Oscar Niemeyer, one of the 20th century’s most important architects, who designed the United Nations building in New York and his country’s futuristic capital of Brasília, died on Wednesday in a hospital in Rio de Janeiro. He was 104.
Marriott International has opened a second Renaissance hotel in Barcelona, designed by Jean Nouvel and Ribas & Ribas.
Paris’s Galeries Lafayette Haussmann department store called upon architect Rem Koolhaas and conceptual artist Yann Kersalé to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the iconic building’s dome.
Qatar has announced plans to construct a gigantic rotating crystal ball for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, to host a sports museum and shopping center for tourists.
Foster + Partners has won a competition to design a 200-metre skyscraper for Lehman Brothers Holdings and partner L&L Holding Company in New York.
A replica of India’s world-famous Taj Mahal, four times the size of the original, is to be built in Dubai as what is to be billed as the world’s grandest wedding venue.
New York by Gehry – the first residential tower designed in New York City by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry – has redefined the skyline of Lower Manhattan.
The skyscraper is located a few blocks from Ground Zero, and near important historic structures such as City Hall, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Woolworth Building.
French designer Pierre Cardin outlined his plan on Monday for a 255-metre (837-foot) tower called the Palais Lumiere that he wants to build in an industrial port area on the famous Venice lagoon.
“I want to offer Venice a big garden for eternity,” the Italian-born Cardin told reporters in the city, where some locals are horrified by the project.
“Boutique Design” has designed “The Canopy” which is a residential tower that aims to take advantage of Hong Kong’s geographic specifications.
Design Studio Hernandez Silva Arquitectos worked on the interior decoration penthouse PPDG, located on the 15th floor of a building in a colonial-style 70th years in Guadalajara, Mexico.
After previously guest-editing publications including French dailies Libération and Metro, Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld has highlighted his interior design credentials as guest editor of the French edition of Architectural Digest.
The 220-page issue will reach French newsstands April 13, with Lagerfeld’s futuristic Parisian apartment featured on the cover and photographed by him inside.
There are articles on architects and designers Lagerfeld admires such as Zaha Hadid and Martin Szekely, as well as the creator’s picks of objects for the home.
In his editor’s letter, Lagerfeld makes parallels between the realms of fashion and interior design, explaining; “We are at the heart of a Russian doll: first the clothes, then the apartments and houses….Even the streets and the cities are part of the evolution of our preferences and our taste.”
Lagerfeld isn’t the only creator to venture into the realm of architecture and interiors, with Italian fashion brand Missoni recently announcing a project to lend its trademark aesthetic to a residential tower in Manila via its Missoni HOME line.
Opus Hong Kong is a visionary collaboration between Frank Gehry, one of the world’s most influential architects, and Hong Kong developer, Swire Properties.
Opus Hong Kong is a sculptural 12-storey building comprised of two double-level garden apartments and 10 apartments of some 6,000 sq ft, each unique in design and occupying an entire floor of the building.
Perched on a hill with a sweeping, unobstructed panorama of Hong Kong Island, the location on Stubbs Road has been owned by the Swire Group for 60 years.
For a new film festival in Thailand called Film on the Rocks Yao Noi, an outdoor cinema was constructed in the most unlikely of places: right on top of the water.
The amazing venue is called the Archipelago Cinema and is tucked away inside a bay surrounded by towering island rocks and lush jungle plants.
The price tag for One World Trade Center, the signature skyscraper under construction at Ground Zero in New York, has risen to more than $3.8 billion.
According to WSJ, the price tag for the building has shot up $700m from the latest public estimate, making it the world’s most expensive new office tower.
Once completed, the 1,776-foot tower will be the tallest in the U.S., but it won’t be the highest in the world.
The 19th century neoclassic private mansion of the House of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin located in Reims (France), has been entirely restored.
The Hotel du Marc has had a complete freshening up, from the façade which was severely damaged in the First World War, to the updated interior design.
The renovation work has involved many different talents, ranging from professionals who specialize in historic preservation to artists and renowned designers such as Mathieu Lehanneur, Pablo Reinoso, Fredrikson Stallard and the Campana Brothers.
Renowned architect Moshe Safdie has been appointed by CapitaLand Residential Singapore as the lead designer for its condominium at Bishan Central.
Located in the heart of Bishan Central, one of Singapore’s choice residential areas, the condominium will comprise approximately 500 apartments.
There will be two 38-storey towers linked by three bridging sky gardens, which offer opportunities for commonly shared garden and leisure spaces.
Sweden’s CF Møller Architects has just signed off on the new and spectacular Skipark 360°- set to be the largest indoor ski resort in the world.
The winter park will house the only indoor ski slope to meet the requirements for hosting the World Cup, measuring 700 meters long and with a drop of 160 meters.
At a height of approx. 135 m, it will be one of Sweden’s largest buildings, and will become a landmark in the forest landscape just outside Stockholm.
The Radisson Blu Aqua hotel in Chicago‘s soaring Aqua skyscraper is to open November 1, the company’s parent Carlson has announced.
Radisson Blu‘s Chicago property, which will be the brand’s first in the US, will feature 334 rooms and suites on the first 18 floors of the 81-storey Aqua Tower.
The hotel marks something of a landmark for Radisson Blu, which is well established in Europe but yet to crack the US market, dominated by upscale competitors such as Hilton and Crowne Plaza.
Construction has started on Beijing‘s tallest skyscraper, set to rise 500 metres and shaped like a vase, the state-owned CITIC group said Tuesday.
The building is the latest in a surge of ambitious construction projects in the Chinese capital, which along with other cities in China is attracting cutting-edge international architects keen to push design boundaries.
A groundbreaking ceremony on the planned 500-metre tall China Zun tower, named after a type of traditional Chinese wine vessel, took place in Beijing Monday.
Miami is to get a new $3 billion mega-resort next year constructed by the same firm behind Singapore’s massive Resorts World Sentosa destination.
The enormous Resorts World Miami, which will overlook Miami’s prized waterfront, is set to open next year in between Miami International Airport and Miami Beach, Malaysian developer Genting confirmed.
The development will stretch three miles along the bayfront, filling a total of 13.9 acres and containing multiple skyscrapers with a futuristic ocean-inspired design.