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Foster + Partners Unveil Plans for Glamorous Mixed-Use Development on Shanghai’s Bund Waterfront

Foster + Partners Unveil Plans for Glamorous Mixed-Use Development on Shanghai’s Bund Waterfront

Architecture firms Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio just unveiled their plans for the Bund Finance Center, a luxury mixed-use development that will bookend Shanghai's most famous street and

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SAHMRI’s Striking Pinecone-Inspired “Living Skin” Uses Passive Solar Design in Australia

SAHMRI’s Striking Pinecone-Inspired “Living Skin” Uses Passive Solar Design in Australia

Inspired by the skin of a pinecone, Woods Bagot created a responsive, spiky facade that adjusts to reduce the effects of heat load, sun glare, and wind while allowing high amounts of natural daylight to

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Karolinska Institute’s Green Walled Future Learning Environment is a Home Away From Home for Students

Karolinska Institute’s Green Walled Future Learning Environment is a Home Away From Home for Students

The Karolinska Institute is one of Europe's largest and most prestigious medical universities. Tengbom won a design challenge to further enhance the institute's facilities by revamping an underutilized

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Architect Builds Tiny 196 Square-Foot Dream House From Scratch

Architect Builds Tiny 196 Square-Foot Dream House From Scratch

Dissatisfied by the lack of construction training at school, Miller seized upon the DIY design/build dream as both an educational and cash-saving opportunity. It wasn't until she began researching,

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Prix Pictet Shortlist Reveals 11 Artists’ Visions of Consumption

Prix Pictet Shortlist Reveals 11 Artists’ Visions of Consumption

Motoyuki Daifu - Project Family #10 It’s no secret that living space is at a premium in Japanese households, and in this playful series called Project Family, Motoyuki Daifu tackles the cramped living

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MARS Architects Cleverly Fold Climbing Walls into Bulgaria’s First Sustainable Activity Center

MARS Architects Cleverly Fold Climbing Walls into Bulgaria’s First Sustainable Activity Center

To achieve a compact spatial system, MARS Architects cleverly folded the activity center into a zigzag shape and added bright yellow climbing atriums into each void to create a canyon-like "spatial

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Spectacular German Metro Station is Made From Glowing Glass Blocks

Spectacular German Metro Station is Made From Glowing Glass Blocks

The Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz S-Bahn station is one of four stops along the 5.3 kilometer (3.3 mile) Leipzig City Tunnel railway line, which will open to the public in December after ten years of

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LEED Platinum Pine+Minor Apartments Mix Work & Living in Downtown Seattle

LEED Platinum Pine+Minor Apartments Mix Work & Living in Downtown Seattle

The new Pine+Minor apartment complex sits at the corner of Pine and Minor near the edge of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Located on the Pine-Pike corridor, the building is conveniently located for access

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14 Faux Christmas Trees to Green Your Holidays

14 Faux Christmas Trees to Green Your Holidays

possibiliTree The holiday decor possibilities are endless with an eco-friendly possibiliTree! Designed by architect Richard Babcock as a natural wood, waste-free alternative to real Christmas trees, the

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Serene House of the Forest Owls Encourages Up Close Wildlife Observation

Serene House of the Forest Owls Encourages Up Close Wildlife Observation

The cabin, which cost $18,000 to build, is considered a peaceful, non-intrusive method of conducting an meaningful learning experience within "ecological contexts." Accordingly, the large patio is

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Futuristic Villa Kogelhof Wins Prestigious ARC13 Architecture Award

Futuristic Villa Kogelhof Wins Prestigious ARC13 Architecture Award

Dutch firm Paul de Ruiter Architects has triumphed over 110 entries to win the highly-esteemed ARC13 architecture prize with their ecologically-minded Villa Kogelhof. The prestigious award is given to

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Edouard François’ Gurgaon 71 Fuses Indian Tradition and Luxury French Living

Edouard François’ Gurgaon 71 Fuses Indian Tradition and Luxury French Living

Vastu shastra, sometimes known as the "science of construction," relies on directional elements and was usually limited to the architecture of Hindu temples. The modern interpretation of these design

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Carole Collet’s BioLace Project Reprograms Plants to Produce Food and Textiles

Carole Collet’s BioLace Project Reprograms Plants to Produce Food and Textiles

The BioLace project explores how cellular programming can affect the morphogenesis of plant systems and combines synthetic biology and design to revolutionize future fabrication of textiles. The new

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Artists Recreate Famous Art Galleries Using Gingerbread and Candy

Artists Recreate Famous Art Galleries Using Gingerbread and Candy

Inspired by an interest in architecture, the artistic duo took gingerbread houses to a whole new level by reinventing famous architectural images using candy. The malleable and sticky medium posed

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Artist Alex Chinneck’s Mind-bending Building Facade Slides to the Ground

Artist Alex Chinneck’s Mind-bending Building Facade Slides to the Ground

London-based artist Alex Chinneck creates spectacles that combine illusion, humor, and design. In his work entitled "From the knees of my nose to the belly of my toes" he fabricated a facade that appears

