designed the Pup Tent as a contribution to the annual auction for New York’s Design Trust for Public Space
, a not-for-profit organization committed to improving New York City’s parks, plazas, streets, and public buildings."…
Added by Visnja V on August 3, 2010 at 11:53am —
Conceptualized by Beijing-based architect Chris Prechteck, the National Library of Austria houses its core exhibition hall underground. The spiraling structure features a mosaic form of crystal-like excisions along its body, allowing natural daylight to filter through to the interior. The design is an extension of a bordering park and contains a number of cultural facilities including a smaller… Continue
Added by Eugene on February 2, 2011 at 12:00pm —
The natural landscape surrounding the proposed Rak Jebel Al Jais Mountain Resort is pretty outrageous. The new tourist village, set to be built in the the Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah in the UAE, is set on the top and over the sides of a mountain range.
Designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, the future resort will include hotels, residences,… Continue
Added by Eugene on March 31, 2009 at 12:00pm —
The National Ecological Institute of South Korea recently released plans for a large-scale nature reserve. Designed by architectural firm SAMOO, the "Ecorium Project" will be a striking environmental center spread out over a 33,000 square meter area of natural environment.
Featuring eco domes, greenhouses, a water reserve, and an education center, the Ecorium…
Added by Eugene on January 27, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Thanks to firm Oppenheim Architecture + Design, Miami Dade College is getting a gorgeous new campus center located in downtown Miami. The LEED certified structure will maximize energy savings and generate renewable energy to help power the campus.
Designed in the form of an extruded quadrangle, the building is carved to maximize openness and provide a…
Added by Eugene on March 16, 2010 at 4:00pm —
The Napa River House in California is located on a site with mature oak trees and stone pathways winding down a gently sloping hill. Craig Steely Architecture didn't want to disturb the paths and root structure of the trees, so they built a structural system, originally inspired by a chairlift tower, that floats the main living area into the existing oak canopy.
The 2,382 sq. ft.… Continue
Added by Eugene on February 25, 2011 at 11:00am —
“The project is like a large ‘Aztec serpent’ rising on the lot," says French studio Manuelle Gautrand Architecture. "Its body has three identical outer faces, and an underside that is different: a skin of silvery transparent scales, and a bright yellow ‘throat,' shiny and opaque."
Located near the main train station in Saint-Etienne, France, this angular office building loops around a… Continue
Added by Eugene on January 24, 2011 at 4:00pm —
At first, these images of misshapen homesteads boggle the mind. It's like we're looking at the Picasso of architectural homes. In fact, As it turns out, they're just a series of brilliantly manipulated photographs that intrigue, confuse, and excite us.
Designer Michael Jantzen's series, entitled Deconstructing the Houses, likes to combine different art forms,… Continue
Added by Pinar on June 3, 2012 at 7:00am —
My new fav material is perforated metal and Modulorbeat
, an architectural firm from Germany has used it perfectly to create a translucent jewel box! For those who can read German, I would love to know what this building is used for. Thanks.…
Added by pei on February 24, 2009 at 12:09pm —
The new Marc Jacobs Collection flagship building on Tokyo’s Omotesando-dori in Ayoma isn’t expected to open at least until November, but it’s already getting top accolades by the architectural community. The American Institute of Architects just bestowed Stephen Jaklitsch Architects, which designed the three-story, 2,800-square-foot building, with an Award of Excellence for it. Jaklitsch is Jacobs’ go-to architect for stores around the world, but this is the first time he has created a store… Continue
Added by Tokyo Fashion on July 20, 2010 at 8:50pm —
"Architecture transformed to contemplate the empty central space of the museum Guggenheim.
An experiment which uses a mesh trampoline spiral downwards. A good concept of JDS Architects."…
Added by Visnja V on August 6, 2010 at 9:00am —
This stunning structure by architectural group Nikken Sekkei really does set the standard for educational architecture. Located on busy Main Street in Nagoya, Japan, the Mode-Gakuen Spiral Towers were designed for three schools that represent the school of fashion design, computer programming, and medical support. The concept of the towers are derived from the enthusiasm of… Continue
Added by Eugene on February 13, 2009 at 10:30am —
The Helix Bridge is the winning proposal for Singapore's international design competition which beat out 36 other selected designs. This pedestrian bridge stretches across the head of the Singapore river and connects the city's new Bayfront district and its Central Business District. A collaborative project between architecture firms Cox Architects and Architecture 61, the design was…
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on January 12, 2012 at 8:00am —
Translated "Great Metropolis," MahaNakhon is set to become the tallest building in Bangkok when completed in 2010.
Designed by German architect Ole Scheeren of Office for Metropolitan Architecture, the 77 story, 1.6 million square foot (150,000 sq m) project includes luxury retail spaces, lush gardens and terraces, restaurants, cafes, 200 homes, a boutique hotel, and a multi-level Skybar and restaurant with 360° views of the…
Added by Eugene on July 23, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Austrian architecture firm COOP HIMMELB(L)AU recently unveiled an interesting alien-like design for a temporary pavilion in Germany. The aluminum structure, which can seat 300, is sponsored by the car manufacturer MINI for use at the Munich Opera Festival 2010.
The goal for Pavilion 21 MINI Opera Space was to create an acoustically and visually pleasing…
Added by Eugene on November 18, 2009 at 10:30am —
Designed by Omiros One Architecture (the same people who designed the YAS Island Yacht Club
) the Ala Moana House sits on Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef. This beautiful home is designed to capture as much of the summer winds as possible while avoiding the winter gales.
The house is specifically… Continue
Added by Mark Huckabee on February 23, 2010 at 3:55am —
3GATTI Architecture Studio of Rome and Shanghai have won a competition to design a drive-in automobile museum in Nanjing, China. Continue
An external concentric ramp allows visitors to drive around the exterior of the museum in their own car, past the exhibits, to a roof-top car park. Chief architect Francesco Gatti compares the experience to a “safari” because…
Added by Eugene on June 22, 2010 at 10:30am —
"Exhibiting at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale
, 'Cherry tree blossom' by Madrid-based architectural office amid.cero9
(Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda) is a structure set in the middle of the jerte valley in Spain. The site is unique for its single-species cherry orchards that transform the landscape… Continue
Added by Visnja V on August 14, 2010 at 6:46am —
Taking a cinematic approach, Brian Parillo finds incredible amounts of character in Los Angeles. Shooting at abstract angles, he directs our eyes to captivating geometric shapes. When he shoots up from the ground and into the sky, he gives us a sense of scale, showing us just how magnificent modern architecture can be.
Born and raised in Connecticut, Brian now resides in Los Angeles. He… Continue
Added by Eugene on January 12, 2011 at 4:00pm —
Like a patriotic strand of DNA, the Nanhe River Landscape Bridge in Xinjin, China was designed by New York studio WXY Architecture and Weidlinger Associates Consulting Engineers.
The team’s winning design features two individual and intertwining bridges that form a braided pattern. The undulating curves of the bridge are meant to represent the flow of the river.
Added by Eugene on August 10, 2011 at 4:00pm —