Zaha Hadid Architects weaves energy-saving tech into an otherworldly UAE landscape

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Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed designs for the Central Hub, a new leisure and entertainment destination for the United Arab Emirates that looks positively out of this world. Marked by swirling pathways and pod-like buildings, the futuristic Central Hub will serve as the focal point for the US $6.5 billion Ajada development in Sharjah, the UAE’s third most populous city. Spanning an area greater than 25 football fields, the 1.9 million-square-feet Central Hub will be entirely car free and integrate… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Architects transform a derelict lot into an urban oasis in New Delhi

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Architects build their own rammed-earth office around existing trees

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Zaha Hadid Architects unveils Sberbank Technopark for Russias Silicon Valley

Zaha Hadid Architects have just received planning permission for their design of Sberbank Technopark at the Skolkovo Innovation Centre in Moscow, a 400-hectare government-supported high technology business district known as Russia’s ‘Silicon Valley.’ The building was designed with Zaha Hadid Architects’ iconic curves that give the massive structure a futuristic and spaceship-like appearance. The building will accommodate 17,000 people working in Sberbank’s information technology and marketing… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Zaha Hadid Architects wins bid to masterplan Russias largest port

Zaha Hadid Architects has won the Admiral Serebryakov Embankment competition, an international masterplanning contest for Novorossiysk, a Russian city on the Black Sea coast with the nation’s largest shipping port. Created in collaboration with local architecture firm Pride TPO, the winning masterplan aims to reconnect the city with its coast and celebrate the region’s rich industrial history and relationship with the sea. The masterplan will introduce a diverse mix of programming and facilities… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Henning Larsen Architects brings sustainable Scandinavian design to Minneapolis

Henning Larsen Architects and MSR Design have unveiled their competition-winning designs for Minneapolis’ New Public Service Building—a municipal building that will integrate the Scandinavian ethos with sustainable design. Located across from Minneapolis City Hall, the multi-purpose building is envisioned as the city’s new face of public service and will offer healthy workspaces for the City’s employees as well as more transparency for the citizens and business community of Minneapolis. Optimized… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Zaha Hadid Architects designs robot-assisted vaulted classrooms for China

Zaha Hadid Architects unveiled designs for Lushan Primary School that blends forward-thinking construction techniques with deference to ancient Chinese culture. Located in the remote and beautiful countryside 160 kilometers northwest of Jiangxi’s capital Nanchang, Lushan Primary School will serve 12 local villages and offer a curriculum that focuses on the creative arts and STEM subjects. To reduce construction time and demands, the campus buildings will be housed in a series of modular vaulted… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

David Chipperfield Architects reveal designs for Hamburgs tallest tower

Hot on the heels of Herzog & de Meuron’s recently completed Elbphilharmonie, David Chipperfield Architects has revealed designs for the German city’s next big architecture project: Elbtower. Towering above the skyline at 230 meters (755 feet), the sculptural mixed-use building will be the tallest building in the city and serve as a counterpoint to Elbphilharmonie to the west.

David Chipperfield Architects’ designs for Elbtower won an international design competition that sought… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

London architects infuse dated Victorian townhouse with tons of modern personality

This refurbishment project in North London emphasizes the Victorian past of the house while infusing it with a modern personality. Architecture firm LLI Design enhanced some and reinstated other features of the building, and redesigned the rear kitchen extension by giving it a contemporary aesthetic.

The original layout of the house had nicely proportioned rooms, a delightful garden and a handsome exterior which the design team enhanced by stripping out some of the dated features and reinstating… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Architects squeeze an ethereal art gallery into a narrow Shanghai alleyway

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