Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza / SOM – Skidmore Owings & Merrill

Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza By SOM - Skidmore Owings & Merrill - 01 Si-ye Zhang

The Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)-designed Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza has opened its doors to its office users. The circular 60-story tower takes its place as the tallest building in the central Chinese city. Located in the northeast portion of Zhengzhou, the 919-feet (280-meter) tall tower’s circular form is a response to the surrounding development’s shape that centers on a manmade lake…

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The Met Condominium / WOHA & Tandem Architects

The Met Condominium By WOHA & Tandem Architects - 01 Patrick Bingham-Hall

The Met designed by WOHA & Tandem Architects, currently Thailand’s fourth tallest building at 228 meters in height, demonstrates creative ideas for high-rise, high-density living in the tropics. The project explores how aspects of low-rise tropical housing can be adapted to provide high amenity through indoor-outdoor spaces in the sky…

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Campbell Sports Center / Steven Holl Architects

Campbell Sports Center By Steven Holl Architects - 01 Iwan Baan

The design effort has been led by Steven Holl architects, a Columbia University faculty member and world-renowned architect who has won several awards including the AIA NY Sustainable Design Award and the American Architect Award. The Campbell Sports Center, the flagship of Columbia’s athletic renewal. The first new athletics building since the Marcellus Hartley Dodge Physical Fitness Center was built in the mid-1970s, The Campbell Sports Center is the new cornerstone of the revitalized Baker Athletics Complex…

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Tree Top walk Tower in the Bavarian Forest National Park / Architekt Josef Stöger

Tree Top walk Tower in the Bavarian Forest National Park By Architekt Josef Stöger - 01

The Tree Tower, designed by the Architekt Josef Stöger from Schönberg, features an impressively airy architectural structure and a unique concept for enclosing the three very old, up to 38 m tall fir and beech trees in the egg-shaped tower. 16 arched glued laminated timber girders (GL28c larch), each over 40 m long, support the 17 t look-out platform…

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Rey Juan Carlos Hospital / Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos

Rey Juan Carlos Hospital By Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos - 01

Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos propose to transform the citizen into a client, for a new type of hospital which, in addition to assisting the proven effectiveness of the healthcare system, he can feel at all times to be the centre of all care and all attention. The concept is based on demographic, socio-economic structures and formulas for effective care, management and organisation…

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Jicaro Island Ecolodge / Architect Matthew Falkiner

Jicaro Island Ecolodge By Architect Matthew Falkiner - 01

Nine private casitas comprise Nicaragua´s most upscale nature resort, located on a private island in Lake Nicaragua. A short boat ride from the colonial town of Granada, the lodge offers spectacular views of the Mombacho Volcano across the lake…

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Dalian International Conference Center / Coop Himmelb(l)au

Dalian International Conference Center By Coop Himmelb(l)au - 01 Duucio Malagamba

Austrian architecture practice Coop Himmelb(l)au has completed the Dalian International Conference Center in China. Located by the harbour in the city of Dalian (located in the southernmost part of the Liaodong Peninsula in the Liaoning Province), the building features a sweeping, faceted facade and, on the inside, a 1600-seat theatre and concert hall, a primary conference room for up to 2500 delegates (that can be turned into a banqueting hall, an exhibition gallery or extra seating for the concert hall), and six additional conference spaces whose capacity varies between 300 and 600 seats…

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Skyhouse / David Hotson Architect & Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design

Skyhouse By David Hotson Architect & Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design - 25 Slide

The special 4 level penthouse apartment is situated atop of 1 of New York City’s earliest steel skyscrapers built in 1896. It was entirely re-created by NYC-primarily based studio David Hotson Architect, in collaboration with interior style studio Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design. The penthouse features an wonderful polished steel slide that spans from the attic to the entrance floor…

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The Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs / E. Fay Jones

The Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs By E. Fay Jones - 16 flickr-Daniel Mease

The Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Ark., The small but soaring glass and cross-braced pine chapel, designed by the late E. Fay Jones, the 1990 AIA Gold Medalist, nestles into an eight-acre woodland setting on a sloping hillside in the Ozark Mountains. It stands 48 feet with 24-foot-wide by 60-foot-long dimensions for a total of 1,440 square feet. Its 425 windows, made of 6,000 square feet of glass, filter woodland light across its upward diamond-shaped pine trusses to form ever-changing patterns of light and shadow throughout the day and night…

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