This twisting tower is made out of 2,000 3D-printed terracotta bricks

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Soaring timber tower could clean up contaminated water in NYC’s Central Park

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“Aside from supplying water to the pool and Harlem Meer, the Reservoir sits stagnant and fenced off due to its current state as a health threat to millions of New Yorkers, tourists and animals,” said DFA.

“DFA envisions a temporary landmark that is remarkably of its time to creatively transform the reservoir into one of New York’s boldest urban amenities,” said studio founder Laith Sayigh.

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Rammed-earth walls clad an observation tower blends into a Belgian nature reserve

Mother Nature has reclaimed a former gravel extraction area in Maasvalley Riverpark, a 2,500-hectare nature reserve straddling the Belgium-Netherlands border. To help visitors fully experience the revitalized area, De Gouden Liniaal Architecten designed a small observation tower that blends into the landscape with its rammed earth walls. Built of locally excavated materials, the Observation Tower Negenoord is the first public earthen building in the Benelux region.

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This gorgeous ‘Tree House Tower’ was built using repurposed timber and old ship materials

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Sleep hundreds of feet in the air in this renovated air traffic control tower

A disused fight control tower in Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport was transformed into a unique luxury apartment that offers panoramic views of planes taking off and landing. Travelers can now enter a competition organized by HomeAway to win an overnight stay in this stylish space decorated by Swedish artist and designer Cilla Ramnek.

Arlanda teamed up with vacation rental company HomeAway and Swedavia to give the old tower a complete makeover and transform it into a unique living space for… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

SOMs diagrid glass tower rises like a Chinese paper lantern in Beijing

A glittering glass lantern has risen in Beijing. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) designed the Poly International Plaza, a three-tower complex located midway between the Forbidden City and the Beijing Capital Airport. The main and tallest tower draws inspiration from Chinese paper lanterns for its continuous diagrid pattern that shimmers like a jewel and helps lower the building’s energy footprint.

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Dubai’s craziest tower yet is the world’s largest picture frame

Is this the emperor’s new clothes in architectural form? Donis Architecture has just revealed plans for the Dubai Frame, a “picturesque” building that could be the city’s strangest design yet.

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Donald Trump leaks plans to relocate the White House to the top of Trump Tower

Election Day is still seven months away, but Donald Trump is already making plans to move into the White House. On Friday, the Republican candidate said “I’m going to win. And here’s the thing: the White House is just as old and outdated as its politics. I’m not gonna live with those liars and losers in Washington D.C., so I’m going to air-lift the White House to the top of Trump Tower where it deserves to be.”

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This crazy bent tower for NYC is aiming to be the world’s longest skyscraper

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Philippe Starck reinvents himself again with striking green YOO Quito tower

The slender YOO Quito tower brings nature into the heart of Ecuador’s capital and marries it with luxury living. Philippe Starck, one of most influential designers of modern times, teamed up with property entrepreneur John Hitchcox, real estate developer Tommy Schwarzkopf and architecture studio Arquitectónica to create a space based on three themes– culture, nature, and minimalist design. The project is part of a larger scheme which comprises four major developments conceived in collaboration… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building