Adam scours the globe from his home in North Wales in order to bring the best of innovative architecture and sustainable design to the pages of Gizmag. Most of his spare time is spent dabbling in music, tinkering with old Macintosh computers and trying to keep his even older VW bus on the road.
Bjarke Ingels Group's Two World Trade Center may be in doubt, but the Danish firm seems determined to make NYC into a veritable BIG Apple nonetheless. Following closely on the heels of its sustainable police station for the Bronx, preliminary details have been released concerning a novel new skyscraper planned for Manhattan.
Multinational company Infosys recently revealed its plan to install the world's tallest free-standing clock tower at its training campus in Mysuru, Karnataka, India. The clock tower is slated to rise to a height of 135 m (442 ft).
Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava has been commissioned to design a new observation tower in Dubai. Billed as a new national monument and tourist destination, the project is being co-developed by Emaar Properties, the firm responsible for the Burj Khalifa.
Escape has made a name for itself in the tiny house community with its Park Model RV and Traveler tiny homes, which offer an excellent finish and well thought-out features. Its latest model, the Vista, promises the same craftsmanship but at a lower price, and features optional off-grid technology, very generous glazing, and a space-saving layout.
Dutch firm Orange Architects recently completed work on a distinctive residential tower in Beirut, Lebanon. Rising to a height of 50 m (164 ft), The Cube comprises 14 stacked volumes that rotate 90 degrees per level, offering generous sheltered balconies to its residents.
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.
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.