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RSHP and Aedas Unveil Boundary Crossing Building for World's Longest Motorway Bridge in China

14:00 - 15 January, 2018
RSHP and Aedas Unveil Boundary Crossing Building for World's Longest Motorway Bridge in China, Courtesy of HKBC Construction
Courtesy of HKBC Construction

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) and Aedas have unveiled the design of a new boundary crossing that will serve as an important transportation exchange point within the Pearl River Delta, linking Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China. Already under construction, the project is expected to be completed in 2019. 

Courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Courtesy of HKBC Construction Courtesy of HKBC Construction + 10

C.F. Møller Wins Competition for Active-Learning School in Copenhagen

14:00 - 14 January, 2018
C.F. Møller Wins Competition for Active-Learning School in Copenhagen, Courtesy of C.F. Møller
Courtesy of C.F. Møller

In May 2017, C.F. Møller and Tredje Natur’s interactive education design won the New Islands Brygge School competition. The new education facility sets up innovative, sustainable and active spaces for sixth to ninth grade students to participate in experience-based learning.

Courtesy of C.F. Møller Courtesy of C.F. Møller Courtesy of C.F. Møller Courtesy of C.F. Møller + 24

New, Innovation-Driven, "Smart City" Will be Built Just South of Boston

08:00 - 15 November, 2017
New, Innovation-Driven, "Smart City" Will be Built Just South of Boston, Courtesy of Elkus Manfredi Architects
Courtesy of Elkus Manfredi Architects

Smart cities” are the latest urban phenomenon popping up across the globe. Among the newest being realized will be Union Point, a masterplan with a commitment to innovation located just south of Boston, USA.

What is a “smart city?” It is a city in which embeds multiple data collection technologies within the city in hopes of providing a supportive and competitive advantage to the city’s residents and business. Officials then use this data to make their cities safer, healthier, and more efficient. Cities are not geniuses quite yet, but the “smart city” is rethinking the way cities are run.

Courtesy of Elkus Manfredi Architects Courtesy of Elkus Manfredi Architects Courtesy of Elkus Manfredi Architects Courtesy of Elkus Manfredi Architects + 14

In Progress: Taipei Pop Music Center / Reiser + Umemoto

21:00 - 6 November, 2017
In Progress: Taipei Pop Music Center / Reiser + Umemoto, Courtesy of Reiser + Umemoto
Courtesy of Reiser + Umemoto

Courtesy of Reiser + Umemoto Courtesy of Reiser + Umemoto Courtesy of Reiser + Umemoto Courtesy of Reiser + Umemoto + 9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nangang District, Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Project Year

    2017

S9 Architecture's Dock 72 Tops Out in Brooklyn

08:00 - 25 October, 2017
S9 Architecture's Dock 72 Tops Out in Brooklyn, Courtesy of S9 Architecture
Courtesy of S9 Architecture

S9 Architecture’s Dock 72, a 17-storey commercial office project expected to bring 4,000 workers to the Brooklyn Navy Yard area, has been topped out this month marking the completion of the building’s steel superstructure.

Over 350 construction workers, local business leaders, community representatives and public officials attended the ceremony, which ended with the raising of the final beam signed by all the members of the Dock 72 team.

Germany's Newest Transportation Pavilion Features Dynamic Roof

06:00 - 24 October, 2017
Germany's Newest Transportation Pavilion Features Dynamic Roof, Courtesy of J. MAYER H.
Courtesy of J. MAYER H.

J. MAYER H., in partnership with Architekten, celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for their competition-winning Pavillon am Ring Project in Freiburg, Germany. Located at the edge of Freiburg’s historic district, this new tram stop will feature a café and dynamic roof structure.

How to Design a "Building that Breathes": A Sustainable Case Study of Colombia's EDU Headquarters

06:00 - 9 June, 2017
How to Design a "Building that Breathes": A Sustainable Case Study of Colombia's EDU Headquarters, © Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango

In the Colombian city of Medellin, a new headquarters is being constructed for the Empresa de Desarrollo Urbano (Urban Development Company), combining optimal thermal performance with local urban regeneration. The new EDU headquarters is the result of a three-part collaboration between the public company, the private sector, and Professor Salmaan Craig from the Harvard Graduate School of Design who has family roots in the Colombian capital. 

Constructed on the site of the former EDU headquarters on San Antonio Park, the scheme aims to act as a benchmark for sustainable public buildings in Medellin, embracing the mantra of “building that breath."

As a specialist in materials, thermal design, and building physics, Professor Craig (EngD) voluntarily offered his service to the scheme’s realization. Below, he explains the thermodynamic challenges behind the building’s conception. 

© Alejandro Arango Estado de construcción en Abril de 2016. Image Cortesía de EDU Estado de construcción en Abril de 2016. Image Cortesía de EDU Análisis bioclimático. Image Cortesía de EDU + 44

Construction Underway on Renzo Piano's Columbia University Academic Center

16:00 - 3 February, 2017
Construction Underway on Renzo Piano's Columbia University Academic Center, via Harlem + Bespoke
via Harlem + Bespoke

Construction is now underway on Columbia University’s new University Forum and Academic Conference Center, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Dattner Architects. Located at the school’s new Manhattanville campus at the corner of West 125th Street and Broadway, the 55,980 square foot building will serve as a new home for academic conferences and a meeting place where scholars from many fields can gather to share ideas.

