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.
At small climbing centers, regular visitors can quickly exhaust all the available runs. At a new facility in the US city of Austin, Texas, which is said to be the world's largest bouldering center, climbing sections are rotated twice a week to create new runs.
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.
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.
Australia's Austin Maynard Architects (formerly Andrew Maynard Architects) regularly designs some of the most interesting and quirky homes around. Its latest project, dubbed Mills, the toy management house, is no exception, and involves an extension to a Melbourne terrace that adds storage space, sustainable features, and a strong sense of fun.
The walls and roof of William McDonough's ICEhouse were assembled in just a few days and the whole structure in just nine days. And where conventional houses typically create a lot of waste when they come to the end of their lives, this home was designed to eliminate waste and for its materials to be reusable.
Along with the Burj Khalifa, the Palm islands and the World, the Burj Al Arab is one of Dubai's most iconic sights. Completed in 1999, the hotel is now about to receive a huge upgrade in the form of a 10,000-sq m, 5,000 tonne luxury sundeck that's currently enroute from a shipyard in Finland.