The Chinese architecture firm MAD has completed the Absolute Towers after six long years of planning and construction. Located in the city of Mississauga in Ontario, the two towers stand at about 492 and 557 feet, respectively. Apartments are located on each oval-shaped floor and the levels are rotated gradually to give the towers that unique curvy outline.
The architectural designs of Zaha Hadid are renowned for their futuristic curves that evoke images of alien spaceships. But what would her mind come up with if challenged to place a new structure in the already futuristic confines of Tokyo? The answer is the new centerpiece for Japan's Olympics 2020 bid.
Many of us live in places with extreme seasonal temperature changes. How well your house stands up to the weather plays a role in your comfort level throughout the year. What if there was a house that could change shape to accommodate different weather conditions, time changes, sunrise, sunset, and everything else?
The Belgian capital of Brussels is taking a non-traditional approach to its Christmas tree this year. An 82-foot-tall architectural sculpture has replaced the traditional fir in Brussels' central square.
There are a lot of new building projects in China right now, but this one might get extra attention since it resembles a portal.
Chinese architecture firm MAD, which we've seen some truly crazy designs from, has announced plans for a series of buildings nestled in the Huangshan Mountains of eastern China. MAD used the surrounding natural beauty as inspiration for their building design, so they have a very organic appeal that fits in nicely with the terrain.
Mauro Turin's architecture studio has designed a museum to celebrate the Swiss wine region of Lavaux — it's cantilevered on the side of a mountain.
Pixar, a company that Steve Jobs heavily invested in, served as Chief Executive for and eventually sold to Disney, has named its new headquarters in his memory. A Pixar employee tweeted the photo you see here on Wednesday.
The Shard in London became Europe's tallest skyscraper back in July and now, on November 1, Moscow's Mercury City Tower topped out and stole the coveted position by a mere 95 feet (1,112 feet compared to The Shard's 1,017 feet). Moscow is already home to the largest number of highrises in Europe and Mercury City joins four other buildings in Russia to make up half of the ten tallest on the continent.
This is a terrible, terrible idea. It is, or rather could be, a bridge in Paris (called "A Bridge in Paris") that's made of inflatable tubing and three giant interconnected trampolines. It'll never happen, because people would sue the berets off of anyone who put it up for the injuries that would ensue, but wow, I want this to be real.