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KAPSARC by Zaha Hadid

Architecture | July 9, 2014

Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects KAPSARC by Zaha Hadid Construction is well underway at the “King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center” (KAPSARC) in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh. The complex forms the headquarters of KAPSARC, an independent non-profit organization dedicated to researching economics and technology across all platforms of energy. Read more


CADI’s 1911 Revolution Museum

Architecture | June 20, 2014

Image courtesy of Zhang Guangyuan CADI’s 1911 Revolution Museum 1911 Revolution Museum is a themed museum built to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Revolution of 1911 Shouyi, Wuchang. Located at the south side of Shouyi Square, Wuchang District, Wuhan, the Museum, together with the former address of Wuchang Uprising Military Government (the Red Building), […] Read more


Horticultural Expo Pavilion by UNStudio

Architecture | June 19, 2014

Image courtesy of UNStudio Horticultural Expo Pavilion by UNStudio The World Horticultural Expo 2014 takes place in the Chinese city of Qingdao (from April to October 2014) and is expected to attract 15 million international visitors. The main theme of the expo is “From the Earth, For the Earth” and aims to encourage the exchange […] Read more


Renzo Piano’s Bulbous Pathé Foundation…

Architecture | June 18, 2014

Image courtesy of Michel Denancé Renzo Piano’s Bulbous Pathé Foundation in Paris The art of inserting a new building into an historic city block means engaging in an open, physical dialogue with the existing city buildings. Building onto a structure also presents an opportunity for a wideranging renovation project, a reclaiming of space. The new […] Read more


SEULMUNDAE HALMANG MUSEUM BY SAMOO

Architecture | June 11, 2014

Image courtesy of Samoo SEULMUNDAE HALMANG MUSEUM BY SAMOO Planned as the 2nd phase of JejuStonePark, Samoo’s Seulmundae Halmang Museum is designed to incorporate the various history, culture, and myth of Jeju Island. The myth of Jeju Island involves a large deity, Seulmundae Halmang, a tall woman who is said to have created Mount Halla […] Read more


SwissTech Convention Center to the…

Architecture | May 30, 2014

Image courtesy of Fernando Guerra SwissTech Convention Center to the EPFL campus Situated at the northern entrance to the EPFL campus, the SwissTech Convention Center becomes a new landmark, a clearly identifiable reference point in the landscape. The metallic shell, closely following the internal spatial configuration of the optimised main auditorium. Read more


Pavilion Rio Olympic Games 2016…

Architecture | May 29, 2014

Pavilion Rio Olympic Games 2016 by KREOD Chun Qing Li, founding director of KREOD and his team will deliver an International Trade Pavilion in Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games. The Pavilion will be 1200 sqm and will be built in Barra da Tijuca where the majority of the games will be held. Read more


Fondation Louis Vuitton by Frank…

Architecture | May 23, 2014

Image courtesy of Fondation Louis Vuitton Fondation Louis Vuitton by Frank Gehry The Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la création will open its doors in Paris this spring. This extraordinary space for art and culture was conceived by architect Frank Gehry as a vessel whose sails soar amidst the trees of the Bois de Boulogne. The […] Read more


Italy unveils permanent Milan Expo…

Architecture | May 19, 2014

Image courtesy of Nemesi&Partners Italy unveils permanent Milan Expo pavilion Italy has become the latest nation to unveil proposals for the Milan Expo 2015, which include a pavilion with an air-cleaning facade designed by Roma studio Nemesi&Partners to resemble tree branches. As one of the few expo structures that will remain on the site after […] Read more


Vanke new city center sales…

Architecture | May 12, 2014

Image courtesy of Shu He Vanke New City Center Sales Gallery by SPARK Architects Spark’s recently completed Sales Gallery opened to prospective buyers. Located adjacent to Nanjing South Railway Station the two storey building showcases the broad spectrum of residential and commercial space available for lease and purchase at Vanke’s SPARK designed ambitious mixed use […] Read more


