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  • Dubai Mall set for massive $610m expansion

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    Dubai Mall, world’s biggest shopping centre, set for $610m expansion

    Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping centre and most visited place on Earth in 2023, is poised for a significant expansion. Emaar Properties, the United Arab Emirates real estate developer, has announced... more

  • Guadalajara's skyline to welcome striking new mixed-use tower

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    Guadalajara’s skyline to welcome striking new mixed-use tower

    An ambitious new project is set to transform Mexico's Guadalajara skyline and redefine mixed-use development in the region. Legend, a striking 190-metre-tall tower, broke ground on 24 May 2024 in the Andares Za... more

  • OXO Living Unveils OXO The Residences in Bali

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    OXO Living unveils OXO The Residences in Bali

    Balinese property developer OXO Living has revealed its latest luxury project, OXO The Residences, a boutique collection of 40 neo-luxury villas in Nyanyi, Bali, north of Canggu. Nestled in a serene locale, ... more

  • ‘Billionaires’ Quay’ restoration transforms Europe’s largest yachting harbour

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    ‘Billionaires’ Quay’ restoration transforms Europe’s largest yachting harbour

    The Quai des Milliardaires (‘Billionaires’ Quay’) has undergone an extensive transformation in Port Vauban, Antibes — consolidating its position as a prominent yachting hub in the Mediterranean. With... more

  • Dubai Mall, world’s biggest shopping centre, set for $610m expansion
  • SOM designs stunning new waterfront neighbourhood for Zhuhai
  • The new IDF Habitat Headquarters in Paris
  • 3XN reveals their first North American high rise

Guadalajara’s skyline to welcome striking new mixed-use tower

An ambitious new project is set to transform Mexico's Guadalajara skyline and redefine mixed-use development in the region. Legend, a striking 190-metre-tall tower, broke ground on 24 May 2024 in the Andares Zapopan district, where it will become the tallest building upon completion in 2029. The project is a collaboration between renowned international firms and local talent. American architecture and engineering firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) is leading the design in partnership with Mexico City-based Estudio AMA, while award-winning Esrawe Studio is handling the hotel interior design. Spanning over 110,000 square metres, Legend will house an exclusive mix of…

OXO Living unveils OXO The Residences in Bali

Balinese property developer OXO Living has revealed its latest luxury project, OXO The Residences, a boutique collection of 40 neo-luxury villas in Nyanyi, Bali, north of Canggu. Nestled in a serene locale, the development offers a fusion of lush, contemporary, and traditional Balinese design. Positioned as a new wellness and cultural hub, Nyanyi emerges as a lush green paradise, attracting those seeking tranquillity on the island. The villas, designed by Bali-based German architect Alexis Dornier, offer various configurations, including three-bedroom, four-bedroom, and five-bedroom options, complemented by a clubhouse, landscaped gardens, BBQ area, and playground. Drawing inspiration from Bali's terraced rice…

‘Billionaires’ Quay’ restoration transforms Europe’s largest yachting harbour

The Quai des Milliardaires (‘Billionaires’ Quay’) has undergone an extensive transformation in Port Vauban, Antibes — consolidating its position as a prominent yachting hub in the Mediterranean. With over 1,500 berths and 18 superyacht berths of up to 160 metres, Port Vauban is Europe’s largest yachting harbour. Since May 2023, both the quay and IYCA (International Yacht Club d’Antibes) building — which houses a yacht club, bar, and crew centre — have been renovated to renew both the appearance and infrastructure of the quay, making it the centre of the port, focused on offering a range of high-end, high-quality utilities,…

SOM’s new “Terminal in a Garden” welcomes global travellers

Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) have announced that the new Terminal 2 at Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (BLR) is now fully operational and receiving international passengers. Inspired by the city of Bengaluru’s reputation as “the garden city,” Terminal 2 is a multimodal transit hub that radically reimagines the airport experience. The terminal’s structural system and rectilinear form is designed to be efficient and sustainable, even allowing flexibility to accommodate changes over time, to support the continued growth of air travel in Bengaluru. T2 has been recognised as the largest terminal in the world to…

Midosuji Daibiru celebrates completion with CASBEE certification

MOL Group company, Daibiru Corporation, has announced the completion of the Midosuji Daibiru building in Minami-Kyuhoji-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka in Japan. The newly completed project is a reconstruction of the former Midosuji Daibiru, which closed at the end of December 2020, and it has retained the same name as its predecessor. Under the concept of “Your Premium, Your Workplace”, the building offers workspaces that aim to cater to diversified workstyles (solo work, meetings, telework, etc.), providing an environment that prioritises physical and mental health; all while respecting Daibiru’s inherited spirit of “coexistence with nature”. Midosuji Daibiru has also earned the highest…

ASM Global’s Moscone Center awarded Leed’s highest certification

Moscone Center, San Francisco’s premier convention venue, has been awarded LEED Platinum certification for Existing Building Operations and Maintenance (EB:OM) — this certification is the highest level of LEED developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. ASM Global Executive VP of convention centers Dan Hoffend said: “ASM Global is committed to making its portfolio of convention centers the most sustainable collection in the world. “San Francisco’s Moscone Center is leading our effort to achieve this goal and raise the bar for the industry in state-of-the-art sustainability innovations.” In 2019, following the completion of Moscone Center’s $551 million expansion program, the…

Black & Milk unveils design for Pico House apartment

London-based luxury interior design studio Black & Milk has revealed a first look at the reworking of Pico House and the redevelopment of London’s Battersea Power Station. Created in collaboration with Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, the apartment demonstrates attention to detail, as Black & Milk stated that the company wanted to create a space that accentuated the rewards of living in prime Central London while channeling the city’s luxuries into the apartment stylistically. Pico House is located next to Battersea Power Station’s Zone 1 London Underground Station and overlooks a rich mix of restaurants, bars, offices and shops on Electric…