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Construction Begins on $2.3B NYC Office Tower

Despite the fact that the coronavirus pandemic has decreased the demand for office space across the country, specifically reducing the occupancy of Manhattan office towers by 85%, developers...


National Museum of US Army Opens

In celebrating Veteran’s Day last week, the National Museum of the United States Army officially opened its doors to the public for the first time. According to NMUSA, the museum is the firs...


First Passenger Hyperloop Tests Conducted

Last week, American transportation technology company Virgin Hyperloop announced that it had successfully completed its first trial involving human passengers in its levitating hyperloop cap...


UK Rail Bridge Installed in 45 Minutes

As part of the United Kingdom’s High Speed 2 (HS2) project­—a new high speed railway to connect London, the Midlands, the North and Scotland—project crews have reportedly installed the secon...


Largest Indoor UK Arena Gets Approval

Plans for what will be the largest indoor arena in the United Kingdom have been approved. Manchester City Council greenlit the Populous-designed project late last month.


Heatherwick Proposes Design for 'Floating' Park

Earlier this month, London-based Heatherwick Studio revealed design plans for a proposed flood-resistant ecological park in San Francisco’s South Beach neighborhood.


Google Announces Plan for 40-Acre CA Site

Tech giant Google announced plans last week to develop a new 40-acre mixed-use project in Mountain View, California. The company also announced that it is working with Australia-based contra...


Denver Taps New Firm for Convention Center

The city of Denver has selected a new firm to finish the $233 million Colorado Convention Center Project. The expansion has been plagued with an alleged bid-rigging scheme for the past few y...


$1.97B Vegas Stadium Now Complete

Construction of Las Vegas’ $1.97 billion Allegiant Stadium is officially complete, according to general contractor joint venture Mortenson-McCarthy, which announced that it received a Certif...


University Designs Lighter, Greener Bridge

Recently, engineers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark, with COWI, have completed research on reducing materials used in suspension bridge d...


RI Bridge Connects Riverfront Parks

A decade after the City of Providence and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation headed a design competition, reports are again admiring the design of the Providence River Pedestrian ...


World’s First Double Helix Bridge Opens in Sydney

Although no ceremony could be hosted due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions, a world-first double helix dilating diameter bridge opened in Sydney, Australia, just last week.


Soo Lock Construction Kicks Off

Earlier this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officially kicked off construction efforts at the $922 million Soo Lock project in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.


Replacement Announced for Collapsed FIU Bridge

Last week, officials from Florida’s Department of Transportation announced that they would launching a bid process for the design and construction of a new “signature” bridge over Southwest ...


Army Corps Signs Off on Tulsa Levee Project

Announced at the end of last month, Army Corps of Engineers Lt. General Todd Semonite signed his “Chiefs Report,” giving the go-ahead to the Corps to begin working on the preconstruction eng...


Design Plans Revealed for Manchester Arena

For its first project located outside of the United States, sports and live entertainment company Oak View Group (Los Angeles), has recently revealed plans for a new 23,500-seat multi-purpos...


Waimea Dam Site Issues Inflate Cost

Officials at the Waimea Community Dam site in Lee Valley, New Zealand, have uncovered more issues at its construction site, which has in turn induced a cost blow out of roughly $25 million, ...


$463M MD Bridge to Begin Construction

Expected to begin this month, joint venture made up of Skanska (Stockholm, Sweden), Corman Kokosing Construction Co. (Annapolis Junction, Maryland) and McLean Contracting Co. (Glen Burnie, M...


Bridge Design Revealed for Sacramento

Last month, city and state officials from Sacramento, California unveiled the official bridge design a new crossing which will provide connection over the Sacramento Railyards and West Sacra...


Multiple Regulations Waived for Border Wall

On Thursday (Feb. 20), a waiver made by the Department of Homeland Security's Acting Director Chad Wolf went into effect, surrendering certain procurement laws as to expedite construction on...


Design Revealed for Wales Footbridge

Swansea artist Marc Rees, in collaboration with architecture firm ACME, revealed design plans for a new footbridge in Wales earlier this month.


Houston Ship Channel Bridge Construction Halted

The Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) announced earlier this month that it would be temporarily halting construction on the Sam Houston Tollway Ship Channel Bridge replacement projec...


FIGG Fired from $800M Harbor Bridge Project

Earlier this month, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) requested that joint venture Flatiron-Dragados LLC replace the $800 million U.S. 181 Harbor Bridge replacement project’s de...


NY Passes Design-Build Legislation

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ended 2019 with signing one more act into law—the New York City Public Work Investment Act, which authorizes some city agencies to use the design-build method for ...


Oscar Niemeyer Structure Almost Complete

Since his passing in 2012, Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer still has some final projects nearing completion. Most recently, it was announced that construction on the “Niemeyer Sphere,” in...


