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Slideshow: Foster + Partners unveils Guangming Hub master plan

Foster + Partners has released its competition-winning design for the Guangming Hub, a transit-focused development on a high-speed rail link in Shenzhen, China.

Swiss Alps resort plans upgraded mountaintop station, new cable car

The Titlis resort area in Switzerland has big plans, including a new, larger mountaintop station, a repurposed telecommunications tower with new levels for public use, and a second cable car.

Video: Tower design enables touch-free movement for occupants

Automation and tech synergy are key in the design of the 36-story-tall building in Hong Kong, where occupants will be able to move from sidewalk to workstation without touching a thing.

Slideshow: Carlo Ratti Associati releases design for eight-story mobile tennis tower

The concept design of the 90 m tall structure offers eight boxlike courts stacked atop one another in alternating layers.

Engineering innovation solves the problem by eliminating the problem

A new innovation coming out of Romania is fundamentally changing the way sewerage projects get done.

Smart windows utilize liquid solution to improve buildings’ energy efficiency

A water-based approach to designing windows promises impressive energy efficiencies in operations of buildings.

Spa design collects water from fog for use on-site

An international architecture firm has released the design of a health spa in eastern Nepal that will capture moisture from fog and convert it into water.

Cantilevers create sculptural office on difficult site in Chennai, India

A new office building in India features stacked, rectangular volumes, each cantilevering to create outdoor spaces at every level.

Modular facade of renewable tech firm’s HQ features photovoltaic panels

Daylight and shading studies helped create the new facade on a South Korean skyscraper that incorporates the firm’s own solar panels.

Slideshow: Presidential library design references ancient, contemporary African history

The sustainable design also includes photovoltaics, geothermal storage, and locally sourced materials — including the compressed earth to be used for the library’s facade.