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Peace and tranquility

Peace and tranquility

The extension of The People’s Hospital of Futian in Shenzhen, China, endeavors to integrate world-class hospital services, medical research and surrounding community in urban park environment.

Exclusive Design

Exclusive Design

Etihad Towers is a luxury mixeduse development located at Corniche West, Abu Dhabi. The development comprises 5 towers above a 5 level podium and 4 levels of basement.

Taking Centre Stage

Taking Centre Stage

From its days as the “Rutherford Dance Hall” owned by silent film star Mary Pickford to its transformation into “Myron’s Ballroom” and host to acts from The Go-Go’s to Van Halen, 1000 S. Grand Avenue continues to be an iconic Los Angeles address in its newest incarnation as a high-performance retail and residential tower.

CO2 for the Greenhouse

CO2 for the Greenhouse

Swedish firm Plantagon broke ground last week on the first vertical greenhouse in the city of Linkoping. The slanting structure was designed by Sweco, and is hoped to be the first in a series of similar volumes across the world.

Innovative City

Innovative City

SOM has won the job to design a compact, environmentally-enhanced community of satellite cities along the Chinese high-speed rail corridors connecting Beijing to the port city of Tianjin.

Vertical Forest

Vertical Forest

Authorship of the project Bosco Verticale, which was devoted an article in the previous issue of our magazine (“The Vertical Forest”, “TB”, № 1, 2012) is owned to Boeri Studio, which was founded in 1999 by Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barecca, Giovanni La Varra.

Information Architecture

Information Architecture

Information Based Architecture (IBA) was originally set up in London in 1998 as a partnership between architects Mark Hemel and Barbara Kuit.

Baltimore Four Seasons

Baltimore Four Seasons

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is home to the landmark Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Baltimore. The new hotel - opened November 2011 - is the focal point of the redevelopment of a six-block area that connects the Inner Harbor with the surrounding residential neighborhoods.

Cristal Gardens

Cristal Gardens

Australian international architecture firm CK Designworks has designed a ground breaking 35-storey residential and commercial mixed use building for Melbourne’s CBD that will contain landscaped community gardens on every sixth floor equivalent to about double the area of the site with trees up to 10m tall.

Keeping Chinese Architecture Traditions

Keeping Chinese Architecture Traditions

Jaeger and Partner design for the Shenzhen Archive Towers recently received a Design Excellence Award in the AIA Chicago 2011 Design Awards programmе.