Galaxy SOHO by Zaha Hadid Architects
Composed of five independent concrete volumes wrapped in insulated aluminum panels and connected by a series of stretched bridges, the fluid vernacular eliminates all corners in an integrated seamless structure. Taking cues from the Chinese architecture, pockets of intimate courtyards create quiet internal spaces, found also in the interior providing smaller private areas during the conceptual phase. The first three floors are allocated to retail and entertainment functions, followed by the office clusters stacked on top, and bars, cafes and restaurants reigning at the highest level, offering panoramic views of the greatest avenues in the city.
HNTB Unveils High-Flying Ribbon Bridge to Renovate Los Angeles’ 6th Street Viaduct
The ribbon bridge will offer more than just a way to cross over the 5, the 101 and the LA River - it will also serve as an important pedestrian link and provide lots of park space while incorporating public art and promoting sustainability.
Solar Powered Houseboat
The Autarkhome house boat truly brings passive living to the high seas. The Maastricht, Netherlands docked house is an entirely self-sufficient, off the grid floating home! Designed by Pieter Kromwikj to meet Passivhaus standards, the home is powered by a solar array that spans the roof.