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SOUTHBANK BY BEULAH – UNSTUDIO…

Architecture | May 18, 2020

The design proposal by UNStudio with Cox Architecture for Southbank by Beulah aims to establish a new destination for the Southbank area and Melbourne. The project is integrally organised by one Big Detail: a Green Spine of vertically networked platforms, terraces and verandas. Read more


Featured Architect: Steven Holl Architects

Architecture | May 11, 2020

Steven Holl Architects (SHA) is an internationally acclaimed, innovative architecture and urban design office with locations in New York City and Beijing. Steven Holl founded the firm in 1977, and currently has a staff of 44. The firm has been recognized with numerous awards, publications, and exhibitions for quality and excellence in design, including the 2016 Velux Daylight Award in Architecture, Japan Art Association 2014 Praemium Imperiale Award for Architecture Read more


THE LINK

Architecture | May 3, 2020

Architecture firm Luca Curci Architects presents THE LINK, a vertical city for 200,000 people. The project aims to rise above the challenge of population density by successfully combining vertical expansion with economic innovation. A self-sustainable city-forest, that will absorb CO2, produce oxygen for cleaner air and increase urban biodiversity. With interconnected communities' programs. No suburbs. Less poverty oriented. Read more


Featured Architect: Jean Nouvel

Architecture | April 24, 2020

Ateliers Jean Nouvel (AJN) is a world-renowned design firm with a multicultural team of around 120 people from twenty countries. Ateliers Jean Nouvel combines the disciplines of architecture, urban planning, interior design, landscape design, graphic design, and product design into a single integrated practice. Jean Nouvel's award winning designs and reputation have attracted many prestigious commissions. Read more


Featured Architect: Foster + Partners

Architecture | April 5, 2020

Foster + Partners is a global studio for sustainable architecture, urbanism and design, founded by Norman Foster in 1967. Since then, he, and the team around him, have established an international practice with a worldwide reputation. With offices across the globe, we work as a single studio that is both ethnically and culturally diverse. Read more


Featured Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects

Architecture | March 20, 2020

Working with clients that have global reputations for excellence, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has redefined architecture for the 21st century with a repertoire of projects that have captured imaginations across the globe. Form and space are woven within the structure of buildings that evolve from their surroundings and tie disparate programmes together. Enticingly contextual, each project combines an unwavering optimism for the future with concepts of connectivity and integration. Receiving the highest honours from civic, professional and academic institutions worldwide, ZHA is one of the world's most consistently inventive architectural studios - and has been for four decades. Read more


The Toronto Tree Tower By…

Architecture | March 16, 2020

'We have enough steel, concrete and glass-towers in our cities. But if you walk through the city and suddenly see a tower made of wood and plants, it will create an interesting contrast. Read more


TANZHAUS ZÜRICH BY BAROZZI VEIGA

Architecture | March 14, 2020

In 2012, the previous-existing municipal building at Wasserwerkstrasse 127a in Zürich- Wipkingen, accommodating the Tanzhaus and the Swiss Textile School, was destroyed by a fire. In 2014 Barozzi Veiga won the international competition carried out by the Amt für Hochbauten Zürich, for the construction of a new Tanzhaus and the transformation of the entire bank of the river Limmat. Read more


TOYOTA WOVEN CITY

Architecture | March 11, 2020

Together with Toyota Motor Corporation, BIG unveils Toyota Woven City as the world's first urban incubator dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of mobility at the foothills of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Read more


POST HOUSTON BY OMA

Architecture | March 7, 2020

Lovett Commercial today [July 01, 2019] announced the redevelopment of the historic Barbara Jordan Post Office in downtown Houston. The over 550,000 sf building, which will be called POST Houston, was in use by the US government from 1936-2014.Designed by OMA Partner Jason Long, the transformation of the former post office facility will house site specific art installations by acclaimed artists, one of the world's largest rooftop parks and farms, a concert venue and many other retail and office concepts including restaurants, bars, an international market hall and flexible co-working space. Read more


WEST BUND MUSEUM

Architecture | March 6, 2020

The West Bund Museum is a new art gallery on the Shanghai Corniche, an 8.5 kilometre frontage on the northern bank of the Huangpu River. The promenade connects the Xuhui district to the historic Bund and forms a key part of the West Bund Masterplan, which envisages a new cultural district over nine square kilometres of former industrial land. Read more


Seoullo 7017 Skygarden by MVRDV

Architecture | March 4, 2020

Located in the heart of Seoul, a true plant village has been realised on a former inner city highway in an ever-changing urban area accommodating the biggest variety of Korean plant species and transforming it into a public 983-metre long park gathering 50 families of plants including trees, shrubs and flowers displayed in 645 tree pots, collecting around 228 species and sub-species. In total, the park will include 24,000 plants (trees, shrubs and flowers) that are newly planted many of which will grow to their final heights in the next decade. Read more


Bellerivestrasse 36 by C.F. Møller…

Architecture | March 2, 2020

Modernisation of an iconic 70s Swiss office building into a highly sustainable building integrated with the surrounding park and Lake Zürich to become a new attraction for users and citizens in Zürich. The obsolete office building at Bellerivestrasse 36 from 1974 is transformed into a modern and sustainable building. Read more


