Civic center’s stunning sweeping curves encircle multi-use public park

Following its unveiling of a huge train station in the ancient Chinese city of Jiaxing, MAD Architects is now set to return to the area with a new civic center. As was the case with the train station, the building will incorporate significant greenery,… Continue reading Civic center’s stunning sweeping curves encircle multi-use public park

The best US-based studios celebrated with 2021 AIA Architecture Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has revealed the recipients of its annual Architecture Awards. The prestigious prize has been awarded to 10 projects, including an energy efficient winery built on a challenging site in Canada and a low-tech b… Continue reading The best US-based studios celebrated with 2021 AIA Architecture Awards

Spacious tiny house goes big on home comforts

Canada’s Minimaliste iterates on its popular Ébène model once again with the recently completed Ébène V4. It offers a relatively roomy interior layout with some home comforts not always associated with a tiny house, like a bathroom with a tub and large… Continue reading Spacious tiny house goes big on home comforts

World’s longest suspension footbridge lets walkers get some mountain air

The 516 Arouca is supported by two large concrete V-shaped towers

Those nervous of heights should probably steer clear of the newly completed 516 Arouca bridge in Portugal. As its name suggests, the tourist attraction runs high above a river for 516 m (1,692 ft) and is hailed as the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge by Portuguese officials.

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Couple takes up residence in boulder-shaped 3D-printed home

3D-printed construction has moved into the mainstream lately with recent projects like the luxury Texas development and affordable housing in Mexico. Another example of the efficacy of the cutting-edge building technique comes from the Netherlands with… Continue reading Couple takes up residence in boulder-shaped 3D-printed home

Light-filled tiny house balances portability and comfort

New Zealand’s Build Tiny has a talent for maximizing small spaces and its latest model, the Kapiti Tiny House, offers a good balance between portability and interior space. The towable home measures just 7.2 m (23 ft) long, but features a relatively op… Continue reading Light-filled tiny house balances portability and comfort

Undulating airport terminal offers weary travelers an indoor garden

Nobody enjoys being stuck in an airport due to a delayed flight, though travelers to the Terminal 4 Bao’an International Airport will at least be able to do their waiting in an indoor garden the size of 40 tennis courts. Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbou… Continue reading Undulating airport terminal offers weary travelers an indoor garden

AIA highlights best new sustainable architecture by US-based studios

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has revealed its pick of the best sustainable new architecture by US-based firms for its annual Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Awards. Highlights include a sustainable renovation of Microsoft’s Si… Continue reading AIA highlights best new sustainable architecture by US-based studios

Extra-wide tiny house has spacious apartment-like interior

As its name suggests, Minimaliste’s Magnolia V7 is the seventh iteration of the Canadian firm’s popular Magnolia tiny house. This particular model is very long at 38.5 ft (11.7 m), and also has an increased width of 10.5 ft (3.2 m), providing a spaciou… Continue reading Extra-wide tiny house has spacious apartment-like interior

Willis Tower’s renovated viewing point is not for the faint of heart

Those who take an elevator ride up to the 103rd floor of Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower will now find a newly renovated Skydeck Chicago viewing point and museum experience. The main attraction is the Ledge, which consists of four glass boxes extending o… Continue reading Willis Tower’s renovated viewing point is not for the faint of heart