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Dongfeng City project by Amphibianarc

Architecture | January 13, 2015

Image courtesy of Amphibianarc Dongfeng City project by Amphibianarc Located in the upmost residential district of Northwest Zhengzhou, the Dongfeng City project constitutes a radical interpretation of shopping mall, setting a precedent in the region for contemporary urban development. Read more


The Packard Belt by JGCH…

Architecture, Design | January 7, 2015

Image courtesy of Paul Hitz The Packard Belt by JGCH Architects The Packard Automotive Plant in Detroit, a once producer of luxury cars, was completed in 1911 and closed its doors in 1958, subsequently falling into ruin and becoming a symbol of the city’s downfall and financial crisis. The call for an International Competition titled […] Read more


WDR Announces World Design Rankings…

Architecture, Design | January 2, 2015

WDR Announces World Design Rankings in Arts, Architecture and Design United States takes the first place among 79 represented countries in 2014 with 174 Design Awards won globally. Como, Italy (DesignPRWire) December 12, 2014 – Today, WDR – World Design Rankings announced the updated design rankings of countries based on the number of design awards […] Read more


Garden Bridge by Heatherwick studio

Architecture | December 30, 2014

Image courtesy of Heatherwick studio Garden Bridge by Heatherwick studio Following Transport for London’s (TfL) tender for proposals to improve pedestrian links across the river, Heatherwick Studio and actor and campaigner Joanna Lumley have developed an idea for a new pedestrian “Garden Bridge” across the River Thames; a scheme to connect North and South London […] Read more


Latin American Art Miami (LAAM)…

Architecture | December 23, 2014

Image courtesy of FR-EE Architects Latin American Art Miami (LAAM) by FR-EE Architects A private art collector, who specializes in modern and contemporary art from Latin America, is developing his well-known gallery into a new museum: the Latin American Art Miami (LAAM). Read more


Copenhagen Business School by C.F.…

Architecture | December 19, 2014

Image courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects Copenhagen Business School by C.F. Møller Architects Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is the 2nd largest business school in Europe with 20.000 students, located in Frederiksberg, close to the very heart of Copenhagen. In cooperation with The City of Frederiksberg, CBS has launched a bold vision to transform the existing […] Read more


Snøhetta – design for Beethoven…

Architecture | December 17, 2014

Image courtesy of  Snøhetta Snøhetta – design for Beethoven Festspielhaus The Oslo and New York based architectural firm has proposed a glass-fronted structure cast in white marble-aggregate concrete. The concert hall is set in a rectangular exterior form which is further augmented to create a façade of varying angles. Read more


Køge North Station

Architecture | December 15, 2014

Image courtesy of DISSING+WEITLING Køge North Station DISSING+WEITLING, COBE and COWI have won first prize in international competition for Køge North Station. Køge North Station will be a traffic centre and hot-spot for the entire Copenhagen area in a unique junction where high-speed trains, local trains and freeways meet. Read more


Smithsonian Institution South Campus Master…

Architecture | December 11, 2014

Image courtesy of BIG Smithsonian Institution South Campus Master Plan by BIG Working closely with the Smithsonian, BIG conceived a master plan for the South Mall Campus as an example of radical reinterpretation. Read more


Tampere Travel and Service Centre…

Architecture | December 9, 2014

Image courtesy of COBE Architects Tampere Travel and Service Centre by COBE Architects Tampere Travel and Service Centre has not only the potential to become a gateway to Tampere and the rest of Finland, but also the potential of becomming a generator for the future development of the urban centre of Tampere. Read more


Fine Arts Museum by Estudio…

Architecture | December 3, 2014

Image courtesy of Estudio Arquitectura Hago Fine Arts Museum by Estudio Arquitectura Hago The backbone of the architectural strategy for the extension project of the Fine Arts Museum in Badajoz is meant to regain an Identity: a new built environment (Architecture) that interacts with the urban context (City) through its cultural content (Museum). Read more


Benoy wins International Design Competition…

Architecture | November 26, 2014

Image courtesy of Benoy Benoy wins International Design Competition for Greenland GIC Benoy, the award-winning firm of Masterplanners, Architects, Interior and Graphic Designers, has won the international design competition for Greenland Group’s high-profile mixed-use development, Greenland GIC, in Chengdu’s city centre. Read more


Fulton Center by Grimshaw Architects

Architecture | November 24, 2014

Image courtesy of Grimshaw Architects Fulton Center by Grimshaw Architects Situated in the heart of Lower Manhattan, MTA‘s Fulton Center is designed to be a catalyst for the redevelopment of the area. Handling an average of 275,000 passengers per day and linking nine subway lines, the station complex is one of New York City’s busiest […] Read more


THE GATE RESIDENCE by Vincent…

Architecture | November 20, 2014

Image courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architects THE GATE RESIDENCE by Vincent Callebaut Architects In the heart of this New Cairo, the “Gate Residence” is an innovative design idea of Green Building, representing the combination of Trees and Building and metamorphosing the city into a vertical, green, dense and hyper-connected ecosystem. Read more


The Wei-Wu-Ying Centre for the…

Architecture | November 19, 2014

Image courtesy of Mecanoo The Wei-Wu-Ying Centre for the Arts by Mecanoo Architects The Wei-Wu-Ying Centre for the Arts symbolizes the transformation of Kaohsiung, once a major international harbour, into a modern, diverse city with a rich cultural climate. Read more


