ZHA’s energy-efficient museum will stay cool in the Shenzhen summer

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled a new museum for Shenzhen, China. The Shenzhen Science and Technology Museum will offer an easy to navigate interior and feature an energy-efficient design focused on keeping it keep cool during summer months.

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Delta Natural History Museum will flow like a river in Shenzhen

3XN, B+H and Zhubo Design have been commissioned to design the Natural History Museum in Shenzhen, China. Its unusual form is likened to a river flowing over the delta and its green roof will slope downwards into a ramp to allow visitors on top.

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Stefano Boeri’s greenery-covered buildings blossom in China

Following the popularity of Stefano Boeri Architetti's greenery-covered Bosco Verticale, similar "Vertical Forest" buildings are now taking root around the world. Two of these are now rising in China and are slated for completion early next year.

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BIG goes back to school with sustainable Village

BIG has been commissioned to design a new student center for Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland. Named The Village, it's conceived as an oversized living room and will feature a timber structure and a roof covered in solar panels.

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Luxury NYC apartments come with a special edition Aston Martin DBX

Sir David Adjaye has joined forces with Aston Martin to design five luxury homes in Adjaye's upcoming New York City skyscraper. They offer plush interiors with a heavy automotive influence – plus a special edition Aston Martin DBX is included.

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Snøhetta designs energy-positive Powerhouse office

Snøhetta has completed a remarkably energy-efficient office in Norway. Powerhouse Telemark is estimated to produce more energy than it will require over its entire lifespan, including its construction and its eventual demolition in decades to come.

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Jean Nouvel plans to build luxury resort into ancient sandstone mountains

Influential French architect Jean Nouvel has produced several impressive buildings in the Middle East, but his latest project may be his most ambitious. Sharaan consists of a resort and hotel built into sandstone mountains in the Arabian desert.

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Boulder-like hotel to rise over artificial sand dune casino

ZJA drew on a lost coastal dune landscape for inspiration with its mixed-use hotel and casino in Middelkerke, Belgium. The project will overlook the North Sea and is envisioned as an artificial sand dune, with a "boulder-like" hotel on top.

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Award-winning building shows possibilities of mud-based construction

Anandaloy, by Anna Heringer, is an impressive new therapy center and manufacturing workshop in rural Bangladesh. The project showcases the possibilities of building with mud and bamboo, and has been declared the winner of the Obel Award 2020.

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