Geely’s secretive design center will keep prying eyes at bay

Danish architecture firm Cobe has been commissioned to create a new design center for Chinese automotive juggernaut Geely. The building will include what Cobe calls a “Chamber of Secrets” that will enable Geely’s designers to do their work away from pr… Continue reading Geely’s secretive design center will keep prying eyes at bay

AIA celebrates America’s best new sustainable buildings

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Awards offers an opportunity to check out some of the best new sustainable architecture in the country. This year’s selection of buildings includes a renovated headq… Continue reading AIA celebrates America’s best new sustainable buildings

It’s about time: BIG designs spiraling green-roofed watch museum

The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) recently completed a new museum and workshop for Swiss luxury watchmaker Atelier Audemars Piguet. It’s a superb building defined by an attractive spiraling design and is topped by a green roof that helps it take its place … Continue reading It’s about time: BIG designs spiraling green-roofed watch museum

Europe’s largest green facade hosts 30,000 hedges

Ingenhoven Architects has turned an area of inner-city Düsseldorf from gray to green with its recently completed Kö-Bogen II. The mixed-use project is centered around a large building that hosts an incredible 8 km (5 miles) of hedges on its exterior, m… Continue reading Europe’s largest green facade hosts 30,000 hedges

Europe’s largest green facade hosts 30,000 hedges

Ingenhoven Architects has turned an area of inner-city Düsseldorf from gray to green with its recently completed Kö-Bogen II. The mixed-use project is centered around a large building that hosts an incredible 8 km (5 miles) of hedges on its exterior, m… Continue reading Europe’s largest green facade hosts 30,000 hedges

China puts the brakes on its supertall skyscraper boom

China boasts more of the world’s tallest skyscrapers than any other country, but this may not be the case in the future following a new policy by the Chinese government limiting construction on new tall buildings. The policy also officially bans the co… Continue reading China puts the brakes on its supertall skyscraper boom

3D printer and automotive robot used to build prototype cabin

With its wavy wooden exterior and concrete base, Ashen Cabin has a striking appearance, but the really interesting thing about this prototype dwelling is how it was made. Its concrete base was created with a 3D printer and the wood is beetle-damaged as… Continue reading 3D printer and automotive robot used to build prototype cabin

KPF-designed office complex will “shimmer like sequins”

Construction recently began on a new three-building office campus in San Jose, California, that’s designed by high-profile firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF). Named Platform 16, the project’s overall form is said to shimmer in sunlight, and the de… Continue reading KPF-designed office complex will “shimmer like sequins”