If you think buildings are boring then prepare to be proven wrong. Read up on the latest architecture news here and be amazed. From man made islands to unique housing designs, Interesting Engineering has you covered for news on the most impressive and unique structures in the world.

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Zaha Hadid to create first large scale project in wood, the Sleuk Rith Institute

When you think of projects undertaken by Zaha Hadid you immediately think about flowing structures that have been designed in materials such as concrete. However, the Iraqi-British architect has recently revealed a new project and it is to be the first large scale project in wood. The office of Hadid released renders of the Sleuk Rith Institute in Cambodia and if the building lives up to the renders it is looking like it could be among the best work from the architect yet. [Image Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects] The Sleuk Rith Institute will be home to the Cambodian non-governmental […]

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Riverside 66 has a stunning 350m curved glass façade

Architects Kohn Pedersen Fox have huge plans for the redevelopment of Tianjin river banks in China with the Riverside 66 mega-structure which features a curved glass façade of 350 meters. [Image Courtesy of Kohn Pederson Fox] The Riverside 66 will be among the longest single structures in the region and there is no doubt that it will be very impressive. The building is 350 meters from end to end, with the curved glass façade spanning along one side of the length of the building. Designers used twenty two concrete ribs of seven storeys high and more than 10,000 glass panels […]

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Is it the sun rising over the lake? No, it’s the Yanqi Lake Kempinski Hotel

Many people choose to wake up as the sun rises and watch the beautiful show that nature gives us. But how many people can say that they have woken up actually inside the rising sun? Well those who have been and visited the Yanqi Lake Kempinski Hotel in China are able to do just that as the designers of the hotel designed it to look like a sun that is rising up over the Tanqi Lake. [Image Courtesy of Shanghai Huadu Architect Design] Shanghai Huadu Architect Design was behind the design and when looking at the hotel from the front, […]

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The 6 overall winners of the 2014 World Architecture Festival Awards

The World Architecture Festival was held at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore over a three day period and the festival was home to some of the very best projects from around the world. The winners of the categories were revealed on the first and second day of the competition, while the overall winners were announced on the third day. Here we present the 6 overall winners: The World’s Building of the Year – The Chapel [Image Courtesy of a21studio] The World’s Building of the Year title went to Vietnamese a21studio and their design called The Chapel, a project based […]

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Star Wars house takes design from movie

Over in South Korea an architectural company by the name of Moon Hoon has come up with a design for a house based on Star Wars. When looking at the property it looks like something that has been airlifted straight from the set of the latest Star Wars movie and dropped in a residential area. The architectural firm designed the Star Wars House with a family on a low budget in mind and it is has fun styling as well as being practical. [Image Courtesy of Moon Hoon] The unusual project was finished in 2013 and was the idea of […]

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Binhai Eco City: A sustainable green city

Looking towards the future it is hoped that cities will become havens of green that are powered by clean and renewable energy. Binhai Eco City, a joint project between China and Singapore, is an example of one such city and how the dream could be a reality. [Image Courtesy of HAO] Binhai is situated on the Tianjin outskirts in north China and it would be connected to another eco-friendly development that is planned in Beijing, which would be connected by high speed rail. The Beijing Bohai Innovation city aims to set a new standard when it comes to being conscious of […]