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Forward to the Future

Forward to the Future

Proposals such as Vincent Callebaut “Hydrogenase” have always been science fiction as much as they are architecture - but with Arx Pax’s MFA technology, is it time to think more carefully about how to design levitating buildings?.

Improving the Connectivity

Improving the Connectivity

Nha Trang is a famous city by the sea, a beautiful destination for tourists from all over the world. The eland 4 seasons, a bar and restaurant on the beach built in the last decade, is a popular tourist spot with a perfect location. However it has a pressing issue in the urban environment of the city, it breaks the continuity of the seaside public park.

The Hills ... off the Ground

The Hills ... off the Ground

Architect Rafael Viñoly and Olin Landscape Architects have unveiled designs for the world’s largest green roof-a 30-acre community park in the sky sandwiched between Apple’s Infinite Loop headquarters and the spaceshiplike Apple Campus 2 in Cupertino, California.

October 31 prominent British architect Zaha Hadid celebrated her anniversary

October 31 prominent British architect Zaha Hadid celebrated her anniversary

October 31 prominent British architect Zaha Hadid celebrated her anniversary. The editorial board of Green Buildings magazine extends felicitations uponthe artist birthday and wishes her inspiration and creative energy, which allows her to make people wonder and embody fantastic images into reality of architectural form.

Sublime Design of Herzog & de Meuron

Sublime Design of Herzog & de Meuron

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced Herzog & de Meuron as winners of the 2015 RIBA Jencks Award. The award is given to an individual (or practice) that has recently made a major contribution internationally to both the theory and practice of architecture.

Stellar Vision of Zaha Hadid

Stellar Vision of Zaha Hadid

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has 24 September 2015 announced that the globallyrenowned architect Dame Zaha Hadid will receive the 2016 Royal Gold Medal, the first woman to be awarded the prestigious honour in her own right.

House of Loaves of Bread

House of Loaves of Bread

No doubt you’ve heard of gingerbread houses, but have you ever seen a house made out of bread? La Triennale di Milano museum has just opened a new exhibition “Arts & Foods” curated by the Italian Architect Italo Rota that merges food, design and architecture into one single journey dedicated to the history of food and food rituals.

Treescrapers from OAS1S

Treescrapers from OAS1S

OAS1S has introduced a unique concept for the future of urban green living: a 21st century home that merges architecture and nature into one. The OAS1S houses are inspired by trees that act as modern skyscrapers. These “treescrapers” consist of wood and leaves, collect sun and water, plus provide oxygen, shelter and food.

Wimbledon ... Underwater

Wimbledon ... Underwater

Polish practice 8 + 8 Concept Studio has released images of a proposed underwater tennis court planned to be built off the coast of Dubai. Staged beneath an expansive glass roof that would put marine life on display, the radical proposal is being called into question as engineers’ debate its feasibility.

Path to the Pier

Path to the Pier

A consortium of Tampa-based ASD, Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers, and Ken Smith Landscape Architect has been announced as winners of the second St. Petersburg Pier redesign competition.

Hundertwasser’s Treasure

Hundertwasser’s Treasure

The future of Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s last unbuilt work - a proposed Art Center for Whangarei, New Zealand - hangs in the balance and will be decided next week by a referendum. The center, backed by the Proper Northland Trust (PNT), was originally designed in 1993 by Hundertwasser to repurpose a waterfront government building, but was never completed.

Bridge Vanishing in Clouds

Bridge Vanishing in Clouds

China will soon finish construction on what will be the world’s tallest and longest glass pedestrian bridge, floating 300 meters above a canyon in the Zhangjiajie National Park. Zhangjiajie is a 56 square-kilometer designated tourist park inside the bigger Wulingyuan Scenic Area. It’s been open to the public since 2009 and is said to have been the inspiration behind the beautiful planet of Pandora in James Cameron’s 2009 “Avatar” film.

Nature Inside and Outside

Nature Inside and Outside

Google has found another way to realize its futuristic Mountain View headquarter’s expansion. As the San Jose Mercury News reports, the search engine giant revealed plans to utilize a vacant site just east of their existing Googleplex that was approved by the city almost a decade ago to host nearly 600,000 square-feet of office and commercial space.