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Moshe Safdie’s Jewel Changi Airport biodome breaks ground in Singapore

Moshe Safdie’s Jewel Changi Airport biodome breaks ground in Singapore

The 134,000 square meter addition to Singapore's main airport will wow travelers with an environment unlike any other. Retail, leisure and entertainment facilities will be combined with green areas open

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6 Finalists Revealed in Guggenheim Helsinki Competition

6 Finalists Revealed in Guggenheim Helsinki Competition

The shortlist includes practices with offices in seven countries: London-based Asif Khan, Zurich firm AGPS Architecture, Fake Industries Architectural Agonism, Haas Cook Zemmrich STUDIO2050 from

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The Crystal-Like Greenland Tower Breaks Ground in Chengdu, China

The Crystal-Like Greenland Tower Breaks Ground in Chengdu, China

Located in the center of Chengdu’s booming Dongcun district, the design was inspired by the unique ice mountain topography around Chengdu, which symbolizes the city’s growth and promising future.

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East London ‘Vegetarian Cottage’ Uses Reclaimed Brick for a Modern Extension

East London ‘Vegetarian Cottage’ Uses Reclaimed Brick for a Modern Extension

Called the Vegetarian Cottage, the house is thought to stand on the site of the London branch of the Vegetarian Society founded in the mid 19th century. The house is inhabited by a family of six who had

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Celestial Temple Extension Marries Timber Lattice and Natural Light in Japan

Celestial Temple Extension Marries Timber Lattice and Natural Light in Japan

Located in Japan's Fukuoka prefecture, the complex received a 335-square-meter addition. The Myoenji Columbarium is a reinforced concrete extension topped with a glass roof that allows natural light to

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Ian McChesney’s Striking London ‘Tree House’ is Clad in Black Glass

Ian McChesney’s Striking London ‘Tree House’ is Clad in Black Glass

The house is located in Sydenham, south-east London, and occupies a piece of land in a conservation area dominated by Victorian houses. In order to comply with the planning restrictions, the architect

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Philip Johnson’s Iconic Christ Cathedral to be Renovated With Thousands of Heat-Combatting Metal Petals

Philip Johnson’s Iconic Christ Cathedral to be Renovated With Thousands of Heat-Combatting Metal Petals

The architects’ intention was to create a modern new look for the church while honoring the original building. The all-glass evangelical church was originally built in 1981, but soon experienced issues

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DIALOGUE and Snøhetta Win Competition to Design Calgary’s New Central Library

DIALOGUE and Snøhetta Win Competition to Design Calgary’s New Central Library

Calgary’s New Central Library features an entry with wood-clad arches inspired by ‘chinook’ winds predominant in the West of North America. The building takes its cue from the landscape and

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Incredibly Skinny Sliver House Slips Into a Lot As Narrow As Ten Feet Across

Incredibly Skinny Sliver House Slips Into a Lot As Narrow As Ten Feet Across

Skinny leftover spaces between buildings often don’t become more than alleyways, but Boyarsky Murphy Architects managed to turn one challengingly narrow lot into the site of a four story house. Located

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PHOTOS: Incredible Swirling Green Roof Tops Nanyang Technical University’s School of Design

PHOTOS: Incredible Swirling Green Roof Tops Nanyang Technical University’s School of Design

We visited NTU's School of Art, Design and Media as part of a recent trip hosted by Singapore's Buildings and Construction Authority. We'd always known that the 5-story building had a spectacular green

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Daylit Indoor Swimming Pool in Germany is Enveloped in a Playful Undulating Glass Facade

Daylit Indoor Swimming Pool in Germany is Enveloped in a Playful Undulating Glass Facade

The pool is housed in a pavilion located in a park close to a school and a community center. The building consists of various convex and concave shell areas which establish a strong connection with the

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Steven Holl Architects’ Completed Glasgow School of Art Extension Meets Mixed Reviews

Steven Holl Architects’ Completed Glasgow School of Art Extension Meets Mixed Reviews

Designed in collaboration with JM Architects, the Reid Building aims to forge "a symbiotic relation with Mackintosh in which each structure heightens the integral qualities of the other." In contrast to

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Glass and Copper-Clad House VDV Gradually Changes Color in the Belgian Woods

