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Indoor Park in Stockholm Shrouded in Glass

Stockholm, like many other cities, has a major need for more non-commercial public indoor environments. Utopia Arkitekter wants to start a discussion in Stockholm: how do we manage and develop our public spaces?

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Façade Market Analysis & Forecasts, 2013-2024

The global facades market size is expected to reach USD 339.46 billion by 2024, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. The surge in the adoption of advanced eco-friendly facades across North America and Europe is anticipated to fuel the market growth in the coming years.


52-story Tower to Serve as 'Gateway' to Downtown LA

Bold renderings have emerged for a distinctive 52-story stacked structure that may become downtown Los Angeles’ newest landmark. Designed by Gensler, this tower adds to Central LA’s current development boom, with more than 15 other new high-rise housing towers currently underway.


Facade design & engineering: The future is now

The façade as a synthesis of building elements, nowadays is the most important building part in terms of performance and architectural design. It is not only the aesthetics that make the façade so significant. Parameters such as such as complexity, materials and finishes, performance, and magnitude and location of the project, the façade can account for anything between 20 and 30 per cent of the total construction costs.

Holes in Buildings: An Ode to Quintessential Architecture

Destined to become a Chinese landmark, Guangzhou Circle towers 138m above southern China's largest city like a great copper spool. According to the architecture firm A.M. Project, the architectural concept is inspired by the ancient jade disc, the royal symbol of ancient Chinese dynasty that reigned in this area around 2000 years ago.

Behind BAU 2017 trade fair

BAU 2017, the world's leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems, held in Munich last week, succeeded once again in demonstrating its position (long standing reputation) as a driving force of innovation in the construction industry.


Looking ahead: World’s Tallest Skyscrapers of 2017

Constructing the world's tallest skyscrapers used to be an American phenomenon. With such innovative structures as the 443-meter high Empire State Building in New York and the 527-meter high Willis Tower in Chicago, it was in the U.S. that 20th-century architects most often reached for the skies. The 21st century, however, has been a different story. The tallest building in the world now stands in the Middle East, where Dubai's 828-meter Burj Khalifa towers above the rest. Yet as the years tick by, the largest recent cluster of staggeringly tall skyscrapers has sprung up in the Far East, specifically in China.