• The new International Olympic Committee headquarters, designed by 3XN Architects.
  • The new International Olympic Committee headquarters, designed by 3XN Architects.
  • Steel staircase in the new International Olympic Committee headquarters, designed by 3XN Architects. Rendering by 3XN Architects.
  • Completed in 2017, the building’s roofscape is notable for its staggered terraces filled with lush plants and pathways that functions as a community park.
  • Named World Building of the Year at the 2018 World Architecture Festival, Kampung Admiralty was designed by WOHA to mimic a club sandwich, with different functions layered on top of each other. The mixed-use public facility, intended to meet the needs of Singapore’s aging population, features a community plaza on its ground level, a healthcare facility in its middle stratum (which is filled with daylight thanks to an inner courtyard) and senior housing on its upper floors and rooftop.
  • Over half the perimeter facade of CapitaGreen, a 40-story office tower completed in 2014, is covered by living plants, while a double-skin facade made up of an outer layer of frameless glass and an inner envelope of double-glazed, full-height glass reduces solar heat gain as well as serves as a greenhouse for plants to flourish.
  • Credit goes to several innovations: The kinetic energy produced by the elevators is converted back into electrical energy and redistributed into the system, water and vapor droplets are collected from the air-handling units and used to water the green spaces, and an on-site bio diesel plan uses oil collected from tenants’ eateries to generate electricity.
  • Part horticultural attraction and part showcase for green technology, the 250-acre gardens feature two conservatories (the largest climate-controlled greenhouses in the world) and a forest of 18 Supertrees, which range from 82 to 164 feet tall. T
  • One of the biggest attractions in Singapore since its opening in October 2011, Gardens by the Bay has garnered accolades for both its sustainability and its ambitious design by Wilkinson Eyre.
  • Designed by WOHA and completed in 2016, the hotel is home to over 33 species of plants and 21 species of creepers. In addition, the 314-room property is notable for its striking interior design by Patricia Urquiola.
  • Not only is the entire 27-floor external facade wrapped in a natural vine covered sunscreen, but the Oasia Hotel Downtown also has four lush sky terraces, 1,793 large planter boxes, and four large structural cores that allow for good cross ventilation reducing the overall energy cost.
  • Perched on a cliff high above the Atlantic Ocean near São Paulo, Brazil, @bernardesarq stacked abstract volumes to create the carefully composed Peninsula House. Each of the three volumes forms a distinct part of the home. Private areas on the top and bot
  • Sport has risen to spectacle these days. And the Arena du Pays d’Aix in southern France is a response to that movement. Designed by Auer Weber and Christophe Gulizzi Architecte, the exterior of the 250,000-square-foot elliptical building is as engaging as the activities happening within—mostly handball but also basketball and hockey games, boxing matches, concerts, and other entertainment.
  • ELLSWORTH KELLY and OVERLAND PARTNERS Austin, a limestone and stained-glass building outside the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin. Photography courtesy of the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation and Blanton Museum of Art, the University of Texas at Austin.
  • MVRDV Molded and painted glass-fiber-reinforced concrete panels for the facade of the Imprint, an arts and entertainment complex in Incheon, South Korea. Photography by Ossip van Duivenbode.
  • Ivan Toth's Depana's Center Station in Lakewood, Colorado features panels of laminated and tempered glass. Photography courtesy of the Federal Center Station. #interiordesign #interiordesignmagazine #exteriors
  • Shiseido renovation by Nendo.
  • Shiseido renovation by Nendo.
  • Shiseido renovation by Nendo.
  • Shiseido renovation by Nendo.