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Submerged Floating Bridge

Submerged Floating Bridge

Norway has hatched ambitious plans to install the world’s first floating underwater tunnels to help travelers easily cross the nation’s many fjords. At present, the only way to travel across the bodies of water involves taking a series of ferries – an inconvenient and time-consuming process. The “submerged floating bridges” would consist of large tubes suspended under 100 feet of water, and each one will be wide enough for two lanes of traffic.

Pedestrians as sources of energy

Pedestrians as sources of energy

When most people think “clean energy,” solar panels and wind turbines typically come to mind. But what if the simple act of walking could create emissions-free electricity? Las Vegas is proving that kinetic energy is a real world solution to harmful carbon pollution that is causing global warming - by installing the world’s first smart streetlights powered by pedestrian footsteps. NYC-based EnGoPLANET partnered with the city to install lamps powered by solar panels and kinetic energy pads at Boulder Plaza in the Arts District.

Sailing Along the Miass River

Sailing Along the Miass River

PIARENA has won the Archchel-2020 competition to create a Congress Hall for BRICS and SCO events in central Chelyabinsk, Russia along the Miass River. Separated into two parts by the river, the site will additionally host business meetings, public events, and exhibitions.

In order to emphasize the curve of the river, the new congress hall building will be a solid volume spanning across the river, rectangular in footprint, but curved in a sail shape above.

 
Диалог с прошлым

Диалог с прошлым

World Architecture Festival 2016 will take place on the 16 - 18 November in Berlin Germany.

Robert Konieczny + KWK Promes’ National Museum in Szczecin - Dialogue Centre Przełomy has been named the World Building of the Year 2016 as the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Berlin comes to a close. The project consists of an atmospheric underground museum below an expansive, undulating public plaza, adjacent to Barozzi Veiga’s Mies van der Rohe Award-winning Philharmonic Hall Szczecin.

Regardless of the Circumstance

Regardless of the Circumstance

George Lucas announced on January 10th, 2017, the $1 billion Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be located in Exposition Park in Los Angeles, California, holding court alongside the California Science Center, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and California African-American Museum. It will also be adjacent to the director’s alma mater, the University of Southern California.

Bac Ninh Green City Hall

Bac Ninh Green City Hall

The new Green City Hall project proposal of Vo Trong Nghia Architects is perceived as the new symbol of the city, which unites both greenery and culture together. Located at the center of the new urban area, the city hall sits adjacent to a park with flat terrain. The city hall is designed as a vertical park to provide greener landscape for the city.
 
Elitry on Karetny

Elitry on Karetny

HLM has won an international competition to design a new Circus School in Moscow. The competition, run by Concours d’Architecture, was to design a contemporary space for aspiring circus performers, taking into account the special requirements of a circus, as well as the urban context and impact of the building.
 
Sustainability through re-use

Sustainability through re-use

Mork-Ulnes Architects / sfosl re-uses an old, derelict barn on a rural property in Sonoma County, California, to house a 2,500 square feet artist’s studio. And a few months later designs a 720 square feet extension for a verdant dining parlor. Norwegian-born architect Casper Mork-Ulnes recently completed an amoeba-like pavilion housing a kitchen and dining area, the extension to a skylit artist’s studio he designed the year before for a creative couple living on a three-acre farm in Sonoma County, Northern California.
 
Jobs “on top”

Jobs “on top”

Studio Farris Architects transformed a small barn, part of a farm complex with several buildings, into an office space with meeting room, library, office desks and a resting/reading area. The owner wanted to have a small office detached from his house so he would be able to work from home at times. The stable was no more in use so he decided to use it as his home-office.
 
A New CAMP NOU Open to All

A New CAMP NOU Open to All

The stadium Camp Nou, translated from Catalan as “New field”, which is the home stadium of Futbol Club Barcelona, or Barça, as it is often called, expect a large-scale reconstruction. Plans for the restructuring of the stadium was unveiled in 2007, the year of its 50th anniversary, but the global financial crisis of 2008–2009 did not allow them to be done.
 
 
Architecture as a Source of Innovation

Architecture as a Source of Innovation

Zaha Hadid Architects has been selected to build the Sberbank Technopark at the Skolkovo Innovation Centre, Moscow, Russia. Considered to be Russia’s Silicon Valley, Skolkovo will be home to the laboratories and campuses of Russia’s fast developing IT, biomedical, energy, nuclear and space innovations. The other architectural firms competing to design the Sberbank Technopark were Speech (Russia), Foster + Partners (UK), Eric Owen Moss Architects (USA) and Fuksas (Italy).

Football…on Roof

Football…on Roof

The International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) is a new secondary school designed by Bogle Architects, providing teaching facilities for over 900 students, with an internationally renowned education programme. The 1.15 hectare site, located adjacent to the River Saigon, stands amongst a varied townscape of traditional residential units and new 25-storey residential blocks. The school building will provide over 25,000 square metres (sqm) of accommodation.