It's not a flying saucer but a 360-degree viewing platform that will hover over Chicago once the construction of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, founded by the movie director and producer George Lucas, of Star Wars fame, is completed...

Views of Calais, a picturesque port city in northern France, will be available all around the circular, glass-enclosed conference center that has been designed by Paris-based Arte Charpentier Architectes, along with ABCISS-Architectes, of Calais...

The new Algerian parliament complex, designed by the French architecture firm Bureau Archiecture Méditerranée, was designed to encourage openness, dialogue, and debate and thus draws on the concept of open Mediterranean plazas...

Boldly going where no tower has gone before – at least in Sacramento, California – Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP, of New York City, has designed a 26-story tower that will be the largest corporate headquarters in the city, a nod to the rebirth of the region's business district...

Openness and accessibility are the themes embodied in the design of the new home of the National Library of Israel, conceived by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron...

Scotland Yard Interior Transformed, Original Facade Retained

M+, a museum planned for Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District that will be dedicated to the visual arts, will be designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, along with Hong Kong-based TFP Farrells and the Hong Kong office of Arup...

The Sequis Centre, Indonesia's first building to be designed with a view to earning platinum certification in the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, is now under construction...

Dutch Museum Extension Adds Modern Twist to Classical Building

Most skyscrapers are built, by definition, to be seen. But one is coming soon to South Korea that is being built not to be...

Taking a bite out of traditional architecture, the blocklike design for a new headquarters building for the European multimedia company Axel Springer SE conceived by the international architecture firm OMA features a diagonal, glass-enclosed atrium that is cut away from the block and open to views from the street...

Florida University Building Garners Awards for Sustainable Design

The points of a star similar to the one that millions of Jews were forced to wear as identification during World War II served as the inspiration for the winning design of Canada's National Holocaust Monument, to be constructed in Ottawa...

Seismic Test Shakes National Cathedral Spire

Work on the sleek Jockey Club Innovation Tower, in Hong Kong, is now complete. Designed by London-based Zaha Hadid Architects, the 15-story, 15,000 m2 tower will be the home of Hong Kong Polytechnic University's School of Design and Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation...

Wind Loading and Response of a High-Rise Building

Aseismic Design of a 31-Story Frame-Wall Building

The Transbay Transit Center: Breaking New Ground in Urban Geotechnics
A building boom centered around the construction of the new Transbay Transit Center (TTC) is transforming the South of Market neighborhood in downtown San Francisco, newly dubbed the Transbay...

Underpinning and Shoring of the Historic Howard Theatre in Washington, DC
The Howard Theatre was constructed in 1910 at 620 T Street, NW in Washington, DC. In 2010, a group of sponsoring organizations and developers put together a $17.1 million plan to revitalize...

Challenges and Risks of Jet Grouting in a Congested Urban Environment
In the heart of London, one of Europe's largest jet grouting contracts is nearing completion. The jet grouting is part of the overall 7-year-long upgrade project to London...

 

 

 

 

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