RECENT POSTS IN ARCHITECTURE

Business Bay by Jacobs

Architecture | January 6, 2021

When Dubai Properties decided to create a globally recognized center of commerce in an underused area of Dubai - one that could stand out against the region's rocketing skyline of mega developments - they partnered with Jacobs for help. Together, we created exciting, innovative and practical solutions to complex planning challenges and development opportunities, securing Business Bay's standing as a visionary city center and leading financial capital of the world. Read more


Apple Marina Bay Sands by…

Architecture | January 4, 2021

Apple Marina Bay Sands is set to be a distinctive presence on the bay, with a 30-metre diameter dome that is a contemporary interpretation of the geodesic dome, using minimal material to enclose the maximum space. Imagined as a clear bubble in the water, it references the sister pavilion through its materiality and site. Read more


Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

Architecture | December 29, 2020

Called America's Best Amphitheatre by Rolling Stone, more than a million concert-goers and outdoor enthusiasts visit Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre each year. As the only naturally-occurring, acoustically-perfect amphitheatre in the world, the venue is listed as a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service and Department of the Interior. Read more


Mercedes-Benz Stadium by HOK

Architecture | December 26, 2020

A Stadium Unlike Any Other Arthur Blank, the owner of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and MLS's Atlanta United, wanted Mercedes-Benz Stadium to provide an architectural icon for the city and a fan experience that is second to none. Read more


111 West 57th Street by…

Architecture | December 14, 2020

Manhattan's classic skyscrapers are a powerful combination of optimistic expression and technical invention. 111 West 57th Street updates that heritage for today. With a total height of 1,428 feet, the residential tower at 111 West 57th Street is among the tallest buildings in New York City. As a prominent new local and regional landmark, it bears a special responsibility to contribute meaningfully and elegantly to the shared skyline. Read more


MARKTHAL by MVRDV

Architecture | December 10, 2020

Market Hall is the first covered food market of the Netherlands, drawing inspiration from food markets in Stockholm, Barcelona and Valencia. The roof of Market Hall is an arch accommodating 228 apartments, underneath the hall are 1,200 parking spaces and a supermarket. The combination of market hall and housing is a new typology. Market Hall, located in Rotterdam’s city center, is expected to attract 4,5 to 7 million visitors each year. The construction of Market Hall, a design by architecture and urban planning firm MVRDV, took five years to be completed. The project was executed by contractors J.P van Eesteren, Mobilis and Martens en Van Oord. Read more


Guangming Hub by Foster +…

Architecture | December 3, 2020

Foster + Partners has won the design competition for Guangming Hub, a new Transport Oriented Development situated on the high-speed rail link that connects Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. The proposal also integrates three new metro lines in the city and is the central focus of a new masterplan for the region that aims to create a new urban destination. Read more


Museum and Theatre Complex Kemerovo…

Architecture | November 21, 2020

The Museum and Theatre Complex will create a new Cultural Hot-Spot and will become the future architectural landmark in the cityscape of Kemerovo. The Project Site is located east of the city center between Sovetskiy Prospekt and Pritomskiy Prospekt and is embedded in Iskitimka river course landscape. The exposed location of the site provides an all-round visibility and presence of the building in the urban setting. Together with the future embankment development, the Opera will be connected with a spacious network of public promenades and squares. Read more


CHENGDU SKY VALLEY BY MVRDV

Architecture | November 11, 2020

MVRDV is revealing Chengdu Sky Valley, a competition entry for the Future Science and Technology City that fuses technology with nature, urban with rural, and modernity with tradition. It celebrates the dualities inherent to Chengdu and creates a unique symbiosis between them. Through a computational workflow developed by in-house tech taskforce MVRDV NEXT, Chengdu Sky Valley engages with multiple stakeholders to balance the competing needs of the area on the outskirts of one of China’s emerging cities. Read more


BIODIVERCITY PENANG BY BIG

Architecture | October 30, 2020

BIG, Hijjas and Ramboll are selected as winners of Penang State Government's international competition to design a masterplan for Penang South Islands, providing Penangites with approximately 4.6km of public beaches, 600 acres of parks and a 25km waterfront. Read more


COMCAST TECHNOLOGY CENTER BY FOSTER+PARTNERS

Architecture | October 21, 2020

Located next to the existing Comcast Center, the Comcast Technology Center rises 1,121 feet (341 meters) as the city's tallest building. The Comcast Technology Center is vertically stepped, with loft-like work spaces and state-of-the-art television studios for NBC10 and Telemundo62, with a 12-story Four Seasons Hotel above. Read more


FEAUTURED DESIGNER: DAVID CHIPPERFIELD

Architecture | October 10, 2020

David Chipperfield Architects was founded in London by David Chipperfield in 1985. The practice has since won numerous international competitions and built over 100 projects. Its diverse international body of work includes cultural, residential, commercial and educational buildings and spaces for both the private and public sectors, as well as civic projects and urban masterplans. Read more


