BIG’s stepped skyscraper creates green terraces in the sky

Rising to a height of 1,005 ft and defined by its spiraling green terraces, which twist around its glass form as it rises, The Spiral by BIG is now nearing completion. The ambitious building recently topped out and is slated to open in 2022.

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Richard Rogers art gallery floats over a forest in France

Work is now complete on Richard Rogers' final project for the firm he founded back in 1977, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. The Pritzker Prize-winning architect has gone out on a high with an art gallery that extends out of a hill in France.

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Massive battery will help power Foster + Partners luxury resort

Foster + Partners has designed a colorful island paradise for Saudi Arabia. Named Coral Bloom, it will offer beachside luxury and be powered by a mixture of wind and solar power, backed up by an absolutely gigantic battery.

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Frank Gehry pays his respects to hometown with boxy tall towers

Two eye-catching skyscrapers designed by Frank Gehry are slated for the high-profile architect's hometown in Toronto. Resembling a collection of stacked boxes, the project will, assuming it goes to plan, include Gehry's tallest building to date.

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Ultra-thin “sky scratcher” makes other skinny skyscrapers look chunky

Thin is in when it comes to skyscraper design, with skinny luxury towers increasingly seen as viable in crowded cities. However, the Pencil Tower Hotel makes other thin towers look chunky as it will measure just 6.4 m in width.

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Traditional Chinese architecture informs ZHA’s huge exhibition center

Zaha Hadid Architects has clearly made a good impression in China, as the firm has unveiled yet another in a line of major projects there. It will involve extending the existing International Exhibition Centre in Beijing with a huge new building.

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Energy efficient innovation center inspired by Alpine landscape

A new mixed-use innovation center by Foster + Partners will keep visitors warm in the harshest Alpine weather. InnHub La Punt will also boast significant sustainability features, including recycled materials, rainwater recycling, and solar power.

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Pirelli building renovation project to be breath of fresh air for Milan

Stefano Boeri Architetti and Diller Scofidio + Renfro are reimagining Milan's Pirellino office tower and surrounding area. The project will renovate the building and create a new greenery covered tower, with a greenery filled bridge connecting them.

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Childhood dream realized as disused water tower becomes family home

Back in 2012, cousins Sven and Lennart de Jong bought a disused water tower for €200,000. They then hired RV Architectuur and after spending roughly the same amount of money on renovations they now live in it with their families.

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Heatherwick Studio plans pair of curvaceous Canadian towers

UK firm Heatherwick Studio's North American invasion continues with a pair of high-rise towers slated for Canada. Defined by an eye-catching tapering design, the high-rise buildings would make significant use of wood and incorporate lots of greenery.

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