George Lucas’ ambitious Museum of Narrative Art set for 2025 opening

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has undergone almost as many twists and turns as a Hollywood script since it was unveiled back in 2014. However, after missing its planned 2021 completion date, the ambitious futuristic-looking building is now finally … Continue reading George Lucas’ ambitious Museum of Narrative Art set for 2025 opening

George Lucas’ ambitious Museum of Narrative Art set for 2025 opening

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has undergone almost as many twists and turns as a Hollywood script since it was unveiled back in 2014. However, after missing its planned 2021 completion date, the ambitious futuristic-looking building is now finally … Continue reading George Lucas’ ambitious Museum of Narrative Art set for 2025 opening

Thai library impresses with stunning bamboo craftsmanship

Back in 2017, Chiangmai Life Architects skilfully used bamboo to create a breezy sports hall at the Panyaden International School in Thailand. The firm has now returned to the same school to add an impressive new library that’s primarily constructed fr… Continue reading Thai library impresses with stunning bamboo craftsmanship

Bee-inspired technology uses aerial drones to 3D-print structures

Building or repairing structures in difficult-to-reach locations is a daunting task, as bringing in the cranes, scaffolding and whatnot can be quite difficult. That’s why scientists are creating a honeybee-inspired system, which uses flying 3D-printing… Continue reading Bee-inspired technology uses aerial drones to 3D-print structures

Solid as a rock: Award-winning geological skyscraper finally completed

Recently hailed as the world’s best new skyscraper, Valley has now finally been declared officially complete by designer MVRDV. Even by the eclectic Dutch studio’s usual standards it’s an eye-catching project and takes the form of three “geology inspir… Continue reading Solid as a rock: Award-winning geological skyscraper finally completed

Gravity defying spa turns a mountain village on its head

Back in 2016, Network of Architecture (NOA) created a stunning glass-bottomed cantilevered swimming pool in Italy. Now the firm has returned to the same site to add an equally eye-catching sauna and pool extension that takes the form of a mountainside … Continue reading Gravity defying spa turns a mountain village on its head

Off-grid-capable Sunshine tiny house doesn’t break the bank

A lot of tiny houses take cues from Scandinavian design, but the Sunshine tiny house, by Sweden’s Vagabond Haven, is one of the few models we’ve covered that actually hails from that part of the world. Featuring a compact, unfussy interior layout suita… Continue reading Off-grid-capable Sunshine tiny house doesn’t break the bank

Structure-inflating construction tech could give 3D printing a run for its money

We’ve heard how 3D-printed concrete buildings can be constructed quickly and easily, but could there be an even faster and simpler method? According to American inventor Alex Bell, there most certainly is – and it involves inflating buildings, then pum… Continue reading Structure-inflating construction tech could give 3D printing a run for its money

Stacked mixed-use supertall twists its way to tallest skyscraper in Texas

Prestigious architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) has revealed plans for the tallest skyscraper in Texas. Reaching a supertall height of 1,022 ft (311 m), the building will host offices, housing and hotel space, and will feature an eye-c… Continue reading Stacked mixed-use supertall twists its way to tallest skyscraper in Texas

Floating event space forms glimmering fish eye in a Norwegian fjord

In an interesting example of a building’s overall design reflecting its purpose comes a fish eye-shaped floating event space that’s dedicated to salmon farming. The aptly named Salmon Eye is finished in 9,500 stainless steel scales that shine brightly … Continue reading Floating event space forms glimmering fish eye in a Norwegian fjord