Vo Trong Nghia plants fruit trees on the roof of a house in Vietnam

Recycled water from a ground-floor fish pond is used to nourish fruit trees on the roof of a house in Danang City, Vietnam, by Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Formed from brick and stone boxes stacked around a green courtyard, Thang House is the latest in the practice’s House for Trees series. Vo Trong Nghia Architects […]

OMA designs The Link department store and hotel in Vienna

OMA has won a competition to build The Link hotel and department store in Vienna, which will be topped by a series of public rooftop gardens. Set to become OMA’s first project in Austria, The Link will be built adjacent to Vienna’s cultural MuseumsQuartier on the Mariahilferstraße, one of the capital’s main streets. It will […]

Kohn Pedersen Fox slots raised gardens into Robinson Tower in Singapore

Stepped and planted roof terraces have been slotted into the 175-metre-high Robinson Tower in Singapore, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox with local practice Architects 61. Split into two sections, the mixed-use tower has 20 storeys of offices elevated on chunky concrete supports above a four-storey podium of retail spaces. Singapore’s 2014 Landscape Replacement Policy requires that […]

Vanke Design Community is cluster of workspaces topped by parks

A campus-like park of concrete offices topped with green roofs forms the new Vanke Design Community in Shenzhen, featuring two sunken plots completed by architecture practice FCHA. Located in a green corridor of the Dashahe Innovation Zone, the masterplan for the new design community was developed by Urbanus, who collaborated with several firms on structures […]

Henning Larsen completes Iceberg-like opera house in Hangzhou

Henning Larsen designed tech white angular volumes of Hangzhou Yuhang Opera, which visitors can climb up, to look like “floes of ice” on a lake. The waterfront performance venue in Hangzhou, China, contains a 1,400-seat auditorium, a 500-seat black box theatre, and an exhibition centre. The white facade of the cultural centre in Hangzhou, China, is punctuated with […]

Vibeke Lichten designs her own concrete Eco House for secluded New York island

A micro vineyard, a rooftop garden and an abundance of artwork are among the features in an island retreat that New York architect Vibeke Lichten has created for her family. The Eco House is located on Shelter Island, which sits between the North and South Forks of the Long Island peninsula. The small island, which has a […]

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