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Sou Fujimoto designs circular holiday home topped with bowl-shaped meadow roof

August 7, 2022 James Parkes 0
Aerial render of Not A Hotel Ishigaki which is disc-shaped

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has revealed the design for a disc-shaped villa with a swooping green roof on Japan’s Ishigaki Island for hotelier Not A Hotel. Located on Ishigaki Island, an idyllic island in Japan’s southwestern region of Okinawa, Not A Hotel Ishigaki was designed to host up to 10 people while being “connected to

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ODA’s “fractal” skyscraper latest addition to Billionaire’s Row

August 5, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
ODA skyscraper Billionaires Row

Construction has begun on the 126 East 57th Street skyscraper designed by architecture studio ODA on New York City’s Billionaire’s Row. The 386-foot (118-metre) skyscraper will be the latest high rise in the district of Uptown Manhattan, which is known for residential skyscrapers with supertall heights and high price tags. Developed by MRR 1326, the 28-storey residential

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BIG designing Ground to Air driverless vehicle for American desert city Telosa

August 5, 2022 Nat Barker 0
Ground to Air designed by BIG

Danish architecture studio BIG is designing a road, air and hyperloop-capable autonomous vehicle for the new US city of Telosa currently being planned for five million people in an unconfirmed desert location. The Ground to Air, or G2A, would constitute a rhomboid passenger pod that can attach to a set of wheels to become a

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Herzog & de Meuron reveals mass-timber design in existing Austin street front

August 4, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
Herzog and de Meuron texas project

Swiss architecture studio Herzog & de Meuron has unveiled designs for the Sixth and Blanco restaurant, shop and hotel development in Austin, which will incorporate existing stores and houses. Located at the intersection of West Sixth Street and Blanco Street in Austin, the structure will be Herzog & de Meuron’s first project in the state of Texas.

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MVRDV models Skanderbeg Building on head of “Albania’s national hero”

August 4, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Face-like facade of Skanderbeg Building by MVRDV

Dutch studio MVRDV has begun construction on a mixed-use building in Tirana, Albania, which it has modelled on a bust of the country’s prominent historical figure Gjergj Kastrioti. The 85-metre-tall Skanderbeg Building, known formally as Tirana’s Rock, was designed by MVRDV to double as “a figurative sculpture” of Kastrioti. Kastrioti was a military commander known

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Ascent skyscraper in Milwaukee becomes world’s tallest timber building

August 3, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
World's tallest timber tower Ascent

Ascent, an 86.6-metre-tall mass-timber tower in Wisconsin designed by Korb + Associates Architects, has been certified as the world’s tallest timber building. The 25-storey tower, which opened in July, has a concrete base, elevator and stair shafts, with the rest of the structure made from cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glulam. At 86.6 metres (284 feet), it

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Gluon “using 3D data to save” the Nakagin Capsule Tower

August 3, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Nakagin Capsule Tower 3D digital model

Japanese digital consultancy Gluon is combining data from laser scanning with 20,000 photographs to create an augmented reality model of the Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo, which is currently being demolished. Named the 3D Digital Archive Project, the team aims to use digital technology to create an extremely accurate virtual model of the metabolist residential block designed

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Berlin set to build car-free housing and technology district on former Tegel Airport

August 3, 2022 Alice Finney 0
An aerial view of a rendering of Projekt Tegel

Construction is set to begin on the redevelopment of Berlin’s former Tegel Airport into a technological research hub, residential district and nature reserve in the northwest of the city. Named Berlin TXL – the Urban Tech Republic (Berlin TXL), the development will include a research park, landscaped area and Schumacher Quartier – a car-free residential

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“Humanity isn’t a guinea pig” says commenter

August 3, 2022 Rebecca Grove 0
Saudi Arabia reveals 170-kilometre-long mirrored skyscraper to house nine million people

In this week’s comments update, readers are discussing a video of The Line, a 500-metre-tall, mirror-clad skyscraper that was designed to house nine million people in Saudi Arabia and other top stories. The linear city, which will be 170 kilometres long and 200 metres wide, was launched by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman

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