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RARE Architecture Restores Historic London Building with a Modern Patterned Skin

RARE Architecture Restores Historic London Building with a Modern Patterned Skin

Originally built in 1910, this Edwardian town hall was extended in 1937 into a 7,500 square meter building. It fell victim to numerous modifications until it was vacated and left to decay in 1993. In

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Could the Buildings of the Future be Grown Underwater in the World’s Oceans?

Could the Buildings of the Future be Grown Underwater in the World’s Oceans?

London-based Exploration Architecture creates cutting-edge projects that explore truly sustainable concepts. Their designs are inspired by natural forms ranging from sea urchins to coral reefs, and they

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PHOTOS: Fin-Like Shading System Cools Siemens’ New Über Green Headquarters at Masdar City

PHOTOS: Fin-Like Shading System Cools Siemens’ New Über Green Headquarters at Masdar City

Clad in light aluminum fins that provide 100 percent shading to 95 percent of the glazed surfaces, Siemens' new headquarters at Masdar City is also embedded with several of the corporate giant's own

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Wooden ‘Pavilion for One Summer’ in Austria is Modeled After Sea Urchin Skeletons

Wooden ‘Pavilion for One Summer’ in Austria is Modeled After Sea Urchin Skeletons

The organic shape of the pavilion resembles the structure of a sea urchin, whose superior anatomy and structure have inspired the creation of numerous parametric designs over the years. In the case of

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idA’s Greenhouse Botanical Garden Grueningen is a Parametrically Designed Artificial Forest in Switzerland

idA’s Greenhouse Botanical Garden Grueningen is a Parametrically Designed Artificial Forest in Switzerland

The parametrically designed pavilion is organized similar to natural cell division. Using the Voronoi diagram, which illustrates organization and spatiality of crystals and cell growth, the architects

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Hassell + Herzog & de Meuron Win Competition to Design Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station

Hassell + Herzog & de Meuron Win Competition to Design Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station

On the architectural design side of this winning design entry, Herzog & de Meuron and Hassell celebrated the rail travel experience by creating a barrel-vaulted space made from light-weight structural

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Extraordinary Timber Skin Wraps Around Alma Hotel in Italy’s Dolomites

Extraordinary Timber Skin Wraps Around Alma Hotel in Italy’s Dolomites

The architect, Ulla Hell, sought a new home for her family of five, and the existing 1960s hotel needed a smart upgrade. The residential addition is organized over two floors, and every room has access to

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INTERVIEW: HOK’s Yann Weymouth Discusses Designing the Hurricane-Resistant Salvador Dalí Museum

INTERVIEW: HOK’s Yann Weymouth Discusses Designing the Hurricane-Resistant Salvador Dalí Museum

Earlier this year we reported on the opening of the stunning Salvador Dalí Museum located in St. Petersburg, Florida. The museum is home to the world's largest collection of Dalí works, and since its

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Mysterious La Manzanera Resort Rises from the Seaside Cliffs of Calpe, Spain

Mysterious La Manzanera Resort Rises from the Seaside Cliffs of Calpe, Spain

La Manzanera took nearly two decades to construct, and today is a full resort and apartment complex that features swimming pools, bars, restaurants and sports facilities. However, the project's most

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ALA Architects Win Bid to Design an Ultra Efficient, Modern New Library for Helsinki

ALA Architects Win Bid to Design an Ultra Efficient, Modern New Library for Helsinki

The new Helsinki library is organized on three levels. The first is a dynamic public meeting space with a multipurpose hall, restaurant and even a cinema that can be accessed from three different

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Gridshell’s Parametrically-Designed Canopy Shades Masseria Ospitale Restaurant in Lecce, Italy

Gridshell’s Parametrically-Designed Canopy Shades Masseria Ospitale Restaurant in Lecce, Italy

The Masseria Ospitale structure was parametrically designed through a collaborative effort between Gridshell and CMMKM Architettura e Design. The project design team included Sergio Pone, Sofia Colabella,

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UNStudio to Relaunch as Open-Source Knowledge Sharing Practice

UNStudio to Relaunch as Open-Source Knowledge Sharing Practice

Dutch architecture firm UNStudio -- a longtime Inhabitat favorite -- made a surprise announcement this week, revealing that it will shift away from being a traditional design firm and relaunch itself as

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Soundscraper Transforms Vibrations from City Noise Pollution into Green Energy

Soundscraper Transforms Vibrations from City Noise Pollution into Green Energy

An entry in the 2013 eVolo Skyscraper Competition, the Soundscrapers would be constructed near major motorways and railroad junctions, prime locations for capturing ambient vibrations. A sound-sucking

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Spidery Shellstar Pavilion Lures Festival Goers into its Web in an Empty Hong Kong Lot

Spidery Shellstar Pavilion Lures Festival Goers into its Web in an Empty Hong Kong Lot

The design process is fairly complicated, but suffice to say that it only took six weeks to get from design to fabrication and to assembly - a three-step process made possible by parametric modeling. The

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Hotel Refugia is a Sheltered Eco Retreat on a Rugged Peninsula in Chile

Hotel Refugia is a Sheltered Eco Retreat on a Rugged Peninsula in Chile

Mobil Arquitectos sought to plant a light footprint on the topography of the landscape with the hotel and the rooms are perched up like a bridge on top of four concrete pillars. Their design also sought

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Design, Sketch and Communicate With Morpholio’s New Trace App – Now Available for Free!

