Anonymous rooms for anonymous and rootless lives, the hotel has long been a giant metaphor for modernity
The control of nature promised a world transformed for the benefit of humans, but have gigantic dams drowned such hopes?
The historic context of the site demanded a sophisticated architectural treatment
99 per cent of the Norway’s electricity derives from hydropower
Lake Delhi Dam in Iowa by Stanley ConsultantsSubscription
While big dams are environmentally destructive, smaller projects can bring great benefits to local areas
The development of laminated timber has facilitated the construction of unprecedentedly tall wooden buildings
The tallest building in the world when completed, at around one km
Hegau Tower in Singen, Germany by JAHNSubscription
The grid of the facade suggests an infinite extensibility, without extravagant height
Soaring expression of the individualistic spirit of capitalism, logical extrusion of land values or irrational, anti-urban monster?
Super-light engineering and modular concrete domes allow for future expansion