Zaha Hadid-designed stadium kicks off in Qatar

Zaha Hadid Architects, along with Aecom, was commissioned to design the stadium for the 2022 FIFA ...

Qatar's Al Wakrah Stadium has officially been inaugurated and hosted its first soccer game. Designed by the late Zaha Hadid, along with longtime collaborator Patrik Schumacher, its sculpted form is inspired by a type of local boat and is meant to keep spectators and players cool, even in the harsh summer heat in that part of the world.

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Striking museum designed to resemble mankind's earliest tools

Construction on Ngaren: The Museum of Humankind is due to begin in 2022 and is expected ...

Daniel Libeskind's firm Studio Libeskind has unveiled plans for a striking new museum in Kenya that's intended to resemble hand axe tools made by early man. Aiming for a 2024 opening, the museum will explore the history of humans, the science behind climate change and evolution, and more.

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World's tallest hybrid timber tower planned for Canada

Canada's Earth Tower would meet the stringent Passive House green building certification standard that focuses on ...

As tall timber construction continues to grow in popularity, world's tallest records are being regularly broken. Perkins+Will recently unveiled a new and impressively sustainable hybrid timber building it has planned for Vancouver, Canada, that it says would be the tallest to date if built.

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Stunning observation tower runs rings around Danish forest

Camp Adventure Tower rises to a height of 45 m (148 ft)

Nestled in Gisselfeld Klosters Forest, about an hour's drive south of Copenhagen, Denmark, is a large new observation tower constructed from steel. The elegant structure, named Camp Adventure Tower, provides visitors with 360-degree views of the unspoiled landscape.

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Lipstick pistols and surveillance pigeons feature in new International Spy Museum

The new International Spy Museum, led by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, is an eye-catching addition ...

Washington DC's International Spy Museum recently moved into a new building designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, in collaboration with Hickok Cole. The futuristic-looking museum offers additional space for new exhibits dedicated to the tradecraft, history, and modern role of espionage.

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Construction to kick off on world's first 3D-printed neighborhood

Render of what the 3D-printed neighborhood might look like

A noble plan to improve housing access for those in need through cutting-edge construction technology is gathering momentum, with a blueprint now in place for what is billed as the world's first 3D-printed community. Set to take shape in Latin America, the cluster of homes is designed for families living on less than US$200 a month, and will ideally serve as proof of concept for low-cost housing solutions around the world.

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Madrid apartment stays cool without air-conditioning

The recently-completed Madrid apartment has a total floorspace of 46 sq m (495 sq ft)

Spain's Husos Architects was commissioned by a doctor to renovate his Madrid apartment that he shares with his heat-sensitive bulldog. In response, the firm created a new layout that promotes ventilation and, it says, keeps the home comfortable year-round without air-conditioning. The project also added some neat features like a "sleeping capsule" and greywater recycling.

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America's best new homes for 2019 revealed

Mirror Point, by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, is one of the dozen projects highlighted in AIA's 2019 ...

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has revealed the winners for its 2019 Housing Awards. Now in its 19th year, the annual awards highlight the best residential architecture designed by US-licensed firms. This year offers a strong selection of projects, from luxurious rural retreats to affordable inner-city housing.

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