• The NOCTUA Mixed Reality safety helmet generates holographic images that merge real and virtual worlds, giving the construction worker an inner vision about the task at hand. To make it work, the worker needs to pull down the MR glasses and select from the four special modes (Render mode, Measure mode, Transparent mode, and Build mode). They can easily switch the modes off at the press of a button and see clearly sans the VR.
  • In a bid to combat this trapping of heat, UNStudio has developed a paint dubbed The Coolest White Paint, a fluoropolymer-based paint that has the highest TSR (Total Solar Reflectance) in its category. By limiting the amount of light and therefore heat a building absorbs, the paint reduces the need for air-conditioning and the impact of urban heat islands. Aside from its interesting reflective property, the paint is also 2.5 times stronger than traditional polyester-based paints.
  • Designed for site-recon for buildings under construction, the SiteWasp was built to be your all-in-one monitoring drone. “The objective of the SiteWasp drone is to remotely provide stakeholders with construction updates, thus unifying the planning process and the building process. This 3D drone system scans, measures, analyses, and documents with high-resolution images the current state and process of construction.
  • Referred to as the ‘new icon in Dubai’s skyline’, the Burj Jumeira stands at 550m tall and in many ways, is representative of the essence of Dubai. Designed by SOM, Burj Jumeira’s unusual design is inspired by the desert’s shifting, organic sand dunes and oases, and will even feature a digital display on its front facade for cultural events and celebrations, much like the Burj Khalifa.
  • Adding to your bucket list, we have an artist inspired wedding scenario in Las Vegas that looks like it has stepped out from the artist’s sketchpad. It’s not a Photoshop job, it’s an actual chapel designed by Graphic Designer and Visual Artist Joshua Vides. And trust me, the images of this place will leave you slightly dazed as you try to figure out how this work actually came about. The Palms Casino Resort has just opened an 800-square-foot pop-up wedding chapel.
  • Standing at 700 meters tall, the Shenzhen Hong Kong International Center is slated to be the third tallest building in the world, and will also be China’s tallest building. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill for Chinese property developers Shimao Group, the skyscraper will be built between the foothills of Longcheng Park and the Dayun National Park in Shenzhen, China.
  • Today’s annual throwback looks back at architectural spaces through 2018. This year’s seen a whole tonne of prefab living and especially a lot of out-of-city homes, to escape the hustle and the bustle of the city life.
  • Located on one of the islands in the historic downtown area of Wrocław, this public sculpture by Oskar Zieta reflects the shape of the island on which it rests and serves as a nod to the nearby architecture of Ostrów Tumski. Dubbed NAWA, the design consists of individual arches made from sheet metal welded at the edges and then inflated to create the 3D form seen here. Its rippled surface is also made to resemble the surrounding waterscape for which the area is known.
  • Designed to be the world’s tallest timber structure, and built with its own filtration system, the Central Park Observation Tower concept by DFA aims at doing two things. Increasing public interaction by giving them a centrally located bird’s eye view of the entire park, while also filtering the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, a polluted water-body that accounts for 1/8th of the park’s area.
  • Ville Savoye, Le Corbusier. Located in Poissy on the outskirts of Paris. Built between 1928-1930. It's been restored as a house-museum and is currently classified as a French National Historic Landmark.
  • Striking curves and lines on this modern home.
  • Innovative Turning Boxes
  • A room divider created for making the most out of small spaces. #bathroom #kitchen #YankoDesign
  • Old Japanese noodle shop converted into a modern steamed cake house for a modest budget of 30,000 US dollars.
  • New Taipei City Museum of Art.
  • This house constructed out of 3,000-liter water tanks, making it lightweight and easy to transport.
  • It’s a massive department store in Cheonan, South Korea, that also operates as a social semi-cultural meeting place – a museum if you will.
  • At home in the trees.
  • Located in Phuket, Thailand, Villa Amanzi combines the best of contemporary design and ultra modern architecture to create a sublime cliffside sanctuary.
  • Housed within 55,000 glaciers in the Himalaya Mountains sits 40 percent of the world’s fresh water. The Himalaya Water Tower is a skyscraper located high in the mountain range that serves to store water and helps regulate its dispersal to the land below as the mountains’ natural supplies dry up.