This week on Dezeen, Japanese studio Nikken Sekkei unveiled a skys،er in Dubai that includes the world’s longest cantilever.
Measuring 67.5 metres, the cantilever projects out from a link connecting two skys،ers at the One Za’abeel development in Dubai.
The cantilever is one metre longer than the 66.5-metre-long observation deck at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, making it the longest in the world.
In New York, two skys،ers were in the news with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s 285-metre-high Two Manhattan West skys،er completing in Midtown Manhattan.
KPF, meanwhile, released images of the 520 Fifth Avenue supertall skys،er (above), which is under construction nearby and will be wrapped in arched windows.
In design news, NASA and Lockheed Martin presented its “quiet supersonic” jet for the first time.
Designed to have a cruising s،d of 925 miles per ،ur, the distinctive form of the X-59 supersonic jet was created to reduce the noise created by sonic booms.
Also this week, the first full-height timber wind turbine, which has a tower built by wood technology company Modvion, s،ed turning in Sweden.
At 105 metres tall, the tower was made from a type of m،-timber called laminated veneer lumber (LVL), while its rotor blades and generator hub were made of conventional materials.
In China, architect Junya I،gami revealed a one-kilometre-long museum that extends across a lake in Rizhao, Shan، Province.
Following the opening we rounded up 10 buildings in China that interact with dramatic landscapes.
Popular projects this week included an infinity pool designed by Herzog & de Meuron in Lake Como, a bamboo pavilion in the northeast of India and a green-terr،o flat extension.
Our latest lookbooks featured New York City loft interiors and living rooms where vintage furniture adds an “unknown history”.
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