The emirate of Qatar set aside funds in its 2020 budget for the spectacular Sharq Crossing designed by star architect Santiago Calatrava. Construction will begin soon.
A tribute to the Bauhaus era, a constructional climate concept, and vertical neighbourhoods. The Tel Aviv Arcades by Studio Precht take a fresh look at skyscraper design.
The most ambitious building project in human history has been launched. Architecture office BIG, construction company ICON and NASA plan to build the first settlement on the moon using 3D printing technologies. The name of their mission: Project Olympus.
At a height of 737 metres, this new building planned for New York will soar into the sky in the shape of a mandragora plant. Consuming the city’s carbon emissions in the process.
The new capital of Andhra Pradesh is to be given a new, sustainable heart. Foster + Partners have designed a stunning master plan for the government complex in this Indian state. The concept pays homage to India’s architectural heritage in exquisite fashion.
French architects have chosen China as the location for the world’s greenest building. A significant role will be played by algae, which seems to make almost any dream come true. No wonder the project is named French Dream Towers.
Amidst the rocks of the Californian desert, a piece of sky suddenly catches the eye. Surely an illusion? But no, there is simple explanation: an “invisible” mirror house has been built for film producer Chris Hanley in Joshua Tree. It is a house that serves as a stage for an Oscar-winning performance by the surrounding nature.
The office complex ICÔNE has been created by the architects at Foster + Partners as an elegant answer to current working trends. This new flex office building is currently under construction in Luxembourg’s Belval Quarter, where urban renewal is set to create the city’s new “best address”.
Sydney hosts a timber innovation
The plans just unveiled for the new, 180-metre-high timber tower designed for the Sydney-based software giant Atlassian represent a milestone in environmentally friendly construction using this renewable raw material.
The InterContinental Hotels Group has established its new Voco lifestyle brand with a focus on casual luxury. Now it plans to build one of its boutique hotels in the world-renowned wine region of Australia’s Yarra Valley, surrounded by 11,000 square metres of lavender fields.
Designer Antony Gibbon has a taste for the unconventional. After creating cliff houses and capsule dwellings in trees, he has now come up with a vision for a “wave house”: the “Twine” made of hempcrete is designed as an artistic frame to accentuate the masterpiece of mother nature.
Architect Gianluca Santosuosso asked himself, “How would nature respond to this brief?” – and turned to a beehive as a model for residential housing. His “HIVE Project” tackles current challenges with a completely new approach that benefits humans, animals and plants collectively.