Glass and Copper-Clad House VDV Gradually Changes Color in the Belgian Woods

Topped by a typical pitched roof, the architects gave the dwelling a contemporary edge by introducing triangular cutaways into the irregularly shaped volume. Broken up by large glass facades, the

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Vertical Forest Building in Vancouver Features an Innovative Energy-Efficient Facade

Vertical Forest Building in Vancouver Features an Innovative Energy-Efficient Facade

The building sits in one of Vancouver’s most desirable districts and aims to connect the old and new Mount Pleasant. It is slightly rotated to create an interesting relationship with the ground, as well

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Moscow’s Mercury City Tower Crowned the Tallest Building in Europe

Moscow’s Mercury City Tower Crowned the Tallest Building in Europe

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

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Transparent F3 House by Koh Kitayama Looks Like a Daylight-Filled Industrial Greenhouse

Transparent F3 House by Koh Kitayama Looks Like a Daylight-Filled Industrial Greenhouse

Photo © Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd The F3 House resembles a three-story industrial greenhouse. The glazed outer shell of the house is supported by a steel framing system and finished with glass panels

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Conference Crystal Iselsberg is a Glimmering Gem-Shaped Building Set High Up in the Austrian Alps

Conference Crystal Iselsberg is a Glimmering Gem-Shaped Building Set High Up in the Austrian Alps

The ‘crystal’ effect is achieved by glazing slices of the building's faceted volume with very dark, tinted glass. The massing is clearly informed by the mountains. Only when the interior star shape

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A Swirling Green Roof Tops Gorgeous Nanyang Technical University in Singapore

A Swirling Green Roof Tops Gorgeous Nanyang Technical University in Singapore

  If art school was in our future we might opt to study under, or on top of, the amazing green roof at the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore,

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London’s Kew Gardens Herbarium Uses Underground Cooling and Hot Air to Protect Its Contents

London’s Kew Gardens Herbarium Uses Underground Cooling and Hot Air to Protect Its Contents

Completed in 2009, the Herbarium's new glass and timber wing creates a fantastic contrast with the original red-bricked building, connected to its side. Edward Cullinan Architects worked closely with the

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SANAA Unveils La Samaritaine Renovation Plans Complete with Transparent Glass Facade

SANAA Unveils La Samaritaine Renovation Plans Complete with Transparent Glass Facade

La Samaritaine was first built back in 1870 and over the years grew and spread out to encompass an entire block. Various architects and designers were involved in the construction and renovation of the

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Stunning Icelandic Institute is an Ice-Frosted Eco Citadel

Stunning Icelandic Institute is an Ice-Frosted Eco Citadel

The institute's volume is inspired by the bodies of insects as well as the nearby Mount Keilir, which is mirrored in the prominent form of the front of the building. Two fissures separate the building

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Origami-Like Glass Building Has a Striking Folded Facade

Origami-Like Glass Building Has a Striking Folded Facade

The folded facade consists of two layers. The outer one is a glazed skin made up of framed glass set in a tubular frame while the inner layer is the building's windows. There are two major benefits to the

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6 Eco Offices That Beat Your Cubicle Any Day

6 Eco Offices That Beat Your Cubicle Any Day

VIBRANT BELGIAN ECO OFFICE IS GREEN OUTSIDE AND IN This colorful workplace is so creative that you might never guess that it's home to Infrax, a Belgian utility provider. And it isn't just green on

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Amazing Light-Filled Glass Studio In Japan

Amazing Light-Filled Glass Studio In Japan

Core77 points us to this stunning crystalline building that serves as a flexible studio and workplace for students at the Kanagawa Institute of Technology. Designed by Tokyo-based architecture firm Junya

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Stunning Glass Faceted Office Wins Green Architecture Award

Stunning Glass Faceted Office Wins Green Architecture Award

The European Investment Bank in Luxembourg recently won first place in the Emilio Ambasz Prize for Green Architecture for International Buildings. Completed in 2008 and designed by Düsseldorf-based

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Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC Set To Get A Major Facelift

Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC Set To Get A Major Facelift

As the most respected and well-known institute for fashion design in the US, you'd expect the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City to have a glamorous and stunning building to inspire

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