BIG’s design for a whimsical museum dedicated to the Danish toy looks like, well, a big pile of overlapping Lego bricks, complete with the round “studs.”
Using 10,000-year-old building methods and eschewing all electricity, the Adere Amellal Hotel in Egypt’s Siwa Oasis may be one of the most energy efficient, sustainable hotels in the world.
A planned NFL stadium for the Minnesota Vikings will use new, energy-saving sustainable tactics to battle snow buildup on the roof: passive solar and gravity.
Besides being aesthetically striking, the honeycombed walls and hollow spire of this concrete tower in Saudi Arabia create a natural air-conditioning system.
To convey “openness and transparency,” the design for the new International Criminal Court includes green walls and a generous use glazing for ventilation and daylighting.
Diverse, innovative alternatives to air conditioning are seen in three finalists for the prestigious Aga Khan Architecture Award.
The winning design for the planned 13 million-square-foot exhibition hall in Tianjin, China, will reduce the hall’s carbon footprint through daylighting and natural ventilation.