Fundamentals: 14th International Architecture Exhibition

Architecture | May 9, 2014

Fundamentals: 14th International Architecture Exhibition The President of la Biennale di Venezia, Paolo Baratta, accompanied by the curator of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition, Rem Koolhaas, announce the 14th Exhibition, which will take place from 7 June to 23 November 2014 at the Giardini and at the Arsenale (Preview on 5 and 6 June) and […] Read more


MAD’s Chaoyang Park Plaza

Architecture | May 7, 2014

Image courtesy of MAD MAD’s Chaoyang Park Plaza As a recent realization of the concept Shanshui City, Chaoyang Park Plaza has begun construction. It marks another milestone in one of the practices of MAD‘s design theory. This project pushes the boundary of the urbanization process in modern cosmopolitan life by creating a dialogue between artificial […] Read more


Hanwha’s Headquarters By UNStudio

Architecture | May 6, 2014

Image courtesy of UNstudio New Animated LED Pixilated Facade For Hanwha’s Headquarters By UNStudio UNStudio’s design for the Hanwha’s headquarter building incorporates the renovation and remodelling of the facade, the interior of the common spaces, lobbies, meeting levels, auditorium and executive areas, along with the redesign of the landscaping. Several important variables were required to […] Read more


Hive-inn Traveling Container rooms Hotel

Architecture, Design | April 29, 2014

Image courtesy of OVA Studio Hive-inn Traveling Container rooms Hotel Hive-inn, a hotel structure that allows containers rooms to travel in and out, designed by Hong-Kong-based OVA studio, for applications such as emergency housing or medical care units and more. Read more


Hualien residences by Bjarke Ingels…

Architecture | April 28, 2014

Image courtesy of BIG Hualien residences by Bjarke Ingels group The Hualien Wellness & Residential development seeks to find the perfect balance between nature, health and the built environment. Sloping green roofs provide shade, remove heat, harvest rainwater and produce clean, breathable air, while the proximity to lush vegetation in the apartments creates a stress-relieving […] Read more


New York’s latest crop of…

Architecture | April 23, 2014

Image courtesy of TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc New York’s latest crop of luxury residential developments At an event hosted by the Skyscraper Museum, the starchitect behind 432 Park Avenue, Rafael Viñoly, gave a behind-the-scenes peek at his design of a building that, once completed, will be the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere. Tall and skinny is the […] Read more


Kengo Kuma’s cake shop opens…

Architecture, Design | April 18, 2014

Image courtesy of Kengo Kuma and Associates Kengo Kuma’s cake shop opens in Tokyo Kengo Kuma has been pushing the boundary for some time, making unexpected materials work hard on his facades. The FRAC building in Marseille, and the Green Cast building and Towada City Plaza – both in Japan – all demonstrate his inventive […] Read more


Skyvillage For Los Angeles

Architecture | April 17, 2014

Image courtesy of eVolo Skyvillage For Los Angeles Los Angeles freeway system segregates the city’s fabric restricting urban activities to single locations. Similarly, skyscrapers exacerbate this condition of segregation instead of encouraging urban integration. The envisioned vertical city would bridge over freeway interruptions and connect the four quadrants around 101 and 110 freeways as a […] Read more


koichi takada architects designs infinity…

Architecture | April 16, 2014

Image courtesy of Koichi Takada Architects Koichi Takada Architects designs Infinity by Crown in Sydney Crown International holdings group showcase their ambitious mixed-use, multi-residential complex designed by Koichi Takada Architects, in Sydney, Australia. Located at the gateway of the green square in the city, the proposed scheme of Infinity by Crown aims to engage the public […] Read more


rainforest guardian skyscraper protects the…

Architecture, Design | April 15, 2014

Image courtesy of eVolo Rainforest Guardian Skyscraper protects the amazon from fire Proposed by chinese designers Jie Huang, Jin Wei, Qiaowan Tang, Yiwei Yu and Zhe Hao, the Rainforest Guardian Skyscraper towers over the Amazonian landscape, protecting the region from the constant threat of fire and drought. The lotus-shaped design, which received an honorable mention […] Read more