FLOATING HOTELS – ADMARES

Architecture | February 29, 2020

In preparations to host the 2022 World Cup, Qetaifan Projects, a Katara Hospitality owned company signed a memorandum of understanding with ADMARES; the world leader in alternative real estate with pioneering construction methods. Qetaifan Projects continues its series of local and international partnerships that would add to Qetaifan Island North and serve the tourism, hospitality, and entertainment sectors in Qatar. The Memorandum of Understanding includes the construction and operation of 16 floating hotels on the shores of Qetaifan Island North to provide accommodation for the masses within the fan villages during the 2022 World Cup. The hotels have a unique design; 72-meter-long and 16-meter-wide (236-feet-long and 52-feet-wide), each consisting of 101 guest rooms, a restaurant, and a lounge bar. All of the 16 four-story hotels will be identical, offering a total of 1616 floating hotel rooms. Read more


Venice Biennale 2020 postponed to…

Architecture | February 27, 2020

The Biennale Architettura 2020, curated by Hashim Sarkis, will be held in Venice (Giardini and Arsenale) from Saturday August 29th (preview Thursday 27th and Friday 28th) through Sunday November 29th, instead of from May 23rd through November 29th, as previously announced. Read more


3-Square House By Studio Puisto

Architecture | February 26, 2020

The building is approached from the south through a dense spruce forest, as the lake landscape slowly opens to the right on the east side. Read more


CO2 Pavillion

Architecture | February 25, 2020

Superimpose Architecture designed the CO2 Pavilion for the Beijing Design Week 2018 as an enclosed place for isolation and contemplation from urban chaos, and as a tridimensional projection screen for multidisciplinary performances on the multi-layered exterior. Ultimately architecture, music, visual art and light art work hand-in hand to consolidate awareness about the conditions of the cities we inhabit. Read more


Verdon Balconies

Architecture | February 23, 2020

"Verdon balconies" is a resting space for climbers installed in the mythical gorges of Verdon. Since the 1960s, this canyon in the South of France has become a must-see climbing site because of its unique depth in Europe and the quality of its limestone rock. Majestic and vertiginous, the Verdon cliffs stretch up to 700m high, offering a playground as noble as impressive. Read more


Empyrean Temple

Architecture | February 21, 2020

Empyrean is a temple of opportunity, inclusion, interactivity and experience of our transformative multiverse. Empyrean represents the region just beyond our physical realm that is the highest center of wisdom, and the source of energy-consciousness. It's at this highest point where one can interact with their own highest concept of the divine. In ancient cosmologies, Empyrean is the realm of pure light that is believed to be the birthplace of fire. To the community, Empyrean offers the healing properties of its central, eternal flame: reflection, resolution, release and renewal. Read more


CAMEL CITY BY ARCHITECTURE +…

Architecture | February 20, 2020

Sheltering beneath a vast crescent of shade, a teeming cultural and recreational entrepot dedicated to the celebration of the global culture of the camel shimmers like a mirage. Read more


Waterfront Cultural Centre by AART…

Architecture | February 19, 2020

The proposal for the Water Cultural Centre (in Danish 'Vandkulturhuset') paves the way for new perspectives on creating a landmark of an international calibre and with popular appeal; a landmark that fits in beautifully with iconic neighbours such as the Copenhagen Opera House and Royal Danish Playhouse and holds the potential to become the new healthy gathering point for both locals and visitors in Copenhagen. Read more


ESBJERG MARITIME CENTER- LANTERNEN

Architecture | February 14, 2020

Snøhetta has won the competition for designing a new Maritime Center in Esbjerg, Denmark, called Lanternen. Inspired by the geometry and craftmanship of boats, the design developed together with the Danish architecture firm, WERK Arkitekter, pays homage to the maritime tradition. The result is a center situated in a new urban enlargement of Esbjerg on the Danish west coast, containing multiple water-sport clubs, boat storage, training facilities, a large workshop, and social functions. Read more


The Sliding Shelter by Christophe…

Architecture | February 6, 2020

"The Sliding Shelter" is an isolated refuge amidst vast snowy slopes. Its inclined geometry hugs the topography as much as it contrasts by its abstraction. After the precarious balance ofTip-Box, The Sliding Shelter suggests a motionless slip towards freezing depths below. Both structures may question the place of man in his environment and the future of this cohabitation. Read more


Unicorn Island masterplan by Zaha…

Architecture | February 4, 2020

With China's economy evolving from traditional industries to internet and technology-based organisations, the country is now home to a third of the world's technology start-ups valued at over a billion US dollars - termed 'unicorn companies'. Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, has developed into a centre of excellence providing computer chips for half the world's laptops and is a leading producer of mobile computing hardware. Read more


Ethar – Honoring Generosity

Architecture | February 1, 2020

OMA and Inside Outside have collaborated on a design for "Ethar - Honoring Generosity", a field of columns engraved with stories from Arabic scholars, scientists and thinkers, unified in a monumental landscape embodying generosity and knowledge. The installation celebrates the unique culture of charitable giving in the United Arab Emirates with a physical installation that is part of the urban landscape of Dubai. Read more


The Century Project for the…

Architecture | January 24, 2020

Led by Design Principal Alan Maskin, the Century Project is a renovation of the Space Needle focused on enhancing the visitor experience for the next 50 years. Providing a new sense of transparency, the redesign hearkens back to the Space Needle's original guiding principle: providing unparalleled views. Read more


House on maple-tree hills

Architecture | January 18, 2020

A house in a residential area on the outskirts of Tokyo. Compared to the narrow front-side width, its depth goes further down. Two-thirds of its site is located approximately 3 meters above the street level. Read more


Countryside, The Future, an AMO…

Architecture | January 6, 2020

From February 20 through summer 2020 the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will present Countryside, The Future, an exhibition addressing urgent environmental, political, and socioeconomic issues through the lens of architect and urbanist Rem Koolhaas and AMO, the think tank of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). Read more