OMA’s extraordinary performing arts center is ready for showtime

Following 10 years of construction, OMA's ambitious Taipei Performing Arts Center has now finally been completed. The eye-catching building takes the form of a large cube, with three bulging theaters protruding out from it.

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Seattle airport goes green with stunning timber expansion

Woods Bagot and the Miller Hull Partnership have revealed plans to expand the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with a sustainably-designed extension that will be defined by a stunning timber interior made from locally sourced Douglas fir wood.

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Expansive tent-like conference center nestles into snow-capped mountains

Nestled into the snow-covered landscape, MAD's Yabuli Entrepreneurs' Congress Center is now complete. The building combines a striking exterior form with a stunning interior layout that's carefully arranged to maximize natural light and views.

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SOM’s smart office tower designed to withstand Chicago’s harsh winters

SOM's 800 Fulton Market boasts brains and brawn: the tower has high-tech building management systems and sustainability features, while its exterior is defined by X-shaped supports engineered to ensure stability in harsh winter weather.

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Self-contained ootbox portable office is made from a shipping container

There are some situations in which extra office space is temporarily required, but a big move into a larger building would be overkill. That's where the ootbox comes in, as it's a rentable portable office made out of an upcycled shipping container.

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$350 million Frank Gehry school extension puts dance on display

Plans have been revealed for a $350 million Frank Gehry designed extension for Los Angeles' Colburn School. It will expand the campus with a partially transparent building that allows passersby a glimpse of the dance lessons within.

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Glass-walled Apple Store takes pride of place atop pyramidal water feature

Apple and Foster + Partners continue their longstanding collaboration with another Apple Store. The retail space features a bold design that takes the form of a glass-walled box that's situated on top of a large stepped pyramid-like water feature.

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Mexican architects reinvent the classic Hobbit home

Mexican architectural firm HW Studio has created a stunning family home that disappears into the ground. The Hill in Front of the Glen reinvents the classic Hobbit home, boasting a design that seamlessly vanishes into the natural landscape.

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Superb American design celebrated with AIA Architecture Awards

The American Institute of Architects has revealed the recipients of its annual Architecture Awards. It highlights 11 projects this year, including an energy efficient US Embassy, a flexible events space, and the renovation of Seattle's Space Needle.

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Museum of Modern Aluminum dazzles with intricate metallic facade

Commissioned to create a new aluminum museum in Thailand, local architecture firm HAS design and research produced an eye-catching facade that's made up of tens of thousands of individual aluminum pieces to form a porcupine-like outer shell.

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