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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


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