Featured Architect: UNStudio

Architecture | October 6, 2020

UNStudio, founded in 1988 by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos, is an international architectural design network with four full-service international offices in Amsterdam, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Frankfurt. Read more


ZAYED NATIONAL MUSEUM BY FOSTER+PARTNERS

Architecture | October 4, 2020

Designs for the Zayed National Museum have been officially unveiled today by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. Read more


Jewel Changi Airport by Safdie…

Architecture | October 3, 2020

Jewel Changi Airport combines an intense marketplace and a paradise garden to create a new center: “the heart and soul” of Changi Airport. Jewel establishes a new paradigm for community-centric airport design, extending the airport’s principal function as a transit hub to create an interactive civic plaza and marketplace, combining landside airport operations with expansive indoor gardens and waterfall, leisure facilities, retail, restaurants, and a hotel as well as other spaces for community interaction. Read more


Taoyuan Museum of Art by…

Architecture | September 19, 2020

Taoyuan Museum of Art is a new 29,000 m² cultural institution and public space located next to the main airport in Taoyuan city. The museum designed in collaboration with JJP Architects & Planners and TOPOTEK 1 draws inspiration from the city's peach flower symbol and will include a remarkable ‘Avatar’ public space that is attractive and lively for all to enjoy. Taoyuan Museum of Art is a new 29,000 m² cultural institution and public space located next to the main airport in Taoyuan city. Read more


Featured Architect: Neri&Hu

Architecture | August 26, 2020

Founded in 2004 by partners Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, Neri&Hu Design and Research Office is an inter-disciplinary architectural design practice based in Shanghai, China. Neri&Hu works internationally providing architecture, interior, master planning, graphic, and product design services. Currently working on projects in many countries, Neri&Hu is composed of multi-cultural staff who speak over 30 different languages. Read more


RICHARD GILDER CENTER BY STUDIO…

Architecture | August 24, 2020

At a time of urgent need for better public understanding of science and greater access to science education, the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation (the latest addition to New York’s historic American Museum of Natural History) will offer new ways to learn about our world and share in the excitement of scientific discovery. Read more


Shenzhen Terraces by MVRDV

Architecture | July 26, 2020

Designed with sustainability as a focus, Shenzhen Terraces will form the core of the thriving university neighbourhood in Universiade New Town, Longgang District, Shenzhen, acting as a new three-dimensional urban living room. Read more


Digital China International Innovation Center…

Architecture | July 9, 2020

Companies that work in the field of digital innovation - Apple, Google, Microsoft and many others - all have chosen to seclude themselves from the world in their fenced and inaccessible company campuses out of town. Read more


Raffles City Chongqing by Safdie…

Architecture | June 22, 2020

“While centuries old, Chongqing is now experiencing rapid growth and regeneration that demands thoughtful solutions to increased density and mega-scale projects." Read more


Quzhou Sports Campus by MAD…

Architecture | June 19, 2020

Competitive sports has a history that is practically as old as human civilization. Born from humanity being faced with the great unknown, brought on by physical nature, it became a means for one to reflect on their own existence and cognition of function, proving their physical capabilities and striving to explore and further push one’s limits. To some extent, the competitive spirit it represents catalyzed modern society - between people, between enterprises, between cities and between countries - becoming a catalyst for progress and positive growth, but it has also brought on some disadvantages Read more


Featured Architect: MAD Architects

Architecture | June 13, 2020

Founded by Chinese architect Ma Yansong in 2004, MAD Architects is a global architecture firm committed to developing futuristic, organic, technologically advanced designs that embody a contemporary interpretation of the Eastern affinity for nature. With its core design philosophy of Shanshui City - a vision for the city of the future based in the spiritual and emotional needs of residents - MAD endeavors to create a balance between humanity, the city, and the environment. Read more


ICÔNE BY FOSTER+PARTNERS

Architecture | June 12, 2020

ICÔNE, a new office complex in Belval Luxembourg designed by Foster + Partners has broken ground. The 18,800 square-metre office building, filled with light and greenery, encourages a spirit of co-creation and collaboration. Its flexible layout addresses the need for safe working environments and the changes to the workplace that will emerge in the future. It also references the rich industrial heritage of Belval, revitalising the area by making a positive contribution to the site and its surroundings. Read more


South Sabah Al-Ahmad by Foster+Partners

Architecture | June 4, 2020

Located 80 kilometres south of Kuwait City, South Sabah Al-Ahmad City is set to be the urban core for the country’s southern sub-region. Read more


STODISTANTE BY CARET STUDIO

Architecture | May 24, 2020

StoDistante is a reflection on the new forms of social distancing imposed during the spread of the Covid-19 emergency. The project developed by Caret Studio is intended as a temporary solution for a conscious use of Vicchio’s Piazza Giotto under Italy’s current safety measures. Stodistante is conceived as a platform for citizens to reclaim and reactivate open spaces through the hosting of a series of initiatives as rules are relaxed in the coming weeks. Read more


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