Snøhetta: king abdulaziz center for…

Architecture | April 15, 2014

Image courtesy of Snøhetta Snøhetta: King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture The playful King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture by Snøhetta is expected to be completed in 2015. It is located in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, within close proximity to the “prosperity well”, a national landmark commemorating the place where oil was first discovered in the arab […] Read more


The Ark: floating hotel to…

Architecture, Design | April 14, 2014

Image courtesy of Remistudio The Ark: floating hotel to address climate change effects Designed by Russian architectural firm Remistudio, Ark project can be said the modern and futuristic Noah’s Ark. It’s been designed to answer the main concerns in our time: precautions against extreme environmental conditions and protection of natural environment from human activities. This […] Read more


WINGÅRDHS WINS STATOIL COMPETITION IN…

Architecture | April 11, 2014

Image courtesy of the Statoil new Forus West competition Wingårdhs wins Statoil competition in Norway E = mc² by Swedish firm Wingårdhs was the winning solution in an invited competition to redesign the Forus West building of major energy company Statoil in Sandnes, Norway. From 48 applications worldwide, the teams invited to compete consisted mostly of Norwegian […] Read more


european patent office by jean…

Architecture | April 10, 2014

Image courtesy of Ateliers Jean Nouvel European Patent Office by Jean Nouvel Construction is set to get underway in the Netherlands at the site of the new European Patent Office (EPO) building near the Hague. Designed by Jean Nouvel, the 80,000 square meter development will provide a flexible and comfortable working environment for the organization’s […] Read more


national trade building in harbin…

Architecture | April 9, 2014

Image courtesy of Studio Marco Piva National Trade Building in Harbin by Studio Marco Piva Located in the densely populated chinese city of Harbin, Studio Marco Piva has designed the district’s National Trade Building. Comprising four unified towers, a hotel and three residential blocks, the cloistered development stands as a beacon for the area, a […] Read more


Sand Babel: Solar-Powered 3D printed…

Architecture, Design | April 7, 2014

Image courtesy of eVolo Sand Babel: Solar-Powered 3D printed tower The eVolo Magazine 2014 Skyscraper Competition shows off a range of unique designs, including a desert tower made from sand. Conceived by Chinese designers Qiu Song, Kang Pengfei, Bai Ying, Ren Nuoya, Guo Shen, Sand Babel is a solar-powered 3D printed skyscraper built from desert sand. […] Read more


Zaha Hadid designs “City of…

Architecture | April 3, 2014

Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects Zaha Hadid designs “City of Dreams” Hotel Tower in Macau Melco Crown Entertainment, a developer and owner of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia, has unveiled the project details and design of the Fifth Hotel Tower at City of Dreams, the company’s flagship property in Cotai, Macau. […] Read more


Rotterdam Central Station

Architecture | April 1, 2014

Image courtesy of Jannes Linders Rotterdam Central Station Rotterdam Central is part of the European network of high-speed railway lines and a nodal point in the city itself. This dual relationship, with the city and with Europe, gives the station and the station precinct a special dimension. At Rotterdam Central, European travellers enter the Netherlands […] Read more


Morphosis in Los Angeles

Architecture | March 31, 2014

Image courtesy of Iwan Baan Morphosis in Los Angeles The brilliant American architect Thom Mayne is on home ground with his latest project. He studied at the University of Southern California, co-founded SCI-Arc, the Southern California Institute of Architecture, and has based his practice Morphosis in Los Angeles. The latest jaw-dropper to emerge from Morphosis is […] Read more


Toyo Ito wins 2014 Thomas…

Architecture | March 27, 2014

Image courtesy of Iwan Baan Toyo Ito wins 2014 Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture The Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello and the University of Virginia selected Tokyo-based architect Toyo Ito for its 2014 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal for Architecture. This award recognizes notable achievements and significant contributions in a field in which Jefferson excelled. Read more