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Energy efficient travel center in Västerås, Sweden

Energy efficient travel center in Västerås, Sweden

Brief  Bjarke Ingels Group has revealed plans for a new travel center in Västerås, Sweden. The project will host the city's transport infrastructure services under an eye-catching roof that also integrates sustainability features like solar power.    ...

Studio Gang’s One Hundred Tower

Studio Gang’s One Hundred Tower

Brief  Work has finally been completed on Studio Gang's One Hundred tower. The remarkable residential high-rise is defined by an angled exterior that juts outward, creating balcony spaces for some of the residents and maximizing daylight and views inside.  ...

Building Lighter Structures with Inspiring of an Ancient Method

Building Lighter Structures with Inspiring of an Ancient Method

Brief  Cyclopean concrete construction, which draws inspiration from an ancient building method that put together large rocks without mortar, can be used in tandem with modern techniques to create structures with lighter load-bearing requirements. Architect Jesus...

An Ambitious Megatall Skyscraper in Saint Petersburg, Russia

An Ambitious Megatall Skyscraper in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Brief  UK firm Kettle Collective has unveiled plans for an ambitious megatall skyscraper that could become the world's second-tallest if realized. Envisioned for Saint Petersburg, Russia, the twisting tower would reach a dizzying height of 703 m.   Insight China...

Engineers Examine New Roadway Solutions

Engineers Examine New Roadway Solutions

Brief  Sensors that reveal when newly poured road concrete can be opened to traffic are just one way engineers at Purdue University are looking to improve durability and road work efficiency. Other methods include the use of self-healing and less carbon-intensive...

Swimming Across 100-ft-high Sky Pool

Swimming Across 100-ft-high Sky Pool

Brief  Following news of a vertigo-inducing infinity pool in New York City, London now boasts its own one-of-a-kind swimming pool. This one goes even further though, as visitors are invited to swim between two high-rise buildings in a clear acrylic box.   Insight...

Placing of Graphene-enhanced Concrete Slab in England

Placing of Graphene-enhanced Concrete Slab in England

Brief  Recent research projects have demonstrated how the wonder material graphene could play a role in stronger, more eco-friendly concrete, and now we're seeing the first real-world deployment of the technology in the foundations of a new gym in the UK.  ...

Luxury Tiny House Offers Home Comforts Inside and a Deck Up Top

Luxury Tiny House Offers Home Comforts Inside and a Deck Up Top

Brief Minimaliste's Magnolia V8 offers similar exterior styling to previous iterations of the tiny home but is topped by a rooftop deck area. Its interior boasts enviable home comforts too, such as underfloor heating, a bathtub, and a dishwasher.   Insight...