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Esfera City Center by Zaha…

Architecture | June 8, 2015

Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Esfera City Center by Zaha Hadid From a client brief that originally called for 12 homogenous residential towers, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has proposed an alternative community-orientated design comprised of a low-rise, yet high-density residential building of 981 apartments with accommodation around three sides of the rectangular site. Read more


Fondazione Prada’s new Milan venue…

Architecture, Design | May 26, 2015

 Image courtesy of Fondazione Prada. Photo courtesy of Bas Princen Fondazione Prada’s new Milan venue by OMA The new Milan venue of the Fondazione Prada, seven years in the making and designed by OMA, opened to the press and on May 9 to the public. The project, led by Rem Koolhaas, Chris van Duijn and […] Read more


Daniel Libeskind. The Vanke Pavilion…

Architecture | May 19, 2015

Image courtesy of Hufton+Crow Daniel Libeskind. The Vanke Pavilion at Expo 2015 The corporate pavilion for Vanke China explores key issues related to the theme of the Expo Milano 2015, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. The concept for the Vanke Pavilion incorporates three ideas drawn from Chinese culture related to food: the shi-tang, a […] Read more


UAE Pavilion Milan Expo

Architecture, Design | May 14, 2015

Image courtesy of Foster & Partners UAE Pavilion Milan Expo The national pavilion for the United Arab Emirates occupies a large site close to the centre of the Milan Expo and is accessed via its main circulation axis, the decumanus. From here, visitors are drawn into the mouth of a canyon-like space, defined by two […] Read more


Oxygen Eco-Tower by Progetto CMR

Architecture | April 28, 2015

Image courtesy of Progetto CMR Oxygen Eco-Tower by Progetto CMR Oxygen Eco-Tower: an icon of Made in Italy in the world. March 10th, Cannes. At the Italian Pavilion of Mipim 2015, Giovanni Giacobone presented the residential tower designed by Progetto CMR, one of the protagonists of the MIPIM Awards 2015 competition, in the category “Best […] Read more


Folie Richter by MVRDV Architects

Architecture | March 25, 2015

Image courtesy of MVRDV Architects Folie Richter by MVRDV Architects Since the 18th Century, the follies of Montpellier have been markers for the architectural history of the city. The Follies helped to add new ways of living, new features, new programs in the city, giving it a significant value and broadening its appeal for both […] Read more


Uppsala Power Plant | BIG…

Architecture | March 13, 2015

Image courtesy of BIG Uppsala Power Plant | BIG Architects The city of Uppsala invited BIG to design a biomass cogeneration plant to supplement Uppsala‘s existing energy infrastructure during the peak loads in the dark and cold fall, winter, and spring. With its beautiful old town, home to the oldest university in Scandinavia and the […] Read more


wonderWALL by LIKEarchitects

Architecture, Design | March 5, 2015

Image courtesy of LIKE Architects. Photo by Fernando Guerra wonderWALL by LIKE Architects wonderWALL is an exhibition space designed to receive the masterpiece The Pool by Jen Lewin in Colombo Shopping Mall, in Lisbon, Portugal, built with approximately 20,000 strips of white and black fabric. Read more


Ekimetrics by Estelle Vincent

Architecture | March 2, 2015

Image courtesy of Arnaud Schelstraete Ekimetrics by Estelle Vincent Both young and dynamic, expert in marketing / media and involved in art, Ekimetrics company wanted to create a place in its image. Situated on a 1000m2 plateau, a ranked side Champs Elysées, the new headquarters of Ekimetrics consists of both large closed offices, 2 opens […] Read more


“Wind Pecker” by Goetz Schrader

Architecture | February 25, 2015

Image courtesy of Goetz Schrader “Wind Pecker” by Goetz Schrader “Wind Pecker” is a project by german designer Goetz Schrader that envisions the concept of inhabiting wind turbine parks. The design arose out of an increased awareness to the appearance of large wind turbine structures on both the sea and land. Wanting to transform the […] Read more


Alvar Aalto – Second Nature…

Architecture, Design | February 17, 2015

Alvar Aalto, Tuberculosis sanatorium, Paimio, Finland, 1928–1933. Image courtesy of the Alvar Aalto Museum Alvar Aalto – Second Nature | Exhibition at Vitra Design Museum The architect and designer Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was one of the most important proponents of organic design in the twentieth century. His architecture continues to captivate with its natural materials […] Read more


The Han Show Theatre by…

Architecture | February 12, 2015

Image courtesy of Stufish Entertainment Architects The Han Show Theatre by Stufish Architects The “Wuhan Central Cultural District” development is the first stage of a city-wide programme to provide waterway connections between Wuhan‘s six lakes. The Cultural District includes a programme of offices, residential, cultural buildings and shopping malls along a 2km canal-side site. Read more


Singapore Jewel Changi Airport by…

Architecture | February 6, 2015

Image courtersy of Safdie Architects Singapore Jewel Changi Airport by Safdie Architects Safdie Architects has been appointed to design a major new addition to Singapore Changi Airport, which is the sixth busiest international airport in the world, handling more than 53.7 million passengers in 2013. The new development, also known as Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel), […] Read more


The Dome Home by Timothy…

Architecture, Design | February 5, 2015

Image courtesy of Timothy Oulton The Dome Home by Timothy Oulton The Dome Home by Timothy Oulton is a unique, energy-giving space created for the brand’s designers to interact in inspirational and comfortable surroundings, nestled unobtrusively in the middle of a beautiful lychee garden. Pushing the boundaries of innovation, the solid timber Dome Home is a […] Read more


2050 PARIS SMART CITY by…

Architecture | February 3, 2015

View of Paris Smart City 2050. Image courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures 2050 PARIS SMART CITY by Vincent Callebaut Architectures Following the Climate Energy Plan of Paris aimed at reducing 75% of the greenhouse gas emissions within 2050, the “2050 PARIS SMART CITY” project is a research and development work on the integration of high-rise buildings […] Read more


UNASUR by Diego Guayasamin Architects

Architecture | January 30, 2015

Image courtesy of Diego Guyasmin Architects. Photo by Sebastián Crespo UNASUR by Diego Guayasamin Architects The site of the proposal has been conceived as a continuous environment without barriers and open to the public transmitting dimensional dynamic space (proposal) to the mentioned Complex. Likewise, the proposal is setback generating a large entrance plaza to the […] Read more


Sugamo Shinkin Bank by Emmanuelle…

Architecture, Design | January 28, 2015

Image courtesy of Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture Sugamo Shinkin Bank by Emmanuelle Moureaux The site is located on the corner of major intersection, where there is a frequent movement of cars, bicycles and people. Taking this unique location as a characteristic, the facade is designed to be rhythmical that changes expression as people see from different […] Read more


The Pavillons Monte-Carlo by Affine…

Architecture, Design | January 23, 2015

Image courtesy of Affine Design The Pavillons Monte-Carlo by Affine Design The Pavillons Monte-Carlo, opened this autumn. These five pebble-shaped pavilions, designed by architect Richard Martinet, form a unique shopping centre offering customers head-to-toe fashion and accessories. A river-like path meanders through their rounded, futuristic forms, leading customers past a series of luxury shops towards […] Read more


One57 tower by Christian de…

Architecture | January 19, 2015

Image courtesy Wade Zimmerman One57 tower by Christian de Portzamparc In 2005, Gary Barnett, the president of Extell, commissioned Christian de Portzamparc to design several towers on 57th Street. The building’s trademark soaring movement, with its summit turned towards the immense open sky of Central Park, emerged from this initial study in the design stage. Read more


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