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A windowless wall punctured by a roof-level void projects from this steel-clad black house near Tokyo, creating a secret “exterior living room”.

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Design Boom

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100 east 53rd street, a slender new york skyscraper designed by foster + partners, is nearing completion in midtown manhattan. the 63-story residential tower is located on the corner of lexington and 53rd street, in close proximity to two 20th century modernist icons: SOM’s ‘lever house’ of 1952 and mies van der rohe’s ‘seagram building’, completed in 1958. the new structure boasts a minimalist geometric form, designed to complement these distinguished neighbors.
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Copenhagen-based Henning Larsen Architects has completed The Wave, a striking wave-shaped apartment complex that has made splashes internationally long before the project was finished. Located in Vejle, Denmark, the award-winning building was designed as an extension of its surroundings, from the waterfront location to the rolling, forested hills that rise from Vejle Fjord. The Wave’s sculptural silhouette comprises five rounded towers that create a new visual landmark for the town and are visible from rail, road and sea.
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belgian architecture practice dmvA was commissioned to transform the existing ‘care lab’, a part of vives north university in bruges. covering the spaces with timber and concrete, the architectural concept is based on the contemporary vision of education, stimulating cross-pollination between the different fields.
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Design Milk

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Each year, A’ Design Award and Competition seeks out the best in design across the globe. They award designs in over 100 categories recognizing individual designers and design firms for their creative and innovative ideas.
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New York firm Morris Adjmi Architects has designed a residential tower for the city’s NoMad district, with a window pattern that becomes more decorative towards its top.

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Tato architects, in collaboration with phorm architecture + design, has designed an elevated hillside dwelling in brisbane, australia. the two-story home, which contains a total living area of only 185 square meters, follows current trends in experimental, residential architecture by combining interior and exterior spaces. the architects describe their mission, ‘the project seeks to initiate a fresh outlook to reclaim the comfort inherent in interfaces between semi-outdoor spaces and the environment, and its power to connect people to their surrounding climate, cities, and communities.’

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Last winter, teams of researchers in three US cities donned goggles, gloves, and respirators, tore into bags of other people’s household garbage, and then pawed though the contents. Separating slimy banana peels from clumps of coffee grounds was dirty work, but it had a laudable goal: trying to get a handle on how much food waste could have been consumed or diverted before winding its way into the waste stream with a one-way ticket to the dump.

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Stefano Boeri Architetti’s Vertical Forests continue to take root around the world, with the latest project planned for Paris. Designed for Villiers sur Marne in east Paris, Forêt Blanche will be a 54-meter-tall tower built predominately of timber. Two thousand trees, shrubs, and plants will cover the wooden facade—a green surface equivalent to a hectare of forest.

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New London Architecture is now accepting entries for Don’t Move, Improve! 2018, a competition to find the best new residential extensions in London

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Luca Curci Architects has designed a landmark for the Persian Gulf skyline based on the concept of “Organic Cities”. The organic buildings become part of the new megalopolis, merging and mixing residential elements with business divisions, shopping life with wellness areas, cultural places with social life. The aim is to create a common place where people can live, meet, learn, work, socialize and create new intertwined cultures.

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