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OMA unveils designs for zigzagging residential towers in Brooklyn

OMA’s New York office has unveiled striking designs for the Greenpoint Landing mixed-use towers—two dramatically stepped buildings that appear to be two jagged halves of a whole. Designed to frame views of Greenpoint and vistas of Manhattan beyond, the project is “a ziggurat and its inverse…carefully calibrated to one another,” says OMA Partner Jason Long. Greenpoint Landing, which is expected to break ground in August of this year, is located in the Brooklyn waterfront neighborhood of Greenpoi...
Tags: New York, Design, NYC, New York City, Architecture, Brooklyn, Gallery, Amsterdam, Manhattan, Green space, Carousel Showcase, Mixed-use, Williamsburg, Oma, Greenpoint, Waterfront


COBE unveils LEED Gold-seeking affordable housing units in Toronto

Danish architectural firm COBE has unveiled a new mixed-use residential development in Toronto designed for LEED Gold certification. Created in collaboration with Toronto-based architectural firm architectsAlliance, the project will comprise three buildings — two designed by COBE — set in West Don Lands, a former industrial area on Toronto’s waterfront. The housing development will consist of 761 market rental apartments, including 30 percent affordable rental units indistinguishable in design ...
Tags: Design, Toronto, Architecture, Gallery, Denmark, Green Building, Residential, Warehouse, Urban Farming, Affordable Housing, Mixed-use, Leed Gold, Community Design, LEED, Distillery District, COBE


Uber transforms 19th-century industrial buildings into hub for futuristic tech

A row of historic industrial buildings long considered at-risk of collapse has been saved thanks to Uber. The Uber Advanced Technologies Group R&D Center, a group that develops experimental and futuristic transit projects including self-driving technologies, is now housed within part of San Francisco’s Pier 70 — the best-preserved 19th century industrial complex west of the Mississippi. A sensitive undertaking, the adaptive reuse project breathed new life into the decrepit structures yet stayed...
Tags: Uber, Design, Mississippi, San Francisco, Architecture, Gallery, Recycled Materials, Green Renovation, Adaptive Reuse, Mixed-use, Dogpatch, Industrial architecture, Industrial Inspired Design, Post Industrial Architecture, Pier 70, SITELAB


MVRDV to dramatically revitalize Frances historic Palais du Commerce

Dutch design firm MVRDV has won a competition to renovate and expand the historic Palais du Commerce in Rennes, France. The impressive 19th century palace had once served multiple public functions but now suffers from disconnect with current civic life. Working in collaboration with co-architects Bernard Desmoulin for developers Frey and Engie Avenue, MVRDV plans to reactivate the former public building and transform it into an inviting mixed-use destination that will serve as the centerpiece o...
Tags: Transparency, Design, France, Germany, Architecture, Gallery, Urban Design, Commerce, Expansion, Palace, Historic Preservation, Rennes, Place De La République, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Adaptive Reuse


ODA to transform Rotterdams historic post office into a vibrant destination

After sitting vacant for over a decade, Rotterdam’s former Central Post Office, the Postkantoor, will soon undergo an extraordinary transformation into a vibrant, mixed-use destination. Designed by ODA New York, the adaptive reuse project will span 58,000 square meters and sensitively restore the building’s early 20th century architecture while injecting new programming ranging from retail to a five-star hotel. ODA will work in close collaboration with local architecture firm Braaksma & Roos Ar...
Tags: New York, Design, Post Office, Architecture, Gallery, Netherlands, Hotel, Historic Preservation, Restoration, Green Renovation, Rotterdam, Historic Architecture, Adaptive Reuse, Mixed-use, Kimpton, ODA


Peek inside the tallest cross-laminated timber building in the US

Portland, one of the leading cities for sustainability initiatives in the U.S., is now home to the nation’s tallest mass timber and cross-laminated timber (CLT) building. Designed by local design studio PATH Architecture, Carbon12 soars to a height of 85 feet and comprises eight stories of mixed-use programming along with 14 residential units. Resistant to earthquakes and other natural disasters, the building is also said to surpass the carbon sequestration attributes of LEED Platinum-certified...
Tags: Design, US, Architecture, Gallery, Portland, Portland Oregon, Carousel Showcase, Mixed-use, Cross Laminated Timber, Softwood, North Portland, CLT, Carbon Sequestration, Renewable Materials, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, CLT architecture


