March 15, 2024

Over 7,000 Steel Panels Line Façade of Europe’s Largest Solar Power Plant in Turkish Desert

Nestled in Turkey's only desert region, a striking piece of architecture complements the 3.2 million solar panels that fill the area. The Central Control Building is a centerpiece for Kalyon Energy's 1,350 MWp solar power plant, which has the capacity to be the largest solar energy power plant in Europe. Designed by Bilgin Architects, the building's façade is lined with 7,200 stainless steel panels to help it blend into the desert environment.

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February 25, 2024

Green Terraces Inspired by the Way Mushrooms Grow on Trees Appear on New Brazilian Building

Lush vertical terraces climb up the side of a new building set for one of São Paulo's fastest-growing green neighborhoods. Designed by Victor B. Ortiz Architecture, Urupê Tower is a stunning example of biophilic design. Inspired by the fungal growth on a tree trunk, the mixed-use building will provide panoramic views of the area. The lush vegetation on the facade demonstrates how manmade structures can harmonize with the natural world.

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February 13, 2024

Explore the Grounds of Tirranna, a House Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, in This Video Tour

Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright is best remembered for his sweeping architecture, including the Guggenheim Museum and Fallingwater. But some of the most celebrated aspects of his work can also be studied through some of his lesser known pieces, such as Tirranna. This house is located next to the Noroton River in Connecticut, and Architectural Digest recently shared an insightful video tour of the property alongside Stuart Graff, CEO of Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

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January 27, 2024

Zaha Hadid Architecture Designs 688-Foot-Tall Tower with Cascading Interior Terraces

The large Chinese city of Xi'an is getting a new addition to its skyline thanks to Zaha Hadid Architects. Daxia Tower is a 688-foot-tall skyscraper that helps solidify the city's growing reputation as a technology hub. The commercial building will be located in the city's High-Tech Economic and Technological Development Zone and stands out for its cascading interior terraces.

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