Architecture

January 17, 2021

Zaha Hadid Architects Design a Futuristic Open-Base Tower in Shenzhen Bay

Renowned architecture firm Zaha Hadid Architects will soon design yet another impressive high rise for an expanding business hub in China. Their Tower C winning competition entry will integrate into the Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base for the Greater Bay Area of Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau. This important landmark will help further support Shenzhen’s reputation as a center for technological innovation and advancement.

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January 12, 2021

Paris’ Iconic Champs-Élysées Is Getting Redesigned as an “Extraordinary Garden”

The Avenue des Champs-Élysées, often called the most beautiful avenue in the world, is one of Paris’ main tourist attractions. Though it is still a popular site, Parisians and tourists alike agree that time has not been kind to the avenue. Luckily, Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s €250 million—or roughly $305 million—renovation scheme may help restore its beauty and reputation.

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January 9, 2021

This Unique Luxury Hotel Is Camouflaged in the Grassy Nordic Landscape

If you have always wanted a cozy cabin getaway without sacrificing the perks of a fancy hotel, the Øyna Cultural Landscape Hotel in Norway may be the perfect fit. Green Advisers AS designed the unique building to blend into the hilly Nordic landscape. Its ambiguous form makes it hard to tell where the building begins and the natural landscape ends.

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January 3, 2021

This ‘Penguin Protection System’ Would Help the Birds Breed While Reducing Polar Ice Melt

Experts have become increasingly concerned about the effect of climate change on emperor penguins after some of the largest colonies have failed to produce chicks in almost three years. Iranian architect Sajjad Navidi’s Penguin Protection System aims to address both the threat to emperor penguins as well as the polar ice melt that prohibits their breeding.

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