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Coop Himmelb(l)au’s design for the Flying Garden Tower will define the new Frankfurt Airport district.


The designs for the Flying Garden Tower project, released by Coop Himmelb(l)au will form part of the Gateways Gardens district in Frankfurt, Germany. The building will be located in the urban district development Gateways Gardens that is part of Frankfurt Airport City, one of Europe’s main transportation hubs. With its outstanding profile and polygonal shape, the Flying Garden Tower is a 67 m tall building, easily recognisable from any part of Frankfurt Airport... more

Richard Martinet of Affine Design realises an innovative structure of ephemeral architecture


The architect Richard Martinet of Affine Design, following the wishes of the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, has designed an ensemble of five pavilions located between Avenue de la Costa and Place du Casino, at the heart of Monte-Carlo, Monaco. The project is consecutive to major work on two historic buildings, as part of the urban development of the Place du Casino; The Hôtel de Paris (1864), now restored and embellished by Martinet himself, and the Sporting d’Hiver (1931) will be replaced in 2018 with three... more

Centre aims to raise awareness of both natural and cultural heritage


Designs for the Ang Trapeang Thmor interpretation centre, a new hub for Eco-tourism in northern Cambodia have been revealed. The Royal Government of Cambodia, along with Building Trust International (BTI) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), confirmed construction works are due to commence next year. It will house eco-sustainable activities for Cambodian tourism, as well as being a reflection on the past atrocities of the Khmer Rouge period. The project aims to showcase the varied wildlife the country has to offer and it will act as a... more

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Date Project Description
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17/06/14 Urban Skyfarm Brooklyn-based firm wins recognition with ambitious Urban Skyfarm concept for Seoul 
17/06/14 Hankook Technodome Hankook Tire embarks on expansion with R&D facility designed by Foster + Partners 
17/06/14 RMIT Vietnam, Academic Building 2 Pentago Spowers expands Saigon South Campus to support international demand 
13/06/14 Brick House LETH & GORI use one key building material to create a house to last for five generations 
12/06/14 Phoenix Towers Interdependent 1km towers blend Western technology with Chinese tradition & culture 
12/06/14 InsectCity and the BuzzBuilding  
11/06/14 The Vibeeng School Low energy class 1 school completed in Haslev by Arkitema Architects 
11/06/14 Cloud Computing Park Interlocking modular buildings form resilient IT Park in affluent Chinese city of Karamay 
06/06/14 Zhejiang University School of Management Zhejiang University School of Management reflects changing attitudes to learning 
04/06/14 Mariners Harbor Library  
04/06/14 Heathrow Terminal 2 Heathrow Terminal 2 opens at 10% capacity for three weeks as part of staged launch 
03/06/14 Port of Kinmen Passenger Service Center Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects takes third place in Port of Kinmen competition 
30/05/14 Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre Atelier COLE and BTI complete kiosk at Bear Rescue Centre during two-week workshop 
29/05/14 Marbella Indian design firm takes inspiration from Spanish city for residential community 
29/05/14 Osteopathie praktijk Roosendaal zone zuid architecten blends contrasting materials in Osteopathie praktijk Roosendaal 
28/05/14 Goboats Terminal  
27/05/14 Coelux New Italian invention brings daylight to the windowless room 
15/05/14 Italian Pavilion for 2015 Milan Expo Nemesi & Partner, Proger Spa, Bms Progetti Srl and Livio De Santoli design only permanent