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Subway in Dunes

Subway in Dunes

Saudi Arabia’s capital will soon be home to yet another striking and sculptural architecture landmark: the Olaya Metro Station. Designed by Gerber Architekten, the duneinspired transit hub will be topped by a palm tree-lined landscape and go 30 meters underground to accommodate retail and two subway lines.

Tornado-Shaped Museum

Tornado-Shaped Museum

Architecture firm Kinslow, Keith & Todd recently unveiled plans for a tornado-shaped skyscraper on top of an existing parking garage in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The building would house a museum dedicated to weather, as well as a storm research center, and a green roof populated with native plants and grasses.

Let There Be Light!

Let There Be Light!

Light is all around us, and it increasingly affects our daily lives. For example, we have started to carry personal light sources around with our smartphones, and in our homes many electrical machines now utilize light to display information and simply to appear more attractive. In a larger context, architecture and cities have also developed a new dimension with the advent of electrical lighting for work and entertainment.

Egypt’s New Capital City

Egypt’s New Capital City

A part of the Egyptian Government’s development strategies, the vision for The Capital Cairo is a product of the collaboration of the Egyptian Ministry of Housing and Capital City Partners Ltd, a private fund of global investors, aided by the internationally renowned design firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM).

Apartment Block as a Private House

Apartment Block as a Private House

510 Driggs is a multi-family residential project designed by ODA that aims to provide residents with the “best qualities of a private house” within Brooklyn’s dense urban landscape. Each and every one of the six-story building’s 40 units will be equipped with a large, fully functional outdoor space in addition to at least two exposures, maximizing both light and air.

Frei Otto: Extended Limits of Cognition

Frei Otto: Extended Limits of Cognition

Frei Otto has just been named the 40th recipient of the Pritzker Prize – two weeks prior to the expected official announcement. The abrupt news has been released early due the unfortunate passing of the German architect and structural engineer, who was best known for the 1972 Munich Olympic Stadium.

Movement, Flexibility and Sustainability

Movement, Flexibility and Sustainability

3XN and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have released images of a new headquarters planned for a 24,000-square-meter site on banks of Lake Geneva in the Swiss city of Lausanne. Adjacent to the historic Château de Vidy, which has been the “iconic home” of the IOC, 3XN’s design is intended to respect both the château’s legacy and park setting, while making the transition from park to building as “soft” as possible.

Addition as Subtraction

Addition as Subtraction

Steven Holl was selected unanimously from 8 finalists including Zaha Hadid, OMA and Amanda Levete, to design a new wing for the Mumbai City Museum, also known as Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum. This is the first time that an international architectural competition has been held for a public building in Mumbai.

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Filmmaker George Lucas has appointed MAD and Studio Gang to design his proposed art museum in Chicago. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LMNA) will present a history of moving images and educate visitors on various topics concerning narrative art.

Garden Bridge to Be Built in London

Garden Bridge to Be Built in London

London Mayor Boris Johnson has approved plans for the Thomas Heatherwick-designed Garden Bridge. “The Garden Bridge will provide a fantastic new landmark for London whilst supporting regeneration and economic growth on both sides of the Thames,” said Johnson, who has been a vocal supporter since the project’s inception. ”It will create a stunning oasis of tranquility in the heart of our city and boost our plans to encourage walking in the city.”

Immersion in the Desert

Immersion in the Desert

Zaha Hadid Architects has been announced as the winner of an international competition for the new Sharjah headquarters of environmental and waste management company Bee’ah. Taking an aesthetic cue from the local desert environment, the project site appears as a series of sand dunes. Two larger central dunes form the basis of the core Headquarters building.

Russian Ark at the EXPO 2015

Russian Ark at the EXPO 2015

The concept for the Russian Pavilion at EXPO 2015 in Milan was developed by leading architectural bureau Speech, led by Sergei Choban. Taking in consideration Russia’s most successful world EXPO pavilions, of which the country has been producing since 1851, and the importance of “green technologies,” SPEECH has designed an expansive 4000-square-meter timber structure with a pronounced roofline that features a mirrored canopy extending 30-meters over the pavilion’s main entrance.

Sky Courts

Sky Courts

Sanjay Puri has triumphed as the Overall Winner at the MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards, scooping the prize for Mumbai’s Sky Courts apartment tower. Now in their 12th year, the MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards are the only competition focusing exclusively on future projects. The project is intended to create distinctive housing with large, open plan spaces and open rooms.