Pearl River Tower / SOM – Skidmore Owings & Merrill

Pearl River Tower By SOM - Skidmore Owings & Merrill-01-SOM

Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China by SOM – Skidmore Owings & Merrill, a 71-story building whose unique structural form is one of the most energy-efficient skyscrapers in the world, supertall buildings ever constructed. Its sculpted body directs wind to a pair of openings at its mechanical floors, where traveling winds push turbines that generate energy for the building. Other integrated sustainable elements include solar panels,…

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Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa / Wilbert Das

Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa By Wilbert Das-77

UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa is a boutique hotel and Almescar spa located in Trancoso, Bahia, Brazil that was designed and built by Wilbert Das, Creative Director of Italian label Diesel S.p.A.,who is the brains behind this enchanting eco-chic retreat. The one- to three bedroom casas are the epitome of rustic modernism with Southern Bahian and Indian design influences. Each of the ten casas has a kitchen, private garden, open-air bath, satellite TV and Wi-Fi…

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Encants Barcelona Market / b720 Arquitectos

Encants Barcelona Market By b720 Arquitectos-01-Rafael Vargas

The Mercat dels Encants / Fira de Bellcaire (Barcelona’s flea market), the transfer to the new market, designed by b720 Arquitectos. The new market “Mercat dels Encants” in Barcelona acts as a mediation device between the renovated Plaza de las Glorias, and the axis of the Meridiana, an area popularly known as “el Bosquet de les Glòries”…

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Federal Center South Building 1202 / ZGF Architects LLP

Federal Center South Building 1202 By ZGF Architects LLP-02-Benjamin Benschneider

Federal Center South Building 1202 is a 209,000-square-foot office for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwest District. Located within the Federal Center South campus on the edge of downtown Seattle, the new regional headquarters redevelops 4.6 acres along the Duwamish Waterway. It is adjacent to the Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant designed by Albert Kahn, on a brownfield site previously occupied by a non-historic warehouse…

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City Apps / Waterstudio.NL

City Apps By Waterstudio.NL-00-Floating City Apps foundation

City Apps are floating urban components offering all different kinds of functions and services, which are added to an existing city’s static grid. Adding a floating app to a city is comparable to adding an application to a smart phone. Flexible, reusable, and scarless, City Apps are created off-site then moved to an area, providing instant solutions in response to a community’s variable needs…

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Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) / Zaha Hadid Architects

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) By Zaha Hadid Architects-01-Virgile Simon Bertrand

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) by Zaha Hadid’s latest structure is an over 300,000 square-foot cultural complex in Seoul that contains a landscaped park, exhibition halls, labs, and seminar rooms. The building has a facade made up of approximately 45,000 aluminum panels that was created using advanced three-dimensional digital construction technologies. Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is a blend of traditional buildings, relics and cutting-edge modern multicultural facilities…

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SECRET BAY Eco Resort Dominica / Fruto Vivas architect

SECRET BAY Eco Resort Dominica By Fruto Vivas architect-01-Zabuco Honeymoon Villa

SECRET BAY was designed by Fruto Vivas architect, Secret Bay is a small eco-luxury resort with big values. Enjoy a boutique hotel experience and the very best that Dominica has to offer: fresh local organic food, endless adventures on your doorstep and healthy rejuvenating living in harmony with nature. Embrace Simplicity…

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Städel Museum / Schneider + Schumacher

Stadel Museum By Schneider & Schumacher-01-Christoph Bonke

This spectacular extension of the Städel Museum in Frankfurt inserts huge new galleries for contemporary art beneath the 19th-century museum’s courtyard garden, lit by 195 large round windows embedded in the lawn. Local architects schneider+schumacher simply excavated the inner courtyard and covered it again with a slightly bulged grass roof that can be walked on and now defines the topography of the garden…

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MuCEM Museum / Rudy Ricciotti Architecte

MuCEM Museum By Rudy Ricciotti Architecte-01-Roland Halbe

This is this first national museum to be entirely dedicated to the art of Mediterranean Civilizations was designed by innovative architecture Rudy Ricciotti. The first structure on this scale built of ultra high performance fibre reinforced concrete (UHPFRC), a new material that can be cast without reinforcement and has outstanding strength, ductility and durability characteristics…

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