MVRDV unveils a three-dimensional city skyscraper for Shenzhen

MVRDV is shaking up skyscraper design in its competition-winning proposal for Chinese real estate developer Vanke’s new headquarters building in Shenzhen. Envisioned as a “three-dimensional city,” the striking 250-meter-tall Vanke Headquarter Tower — dubbed the Vanke 3D City by MVRDV — will consist of eight mixed-use blocks stacked together in a sculptural arrangement optimized for views. Accessible green roofs top the staggered volumes to create a lush, park-like environment integrated with wa...
Tags: Design, China, India, Architecture, Gallery, Skyscraper, Shenzhen, Green Roof, Mixed-use, MVRDV, Stormwater Management, Mixed-use Development, Green Roofs, Water Recycling, Headquarters, Vertical City


Sasaki to transform Shanghais Hongkou Stadium with a High Line-esque park

International disciplinary planning and design firm Sasaki has unveiled designs to transform China’s first professional soccer stadium into a sustainably minded mixed-use hub focused on health and wellness. Designed to stitch the Shanghai Hongkou Stadium back into the urban fabric, the proposal will reactivate the stadium as a destination even on non-game days while improving the expanded building’s energy efficiency. Key to the design intervention will be the addition of the Midline, an elevat...
Tags: Design, Minnesota, China, Architecture, Gallery, Shanghai, Energy Efficiency, Stadium, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Stadium Design, Solar Heat Gain, Rainwater Collection, Mixed-use, Rainwater Harvesting, Rooftop Garden


Zaha Hadid Architects completes highly complex Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre

Zaha Hadid Architects completed the Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre, a striking mixed-use facility that blends the firm’s iconic sinuous architecture with elements from traditional Chinese culture. Billed as China’s first completely top-down/ bottom-up tower construction, the entire center was constructed in just 34 months and is the largest glass-reinforced concrete development in the country. Sustainability is woven into the highly complex design from the optimization of natural v...
Tags: Design, China, Architecture, Gallery, Hotel, Moscow, Zaha Hadid, Carousel Showcase, Natural Light, Natural Ventilation, Mixed-use, Passive Design, Courtyard, Nanjing, Cultural Center, Glass Reinforced Concrete


Zaha Hadid unveils futuristic designs for New Moscow

Zaha Hadid Architects and Russian firm TPO Pride Architects have been selected as one of the consortiums to design the new Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye neighborhood, a new development on the western boundary of Moscow, Russia that’s been dubbed “New Moscow.” As expected of Zaha Hadid Architects, the renderings of the winning design depict curvaceous, futuristic architecture. The two other consortiums selected to develop the project include Japanese firm Nikken Sekki with local practice UNK Project a...
Tags: Smart City, Design, Russia, Architecture, Gallery, Electric Vehicles, Va, Moscow, Community, Smart Technology, Sustainable Development, Zaha Hadid, Mixed-use, Moscow Russia, New Moscow, Master Plan


Historic Luxembourg building is metamorphosed into an eco-friendly powerhouse

Paris-based Vincent Callebaut Architectures has placed first in POST Luxembourg’s international design competition with its chrysalis-inspired vision for transforming the telecommunication company’s historic headquarters building into a carbon-neutral city landmark. Dubbed the Metamorphosis of the Hotel des Postes, the winning design includes nearly 120,000 square feet of mixed-use space comprising housing, co-working, retail, a brewery, restaurant and a permaculture rooftop garden. Although th...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Paris, Luxembourg, Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Green Building, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Carbon-neutral, Mixed-use, Permaculture, Mosul, Atrium, Double-glazed Windows


Photovoltaic glass clads a sustainably minded residential tower in Melbourne

Melbourne-based architecture firm C. Kairouz Architects recently completed The General, an eight-story building that’s said to be Australia’s first-ever large-scale residential structure to use photovoltaic glass on its facade. Located in the inner-suburb of Northcote in Melbourne, the building comprises 87 apartments as well as mixed-use commercial space on the first two floors. Thanks to photovoltaic glazing as well as a slew of other energy-efficient systems and resource-saving measures, The...
Tags: Design, General, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Solar Energy, Green Building, Melbourne, Solar Power, Northcote, Carousel Showcase, Rainwater Collection, Mixed-use, Steven Holl, Photovoltaic Glass


