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4K Drone Footage Captures Apple's New Spaceship HQ, And It's Massive

After looking at rendered images for years, seeing real footage of Apple’s new spaceship of a headquarters is a little bit surreal. We got a peek at the building’s footprint last year, but a new clip shot with a drone in 4K really shows the building taking shape. Boy, is it huge.

Mexico City's New Mega-Airport Will Collect Its Own Energy And Water

Cities all over the world have been scrambling to build mega-airports in an effort to lure tourism dollars and modernize their image. The latest to step into the fray: Mexico City, with a gigantic new airport proposal announced today that it’s calling the “most sustainable” in the world.

This Flyover Shows What Apple's New HQ Will Look Like From The Air

We have a pretty good idea of what Apple’s forthcoming headquarters might look like, thanks to all the glimmering renderings. But the 3D visualisation company Technology Integration Services Inc. just published a video of what the office will look like as you’re flying over it — and it’s even cooler in motion.

Was Apple's Futuristic HQ Inspired By A 1960s-Era San Francisco Motel?

Apple’s new Cupertino HQ promises to be an ultra-modern hub of highly considered, state-of-the-art design. But was this UFO-beamed-down-from-the-future actually inspired by a architectural relic from the Bay Area’s past?

Norman Foster Explains How 3D Printing Will Transform Architecture

Super-starchitect Lord Norman Foster and his friends at the European Space Agency stunned the world last year with a plan to build a lunar base by 3D-printing it with moon dust. But what happens when you try something like that on Earth? How is 3D printing changing the way we build cities?

Vegas Is Tearing Down This Empty Hotel That Never Opened

If you’ve visited Vegas anytime since 2009, you’ve likely seen the empty hotel. It doesn’t have any signage; instead, it is often swaddled in ads, like the world’s priciest billboard — a bloated Cirque du Soleil-wrapped blue whale hovering over the Strip for four lonely years. Now a court ruling is finally putting the doomed hotel out of its misery without it ever having opened.

Norman Foster On Apple's HQ: Over 1000 Bikes, Four-Storey Glass Doors

Spaceship Apple is freaking huge: A 260,000sqm orb on a 176-acre parcel serving 12,000 employees in oh-so-suburban Cupertino. While talking to Architectural Record, architect Norman Foster defended the headquarter’s massive size and weird shape, and revealed some intriguing new details.

6 Jaw-Dropping Superyachts Designed By Architects

Generally speaking, architects are brilliant and creative people with a wide range of talents. That sort of versatility is part of what makes them good architects in the first place. But let’s be honest. Just because some people are good at a lot of things does not mean they’re good at everything. Take yachts, for instance.

Apple's New Headquarters Will Be Designed By Norman Foster

Only just purchased from HP last month, Apple’s latest campus in Cupertino, California, will be designed by the famous British architect Norman Foster, who’s lent his hand to creations such as these.

Bucky Fuller's Back-To-Front Car Re-Imagined

Only three of these back-to-front Dymaxions were ever built, but as there’s only one remaining it was up to British architect Norman Foster (the man behind some of the most recognisable buildings in the world) to build the fourth himself.