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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


Heydar Aliyev Center by Zaha…

Architecture | November 15, 2013

Image courtesy of Iwan Baan Heydar Aliyev Center by Zaha Hadid In 2007, Zaha Hadid architects won a competition to develop the Heydar Aliyev Center in the city of Baku, Azerbaijan, which would stand as the country’s primary building for hosting the former Soviet nation’s cultural programs. Read more


Abu Dhabi airport complex by…

Architecture | November 14, 2013

Image courtesy of KPF/Abu Dhabi Airports Abu Dhabi Airport complex by Kohn Pedersen Fox   Serving as the gateway to the capital of the united arab emirates, Kohn Pedersen Fox has developed the Abu Dhabi international airport midfield complex. The scheme, integral to the city’s 2030 plan to transform the desert into the “garden of […] Read more


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