BIG weaves green roofs into a mixed-use development on stilts in Miami

Bjarke Ingels Group has unveiled designs for a massive mixed-use development that is elevated into the air on thin stilts. Located in the central Miami neighborhood of Allapattah, an industrial, working-class district mainly comprised of produce suppliers, the major complex will serve as a new landmark destination in the city. Dubbed Miami Produce, the project will activate the site with urban farming, restaurants, storefronts, co-working offices, co-living apartments and educational programmin...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Miami, Green Building, Big, Urban Farming, Carousel Showcase, Green Roof, Mixed-use, Bjarke Ingels Group, Foster Partners, Coworking, Elevated Architecture, Industrial architecture, Allapattah


UNStudio unveils twisting Green Spine high-rise proposal for Melbourne

Dutch architecture practice UNStudio and Australian firm Cox Architecture have unveiled “Green Spine,” their proposal for the $2-billion Southbank Precinct overhaul in Melbourne, Australia. Selected as part of a shortlist that includes the likes of BIG and OMA, UNStudio and Cox Architecture have envisioned a twisting, greenery-covered high-rise for the 6,191-square-meter Southbank by Beulah site. The mixed-use development will be integrated into the urban fabric with a wide array of programmati...
Tags: Energy, Design, Marketplace, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, Melbourne, Carousel Showcase, Cbd, Vertical Garden, Mixed-use, Botanical Garden, Melbourne Australia, UNStudio, Southbank, Beulah


Zaha Hadid Architects unveils designs for sculptural Maltese tower

Zaha Hadid Architects is bringing its modern, sinuous designs to Malta, a nation renowned for its historic sites. Set to become the tallest building in the country, the Mercury Tower will soar to 31 stories and a height of 112 meters in Paceville on the main island’s northeastern coast. The mixed-use tower will twist to separate the programmatic functions and optimize views of the sea. Zaha Hadid Architects’ Mercury Tower will take over a 9,405-square-meter site that had sat unoccupied for mor...
Tags: Design, Hotels, Architecture, Gallery, Hotel, Apartments, Skyscraper, Zaha Hadid, Malta, Carousel Showcase, Modern Architecture, Mixed-use, Solar Gain, Mediterranean Sea, Tower, Twisted Architecture


BIGs massive Lanescraper building may become Australias tallest tower

Bjarke Ingels Group has unveiled designs for the Lanescraper, a supertall building proposal that has been shortlisted for Melbourne’s Beulah Tower competition. Envisioned with a footprint of over 2.5 million square feet, the Lanescraper aims to serve as a bustling mixed-use destination housed in what could be the tallest tower in Australia. The $2 billion project would see a dramatic redevelopment of the post-industrial Southbank neighborhood, so-named after its location south of the Yarra Rive...
Tags: Design, Australia, Singapore, Architecture, Gallery, Victoria, Bmw, Melbourne, Skyscraper, Carousel Showcase, Mixed-use, Bjarke Ingels Group, Southbank, CRA, Yarra River, Bjarke Ingels Group Images


Zaha Hadid Architects wins bid to masterplan Russias largest port

Zaha Hadid Architects has won the Admiral Serebryakov Embankment competition, an international masterplanning contest for Novorossiysk, a Russian city on the Black Sea coast with the nation’s largest shipping port. Created in collaboration with local architecture firm Pride TPO, the winning masterplan aims to reconnect the city with its coast and celebrate the region’s rich industrial history and relationship with the sea. The masterplan will introduce a diverse mix of programming and facilitie...
Tags: Europe, Design, Russia, Competition, Architecture, Gallery, Moscow, Zaha Hadid, Black Sea, Carousel Showcase, Masterplan, Mixed-use, Port City, Waterfront, Black Sea Coast, Novorossiysk


Historic Zhuhai sugar factory to be reborn as a low-carbon cultural hub

A new adaptive reuse project is looking to save a sweet piece of history in China. International design firm Woods Bagot unveiled plans to revitalize the disused Hongqi Zhen Sugar Factory in Zhuhai’s Jinwan District, turning it into a spectacular new cultural park. Designed to include a sugar industry museum and a chocolate factory (among other facilities), the mixed-use development will aim to offset its carbon footprint with solar panels, rainwater harvesting, and geothermal heating and cooli...
Tags: Design, China, Architecture, Gallery, Solar, Carbon Footprint, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Guangdong, Tirana, Adaptive Reuse, Mixed-use, Rainwater Harvesting, Pearl River Delta, Zhuhai, MVRDV


