FUTURE WATCH

Luma Arles Tower, France

A twisting tower clad designed by architect Frank Gehry, is taking form in the south of France. Constructed from a concrete core and steel frame, the scheme emerges from a circular glass atrium echoing the town’s Roman amphitheater. The distinctive jagged form above the atrium echoes the region’s rugged mountain […]

Seattle Aquarium Ocean Pavilion, Washington

Design practice LMN Architects have unveiled new details of the design for the Seattle Aquarium Ocean Pavilion. The $113 million project will include the 50,000-square-foot Pavilion sited adjacent to the existing Seattle Aquarium. The pavilion will link together the new Seattle Waterfront, downtown and the historic Pike Place Market. As […]

Spain Pavilion

Architecture firms Selgascano and FRPO have been selected as finalists to design Spain’s National Pavilion for EXPO 2020 in Dubai. The winning proposal includes an inflatable canopy of nine yellow ETFE cylinders set within a steel framework. Reinterpreting the Spanish plaza, the design creates a new take on the public […]

Shipwreck tower, Czech Republic

A red shipwreck crashes into this high-rise, which Black n’ Arch and sculptor David Černý have designed for developer Trigema on the outskirts of Prague. The shipwreck will envelop the 135-metre-high building, named Top Tower, which is expected to become the tallest building in Czech Republic and contain a mix […]

Japan’s tallest skyscraper

Based in New Haven, Connecticut, the architecture firm has revealed its design for Japan’s tallest building, an approximately 1,083-foot-tall (330-meter-tall) skyscraper that will rise in Tokyo and is scheduled to be completed in March 2023. Located at the midpoint between Tokyo’s cultural and business districts, the so-called Toranomon-Azabudai tower is […]

Beijing Daxing International Airport

Another project by ZHA, the Beijing Daxing International Airport terminal (aka Beijing New Airport) was promoted as the world’s largest airport terminal building when revealed and as far as we know this still stands. It’s expected to open for business in September, 2019. The huge building was created in collaboration […]

Kansas City Airport Terminal

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) have unveiled the latest design for Kansas City’s new airport terminal. Working with the Kansas City Aviation Department, the City of Kansas City, Missouri and major airlines, the project is coming together with developer Edgemoor. The air travel hub that will be the largest single […]

Basketball Net Inspired Arena Los Angeles

AECOM has unveiled a new design for a “basketball net-inspired” 900,000-square-foot arena for the LA Clippers in Inglewood. Working with Anderson Barker Architects, the City Design Studio of Los Angeles, and Hood Studios, the team’s proposal includes a solar panel tile cladding system around the building and sunken basketball court. The project’s facade […]

Harbour Sea Infinity, Russian

Architecture practice DNKag has designed two Corten discs as a rooftop extension to a seaside production facility in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Dubbed Harbor Sea Infinity, the project will become a social and business center overlooking Sevkabel Port. The new rooftop addition aims to bring new life to the industrial warehouse. “Harbour Sea Infinity” is the […]