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Horse in Urban Environment

Horse in Urban Environment

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has won the international competition to design Hästen 21, a 43,000m2 development in central Stockholm, Sweden. The new building complex will comprise of a combination of diverse retail, office space, and city centre apartments to ensure a vibrant and lively city environment. The architecture captures the essence of inner Stockholm, by interpreting the characteristics of the Stockholm volumes and heights, and adds a new and unique architectural expression.

Micro Condominium – the Largest in the USA

Micro Condominium – the Largest in the USA

The saying that “everything’s bigger in Texas” is getting turned on its head in Houston, where the state’s first micro-condominiums are now underway. Houston is the latest city to jump on the tiny living bandwagon with the Ivy Lofts, a planned 24-story residential tower that’ll not only offer the largest microcondominium development in the country, but also snag the title as the U.S.’ first fully automated building.

Theatre and Architecture Alliance

Theatre and Architecture Alliance

Atlanta’s Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre has released final design renderings of its theatre transformation by Trahan Architects. This is the first major building reinvention for the theatre since its construction in 1968 as part of the celebrated Woodruff Arts Center campus, also home to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and High Museum of Art.

Ziggurat, Which Follows the Sun

Ziggurat, Which Follows the Sun

Nature is often the best muse for innovative architecture. Design studio ODA New York’s proposed Bayside building for Toronto is the latest proof. Inspired by the way plants and flowers orient themselves to move towards sunlight, this biomimetic architecture proposal offers a “vision of a new urban reality” with a staggered and pixelated modular mass that’s twisted to follow the sun, thereby maximizing waterfront views, sun exposure, and access to outdoor space.

Underwater Antiquities

Underwater Antiquities

The Great Sphinx, the pyramids at Giza, the temples at Luxor—if you’ve been to Egypt, you’ve probably seen them. Next time, you might try putting the Lighthouse of Pharos on your Egyptian bucket list, and don’t worry that it’s at the bottom of a harbor. A new museum proposed for Egypt’s City of Alexandria aims to bring visitors to sunken treasures not seen by the public in over 1,400 years.

Aquamotion

Aquamotion

Courchevel, located in the middle of the French Alps, combines several municipalities and spans multiple plateaus of varying altitudes. The new aquatic centre is placed between Courchevel 1650 and Courchevel 1850. This platform, flanked by two mountains, faces a valley on one side and an exceptional alpine panorama on the other. In this unique geographical setting, the aquatic centre contains extensive facilities.

From Kindergarten to Start-Up

From Kindergarten to Start-Up

The competition for a new mixeduse building in Lille piqued our interest both in its unprecedented mixture of program and its prominent triangular site in the heart of the new district of Porte de Valenciennes. Over the past twenty years Lille has become a European hub; a destination for business and congress, a great place to study and live and also a tourist destination.

Pool, as a Part of Terrain

Pool, as a Part of Terrain

Last October, Piscina & Wellness Barcelona 2015 ended with the celebration of The Awards 2015, organized by the ITeC - “Instituto de Tecnología de la Construcción de Cataluña”. In this edition, awards to best projects have been to residential swimming pool, wellness center, public swimming pool, restoration of a swimming pool, innovative product and sustainable product.

Time-Proven Design

Time-Proven Design

The Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California, has been selected for the 2016 AIA Twentyfive Year Award. Recognizing architectural design of enduring significance, the Twenty-five Year Award is conferred on a building project that has stood the test of time by embodying architectural excellence for 25 to 35 years.

Three Pillars of EXPO-2020

Three Pillars of EXPO-2020

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Expo Higher Committee and Chairman of Dubai Airports and Emirates Airline, in partnership with leading property developer Emaar, have revealed the winners of one of the world’s most prestigious architectural competitions, to design the theme pavilions for Expo 2020.

Tears of Success

Tears of Success

Of f ice building named ”Treurenberg”, which in Dutch means “Mountain of Tears”, is located on the eponymous street in Brussels. Treurenberg is the first Net-Zero energy office building to be built in Brussels, designed and built by ASSAR, VK Engineering, Democo and AXA IM - Real Assets.

Atoms for Peace at VDNH

Atoms for Peace at VDNH

Architectural design office UNK project has won a competition to design the Atomic Energy Pavilion in Moscow’s Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNH). The pavilion aims to share the “history of the native nuclear industry” and its “contribution into modern economic development,” according to competition organizer ROSATOM.

Extinguished Star...

Extinguished Star...

March 31, 2016 the world-renowned architect Dame Zaha Hadid, suddenly died in Miami aged 65. The British designer had a heart attack on Thursday in a Miami hospital, where she was being treated for bronchitis.