Sir David Adjaye’s sustainable library will be partially built from mud

Following a collaboration with Aston Martin to offer car-themed luxury homes, British Ghanian architect Sir David Adjaye’s firm has unveiled an interesting new project that takes the form of a collection of granaries. The Thabo Mbeki Presidential Libra… Continue reading Sir David Adjaye’s sustainable library will be partially built from mud

Greenery covered towers to grow over Shenzhen transport hub

Each of Foster + Partners’ recent projects has incorporated significant greenery, and this is also the case with its newly revealed Guangming Hub. Slated for the bustling Chinese megacity of Shenzhen, it will include a series of greenery filled towers … Continue reading Greenery covered towers to grow over Shenzhen transport hub

Tree-hugging luxury hideaway overlooks breathtaking Norwegian fjord

Helen & Hard has designed a particularly nice example of a treehouse in rural Norway. Named Woodnest, the forest dwelling is supported by a living pine tree that runs through its center, and it offers a well-stocked interior that sleeps up to four peop… Continue reading Tree-hugging luxury hideaway overlooks breathtaking Norwegian fjord

Ambitious reef and underwater park to feature staircase for snorkelers

Miami underwater diving enthusiasts – not to mention the local marine life – will soon have an unusual new attraction to explore, courtesy of OMA. Named ReefLine, it’s conceived as an artificial reef and snorkeling destination with a range of artworks,… Continue reading Ambitious reef and underwater park to feature staircase for snorkelers

Stefano Boeri’s greenery-covered buildings blossom in China

Following the popularity of Stefano Boeri Architetti’s greenery-covered Bosco Verticale, similar “Vertical Forest” buildings are now taking root around the world, helping to add more plants and trees to inner-city areas. Two of these are now rising in … Continue reading Stefano Boeri’s greenery-covered buildings blossom in China

Apartment building being printed by “fastest 3D construction printer”

3D printing is a very exciting area of architecture at the moment, with new advancements seemingly announced every few months. Following news of an entire 3D-printed community and a 3D-printed two-story home, a three-story apartment building is now bei… Continue reading Apartment building being printed by “fastest 3D construction printer”

Spot the robot dog adopts role as construction site inspector

Boston Dynamics’ Spot is a versatile little robot. Able to pull trucks, work on oil rigs, and even herd sheep, the dog-like bot has now learned a new trick and has been helping Foster + Partners with its ongoing Battersea Roof Gardens project in London… Continue reading Spot the robot dog adopts role as construction site inspector

SOM’s steel US Army museum tells stories of soldiering

High-profile architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) recently completed work on the National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA). Representing the first museum dedicated to telling the story of the entire US Army, the building features … Continue reading SOM’s steel US Army museum tells stories of soldiering

Brazilian research base built to withstand Antarctic extremes

Brazil’s original Antarctic research base, built in the 1980s, was destroyed in a blaze in 2012. Following an architecture competition to build its replacement, Estúdio 41 has created the Antarctic Station Comandante Ferraz, which is designed to withst… Continue reading Brazilian research base built to withstand Antarctic extremes