$1B New Orleans Terminal Opens

The City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Aviation Board announced the official opening of a new $1 billion terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) last month. ...


Amazon HQ2 Will Aim to Reach LEED Platinum

Almost a year to the date when Arlington, Virginia, was selected to be home to a new Amazon Headquarters (HQ2), Arlington officials are now requesting that the facility go beyond its intende...


Zaha Hadid Firm Reveals Rail Terminal, Bridge

After winning first place in a design competition launched by Rail Baltic Estonia, Zaha Hadid Architects (United Kingdom) has revealed renderings of the new terminal intended for the Rail Ba...


Renderings for Obama Presidential Center Revealed

New renderings of what will become the Obama Presidential Center were revealed by The Obama Foundation during the third annual Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago.


NY, NJ Approve $4.5B for Airport Projects

Last week, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's Board of Commissioners approved the investment of approximately $4.5 billion for projects that aim to accommodate the continued rec...


Skybridges to Connect Buenos Aires Towers

Earlier this month, Consultatio Real Estate and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP released renderings for a Buenos Aires-based waterfront office building, Catalinas Rio.


Wooden Bridge Installed Over Canadian River Valley

An innovative wooden pedestrian bridge, glass elevator and railway have been built in Edmonton, Alberta, in Canada. The $24 million attraction was designed by international architecture firm...


Beijing’s Daxing International Airport Opens

Just days before celebrating China’s 70th National Day, Chinese President Xi Jinping led the official inauguration of the Zaha Hadid-designed Daxing International Airport.


Proposals Shared for Poland-Based Airport

In developing plans for a new Poland-based airport, slated to be known as “Centralny Port Komunikacyjny” or the “Solidarity Transport Hub,” airport planners have solicited nine architecture ...


North America’s Tallest Wood Building Gets Taller

For what is slated to become the tallest wood building in North America, the city of Milwaukee Plan Commission and the Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee have unanimously approv...


MAD Architects Design Hyperloop

Beijing-based architecture firm MAD Architects has recently announced a collaboration project with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) for a new elevated transport system des...


Skyscraper Now Officially Seattle's Second Tallest

After two years of construction, the Rainier Square Tower has officially become Seattle’s second tallest skyscraper in the city. The $370 million tower is slated to top out later this month,...


Construction App Developed to ‘Save Lives’

A multimedia application has been developed by researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (Glasgow, Scotland) that will reportedly be able to save lives and reduce the number of injuries o...


$1.4B Chase Center Completed on Schedule

Earlier this month, joint venture Mortenson and Clark Construction Group announced the substantial competition of the $1.4 billion San Francisco Chase Center in a press release.


Renderings Reveal NBA Clippers’ $1B Arena

The National Basketball Association has recently revealed renderings of the new Los Angeles Clippers’ Inglewood, California-based arena through an official release.


Carbon-Neutral Museum Slated for Sweden

As a part of an international competition, Danish architecture firm COBE has been awarded for a new science center, planned to be built in the Swedish university city of Lund.


RFI Issued for $13B JFK Central Hub

Earlier this month, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a Request for Information made by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the design and development of JFK Central.


Hudson Yards Developer Plans Canada Project

Planned for downtown Toronto, Oxford Properties Group—the developer behind New York City’s Hudson Yards—is working on a C$3.5 billion ($2.7 billion) mixed-use complex.


$107M Contract Awarded for Rikers Island Project

Joint venture AECOM and Hill International have been recently awarded a $107.4 million contract by the New York Department of Design and Construction for the program and project management o...


DC Bridge Almost Halfway Complete

The new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, running over the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C., is halfway complete, according to reports. The structure is slated to open in 2021, costing ...


Architects Win Approval to Replace English Bridge

Knight Architects recently won the approval to build a replacement bridge over the River Eamont, located in England’s Village of Pooley Bridge, Cumbria.


Green Bridges to Connect New Headquarters

New York-based Steve Holl Architects have recently released design plans for new headquarters for genome machine intelligence company iCarbonX (Shenzhen, China).


Gehry Designs Warner Bros. HQ

Architect Frank Gehry of Gehry Partners has designed a set of office buildings for Warner Bros. future headquarters in Burbank, California.


NASA Names Space Habitat Finalists

The top three finalists for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge were announced just last week (March 28).


Army Corps Awards $712M Design-Build Contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Kansas City District has recently awarded a $712 million design-build contract for its new Next National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency West headquarters.


German Arena Design Reveals Green Roof

3XN Architects (Copenhagen, Denmark) has revealed its design for a new multipurpose arena in München, Germany, a plan that includes a green roof over the 673,000-square-foot structure.


Mud-Spraying Drone Helps Build Prototype

A French architect has come up with a new way to create low-cost emergency shelters with a bit of aerial help.


