Norman Foster

Foster & Partners’ Beautiful Green Renovation of Berlin’s Old Reichstag Parliament Building

Foster & Partners’ Beautiful Green Renovation of Berlin’s Old Reichstag Parliament Building

The Reichstag opened in 1894 but was severely damaged by a fire in 1933. It was partially restored in the 60s, but the final work by British architects Fosters & Partners was done in 1999, causing it

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London’s Famous Gherkin Building Goes Green – Literally

London’s Famous Gherkin Building Goes Green – Literally

Under pressure from other more sustainable buildings popping up around the world, London's Gherkin Tower, designed by Norman Foster, has recently begun testing an innovative vegetated facade panel which

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Cyclist Utopia Unveiled in Norman Foster’s Elevated SkyCycle Highways

Cyclist Utopia Unveiled in Norman Foster’s Elevated SkyCycle Highways

Architect and cycling enthusiast Sir Norman Foster just unveiled plans for the SkyCycle, a "cycle utopia" that soars up and above the congested streets of London. The three-story high bicycle highway is

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Daylit Turin University Building Features Cantilevered Membrane Roof Designed by formTL

Daylit Turin University Building Features Cantilevered Membrane Roof Designed by formTL

For the past two decades, the University of Turin has been gradually modernizing its architecture as new facilities are constructed on formerly industrial land. Foster + Partners describes its design as

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Lenbachhaus Museum Reopens in Munich with Foster + Partners’ Jewel Box Addition

Lenbachhaus Museum Reopens in Munich with Foster + Partners’ Jewel Box Addition

The main wing of the Lenbachhaus Museum was built in 1891 as a studio and villa for the artist Franz von Lenbach, and several additions have been added over the past 100+ years. In the latest set of

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Foster and Partners’ Towering Hermatage Plaza in Paris Gets the Green Light

Foster and Partners’ Towering Hermatage Plaza in Paris Gets the Green Light

Foster + Partners’ massive Hermatage Plaza will be placed right on the Seine River east of La Défense as part as an effort to revitalize the area. The core design strategy is the twist in the

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Buenos Aires’ Faena Arts Center Opens in a Renovated Mill With a Colorful Interactive Installation

Buenos Aires’ Faena Arts Center Opens in a Renovated Mill With a Colorful Interactive Installation

The Faena Arts Center opened its doors at the end of last year and now boasts an immaculate marble staircase that takes visitors straight to the main room. A giant photograph of the old machinery room --

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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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PHOTOS: A First Look Inside Masdar: Foster + Partner’s Carbon-Neutral Eco City

PHOTOS: A First Look Inside Masdar: Foster + Partner’s Carbon-Neutral Eco City

The Market @ Masdar kicked off at 10am on Friday. After parking their lowly fossil-fueled vehicles in the entrance parking lot, visitors rode driverless pod cars through a rather dull (but prefabricated

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: Inside Hearst Tower, New York City’s First LEED Gold Skyscraper

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Inside Hearst Tower, New York City’s First LEED Gold Skyscraper

While we write about innovative green buildings every day on Inhabitat, as New Yorkers, being located right in the heart of New York City affords us the opportunity to see firsthand many of the most

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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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Norman Foster’s Moving Elevator Gallery Opens in NYC

Norman Foster’s Moving Elevator Gallery Opens in NYC

When the owners of the new Sperone Westwater Gallery on NYC's Bowery were first planning the construction of their new building, they had to contend with an incredibly limited building footprint of just

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Foster + Partners’ Carbon Neutral Masdar City Rises in the Desert

Foster + Partners’ Carbon Neutral Masdar City Rises in the Desert

Inspired by the architecture and planning of traditional Arab cities, Foster + Partners seamlessly combined ancient building techniques with modern technological advancements. Meshing these two distinct

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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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3-D Printer Creates Entire Buildings From Solid Rock

3-D Printer Creates Entire Buildings From Solid Rock

Imagine a 3-d printer so large that it can spit out entire buildings made from stone. Sounds science fiction-y, right? But that's exactly what designer Enrico Dini created with his prototype D-Shape

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Foster Designs House for his Biggest Clients Ever: Elephants!

Foster Designs House for his Biggest Clients Ever: Elephants!

Very few of us will ever have the joy of living in a house designed by famed architect Norman Foster. But when the Copenhagen's Zoo biggest residents required a new residence they got a custom designed

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Calgary’s new green skyscraper by Foster + Partners

Calgary’s new green skyscraper by Foster + Partners

What does one of the largest independently owned oil and gas companies do to turn over a more sustainable leaf? Well, in this case, EnCana hired green-tech architecture firm du jour Foster + Partners to

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FRASERS BROADWAY: Australia’s Greenest Development

FRASERS BROADWAY: Australia’s Greenest Development

Big things are happening in Sydney. First Earth Hour, which began in Sydney, went global last month. Then, the city unveiled its brand new 2030 vision, which outlines the steps that the city will take to

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Plans for Foster’s Masdar Carbon Neutral City Debut

Plans for Foster’s Masdar Carbon Neutral City Debut

Norman Foster's Masdar City is poised to become world’s most sustainable, zero-waste, car-free, carbon neutral city. The model for the city was formally unveiled on 21st January at the World Future

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WORLD’S LARGEST SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

WORLD’S LARGEST SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

A project for the world's largest sustainable region has been announced and is expected to include all the things that one would expect in a sustainable development: renewable energy, environmentally

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NORMAN FOSTER’S GREEN TOWER IN SIBERIA

NORMAN FOSTER’S GREEN TOWER IN SIBERIA

Once again raising the bar on avant-garde green architectural icons in the furthest corners of the world, Sir Norman Foster has just revealed his designs for a new ecological tower in Khanty Mansyisk,

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NORMAN FOSTER’S GREEN DESERT UTOPIA In Abu Dhabi

NORMAN FOSTER’S GREEN DESERT UTOPIA In Abu Dhabi

Foster + Partners is at it again with their design for Masdar in Abu Dhabi, the world’s first zero-carbon and zero-waste city. The new 6 million square meter walled sustainable development Masdar was

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NORMAN FOSTER’s Entertainment Center in Kazakhstan

NORMAN FOSTER’s Entertainment Center in Kazakhstan

Why stop at one stunning structure in Astana, Kazakhstan, when you can have two on your resume?! Sir Norman Foster is set to construct the new Khan Shatyry Entertainment Centre in Kazakhstan's capital

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