Foster + Partners unveils sustainable masterplan for India's new state capital

Foster + Partners has moved one step closer to creating the new Indian state capital of Amaravati—a city that’s projected to be “one of the most sustainable in the world.” The city will form the new administrative capital of the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, which transferred its former capital of Hyderabad to the state of Telangana when state boundaries were redrawn in 2014. The acclaimed British architecture firm won an international competition to design the 83-square-mile city as we...
Tags: Design, India, City, Architecture, Gallery, Capital, Solar Energy, Hyderabad, Carousel Showcase, Mixed-use, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Foster Partners, Amaravati, Sustainable City, River Krishna


Foster + Partners masterplans the new Indian state capital Amaravati

Foster + Partners has moved one step closer to bringing to life the new Indian state capital of Amaravati—a city that’s projected to be “one of the most sustainable in the world.” The city will form the new administrative capital of the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, which transferred its former capital of Hyderabad to the state of Telangana when state boundaries were redrawn in 2014. The acclaimed British architecture firm won an international competition to design the 83-square-mile ci...
Tags: Design, India, City, Architecture, Gallery, Capital, Solar Energy, Hyderabad, Carousel Showcase, Mixed-use, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Foster Partners, Amaravati, Sustainable City, River Krishna


Curvaceous algae-covered towers proposed for Hangzhou

Paris-based studio XTU Architects recently unveiled designs for a futuristic high-rise in Hangzhou that blends sustainable technologies into an organic, sculptural design. Cloaked in a “bio facade” of micro algae-covered panels, the curvaceous towers can produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide. Dubbed French Dream Towers, the mixed-use complex would also incorporate rainwater harvesting, a greenhouse, and an aquaponics system. Currently under review, French Dream Towers comprises four buil...
Tags: Design, China, Architecture, Gallery, Paris, Algae, Hangzhou, Aquaponics, Carousel Showcase, Greenhouse, Thermal Insulation, Rainwater Collection, Mixed-use, Micro Algae, Xtu Architects, Symbiosis


Mecanoo unveils greenery-filled social housing for Kaohsiung

Hot on the heels of their recently completed National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, Dutch firm Mecanoo unveiled their competition-winning social housing designs for the southern Taiwan city. The mixed-use complex will offer 234 units of housing, green space, and publicly accessible programming. Located between a new green corridor and an existing neighborhood along the railway, the project will kick off a larger urban redevelopment scheme in Kaohsiung. The 307,850-square-foot Kaohsiung socia...
Tags: Design, Taiwan, Architecture, Gallery, Social Housing, Carousel Showcase, Solar Heat Gain, Mixed-use, Mecanoo, Kaohsiung, Green Corridor, Ceramic Tile, Sky Park, Green Terrace, Urban Redevelopment, Social Housing Project


Historic Copenhagen post office transformed into a beautiful mixed-use hub

A historic gem in the heart of Copenhagen has been sensitively revamped to suit the modern needs of the bustling city. Årstiderne Arkitekter transformed the 18th-century former post office, known as Postgården, into a mixed-use hub with retail, showrooms, and offices, with workspaces for 800 people. Located on one of Copenhagen’s busiest shopping streets, Postgården has enjoyed a storied history as not only the first to print Danish stamps in 1851, but also as the post office of lore where t...
Tags: Design, London, Post Office, Architecture, Gallery, Conservation, Retail, Denmark, Copenhagen, Offices, Hans Christian Andersen, Restoration, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Adaptive Reuse, Mixed-use


Vertical village built almost entirely of wood to rise in Paris

Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel have won a design competition to design a striking new mixed-use development as a counterpoint to Paris’ urban sprawl. Titled “Vertical Village,” the 164-foot-tall tower will serve as a “new gateway” to the east suburb Rosny-sous-Bois and be built almost entirely of timber. The nearly 400-foot-long timber-framed structure will be reinforced with a concrete base and supporting column. Developed by La Compagnie de Phalsbourg and REI Habitat, the ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Paris, Central Park, Carousel Showcase, Timber Construction, Urban Revitalization, Mixed-use, Bois, Fujimoto, Sou Fujimoto, Paris architecture, Timber Frame, Concrete Base, Vertical Village


