aston martin residences lets you live out your james bond fantasies in miami


the 66-story waterfront tower represents the brand’s expansion beyond high-end sports cars into luxury residential design.

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drawings and drone shots detail zaha hadid’s one thousand museum as it nears full height


the tower, which will climb to 62 floors, already boasts a striking exoskeleton that will eventually comprise close to 5,000 individual pieces.

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NUDES’ undulated barefoot pavilion utilizes 2304 reusable hollow boxes


the pavilion is a sculptural intervention, which serves as a flexible workshop space, performance space, and a cultural hub.

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V&A dundee construction update: kengo kuma’s vision takes shape


located at the heart of the city’s revitalized waterfront, the form of the institution is inspired by scotland’s rugged cliffs.

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David Adjaye reveals plans for New York’s first spy museum

British architect David Adjaye has released plans for a museum in New York City dedicated to espionage, featuring dimply lit interiors and self-contained exhibitions in weathering-steel drums.

Named Spyscape, the interactive museum will include observation areas, screens and transparencies between floors. In addition to designing the building, Adjaye Associates will also lead the creation for the exhibition spaces inside.

The new espionage museum will have exhibitions “focused on one of seven macro-themes of spying”, the firm stated, such as surveillance, hacking, deception and intelligence operations. Each of the exhibitions will be housed in separate “pavilions” made from weathering-steel drums and curved paneling.

Spyscape by David Adjaye

The design is intended to reference the dark, mysterious aesthetics typically associated with spy organisations. The architecture firm also consulted former members of renowned hacking collectives, and former station chiefs and directors of intelligence agencies, to help guide the proposals.

The 60,000-square-foot (5,574-square-metre) space will be composed of smoked glass, bespoke fibre cement, dark grey acoustic paneling and mirror-polished steel. Custom-made display cases and a large digital lighting canopy will decorate the interior.

Spyscape by David Adjaye

Visitors will be greeted by a open-plan space underneath a vaulted, light canopy. Spyscape will also include a cafe, event spaces, and a book shop with over 1,000 rare and first edition spy books.

The museum is set to open December 2017 and will be located in Midtown Manhattan, just two blocks away from MoMA.

Ghanaian-British architect Adjaye is becoming well-known for his museum designs, including the recently completed National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC. His contemporary art museum in San Antonio, Texas broke ground in June 2017.

Spyscape by David Adjaye

Adjaye, who has an office in New York City, was named the world’s most influential architect by Time magazine earlier this year. He was also knighted last December – recognising his “achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom”.

His other builings in New York include the completed Sugar Hill housing project in Harlem, and a proposed tower for the Financial District – images of which leaked earlier this year.

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Frederick Fisher & Partners to expand L.A.’s Natural History Museum

Frederick Fischer & Partners (FFP) and the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum (NHM) have unveiled initial conceptual designs for an ambitious 485,000-square-foot expansion and modernization plan for the museum that aims to reorient the complex amid increased development in Exposition Park. The 104-year-old institution wrapped up a previous modernization plan in 2013 that produced […]

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3XN unveils staggered residential high-rise with spaces for Toronto’s LGBTQ community

Danish firm 3XN has revealed its design for a 153-metre-high apartment building in Toronto, including a dual-level glazed plaza to host public events in the local area.

Retractable glazed walls surrounding the plaza will open onto a prominent corner of the Canadian city’s Church and Wellesley district, known as the hub of its LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning) community.

Church and Wellesley high-rise by 3XN

The architecture practice formed the design for the two-storey public space following a series of sessions with locals. It was decided that it was necessary to provide a space to host activities and events, such as the city’s annual Pride Week celebrations – the largest in Canada.

Auditorium-style seating will face a stage on the ground floor, as well as form a large staircase to the first floor. This top level will also host social activities and provide views across the surroundings.

Church and Wellesley high-rise by 3XN

“We took a radical approach to the design process by engaging the community in at the earliest opportunity,” said 3XN co-founder Kim Herforth Nielsen. “In fact, this was before our team had even started to sketch ideas.”

“Inviting the public into the design process proved to be a powerful resource and have made significant contributions to the project we couldn’t otherwise have achieved,” he added.

“After the first meeting with the community it was clear to us that we had to design something that could animate the corner of Church and Wellesley. We therefore took a bottom-up approach to designing a high-rise focusing on how we could give something back to the city.”

Church and Wellesley high-rise by 3XN

Designed for Canadian developer One Properties, the 43-storey-high Church and Wellesley tower follows a slew of large-scale projects in Toronto.

Earlier this month, Hariri Pontarini and Pinnacle unveiled its proposal for a tower trio on the city’s waterfront and Foster + Partners announced that had began work on a skyscraper set to become Canada’s tallest. Proposals by Henning LarsenBIG and Frank Gehry are also at various stages in the city.

