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Lotte World Tower in Seoul

Knocking One World Trade Center out of the world’s top five tallest buildings is the new Lotte World Tower, which opened to the public April 3, 2017. This 123 floor, solar powered building in Seoul, Korea has additional record breaking features: World’s highest glass-bottomed observation deck, fastest elevator, and the highest ...

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Le Corbusier’s Color: As Vital as Water and Fire

An extremely rare first edition of Le Corbusier’s 1931 interactive design guide Polychromie Architecturale: Die Farbenklaviaturen was recently up for auction at New York’s Swann Auction Galleries. The book includes pop-up and pull-out sections, based on his approach to color. It was originally created for Swiss ...

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San Francisco’s Expressive Lights of Color

San Francisco’s City Hall has been lit in various colors for years , but recently to celebrate the 100th birthday of City Hall, a new lighting system was installed. The old system was installed during the mid-1990s, following damage from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. City workers climbed onto the balconies, ledges and roof of City Hall to install colored gels ...

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Magical Color for the Mundane and Ordinary

In most cities across the world, there are plenty of ordinary buildings that don’t stand out. Paul Eis, a German photographer, thinks these buildings make the perfect canvas. Displayed on his Instagram account, the_architecture_photographer, Eis adds in bright colors, turning these structures into magical ...

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Subterranean Park in New York City

An innovative subterranean New York City park is scheduled to open in 2021. The Lowline park will be carved out of an abandoned historic underground trolley terminal on the Lower East Side of the city. LED lighting and remote skylight technology will assist in growing a wide range of flowers, plants, fruits, and vegetables – and to do it energy-efficiently ...

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Light and Nature – Singapore Light Festival

The annual Singapore Light Festival recently opened with this year’s theme of “Light and Nature.” Set at the Marina Bay waterfront, the light art installations are created by artists from Singapore and around the world and are made of environmentally-friendly materials. Additionally, many in the community participate in the 

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Swedish City is Getting a New ‘Living Room’

Växjö, a city in southern Sweden, is getting a new building which will be both a train station and city hall. The winning proposal is described by its architects, White Arkitekter, as a new “living room.” With a predominately glass exterior and wooden interior, the 150,000 ...

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Lufthansa Debuts Innovative Lighting

Lufthansa will be the first airline worldwide to use a range of different settings for the on-board lighting of the A350-900 which are designed to fit with the day and night-time biorhythms of their passengers. Any passengers who have ever traveled across a number of time zones will know the problem - your body clock gets out of sync. With the introduction of Lufthansa's new ...

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Dubai’s Dynamic Tower

David Fisher proposed his ‘Dynamic Tower’ back in 2008. Architectural film, Dynamic Group, has announced that the innovative project will finally be built in Dubai by 2020. It will be the world’s first skyscraper consisting of separate rotating floors attached to a central column. The 80-story building will give the residents of its luxury apartments the ability to control the ...

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