All Blog Posts Tagged 'Architecture' (207)

Concrete House Looks Like a Fortress Floating on Water



Created to not only take full use of its surrounding area but also help re-introduce the native wetlands, the Stamp House aims to be an off-the-grid environmental statement that looks like a fortress floating on water. Designed by Charles Wright Architects and located in the FNQ beachfront rain-forest of Queensland, Australia, this building is only accessible by bridge and…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on August 28, 2013 at 11:42am — No Comments

Melbourne's Sleek Transportation Center by Zaha Hadid



World-renowned architect Zaha Hadid is working on a joint proposal with Brisbane-based firm Donovan Hill for Melbourne's Flinders St. Station competition. The design concept for the proposal is a modern elongated form that also pays tribute to the building's historic past. Hadid's main goal with this project is to…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on August 26, 2013 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Thousands of Wood Slivers Form Amazing Cathedral Artworks

Each artwork by Hungarian artist Kalman Radvanyi can contain up to a thousand pieces of natural timbers. These timbers are sourced from dozens of countries around the world and are often only 1/10 inch thick. One of his art pieces may take up to six months to complete, incorporating up to 130 species of natural timbers,…

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Added by Beau Killett on August 25, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Hyundai's Motion-Filled Pavilion



Te Hyundai Pavilion was created for the 2012 EXPO in Yeosu, South Korea and was designed by architecture group Unsangdongt. The building is not only architecturally striking but represents much of the new ideals that Hyundai, as a brand, wants to promote. Motion and change are two huge contributors to the structure's shape and interior space and are referenced numerous times in the…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on August 24, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Unique Roof Provides Natural Ventilation in Italy



In the Italian hills, presented with the problem of having to add circulation space and a new family home to a preexisting structure, Plasma design studio has created an interesting and eye catching structure. The architects took full use of the landscape by building into the slope and having the unique metal-slated roof wrap around the property.

The first part of this design that will catch the viewer's eyes is the beautiful geometric canopy roof that rises from the…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on August 22, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

One Workplace's Beautiful New Showroom and Headquarters



One of the largest furniture dealers in California, One Workplace has recently undergone an impressive renovation to their main showroom and headquarters. Designed by architecture firm Design Blitz, the new space is open and inviting, giving visitors a wonderful tour of the facilities while the staff gets a fun and unique environment in which to work.

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on August 17, 2013 at 9:51am — No Comments

Japan's Minimal Apartment Tower Resembles a White Ship

Created by Japanese firm Eastern Design Office, the Step Tower is described as "a stark white ship that sails in the middle of the bustling sea of colors." The new residential building is located in Ibaraki-city within Osaka, Japan and is aiming to usher in a new wave of housing to better suit the city's growing industry.

This 10-story high apartment complex has a…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on August 1, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

London's Famous "Gherkin" Receives 10 Year Performance Award



If you've ever travelled to London, you've no doubt seen the famous Swiss Re Headquarters designed by Norma Foster, otherwise deemed, "The Gherkin." The building has become an iconic part of London's skyline and is one of the city's many landmarks. That is why the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s (or CTBUH) has bestowed the Gherkin with their first 10-year award. CTBUH feels that…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on July 30, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

China's Modern Stingray-Shaped Art Museum



You may not have heard of the small Chinese island city of Pingtan, but due to a new government project in the area, it

may soon be bustling as a center of trade and as a new urban mecca. To capitalize on this future growth, China-based firm MAD released a proposal for a new museum to be built in the small city to act as a cultural destination. The Pingtan Art Museum will be the largest private…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on July 26, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Messe Basel's Sleek New Exhibition Spaces



In February 2013, architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron was asked to add three new exhibition halls to the Messe Basel building in Basel, Switzerland. The structure hosts the famous Art Basel, one of the premiere contemporary and modern art exhibits in the world.

