Tag: architecture

tulip_tower

Tulip Skyscraper Could Change London Skyline

August 01, 2019

The Tulip tower could change the skyline of London, England, in a big way. The City of London Planning Committee gave the green light to the controversial high-rise tower in the shape of a tulip which, when completed, could be the tallest building in London and the second-tallest in Western Europe. Opponents of the plan […]

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Toronto Skyline

Toronto Skyline Thrusting Higher

July 01, 2019

Eighty new mixed-use and residential skyscraper projects are in various stages of development in Toronto’s already crowded skyline, which will more than double the number of tall buildings in the city upon completion, according to research by Point2 Homes. Toronto already has 60 completed skyscrapers (buildings exceeding 150 meters or 492 feet in height), ranking […]

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V&A Dundee

Design Museum Launched in Scotland

July 01, 2019

The V&A Dundee, shortlisted for the Art Fund Museum of the Year for 2019, was opened in September 2018 in Dundee, Scotland, and is helping to energize the waterfront on the Firth of Tay with its ship-like design. Japanese architect Kengo Kuma envisioned the design museum as two inverted pyramids creating an archway and melded […]

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Seminole Hard Rock Café Hotel & Casino Shaped Like a Guitar

May 02, 2019

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is under construction in Hollywood, Florida, and promises to be an iconic building. The guitar-shaped tower will cost $1.5 billion and include a new Hard Rock Live theater, 638 hotel rooms in the guitar tower, 168 rooms in the pool tower, a 10-acre lagoon-style pool, 30 new restaurants, […]

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London Centre for Music from down the street

New Music Centre Planned for London

May 02, 2019

Concept designs for the London Centre for Music have been released by Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R). The preferred site for the world-class venue is currently occupied by the Museum of London, but will become available after the museum moves to a larger site at West Smithfield. Local authorities have recently backed the next phase […]

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waterfall

World’s Tallest Man-Made Waterfall Architecture to Be Built in Brisbane, Australia

April 01, 2019

A 118-meter- (387-ft.-) high waterfall will cascade the full height of the western elevation of a planned apartment building in Brisbane, Australia. The building, dubbed simply “Waterfall,” was designed by Koichi Takada Architects for developer Aria Property Group and will feature 216 residential apartments on Hope Street South in Brisbane. Water will start off the […]

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concert hall

Ural Philharmonic Concert Hall to Mimic Sound Waves

December 01, 2018

Zaha Hadid Architects has won a competition to design the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The venue will contain a 1600-seat concert hall and a smaller 400-seat chamber music hall. “Echoing the physical aspects of sound waves, the design of the new philharmonic concert hall is based on the properties of musical sound […]

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