Planned concert hall hits a sustainable note

Assuming all goes to plan, the Ostrava Concert Hall is expected to be completed by 2023

Steven Holl Architects and Architecture Acts, in association with Nagata Acoustics, have been selected to design a new concert hall in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The building's unusual form is described as an "instrument in its case" and will sport an eye-catching zinc roof that has solar panels installed.

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Zaha Hadid-designed tower offers sky-high luxury for a sky-high price

One Thousand Museum rises to a maximum height of 708 ft (215 m)

Having begun construction back in 2015, Zaha Hadid Architects' much-anticipated One Thousand Museum is now finally ready to begin welcoming residents. Located in Miami, the 62-story skyscraper contains 84 luxury homes overlooking the famous Biscayne Bay.

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BIG's new cultural center features "periscope" for people watching

MÉCA's facade is made up of 4,800 prefabricated concrete panels that weigh up to 1.6 tons ...

Bjarke Ingels Group, in association with Freaks Architecture, recently completed a large new cultural center in Bordeaux, France. As you'd expect from a firm with BIG's pedigree, there are several interesting aspects of the design, including a sheltered outdoor space for socializing called the "urban living room" and a "periscope" that allows diners in a restaurant to gaze upon the people outside, and vice-versa.

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WAF highlights best new architecture from around the globe

Helsinki's Amos Rex contemporary art museum, by JKMM, is one of the 534 projects shortlisted in ...

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has announced its annual shortlist of the best new architecture from around the world. Featuring a whopping 534 buildings hailing from 70 countries, it's a truly global event that includes projects from some of the best firms in the business.

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World's tallest shipping container building planned for London

118 VR will be taller than the current world's tallest shipping container building, the Freitag Store ...

Planning permission was recently granted for a new shipping container-based office building in London, UK. Assuming all goes to plan, it'll rise to a height of 26 m (85 ft), making it the world's tallest shipping container-based building once complete. The project will also boast some sustainable additions, including solar power.

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Dance Tiny House built with family life in mind

The Dance Tiny House was delivered as a turnkey build excluding appliances and cost around NZD ...

Due to the inevitable constraints that come from living in such a small space, tiny houses aren't particularly child-friendly, especially models with upstairs lofts. Build Tiny aims to mitigate this with its Dance Tiny House, which has some safety features to make small living with a child a bit easier.

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Modular off-grid house in the trees is child's play

The Bert is due to be made available for purchase in early 2020 starting at €120,000

Studio Precht offers a fresh and fun take on the treehouse with its Bert model. The tiny dwelling will be able to run off-the-grid and offer multiple interior layouts. It also draws inspiration from rather unlikely sources: Minions characters and Sesame Street.

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BIG proposes greenery-packed fairytale tower for Copenhagen

Assuming it receives planning permission, the H.C. Andersen Hotel project will involve building a new 18-story ...

The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has revealed its design for a greenery-covered tower for the Tivoli amusement park and pleasure garden in Copenhagen, Denmark. Assuming it goes ahead as planned, the H.C. Andersen Hotel project will also include renovations of existing buildings in Tivoli and the creation of a new park nearby.

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