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Combating Urban Density with Airy Common Space in Bucharest

Combating Urban Density with Airy Common Space in Bucharest

Population density is a major issue all over the world, and Bucharest is no exception. As the urban core continues to fill with residents, innovative new ideas for living spaces have to follow, and ADN

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OMA’s New De Rotterdam ‘Vertical City’ Tower is the Largest Building in the Netherlands

OMA’s New De Rotterdam ‘Vertical City’ Tower is the Largest Building in the Netherlands

Reaching nearly 500 feet tall with a gross floor space area of over 1.7 million square feet, the giant glass towers consist of separate, shifted blocks that offer overlapping programmatic spaces. To avoid

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Sky City: World’s Tallest Tower to Break Ground in June

Sky City: World’s Tallest Tower to Break Ground in June

Sky City will be prefabricated off site in three months, and it will then be assembled in just seven months. Reaching up 838 meters (2,749 feet), the 220-floor tower will feature residential, office

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Vertigo-Inducing Photos of Hong Kong Housing Show Just How Dense It Is

Vertigo-Inducing Photos of Hong Kong Housing Show Just How Dense It Is

Living in Hong Kong, your view is likely not of the ocean, a forest, or even mountains. It's likely of the building across the street with a direct line of site into another family's living room. Packed

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Centre Village is a Modular Affordable Micro Housing Complex in Winnipeg

Centre Village is a Modular Affordable Micro Housing Complex in Winnipeg

The lot on which Centre Village was built was at one time an abandoned site in a neglected inner-city neighborhood that was slated to hold just six single-family homes. A zoning change allowed the

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Rooftop Running Track Slashes ChiCheng Primary School’s Footprint in China

Rooftop Running Track Slashes ChiCheng Primary School’s Footprint in China

What a clever idea for LYCS to put the track field on the roof, not only because it saves space and reduces the project's overall footprint, but it also provides children an inspired environment in which

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Rooftecture OT2: Endo Shuhei’s Perforated Building Permits Air and Light While Blocking Peeping Toms in Japan

Rooftecture OT2: Endo Shuhei’s Perforated Building Permits Air and Light While Blocking Peeping Toms in Japan

Shuhei has built a series of structures using industrial-chic metal facades, but few are as striking as Rooftecture OT2 in Osaka. Designed to shut out the street while still permitting air and light to

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Stepped Wildflower Roofs Top the Innovative Church Walk Housing Block in London

Stepped Wildflower Roofs Top the Innovative Church Walk Housing Block in London

Constructed mostly with prefabricated cross laminate timber and Douglas Fir skirting, the Church Walk housing block sits on a brick base set in lime mortar. North-facing windows combined with the

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LA’s Biggest Apartment Project Since the Recession Breaks Ground

LA’s Biggest Apartment Project Since the Recession Breaks Ground

The largest apartment building since the beginning of the Great Recession has broken ground in Los Angeles, promising to reinvigorate the Koreatown neighborhood. The Vermont is a two-tower, mixed-use

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Abu Dhabi Unveils Its Shahama and Bahia Green Revitalization Plan

Abu Dhabi Unveils Its Shahama and Bahia Green Revitalization Plan

Abu Dhabi's Urban Planning Council recently unveiled their revitalization plan for a messy 1770 hectare sprawl between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The Shahama and Bahia Revitlization Plan is the result of a

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Harvard Economist Claims Urban Farms Do More Harm Than Good

Harvard Economist Claims Urban Farms Do More Harm Than Good

We’ve covered a wide variety of urban agriculture projects in the past – the rooftop farm Brooklyn Grange, the Battery Conservancy’s new turkey-shaped farm, and futuristic vertical farms, to name a

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Space Invaders: NL Architects Unveils Green-Roofed Apartments That Resemble the Classic Video Game

Space Invaders: NL Architects Unveils Green-Roofed Apartments That Resemble the Classic Video Game

NL Architects was asked by Yo2 to join forces and work on a proposal for a residential development in the city of Gapyong, which is outside of Seoul. While Yo2 worked on the masterplan, NL Architects

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Tianjin Eco City is a Futuristic Green Landscape for 350,000 Residents

Tianjin Eco City is a Futuristic Green Landscape for 350,000 Residents

Eco-City will make use of the latest sustainable technologies such as solar power, wind power, rainwater recycling, and wastewater treatment/desalination of sea water. In order to reduce the city's carbon

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Crazy Skyscraper Theme Park is a Vertical Amusement for New York City

Crazy Skyscraper Theme Park is a Vertical Amusement for New York City

As if New York City didn't already have enough attractions, why not throw a skyscraper theme park into the mix? New York-based Architect Ju-Hyun Kim proposes stacking up what is usually a rather

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Spiraling Stairscraper Provides a Garden For Every Apartment

Spiraling Stairscraper Provides a Garden For Every Apartment

In the future, housing will have to become much denser to support burgeoning populations, free land for other uses, and maximize infrastructure. However many people cringe at having to live in a box in

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‘Build a Better Burb’ Competition Revitalizes Suburban Areas

‘Build a Better Burb’ Competition Revitalizes Suburban Areas

Calling out to architects, urban designers, planners, students, visionaries, the Build a Better Burb competition seeks to find a bold new design proposal that can retrofit underutilized spaces in suburban

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