This totally cool custom bookcase was designed for a condo in DC's DuPont Circle area by dbd studio. They designed the whole thing digitally then cut it from sheets of birch plywood using a CNC machine. The result is both a storage area and an art object itself.
The bookcase had to avoid interfering with various impediments that were already in the space such as the recessed lights, sprinkler… Continue
Added by Mark Huckabee on December 27, 2009 at 7:00pm —
is the first in a series of international conversations about food and the city. The free afternoon program will include designers, policy-makers, flavor scientists, culinary historians, food retailers, and others, for a wide-ranging discussion of New York’s food systems, past and present, as well as opportunities to transform its edible landscape through technology, architecture, legislation, and education.
Added by Annie on February 25, 2010 at 10:16am —
Danish firm Bayarch proposed the Hollywood Sign Hotel - preserving the landmark
while at the same time making use of its unique location.
The Hollywood Sign Hotel will have a height of 105 feet ( today 45 feet). There will be 308 rooms divided into 10 floors and an observation deck. Behind the letters up against the hillside are all the amenities, such as - conference room, movie… Continue
Added by Yasmine Zalek on April 20, 2010 at 4:43am —
Designed by Jason Bruges Studio, Pixel Cloud is an eight-story tall 3D matrix of light globes suspended in the North Atrium of the Allen & Overy Building in London. The spacing between these globes is in response to the architectural grid of the Foster and Partners building, and the chandelier reacts in real-time to changes in environmental conditions. The installation was…
Added by Eugene on May 1, 2010 at 12:30pm —
I couldn't agree with Kim Erlandsen more, symmetry is very sexy...
In this series titled Symmetry is Sexy, Erlandsen showcases his passion for architecture and photography. He visits grand spaces with high ceilings and does a great job capturing sleek lines, which he accentuates with color.…
Added by Eugene on May 20, 2010 at 10:00am —
Strata SE1, now the largest residential tower in central London, was officially launched this week, with an exhibition at the Building Centre in Central London. At 148 metres, the bold new landmark in Elephant and Castle has more than just height to make it stand out on the skyline. It is the first major building in the world with integral wind-turbines, which will generate at least 8 percent of the energy needed to power the properties…
Added by Anthony Walker on May 24, 2010 at 1:00am —
Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson created a huge kaleidoscope inside the atrium of a museum. Titled "Mikroskop," the installation is one of the standout pieces in the artist's first solo exhibition in a Berlin institution. The central theme of the show is Berlin, the city in which the artist has lived and worked for many years.
“Innen Stadt Außen”… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 12, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Houston-based Morris Architects took top honors and a $10,000 grand prize for the most radical innovation in hospitality. The international design competition was co-sponsored by the John Hardy Group and Hospitality Design magazine. Projects from around the world were submitted by hospitality brands, designers, and consulting professionals.
The Oil Rig… Continue
Added by Eugene on February 20, 2009 at 7:30am —
Dutch architects Mecanoo Architecten have unveiled their design for the new library in Birmingham, England, due to open in 2013. The new $284 million (£193 million) structure will occupy a prime site on Centenary Square, the city’s largest public square, acting as the flagship for the regeneration of Birmingham, and celebrating the "Global City with a Local Heart". The… Continue
Added by Eugene on April 7, 2009 at 10:30am —
Architects Mass Studies have unveiled their design for the Korean pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China. The Korean Pavilion is situated in Zone A, directly neighboring the Japan Pavilion and the Saudi Arabia Pavilion, and in close proximity to the China Pavilion. The site is around 64,600 ft² (6000m²), and it is one of the largest lots within the expo compound. The… Continue
Added by Eugene on April 16, 2009 at 10:30am —
Studio Daniel Libeskind has been named winner of the master plan competition for the Yongsan International Business District of Seoul, South Korea. The new large-scale district features a cluster of residential, office and retail neighborhoods in an extensive urban park along the Han River.
The plan, called "Archipelago 21" because each of the linked… Continue
Added by Eugene on May 17, 2009 at 7:30am —
Inspired by the technical properties of Chinese hats and bridges, the nearly complete Centre Pompidou-Metz will be a satellite branch of the Centre Pompidou modern art museum in Paris.
Architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines designed the building to have a “superstructure” - a curved roof made of wooden hexagonal units supported by a central metallic…
Added by Eugene on April 3, 2010 at 11:00am —
ESI Design worked with the Shanghai Corporate Community to create the Dream Cube, a 43,000 square foot Corporate Pavilion for the 2010 World Expo. Made from recycled cd cases, the Dream Cube is covered in LED lights which change color when people are interacting inside the building. Continue
Visitors are invited to participate online and in-person…
Added by Eugene on April 29, 2010 at 5:00pm —
It's impossible not to fall in love with this eco-friendly house, hidden on a coastal hillside in Costa Rica. Surrounded by lush greenery, I can only imagine how fresh the air must be. And with a fantastic view overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this home almost seems too good to be true...
Designed by SPG Architects, Casa Torcida has the largest domestic solar… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 6, 2010 at 11:30am —
Princeton Architectural Press gave us three new books to share with you all! This time the subjects are varied but are all relevant to this site; they're about graphic design, green living and architecture. We've looked through them all and the one that I recommend the most is How to be a Graphic Designer, Without Losing Your Soul
The book gives you practical advice on how to… Continue
Added by alice on December 26, 2010 at 10:00am —
Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava just unveiled his design for a new rail station at the Denver International Airport. The new South Terminal Redevelopment Program is made up of four independent yet physically integrated projects: a new rail station that will connect the airport to downtown Denver, a signature rail bridge, a multi-use plaza with retail and… Continue
Added by Eugene on July 30, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Berlin, Germany-based photographer Jens Fersterra knows how to pay respect to his city. Though he's skiled in landscape photography, having shot the rolling fields in Tuscany and the beautiful waterfalls and volcanoes in Iceland, Festerra's most mesmerizing photos are taken right in his own neighborhood.
With careful attention paid to light, contrast, patterns and lines, the… Continue
Added by Kevin Chung on May 30, 2011 at 6:00am —
At the Fuji Kindergarten in Japan, Tezuka Architects created a unique environment that, as a tool for learning, promotes freedom of movement. "Ring Around a Tree" is the extension of an existing kindergarten that consists of a wood and transparent glass volume spiraling upward, enveloping a Japanese Zelkova tree. The project creates spaces for play and foreign language instruction, while also… Continue
Added by Eugene on July 12, 2011 at 3:00pm —
Designed by Singapore-based architecture firm Woha, the award-winning Alila Villas Uluwatu Resort is located on the southern coastline of the Bukit Peninsula in Bali, close to an ideal area for surfing.
The resort has 52 one bedroom villas along with 5 cliff-side three bedroom villas and 25 private villas, each with its own pool and private pavilion perched above the Indian… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 2, 2011 at 12:00pm —