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Architecture

Orbit Pavilion sounds out of this world

Brooklyn, NYC-based StudioKCA has constructed an interesting pavilion that reflects the trajectory of satellites orbiting the Earth. Commissioned by NASA, the Orbit Pavilion resembles an oversized metal nautilus shell and features an immersive soundtrack.Read More

Brighton's vertical cable car is top of the pods

A viewing pod ten times the size of those on the London Eye has been completed for what is claimed will be the world's tallest moving observation attraction. The Brighton i360 is a 162-m (531-ft) tower with a single pod that will accommodate 200 people. It will provide views of 26 miles (42 km) around.Read More

Life's a beach with Toronto's winter shelters

Toronto's annual Winter Stations competition aims to coax people to the city's beaches during the coldest winter months with shelters and installations. Seven winning proposals have been selected from a total of 378 international submissions and will be built for a temporary exhibition that runs until late March.Read More

Students design sustainable community garden space

Architecture students from California State Polytechnic University recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to support their local community garden. The team's innovative plans include the use of rammed earth construction, recycled shipping containers, and solar power.Read More

World's second-tallest skyscraper completed in Shanghai

Following six years of construction, work was recently completed on the world's second-tallest skyscraper, the Shanghai Tower. Rising an impressive 632 m (2,073 ft) over Shanghai, China, the US$2.4 billion mixed-use project features an interesting design that twists 120 degrees from bottom to top, in order to mitigate the effects of wind on the structure.Read More

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