Vincent Callebaut Architectures' Double Helix Eco-Tower Takes Shape in Taiwan

14:00 - 25 November, 2016
Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures
Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Vincent Callebaut Architectures has released in-progress images of their Tao Zhu Yin Yuan sustainable tower, under construction in the Xinjin District of Taipei City, Taiwan. The tower’s rotating form draws inspiration from the double helix structure of DNA and will be covered in 23,000 trees in its aim to become a pioneering sustainable residential eco-construction that finds “the right symbiosis between the human being and the Nature.”

Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures + 49

In Progress: Louvre Abu Dhabi / Jean Nouvel

02:00 - 12 August, 2016
In Progress: Louvre Abu Dhabi / Jean Nouvel, © TDIC
© TDIC

© TDIC © TDIC © TDIC © TDIC + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
  • Client

    TDIC
  • Project Year

    2016

Video: Apple 2 Campus Headed Toward Completion

14:00 - 8 August, 2016

Foster + Partners' Apple 2 Campus is racing towards its December 2016 completion date. As seen in this drone video captured by aerial videographer Matthew Roberts, the exterior of the spaceship-like main building is nearly finished, with many of the campus' other buildings, such as the auditorium, the research & development center and the 100,000 square foot corporate fitness center, also approaching full realization. 

Henning Larsen Designs Sail-Inspired Denmark Pavilion for the 2016 Summer Olympics

14:00 - 3 April, 2016
Henning Larsen Designs Sail-Inspired Denmark Pavilion for the 2016 Summer Olympics, Exterior Rendered Perspective. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen
Exterior Rendered Perspective. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen

Henning Larsen has been selected to design a pavilion for Denmark for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Opening on Ipanema Beach from August 4-21, 2016, the pavilion – named “The Heart of Denmark” – will feature a tent structure that utilizes building techniques appropriated from sailboat construction. Inspired by Denmark’s maritime history, Danish architecture, the landscape of Rio de Janeiro and the buildings of Oscar Niemeyer, the pavilion will marry aesthetic iconography of both Denmark and Brazil.

Video: Time-Lapse of Santiago Calatrava's World Trade Center Oculus

12:00 - 4 March, 2016

Santiago Calatrava's long-awaited World Trade Center Oculus has officially opened. Thanks to EarthCam and the project's contractor Skanska USA, you can watch the $4 billion transportation hub take shape over the course of 42 months in just 65 seconds, from June 2011 to December 2014. For more, see what the critics have to say about the newly opened building here

Mausoleum of the Martyrdom of Polish Villages / Nizio Design International

09:00 - 1 January, 2016
Mausoleum of the Martyrdom of Polish Villages / Nizio Design International, Courtesy of Nizio Design International
Courtesy of Nizio Design International

Courtesy of Nizio Design International Courtesy of Nizio Design International Courtesy of Nizio Design International Courtesy of Nizio Design International + 37

Why NL Architects + BeL's Winning Proposal for Hamburg's St. Pauli Won't Win You Over With Glossy Renders

09:30 - 8 November, 2015
Why NL Architects + BeL's Winning Proposal for Hamburg's St. Pauli Won't Win You Over With Glossy Renders, Courtesy of NL Architects
Courtesy of NL Architects

After the Bolsheviks secured power in Russia in the late 1910s and eventually created the Soviet Union in 1922, one of the first orders of business was a new campaign, Novyi bit (new everyday life), which sought to advance many of the most hallowed causes of their newly minted socialism. The initiative’s great success came from the bold designs of Constructivist artists such as Alexander Rodchenko, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and Lyubov Popova. Using a high-contrast visual language and a combination of words and symbols, the graphics were arresting and comprehensible in a post-tsarist country that was largely illiterate, and became some of the most recognizable examples of twentieth century graphics and political propaganda.

It's hard not to see the connection between the styles of the Constructivists and the unusual graphics created by NL Architects in association with BeL (Bernhardt und Leeser) Sozietät für Architektur BDA for their competition-winning proposal for Hamburg’s St. Pauli neighborhood, consisting of an urban plan of housing and other amenities at the former site of Esso Häuser on the Spielbudenplatz. And, while this stylistic connection may not have been intentionally drawn by the architects - the inspiration for the graphics is not mentioned in the four-page project description - it is oddly appropriate for this particular development.

Courtesy of NL Architects Courtesy of NL Architects Courtesy of NL Architects Courtesy of NL Architects + 21

Penda Designs River-Inspired Landscape Pavilion for China’s Garden Expo

14:00 - 3 November, 2015
Penda Designs River-Inspired Landscape Pavilion for China’s Garden Expo, © penda architecture & design
© penda architecture & design

Selected as the winner of an international competition, Penda’s landscape pavilion for the 10th international Garden Expo in Wuhan, China seeks to highlight the importance of clean water and protecting the environment. Dubbed “Where the River Runs,” the pavilion takes visitors through a landscape of hills and valleys on a pathway resembling a river. Each visitor is given seeds to plant, taking over “the function of a river as they bring life to the pavilion.”

