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Lotte World Tower in Seoul

Knocking One World Trade Center out of the world’s top five tallest buildings is the new Lotte World Tower, which opened to the public April 3, 2017. This 123 floor, solar powered building in Seoul, Korea has additional record breaking features: World’s highest glass-bottomed observation deck, fastest elevator, and the highest ...

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Light and Nature – Singapore Light Festival

The annual Singapore Light Festival recently opened with this year’s theme of “Light and Nature.” Set at the Marina Bay waterfront, the light art installations are created by artists from Singapore and around the world and are made of environmentally-friendly materials. Additionally, many in the community participate in the 

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Swedish City is Getting a New ‘Living Room’

Växjö, a city in southern Sweden, is getting a new building which will be both a train station and city hall. The winning proposal is described by its architects, White Arkitekter, as a new “living room.” With a predominately glass exterior and wooden interior, the 150,000 ...

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Amanda Levete’s Translucent MPavilion

Designed by British architect Amanda Levete and commissioned by the Naomi Milgrom foundation, the MPavilion in Melbourne, Austrailia (an annual temporary structure) used technologies and materials developed for the aerospace industry, creating a canopy of translucent ‘petals’ elevated four meters above ground ...

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International Light Art Award and Exhibition – Ruhr, Germany

The first International Light Art Award (ILAA) escaped the notice of most American art news outlets. The grantor is the Centre for International Light Art Unna (CILAU). This small museum in the Ruhr region has a notable collection that includes works by Olafur Eliasson, Joseph Kosuth and James Turrell ...

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Kengo Kuma Expansion Plan for Portland Japanese Garden

Architect Kengo Kuma has designed an expansion scheme for the Portland Japanese Garden that preserves existing gardens while adding new buildings to the verdant site. The project – which is the Japanese architect's first public commission in the US – calls for constructing a new "Cultural Village" with several ...

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IIDA ATLANTA – DRESSED 2016

We were thrilled to be part of Atlanta IIDA DRESSED 2016. Always the highlight of the Atlanta design industry’s social calendar, this is an annual celebration of design and giving back - local design offices create a custom outfit with materials donated by sponsoring manufacturers with proceeds going to a local charity. This year’s theme was “For The Record – A Night of Fashion and Finishes’ – raising money for the amazing ‘Dressed For Success’ organization. With a fantastic inspirational mash up of ...

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Curiosity Cloud by Mischler-Tixler

In an ongoing collaboration with Perrier-Jouët champagne, a Vienna based design studio Mischler-Tixler held an extraordinary installation, Curiosity Cloud, in Norfolk House music room of The V&A Museum. The two designers filled a room with glass bulbs each of which contained a hand made insect that fulltered inside the bulb in reaction to visitors’ movements. The 25 different spieces of ...

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3 Experimental Homes Address Hyper-Urbanization in Africa

By the year 2025, the urban population in Sub-Saharan Africa is predicted to increase by almost 70% -- a rapid urbanization that will inevitably affect the construction sector. To address this expected growth and to help lay the foundations for a sustainable urban and social development, students ...

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