High-tech high-rise keeps its inside cool – no grid power required

Snøhetta recently completed work on an impressively energy efficient high-rise. It combines clever design and sustainability features, allowing it to maintain a comfortable temperature without grid-based power.

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Aston Martin’s sail-shaped skyscraper looks fit for a Bond villain’s lair

Aston Martin's first completed real estate project wouldn't look out of place as a villain's lair in a Bond movie. The extraordinary skyscraper takes the form of a huge glass sail and rises to a height of 249 m above the Miami coastline.

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Scalable, reconfigurable building switches modes like a big Meccano set

The 2024 winner of the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture is an ingenious rearrangeable multi-story pavilion designed to be quickly extended, moved, or reconfigured into whatever the community needs it to be.

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Inner-city home’s unassuming exterior hides a light-filled oasis inside

This recently completed home by Austin Maynard Architects looks unassuming at first glance. However, its plain exterior belies a clever space-saving layout that opens up onto multiple gardens, filling the interior with natural light.

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Vertical garden corkscrews its way to the top of Hollywood tower

Bringing to mind a Helter Skelter with its unusual spiraling exterior, the Star, Hollywood is a new office tower by Foster + Partners that will be wrapped in ascending gardens, providing generous outdoor spaces for workers inside.

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Extraordinary bird-shaped airport spreads its wings in China

Taking the form of a large white-feathered bird ready to take flight, MAD Architects' Lishui Airport is currently under construction in China. The unusual airport is slated for completion in late 2024.

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Video: Giant robotic arm 3D-prints a two-story house

A new 3D construction printer from Icon can whip out two-story concrete buildings faster and cheaper than its previous Vulcan printer. It has already been used to build a 27-ft-high structure called Phoenix House, now on display in Austin, Texas.

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Futuristic golf temple is the latest Saudi tourism extravagance

Saudi Arabia continues to transform its desert landscape into a tourist paradise with Gidori. The project will be centered around a futuristic-looking complex named the Monolith and will be focused on golf and other outdoor activities.

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Timber-fronted twisting tower embraces indigenous roots

The Upper House is defined by an eye-catching timber facade that twists as it rises. The building riffs on indigenous Australian culture and also boasts significant sustainability features, as well as thousands of plants.

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Revolutionary glass house spins 360 degrees for constantly changing view

The Lighthouse is a revolutionary take on residential design that can continuously rotate a full 360 degrees, allowing its owner to enjoy a view that constantly alternates between lush landscape and sunny beachfront.

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