Eugene's Blog Posts Tagged 'Building' (9)

Ginza Building with Sexy Curves



Tokyo-based architecture firm Jun Mitsui & Associates designed this stunning building that features a twisting façade in Ginza, Japan, one of the most famous commercial districts in the world. According to the architects, the fluid and flexible form of the building was inspired by the sexy curves of a woman.



The sparkling light on the surface of the building subtly suggests the… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 1, 2011 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Modern Architecture: Aztec Serpent Office Building (11 pics)



“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 — 2 Comments

The Largest Cultural Building in China (2 pics)

Zaha Hadid Architects recently unveiled their design for the largest cultural building in China. Located in Sichuan Province, the Chengdu Contemporary Art Centre is a visually striking new landmark that will act as a gateway to the city.



The Chengdu Contemporary Art Centre will provide the city with an unprecedented collection of world-class arts,… Continue

Added by Eugene on November 15, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Discovery Channel's Awesome Shark Building (6 photos)

In honor of Shark Week 2010, which starts August 1, the Discovery Channel transformed its main office building in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland into a giant shark.



The inflatable shark, named "Chompie," consists of five pieces - the head, two side fins, a dorsal fin, and a tail. If the shark were real, it would be about 446 feet long from the tip of his… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 18, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Modern Architecture: Futuristic Sci-Fi Building in L.A.

B+U Architects designed this cool-looking proposal for a mixed-use office building in Los Angeles. The futuristic three-story building, which looks like it's straight out of a sci-fi movie, features a café and retail space at the ground floor, along with two levels of open office spaces above.



The unusually designed building has been enveloped in a…

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Added by Eugene on June 30, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

BMW Joy: 3D Building Projection in Singapore

Using one of Singapore’s largest malls as a backdrop, BMW created this 3D building projection to promote their "Joy"… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 30, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Tallest Building in Asia: Seoul, South Korea



Designed by international architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox, Lotte Super Tower 123 will be the tallest building in Asia, and the world’s second tallest after the Burj Dubai. The super skyscraper will serve as Lotte’s new corporate headquarters and will be built by Lotte Construction, a subsidiary of the group.



Lotte Super Tower 123 will be located…

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Added by Eugene on October 25, 2009 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Okhta Center Will be the Tallest Building in Europe



Once constructed, Okhta Center in St. Petersburg, Russia will be the tallest building in Europe, and one of the most environmentally sustainable buildings in the word. The twisting tower, designed architecture firm RMJM, will primarily serve as the headquarters for Gazprom's oil unit OAO Gazprom Neft, with additional spaces dedicated to a concert hall, museum, hotel and…

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Added by Eugene on October 3, 2009 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

AIRchitecture - A Flying Campus Building (4 pics)

Although it's only a concept, this campus building designed by Geotectura and Malka Architects would be like no other. Lifted high into the sky by a zeppelin, students would be able see the world and learn about architecture from different perspectives. The designers describe the experience as “more than a building - a way of life,” that will encourage architecture… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 29, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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