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Daniel Libeskind’s 60-story Century Spire breaks ground in Metro Manila, Philippines

Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014
Daniel Libeskind is at it again with the recent unveiling and groundbreaking of Century Spire, a 60-story tower that will be built in the city of Makati in Manila, Philippines. Libeskind collaborated with major Philippine real estate firm Century Properties Group and Giorgio Armani's Armani/Casa Interior…

A closer look into “Vivo on High Line”, a joint winner of Living Cities 2014

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Playing with the "Big Apple" concept, "Vivo on High Line" by Sydney-based firm NBRS+Partners was a joint winner from Metropolis magazine's international 2014 Living Cities competition we featured at the end of April. As a quick recap, Living Cities challenged architects and engineers to design…

Recipients of the 2014 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards

Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014
Four projects -- which all happen to be built in California -- have won in the 2014 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards, as announced today by the AIA Housing and Custom Residential Knowledge Community along with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The annual…

3XN unveils mangrove-inspired design for their first Mumbai project

Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014
3XN recently celebrated the unveiling and groundbreaking for a mixed-use and residential tower complex called Grove Towers. As the Danish firm's first project in Mumbai, project developer Ornate Spaces marked the occasion by hosting a spiritual Bhumi Puja ceremony followed by a Bollywood-inspired party for…

schmidt hammer lassen completes design for mixed-use home for Labor Union members in Ningbo, China

Posted: Tuesday, May 06, 2014
schmidt hammer lassen architects is back with their latest completion win: "Home of Staff", a new 100,000 sq.m. mixed-use home to be built for the city of Ningbo Labor Union in China. After winning the project in a 2013 international competition, SHL designed the mixed-use residence…

“Living Cities” winners propose vertical solutions for future housing in NYC

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014
Along with the world's major cities, New York City is looking up to vertical building as a solution while housing space continues to grow scarce. In NYC alone, demographers predict The Big Apple's population will grow even bigger with a million more residents by 2040. Metropolis…

Ten recipients for the 2014 AIA Housing Awards

Posted: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
There's no place like a good home, simple as that. The AIA announced 10 recipients for the 2014 Housing Awards, which promotes the value of good housing and excellence in housing design. The jury gave awards in four categories: One/Two Family Custom Housing, One/Two Family Production…

a/LTA’s winning Intergenerational Residence proposal in Rennes, France

Posted: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Open communal living and the integration of urban structures and nature have become popular features when it comes to the future of residential living and design. These concepts can be found in the proposal of a/LTA architects' Intergenerational Residence design competition for the ZAC de Beauregard…

BIG + HKS + MDA unveils Honeycomb resort design for The Bahamas

Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014
BIG, in collaboration with HKS Architects and Michael Diggiss Architects, revealed their design for the Honeycomb residential building in the beach and golf resort community of Albany in The Bahamas. Commissioned by Tavistock Group and New Valley LLC, the…

What could have been of Gershwin Plot 14 by NL Architects

Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Gershwin Plot 14 by Dutch firm NL Architects is an eye-catching project to start off the week. The proposal was the winning entry of a 2012 competition to design a new large residential building in Amsterdam. Unfortunately, the project was abruptly cancelled in 2013. Such is…

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