This commercial spaceport in the New Mexico desert designed by Foster+ Partners resembles, naturally, a spaceship. Since 2006 12 flight tests have been hosted at its vertical launch area. Public launches including the annual student launch project occur on a regular basis. After total completion the site will have many other facilities including tourism option. Visitors now can visit the spaceport by public bus tours.
This twin skyscrapers designed by Foster + Partners can challenge any 21st century architecture once completed by 2017. They are going to be the tallest buildings in the EU, having height of 1,050 feet and the business district of the city, east of La Defense. There will be a riverfront park lined by shops and restaurants. With high-tech insulation and solar shading the towers will be energy efficient too.
Another awesome creation by the nonconformist minds at Beijing-based architectural firm MAD are these twin residential towers completed in 2012. Because of their curvaceous design they have given a nickname the 'Marilyn Monroe Towers'. The skyscrapers in Mississauga, Toronto, is 518 feet and 589 feet tall with 209 degrees twist from the base to the top have already recognized as the best tall buildings in America.
This immersive garden fantasy land, opened in 2011, has various botanical attractions. The main features include the "Super-tree Grove" which is a collection of 16-story-high man-made structures that are covered with living plants and photo-voltaic cells to generate solar energy and the 'Flower Dome'. The 'trees' are gorgeously illuminated at night. Such futuristic buildings defines the way we will live in future.
It is a high-rise office building in Sydney's Central Business District that has a unique double-skin glass facade along with a naturally ventilated central atrium and computer-controlled shades to illuminate the building with natural light while maintaining comfortable temperatures. The building features an outdoor "living wall" covered with plants.
A meatpacking plant and smokehouse of 1917 inSoMa has been turned into New American restaurant is reopened in 2012 after reconstruction by the architect Cass Calder Smith. Now it is a 2-story and 9,800-square-feet space mixing industrial aesthetics with warmth and coziness.
It is a Eco-friendly curvi-linear commercial tower which was completed in 2011. The 525-feet tall building is designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. It is covered by a roof having transparent "pillows" made of a fluorine based plastic, ETFE film.
The high rise on Saadiyat Island is being going to be a leading cultural district. The Foster+ Partners designed tilted steel tower resembles flight of a falcon. The residential tower is going to accommodate about 145,000 people after completion in 2015.
It is an amazing building with undulating shape and copper-toned metal finish that reflect the Gobi Desert of Inner Mongolia surrounding it. It is constructed by MAD, a Beijing based architectural firm. The large scale museum is newly developed in 2011.
It is 600-unit futuristic building in between 10th and 11th avenues in New York, which is being developed by a Danish firm BIG. It is the first North American project by the Bjarke Ingels, head architect at BIG. The high rise appears like a squashed pyramid from the West Side High Way and each of its apartments receives natural day light. It will be launched in 2015.