Wembley Theatre puts a new spin on theater in the round

You're likely familiar with the concept of "theater in the round," in which the stage is surrounded by the audience on all sides. London's new Wembley Theater, however, will turn that on its head, with the audience surrounded by the stage and seated on a 360-degree rotating turntable.Read More

Aurora, the interactive kinetic ceiling

Architect and designer Behnaz Farahi likes movement. Last year she created a 3D-printed shirt that responds to the way a person looks at it. Now, she's taken her responsive design ethos a bit higher — all the way to the ceiling to be exact. Farahi has installed a kinetic ceiling at the University of Southern California that reacts and moves in response to the people walking beneath it.Read More

Small wooden hut will make beachgoers see stars

Here's an interesting little shelter by London and Melbourne-based practice George King Architects. Dubbed Stargazer's Cabin, it will soon be installed on a beach in Eastbourne, England, and will glow like a lantern and represent star constellations on its facade.Read More

Homage to brutalist icon inspires a habitat made of pixels

In what Bjarke Ingels says will be a striking departure for the city's architecture, the Danish architect has designed a homage to Moshe Safdie's Habitat 67 for Toronto, Canada. King Street West will appear like a mass of undulating pixels flowing up and over buildings that are already on the site.
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Clay Roof House keeps cool with a twist of terracotta

Malaysia's Drtan Lm Architect was recently commissioned to undertake an extensive renovation of an old dilapidated house. The firm quickly found that the home contained a large number of intact terracotta tiles and the decision was made to recycle them into a sun-shading brise soleil.Read More

Hole in the ground wins skyscraper competition

Imagine standing on the edge of New York's Central Park and looking down into a 1.3-sq mile (3.4-sq km) sunken expanse of mountains and lakes. This is the award-winning concept dreamt up by Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu, who have envisioned digging down to the bedrock of the park to create a more natural landscape.Read More

Prefab small home appears to float in mid-air

Portuguese prefabricated housing firm Mima Housing recently unveiled its latest design, the Mima Light. Featuring a mirrored base section that makes it appear to float in mid-air, the compact prefab comes in multiple sizes and configurations, including the ability to run off-the-grid.Read More

Ground broken on loopy Infinity tower

Work has begun on a new luxury tower that will be the centerpiece of the redeveloped Green Square area in Sydney, Australia. Infinity by Crown Group has a distinctive looped design that is pulled down towards one corner to accommodate tiered garden apartments and a rooftop terrace.Read More


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