Judge Asked to Block Obama Center Construction

Several months after a lawsuit was filed to prevent city officials from authorizing construction of the $500 million, Chicago-based Obama Presidential Center, a federal judge is being asked ...


Nashville Airport Awards $144M Contract

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority awarded a $144 million piece of its $1.2 billion expansion plan to Cincinnati, Ohio-based Messer Construction late last month, marking the sixth ...


Theater Design Stretches PTFE Over Concrete

The theater Teatro Regional del Bíobío, located near the river in Concepción, Chile, once stood as an exposed concrete grid, but now, thanks to the winning design created by three architects...


Architects Complete Blue Lagoon Hotel

Iceland-based architecture firm Basalt Architects recently completed a 62-suite hotel at the Blue Lagoon resort, which is located within the UNESCO Global Geopark, home to a series of pools ...


Report Touts Growth of Design-Build Model

A new report issued by supporters of the design-build model suggests the procurement method may be on the rise in the coming years in the United States, owing to its reputation for shortenin...


London Financial District Skyscraper Approved

Hong Kong-based Lai Sun Development Company recently received approval for the construction of The Diamond, a 56-story tower in the heart of London's financial district. There has been oppos...


Report: Design-Build Use Growing in U.S.

While design-bid-build remains the most widely used project delivery method in the U.S., a new report indicates that design-build delivery—in which an owner works with a single entity for bo...


Tampa Bay Rays Propose $900M Stadium

On Tuesday, Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Rays revealed plans for a new 30,842-seat, $892 million stadium that serves, according to Stuart Sternberg, principal owner of the Rays since 20...


Olson Kundig Reveals Plans for Bob Dylan Center

Seattle-based architecture firm Olson Kundig recently revealed a proposal for the new Bob Dylan Center, to be located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in association with an archive of the musician’s bel...


Hudson Yard's Residential Tower Tops Out

The second tallest tower in the Hudson Yards development—35 Hudson Yards—has finally topped out at 1,009 feet, marking the latest milestone in the project. The building is the ninth tallest ...


Super-Skinny Triangle Skyscraper Proposed

DeciBel Architecture recently revealed plans for what could potentially become Melbourne’s tallest skyscraper—a 330-meter-tall (1,082-foot-tall) tower that would stand in a triangular plot r...


Firm Aims to Free Building Design via Elevators

A London architecture firm is researching ways to bend the rules when it comes to the structure of a skyscraper. The piece of the puzzle keeping innovation flatlined? Elevators.


Netherlands to Build 3D-Printed Houses

A new 3D-printed housing project, known as Project Milestone, is currently underway in the Netherlands, with some of the units going on the market as early as mid-2019.


Harvard Student Talks Rearrangeable Building

With the changing demands of architecture in mind, Harvard Graduate School of Design student Stanislas Chaillou proposed that today’s technology could help innovate spaces that adapt to need...


3D-Printed Cabin Made from Living Tiles

The Cabin of 3D Printed Curiosities, located in Oakland, California, and developed by 3D printing research studio Emerging Objects, features an exterior populated with 4,500 of two types—one...


Activists Trying to Stop $500M Obama Center

A federal lawsuit to prevent city officials from authorizing construction of the $500 million Obama Presidential Center, to be located in Chicago, was filed May 14, stemming from concerns ov...


Reinventing Cities Calls for Proposals

Global urban planning organization C40 Cities is in the home stretch of its call for proposals in its Reinventing Cities initiative, which aims to transform underutilized spaces into "resili...


UNStudio Design Accepted for Budapest Bridge

Dutch studio UNStudio was recently announced as the winner of a competition to design a multi-use bridge that is set to cross the Danube River in Budapest. The span will connect the Ujbuda a...


LEED-Certified Bookstore Houses More Than Books

The Williams College bookstore, located in Massachusetts, is more than just a space for books—with structure and furnishing design provided by architects CambridgeSeven, the LEED Platinum-ce...


Arctic Energy Neutral Hotel Set for Construction

Architecture design firm Snohetta recently released plans for an energy-positive hotel in the Arctic Circle, a ring-shaped structure that consumes 85 percent less energy than other contempor...


Turner Construction Wins $520M CA Contract

The California Department of General Services recently awarded Turner Construction with a $520 million design-build contract for its part of a $597 million project that will house the Califo...


David Bowie Installation Takes Over Subway Station

Images of iconic musician David Bowie have taken over a New York City subway station, acting as an extension of the exhibit “David Bowie Is,” currently being hosted at the Brooklyn Museum.


Chicago Boasts Frank Lloyd Wright-Themed Bar

For those looking for a strong drink and a way to commemorate Frank Lloyd Wright, they need look no further than the Prairie School bar in Chicago, which features a mixture of designs and el...


$1B Twin Tower Development Coming to Hollywood

Developer MP Los Angeles recently released plans to construct a $1 billion, twin tower complex for downtown Hollywood, marking the largest on-site affordable housing of any development in th...


