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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


Diagrid Exoskeleton for Poly International…

Architecture | March 26, 2014

Image courtesy of SOM Diagrid Exoskeleton for Poly International Plaza Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Poly International Plaza in Guangzhou, China, is 116,000-square-meter complex of three speculative office buildings, which offers a spacious and light-filled work environment. Its long-span structural design strategically opens up the interior spaces and employs a highly sustainable approach […] Read more


Shigeru Ban receives the 2014…

Architecture | March 25, 2014

Shigeru Ban, Cardboard Cathedral, 2013, Christchurch (New Zealand). Image courtesy of Stephen Goodenough Shigeru Ban receives the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize The Pritzker Architecture Prize was founded in 1979 by the late Jay A. Pritzker and his wife, Cindy. Its purpose is to honor annually a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of […] Read more


New Jersey’s tallest building by…

Architecture | March 21, 2014

Image courtesy of Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) + Handel Architects New Jersey’s tallest building by HWKN and Handel Architects Construction is now underway on a 222-metre skyscraper by New York studios HWKN and Handel Architects that is set to become the tallest building in the state of New Jersey. Read more


Wooden Rest Space in Seoul

Architecture | March 20, 2014

Image courtesy of UTAA Wooden Rest Space in Seoul University of Seoul architecture students and design firm UTAA have transformed a parking lot into a cool and contemporary public space. Titled the Rest Hole, the ribbed structure has curved wooden panels that form sinuous seating and frame an undulating organically inspired space. Each wooden rib […] Read more


Flavours orchard villas by Vincent…

Architecture | March 18, 2014

Image courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architecture Flavours orchard villas by Vincent Callebaut Vincent Callebaut Architecture has designed 45 energy efficient villas in Kunming, southwest China, as part of a pioneering scheme encouraging eco-responsible lifestyles. Entitled Flavours orchard, the development is designed to encourage a close and intimate relationship with the natural environment across the 90,000 […] Read more


China’s Expo Milan 2015 pavilion

Architecture | March 14, 2014

Image courtesy of Studio Link-Arc China’s Expo Milan 2015 pavilion Tsinghua University, in collaboration with New York-based design firm Studio Link-Arc have conceived “The China pavilion” for the Milan Expo 2015 as a field of different spaces. Hovering over the “field of hope” on the ground floor, a floating cloud structure offers a distinctive undulating roof […] Read more


ArtA by BIG+Allard architecture

Architecture | March 7, 2014

Image courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group ArtA by BIG+Allard architecture BIG+Allard architecture, along with three other international firms, have unveiled their proposal for ArtA, a 8,000 sqm cultural hub on the edge of the river Rhine in Arnhem, the Netherlands. ArtA connects the city with its waterfront and marries two archetypes, a film theater with […] Read more


Ziraat bank headquarters by Kohn…

Architecture | March 3, 2014

Image courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox associates Ziraat Bank Headquarters by Kohn Pedersen Fox Plans have been unveiled for Ziraat bank’s Istanbul headquarters, a large scale project comprising two distinct towers which will form the centerpiece of the city’s financial district. Located in a modern suburban district, the scheme, developed by international firm Kohn Pedersen […] Read more


La Muralla Roja by Ricardo…

Architecture | February 27, 2014

Image courtesy of Ricardo Bofill La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill Within the context of La Manzanera, La Muralla Roja (The Red Wall) by Ricardo Bofill asks to be considered as a case apart. It embodies a clear reference to the popular architecture of the Arab Mediterranean, in particular to the adobe towers of North […] Read more


Torre Antena Santiago by Architects…

Architecture | February 25, 2014

Image courtesy of  Architects of Invention Torre Antena Santiago by Architects of Invention Architects of Invention have presented “Halo Santiago”, a proposal which was awarded third prize in the “Torre Antena Santiago Competition”. The tower is envisioned as a landmark structure for Santiago, a beacon for the city and its people. Read more


SKY HIGH & the logic…

Architecture | February 12, 2014

432 Park Avenue, One57, 111 West 57th, Four Seasons at 30 Park Place, 56 Leonard, Hudson Yards Tower D SKY HIGH & the logic of luxury October 9th, 2013 through April 19th, 2014 SKY HIGH examines the recent proliferation of super-slim, ultra-luxury residential towers on the rise in Manhattan. These pencil-thin buildings-all 50 to 90+ […] Read more


Dongdaemun Design Park & Plaza…

Architecture, Design | February 5, 2014

image courtesy of Seoul Design Foundation Dongdaemun Design Park & Plaza by Zaha Hadid Seoul’s “Dongdaemun Design Park & Plaza” (DDP) is set to open its doors to the public seven years after Zaha Hadid floated initial plans for the project. Read more


Olga Sorokina – Winner of…

Architecture, Design | January 29, 2014

Image courtesy of Olga Sorokina Olga Sorokina – Winner of It’s LIQUID International Contest 3rd Edition Olga Sorokina is an architect, interior designer and artist. Graduated with honors at Saint-Petersburg State Art Academy, MSc in Arts (Interior design) in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Read more


LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS – BOOK…

Architecture | January 28, 2014

LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS – BOOK VOL 1 50 signed numbered copies, special limited edition It’s LIQUID Group is extremely proud to present “LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS – BOOK VOL 1”, special limited edition of 50 signed numbered copies. The volume is a comprehensive catalog of 10 years projects by LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS and consist of 100 […] Read more


