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New York Fulton Center, the station that reflects the light

Fulton Center, an impressive glass and steel building dominated by a huge transparent dome Designed by Grimshaw and Arup and opened in New York, in the heart of Lower Manhattan, after thirteen years since the September 11, the “Fulton Center”...
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The Tobacco Museum, special location

This museum building, designed by architects architects Ramiro Losada and Alberto Garcia, founder of the Spanish Losada Garcia study, designed the symbolic Tobacco Museum in Navalmoral de la Mata (Cáceres, Spain). The Cultural Center ‘La Gota’ is the new multifunctional...
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Butterfly Pavilion, an outer shell of golden aluminum biomorphic

In Noor Island, an Island about 2.4 hectares in the Centre of Sharjah, german study 3deluxe has designed and built a theme park with pavilions and buildings, TransMedia, tourist attraction among the most popular of the Middle East. The merit...
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Interlace Apartments, World Building of the Year 2015

Interlace Apartments, 1040 housing units divided into 31 residential blocks, stacked on top of one another in a seemingly random order, here is the ambitious Singapore residential complex, designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam, together with...
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Waiting for the Top Mountain Crosspoint: Multipurpose Building on top of the world

We are over 2.0 m high, at the southern end of Ötztal Valley. Here, in Hochgurgl, Tyrol Austria the young architect Michael Brötz designed the Top Mountain Crosspoint: is a multipurpose building which houses the Museum of Europe, in addition...
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Sky Habitat, the skyscraper of the Habitat indoor 38th floor

Sky Habitat in Singapore “I think it’s necessary, as an architect, understand the essence of a place and create a building that is in harmony with the culture of a place” (Moshe Safdie) Located in Bishan, a residential area on...
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Wooden skyscraper, London points to the world record

An 80-story tower with a wooden structure. It’s called Oakwood Tower and is the project presented by studio PLP Architecture, with researchers from the University of Cambridge. The new tower would rise next to London’s Barbican complex. The blocking of...
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Ribbon Chapel, two concrete dancing spirals skyward

You must arrive in Japan, at a luxury resort in Onomichi, near Hiroshima, to admire this beautiful wedding chapel. The work of studio NAPS Architects, located in the middle of a hill with a panoramic view of the inland sea...
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Shanghai Natural History Museum, the green building icon

Bioclimatic, geothermal energy, water recycling and green coatings for the new Shanghai Natural History Museum which is destined to become one of the icons of sustainable architecture It was opened in 2015 in Shanghai, the long-awaited Museum of Natural History,...
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Sobreiras Alantejo Country Hotel, eco-friendly architecture to promote tourism

The hotel eco-friendly Sobreiras Alantejo Country. Not far from Lisbon a hotel designed according to an eco-friendly project able to merge the new facilities to the surrounding environment. About an hour’s drive from Lisbon is Alentejo Sobreiras Country Hotel, an example...
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An exterior and perforated: encounters between nature and architecture

The Green characterizes the exterior of the new Convention Centre designed in Poland by architects JEMS. The International Conference Centre (ICC) is a modern and versatile space made in Katowice, a city in southern Poland. The building also houses the...
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One Airport Square, an example of sustainability and energy efficiency

The building envelope is the essential element for thermal performance optimization in the project of Mario Cucinella Architects for a multifunctional building in Accra, Ghana. One Airport Square is the first shopping complex to be awarded in Ghana the allocation...
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Kanagawa Institute, a slender steel tree forest

Kanagawa Institute of Technology Workshop (KAIT). One room of 2000 square meters, a forest of slender steel columns white 305, a curtain of glass continues without opaque elements of support … How can we forget in this multifunctional space for...
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Federal Center South, a zero energy building

Among the most sustainable architecture projects in the world, there is also the Federal Center South Building designed by the firm ZGF Architects (Zimmer Gunzul Frasca Architects – international Studio with offices in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington, New York...
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Perforated aluminium transforms the façade of a garage into a recognizable landmark

A multi-storey garage for the Miami Design District: a building with a very practical function, but designed at the city entrance and turned into a recognizable landmark with a strong aesthetic impact. A portion of the exterior was enhanced through...
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UNSTUDIO: interactive and dynamic facades in Seoul

The project of UNStudio has been selected as the winning proposal in the competition for the renovation of the headquarter Hanwha in Seoul: for the Office Tower is scheduled the renovation of the façade together with the review of the...
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Ice-Q, the Crystal cube of 007

One of the most beautiful scenes of the new 007, appears to be set here: in this beautiful location in Austria, on the Gaislachkogl mountain, at over 3,000 metres in height. The “clinic” where the agent goes to “recover” its bond...
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Hygroskin: living material surfaces

‘It is a question of surrendering to the wood, then following where it leads by connecting operations to a materiality, instead of imposing a form upon a matter‘ – gilles deleuze and félix guattari   Professor at the Institute for...
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New urban landmarks
Vertical growth of London

Renzo Piano has recently presented his new skyscraper project: 224 metres high, it will be built in London. The Italian architect’s project is one of the more-than-260 skyscrapers under construction or designed in the British city, reflecting a strong trend. Such high and impressive buildings are aimed to redevelop modern metropolitan areas. The Sharp, an other skyscraper designed by Renzo Piano and...
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Cement and steel. Bio Museum signed by Frank O. Gehry

Concrete and steel are the protagonists of the skeleton of new Biomuseum of Panama designed by Frank O. Gehry. It is an eclectic, asymmetrical, projecting and convoluted structure with canopies that overlap to form a collage of shapes and colors...