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O-Tower (Infinity Loop Skyscraper), China


BIG Studio has designed the O-Tower for the new OPPO R&D Headquarters (China’s largest smartphone company) in Hangzhou. The design combines aesthetics and innovative technology in a building that will be an environmental, economical, and socially sustainable hub for innovation. Described by BIG as being infinity-loop shaped, the skyscraper was designed to "connect ground to sky in a continuous loop of collaboration". The tower, with an area of 161330…

Second Home Hollywood, LA


Second Home, the co-working business for entrepreneurs and innovators, has opened its first U.S. location in Los Angeles. ‘Second Home Hollywood’, also known as ‘HolLA’, is designed by SelgasCano. The architects transformed a former Hollywood parking-lot into a sprawling co-working complex which is surrounded by a garden. Second Home Hollywood has replaced 90,800 square feet of hardscape for 70,000 square feet of landscape. What previously was a parking lot…

The Cloud Town Convention and Exhibition Center, China


Typical characters of traditional exhibition centers make them hard to be utilized in any other ways, causing a huge waste of resources invisibly. Even the busiest exhibition centers merely have a usage rate of 40%, meaning that they lie idle at least 200 days a year. The usage rate of most other exhibition centers is below 10%. Therefore, in the process of designing the first stage of Cloud Town…

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