Collapsible Skyscraper Wins Design Competition

The design for a collapsible skyscraper that could bring relief to disaster zones was recently announced as the winner of the eVolo Skyscraper Competition, an annual award presented by archi...


Progress Made on World's Tallest Statue

Construction is well underway for what will turn out to be the world’s tallest statue, located in India. As of last month, the Statue of Unity’s infrastructure has started taking its final s...


Frick Museum Selects Firm for $160M Reno

New York City’s Frick Collection has chosen a design from Selldorf Architects in what is to be the first significant renovation and expansion for its Upper East Side location in years.


Vatican Enters Venice's Architecture Biennale

The Vatican recently released details of the Holy See Pavilion for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, the Vatican’s first entry into the architecture fest...


NY State, City Talk Benefits of Design-Build

The design-build model, currently available only to certain authorities and agencies for public projects in New York state, is the topic of debate ahead of the state's April 1 budget deadlin...


NY State, City Talk Benefits of Design-Build

Talks around design-build authority in New York are heating up as the state’s budget deadline approaches, with proponents arguing that a design-build effort would streamline major projects t...


Norway Campus Features Seawater-Durable Panels

In a recently finished project, Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta consolidated six previously separate academic buildings for the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD), University o...


Prefab Backyard Pavilion Mimics Dragonfly Wings

For one insect-sensitive client looking to create a space for outdoor living and dining, New York-based CDR Studio Architects designed a prefabricated pavilion that let in light and ventilat...


$6B CA College Project Utilizing BIM

A project in California that’s considered the largest bond construction program in the U.S. has set a strict building information modeling mandate for any firm bidding on a part of the proce...


Ingels, Ratti Team Up on Singapore Skyscraper

Architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group has partnered with design firm Carlo Ratti Associati to design a 51-story skyscraper in Singapore’s financial district, which will feature a four-story ...


PBS Show Features Recently Topped Zaha Hadid Tower

To celebrate Miami’s One Thousand Museum Tower’s recent topping out, the PBS documentary series “Impossible Builds” has featured the Zaha Hadid creation on a recent episode.


Sherwin-Williams Opens Student Design Contest

The Sherwin-Williams Company recently detailed this year’s Student Design Challenge and opened the contest to submissions.


Tokyo Plans World's Tallest Wooden Skyscraper

Tokyo will be home to the world’s tallest timber skyscraper by 2041, according to reports, which will also mark the 350th anniversary of Japanese developer Sumitomo Forestry Co. Ltd, the com...


Swedish Bridge Connects Pedestrians with the Water

A new bridge in Kalix, Sweden, will both span the local Kalix River and act as a space for passing foot traffic to engage with the river below, while also providing protection for pedestrian...


Donut-Shaped Apartment Building Opens

A former Domino sugar site in New York has been made all the sweeter with the completion of a donut-shaped apartment building, the first structure to open at the 325 Kent location. Leasing i...


$1B CA Arena Nears Top Off

With the first game for San Francisco's $1 billion Golden State Warriors' Chase Center slated for 20 months from now, construction is moving along at a timely pace, but the Warriors have fai...


Frida Escobedo Tapped for 2018 Serpentine Pavilion

This year’s prestigious Serpentine Pavilion will be designed by Mexico City-based architect Frida Escobedo. The announcement, made late last week, noted that Escobedo is the youngest designe...


Darkest Building on Earth Opens at Olympics

London-based architect Asif Khan has unveiled his latest creation: the darkest building on Earth. The “Hyundai Pavilion,” designed for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018 in South Korea, is...


'A House to Die In' Creates Norwegian Controversy

A behind-the-scenes look at a controversial building proposal in Norway was recently put on display as plans for the project face an uphill battle to approval.


Scotland House Uses Range of Material, Spatial Style

In the latest project by London-based architecture firm Hanson Architects, a traditional home was essentially flipped, setting bedrooms on the ground floor and the living room on the first, ...


ALDOT Announces Mobile Bridge Short List

Just days after announcing that preliminary pile-driving is set to begin on the Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project, the Alabama Department of Transportation announced the three joint ven...


Mobile Bridge Pile Work to Begin

Work on the long-planned Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project, involving the construction of a new bridge in Mobile, Alabama, and the expansion of the “Bayway” across Mobile Bay, will begi...


Woman Starts LEGO Brick Replica Business

A New York woman has created a business brick by LEGO brick.


Firm Designs Crystal Rock-Style Facade

Esslingen, Germany, will be home to a new mixed-use office building with an aesthetic twist: the exterior will feature a distinct “crystal rock” facade and a hollowed-out, pixelated core.


Harvard to Run Free Architecture Course Again

The Harvard Graduate School of Design recently announced that it will be again providing a free online course on the fundamentals of architecture in 2018. The start date, however, has yet to...


