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UK Airports Commission Rejects Foster + Partners’ Thames Estuary Airport

UK Airports Commission Rejects Foster + Partners’ Thames Estuary Airport

The U.K.'s Airports Commission just rejected Foster + Partners' plans for a new international airport in England's Thames Estuary. The proposal was designed to alleviate air traffic from Heathrow Airport

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6 Environmentally Conscious Wineries Around the World

6 Environmentally Conscious Wineries Around the World

Bodegas Portia, Ribera del Duero, Spain Designed by Foster + Partners, the Bodegas Portia Winery features a dramatic central hub that makes use of gravity rather than machines to move grapes and wine

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Great Glass House Holds Mediterranean Treasures at the National Botanic Garden of Wales

Great Glass House Holds Mediterranean Treasures at the National Botanic Garden of Wales

Located in the hills overlooking Tywi Valley, the Glass House is part of the Garden of Wales Botanical Gardens in the UK. Despite being made of glass, the elliptical building blends into the surrounding

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Vegas Court Rules to Tear Down Foster + Partner’s Ill-Fated Harmon Hotel

Vegas Court Rules to Tear Down Foster + Partner’s Ill-Fated Harmon Hotel

The ill-fated Foster + Parnters-designed Harmon Hotel in Las Vegas will finally meet its demise as a court ruled for its destruction. The glassy would-be hotel and condominiums began construction in

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Cupertino City Council Gives Apple’s Spaceship Headquarters the Green Light

Cupertino City Council Gives Apple’s Spaceship Headquarters the Green Light

Jobs called the forthcoming extravagant headquarters the “best office building in the world.” Although his vision won’t be realized until 2016, 14,000 Apple employees will enjoy state of the art

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Foster and Partners Proposes a New Thames Hub Airport for the City of London

Foster and Partners Proposes a New Thames Hub Airport for the City of London

With the positioning of the Thames Hub, planes could approach the airport from the water, cutting noise and pollution directly overhead London. Adjoining to the city’s already sophisticated high speed

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Foster + Partners’ Garden-Filled Bow Skyscraper Opens in Calgary

Foster + Partners’ Garden-Filled Bow Skyscraper Opens in Calgary

The Bow is Canada’s largest tower outside of the city of Toronto, rising to 777 feet on Calgary’s east side. Much of the tower functions as the headquarters for Encana and Cenovus, but the lower

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Foster and Partners Unveil Updated Bike-Friendly Plan for Apple’s Cupertino Headquarters

Foster and Partners Unveil Updated Bike-Friendly Plan for Apple’s Cupertino Headquarters

Foster and Partners updated their plans for Apple's Cupertino campus with pedestrian paths that give walkers access to more natural light and an enhanced planted landscape along the Creek Trail. Green

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Foster + Partners’ Energy-Efficient Queen Alia Airport Terminal Opens in Jordan

Foster + Partners’ Energy-Efficient Queen Alia Airport Terminal Opens in Jordan

Tradition was integral to the design of the Queen Alia Airport terminal. Noting that "Amman is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world," the architects were inspired to create the

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Foster + Partners Unveil Plans for 3D-Printed Moon Base!

Foster + Partners Unveil Plans for 3D-Printed Moon Base!

Foster + Partners' moon base is a landmark project for the field of 3D printing that could pave the way to lunar colonization in the future. Part of the lunar base could be transported by rocket in a

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Siemens Headquarters to be the First LEED Platinum Office Building in the Middle East

Siemens Headquarters to be the First LEED Platinum Office Building in the Middle East

The Siemens Headquarters by architects Sheppard Robson in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi is anticipated to be the first LEED Platinum office building in the Middle East, and it could set a new standard for

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Foster + Partners To Redesign Fidel Castro’s Abandoned School of Ballet

Foster + Partners To Redesign Fidel Castro’s Abandoned School of Ballet

Foster + Partners has been selected to renovate and redesign Cuba's School of Ballet, which was originally conceived by Fidel Castro. According to BDonline, the derelict school, which was never completed

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Top 6 Original Photo Stories of 2011 – Vote For Your Favorite!

Top 6 Original Photo Stories of 2011 – Vote For Your Favorite!

From New York City to Abu Dhabi, Inhabitat has covered a lot of ground in 2011, always with our cameras in hand. This year, we brought you more on-the-ground reporting and original photography than ever

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Foster + Partners Unveil Plans for New Ourense High-Speed Rail Station in Spain

Foster + Partners Unveil Plans for New Ourense High-Speed Rail Station in Spain

Foster + Partners won the international design competition along with the help of engineers, G.O.C. and Cabanelas Castelo Architects with their proposal. The station itself will bridge the existing rail

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Will Habitat 67 Be the Next LEGO Architecture Model? Cast Your Vote Now!

Will Habitat 67 Be the Next LEGO Architecture Model? Cast Your Vote Now!

