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By now, you have probably read about the Melbourne skyscraper inspired by Beyoncé. Mimicking the singer in her music video for “Ghost,” the 68-story Premiere Tower is tall and curvaceous. But you know what else that building looks like? A rocket, a snake gestating prey, and literally any and every other curvy building in a […]

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The beloved Long Island City Clock Tower will not be demolished. DNAinfo reports that the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission cast a unanimous vote, hailing it an “iconic” landmark on Tuesday. LPC Chair Meenakshi Srinivasan released the following statement: “For nearly a century, the Queens Clock Tower building has been one of Long Island City’s most […]

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What if a bridge could also be a community center? That’s what architect Sunggi Park envisioned in his Harvard thesis project “Re-configurable Infrastructure,” which just got a special mention in the annual d3 Unbuilt Visions competition — an annual celebration of visionary and theoretical architecture across the world. Using the Queensboro Bridge as an example, […]

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Not only is the massive new WTC transit hub over budget and very delayed, but it is also rusting. And, unlike the Barclays Center, the brackish color isn’t part of its design. CityLab writer Ben Kabak first noticed the discoloration in October, writing, “The stark white design of Calatrava’s rafters hulk over the streets even […]

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The nightmare of 42nd street is far too large a beast to be tamed by any mortal architect, but the Vision42 project is at least trying to come up with some imaginative ways to make it a more hospitable place. Vision42 asked “architects, planners, and urban designers from around the world to develop creative proposals for […]

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London-based architect Jason Lamb wanted to know — “with all the downside [sic] of fracking, is there a way that you could implement fracking with long term benefit to the community?” Lamb took the English city of Blackpool — situated above a bed of shale rock, the geological requirement for the environmentally unfriendly practice — […]

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Danish architectural group BIG has proposed an unusual design for “Zootopia,” which will replace the current zoo in Givskud, Denmark. Their concept is to hide humans from the animals, while allowing a more interactive and intimate viewing experience than is usually available to zoo goers. Zootopia will have three areas — representing Asia, Africa and “America.” A four […]

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Artist Sara Ludy has just released the first video introducing her latest work Dream House, “an on-going virtual architecture project inspired by lucid dreams and sacred spaces.” View the video above to explore. “The sound is just various room recordings that are pitch shifted slightly to create different ambiences for each space,” Ludy Tells ANIMAL. It adds an […]

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Dubai Holding developers have announced plans for the “Mall of the World” spanning 8 million square feet and covered with a glass dome. You will never have to step outside, which is good, because Dubai’s outside is 104 degrees Farenheit in the summer. The dome will be open in the winter months. Here are some featured highlights which […]

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The New York State Pavilion — that futuristic, dilapidated structure in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, originally built for the 1964 World’s Fair — is officially a “National Treasure.” The National Trust For Historic Preservation gave the pavilion the designation this week, placing it among the ranks of the bridges of Yosemite National Park, the National […]

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