3-D Printed Heart to be Opened in Times Square

Love lives in Times Square, and it’s taken the shape of the world’s largest Fresnel lens, a public installation that was made to look like a heart to celebrate Valentine’s Day.


Air-Purifying Tower Removes Pollutants

What has been dubbed the “world’s biggest air purifier” is making a positive impact on air quality and pollution, according to preliminary studies.


Storytelling Igloo Teaches Children About Architecture

Aberrant Architecture recently collaborated with five north London schools and local arts center Artsdepot to create an igloo-shaped installation that served as both a way to get young peopl...


China Boasts World's Tallest Ice Structure

China is now home to the world’s tallest ice shell structure. Students from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and the Harbin Institute of Technology have worked to erect the 100.1-fe...


Firms Hired for Obama Center, Renderings Released

An updated design for the Obama Presidential Center was released late last week, arriving on the heels of the announcement that a collective of diverse construction firms had been hired to t...


Designer Puts (Literal) Twist on PA Addition

When New York-based designer Tom Givone was approached about an extension on an old farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania, he had a unique request on his hands.


Glass Christmas Tree Designed for Hotel

Hong Kong’s Upper House Hotel is celebrating the holiday season with a unique installation—a glass Christmas tree composed of handmade elements and brass fittings.


AIA Innovation Awards Recipients Announced

The American Institute of Architects recently announced the recipients of its Innovation Awards, a program that the organization says aims to highlight collaboration between design and const...


Hudson Yards' Vessel Structure Tops Out In NYC

The center piece of New York City’s Hudson Yards construction topped out last week, eight months after construction began in April.


CA's First Cable-Stayed Bridge Tops Out

The first cable-stayed bridge to be built in California reached a milestone Tuesday (Dec. 5) with the topping-out of its two 515-foot-tall towers.


Pavilion Made With 30,000 Chocolates

Italian architecture firm Carlo Ratti Associati has taken a cue from Willy Wonka—by building a pavilion composed entirely of chocolate.


Florida Hard Rock Hotel Will Be Giant Guitar

With the traditional ritual of smashing a few guitars, Seminole Tribe leaders and Hard Rock International representatives marked the unveiling of the $1.5 billion expansion of the Seminole H...


Architects Create Pavilion of Old Bedsprings

A temporary pavilion made of old bedsprings was raised to act as an art installation and a home for other works, which are all part of the Dubai Design Week program.


Olympic Park Design Will Include Blackest Black

A designer working on the Olympic park for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea has said that he will be using Vantablack—the world's blackest black—to emulate the night sky for visitors ...


Revised DC Bridge Design Questioned by Panel

The recently released new design for Washington D.C.’s Frederick Douglass Bridge was created to answer critics of the “uninspired” first draft, but the federal agency that oversees the Distr...


Swiss Researchers Develop Ultra-Thin Concrete Roof

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH) have developed a new form of curved, thin roofing that can produce solar power.


Art Installation Features Dissolving Bricks

An art installation off the coast of South Korea aims to illustrate how materials can interact with nature and how rain can literally wash everything away.


LEGO Releases Massive Taj Mahal Kit

LEGO has announced the rerelease of its Taj Mahal building block set, which features one more block than the original and continues to hold its place as the second largest LEGO set of all ti...


Festival Uses 7,000 Pumpkins for Art Installation

An annual Halloween art installation festival is celebrating its 13th season with bigger and better pieces, constructed of more than 7,000 pumpkins.


Man Builds Diagon Alley Replica in His Driveway

To celebrate Halloween, a man in Seattle has constructed a replica of Diagon Alley—the fictitious shopping area of Harry Potter fame—in his driveway, much to the appreciation of his kids as ...


Plans Revealed for Europe's First Underwater Restaurant

Europe will be getting its first underwater restaurant, slated to be featured in southern Norway and doing double duty as both fine dining and a research opportunity.


UK Holocaust Memorial Designer Revealed

The winner of the United Kingdom’s Holocaust Memorial International Design Competition was announced Tuesday (Oct. 24) revealing the monument that will stand next to the House of Parliament ...


Australian Home Features Zinc Fireproofing

In 2006, prize-winning architect Glenn Murcutt was commissioned to design a house for a family with three children; now, the house is up for sale, promising both privacy and unobstructed acc...


Crews Break Ground on Canada's Tallest Building

Construction on Canada’s future tallest building has begun, according to a press release issued by architecture firm Foster + Partners, which designed the 85-story project.


Bucket Installation Makes Waves into Canada

One Bucket at a Time, the flexible, temporary pavilion that drew attention at Mexico’s architecture event Mextropoli 2017, has since moved to Canada, where the design team breathed some new ...