The 1,500-square-meter-pavilion is currently under construction and is set to be completed this year. Learn more about the design after the break. 

© penda architecture & design © penda architecture & design © penda architecture & design © penda architecture & design + 19

Construction of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk Nears Completion

12:00 - 1 November, 2015
Construction of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk Nears Completion, Courtesy of Museum of the Second World War
Courtesy of Museum of the Second World War

Five years after Studio Architektoniczne Kwadrat's design was selected as the winner, the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, Poland is nearing completion, with a deadline set for Summer 2016. Presenting the narrative of the Second World War in a comprehensive way, the museum will focus specifically on the war’s impact on the everyday life of civilians and soldiers. The choice of Gdańsk as the site of the museum is also significant – not only was it where the war broke out, it was also where Solidarity emerged during the post-war division of the world.

Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Museum of the Second World War Courtesy of Museum of the Second World War Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Museum of the Second World War Courtesy of Museum of the Second World War + 16

Gaudí's Sagrada Família to Become Tallest Church in Europe by 2026

14:30 - 23 October, 2015
Gaudí's Sagrada Família to Become Tallest Church in Europe by 2026, Templo Expiatorio of the Sagrada Família. Image © Flickr User: Jose Gonzalvo Vivas, bajo CC BY 2.0
Templo Expiatorio of the Sagrada Família. Image © Flickr User: Jose Gonzalvo Vivas, bajo CC BY 2.0

133 years since the laying of its foundation, the construction of Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Família has entered its final phase. This news was announced in a recent press conference by the project's directing architect Jordi Faulí, who will oversee the completion of six new towers that will raise the "Tower of Jesus Christ" to 172.5 meters-tall, making it the tallest religious structure in Europe and Barcelona's tallest building. 

The final stage will include the construction of the 172.5 meter Tower of Jesus Christ, as well as five other 135-meter towers honoring the Virgin Mary and the four apostles. 

More information and a video after the break.

VIDEO: Apple Campus 2 Begins to Take Shape

16:11 - 2 September, 2015

Overlapped with commentary by the late Steve Jobs, a new video update by drone pilot Duncan Sinfield has captured Apple Campus 2 taking shape. According to the report on MacRumors, work is still being done on the main building's multi-level underground parking structure, while the west campus parking structure is nearly complete. The auditorium now has interior walls and progress is being made on the Tantau development housing research facilities. 

Vo Trong Nghia’s FPT University Ho Chi Minh City is Inspired by a "Forested Mountain"

06:00 - 1 September, 2015
Vo Trong Nghia’s FPT University Ho Chi Minh City is Inspired by a "Forested Mountain", Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Vo Trong Nghia Architects has begun work on FPT University Ho Chi Minh City, a building set to begin a renewal of the natural landscape previously destroyed by mass development. In the city of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, only 0.25% of the city is covered in greenery, contributing to environmental stress on its infrastructure - frequent energy shortages, increased pollution, and rising temperatures are more common as the city grows. Read more after the break

In Progress: National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts / Mecanoo

02:00 - 1 September, 2015
In Progress: National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts / Mecanoo, Courtesy of Mecanoo
Courtesy of Mecanoo

Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    No. 7, Zhongzheng 1st Road, Lingya District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 802
  • Area

    141000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016

Construction Underway on Aedas’ “Infinite” Design for New Sina Headquarters in Beijing

08:00 - 18 July, 2015
Construction Underway on Aedas’ “Infinite” Design for New Sina Headquarters in Beijing, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Aedas has begun construction on their winning entry to design the new Sina Headquarters in China. Located south of the Beijing Zhongguancun Software Park, the building program will include open office area, conference rooms, media rooms, library, entertainment rooms, a canteen and other supporting amenities.

Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas + 21

MAD Tops Out on Beijing's Chaoyang Park Plaza

14:00 - 2 July, 2015
MAD Tops Out on Beijing's Chaoyang Park Plaza, © MAD Architects
© MAD Architects

MAD Architects has topped out on Chaoyang Park Plaza, a 120-meter-high mixed use development rising in the central business district (CBD) of Beijing on the southern edge of Chaoyang Park, one of the city's largest parks. A product of Ma Yansong’s “Shanshui City” concept, which aims reintroduce nature into the urban realm, the building is designed to "push the boundary of the urbanization process in modern cosmopolitan life by creating a dialogue between artificial scenery and natural landscapes."

Richard Meier Tops Out on Florida Beach "Surf Club"

16:00 - 12 June, 2015
Richard Meier Tops Out on Florida Beach "Surf Club", © Richard Meier & Partners
© Richard Meier & Partners

Richard Meier & Partners has topped out on their Four Season’s expansion to the historic Russell Pancoast-designed “Surf Club” in Florida. Scheduled to complete next year, the luxury hospitality and residential project is comprised of two, 12-story towers, offering 150 private units, alongside an 80-room hotel on 9-acres of Surfside oceanfront property. Read on for more in-progress images. You can learn more about the project, here