Museo Soumaya by Fernando Romero…

Architecture | January 27, 2014

Image courtesy of Fernando Romero Enterprise Museo Soumaya by Fernando Romero Enterprise Museum buildings tend to be conceived either for maximum functionality – acting as neutral containers for art – or as iconic structures that represent a city at a particular historic moment. The Museo Soumaya was designed as both: a sculptural building that is […] Read more


ARC – River Culture Pavilion

Architecture | January 21, 2014

Image courtesy of Asymtote Architecture ARC – River Culture Pavilion The architecture of the River Culture Pavilion (ARC) is a powerful formal statement that combines nature, technology and space. The bold curved form of the ARC is perched on a peninsula that juts into the river and surrounded by an awe inspiring natural environment. Read more


HOK masterplan leads Dubai to…

Architecture | January 2, 2014

HOK masterplan leads Dubai to Expo 2020 victory Dubai also saw off competition from Brazilian city São Paulo and Yekaterinburg in Russia, and will become the first Middle Eastern city to host the international exhibition in its 150-year history. “This win is a testament to the commitment of the UAE citizens to create a prosperous future […] Read more


MARS architects proposes walltopia climbing…

Architecture | December 27, 2013

Image courtesy of MARS MARS architects proposes Walltopia Climbing Hall Defined by its diversity, Walltopia Climbing Hall is an environmentally and financially sustainable project located in Sofia, Bulgaria. Proposed by MARS architects, the center integrates recreational facilities with the head offices of Walltopia, a company specializing in the production of climbing equipment. Read more


“butterfly” by 3XN for nobel…

Architecture | December 20, 2013

Image courtesy of 3XN “Butterfly” by 3XN for Nobel Headquarters Reflecting the nature of the nobel prize, ‘Butterfly’ is an open and democratic piece of architecture, which forms a coherent and direct relationship with its surrounding environment. Located in Stockholm, Sweden, 3XN‘s competition entry is a textured, permeable and fluid design which would house the organization’s […] Read more


“pertamina energy tower” by SOM

Architecture | December 18, 2013

Image courtesy of SOM “Pertamina Energy Tower” by SOM With a proposed height of approximately 530 metres, the Pertamina Energy Tower will be twice as high as Wisma 46, currently the tallest building in Indonesia, and will feature an integrated “wind funnel” that generates energy from prevailing air currents. Read more


Foster and Heatherwick for Shanghai…

Architecture | December 16, 2013

Image courtesy of  DBOX Foster and Heatherwick for Shanghai Bund Architecture firm Foster + Partners and designer Thomas Heatherwick have unveiled images of a finance centre they are collaborating on, which is currently under construction in Shanghai. Read more


Krrish Square by Edouard François

Architecture | December 3, 2013

Krrish Square by Edouard François Three large towers are to be built in the Sri Lankan capital of Columbo, part of a regeneration of the city’s waterfront. ‘Krrish Square’, a scheme proposed by French architect Edouard François, seeks to establish the 450,000 square meter project around the history and context of the site. The diverse […] Read more


It’s LIQUID International Contest 3rd…

Architecture, Art, Design | November 29, 2013

It’s LIQUID International Contest 3rd edition – Winners It’s LIQUID Group is pleased to announce the WINNERS of the It’s LIQUID International Contest 3rd edition. The contest is born with the goal of promoting contemporary art, architecture and design through all the divulging tools that the communication platform It’s LIQUID has used for years (press […] Read more


PNU by Perkins+Will

Architecture, Design | November 29, 2013

PNU by Perkins+Will. Image courtesy of Bill Lyons PNU by Perkins+Will Designed by global award-winning architecture and design firm Perkins+Will, in collaboration with Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners) (Dar), the campus at Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), offers state-of-the-art educational facilities in all major academic disciplines to as many as 60,000 female undergraduate students. The […] Read more


‘Mirage-Like’ landmark by Sou Fujimoto

Architecture | November 28, 2013

Image courtesy of Sou Fujimoto Architects ‘Mirage-Like’ landmark by Sou Fujimoto Sou Fujimoto Architects has released details on a conceptual master plan for a commercial complex in a prominent, yet anonymous Middle Eastern city. Situated between an education and financial center, the modular complex reinterprets the vibrant atmosphere and lively qualities of the traditional market […] Read more


Ardmore Residence by UNStudio

Architecture | November 20, 2013

Ardmore Residence by Ben Van Berkel. Image courtesy of Iwan Baaw Ardmore Residence by UNStudio Dutch architect Ben Van Berkel of UNStudio has led the design of the recently completed Ardmore Residence in Singapore. The 36 storey tower aims to break out of the monotony of the replicated skyscrapers that dominate the skylines of 21st century […] Read more


Apple’s Cupertino Campus by Foster…

Architecture | November 19, 2013

Apple’s Cupertino Spaceship Campus by Foster + Partners. Image curtesy of Cupertino Apple’s Cupertino Campus by Foster + Partners Almost a month after Apple had unveiled the scale model of the Foster + Partners-designed curved glass Apple headquarters in Cupertino, new renders of the final HQ plan have been uncovered by wired. Apple Campus 2, […] Read more


The Living Staircase by Paul…

Architecture, Design | November 18, 2013

The Living Staircase by Paul Cocksedge The Living Staircase by Paul Cocksedge This spiral staircase conceived by London designer Paul Cocksedge will feature balustrades overflowing with plants and circular spaces where employees can take time out from their work. Paul Cocksedge designed The Living Staircase for Ampersand, a new office building in London’s Soho dedicated […] Read more