Tired old factory transformed into modern office and public park

MVRDV converted a tired old factory into a bustling modern office in Shenzhen, China. The Idea Factory is a modern office with a large staircase at its heart that offers the public access to a park on its rooftop. The project involved converting an old factory to a bustling office with an open space and… Continue reading Tired old factory transformed into modern office and public park

ZHA extends Hollywood-inspired resort with striking hotel towers

Zaha Hadid Architects unveils new project in China. Infinitus Plaza consists of two towers in a casino resort that are designed to mitigate their carbon footprint with sustainability features. The high-profile British firm has unveiled its Budapest proposal and Infinitu Plaza within days of each other. The project is currently under construction in China and… Continue reading ZHA extends Hollywood-inspired resort with striking hotel towers

Mixed-use office building turns timber construction on its head

Mixed-use office has unusual overall form that increases in width as it rises and looks almost like it has been turned upside-down. White Arkitekter, the firm behind the Sara Cultural Centre, recently completed another ambitious timber building. Named Nodi, the mixed-use building has an unusual overall overall form and looks like it was turned upside… Continue reading Mixed-use office building turns timber construction on its head

Foster + Partners winery blends into beautiful French landscape

Foster + Partners’ new building is designed to take its place well among the beautiful landscape in the famous French winemaking region of Bordeaux. Named Le Dôme Winery, the building will be located in the wine-growing region of the region. The building is located in a vineyard in the region known for its wines and… Continue reading Foster + Partners winery blends into beautiful French landscape

Quirky residential high-rise puts the O in home

MVRDV is building a donut-shaped high-rise in Mannheim, Germany. One of four buildings that will eventually spell out HOME is one of four that will spell out the word HOME. The highrise showcases the firm’s flair for lighthearted, quirky architecture. The project is slated to be completed in the next phase of MVDV’s latest series… Continue reading Quirky residential high-rise puts the O in home

Manhattan skyscraper recalls New York City’s golden age

Rose Hill was inspired by New York City’s classic Art Deco towers. The residential skyscraper was built around the same time as the Empire State Building or Chrysler Building. Rose Hill is the latest skyscraper to be built in New York’s most famous art decorated block of buildings. The Rose Hill building was built in… Continue reading Manhattan skyscraper recalls New York City’s golden age

Three superb projects compete for RIBA’s best new building award

The Royal Institute of British Architects has selected three projects to serve as finalists for the prestigious International Prize. They are made up of a passively cooled community hospital, an innovative bridge, and a sensitively designed multipurpose cultural building. Just one will be declared the world’s best new building in early 2022, RIBA announced earlier… Continue reading Three superb projects compete for RIBA’s best new building award

Ambitious Urban Sequoia skyscraper designed to clean the air around it

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) imagines a skyscraper that could capture carbon and actually purify the air around it. The conceptual design, named Urban Sequoia, was created to mark the recent United Nations COP26 Climate Change Conference in Scotland. The proposal was created for the recent UN COP26 climate change conference in Scotland and was… Continue reading Ambitious Urban Sequoia skyscraper designed to clean the air around it