ITSLIQUID ARCHIVE - ARCHITECTURE

PRADA Epicenter Tokyo

Architecture, Fashion | December 9, 2018

Image courtesy of Prada PRADA Epicenter Tokyo Location:  Aoyama district Almost concurrently with the opening of the New York Epicenter, Prada embarked on its second in Tokyo with the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. The six-story stand-alone building, situated in the Aoyama district, is one of the most distinctive works of architecture in Tokyo. Read more


Jiefangbei Book City Mixed-Use Project

Architecture | December 8, 2018

Image courtesy of Aedas Jiefangbei Book City Mixed-Use Project Status: Ongoing Location: Chungking, China Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group Jiefangbei Book City Mixed-use Project is a dynamic complex that encompasses a sky cultural plaza, retails, apartments, offices and a boutique hotel in the Jiefangbei Central Business District, the heart of downtown Chongqing. Read more


#dearMoon

Architecture, Art | December 7, 2018

Image courtesy of #dearMoon project #dearMoon SpaceX Project – Space Tourism Mid-September 2018 brought big news for science and art alike: as its first private lunar mission, Elon Musk’s company Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) plans to send artists to orbit the moon. Slated for launch in 2023 aboard the company’s Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), the “Dear Moon” project is being […] Read more


Cape Town City Park Competition

Architecture | December 6, 2018

Image courtesy of Paragon Group Cape Town City Park Competition Location: Cape Town, South Africa Status: Project This design competition, located in the heart of Cape Town‘s city centre across an open park, demonstrates the design considerations of a mixed-use scheme. All lower levels engage with street interfaces and draw inspiration from the local ‘stoep’ […] Read more


Christie’s Los Angeles by wHY…

Architecture | December 2, 2018

Image courtesy of wHY Architecture Christie’s Los Angeles by wHY Architecture Status: Completed Location: Los Angeles A British-Inspired Space for the World’s Leading Art Business. Originally founded in London in 1766, Christie’s approached wHY to design a new flagship in Los Angeles. The privately held company sought to expand its presence in response to an […] Read more


Jeddah Tower by Adrian Smith…

Architecture | November 13, 2018

Image courtesy of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Jeddah Tower by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Status: Ongoing Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia At over 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) and a total construction area of 530,000 square meters (5.7 million square feet), Jeddah Tower – formerly known as Kingdom Tower – will be the […] Read more


Tod’s Sloane Apartment

Architecture, Fashion | November 8, 2018

Image courtesy of Tod’s Tod’s Sloane Apartment Location: London Tod’s Sloane Apartment, the new boutique concept designed by architect India Mahdavi. A whole new Tod’s experience: the high impact colour scheme, touches of rich velvets and brass and elegant marble flooring induce the sense of great warmth and welcome. Read more


Amazon Seattle Spheres

Architecture | November 3, 2018

Image courtesy of The Spheres Amazon Seattle Spheres Status: Completed Location: Seattle, Washington The Spheres are a place where employees can think and work differently surrounded by plants. The Spheres are a result of innovative thinking about the character of a workplace and an extended conversation about what is typically missing from urban offices – a […] Read more


Slice plug’n play urban living…

Architecture | October 27, 2018

Image courtesy of Nasim Sehat SLICE plug’n play urban living solution by Nasim Sehat Observable trends like gig economy and increasing urbanization is fueling the creation of services that are shared on-demand and connected. Existing mobility services like mobike or pay-as-you-go co working services like nakedHub Go are good examples that are enhancing and reconstructing […] Read more


Park Grove by OMA

Architecture | September 27, 2018

Image courtesy of OMA Park Grove by OMA Status: Construction Location: Coconut Grove, United States A distinct community within Miami’s patchwork of neighborhoods, Coconut Grove offers an alternative to metropolitan downtown. A new typology of living has emerged in the Grove – one deeply connected with the local community yet offering the intimacy of a […] Read more


