Hairy Wind Farm
One such sustainable design by Swedish architectural firm Belatchew Arkritekter involves transforming the Söder Torn tower in Stockholm into a gigantic wind farm. This will be achieved by covering the skyscraper in a large number of hairy-looking straws. The straws are made of a composite material that contains piezoelectric properties, which can convert motion from the wind into electric energy.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Museum of London Docklands, artist Chris Naylor was commissioned to create a model of some of the English capital’s most well-known landmarks—with sugar cubes.
Institute for Molecular Science
The La Trobe University Institute for Molecular Science is a research centre designed by Lyons Architects as a world-class facility for molecular science, biotechnology and nanotechnology research, teaching and learning.
Soleta ZeroEnergy One
A self-sustainable home situated in the Romanian capital, Bucharest. It was designed by FITS
Casa San Sen House
Designed by Alejandro Sánchez García is located in Valle de Bravo, México.
Lauded for its stunning hotel-in-a-garden design concept and sustainable features incorporated throughout the building, PARKROYAL on Pickering, is one of the latest PARKROYAL hotel that opened its doors in the heart of Singapore. Designed by internationally acclaimed local architectural firm WOHA, PARKROYAL on Pickering boasts over 15,000 square metres of lush four-storey tall sky-gardens, reflecting pools, waterfalls, planter terraces and cascading vertical greenery, amounting to twice its land area.
Italian Stone House
Roaring Fork House
Contemporary single family mountain home located in Aspen, Colorado, designed by Ellis Design Inc.
Won recently a 2013 Ontario Association of Architects Design Excellence award – The Toronto Residence designed by Belzberg Architects.
Australian practice ARM architects in collaboration with CCN have recently completed the ‘Perth Arena‘, a new landmark structure with an internationally recognisable and innovative design based on the Eternity Puzzle and inspired by the 12-sided Round House in Fremantle. With up to 15,000 seats, an operable roof for sporting matches, 36 VIP super boxes, five major multi‐purpose event rooms, half a dozen food and beverage outlets and a 700‐space basement car park, the Perth Arena becomes a stand‐alone entertainment extravaganza for the city.
Ant Farm House
Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Art Centre
Renowned international architecture firm Zaha Hadid Architects has envisioned a remarkable set of pavilions in Changsha, China designated for celebrating the arts. The conceptual plans for Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Art Centre were unveiled, revealing three modern buildings serving as an innovative cultural complex. The eye-catching landscape consists of a Grand Theatre, a Contemporary Art Museum, and a Multipurpose Hall (sometimes referred to as the Small Theatre). Each structural space offers a unique experience, allowing visitors to partake in culturally creative activities.
A relaxing getaway from the chaotic city, though it rises in the pulsing heart of Tokyo. From the street it’s immediately evident how its walls speak a different language from the normal architectural lexicon of the surroundings. A mysterious and inviting alphabet, designed and lit like a modest temple of tranquility.
Palm Spring mansion of the late Bob Hope
A retro modern gem, this residence is primarily constructed of concrete and glass. A sweeping rounded structure sits atop it all and creates a massive organic awning around the home with a keyhole right at the top. It’s a home made for entertaining during the warm Summer Palm Springs nights complete with a fireplace and expansive patio areas.