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the 2017 expo-future energy by…

Architecture | November 8, 2013

Image courtesy of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill architecture The 2017 Expo-Future Energy by Smith and Gill After a close competition, planning for the 2017 World Expo in Astana, Kazakhstan is already underway. Chicago-based studio Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill architecture has shared with us their intelligent winning design that will illustrate the theme of […] Read more


Library and Learning Center by…

Architecture | October 24, 2013

Image Courtesy of Rieder Library and Learning Center by Zaha Hadid Here are the first photographs of Zaha Hadid’s Library and Learning Centre at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, which opened last week in the city’s second district. The library and learning centre is one of seven buildings that make up a new […] Read more


LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS – ORGANIC…

Architecture | October 18, 2013

Image courtesy of LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS – Organic Cities, United Arab Emirates LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS ORGANIC CITIES – UNITED ARAB EMIRATES THE INSPIRATION LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS studio has designed a landmark for the United Arab Emirates skyline with an innovative project based on the concept of “Organic Cities”. The organic buildings become part of the […] Read more


Sub-biosphere 2 by Phil Pauley

Architecture | October 16, 2013

Image courtesy of Phil Pauley Sub-biosphere 2 by Phil Pauley Phil Pauley has designed the “Sub-biosphere 2“, a self-sustainable underwater habitat conceived for use by aquanauts, tourism and oceanographic life sciences and long term human, plant and animal habitation. Read more


WOHA’s Parkroyal Hotel in Singapore

Architecture | October 8, 2013

© Patrick Bingham-Hall WOHA’s Parkroyal Hotel in Singapore A total of 15,000m2 composition of skygardens, reflecting pools, waterfalls, planter terraces and green walls were designed by WOHA for the Parkroyal Hotel pickering. An expansive site located in central Singapore is now occupied by a diverse variety of species ranging from shade trees, tall palms, flowering […] Read more


Emporia shopping centre in Malmö…

Architecture | October 4, 2013

© Tord-Rikard Söderström Emporia shopping centre in Malmö by Wingårdhs Located to the south of the city, in Hyllie Boulevard, the Emporia shopping centre is Wingårdhs’ first realised building from a competition-winning masterplan of proposed housing and office blocks. Once all the buildings have been completed, the “amber entrance” will be the only section of […] Read more


Serpentine Sackler Gallery by Zaha…

Architecture | October 2, 2013

Image Courtesy of Luke Hayes Serpentine Sackler Gallery by Zaha Hadid The Serpentine Sackler Gallery, designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate Zaha Hadid, opens to the public on Saturday 28 September 2013. The Serpentine Sackler Gallery gives new life to The Magazine, a former 1805 gunpowder store, located five minutes walk from the Serpentine Gallery […] Read more


Louisiana State Museum and Sports…

Architecture | September 30, 2013

Image courtesy of trahan architects Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame by Trahan Architects In celebration of the gulf state’s rich history, Trahan Architects design the Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame (LSMSHOF) to unite history and athletics, covering the region’s great cultural wealth. Located in the territory’s oldest settlement, natchitoches, […] Read more


Dawang Mountain Resort by Coop…

Architecture | September 27, 2013

Image Courtesy of Coop Himmelb(l)au Dawang Mountain Resort by Coop Himmelb(l)au Coop Himmelb(l)au will be designing a 120,000 square meter deep pit ice and snow world complex, complete with restaurants and hanging gardens. Dubbed ‘Dawang Mountain Resort‘, the building volume is integrated into a picturesque changsha landscape and positioned directly on top of a historical […] Read more


World’s First 3D-Printed Architecture by…

Architecture | September 26, 2013

Image courtesy of Smith Allen Studio World’s First 3D-Printed Architecture by Smith Allen Studio California studio Smith|Allen has completed the world’s first architectural structure using standard 3D printers. The duo lives and works in Oakland, CA. Called Echoviren, the 10x10x8 foot pavilion consists of 585 individually printed components produced on seven Series 1 desktop printers […] Read more


GDS Architects’ “invisible” tower in…

Architecture | September 25, 2013

Image Courtesy of GDS Architects GDS Architects’ “invisible” tower in South Korea ‘Tower infinity‘ by american firm GDS Architects is set to be the world’s first ‘invisible’ structure. Via an LED façade system that will work with a series of optical cameras projecting real-time images of its surroundings onto its skin, making it ‘disappear’. Read more


Zaha Hadid’s stadium

Architecture | September 23, 2013

Image Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Zaha Hadid’s stadium The forthcoming National Stadium of Japan by Zaha Hadid Architects is now set to become the main sporting venue for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games, following the news that Tokyo will be the host city. Read more


Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 by…

Architecture, Design | September 17, 2013

Image courtesy of Sou Fujimoto Architects Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 by Sou Fujimoto Award-winning Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto was selected to design this year’s Serpentine Pavilion. Every year, a different artist is chosen to design a temporary building for the lawn outside the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens. Read more


Ecorium of the National Ecological…

Architecture | September 12, 2013

© Young Chae Park Ecorium of the National Ecological Institute by S.A.M.O.O. International firm S.A.M.O.O. have completed the Ecorium of the National Ecological Institute in Korea. The vertiable ecoplex is part of a government-led initiative to preserve the existing environment of the region and create a didcatic and research hub. While the original site was […] Read more


Tongzhou Central Business District by…

Architecture | August 8, 2013

Visualisation by Moka-Studio Tongzhou Central Business District by UNStudio Dutch architects UNStudio have designed a concept for a new business district at Tonghzou in Beijing, consisting of skyscrapers linked by aerial bridges. The proposal features six towers atop a large podium that are linked by bridges topped with gardens and swimming pools. Read more