LEGO bricks are still as much fun as they were when we're kids, and we're especially fond of the LEGO Architecture series, which pays homage to some of the great buildings of the world. Right now LEGO is

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Foster + Partners’ Opens Its Energy Efficient McLaren Production Centre Which is Partially Submerged in a Green Hill

Foster + Partners’ Opens Its Energy Efficient McLaren Production Centre Which is Partially Submerged in a Green Hill

McLaren Automotive road cars will call the sprawling 34,500 square meter facility home. Designed to be energy efficient, the building is partially submerged, surrounded by earth from a sloping hill.  The

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Foster + Partners Unveil Thames Hub Plan To Update Britain’s Energy & Transport Infrastructure

Foster + Partners Unveil Thames Hub Plan To Update Britain’s Energy & Transport Infrastructure

Foster + Partners begins with the premise that Britain is operating with inadequate and aged infrastructure, which is hindering the country's ability for trade and weakening the economy. To move forward

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Foster + Partners Officially Launch Virgin Galactic Gateway Spaceport

Foster + Partners Officially Launch Virgin Galactic Gateway Spaceport

The flight of WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo celebrated the recent completion of the main hangar and visitor's experience center. Sir Richard Branson was on hand to lead the ceremony and was joined by

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Foster + Partners Unveil Plans for Solar-Powered LEED Gold Kuwait International Airport

Foster + Partners Unveil Plans for Solar-Powered LEED Gold Kuwait International Airport

The last time we heard from Foster + Partners, they had just revealed their incredible plans for Apple's new headquarters in California. Now jumping a few ponds over, the firm has announced they will be

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Apple Unveils Exciting New Pictures of Its Foster & Partners Designed Green Headquarters in Cupertino!

Apple Unveils Exciting New Pictures of Its Foster & Partners Designed Green Headquarters in Cupertino!

Not surprisingly, Foster & Partners' design for Apple's new campus is exciting and bold but pricey. It will consist of a 260,000 m2 office building that will house up to 13,000 employees, a corporate

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3Beirut: Foster & Partners Break Ground On First Green Roofed Tower in Lebanon

3Beirut: Foster & Partners Break Ground On First Green Roofed Tower in Lebanon

3Beirut is the very first Foster & Partners project to break ground in Lebanon. Beirut has battled to overcome its war scars, but the new mixed-use residential and retail tower strives to be part of

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Foster + Partners’ Aldar Central Market Adds a Vibrant Green Roof to Abu Dhabi

Foster + Partners’ Aldar Central Market Adds a Vibrant Green Roof to Abu Dhabi

The Central Market is one of the oldest areas in Abu Dhabi. Foster and Partners wanted to respect that, by making a shopping complex that does not evoke the commercial banality of the shopping mall.

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The Smithsonian’s Vaulted Canopy Brings Nature and Light Inside

The Smithsonian’s Vaulted Canopy Brings Nature and Light Inside

The courtyard is now the largest event space in Washington D.C, complete with fully grown trees. The lattice work of the ceiling is reflected in the unique water feature on the floor, and the feeling of

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Dazzling BMCE Dome Building Is Foster & Partner’s Very First Completed African Project

Dazzling BMCE Dome Building Is Foster & Partner’s Very First Completed African Project

The contemporary interior (streaming with light) is wrapped in an energy efficient exterior modeled after traditional, geometric design. In order to keep down the heat, the latticed, almost tangled

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Foster + Partners Selected to Design Carbon Neutral Park for West Kowloon Cultural District

Foster + Partners Selected to Design Carbon Neutral Park for West Kowloon Cultural District

The architecture news of the day is that Foster + Partners has been selected by the board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority to design a massive 56-acre urban park on a reclaimed harbor-front

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Apple’s New Headquarters Will Be Designed by Norman Foster

Apple’s New Headquarters Will Be Designed by Norman Foster

Norman Foster's carbon-neutral city Masdar, Abu Dhabi Apple prides itself upon innovative modern design, so it’s no wonder they’ve chosen a world-renowned architect to design their new headquarters

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Foster + Partners’ Wing-Shaped Zayed National Museum

Foster + Partners’ Wing-Shaped Zayed National Museum

Last week, we brought you news about Foster + Partners' amazing solar-powered building in Masdar, and this week brings more exciting news from the talented firm - new designs for an awe-inspiring

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Foster + Partners’ Unveils New Eco Winery in Spain

Foster + Partners’ Unveils New Eco Winery in Spain

Bodegas Portia is a 12,500 square-metre facility capable of producing one million bottles of wine per year. Since the site that it sits on has extremely cold winters and hot summers heating and cooling

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Foster + Partners’ First Project in Vietnam Breaks Ground

Foster + Partners’ First Project in Vietnam Breaks Ground

Foster + Partners just broke ground on Hanoi's VietinBank Business Centre, which is the firm's first project in Vietnam. Located strategically between central Hanoi and the airport, the project consists

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Foster + Partners Unveil Solar World Cup Stadium for Qatar

Foster + Partners Unveil Solar World Cup Stadium for Qatar

Qatar is bidding to host the World Cup in 2022, and now they've got Foster + Partners backing them up with a stunning energy-efficient world-class football stadium. The Lusail Iconic Stadium was revealed

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