While the base of 3XN’s tower will host public activities, the upper levels will be occupied by rental apartments. The architects have separated this upper structure into four blocks of different sizes, which step back from Church Street to create garden terraces on the eighth, 13th, and 19th floors.

This staggered facade will move the massing of the tower away from the commercial street and its low-level retail developments. A straight vertical facade will face Wellesley Street, similar to the other tall buildings found around Downtown Toronto.

Church and Wellesley high-rise by 3XN

Metal panels will clad the exterior of the tower, but will be punctured by large windows and terraces belonging to each of the apartments.

The homes will have their own kitchens, but occupants will also have access to larger communal lounge, kitchen and dining room to host gatherings with friends, or socialise with other residents. Other communal amenities include a theatre room, saunas, a gymnasium and yoga studios.

Herforth Nielsen founded 3XN in Aarhus, Denmark in 1986, along with Lars Frank Nielsen and Hans Peter Svendler Nielsen. The firm now has offices in Copenhagen, Stockholm, New York and Sydney.

Church and Wellesley, which is slated for completion in 2021, marks its first commission for a high-rise building in North America, while projects elsewhere include a tower in Aarhus that will be almost as tall as the Danish city’s cathedral and plans for an aquatic centre in southern Sweden.

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Landscape architect: Ferris + Associates
Planning consultant: Bousfields
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Danish firm 3XN has revealed its design for a 153-metre-high apartment building in Toronto, including a dual-level glazed plaza to host public events in the local area.

Retractable glazed walls surrounding the plaza will open onto a prominent corner of the Canadian city’s Church and Wellesley district, known as the hub of its LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning) community.

Church and Wellesley high-rise by 3XN

The architecture practice formed the design for the two-storey public space following a series of sessions with locals. It was decided that it was necessary to provide a space to host activities and events, such as the city’s annual Pride Week celebrations – the largest in Canada.

Auditorium-style seating will face a stage on the ground floor, as well as form a large staircase to the first floor. This top level will also host social activities and provide views across the surroundings.

Church and Wellesley high-rise by 3XN

“We took a radical approach to the design process by engaging the community in at the earliest opportunity,” said 3XN co-founder Kim Herforth Nielsen. “In fact, this was before our team had even started to sketch ideas.”

“Inviting the public into the design process proved to be a powerful resource and have made significant contributions to the project we couldn’t otherwise have achieved,” he added.

“After the first meeting with the community it was clear to us that we had to design something that could animate the corner of Church and Wellesley. We therefore took a bottom-up approach to designing a high-rise focusing on how we could give something back to the city.”

Church and Wellesley high-rise by 3XN

Designed for Canadian developer One Properties, the 43-storey-high Church and Wellesley tower follows a slew of large-scale projects in Toronto.

Earlier this month, Hariri Pontarini and Pinnacle unveiled its proposal for a tower trio on the city’s waterfront and Foster + Partners announced that had began work on a skyscraper set to become Canada’s tallest. Proposals by Henning LarsenBIG and Frank Gehry are also at various stages in the city.

While the base of 3XN’s tower will host public activities, the upper levels will be occupied by rental apartments. The architects have separated this upper structure into four blocks of different sizes, which step back from Church Street to create garden terraces on the eighth, 13th, and 19th floors.

This staggered facade will move the massing of the tower away from the commercial street and its low-level retail developments. A straight vertical facade will face Wellesley Street, similar to the other tall buildings found around Downtown Toronto.

Church and Wellesley high-rise by 3XN

Metal panels will clad the exterior of the tower, but will be punctured by large windows and terraces belonging to each of the apartments.

The homes will have their own kitchens, but occupants will also have access to larger communal lounge, kitchen and dining room to host gatherings with friends, or socialise with other residents. Other communal amenities include a theatre room, saunas, a gymnasium and yoga studios.

Herforth Nielsen founded 3XN in Aarhus, Denmark in 1986, along with Lars Frank Nielsen and Hans Peter Svendler Nielsen. The firm now has offices in Copenhagen, Stockholm, New York and Sydney.

Church and Wellesley, which is slated for completion in 2021, marks its first commission for a high-rise building in North America, while projects elsewhere include a tower in Aarhus that will be almost as tall as the Danish city’s cathedral and plans for an aquatic centre in southern Sweden.

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Landscape architect: Ferris + Associates
Planning consultant: Bousfields
Structural engineer: RJC Engineers
Mechanical engineer: MCW Consultants
Civil engineer: WSP
Geotechnical engineer: EXP Services
Transportation engineer: BA Consulting Group
Vertical transportation: KJA Consultants
Wind: RWDI
Acoustics/vibration: HGC Engineering
Energy model: EQ Building Performance
Building envelope: BVDA Engineering

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SOM and James Corner to rework Pereira’s Metropolitan Water District in Los Angeles

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enota creates tree-filled, sunken atriums for the tetusa oasis resort in turkey


the facilities are connected by sloping roofs which mold to the terrain.

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