ITSLIQUID ARCHIVE - ARCHITECTURE

MACBA EXTENSION BY CHRIST &…

Architecture | February 21, 2022

Presently housed in a building opened in 1995, the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) requires a significant increase of its exhibition space. Addressing this need, the design for the new MACBA was developed in partnership between Christ & Gantenbein and Barcelona-based H Arquitectes as a new volume opposite the current venue. Read more


MU XIN ART MUSEUM

Architecture | February 20, 2022

Modern concrete cubes float idyllically over the Yuanbao lake of a 1000 year ancient historic water town in China, Wuzhen in China's Zhejiang Province has become home to the cultural addition which is the Mu Xin Museum designed by New York based OLI Architecture. Read more


AMOREPACIFIC HEADQUARTERS

Architecture | February 16, 2022

The new headquarters for Amorepacific, Korea's largest beauty company, is located in the centre of Seoul at a site which has been occupied by the company since 1956. It is situated next to a former US military zone that is being transformed into the spacious public Yongsan Park and a business district, which was part of a masterplan representing the largest high-rise development in Korea that substantially altered the urban fabric of the Yongsan district. Read more


KAOHSIUNG POP MUSIC CENTER

Architecture | February 7, 2022

Next to the mouth of the Love River, the project is located in the port city of Kaohsiung, in southern Taiwan. In this particular enclave where water is the central axis of Taiwanese life both economically with the largest port in Taiwan, and at the urban level with the Love River drawing a dividing line between the two parts of the city, and at the environmental level where the relative humidity ranges between 60% and 80% - the Pop Music Center proposes a landscape of geometries rescued from the seabed. Foams, corals, seaweed, waves and aquatic animals are arranged on the surface and specialize in specific uses, so each piece manifests its own personality and a formal challenge and, at the same time, is integrated into a common ecosystem. Read more


DOHA METRO NETWORK BY UNSTUDIO

Architecture | February 6, 2022

UNStudio created a vision for the station designs of the all-new Doha Metro Network, and collaborated with the Qatar Rail Architecture Department on the development of an 'Architectural Branding Manual': an extensive set of design guidelines, architectural details and material outlines to assure the spatial quality and identity of the network. This comprehensive design manual served as a set of guidelines that were used by the appointed D&B contractors to deliver the different station types for the first phase. Read more


FIRST QUADRANT OF OMA’S KADEWE…

Architecture | February 3, 2022

The historic Berlin department store Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) opened the doors to the first quadrant of the masterplan designed by OMA. A concentric void spanning six floors holds a series of wood-clad escalators. At the base, in extension of the Tauentzien Straße main entrance, the void serves both as a retail and event space. Read more


OPPO R&D HEADQUARTERS

Architecture | January 24, 2022

Founded in 2004, OPPO has grown over a short period of time to become China’s largest smartphone company. The setting of OPPO’s new R&D Headquarters in Hangzhou’s Future Sci-Tech City represents a commitment to the brand’s spirit of endless innovation in the pursuit of perfection. Read more


TIANJIN BINHAI LIBRARY

Architecture | January 23, 2022

MVRDV and Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute (TUPDI) have completed Tianjin Binhai Library as part of a larger masterplan to provide a cultural district for the city. Read more


ELEFTHERIA SQUARE BY ZAHA HADID

Architecture | January 22, 2022

Establishing Eleftheria Square as the city’s primary gathering space, Zaha Hadid Architects’ (ZHA) design creates new connections intended to unite a divided capital. Nicosia’s massive Venetian fortifications separate the old city from its modern districts, while the city’s ‘Green Line’ divides the capital into two disparate communities. Read more


HUDSON YARDS “JOURNEY TO THE…

Architecture | January 20, 2022

The 1,131-foot-high, cantilevered, open-air observation deck at 30 Hudson Yards called “The Edge” is the highest outdoor sky deck in the western hemisphere. Read more


THE CLOUDSCAPE OF HAIKOU

Architecture | January 18, 2022

MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, has announced the opening of the Cloudscape of Haikou on the southern tip of China. A unique urban public and cultural space for citizens and visitors to Haikou, this flowing, sculptural concrete form was named as one of the “most anticipated architecture projects of 2021” by The Times of London. Read more


Snøhetta’s Design for 550 Madison…

Architecture | January 15, 2022

Snøhetta's Design for 550 Madison Garden Moves Forward with Official Approval from New York City Planning Commission. Read more


SPECTRUM BY STUDIO ANIMAL

Architecture | January 7, 2022

The existence of a big concrete column in the middle of the place directs the project towards working with the idea of the concentric and the centrifugal. Read more


