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"Hang Out" In These Extraordinary Peruvian Sky Pods

Adventure seekers have yet another reason to visit the Peruvian Andes; Peru-based tour company Natura Vive is now offering a luxurious night's stay 400-feet above the Inca Empire in these glass sky pods. Visitors can access the "Skylodge" by scrabbling up the mountainside. After staying the night, and indulging in some fine dining on top their 192-square-feet room, visitors return Peru's famed Sacred Valley via a series of (terrifying) zip lines. 

Itzimná House / Reyes Rios + Larraín Arquitectos

© Ignacio Rivero © Ignacio Rivero © Ignacio Rivero © Pim Schalkwijk

Architecture Gear Giveaway: Win the new 32” Samsung UD970 Monitor

The success of a design, from inception to construction, can depend on the extent to which designers can represent their intentions, but the days when architects used the drafting pencil and parallel edge to exercise physical control over their work are rapidly fading away. While computerization makes possible innovative forms and new methods of working, if not calibrated and engineered perfectly, digital technology can bring unintended consequences into the design process. Samsung’s UD970 monitor, however, resynchronizes the design process with the build environment through ultra-high definition (UHD) technology. Samsung partnered with leading designers, including Mark English Architects, to explore the importance of high-resolution detail in their work and ArchDaily has teamed up to bring these UHD monitors to our readers. To learn more, read on after the break.

AD Essentials: Sustainability

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FR-EE Reveals Elliptical Design for Mexico's Mazatlán Museum

Fernando Romero EnterprisE (FR-EE) has revealed their proposal for the “Museo Mazatlán” in Mexico, which will be dedicated to the local culture of Mazatlán. Inspired by Mazatlán’s nickname, “The Pearl of the Pacific”, the design resembles an oyster with a pearl at its centre. This “pearl” is a geodesic dome, bringing together views of the sky with views of the city and sea.

Spotlight: Moshe Safdie

Theorist, architect and educator, Moshe Safdie (July 14, 1938), made his first mark on architecture with his masters thesis, where the idea for Habitat 67 originated. Catapulted to attention, Safdie has used his ground-breaking first project to develop a reputation as a prolific creator of cultural buildings, translating his radicalism into a dramatic yet sensitive style that has become popular across the world. Increasingly working in Asia and the Middle East, Safdie puts an emphasis on integrating green and public spaces into his modernist designs.

City Villa S3 / Steimle Architekten

© Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González

London's Royal Academy Launches 'Urban Jigsaw' Ideas Competition

The Royal Academy of Arts in London have launched a new international ideas competition which aims "to refocus attention to the huge potential of the brownfield sites that still exist across London." 'Brownfield' sites, or those earmarked for potential building development that have had previous development on them, are plentiful in the UK capital. This competition seeks "speculative ideas [which] make the most of these missing pieces in London’s urban jigsaw."

Exhibition: Nightscape 2050- A Dialogue Between Cities-Light-People in Future

The emphasis on light and lighting now is more than ever and this is evident from the global initiative by UNESCO to declare and celebrate 2015 as the International Year of Light. With this in mind, Nightscape 2050 is a unique exhibition dedicated to Lighting and is aimed to explore a completely new horizon of lighting design. This exhibition aims to explore the interactions between people, light, and cities in the year 2050. “Nightscape” does not just mean the evening view; to us “nightscape = humans and cities at night.”

Connekt / Ateliers

© Moni van Bruggen © Moni van Bruggen © Moni van Bruggen © Moni van Bruggen

House in Kiyone / Tomoyuki Uchida

  • Architects: Tomoyuki Uchida
  • Location: Soja, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
  • Site Area: 181.72 sqm
  • Area: 106.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Masatoshi Kaga

© Masatoshi Kaga © Masatoshi Kaga © Masatoshi Kaga © Masatoshi Kaga

Brompton Pavilion / Craig Tan Architects

© Jaime Diaz-Berrio © Jaime Diaz-Berrio © Jaime Diaz-Berrio © Jaime Diaz-Berrio

Te Uru - Waitakere Contemporary Gallery / Mitchell and Stout Architects

© Sam Hartnett © Sam Hartnett © Sam Hartnett © Sam Hartnett

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Corpus Intra Muros / Stefan Hitthaler

  • Architects: Stefan Hitthaler,
  • Location: 39031 Bruneck, Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol, Italy
  • Collaboration: Ulrich Leitner
  • Internal Wall Image: Stefan Hitthaler
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Christof Theurer

© Christof Theurer © Christof Theurer © Christof Theurer © Christof Theurer