Foster + Partners hospital puts nature at the heart of healing process

Construction has begun on a new heart hospital in Egypt by Foster + Partners. Named the Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre, the project is designed to help speed up the healing process by offering patients a cool and lush landscape to recover in.Continue… Continue reading Foster + Partners hospital puts nature at the heart of healing process

AIA Housing Awards celebrates America’s best new homes

All architecture has an impact on our lives, but probably none more so than housing, and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) celebrates this with its 2020 Housing Awards. Representing its selection of the best new homes throughout the United Sta… Continue reading AIA Housing Awards celebrates America’s best new homes

Disney World McDonald’s offers fast food with a side of sustainability

Visitors to McDonald’s new flagship restaurant in Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, will find themselves ordering their Big Mac in an impressively green building that generates its own power with solar panels. The building also features other sustaina… Continue reading Disney World McDonald’s offers fast food with a side of sustainability

Tiny house saves tired knees and sore backs with single-level layout

Stowable ladders and storage-integrated staircases are almost ubiquitous in tiny houses nowadays, but not everyone’s cut out for climbing into a loft-style bedroom every night, so Build Tiny designed a tiny house for two that’s all on one level. The Da… Continue reading Tiny house saves tired knees and sore backs with single-level layout

Tiny house saves tired knees and sore backs with single-level layout

Stowable ladders and storage-integrated staircases are almost ubiquitous in tiny houses nowadays, but not everyone’s cut out for climbing into a loft-style bedroom every night, so Build Tiny designed a tiny house for two that’s all on one level. The Da… Continue reading Tiny house saves tired knees and sore backs with single-level layout

Apple’s most ambitious store yet appears to float on water

Described by Apple as its most ambitious retail project, the newly-completed Apple Marina Bay Sands appears to float on the water in Singapore. The building features generous glazing offering stunning panoramic views and can be reached by an underwater… Continue reading Apple’s most ambitious store yet appears to float on water

Greenery-covered high-rise will have more trees than a nearby park

With over 1,000 trees and 20,000 plants on its exterior, the Urban Forest will boast more trees than a nearby park in Brisbane, Australia. The project is hailed as one of the world’s most densely-forested greenery-covered buildings by designer Koichi T… Continue reading Greenery-covered high-rise will have more trees than a nearby park

Shenzhen Wave office makes a splash with unusual bulging design

Having been founded by the designer of China’s CCTV, Büro Ole Scheeren has never been content to create drab, boring office buildings. Its latest project, named Shenzhen Wave, once again breaks the mold and will rise to a height of 60 m (196 ft) and be… Continue reading Shenzhen Wave office makes a splash with unusual bulging design

Zaha Hadid Architects’ metro station helps travelers find their way

We’ve all been there: rushing through an unfamiliar metro station laden with heavy bags and only a few minutes to work out where you’re meant to be. It’s a stressful experience and one that Zaha Hadid Architects’ (ZHA) new Moscow metro aims to address … Continue reading Zaha Hadid Architects’ metro station helps travelers find their way

Mirrored cabin lets visitors get up close and personal with nature

Though its mirrored exterior doesn’t quite make it disappear into the landscape, the SynVillan (or Illusion Villa) is certainly a striking addition to Sweden’s Eriksberg Hotel and Nature Reserve. The cabin runs off-the-grid with solar power and lets vi… Continue reading Mirrored cabin lets visitors get up close and personal with nature