Tree House Spirals With Sun Pattern

Famed chef Frank Prisinzano wanted his Floridian vacation home to allow him to enjoy nature, but with a bit of privacy, so architect Christian Wassmann came up with a solution.


Bjarke Ingels Tapped for Mars City Design

For scientists, going to Mars might soon be as simple as visiting the Middle East. The government of Dubai recently released plans for the Mars Science City project, tapping the Bjarke Ingel...


Architecture Festival Unveils 99-Domed Mosque

In the west end of Sydney, a new mosque has shouldered its way into the skyline, a structure that includes both brutalist and religious elements in its design.


Design Plan Unveiled for New Rangers Field

The saying, “Everything’s bigger in Texas” will ring true once again with the construction of the Texas Rangers new home, Globe Life Field.


Heatherwick Turns Silo into Museum

Last Friday marked the opening of Africa’s largest home for modern art, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, a project in which designer Thomas Heatherwick had his work cut out for h...


Mercedes-Benz Stadium Opens Roof for First Time

After a construction schedule that put crews right up against the stadium’s opening on Aug. 26, Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium hosted its first events with its roof open last weekend.


IKEA Lab Creates Algae-Producing Pavilion

In a move to promote sustainable living through algae, an IKEA innovation lab erected a temporary bioreactor dome, which was designed to produce a nutrient-rich food option and foster conver...


Boston Taps Frank Gehry for New Museum

Legendary architect Frank Gehry has signed on to help design a new museum of architecture and railroads in Boston, but the plans are not yet set in stone.


Architect Wins Design Contest with Looping Towers

With the inclusion of a running track and a pool, Milan-based architect Peter Pichler’s design for an apartment complex in the Netherlands will act as both a hub for health and social activi...


Stone-Inspired Skyscrapers Take Shape in Beijing

Beijing’s Chaoyang Park Plaza is nearly complete after the environment-inspired structure topped out more than two years ago.


VIDEO: Roof Completed at Madrid Stadium

Madrid’s new soccer stadium, which is slated to open in a few weeks, now has a completed roof as shown by time lapse video released by the construction company on the project.


Pavilion of Buckets Crests in Mexico City

A wave of buckets crested in Mexico City earlier this year, acting as a temporary installation to inspire residents to reclaim public spaces.


LEGO House Gears Up for Sept. Opening

Denmark’s new immersive LEGO experience is slated to open Sept. 28, and workers are down to the finishing touches as shown by new drone footage released by the company.


ALDOT Moves Forward with Mobile Bridge

The Alabama Department of Transportation announced Monday (Aug. 28) that it is moving forward with plans for a new Mobile River bridge that could cost upwards of $1 billion, and the agency i...


Riverside Pavilion Lights Up Leisure

For just a matter of weeks, two-color pavilion highlights the shore of the River Thames, providing a space for dining and entertainment that brings lively socializing back into an industry-d...


'Cloud' Terminal Dots Japanese Island

The passenger ship terminal for a Japanese island looks as if it’s about to float away, built to look like a cloud, but it’s grounded in reality with a wooden support system and fiber-reinfo...


$1B Gehry Project Files Building Permits

The $1 billion, Frank Gehry-designed mixed-use project slated for downtown Los Angeles has filed building permits.


Jenga Tower Reshaping Austin Skyline

A project billed as “the tallest residential tower west of the Mississippi” is taking shape and slowly impacting the skyline of Austin, Texas.


Glass Sphere Built for Expo Posed Challenge

A sphere of glass on the skyline of Astana acts as a beacon for Kazakhstan’s Future Energy expo, epitomizing the aesthetic of innovative days ahead.


Earthworm-Inspired Pavilion Created for Festival

The earthworm isn't often associated with a concert venue, but an architecture firm was challenged to bring that connection to life for a festival in Latvia.


Preview Released for CA (W)rapper Tower

A new video has been released detailing the long-anticipated commercial high-rise in Los Angeles that was first conceived in 1999.


$441 Million DC Bridge Design Unveiled

Residents of Washington D.C. have gotten their first look at what the new Frederick Douglass Bridge will look like when it opens, and a timeline for the project, the largest ever taken on by...


Dissolving Church Plays on Sight Lines

A church made of steel dissolves from sight, and the secret lies in its construction.


OKC Oculus Provides Center of Multifamily Home

Oklahoma City is getting its own moon—or, rather, a moon-shaped oculus that will be front and center for a new multifamily housing unit in the city’s Midtown neighborhood.


Spanish Festival Presents Pavilion Supported by Orgami

Architects Manuel Bouzas Cavada, Manuel Barcala and Ciara Alvarez Garci designed an innovative, temporary pavilion for Logrono, Spain’s Concentrico festival, using a tactic similar to that o...


Shed to Expand on NYC's Skyline

New York City will be the home of a new center for artistic expression and invention.


French Architects Create White Mesh Tower

A white wire mesh tower graced the skies of Lyons’ inaugural festival of architecture.