Svart by Snøhetta

Architecture | September 26, 2018

Image courtesy of Snøhetta Svart by Snøhetta Status: Ongoing Location: Svartisen, Norway In collaboration with Arctic Adventures of Norway, Asplan Viak and Skanska, Snøhetta has designed “Svart” the world’s first Powerhouse hotel, at the foot of the Svartisen glacier that runs through Meløy municipality in northern Norway. The hotel is situated just above the Arctic Circle. “Svart” is […] Read more


‘arte S’ residential

Architecture | September 22, 2018

Image courtesy of SPARK ‘Arte S’ Residential Location: Penang, Malaysia Status: Completed SPARK has completed ‘Arte S’, a residential development located in George Town, Penang’s capital city. The project comprises a pair of condominium towers that contain a total of 460 apartments. The two residential towers sit at the base Bukit Gambir, a lush tropical mountain located […] Read more


Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, Terminal 1

Architecture | September 22, 2018

Image courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, Terminal 1 Status: completed June 2018 The brief for the project was challenging: to extend a distinctive group of existing terminal buildings in order to provide additional stands and improved passenger facilities. It was important that the proposals should create a new identity for […] Read more


The Suzhou Cultural Centre by…

Architecture | September 21, 2018

Image courtesy of Christian de Portzamparc The Suzhou Cultural Centre by Christian de Portzamparc Location: Suzhou, China Status: Work in progress The Suzhou Cultural Centre is one of a series of prestigious projects commissioned by the city as part of the Wujiang Lakefront Masterplan. As the flagship project of this brand-new locality, the city is developing […] Read more


Capital Gate ADNEC

Architecture | September 21, 2018

Image courtesy of RMJM Capital gate ADNEC Abu Dhabi – UAE Status: Completed The Capital Gate ‘Feature Tower’ is an iconic development located on the exhibition site of the greater ADNEC masterplan. The tower is distinguished by a dramatic steel and glass facade with a striking organic form. Read more


SECRET CITIES – THE ARCHITECTURE…

Architecture | September 12, 2018

Image courtesy of National Building Museum SECRET CITIES – THE ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING OF THE MANHATTAN PROJECT May 3, 2018 – March 3, 2019 National Building Museum – Washington, DC In the fall of 1942, less than a year after the United States was drawn into World War II by the Japanese attack on Pearl […] Read more


Europe’s Tallest Skyscraper Approaches Completion…

Architecture | September 11, 2018

Image courtesy of RMJM Europe’s Tallest Skyscraper Location: St Petersburg, Russia Status: About to Finish The Lakhta Center, a 400,000-square-meter complex which includes Europe’s tallest skyscraper, is approaching completion in St Petersburg. Designed by RMJM (authoring team led by Tony Kettle), the complex provides a new landmark in the northwest of the city – an […] Read more


Taiwan’s National Kaohsiung Center for…

Architecture | August 30, 2018

Image courtesy of Mecanoo Taiwan’s National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan Status: Completed Taiwan has announced the scheduled October 2018 opening of the Mecanoo-designed National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, also named “Weiwuying.” The Mecanoo scheme incorporates five state-of-the-art performance spaces under a single roof which, at 35 acres (141,000 square meters), […] Read more


VENICE BIENNALE ARCHITETTURA 2018 –…

Architecture | July 13, 2018

Image courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia VENICE BIENNALE ARCHITETTURA 2018 – “FREESPACE” La Biennale di Venezia, Venice From May 26 to November 25, 2018 Open to the public from Saturday May 26th to Sunday November 25th 2018, at the Giardini and the Arsenale, the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, titled FREESPACE, will be curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara and organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired […] Read more


Serpentine Pavilion 2018 by Frida…

Architecture | July 13, 2018

Image courtesy of Serpentine Gallery   Serpentine Pavilion 2018 by Frida Escobedo Serpentine Gallery, London From 15 June to 7 October 2018 Architect Frida Escobedo, celebrated for dynamic projects that reactivate urban space, has been commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2018. Harnessing a subtle interplay of light, water and geometry, her atmospheric courtyard-based design draws […] Read more