Henning Larsen to revitalize Brussels region with rooftop farming and co-housing

A post-industrial region in Brussels will find a new lease on life thanks to the vision of Henning Larsen Architects. The Dutch architecture firm, in collaboration with Architects A2RC, recently won a design competition to redevelop Brussels’ Key West development with a strong focus on livability. The masterplan will introduce new housing, community facilities, and stronger ties to the waterfront and urban farming. As part of a plan to redevelop its old industrial areas, the Government of Br...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Frankfurt, Gallery, Anderlecht, Belgium, Brussels, Urban Farming, Carousel Showcase, Key West, Masterplan, Rainwater Collection, Mixed-use, Waterfront, Henning Larsen, Henning Larsen Architects


Winding boulevard in the sky to snake through Shenzhen

An elevated mile-long park has been unveiled for Shenzhen, China. Envisioned as a “meandering skydeck,” this “boulevard in the sky” is part of HASSELL’s competition-winning masterplan for a mixed-use precinct within the new Qianhai business district. Flanked by greenery and overlooking views of the city, this elevated walkway will serve as an uninterrupted cycling and jogging path linking together cultural destinations across a new lushly planted greenway. Building on the success of elevated ...
Tags: Design, China, Architecture, Gallery, Cycling, Shenzhen, Skydeck, Carousel Showcase, Masterplan, Mixed-use, Greenway, Shenzhen China, Qianhai, Elevated Park, Hassell, Book City


$300M live-work campus gets green light to replace former juvenile jail in NYC

Green spaces, affordable housing, and over 300 jobs are coming to the south Bronx. The Peninsula, a mixed-use development designed by WXY architecture + urban design and Body Lawson Associates, just received the City Council go-ahead. Located in the Hunts Points peninsula, the $300 million initiative will transform the former Spofford Juvenile Detention Center into a greenery-filled live-work campus spread out across five acres. First unveiled in 2016, The Peninsula aims to transform the nei...
Tags: Design, New York City, Architecture, Gallery, Solar Panels, Bronx, Carousel Showcase, Campus, Mayor Bill De Blasio, Affordable Housing, Mixed-use, Peninsula, South Bronx, Spofford, Green Roofs, Open Space


Schmidt Hammer Lassen designs BREEAM-seeking brewery renovation in Riga

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has beaten the likes of Henning Larsen and Zaha Hadid Architects in a competition to design Kimmel Quarter, a major urban revitalization project in Riga, Latvia. Located in the capital’s Central District, the project will be centered on the redevelopment of Brewery Kimmel, a 19th century beer brewery rich in history. The adaptive reuse scheme will preserve the site’s historical roots while adding new mixed-use programming that follow sustainable design principle...
Tags: Design, European Union, Architecture, Gallery, Latvia, Riga, Brewery, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Green Renovation, Adaptive Reuse, Mixed-use, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Kimmel, Schmidt Hammer Lassen, Office Building


Honeycomb shading keeps Bro Ole Scheerens skyscrapers naturally cool in Singapore

Büro Ole Scheeren recently completed DUO, a pair of sculptural glass towers in Singapore’s Kampong Glam neighborhood. The striking mixed-use development is partly wrapped in a honeycomb facade designed to promote solar shading and to accentuate the curved facades. The concave facades also help create a cooling microclimate by channeling winds towards the lushly landscaped parks below. In addition to its eye-catching appearance, DUO also marks a historic joint venture development between the g...
Tags: Design, Singapore, Architecture, Gallery, Malaysia, Vietnam, Duo, Kampong Glam, Carousel Showcase, Glass Architecture, Mixed-use, Passive Cooling, Ole Scheeren, Scheeren, Honeycomb, Solar Shades


UNStudios striking Paris cultural center contorts for optimal daylight

UNStudio has unveiled competition-winning designs for Centre Culturel DédiéAu 7è Art, a new cultural center that eschews traditional building forms for a twisted, sculptural shape. The eye-catching building, which comprises a cinema and “cultural laboratory,” will become part of EuropaCity, a £2.74 billion tourism and leisure district masterplanned by BIG. Terraced green roofs will top UNStudio’s design to provide thermal insulation, while visually complementing BIG’s “rolling hills” next door. ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Cinema, Gallery, Paris, Big, Carousel Showcase, Masterplan, Green Roof, Mixed-use, UNStudio, Black Box, Cultural Center, Rooftop Terrace, EuropaCity, Sculptural Architecture