August 18, 2017

Zaha Hadid Architects Reveal Breathtaking Construction Photos of Beijing Skyscraper

Construction is moving forward with Zaha Hadid Architects‘ mixed-use Leeza Soho tower in Beijing. The firm recently released stunning black and white photographs of the work in progress, as they move toward the late-2018 completion date. The images show the construction of the atrium as the building soars toward reaching its full 679-foot (207-meter) height next month.

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August 14, 2017

Watch Gorillas Play From This Rustic Forest Retreat off a Rwandan Volcano

Residing anywhere near a volcano might seem like a crazy proposition, but as the 103-acre Bistae Lodge in northern Rwanda shows, it’s not as scary as it sounds. Developed by eco-tourism group Wilderness Safaris, they’ve created six forest villas that are nestled into an eroded volcanic cone on the edge of the country’s Volcanoes National Park.

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July 10, 2017

France Has a Cozy Owl-Shaped Cabin to Comfortably Spend a Night Off-the-Grid

Bordeaux-based contemporary art company Zebra3 has creatively paired animals with architecture for a recent—and arguably their most adorable—project. Called Les Guetteurs (“The Watchers”), this big-eyed bungalow is composed of three wooden owls that huddle together to form a sunny and off-the-grid two-story cabin. Crafted from timber and featuring feather-like, plywood shingles, Les Guetteurs puts a cute and clever twist on the traditional cabin. Its loft-inspired interior is both cozy and quirky.

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