New riverside development in China will be an urban renewal

VenhoevenCS Architects has won a major riverside redevelopment in Shenzhen, China. They hope to protect large tracts of land from flooding while creating a vibrant new urban identity for Bao’an District. Continue reading below Our featured videos The Pailao River Blueway project constitutes a new biodiversity landscape along the central Pailoa River, an area undergoing … Read more

Cozy waterfront cottage transforms old foundations

The new country house of Prodesi/Domesi architecture firm in the Czech Republic was inspired by a ship. The little hut is covered in sunburned pine boards and sits in the trees above the Vranov Dam. Storage spaces are hidden in every corner of the house, just like the ship’s cabins, and the hull manages to … Read more

Park and Polk is a mixed-use building shaped like an H

San Diego, California is the site of a new mixed-use building, located between the Hillcrest and University of Heights parts of the city on a barren site that has been vacant for ten years. Developed by architect Jonathan Segal, the building is known as Park and Polk. Continue reading below Our featured videos Park and … Read more

Meet The Line, a sustainable design that looks like a ship

From afar, you might think The Line – a recently completed high-rise apartment building in Amsterdam – is a moored ship. On the IJ Waterway in the heart of Amsterdam’s Overhoeks district, The Line embodies social and sustainable design. Continue reading below Our featured videos The Line is a product of Orange Architects, a multidisciplinary … Read more

Forest Pavilion blends nature with residential development

Sometimes there is a clear line between where the forest meets the urban margin. Other times, the two are seamlessly connected through planning with an emphasis on quality of life and outdoor participation. Such is the case at Forestias, one of the largest real estate development projects in Thailand. Continue reading below Our featured videos … Read more

Biophilic Belgian Pavilion features futuristic sustainable design

The theme of Expo 2020 Dubai is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. In line with this, the Belgian pavilion, called The Green Arch, strives to be a role model in the field of sustainable development. The architects, Vincent Callebaut Architectures and Assar Architects, used futuristic design through greenery, solid wood construction and passive energy to … Read more

New Toyota Financial Services Center completed in Arizona

The newly completed Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Western Experience Center is an architectural masterpiece that meets the needs of modern workplaces. Designed and developed by award-winning developer Ware Malcomb, the center will integrate 29 locations into three experience centers for Toyota customers. Continue reading below Our featured videos Completion of the Center of Excellence was … Read more

Vertical farm building in China feeds 40,000 people

Carlo Ratti Associati has released the design of an office tower in Shenzhen, China whose entire facade will be a vertical urban hydroponics farm. The Jian Mu Tower is designed to fill the last property opened in Shenzhen’s Central Business District. It was also entered in the building design competition for Chinese supermarket chain Wumart. … Read more

Modular design helps UCLA’s Pritzker Hall earn LEED Platinum

There is no better place to ensure a healthy physical and mental environment than in a university’s Bachelor of Psychology program. So when UCLA received $30 million in funding from the Anthony and Jane Pritzker Family Foundation, it used the money to renovate the former Franz Hall into the modern and now completed Pritzker Hall. … Read more