Supertall skyscraper combines classic looks and modern sustainability

KPF drew inspiration from iconic towers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building while designing One Vanderbilt, which stands 1,401 feet above Midtown Manhattan as the fifth-tallest skyscraper in the United States.

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Foster + Partners hospital puts nature at the heart of healing process

Construction has begun a new heart hospital in Egypt by Foster + Partners. The Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre is designed to help speed up the healing process by offering patients a lush landscape to recover in.

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Disney World McDonald’s offers fast food a with side of sustainability

Visitors to McDonald's new restaurant in Walt Disney World Resort will find themselves ordering their Big Mac in an impressively green building that generates its own power. It also features green wall areas and natural ventilation.

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Greenery-covered high-rise will have more trees than a nearby park

With over 1,000 trees and 20,000 plants, the Urban Forest is hailed as one of the world's most densely-forested greenery-covered buildings by Koichi Takada Architects. It will include sustainable technology like solar power and rainwater collection.

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Shenzhen Wave office makes a splash with unusual bulging design

Büro Ole Scheeren has never been content to design drab, boring office buildings and its latest project again breaks the mold. Named Shenzhen Wave, the building will be topped by a large bulging area that hosts a greenery-filled leisure space.

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Sustainable office is draped in a curtain of greenery

This Snøhetta-designed office already features greenery on its exterior, but over time the plants will continue to grow and envelop it. The building's grid-based energy use is minimized with a rainwater collection system and solar panels too.

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Sustainable office is draped in a curtain of greenery

This Snøhetta-designed office already features greenery on its exterior, but over time the plants will continue to grow and envelop it. The building's grid-based energy use is minimized with a rainwater collection system and solar panels too.

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Extraordinary Australian “bubble house” hits the market

A truly unique piece of Australian real estate is up for grabs. Architect Graham Birchall's personal home, based around a series of 11 intersecting bubble domes, has gone up for sale in Ipswich, Queensland.

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Zaha Hadid Architects-designed soccer stadium kicks off in China

Zaha Hadid Architects has been commissioned to create a new soccer stadium in China. The striking curved building is designed to mitigate the effects of the weather and will feature a significant amount of greenery integrated into its facades.

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Visitors to transparent bathroom won’t be caught with their pants down

The Japanese have unusual bathrooms, but we'd guess most prefer to use them without an audience. So what's the deal with these see-through public toilets by Shigeru Ban? Though they're transparent when not in use, they turn opaque when occupied.

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