An apartment block being built in New York is claimed to be the city's first market-rate rental building designed to Passive House standards. Perch Harlem will provide simple and community-focused urban living, and will also use 80-90 percent less energy than a conventional equivalent.
Sasaki Associates recently unveiled some preliminary details regarding an ambitious mixed-use development in Malaysia, that's expected to run to a budget of tens of billions of dollars. Dubbed Forest City, the multi-phase project is billed as a potential new cultural and economic hub for the region.
Anna & Eugeni Bach, the firm behind the awkwardly-named but beautifully realized MMMMMS House, recently completed an interesting renovation of an apartment in Barcelona. The firm rearranged the home to play to its strengths, installing several space maximizing features along the way – most notably an unusual hanging desk area that's reached by ladder.
The demolition of what's said to be one of America's most famous and iconic bridges is to begin this weekend. Los Angeles' Sixth Street Viaduct is being replaced due to structural problems. The design of the new bridge, dubbed the "Ribbon of Light," pays tribute to the original.
Denmark's prolific architecture firm BIG has been hired by the New York City Department of Design and Construction to create a new police station in the Bronx's Melrose neighborhood. The 40th Precinct Station will sport a green roof and is planned for LEED Silver certification.
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Leslie E. Robertson Associates have drawn up a remarkably ambitious proposal for Tokyo Bay that includes significant flood defences, a Hyperloop transportation system and a mile-high skyscraper. Dubbed Next Tokyo, the blue-sky concept is imagined for completion in 2045.
Something of the savannah came to London's South Bank last week, with the installation of a large treehouse. Inspired by a real South African safari lodge, the treehouse was created by Virgin Holidays in a bid to promote interest in its vacations.
WoodWorks has revealed its winners for the 2016 Wood Design Awards. Intended to promote the benefits of building from timber, this year's 16 winners comprise a varied assortment, including a fire station, museum, library, and pavilion.
The US city of Louisville, KY, is set to become home to a major new vertical farm. The FarmedHere facility will be part of the new 24-ac (9.7-ha) West Louisville FoodPort that will be home to a community of food-related businesses. It will grow microgreens, herbs and vegetables.
If you don't have a lot of space with which to work when designing an apartment, you have to be creative. Architecture firm ICOSA has certainly done that with its Domino Loft. A multi-functional space in a small condo combines a bedroom, a guest bed, a dining space, a work area and a closet.