The world’s first shadowless skyscrapers


Shadowless buildingsArchitecture firm NBBJ has revealed its plan for a couple of very unusual buildings in London.

These two skyscrapers won’t cast a shadow, thanks to their innovative design.

They will use concave reflective surfaces which are adapted to the sun’s path in the sky, significantly reducing their shadows.

The unique towers will be built on Greenwich Peninsula; find out more about the project here.

Innovative building for Singapore university


Nanyang Technological UniversityA Singapore university has a brand new ‘Learning Hub’ designed by Heatherwick Studio.

Nanyang Technological University’s new building has an unusual curved structure, consisting of white layered towers interspersed with trees.

Heatherwick Studio described its unique design as fostering ‘togetherness and sociability’ to ‘encourage collaboration’.

Have a closer look at the stunning construction here and tell us what you think.

Shortlist announced for RIBA London awards


RIBA London has announced its shortlist for the 2015 Awards.RIBA London Awards shortlist

68 buildings are part of this shortlist, with buildings designed by AHMM, Roger Stirk Harbour, and John McAslan + Partners being recognised.

The nominations will be assessed by a regional jury, before being considered for the RIBA National Awards.

Take a look at the list of shortlisted projects here and tell us which ones you like.

Time-sliced landmarks from day to night


Time-sliced buidingsA photographer has released a series of  pictures showing the world’s most famous places from day to night.

Richard Silver carefully takes pictures of each landmark before ‘slicing’ the images into strips and arranging them into a single photograph.

His work includes compositions depicting Milan, Shanghai, and even Easter Island.

Have a look at these unique photographs here and tell us which one is your favourite.

74 designs revealed for new bridge in London


Thames bridge designsDesign proposals have been unveiled for a new bridge to be built on the River Thames.

The competition, launched in December, has received 74 proposals from all over the world, for a new bridge between Nine Elms and Pimlico. 

The project submissions each have different and unique features, from red bicycle paths to pink spotlights.

The jury, which includes architect Graham Stirk of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, will select up to four designs next month.

Have a look at these designs here and tell us what you think about them.

Unique design for convention centre


A major new convention centre in Canberra is to be designed by Studio Fuksas. Australian Forum

Studio Fuksas, in collaboration with Canberra firm Guida Moseley Brown Architects, was appointed by the Australian Government to come up with designs.

The Australia Forum, which will be located in the centre of the capital, will have a unique shape, incorporating wavy floors and a bulging, elliptical roof.

The studio describes the design as being “in constant dialogue with the urban context and the environment, the complex is conceived with extreme flexibility”.

The project is set for completion in 2020.

Have a look at this original design here and tell us what you think of it.

Iconic building gains trompe l’oeil wrap


Building wrapThe famous Banqueting House in Whitehall is to feature a stunning trompe l’oeil wrap as it undergoes major restoration work.

Banqueting House will be covered in a full-height wrap giving the illusion of a torn façade revealing its five hundred year history.

The façade, designed by Northover & Brown, references the building’s striking ceiling by the famous painter Peter Paul Rubens and the sketches of designer Inigo Jones.

Northover & Brown has also created a series of animations based on the Banqueting House’s history, which will be projected onto the windows from inside the building.

Let us know if you would like to see more conservation schemes given a creative twist.

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