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Bicentennial Pavilion, Indianapolis

RATIO Architects recently completed the Bicentennial Pavilion, an open-air events space modeled after a lush rainforest with 11 steel-framed “tree canopies.” Built primarily from natural materials, the pavilion is a beautiful example of multifunctional and sustainable design that provides 40,000 square feet of weather-protected events space while collecting and filtering […]

Hywind World’s first floating wind farm

With the world’s population growing and its demand for energy increasing, it’s more important than ever to explore new forms of sustainable energy. International energy company Statoil has taken note of this situation and, just off the Scottish coast, the company is building Hywind: the world’s first floating wind farm. […]

The Verandah Walk, Australia

In the heart of James Cook University in Townsville, lies the new Verandah Walk – a pedestrian and cyclist link that weaves through the regional campus. Wilson Architects has completed stage one of the project, the Verandah Walk South Node, which connects Education Central and the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library […]

Sheikh Nahyan Centre, Lebanon

CASID is a recent addition to the existing and firmly rooted fabric of the University of Balamand. It creates a forum for cultural, intellectual, and religious exchange; and aims to embody the progressive ethos of the University, fortifying its role as a nexus for excellence in education, thought, and dialogue […]

Yeoui-Naru Floating Ferry Terminal

The main objective of the “Manta Ray” project is to enhance the site’s natural irrigation by transforming the park into an ecological forest of willow tree, for natural protection of the banks against river floods. The project’s ambition is to turn Yeouido Park into a genuine cultural hub, where nature […]

MPavilion, Melbourne

OMA founder Rem Koolhaas and colleague David Gianotten have unveiled plans to create a reconfigurable amphitheater topped by a translucent, floating roof for this year’s MPavilion in Melbourne. The two architects plan to create a “theatre for ideas” in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens for the fourth edition of MPavilion, an […]

Solar Egg, Kiruna

Riksbyggen is commemorating the start of Kiruna’s urban transformation project by opening Solar Egg, a public sauna art installation by prizewinning artistic duo Bigert & Bergström, to the city and its inhabitants. Solar Egg is an oval sauna created by the internationally renowned artists Mats Bigert and Lars Bergström. It […]

Lucky Knot Bridge, China

When NEXT architects first unveiled images for their extraordinary Lucky Knot bridge, the Möbius Strip-inspired design seemed too good to be true. But just a few months ago, fantasy became reality with the project’s opening in Changsha, China. Bridging local context and culture with modern design and technology, the Lucky […]

Ricco Showroom, Brazil

Super Limao Studio was invited by Ricco to develop a design to their new space facade in São Paulo, Brazil. With the aim to provide more visibility and convey attributes linked to a century corporate furniture’s brazilin brand, the big challenge was to build a new facade to a pre-existing […]