7 World Trade Center by…

Architecture | November 12, 2014

Image courtesy of Iwan Baan 7 World Trade Center by SOM Completed in 2006, this 52-storey office tower signaled the rebirth of the Lower Manhattan following the September 2001 attacks and set a standard for the World Trade Center master plan. Read more


Sleuk Rith Institute, a new…

Architecture | November 4, 2014

Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects Sleuk Rith Institute, a new institution and genocide memorial The Sleuk Rith Institute, a new institution and genocide memorial in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, brings together a museum, research centre, graduate school, document archives and research library. Read more


Vinge Train Station by Henning…

Architecture | October 31, 2014

Image courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects Vinge Train Station by Henning Larsen Architects Vinge is a new city to be developed within Frederikssund Municipality north of Copenhagen, Denmark. Covering 350 hectares, it will be the largest urban development project in Denmark. Read more


Elenberg Fraser designs Lighthouse

Architecture | October 29, 2014

Image courtesy of Elenberg Fraser Elenberg Fraser designs Lighthouse This new 69 storey beacon on the northern edge of Melbourne’s CBD is a twisting helix that seems to defy the laws of physics. Appearing to turn on its trajectory, the building has no corners. Read more


Daniel Libeskind for Mizner on…

Architecture | October 27, 2014

Daniel Libeskind for Mizner on the Green Daniel Libeskind has been commissioned to design four new ultra-luxury condominium residence towers to add to the ‘Mizner on the Green‘ community in Boca Raton, located just North of Miami. Read more


Zhang Hai Ao designs Sunrise…

Architecture, Design | October 22, 2014

Image courtesy of Kempinski Hotels Zhang Hai Ao designs Sunrise Kempinski Hotel Zhang worked with his team of 60 designers from across the globe, including the UK, Italy, Spain, the US, Holland and the Philippines, who spent 60 days brilliantly developing this amazing building design. Read more


Calgary’s New Central Library and…

Architecture | October 17, 2014

Image courtesy of Snøhetta Calgary’s New Central Library and Library Plaza In 2013 Snøhetta and DIALOG‘s competition-winning design was selected for the new Calgary Public Library. Read more


Market Hall by MVRDV

Architecture | October 16, 2014

Image courtesy of MVRDV architects Market Hall by MVRDV Construction of the Market Hall started at the end of 2009, and an information pavilion about the project, as well as its progress, can be seen at Blaak Market (Blaak Station on the Rotterdam Metro). Read more


Los Angeles Union Station Master…

Architecture | October 15, 2014

Image courtesy of Grimshaw Architects Los Angeles Union Station Master Plan Grimshaw, in partnership with Gruen Associates, is leading the design for the Los Angeles Union Station Master Plan. The scheme preserves the celebrated qualities of the historic station and its surrounding 17 hectares while addressing the urgent needs of the future. Read more


NAMOC by Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Architecture | October 14, 2014

Image courtesy of Ateliers Jean Nouvel NAMOC by Ateliers Jean Nouvel Located next to the historic axis of Beijing and symbolically connected to the Forbidden City, the new National Art Museum of China will take its place by its size – 130 000 square meters – and by the importance of its collections – from […] Read more


3XN designs Sydney High Rise

Architecture | October 14, 2014

Image courtesy of 3XN 3XN designs Sydney High Rise The 50 Bridge Street “Quay Quarter Tower” represents the first major project designed by a Danish architect in Sydney since Jørn Utzon designed the landmark Opera House in 1973. 3XN’s innovative design will revitalise AMP Capital’s site, located close to the Opera House, into a vibrant […] Read more


BSN7 – Basin 7 by…

Architecture | October 10, 2014

Image courtesy of BIG Group BSN7 – Basin 7 by BIG group BIG‘s design for Basin 7 in Aarhus, Denmark, will breathe life into the harbor front of Denmark‘s second largest city by creating a new public promenade for its citizens. Rather than developing private residences and activating the remaining space between the buildings once […] Read more


Jing Mian Xin Cheng by…

Architecture | October 9, 2014

Image courtesy of Spark Architects Jing Mian Xin Cheng by Spark Architects Jin Mian Xin Cheng is a mixed-use development adjacent to Beijing’s Fourth Ring Road. It consists of two office towers and a retail podium, with a protected public plaza to their rear. Read more


Amorepacific by David Chipperfield

Architecture | October 7, 2014

Image courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects Amorepacific by David Chipperfield The new headquarters for Amorepacific, a large Korean cosmetics company, are situated in the centre of Seoul. In immediate proximity lies a former US military zone that will be transformed into the spacious new public Yongsan Park and an International Business District presenting the largest high-rise […] Read more


Shi Ling Bridge by Tonkin…

Architecture | October 3, 2014

Image courtesy of Tonkin Liu Shi Ling Bridge by Tonkin Liu Shell Lace Structure is a technique inspired by nature. Seashells gain strength from optimised curvilinear geometry, locking in stiffness with corrugation. Lightness is achieved through perforation, creating highly-efficient and responsive structures with minimum weight and wastage. Read more