Architecture

May 14, 2022

Architects Are Adding a Sustainable Skyscraper to the Iconic Manhattan Skyline

Keeping sustainability at the forefront, Foster + Partners has revealed their design for the new JP Morgan Chase global headquarters in Manhattan. When completed, the 60-story skyscraper will be New York City's largest all-electric tower with net-zero operational emissions. The state-of-the-art design incorporates outdoor space, a public plaza, and greenery aimed at setting a new standard for employee wellness.

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May 2, 2022

These Futuristic Floating Hotel Suites Are Completely Solar-Powered

Have you ever wished your day at the beach didn't have to end with the sunset? That you could just go to sleep right on the water? Enter Pearlsuites, the futuristic floating hotel suites designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini of Lazzarini Design Studio. The conceptual designs are circular pods that are reminiscent of UFOs, but, instead of hovering in the air, they float on the surface of the water.

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April 23, 2022

Historic Site in Venice Is Transformed Into a Public Space for the First Time in Centuries

What does one do when charged with updating a historic building located in one of the world's most famous squares? This was the challenge that David Chipperfield Architects faced as they tackled work at the Procuratie Vecchie on Venice's St. Mark's Square. Not only were they to restore the 16th-century building, but they were to modernize certain areas that are now open to the public for the first time.

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March 26, 2022

Cultural Heritage Museum in China Has a Design Inspired by Ancient Bronze Mask Eyes

The recently released design for the new Sanxingdui Ancient Shu Cultural Heritage Museum is almost as mysterious as the stories within. Proposed by MAD Architects, it's also being called The Eyes of Sanxingdui. Comprising six wooden structures, the design is meant to merge with the landscape of Guanghan City in China’s Sichuan province. The forms of these buildings are inspired by the almond-shaped eyes of bronze and gold masks from a Bronze Age Sanxingdui civilization.

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