ZHA’s energy efficient office adds some greenery to inner-city Prague

Work is underway on a new office building designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. The project will be covered in greenery and will also boast significant sustainability features, including solar panels and rainwater collection.

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Stunning pavilion shaded from Dubai sun with airplane-inspired facade

Foster + Partners is taking part in Expo 2020 Dubai with a stunning new pavilion named Alif. The aircraft-inspired building incorporates sustainability features and boasts what's described as the world's largest passenger elevator.

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Amazing water tower home wins 2021 Stephen Lawrence Prize

Following its unveiling of the 2021 Stirling Prize, the RIBA has revealed the winner of the 2021 Stephen Lawrence Prize. Tonkin Liu won for its fantastic work transforming a dilapidated water tower into a one-of-a-kind family home.

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Nautical pavilion promotes sustainability in Dubai

Dubai's Expo 2020 recently began and Carlo Ratti Associatti and Italo Rota have created a pavilion for Italy. Aiming to produce a sustainable build that wouldn't end up in landfill, it's made from recycled bottles, orange peel and three boat hulls.

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Experimental HiLo building reduces concrete need and boosts sustainability

The construction industry is a big producer of CO2, and ETH Zurich has been working on new techniques that help clean up the industry's act. The result is the HiLo, which was built using minimal concrete and has impressive sustainability features.

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Stilted off-grid house carves its own niche with built-in skateboard ramp

Hired to design a house for a keen skateboarder, architect Macu Bulgubure decided to go all-in and created an attractive house that has an awesome-looking ramp on its exterior. Named Skatehouse 2, it also runs off-the-grid with solar power.

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Greenery covered office rises from and extends Portuguese hillside

BIG has unveiled plans for a new headquarters for fashion e-commerce company Farfetch. The project is likened to an extension of the hillside and will consist of a dozen interconnected buildings that will be covered in greenery.

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ZHA blends old and new with ambitious train station renovation

Zaha Hadid Architects has designed a number of train stations in recent years. Its latest project sees the firm tackle the renovation of a railway station in Lithuania, while adding a bridge and new green spaces, and improving energy efficiency.

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“Office of the future” aims to be a rising star in Hollywood

The latest US project by the always interesting MAD Architects is a striking glazed tower for Hollywood that's described as the office of the future, and would include lots of greenery and foster a healthy work/life balance for those working inside.

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Top-heavy tower makes space for luxury Manhattan residences

Reaching a height of 250 ft, the Era stands out even among much taller skyscrapers in Manhattan, thanks to an eye-catching top-heavy design that maximizes space for luxurious residences and amenities on the upper levels.

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