Lane 189 by UNStudio

Architecture | May 19, 2018

Image courtesy of UNStudio Lane 189 by UNStudio Location: Shanghai, China Status: Completed Lane 189, located in the Putuo district in central Shanghai, combines retail, restaurant and office spaces in an organisation that rearranges the typical mall into a vertical city centre that offers opportunities for shopping, strolling, eating, gathering and relaxing. Read more


Jewel Changi Airport

Architecture | May 10, 2018

Image courtesy of Safdie Architects Jewel Changi Airport Location: Singapore Status: Under construction Jewel Changi Airport re-imagines the center of an airport as a major public realm attraction. Jewel offers a range of facilities for landside airport operations, indoor gardens and leisure attractions, retail offerings and hotel facilities, all under one roof. A distinctive dome-shaped […] Read more


Waterfront Culture Center

Architecture | May 3, 2018

Image courtesy of Kengo Kuma & Associates Waterfront Culture Center Location: Paperisland Copenhagen, Denmark Status: On Going Kengo Kuma & Associates won the 1st prize for the international competition to design the Waterfront Cultural Center in collaboration with Cornelius+Vöge Aps (Associate Architects), Søren Jensen engineers (Engineering Design) and Niels Sigsgaard (Consulting architect). Read more


Qatar National Library

Architecture | May 3, 2018

Image courtesy of OMA Qatar National Library Location: Doha, Qatar Status: Completed 2017 Qatar National Library contains Doha’s National Library, Public Library and University Library, and preserves the Heritage Collection, which consists of valuable texts and manuscripts related to the Arab-Islamic civilization. The public library will house over a million books and space for thousands […] Read more


ELBTOWER

Architecture | April 26, 2018

Image courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects ELBTOWER Location: Hamburg, Germany Status: under construction Situated on an exposed riverside site near the well-known Elbbrücken, this new mixed-use building acts as an entrance marker on the eastern edge of the Hafencity quarter and forms a counterpoint to the Elbphilharmonie to the west. Read more


ONE BANGKOK

Architecture | April 12, 2018

Image courtesy of SOM ONE BANGKOK Location: Bangkok, Thailand Anticipated Completion: 2025 SOM, working with a team of local and international architecture and landscape architecture firms, is leading the design of a 16-hectare master plan in the heart of Bangkok. Adjacent to the city’s popular Lumphini Park, One Bangkok is the largest private-sector development in […] Read more


Humanistiska Teatern

Architecture | April 12, 2018

Image courtesy of White Arkitekter Humanistiska Teatern Location: Uppsala, Sweden Status: Completed in 2017 Humanistiska Teatern is the newest addition to the campus at Uppsala University; an arena designed to stimulate open and democratic dialogue, for faculty and public alike. This is not a space for passive audiences, but a place where everyone can participate within […] Read more


Paracas Museum

Architecture | April 10, 2018

Image courtesy of Barclay & Crousse Architecture Paracas Museum Location: Paracas, Peru Opening to the public: 2016 An archaeological museum must find the delicate balance between heritage conservation exposed and release to the public. A site museum, as the Paracas, acquires the additional challenge of having to integrate into the landscape that was the cradle […] Read more


FONDAZIONE PRADA

Architecture | April 9, 2018

Image courtesy of Fondazione Prada FONDAZIONE PRADA Location: Milan, Italy Opening to the public: 2018 The Milan venue of Fondazione Prada, conceived by architecture firm OMA – led by Rem Koolhaas – expands the repertoire of spatial typologies in which art can be exhibited and shared with the public. Characterized by an articulated architectural configuration which combines seven […] Read more


The National Museum of Qatar

Architecture | March 28, 2018

Image courtesy of Jean NOUVEL The National Museum of Qatar Jean NOUVEL – Ateliers Jean Nouvel Al Corniche St, Doha, Qatar Status: Under Construction One place was symbolically destined to fulfill this role:  the cradle of the Al Thani family in Doha; a modest, noble, simple palace from where this twentieth-century adventure began. It stands at […] Read more