Plans Released for Stone Structure in London

More plans have been released detailing the proposal of a load-bearing stone structure in London’s Hampstead neighborhood.


Inflatable Steel Method Creates Pavilion

Polish architect and designer Oskar Zieta’s latest project—the NAWA pavilion, part of Poland’s European Capital of Culture celebration—was recently unveiled.


Parthenon Made of Banned Books

The Parthenon has a temporary twin—and it’s made out of censored books.


New Apple Store Gets 'MacBook Roof'

Eagle-eyed Chicago residents recently got a glimpse of the final touches on the new Apple store’s roof—and it looked familiar.


Architect Sues Over Alleged Stolen Design

The president of Qube Architecture LLC, Jeehoon Park, has accused major architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP of falsely claiming design credit for the 104-story One World Trade C...


Watch NY's 'Jenga Tower' Stand

The 60-story skyscraper in New York’s Tribeca (the tallest in the neighborhood) is nicknamed “the jenga building” with good reason—the tower is made of endless exposed concrete with varying ...


Build the Guggenheim Museum with Legos

Those who love the Guggenheim Museum can build their own replica of the iconic building at home, thanks to Lego.


Exhibits, Events Salute Wright's 150th Birthday

A series of special events, exhibits and tours will be held worldwide as celebrations mark the sesquicentennial of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth.


Facade Fashioned from Black Plastic Chairs

A Czech architecture studio devised a novel way to supply the cladding for a repurposed car showroom.


Luxury Towers Boast Eco-Friendly Design

A new residential development from London-based Zaha Hadid Architects melds luxury living with an environmentally friendly design.


Sprawling NYC Project Features Interactive 'Vessel'

Needing a landmark to punctuate the sprawl of the biggest private real-estate project ever conceived, London-based Heatherwick Studio created a structure that its architects envisioned as “a...


Rain Causes One-Year Delay for CA Stadium

The opening for the new home of the National Football League’s Los Angeles Rams and Chargers in Inglewood, California, has been pushed back one year because rain has wreaked havoc on the con...


Apple's Glass Spaceship Has Landed

Apple’s new headquarters—Apple Park—started filling up with the first of its 12,000 employees last month, and the Cupertino, California, “spaceship” is officially open.


Winning Miami Bridge Design Fosters Dissent

A Florida State Department of Transportation panel followed 90 minutes of ardent, sometimes contentious public input by choosing a contractor for an $800 million reconstruction of Interstate...


Framing Method Eschews Construction Trappings

A framing method developed by the Clemson University School of Architecture in South Carolina has spurred construction projects that don’t require skilled labor, power tools or nails.


Obama Complex Boasts Library, Other Amenities

Saying he wants his presidential library to be part of a “living thing,” former President Barack Obama unveiled plans for a three-building complex in Chicago, Illinois.


Gordie Howe Bridge Phase Two Prep Begins

Detroit’s proposed Gordie Howe International Bridge will be under construction by summer 2018, and the last contracts for the preparation of the Canadian side of the span have been issued, a...


Beijing Civic Center Will Have Ski Slope Roof

By 2020 Beijing will have a new ski slope. On the roof of its civic center, that is.


Geneva Office Building Features Distinctive Facade

The vision for Giovanni Vaccarini Architects’ latest project was clear, even if the view of the facade enveloping the group’s newest building isn’t.


A'17 Kicks Off 3-Day Event

A’17, the American Institute of Architects’ Conference on Architecture, is underway at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando and will go through Saturday (April 29).


Asteroid-Tethered Structure Is Ultimate High-Rise

You would have to buy a spacesuit, because your residence would be at an elevation of 32,000 meters (105.000 feet). Step outside, and you would be in a near-vacuum. The temperature would be ...


Dubai Developer Offers Underwater Villas

For the prospective homeowner whose finances are going swimmingly, a Dubai developer is offering villas that offer a decidedly different perspective.


First Gaudí-designed House to Open as Museum in Barcelona

Beginning this fall, Barcelona's Casa Vicens will be open to the public in museum form. The building was, until recently, a residential or private space for over 100 years, and is notable fo...


Philly Museum Begins Gehry's Nearly $200M Renovation

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has begun “unclogging its arteries” with the recent groundbreaking of the Core Project—a $196 million plan that will add a grand total of 90,000 square feet to...


Construction Begins on First Hyperloop Capsule

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is one step closer to making the newest mode of transportation a reality after announcing late last month that it has begun construction on the world’s ...


TX Bridge to be Longest Cable-Stayed in US

Initial construction activities have begun on what will be the longest cable-stayed bridge in the United States upon its completion in 2020.


Scientists Knit Together a Tower

Researchers from Copenhagen, Denmark, have made the case that strong architectural structures do not have to be made out of hard materials such as concrete or steel.


