BIG’s stepped skyscraper creates green terraces in the sky

Rising to a height of 1,005 ft (306 m) and defined by its spiraling green terraces, which twist around its glass form as it rises, The Spiral by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is now nearing completion. The ambitious building recently topped out and is slat… Continue reading BIG’s stepped skyscraper creates green terraces in the sky

City blocks go vertical as Manhattan supertall nears completion

Taking up the physical footprint of an entire city block and rising to a height of 308 m (1,011 ft), Foster + Partners’ 50 Hudson Yards recently topped out in Manhattan, New York City, with the ceremonial placing of its final steel beam. The supertall … Continue reading City blocks go vertical as Manhattan supertall nears completion

No-frills tiny house keeps things small and simple

We typically associate Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses with large towable homes like the Pemberley, but the firm’s latest build measures just 14 ft (4.2 m) in length. Named Rhode Island Red, it features a simple interior layout that reflects its compact dim… Continue reading No-frills tiny house keeps things small and simple

Seeds sown for hybrid timber tower in Berlin

The tall timber construction boom continues with a new mixed-use residential tower slated for Berlin, Germany. Designed by Oslo’s Mad arkitekter, the project will integrate greenery and feature a hybrid wood and concrete structure that will allow it to… Continue reading Seeds sown for hybrid timber tower in Berlin

Richard Rogers art gallery floats over a forest in France

Work was recently completed on Richard Rogers’ final project for the firm he founded back in 1977, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. The now-retired Pritzker Prize-winning architect has gone out on a high – literally – with a striking art gallery that e… Continue reading Richard Rogers art gallery floats over a forest in France

Hillside attraction lets tourists see London from a different perspective

Visitors to London’s Marble Arch will soon be able to see the area from a whole new perspective thanks to an unusual project by MVRDV. The firm plans to install a hollow hill-like structure in the UK capital in the coming months.Continue ReadingCategor… Continue reading Hillside attraction lets tourists see London from a different perspective

Massive battery will help power Foster + Partners luxury resort

Foster + Partners has designed a colorful-looking island paradise for a tourist development in Saudi Arabia. Named Coral Bloom, it’ll offer visitors a slice of beachside luxury and will be powered by a mixture of wind and solar power, backed up by an a… Continue reading Massive battery will help power Foster + Partners luxury resort

New concrete recipe improves its carbon capture efficiency

Concrete is one of the world’s most commonly used materials, and unfortunately its production is a major source of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Now, engineers at Purdue University have developed a new cement recipe that can absorb CO2 twice as fas… Continue reading New concrete recipe improves its carbon capture efficiency

Frank Gehry pays his respects to hometown with boxy tall towers

Two eye-catching skyscrapers designed by Frank Gehry are slated for the high-profile architect’s hometown in Toronto, Canada. Resembling a collection of haphazardly stacked rectangular boxes, the project will, assuming it goes to plan, include Gehry’s … Continue reading Frank Gehry pays his respects to hometown with boxy tall towers

Luxury home disappears into rugged Greek landscape

It would be easy to miss the NCaved house among the rugged landscape of Greece’s Serifos island if you weren’t paying attention. Designed by Mold Architects, the home takes its place so well in the rocky hill that it seems to be part of it.Continue Rea… Continue reading Luxury home disappears into rugged Greek landscape