Spanish culinary center invites foodies onto its greenery covered topping

Following the completion of its Google HQ, the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has revealed plans for a new culinary center in San Sebastian, Spain. Hosting food start-ups, researchers and chefs, the building will be topped by a large greenery covered roof, … Continue reading Spanish culinary center invites foodies onto its greenery covered topping

AI research lab inspired by computer’s internal components

Construction work is currently underway on a new artificial intelligence research laboratory designed by PLP Architecture. Located in Shanghai, China, the building’s overall form is inspired by a computer motherboard and CPU.Continue ReadingCategory: A… Continue reading AI research lab inspired by computer’s internal components

Recycled tires make for roads that last twice as long in hot sunshine

Roads always seem to be in need of repair, but changing up the recipe could help them last longer. Researchers in Australia have now shown yet another advantage of adding rubber from old tires to asphalt – extra Sun protection that could help roads las… Continue reading Recycled tires make for roads that last twice as long in hot sunshine

Google’s Silicon Valley HQ defined by stunning “dragonscale” roof

Surprisingly perhaps, Google has never created its own new headquarters from scratch, choosing to take up residence in preexisting buildings instead – until now, that is. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Heatherwick Studio, with input from Goo… Continue reading Google’s Silicon Valley HQ defined by stunning “dragonscale” roof

“Air bee and bee” lets visitors sleep to the buzz of a million bees

In an effort to create some buzz for the recent World Bee Day on May 20, Italian beekeeper Rocco Filomeno has built a wonderfully whimsical “Air bee and bee” tiny house-style dwelling. Installed in an olive garden in rural Italy, the basic-but-novel sh… Continue reading “Air bee and bee” lets visitors sleep to the buzz of a million bees

Gehry’s first UK housing project frames iconic Battersea Power Station

Homeowners have begun moving in to the first ever UK residential development by the original “starchitect,” Frank Gehry. Named Prospect Place, the eye-catching project is defined by a rippling facade that twists and turns to maximize views of the nearb… Continue reading Gehry’s first UK housing project frames iconic Battersea Power Station

Pétrichor tiny house offers traditional take on small living

A lot of the tiny houses we cover are actually quite large and have a modern minimalist design, but the Pétrichor, by France’s Baluchon, harks back to the small living movement’s roots with a towable home that incorporates traditional tiny house stylin… Continue reading Pétrichor tiny house offers traditional take on small living

BIG’s sloping concert hall will invite visitors onto its roof

High-profile firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has been commissioned to design a distinctive concert hall in Prague, Czech Republic. The Vlatva Philharmonic Hall will host multiple performance spaces and will be defined by its sloping balconies, which wil… Continue reading BIG’s sloping concert hall will invite visitors onto its roof

BIG’s sloping concert hall will invite visitors onto its roof

High-profile firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has been commissioned to design a distinctive concert hall in Prague, Czech Republic. The Vlatva Philharmonic Hall will host multiple performance spaces and will be defined by its sloping balconies, which wil… Continue reading BIG’s sloping concert hall will invite visitors onto its roof

Remarkable circular observation deck raised aloft by four towers

Consisting of a large circular observation point raised above the ground on four towers, The Ring is the ambitious centerpiece of a new masterplan envisioned for Shanghai, China. The project, which is designed by Ennead Architects, will anchor a new bu… Continue reading Remarkable circular observation deck raised aloft by four towers