Museum designed to showcase carbon fiber will be built from it too

Carlo Ratti Associati once designed a tomato factory made out of tomato jars, so it should come as no surprise that its carbon fiber museum will be built using carbon fiber. It will showcase products and detail how the versatile material is made.

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Beautiful bamboo community center is built to last

VTN Architects' Casamia Community House is the latest example of the firm's skill with bamboo. It's designed to be durable and withstand severe weather, and features an intricate arched ceiling that reaches a maximum height of almost 9 m.

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World’s first unreinforced 3D-printed concrete bridge displayed in Venice

A first-of-its-kind 3D-printed concrete bridge has been unveiled in Venice, Italy. The bridge is a demonstration of a new 3D printing method resulting in a structure requiring no mortar or steel reinforcement.

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Subterranean garage designed to keep classic cars in top condition

Commissioned to create a private showroom for a collection of enviable cars, Arup and Unism have designed a cave-like lair for an auto enthusiast in Poland that's designed to help keep the vehicles in perfect condition.

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UNStudio aims to make Chungnam Art Museum a Zero Net Energy building

UNStudio has unveiled its vision for a new museum in South Korea that will combine its exhibits and artworks with ambitious energy efficient design. The firm aims for it to achieve Zero Net Energy (or Net Zero) performance.

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Apple and Foster + Partners restore 1920s glamor to LA movie theater

Originally opening back in 1927, the Tower Theatre was Los Angeles' first movie theater to show "talkies" and even served as a filming location itself. Now, it's been given a new lease of life as an absolutely stunning Apple Store.

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MVRDV describes upcoming LAD HQ as a “sustainability machine”

If you're going to call your building a "sustainability machine," you'd better back that up with some energy efficient features. MVRDV has done just that with its LAD HQ, which is being designed to be "almost" energy neutral in operation.

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Asymmetrical tower wears core on the outside to make more room inside

Rising to a height of 359.8 m, the Hanking Center stands out even in the skyscraper-packed Shenzhen, China, thanks to its extraordinary form. The asymmetrical tower is defined by a detached core that allows for greater flexibility inside.

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Europe’s biggest department store gets a new office with a green heart

Heatherwick Studio continues its run of greenery filled buildings with Castellana 69, which is conceived as an office with a "green heart" and will boast sustainable design, including solar panels which will produce more electricity than it needs.

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Tree-covered high-rise shoots for stringent Passivhaus efficiency

Urban Agency's high-rise boasts an ambitious sustainable design, and is defined by a stepped form inspired by Canada's topography. The greenery covered building will be largely made from wood and is slated to meet the stringent Passivhaus standard.

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