City trends of today and tomorrow.
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The 2010s have been a monumental decade for architecture around the world. As the Western world slowly recovered from the recession of 2008 and the environmental concerns accelerated, many projects took a minimalist and introspective route.
Adaptive reuse is on an unprecedented rise. Within the coming decade, experts estimate that 90 percent of real estate development will involve adaptive reuse of existing buildings instead of constructing new ones.
For 60 years, the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO) in Virginia has proven small but mighty. Its terminal takes up just an acre and a half with 50 flights that take off and arrive daily from a single runway. For comparison, the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, located an eight-hour drive south, has a terminal complex of over 156 acres with 2,700 flights daily.
The most impressive addition to Shanghai's lineup of breathtaking skyscrapers is the Shanghai Tower. Standing at 632 meters high, it is China's tallest building, and only the Burj Khalifa in Dubai surpass its height. Located at the heart of Lujiazui, Shanghai's commercial center and financial district, this awe-inspiring structure is a metaphor for China's emergence and forward-looking future.
From iconic heritage buildings to ranking as one of the world's top architecture schools, Australia's RMIT University has established itself as a global leader in design. Yet, this prestigious higher-education institution keeps reinventing itself, with facilities and infrastructure evolving to meet the needs of today's students.
Recently named as the European Union's most innovative region, Stockholm is a modern city in every sense of the word and joining others in a growing list of Smart Cities accross the World. Stretching across fourteen islands, the Swedish capital boasts not only to some of the world's best universities but the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony.
Until recently, most cities grew organically, without a strategy or plan. Nowadays, meticulous plans with smarter and more creative solutions characterize urban planning. Advanced technologies help the cities of tomorrow become more attractive, convenient, and sustainable.
Rapid urbanization means cities around the world are denser and more expensive than ever before. With land at a premium, an urban future where businesses and individuals can thrive will require intelligent, efficient and flexible room designs that maximizes existing space.
Virtual reality is commonly associated with the gaming and entertainment realm, with users immersing themselves in computer-generated worlds. Yet the technology could play a vital role to revolutionize urban living, with the potential to transform urban landscapes across the globe.
In a city of multitudes, the architectural traditions that characterize the city are far from homogeneous: Sao Paulo is constantly evolving as futuristic designs take their place alongside colonial-era landmarks and much-loved modernist masterpieces.