MVRDV's renderings for the Collection Building, a public "art depot" in the Rotterdam's Museum-park. Clad in reflective glass, the structure's facade will be just transparent enough to expose the inner workings of the museum, where according to project description from the firm, a "public route zigzags through the building," from the café-equipped lobby on the ground level to the exhibition space, sculpture garden and restaurant on the roof.
Kazakh City, designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, consists of housing, parks, meeting space, exhibition space and pavilions. Click through to see more images of World Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan.
International architecture firms IND and Powerhouse Company have triumphed in a competition to design a 328-foot-tall broadcast tower in Çanakkale, Turkey with their plan for a ring-shaped platform that rises to form a sleek communications mast. The competition brief also called for exhibition spaces and observation decks.
These vertical garden towers by Mexico City-based Studio Cachoua Torres Camilletti were designed to look like a pair of craggy, squabbling neighbors and connected via precariously angled bridges, the Hong Kong-based proposal features a huge sheet of glass on one side, a green wall dripping with flowers on another, rice paddies and a fish farming facility up on the roof.
Here's a Roaming City That is Actually Build-able, in Theory. Built atop the same powerful crawling mechanisms used for tanks, the highly detailed plans include things like sports facilities, senior centers, schools (including a university), restaurants, a library, a theater, a hospital, and an observatory.
China's latest utopia plan boasts villas shaped like glass Hershey Kisses. Flavours Orchard development spans across 22 acres in the form of 45 villas of three distinct architectural typologies, as Design Boom so self-seriously writes: "mobius," "mountain," and "shell," all of which meld "the advantages of both urban and rural living.