London, United Kingdom

A Sustainable Cities Initiative by Siemens, conceived by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, has recently opened in London. The Crystal is a dramatic form with a glazed structure, creating a new independent global hub for debates on sustainable urban living and development. 

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San Francisco, America

The tower that would be San Francisco's tallest structure is scheduled to go to the Planning Commission for its final approvals next month, five full years after being unveiled. The obelisk-like building has also been tweaked in two key ways since an updated design was introduced in March.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

The renovation of the Stedelijk Museum, located in Amsterdam's Southern district in the Museum Quarter, has been revealed. The construction by architect Mels Crouwel involved creating a new building, distinctively different to the original building completed by A.W. Weissman, in 1895.

The new building is composed of two storeys above the ground and one below which will house gallery spaces for temporary exhibitions, visitor services, public amenities, library and offices.

Image: John Lewis Marshal    

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East London, United Kingdom

Duggan Morris Architects has been chosen to design the 2013 Floating Cinema, part of a Legacy List project to ‘animate the waterways in east London.’ The Hackney-based practice won a competition launched in May this year, and was chosen from a shortlist of five international practices including OBRA (New York/Beijing), Nilsson Pflugfelder (London/Berlin) and London’s vPPR.

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Oberriet, Switzerland

Davide Macullo Architects has presented bold designs for new commercial headquarters for Jansen AG based on pitched rooftops of Oberriet. The scheme integrates innovative technologies and includes new details and materials not yet used in architecture - the fa├žade system for example, which displays structural glazing details (by Jansen AG) and internal glazed fireproof doors.

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