A soaring zero-gravity space hotel set atop a man-made island might sound like the latest project proposed for Dubai, but Mobilona and designer Erik Morvan plan to construct just such a resort off the
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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
West Elm home furnishing recently made its debut in the UAE by opening their first retail store in The Dubai Mall. The new store features a diverse mix of modern home designs and inspirational pieces.
Anthropocene is a term used to describe the era in which modern man has made an impact on the earth. While it's not an official term in the field of geology, there's no denying that we've put our big fat
Research shows that the polar ice caps have melted faster in last 20 years than in the last 10,000. Polar regions have experienced dramatic melting trends which are responsible for a fifth of the global
Last we heard from WS Atkins, the international design firm had designed a massive skyscraper for Dubai with a large windmill built into it (the proposed building was later cancelled). The 62-story
Architect Koen Olthuis of Waterstudio.nl has been fascinating the Inhabitat editors for years with his innovative floating buildings and aqua-tecture. Far from being confined by convention -- or by the
Burj Khalifa photo from Shutterstock You'd think that the world's tallest building - a structure that requires amazingly complex engineering and technology to reach its heights - would have an equally
In light of all the dire news related to climate change, rising sea levels and the natural disasters which have stricken numerous coastal areas around the world, we here at Inhabitat would like to
In 2008 Gensler broke ground on the sustainable Shanghai Tower in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. The tower is currently in construction and it's one of three supertall buildings in Pudong,
Constructed mostly with prefabricated cross laminate timber and Douglas Fir skirting, the Church Walk housing block sits on a brick base set in lime mortar. North-facing windows combined with the
There appears to be a common thread among current underwater hotel projects—they all take a staggering amount of time to get off the ground. Or, under the sea. Poseidon Undersea Resorts is no exception.
Moscow's new Mercury City skyscraper is still under construction, but it just broke 339 meters in height this September - making it the tallest building in Europe! The tower designed by Mikhail Posokhin
A kinetic energy-powered robotic “elephant clock” designed in the 13th century by Al-Jazari, the Muslim “father of robotics,” now serves as a centerpiece of the Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai.
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The San Francisco skyline will soon feature the tallest skyscraper on the West Coast, as the Transbay Tower was just approved by the San Francisco Planning Commission! Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli
Earlier this year, Chinese Company Broad Sustainable Building (BSB), announced plans to build the world's tallest skyscraper in an unbelievable 90 days. Now the build time for the 838-meter-tall tower has
Dubai is already home to some of the most architecturally stunning, advanced, and excessive buildings in the world, but the Water Discus Hotel is a showstopper - and we just received word that BIG INVEST
Dubai Waterfront Photo by Shutterstock The government of Dubai has green-lit the Emirates' first sustainable building and construction is now well underway. The building, which is dedicated to the
Millionaire high fashion designer and politician Pierre Cardin’s plans for a futuristic skyscraper near Venice is turning quite a few heads. The proposed 800ft, nearly $2 billion project, dubbed the
Joaquín Alvado Bañón’s Spiraling Lookout Tower in Daya Vieja, Spain Doubles as a Support for Palm Trees
Spiraling towers that reference the curved ramps of Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum in New York have been a running theme for Alvado Bañón, who also designed a large lookout tower for Dubai that
Seattle’s new Eco-District is getting a brand new addition that is sure to propel the up-and-coming hotspot into a sustainable architectural hub. Developed by Skanska and designed by LMN Architects, the
Emerging on the site of a project that went bust several years ago, construction has been charging along on what will eventually be 20 million square feet of a “fully integrated” sustainable
INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Discusses the RIO+20 Conference with Thani Al Zayoudi, Directorate of Energy and Climate Change at UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs
INHABITAT: The start of the Rio+20 conference is upon us now. What is the UAE hoping to achieve whilst there? Thani Al-Zeyoudi: The UAE’s ultimate goal in Rio is to ensure the success of the summit. We
Even since the current world's tallest builing - the Burj Khalifa in Dubai - was completed, there has been a constant battle to build the world's next tallest building. The current record holder stands
For years we've been keeping a close eye on UK-based Soner Ozenc, of SOPDS (Soner Ozenc Product Design Studio), who has wowed us repeatedly with his electroluminescent designs. But it is his latest
Dubai had announced plans to construct a different underwater hotel, Hydropolis, in 2006. Projected to cost 300 million pounds to construct, it would have stood as one of the world's most expensive
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