Frank Gehry to Teach MasterClass

The famed Frank Gehry will teach his first online class this spring on the platform MasterClass.


Architect Turns Cement Factory into Castle

Architect Ricardo Bofill’s first encounter with the cement factory was in 1973, when he set out to make the abandoned structure his home.


Study Tallies Bird Deaths at Glass Stadium

A new informal study conducted by three conservation groups has found that the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is as deadly to birds as people feared.


US Seeks Contractors for Border Wall

The federal government has begun the process of soliciting contractors for the design and construction of a border wall between the United States and Mexico, a pillar of President Donald J. ...


Delicious Design: Architects or Pastry Chefs?

It’s becoming more and more common for architects to add pastries to their portfolios, particularly in the form of cakes. And chocolate. Japanese design house Nendo, architects Dinara Kasko ...


China Next Up in Vertical Forest Trend

Italian architect Stefano Boeri has been giving new meaning to the phrase “concrete jungle” for years, and he just added a new destination to his list of cities destined for vertical forestr...


$2.7B Bridge Moves Forward in BC

A multibillion-dollar bridge project near Vancouver will move forward, after an environmental review requested by local officials was waived by the Canadian government.


LA Metro to Pay I-405 Contractor $300M

The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority will pay nearly $300 million more to the contractor on a highway-widening project that took five years and already cost more than twice its ori...


Paint Disposal, Project Procedures at Issue

The Texas Department of Transportation is facing scrutiny on two fronts this month: improper paint disposal in one of its districts and a state audit suggesting that its design-build program...


Assessing Project Disputes

While the cost and time devoted to resolving construction disputes is rising in some parts of the world, the United States stands out as the only global region achieving a decrease in those ...


Merger Targets Water Infrastructure

Engineering, consulting, and design services firm Stantec is planning to extend its worldwide reach in water resources infrastructure with the acquisition of MWH Global Inc.


Boat Design Coasts into First Place

A Houston-based architectural and public art firm came out on top in the recent San Antonio International River Barge Design Competition.


CA ‘Bullet Train’ Wins Judge’s Ruling

Long in the works, California’s high-speed rail project has gotten the green light to proceed as planned following a state superior court judge’s dismissal of a five-year-old lawsuit intende...


Firm Brings New Meaning to ‘Blowing up a Bridge’

You’ll find a lot of photos of bridges on social media channels, including those that are awe-inspiring, under construction, being imploded or historically significant.


Hot Temps Ruin Cool Bridge

A team of students working to construct an ice bridge in Finland were building with strength in mind, but this week, the one thing that they couldn’t control brought an end to the project: a...


New Bridge Plan Replaces L.A. River Icon

Architect Michael Maltzan’s new “Ribbon of Light” bridge has big shoes to fill to become a new Los Angeles landmark.


Firm Tapped for US High-Speed Rail Build

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has identified the likely contract winner for the next construction phase of the first high-speed rail (HSR) system in the United States.


Sneak Peek of New MI Bridge Revealed

Residents of Detroit, MI, and Windsor, Ontario, are beginning to look forward to the new Gordie Howe International Bridge as new details of its design are revealed.


Design Charity Manager Admits Theft

A former office manager of a global architectural charity organization has pleaded guilty to charges of fraud and false accounting.


TX Town Seeks River Craft Innovation

The City of San Antonio is launching an international design competition to reinterpret its “river barge” vessels for the city’s upcoming 300th anniversary.


Bay Bridge Awarded Top Honor

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge New East Span was recently named the 2015 Outstanding Structure by the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE).


New NY Bridge Rises above Water

Work on the $4 billion new Tappan Zee Bridge, also known as the New NY Bridge, hit the halfway mark in construction earlier this month.


Weather Study to Aid Building Design

What may be the longest-range weather forecast ever predicted will be used to help building designers better create structures that are able to withstand Mother Nature’s fluctuating changes.


Tower Lets There Be Light Down Below

A global architecture firm has unveiled a design concept to help solve a dark problem in London.


PA Awards 558-Bridge Project

And the winner of an $899 million design-build contract to replace 558 Pennsylvania bridges in three years is... Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners, comprised of the Plenary Group, The Walsh Gr...


High-Stakes Decision is No Simple Call

Choosing a project delivery system for bridge or tunnel construction can be a multimillion-dollar decision. So which one is best?


Project Systems: 1 Size Doesn’t Fit All

Design-build may dominate the buzz in construction project delivery, but it is not the "best" system. Then again, neither are its chief alternatives: traditional design-bid-build and the les...


Report: 6 Ways to Rebuild America

Fresh thinking, modern technology and, of course, money are the tools that could revive America's crumbling infrastructure, according to a new report.


Green Challenge: Making People Care

New ideas to generate public interest in green building could be worth $10,000 and hold the seeds of a new global strategy.


 
 
   

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