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Architecture

La Tour tower provides a good turn to an Aarhus landmark

The Danish city of Aarhus will soon be home to a piece of modern architecture that is not only striking and distinctive, but elegantly sympathetic to an existing brick water tower that sits nearby. The La Tour apartments will curve around and upwards, ensuring they do not eclipse the historic landmark.
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Casas Em Movimento homes turn to solar

Kitting your house out with solar panels is all well and good, save for the fact that they may spend a good part of the day unable to make the most efficient use of the sun's rays. That is unless your house is inspired by the humble sunflower, which turns and tilts it head to track the movement of the sun.Read More

Propeller-like Nexus Building would tower over Pearl River Delta

If a masterplan by PLP Architecture comes to fruition, a new metropolitan center in China's Pearl River Delta will feature one of the tallest buildings in the world. The 595-m (1,952-ft) Nexus Building comprises three offset volumes and is the centerpiece of the scheme, which also incorporates a smaller office tower, a performing arts center and a central concourse.Read More

Inflatable cushions keep Sports Hall of Lamezia Terme comfortable

Lamezia Terme's new arena looks comfortable enough to flop onto for a snooze, but it's designed for much more energetic activities than that: it's the Italian town's new sports hall. Indeed, the comfy-looking pillows on its exterior are hard at work themselves, helping to light the building and regulate its temperature.Read More

BIG twisting tower topped by $28 million penthouse

Miami's verdant and bohemian enclave Coconut Grove will soon have its first new high-rise residential buildings for a decade. Grove at Grand Bay comprises a pair of twisting towers in lush grounds. It will offer spacious indoor-outdoor apartments ranging from US$2.95 million to $28 million.Read More

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