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23 East 22nd Street by OMA
Office for Metropolitan Architecture last week unveiled designs for a 24-storey residential tower in New York. The 23 East 22nd Street tower cantilevers eastwards to provide views of Madison Square Park from the upper floors.
56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron
Work has started on the construction of 56 Leonard Street, a 56-storey residential tower in New York designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron. “We are extremely pleased and honored to be able to create a tower of true global character at a moment when great architectural ferment is reshaping New York City,” said Izak Senbahar of Alexcio.
Venice Architecture Biennale: New bridge on the Grand Canal
Venice Architecture Biennale: here are some snaps of Quarto Ponte sul Canal Grande (Fourth Bridge on the Grand Canal) by architect Santiago Calatrava, which opened in Venice on September 13th.
Three students from Studio Lynn at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna have designed a conceptual boat factory for the island of Cres in Croatia. Called Factoreef, it has been designed by Julcsi Futo, Bika Rebek and Stefan Ritter, students on the course run by architect Greg Lynn. The architects describe the project as “a large scale, smoothly undulating roof held by an intricate steel truss structure”.
Tirana Rocks by MVRDV
"no windows?…how groundbreaking!" Dutch architects MVRDV have won a competition to masterplan an urban neighbourhood on the shore of Lake Tirana in Albania.
Superstar: A Mobile Chinatown by MAD
"Welcome the rolling star." Beijing-based architects MAD have designed a conceptual, star-shaped, mobile Chinatown. Moving around the world, the mobile town would produce all it’s own energy and recycle all its own waste, requiring no resources from its host city.
Museum Liaunig by Querkraft
“te. industrial materials like concrete, glass and sheet metal dominate the visible portion of the building.” Austrian architects Querkraft have completed Museum Liaunig near Neuhaus in Carinthia, Austria.
Harmonia 57 by Triptyque
Harmonia 57 by French-Brazilian architects Triptyque is an office building in São Paulo with a planted facade irrigated by a mist system. Plants grow in “pores” set into the concrete facade and will eventually cover the building. The Harmonia 57 concept will be on show at Venice Architectural Biennale from 13 September, as part of the French Pavilion.
«Тринадцать вокзалов, одетых в мрамор…»
Во второй половине 1920-х годов в советской печати постоянно обсуждался вопрос: нужен ли Москве метрополитен? Публиковались многочисленные материалы о метро Нью-Йорка, Лондона, Парижа, Берлина, Гамбурга, Барселоны, Токио. Но тогда объектом внимания (как правило, восторженного) были в основном различные технические новшества и те функциональные преимущества, которые дает метрополитен в крупном городе.
Observatories have existed for thousands of years. These first structures were used for very practical purposes such as observing the enemy in battle or guiding ships along the coast. over time observatories have come to gain new purposes. Today, observation decks allow people to look at nature from unique vantage points or look skywards towards the constellations.

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