Architecture

February 27, 2022

Ambitious ‘1,000 Trees’ Architectural Development Creates Its Own Microclimate in Shanghai

The latest project by British design and architecture firm Heatherwick Studio doesn’t look like other mixed-use developments. Sometimes compared to the fabled Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Shanghai’s 1,000 Trees pairs contemporary mixed-use programming with massive pillars elevating trees at different levels. The designers describe it as two forest-capped mountains emerging from the waterfront in Shanghai. The first phase of this ambitious plan is now open to the public.

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February 20, 2022

University Building Helps To Beat the Heat With a Cool, Easily Accessible Green Roof

The latest project from Sanjay Puri Architects is the building you wish you had on your own college campus. Designed for Prestige University in the Indian city of Indore, the new academic building is defined by a green roof that steps down five floors to meet the ground. Each modular square of green roof is accessible and can be used by students and faculty to study or relax outside.

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February 18, 2022

Disney Is Developing Its Own Residential Communities You Can Live In All Year Round

If you've ever visited Disneyland and felt like you could live forever in its pristine, family-friendly environment, you now have the chance to do just that. Storyliving by Disney is designing vibrant communities “infused with [Disney's] special brand of magic.”  Run by the company's theme-park division, these residential communities will incorporate the world-class hospitality that Disney is known for.

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February 12, 2022

Futuristic Office Pod Offers a Stylish Way To Separate Work From Home

As working from home has become the norm, many have realized the need for a dedicated office area. If you want this type of space but don't have room for it within your house, it may be time to look for outside solutions. Workstation Cabin by Hello Wood is a prefabricated home office that is perfect for people with backyards and can be installed in just two days.

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