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Freedom Ship: Construction to Start Soon on the World’s First Floating City

Freedom Ship: Construction to Start Soon on the World’s First Floating City

The mile-long floating city is nearing start of construction, according to Florida-based Freedom Ship International Inc. It will boast 25 floors of activities, schools, hospitals, art galleries, shops,

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Six Delicious Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Six Delicious Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving Breakfast Hash What better way to spend the morning after Thanksgiving than with more of your favorite ingredients? This hash made from brussel sprouts, potatoes, and turkey turns last

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Arkitema Wins Competition for Denmark’s Modern Hammershus Visitor Center

Arkitema Wins Competition for Denmark’s Modern Hammershus Visitor Center

The largest medieval castle in Northern Europe, Hammershus has become a major tourist destination on Bornholm, the Danish Island in the Baltic Sea. The roof, which will be built as a level extension of

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The Spectacular Museo Soumaya Shines Brightly in Mexico City

The Spectacular Museo Soumaya Shines Brightly in Mexico City

Wrapped in 16,000 hexagonal aluminum tiles, Museo Soumaya's shining, serpentine skin was built to reflect the sun's light and to stand the test of time. The weight of the spiraling form is supported by 28

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Truck Transformed Into Amazing Green Mobile Home

Truck Transformed Into Amazing Green Mobile Home

Tayyar was originally inspired by a TV program about homes on wheels which sparked the change of lifestyle. From there he used his skills over the course of several years to shape his modern residence for

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Carl Warner Transforms Food into Fantastical Landscapes You Can Eat

Carl Warner Transforms Food into Fantastical Landscapes You Can Eat

Carl Warner spends weeks playing with food in order to make these incredible landscapes. He makes sure to light them properly, mimicking a sunrise in a drowsy valley covered in the first winter snow, or a

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MODU’s Outdoor Room Pavilion Doubles as a Barometer for Beijing’s Air Pollution

MODU’s Outdoor Room Pavilion Doubles as a Barometer for Beijing’s Air Pollution

Constructed of glossy translucent fabric panels, the 5,000 square-foot Outdoor Room captures the change of light and color as polluted air settles on the city. On a clear, sunny day, the bone-white

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The Amazing Metaphone Concert Hall is the World’s First Interactive Musical Building

The Amazing Metaphone Concert Hall is the World’s First Interactive Musical Building

To create the sound-related and instrumental features of the building, the architects consulted musician and sound designer Louis Dandrel. The majority of the Metaphone building (the technical spaces and

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Thermal Glass Igloos Offer Views of the Northern Lights at Finland’s Hotel Kakslauttanen

Thermal Glass Igloos Offer Views of the Northern Lights at Finland’s Hotel Kakslauttanen

Nestled in the wilderness near Finland's Urho Kekkonen National Park, Hotel Kakslauttanen has one of the Arctic Circle's best views of the Aurora Borealis. The sparse trees and complete lack of light

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Renzo Piano Completes Energy-Efficient Kimbell Art Museum Expansion in Fort Worth

Renzo Piano Completes Energy-Efficient Kimbell Art Museum Expansion in Fort Worth

The new colonnaded pavilion echoes pieces of Kahn's design in its height, scale and layout as well as in its heavy focus on a glass, concrete and wood palette. Within the pavilion's two main

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Dubai’s Chillout Cafe Brings a Subzero Ice Lounge to the Middle of the Desert

Dubai’s Chillout Cafe Brings a Subzero Ice Lounge to the Middle of the Desert

As if having the tallest and most expensive skyscraper in the world wasn’t enough, Dubai has shown its decadence once again by building an ice lounge right in the middle of the desert. The Chillout

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Translucent ‘Cactaceae’ Shelter is Inspired by the Geometry of Flowering Cacti

Translucent ‘Cactaceae’ Shelter is Inspired by the Geometry of Flowering Cacti

Muted lace-like panels keep the heat from the sun from penetrating the inside of the shelter while framing the views of the magnificent landscape. The geometric structure is made from triangular panes

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Stunning Lucid Stead Cabin Reflects the Colors and Movements of the Mojave Desert

Stunning Lucid Stead Cabin Reflects the Colors and Movements of the Mojave Desert

The project is based on the idea of immersing oneself into a seemingly static environment and discovering its subtle changes and rhythms. As visitors step onto the dusty ground of the Joshua Tree National

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Futuristic Walking Metropolis Could Roam Around the World Planting Forests in its Wake

Futuristic Walking Metropolis Could Roam Around the World Planting Forests in its Wake

The 560-meter-long structure rests on giant caterpillar tracks which enable it to move from one location to another. A total of 36 crawlers propelled by engines similar to those used in large sea vessels

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Studio Fuksas Completes Spectacular Terminal With Honeycomb Skylights at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport

Studio Fuksas Completes Spectacular Terminal With Honeycomb Skylights at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport

The Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport terminal's curvaceous, mesh-like skin evokes the form of a living, breathing creature with its sweeping roof canopy and texturized walls. By slicing openings

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