The Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo could soon be replicated in both real space and the metaverse, as its original architect Kisho Kurokawa’s studio is auctioning the rights to rebuild it. Tokyo-based Kisho Kurokawa Architect and Associates (KKAA) and Japanese investment company Laetoli are currently selling the rights to reconstruct the tower on OpenSea –
As summer continues in the northern hemisphere, we’ve curated a lookbook of lush gardens with private swimming pools that are perfect for cooling off in balmy weather. Outdoor pools have existed for centuries, but it wasn’t until the 1950s that they became a household staple for many people living in warmer climates. Today they can
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The mirrored megacity planned for the Saudi Arabian desert will set a new standard for life in urban areas and be net-zero over its lifetime, argues developer Neom’s executive director for urban planning Tarek Qaddumi in this exclusive interview. “We see The Line as a unique opportunity to set a new benchmark for combining prosperity,
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Viewers can explore both the inside and the outside of the newly-opened Taipei Performing Arts Center by Dutch studio OMA in this drone video, produced by Shephotoerd Co. Photography. Opened to the public on 7 August, the Taipei Performing Arts Center is a 59,000-square-metre cultural venue in Taiwan that incorporates three unique theatres. The auditoriums
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The landmark Taipei Performing Arts Center by Dutch architecture studio OMA has officially opened to the public in Taiwan, nine years later than originally planned. Occupying a site next to Taipei’s popular Shilin Night Market, the 59,000-square-metre performance venue was opened by the city’s mayor, Ko Wen-je, on Sunday 7 August. Taipei Performing Arts Center
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An open-air platform for meditation is elevated above the treetops at Zenbo Seinei, a wooden retreat that Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban has completed on Awaji Island in Japan. Nestled amongst trees on the island’s north side, the meditation retreat is aimed at tourists seeking space for self-reflection, healthy eating and mindfulness. Shigeru Ban
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Dutch studio MVRDV has begun construction on a mixed-use building in Tirana, Albania, which it has modelled on a bust of the country’s prominent historical figure Gjergj Kastrioti. The 85-metre-tall Skanderbeg Building, known formally as Tirana’s Rock, was designed by MVRDV to double as “a figurative sculpture” of Kastrioti. Kastrioti was a military commander known
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Plants and polished-metal staircases will animate the exterior of the MoLo entrance building and multi-storey car park that Chinese studio MAD is designing for a neighbourhood near Milan, Italy. The MoLo, otherwise known as the Mobility and Logistic hub, will be built on the western boundary of the Milano Innovation District (MIND) – a neighbourhood dedicated to
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Australian studio Kennon is designing a commercial office tower in Melbourne called 550 Spencer that will feature more than 1,000 glass-like solar panels across its facade. Set to complete in 2024, the eight-storey tower’s facade will harness sunlight to produce “50 times more electricity than a standard rooftop solar panel system” used in residential projects.
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Architecture studio Arney Fender Katsalidis has released visuals of a proposed 60-storey-skyscraper named 55 Bishopsgate for a site close to Foster + Partners’ Gherkin in the City of London. Designed by Arney Fender Katsalidis (AFK Studios) for the western edge of a cluster of skyscrapers in the City of London, the building would become one of the
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