Each of the three auditoriums are roughly 33-feet-tall and have been stacked on top of each other to create an expansive…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on July 23, 2013 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Zaha Hadid's Big Debut in New York City



World-famous architect Zaha Hadid has constructed buildings in nearly every major city. However, New York city has been one of the few places that lacked her unique designs. That's all about to change with this new 11-story luxury apartment complex that has just been commissioned by developer Related Companies. The building will be erected right next to one of New York's newest and most popular…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on July 20, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Revolutionary Space-Saving Vertical Farms in China



Due to China's rapid urban expansion, its no surprise that much of their usable farmlands are disappearing. While the country has the largest agricultural output and supplies over twenty percent of the worlds population, only ten percent of all the land China owns is arable. This was the main driving force behind…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on July 19, 2013 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Zaha Hadid's Fluid New Cultural Center For Azerbaijan



Created by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid, the highly anticipated Heydar Aliyev cultural center in Baku, Azerbaijan is nearly complete and set to open in September 2013. The project was started in 2007 with hopes of becoming a landmark and source of beauty for the city of Baku. The multipurpose building will house a library, museum, conference rooms, small galleries, and act as a hub for…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on July 16, 2013 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Australian Hotel Creatively Reimagines Concrete Pipes as Seating



Australian-based architectural firm Techne has recently redesigned the Prahran Hotel and pub. The process involved the demolition of the rear extension that was built in the 1970's. It was replaced with a very unique and modern addition. The designers chose to use large concrete pipes as both the pub's seating and outer facade. The tubes are stacked on top of each other to meet the…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on July 13, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Head in the Clouds Pavilion Raises Environmental Awareness



Built on New York City's Governors island as part of grassroots creative organization Figment’s City of Dreams Art Celebration, Head in the Clouds is used to make visitors contemplate the ever-changing light found inside the pavilion. Designed by members of architecture firm Studio KCA, the structure was made out of 53,780 plastic bottles and jugs, which is the amount New…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on July 6, 2013 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Taiwan's Swallows Nest Produces Zero Carbon Emissions



Taking inspiration from a geometric möbius strip, architect Vincent Callebaut has designed an impressive new building for Taiwan's Taichung gateway park. The Swallows Nest's form starts out with a triangle that is then rotated around an elipse. Reaching a height of eight-stories, the building will house shops,…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on June 25, 2013 at 2:31pm — No Comments

The Grand Cancun is a Groundbreaking Luxury Eco-Hotel



Architect Richard Moreta Castillo has conceptualized The Grand Cancun luxury hotel, a groundbreaking design that will be supported by a series of stilts that elevate the main level up from the water. It will feature a variety of amenities, such as underwater dinning and high-end shopping but the design's real triumph is how eco-friendly it is.

The structure's outside facade will be covered in…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on June 15, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Qatar's Floating Hotels for the 2022 World Cup



The small Arab state of Qatar has had to deal with much criticism for being chosen to host the 2022 World Cup. Not only have there been concerns about cooling the large stadiums and guests during the brutal summer months, but questions have risen about where the large influx of spectators will stay as visitors pile into the capital city of Doha.

A rather unique idea has just been presented as…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on June 11, 2013 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Living Trees Grow Inside Mansion's Oval Atrium



Created as the sixth and final seaside mansion, as part of the Jeju Airest City resort in South Korea, "The Oval" house is an open structure that hopes to seamlessly incorporate nature. Designed by Seoul-based architects Planning Korea, the goal of the condo is for the residents to experience all four seasons as they come and go.

Given its name because of its…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on June 5, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

WOHA Architect's Amazingly Green Park Royal Hotel



Architects and designers have been attempting to bring more of nature into the urban setting due to the ever growing push for sustainable and green living. Designed by WOHA architects, the Park Royal in Singapore is currently located in a business district, and flanked by Hong Lim Park and various apartment complexes.

The 12-story-tall hotel will feature six sky…

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Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on June 1, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

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