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Work is nearing completion on an extraordinary new project in Abu Dhabi by prestigious British firm Foster + Partners. Named the Zayed National Museum, the building is defined by five sculpted "wings" designed for more than just their looks – they are cleverly engineered to help keep the interior cool naturally.Continue ReadingCategory: Architecture, LifestyleTags: Building and Construction, Abu
A large cloud is forming in tropical China, however it's not the work of nature, but a new museum conceived by one of the world's most important architecture firms, MAD. Named the Hainan Science Museum, the project is due to be completed in 2025.Continue ReadingCategory: Architecture, LifestyleTags: Building and Construction, MAD Architects, China, Museum
Tiny houses come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but this is the first example we've seen that's modeled after a World War II airplane. Named the Monocoque Cabin, the unusual dwelling is defined by an eye-catching curving exterior and comes with lots of options, including its interior layout and the ability to run off-the-grid.Continue ReadingCategory: Tiny Houses, LifestyleTags: Building and C
Never a studio content to play it safe and produce predictable designs, MAD Architects draws inspiration from the natural world for its upcoming Lishui Airport, which takes the form of a large white bird ready to take flight.Continue ReadingCategory: Architecture, LifestyleTags: Building and Construction, Airports, MAD Architects, China
Described as "buildings within a building" by the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), the recently completed Epiq takes the form of a series of stacked blocks. The tower's unusual design is well-suited to the local climate and maximizes outdoor space and views next to a large park in Quito, Ecuador.Continue ReadingCategory: Architecture, LifestyleTags: Building and Construction, Bjarke Ingels Group, Resid
Japan's Junya.ishigami+associates recently completed an extraordinary 1-km (0.62-mile)-long project in China. Named the Zaishui Art Museum, the building is situated in an artificial lake and even lets the water inside at several points.Continue ReadingCategory: Architecture, LifestyleTags: Building and Construction, Museum, China
Dubai is full of eye-catching skyscrapers but the newly completed One Za'abeel, by Japan's Nikken Sekkei, is sure to stand out even there. The project takes the form of two adjacent towers which support a horizontal bridge section that forms the world's longest cantilever.Continue ReadingCategory: Architecture, LifestyleTags: Building and Construction, Dubai, Skyscrapers, World's Largest
Zaha Hadid Architects has completed work on its Zhuhai Jinwan Civic Art Centre. Featuring an eye-catching design that the studio says is inspired by the distinctive chevron patterns of migratory birds, the building is topped by four steel roof canopies that provide shading in the subtropical climate of southern China.Continue ReadingCategory: Architecture, LifestyleTags: Building and Construction
The polycarbonate-lined Green House that architecture studio Hayhurst & Co slotted into a tight site in London has been named the RIBA's House of the Year for 2023. Read more
It has been a crazy year for Saudi Arabian architecture, but the country isn't done surprising us yet. Following the reveal of the Epicon skyscrapers recently, plans have now also been unveiled for an unusual hotel that will be nestled into the rugged desert landscape.Continue ReadingCategory: Architecture, LifestyleTags: Building and Construction, Skyscrapers, Saudi Arabia, Hotel, Neom


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