Design, Sketch and Communicate With Morpholio’s New Trace App – Now Available for Free!

Created by architects, Trace addresses a number of questions about how a digital culture affects the way creative work and connect with one another. It has been predicted that in 2020, there will be 50

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Twisted ContemPLAY Pavilion is a Complex Piece of Street Furniture Made With Local Materials in Montreal

Twisted ContemPLAY Pavilion is a Complex Piece of Street Furniture Made With Local Materials in Montreal

Master architecture students from McGill University (along with their supervisors) worked on this project for fifteen months, sourcing all of the necessary materials and technology from within the local

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SHINE’s Tec de Monterrey Retrofit Maximizes Natural Light and Ventilation With Parametric Modeling

SHINE’s Tec de Monterrey Retrofit Maximizes Natural Light and Ventilation With Parametric Modeling

SHINE has created this new design studio as a study in bioclimatic architecture, which is ideal for the students who will spend so much of their time either in the first floor studio or in the more public

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[ours]: Help Kickstart a New Book On the Hyper-Localization of Sustainable Architecture!

[ours]: Help Kickstart a New Book On the Hyper-Localization of Sustainable Architecture!

  Hyper-local sustainable architecture is the best environmentally appropriate building—sensitive to its location, culture, energy, water and materials use as well as its occupants. Rather

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Jean Nouvel Reportedly Trumps Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry for New National Art Museum of China

Jean Nouvel Reportedly Trumps Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry for New National Art Museum of China

Image MAD Architecture The National Art Museum of China's location and highly-publicized competition show that China sees the former Olympic grounds as prime site to display their vision of being a

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WG3′s Hypercubus Micro Hotel is a Tiny Home Tilted Towards the Sky

WG3′s Hypercubus Micro Hotel is a Tiny Home Tilted Towards the Sky

A new concept for a mobile hotel, the Hypercubus sits on the edge of almost any landscape - as well as on the edge of itself. The designers envision the units used for the tourism industry and for

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The Facade of China’s Zoomlion Headquarters Mimics Butterflies, Eagles and Frogs

The Facade of China’s Zoomlion Headquarters Mimics Butterflies, Eagles and Frogs

Either end of the new building has a transforming facade made of hinged steel and glass plates that are mounted on hydraulic arms. The northern end is designed to mimic the flight of butterflies and

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Guangzhou’s Elegant Canton Tower is the Tallest Building in China

Guangzhou’s Elegant Canton Tower is the Tallest Building in China

Named the tallest building in China, the Canton Tower consists of two elliptical shapes that twist 45° relative to one another, creating a tapered waist about 22 meters wide at its narrowest. Arup's

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The Para-Clocks Project Lets You Design a Wall Clock Using Parametric Software and Your Imagination

The Para-Clocks Project Lets You Design a Wall Clock Using Parametric Software and Your Imagination

The Para-Clocks Project combines digital design with traditional craft, employing concrete as its physical medium. There is an almost infinite number of patterns that can be applied, making each clock

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CASE and SOM’s AMPS Living Green Wall Promises to Reduce Air Pollution and Energy Costs

CASE and SOM’s AMPS Living Green Wall Promises to Reduce Air Pollution and Energy Costs

The modular wall system provides habitat for multiple types of plants including English Ivy, Boston Ferns and dieffenbachia, which are all fed water and nutrients through a hydroponic system. The key to

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Gorgeous Green-Roofed 2 Bar House by Feldman Architecture Springs Up in Menlo Park, CA

Gorgeous Green-Roofed 2 Bar House by Feldman Architecture Springs Up in Menlo Park, CA

Feldman Architecture removed an old, inefficient structure on the site of the 2 Bar home to make room for the new modern project. The home was built for an active family that enjoys both indoor and

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Siemens’ Middle East Headquarters Will Be An Energy Efficient Model for Masdar City

Siemens’ Middle East Headquarters Will Be An Energy Efficient Model for Masdar City

Siemens and Sheppard Robson had one over-arching goal for the new middle east headquarters which was to maximize energy efficiency by building more with less. The 20,000 sq meter building is designed as a

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Tûranor PlanetSolar: World’s Largest Solar Ship About to Complete Trip Around the Globe

Tûranor PlanetSolar: World’s Largest Solar Ship About to Complete Trip Around the Globe

The epic voyage of the Tûranor PlanetSolar - the world’s largest solar-powered boat - will soon come to a close as the ship closes in on its final stretch. The Swiss vessel is a full-bore high-tech

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Retrofitted Mexican Entrepreneur Center Maximizes Performance with a Parametric Pine Facade

Retrofitted Mexican Entrepreneur Center Maximizes Performance with a Parametric Pine Facade

The tiny satellite campus is the collaborative effort of Tecnológico de Monterrey, a private university, and the bank Bancomer. The project was developed to provide education for low-income

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INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Chris Chan on the Sustainable Shanghai Tower, Asia’s Tallest Skyscraper

INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Chris Chan on the Sustainable Shanghai Tower, Asia’s Tallest Skyscraper

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,

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