SONGZHUANG COMMUNITY PARK

Architecture | January 6, 2022

The park is created to suit the site environment with a proper choice of material and plantation, combined with carefully designed spatial configuration, sequence, and atmosphere. Read more


NEUE NATIONALGALERIE REFURBISHMENT

Architecture | January 4, 2022

The Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin is an icon of twentieth-century architecture. Planned and built from 1963 to 1968, the steel and glass structure is the only building designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in Europe after his emigration to the USA. Read more


SHENZHEN BAY CULTURE PARK

Architecture | December 23, 2021

MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong reveals its masterplan and architectural design for the "Shenzhen Bay Culture Park." Read more


SHENZHEN NEOBIO FAMILY PARK

Architecture | December 20, 2021

The design style of Neobio in Shenzhen continues the consistent design style of Neobio brand. Read more


Wafra Living

Architecture | December 19, 2021

Wafra Living‘s design by AGi architects proposes an innovative housing organization in Kuwait, a new type of multi-family living as a social response to housing needs in the country. The design is guided by the requirements contemporary life while balancing traditional norms, and reintroduces urban life to the building level. Read more


GES-2 BY RENZO PIANO

Architecture | December 17, 2021

When thinking about what kind of building would be perfect to create a space for contemporary culture, a power station comes to mind immediately! Read more


TALES FROM THE LOOP

Architecture | December 8, 2021

WAY Studio was honored to participate and placed TOP 30 in the Ancient Tree Civilization and Residence Future International Architectural Design Competition. Read more


THE HISTORIC MUSÉE CARNAVALET BY…

Architecture | November 29, 2021

In 2016, Snøhetta was commissioned along lead architect Chatillon Architectes to undertake the architectural renovation of one of the most prominent museums in France: the historic musée Carnavalet. Situated in the 3rd arrondissement in Paris, in the historic and vibrant district of the Marais, the 3,900 m2 musée Carnavalet is the oldest of all Parisian museums, and before closing for renovation in 2016, the museum welcomed more than 400,000 visitors each year. Read more


SALÓN VERDE

Architecture | November 24, 2021

"Salón verde" creates a green "living room" for Madrid at the centre of the AZCA district. Read more


CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN…

Architecture | November 17, 2021

The design for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art grows out of a consideration for its extraordinarily beautiful, pastoral site, situating a collection of delicate pavilions nestled into the sloping terrain of a forested site. The pavilions span a ravine and two ponds forming a backdrop to community and educational spaces. The complex positions art and nature side by side, and includes a network of gardens, courtyards and hiking trails. Read more


Orange Country Museum of Art

Architecture | November 6, 2021

The Orange County Museum of Art’s new home will be situated at Orange County’s major arts complex, on the campus of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, creating a vibrant cultural destination in Costa Mesa. Defined by an open and engaging urban presence, OCMA’s new home will build on the museum’s history of community enrichment and presentation of thought-provoking works of art across a wide range of mediums, by artists of diverse backgrounds. Read more


The Academy Museum of Motion…

Architecture | November 5, 2021

In the heart of Los Angeles, at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is the world’s premier movie museum. Read more


11th STREET BRIDGE PARK

Architecture | November 4, 2021

Our design for the 11th Street Bridge Park is a place of exchange. The park at Anacostia Crossing will connect two historically disparate sides of the river with a series of outdoor programmed spaces and active zones that will provide an engaging place hovering above, yet anchored in, the Anacostia River. Read more


SHENZHEN OPERA HOUSE BY UNSTUDIO

Architecture | October 20, 2021

Our design proposal for the Shenzhen Opera House aims to create a world-class culture facility in this rapidly growing city that will help transform the surrounding area into a vibrant destination for residents and tourist alike. Read more


LONDON CITY ISLAND BY GLENN…

Architecture | October 19, 2021

London City Island makes the most of its distinctive ‘island’ location where the River Lea bends for the last time just before it joins the River Thames. Read more


Teshima Art Museum

Architecture | October 19, 2021

Uniting the creative visions of artist Rei Naito and architect Ryue Nishizawa, Teshima Art Museum stands on a hill on the island of Teshima overlooking the Seto Inland Sea. The museum, which resembles a water droplet at the moment of landing, is located in the corner of a rice terrace that was restored in collaboration with local residents. Read more


Global Home of the PGA…

Architecture | October 18, 2021

As the global home of the PGA TOUR, its new headquarters brings the entire organisation under one roof for the first time. The building reflects the progressive spirit of the PGA TOUR, as it embraces new ways of working and collaboration, responding to changing media landscapes and audiences in the future. Read more