Albania’s new tallest tower conceived as a greenery covered mountain

Danish firm Cebra has revealed plans to create Albania's new tallest skyscraper. Named Mount Tirana, it will reach a height of 185 m and will feature a design that's inspired by surrounding mountains, and will be covered in greenery.

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DJI reaches new heights with dramatically cantilevering skyscraper HQ

Foster + Partners has created a new headquarters for drone manufacturer DJI. The ambitious project consists of two adjacent skyscrapers that incorporate dramatically cantilevering sections and host offices, research areas, and drone test areas.

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Kaleidoscopic rooftop installation shows Paris from a different perspective

Studio Other Spaces has completed its latest project above the rooftops of Paris. The Seeing City project occupies the top two floors of Préfecture de Paris, offering visitors an immersive architectural experience amid the skyline of Paris

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Marine Life Institute forms oversized “coral reef” on the Red Sea coast

As part of an effort to turn Saudi Arabia into a world-leading tourist destination, work is underway on a striking marine center on the Red Sea coast that will be shaped like coral and feature interactive exhibits, including an artificial coral reef.

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Rustic weekend retreat embraces stunning views with greenhouse roof

Sigurd Larsen offers an interesting take on a glass house with Das Glashaus, which features a standard lower floor to provide the privacy of a brick-and-mortar home, but its roof is transparent, creating an interesting light-filled space above.

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George Lucas’ ambitious Museum of Narrative Art set for 2025 opening

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has undergone as many twists and turns as a Hollywood script since it was unveiled in 2014. Having missed its planned 2021 completion date, the ambitious project is now set for a 2025 opening.

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Gravity defying spa turns a mountain village on its head

NOA has created an eye-catching swimming pool and sauna extension to an existing hotel in South Tyrol, Italy. The project takes the form of a mountainside village made up of several huts, including some that have been turned upside down.

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Moonshot plan looks to recreate lunar experience on Earth

Even if it eventually becomes available, a vacation to the Moon is going to be financially out of reach for many. However, a $5 billion architecture proposal aims to offer visitors a tiny taste of lunar life right here on Earth.

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“Vertical garden city” becomes Japan’s tallest residential skyscraper

Ingenhoven Associates has completed work on a pair of skyscrapers in Tokyo. Featuring a bottom-heavy design enlivened by lush greenery, the tallest of the two towers is also Japan's tallest residential skyscraper.

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“Floating” public art space takes shape in China

Back in 2021, MAD Architects revealed its ambitious vision for the Aranya Cloud Center. Work on the project is now well underway and the firm has shared some details on its progress, including its complex structural system and eye-catching exterior.

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