Bahá’í temple of South America…

Architecture | August 2, 2013

Photo courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects Bahá’í temple of South America in Santiago The Bahá’í temple of South America by Toronto firm Hariri Pontarini Architects employs both translucent stone and the newest glass technology as the means of generating and manifesting both the physiological and spiritual delights of natural light embodied in architecture. Read more


UN studio will design Yongjia…

Architecture | July 25, 2013

Photo courtesy of UNstudio UN studio will design Yongjia world trade center UNstudio have just been named the winners of the competition to design the the Yongjia world trade center in the Chinese riverfront city of Wenzhou. The new complex in the riverside area will establish a green axis to the river front and create […] Read more


house-T by Tsukano Architect Office

Architecture | July 19, 2013

house-T by Tsukano Architect Office Winner of It’s LIQUID International Contest | Second Edition 2012 “This scheme has been planned for the downtown in Miyazaki, located in southern Japan. The road in front is so busy and noisy, and there are tall buildings for residence at the south. Considering all these factors, I came up […] Read more


The luxury condominium along New…

Architecture | July 18, 2013

Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects The luxury condominium along New York’s High Line by Zaha Hadid Zaha Hadid joins the architectural map of the High Line with her first project in New York. The architect was commissioned by Related Companies, the city’s leading residential developer to envision an 11-storey luxury condominium along Diller Scofidio […] Read more


Gateway of Shenzhen Southern University…

Architecture | July 12, 2013

Courtesy of penda Gateway of Shenzhen Southern University of Science and Technology Proposal | penda Titled Between earth and sky, this proposal for the new Gateway of Shenzhen Southern University of Science and Technology by penda is a metaphor of formal contrasts to design a campus landmark. Read more


Parametric Space by Zaha Hadid

Architecture, Art, Design | July 9, 2013

Image courtesy of Kollision Parametric Space by Zaha Hadid Zaha Hadid has created Parametric Space at the Danish Architecture Center as part of a major exhibition entitled Zaha Hadid – World Architecture on her design process and work. The collection of designer objects, iterative models and photographic panels of work is meant to highlight the […] Read more


HOPE City by OBR |…

Architecture | July 2, 2013

Image courtesy of OBR Open Building Research HOPE City by OBR | Ghana   HOPE City is the acronym of Home Office People Environment. It is the cluster for RLG ICT Park, focused on Information Communication Technology, as initiative of Mr. Roland Agambire, Chairman of RLG, in collaboration with the Government of Ghana, as part […] Read more


The Blue Planet Aquarium

Architecture | June 24, 2013

Image courtesy of Adam Mõrk The Blue Planet Aquarium   Inspired by the shape of water in endless motion, designed by local practice 3XN, The Blue Planet is shaped as a great whirlpool. The new Denmark’s Aquarium is situated in the borderland between the worlds of Poseidon and Zeus. The walls and roofs form a […] Read more


1 Park Avenue Skyscraper by…

Architecture | June 21, 2013

Image courtesy of Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture 1 Park Avenue Skyscraper by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture 1 Park Avenue is a 550-meter, 116-story tower in Dubai, designed by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture. The development, with a trio of podium buildings as a base, is a signature design for Dubai’s […] Read more


Close, Closer | Lisbon Architecture…

Architecture | June 20, 2013

Factory Fifteen, concept art for “Jonah”. Image courtesy of closecloser.com Close, Closer | Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2013 CLOSE, CLOSER 12 September – 15 December 2013 Opening week: 12-15 September Chief Curator: Beatrice Galilee
 Curators: José Esparza, Mariana Pestana, Liam Young Assistant Curator: Dani Admiss Read more


HOK | Baku Flame Towers

Architecture | June 19, 2013

Image courtesy of HOK International HOK | Baku Flame Towers Known as the ‘region of eternal fires’, Baku’s long history of fire worshiping provided the inspiration for the development’s iconic design, consisting of three flame shaped towers, each with a different function, set in a triangular shape. Standing at 140 metres high, Baku Flame Towers […] Read more


Sou Fujimoto’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Architecture, Design | June 17, 2013

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 © Sou Fujimoto Architects Image © 2013 Iwan Baan Sou Fujimoto’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Sou Fujimoto is the thirteenth and, at 41, youngest architect to accept the invitation to design a temporary structure for the Serpentine Gallery. The most ambitious architectural programme of its kind worldwide, the Serpentine’s annual Pavilion commission […] Read more


Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring resort…

Architecture | June 12, 2013

Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring resort by MAD architects, Huzhou (China). Image courtesy of Weibo Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring resort by MAD architects The Chinese-based Sheraton Hotel chain is planning an aggressive expansion in 2013, opening 30 new branches in the Asia-Pacific area and four in Africa and the Middle East; 15 alone will open in […] Read more


The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

Architecture | June 5, 2013

The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, designed by internationally renowned American architect Frank Gehry, is an experiment in inventive 21st-century museum design. The building defines a new approach to the museum visitor experience and presents an innovative vision for viewing contemporary art in the context of a desert landscape. Read more


432 Park Avenue – The…

Architecture | May 28, 2013

Image courtesy of dbox for CIM group & macklowe properties 432 Park Avenue – The tallest Western residential building Rafael Vinoly has designed a landmark for the Manhattan skyline with 432 Park Avenue, a 1396 foot tall tower slated to become the tallest residential building in the Western hemisphere. While the official launch of the […] Read more