, we've pulled together more examples of …

this seoul kindergarten features five small volumes to relate to kids' scale, by daniel valle architects

<b>to help kids relate to the architectural scale and feel more comfortable in the everyday environment, the kindergarten in seoul designed by</b> …

Industrial building in Prince George holds record for most airtight

PRINCE GEORGE — The Wood Innovation Research Lab in Prince George, appears to be nothing more than a modern cedar and black-metal building, but look …

Alte Schönhauser 5 / TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> It is hard to imagine nowadays how many changes Berlin-Mitte has seen in the past decade. The high …

New Pavilion in Rotterdam's Leuvehaven Port Brings High-Tech Design to a Historical Context

A new public pavilion from MoedersheimMoonen Architects is set to be built in the old 'Leuvehaven' port in Rotterdam. Located near the Erasmus …

Rafael Viñoly’s 125 Greenwich Street is more than halfway to the top

The building will eventually rise to 912 feet and bring 273 condos to the Financial District<p>The Rafael Viñoly Architects-designed condo at 125 Greenwich Street is now more than halfway to the top, new construction site photos by Field Condition reveal. The photographer toured the Financial District …

The Global Compact for Migration Needs to Hear From Cities

In the U.S., more than 90 percent of immigrants live in urban areas; around the world, that proportion is even higher. City leaders should have more of a say in this week’s UN negotiations.<p>This week, national governments are convening in New York for the final round of negotiations toward a Global …

BIG-designed harbor bath opens in Aarhus, Denmark

It’s the second harbor bath from Bjarke Ingels<p>Forget swimming pools—this new harbor bath in Aarhus, Denmark, is how we should all be keeping cool this summer. Bjarke Ingels’ firm BIG designed the floating platform along the coast of the city to create a protected community space for up to 650 …

Solar-powered eco homes in Los Angeles assembled in just five hours

1/10<p>Living Homes Atwater Village<p>Imagine if homes could be built in a matter of hours instead of the usual months-to-years. Quick and efficient …

LEED Platinum housing for the homeless takes over a formerly vacant L.A. lot

Los Angeles-based design practice Michael Maltzan Architecture has transformed a vacant suburban lot into the Crest Apartments, a LEED …