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HOK’s new ARCTIC Center paves the way for California’s high speed rail

HOK’s new ARCTIC Center paves the way for California’s high speed rail

HOK Architects drew inspiration from classic transit halls including Grand Central Terminal in New York along with the elegance of local airship hangars. At the same time, they developed an innovative

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Grimshaw Architects Completes Light & Airy Highpoint Shopping Centre in Melbourne

Grimshaw Architects Completes Light & Airy Highpoint Shopping Centre in Melbourne

The Highpoint Shopping Centre is located about eight kilometers northwest of Melbourne's central business district in the suburb of Maribyrnong. Grimshaw Architects was tasked with designing the 30,000

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Airlight Concentrating Solar Power Troughs Combine Concrete With Super Light Pneumatic Mirrors

Airlight Concentrating Solar Power Troughs Combine Concrete With Super Light Pneumatic Mirrors

Airlight Energy began developing its concentrating solar power troughs back in 2007 and has also been working on concentrating photovoltaics, which they recently finished testing. Both their CSP and CPV

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Cloud 9′s Incredible Inflatable Bubble Building Now Open in Barcelona

Cloud 9′s Incredible Inflatable Bubble Building Now Open in Barcelona

The building’s inflatable southern façade is segmented into organic triangular shapes that mesh with the surrounding nature-inspired architecture of Antoni Gaudi. The membrane encases a former

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LAVA’s Home Of The Future Is A Neon, Geodesic Plant-Filled Bubble

LAVA’s Home Of The Future Is A Neon, Geodesic Plant-Filled Bubble

The home is set inside a geodesic skydome made out of ETFE bubbles and will create a year-round microclimate for the gardens contained inside. A series of living zones are spread throughout the enclosure

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Emergent Architecture Unveils Crystalline, Solar-Powered Sports Center for China

Emergent Architecture Unveils Crystalline, Solar-Powered Sports Center for China

The complex will make extensive use of solar power through the installation of photovoltaic panels on all of its roof surfaces. In addition, Wiscombe has designed a gorgeous transparent window system

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Spiraling Superfuturistic Newport Station in Wales Connects Two Sides Of The City

Spiraling Superfuturistic Newport Station in Wales Connects Two Sides Of The City

The tracks run smack dab through the middle of Newport and as a result, each side might as well be its own city. Newport's previous station was inadequate for modern rail travelers with a station only on

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Net Zero Renovation for San Ysidro Border Crossing

Net Zero Renovation for San Ysidro Border Crossing

Each day, two out of ten people who enter the United States go through the San Ysidro border, and if you've ever been through there, you know how long it takes. Now, the most important point of entry into

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Recycled Urban Icebergs Revitalize Stalled Construction Projects

Recycled Urban Icebergs Revitalize Stalled Construction Projects

The 'Icebergs', as seen at Bustler, are designed to be versatile spaces with minimal infrastructure and construction requirements, serving as architectural placeholders rather than real buildings. Woods

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The Khan Shatyr: World’s Largest Tent Opens in Kazakhstan

The Khan Shatyr: World’s Largest Tent Opens in Kazakhstan

Weather changes in Kazakhstan are extreme -- the climates drops down to -35 degrees Celsius in winter and can reach +35 degrees in summer. The Khan Shatyr is designed as a sheltering environment that

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Futuristic Oceanic Pavilion Unveiled for 2012 Yeosu Expo

Futuristic Oceanic Pavilion Unveiled for 2012 Yeosu Expo

Emergent Architecture and Kokkugia have designed an incredible Oceanic Pavilion for the Yeosu 2012 Expo in Korea, which will provide another showcase of amazing architecture once the Shanghai Expo has

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Oasis Tower is a Spiraling Vertical Farm for Dubai

Oasis Tower is a Spiraling Vertical Farm for Dubai

Located in close proximity to the center of Dubai, the Oasis Tower would have clear views of the Burj Khalifa. Surrounding the tower are extensive grounds as well as a lake and a number of ponds at the

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