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  3. VanDusen Botanical Garden Centre

    Inspired by the form of a native orchid leaf, the new state-of-the-art Visitor Centre creates a landmark facility that re-connects people to the environmental issues of the 21st Century including water and energy conservation, topics of re-use and recycling, the aesthetic value of our native plant ecology, further concepts in sustainable building and design.

    (via: http://www.landezine.com)

     
  4. Salt Water-Powered Electric Car Approved for Roads in Europe

    A company that claims to have developed the first electric carpowered by salt water says the vehicle has now been approved for testing on public roads in Germany and the EU.

    (via: http://www.dezeen.com)

     
  5. Rogers Stirk Harbour Unveils Waterfront Skyscrapers for first Middle East Job

    Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has revealed its first-ever project in the Middle East – a row of four waterfront skyscrapers underway in Abu Dhabi.

    The £478 million Maryah Plaza development is designed by Richard Rogers' firm to create 500 high-end residences aimed at both locals and tourists, varying from one-bedroom apartments up to penthouses.

    (via: http://www.dezeen.com)

     
  6. Shigeru Ban Wins Contest to design Tainan Museum of Fine Arts

    Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has won a competition to create a museum of fine art and culture in Taiwan’s oldest city.

    (via: http://www.dezeen.com/)

     
  7. Architects Design Cat Shelters for Animal Charity Fundraiser

    A series of cat houses designed by Los Angeles-based architects were created for Architects for Animals “Giving Shelter” fundraiser this month.

    (via: http://www.dezeen.com/)

     
  8. 17BR-House by ONG & ONG

    ONG&ONG have completed the renovation of an early 1900′s shophouse into a contemporary family home in Singapore.

    (via: http://www.contemporist.com/)

     
  9. D58 House by Widawscy Studio Architektury

    Widawscy Studio Architektury have recently completed the D58 House in Mikolów, Poland.

    (via: http://www.contemporist.com)

     
  10. Team CMG
    Team CMG
    Team James Corner Field Operations
    Team James Corner Field Operations
    Team Olin
    Team Olin
    Team Snohetta
    Team Snohetta
    Team West 8
    Team West 8

    Five Design Teams Unveil Designs for Presidio Parklands

    Five international landscape architecture and design teams recently presented their concepts for 13 new acres of Presidio parklands.

    The five teams: CMG Landscape ArchitectureJames Corner Field OperationsOLINSNØHETTA, andWest 8 Team, presented their concepts at a public meeting . The teams were selected from 25 respondents to a request for qualifications in March, 2014. They were provided with a stipend and tasked with developing conceptual design and programming for the new landscape.

    (via: http://worldlandscapearchitect.com)N

     
  11. Aerial Views of Adria by Bernhard Lang

    German photographer Bernhard Lang takes to the air to show us the Italian coast of Adria, one of Europe’s favorite vacation spots, in a very different way.

    (via: http://www.highsnobiety.com/)

     
  12. BAPE Launches Custom Fabric Furniture Collection

    BAPE gets ready to launch a custom furniture program. Iconic all-over prints of the Japanese brand are offered on fabric, including BAPE check and several of its well known camouflage patterns.

    (via: http://www.highsnobiety.com/)

     
  13. An Amsterdam Apartment Interior by i29 Architects

    i29 Architects have designed the interiors for an apartment in Amsterdam.

    (via: http://www.contemporist.com)

     
  14. Foster + Partners Creates the Alen 68 Vessel

    Architecture firm Foster + Partners has designed a 20-metre-long motor yacht with a white leather interior.

    (via: http://www.dezeen.com/)

     
  15. Fumihiko Maki Completes Museum for the Aga Khan Foundation

    Angular walls clad with white granite and a glazed courtyard surrounded by Islamic motifs feature at Fumihiko Maki’s Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, which opens later this week.

    (via: http://www.dezeen.com)