With her trademark modern style, smooth lines, and bright white open layout, it's no surprise that UK firm Zaha Hadid beat out 10 other finalists to win a contract to design and build a new national stadium for Japan. The 80,000-seat stadium is a key part of Tokyo’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games and will replace the existing Kasumigaoka National Stadium. The arena is also slated to…
Added by Eugene on November 16, 2012 at 10:30am —
Rikke Jespersen and Kim Thomsen asked architect Jørn Johansen to create a modern home that did not resemble any others in the area. Johansen conceptualized five plans before coming up with this triangular shaped house that the couple were happy with.
"People come and photograph our house at all hours of the day, and of course, it's great that others like the house which we ourselves have… Continue
Added by Eugene on May 12, 2011 at 1:30pm —
From afar, Villa Geldrop in the Netherlands looks like any other home. Walk a little closer, though, and you'll notice that is has an awesome underground level.
Four bedrooms and a living room are located in the underground level. Hofman Dujardin Architects designed the home to allow tremendous amount of natural light to flow through the open spaces in the axe-shaped foundation. The… Continue
Added by Eugene on March 20, 2011 at 11:00am —
Some people really enjoy being surrounded by nature. Perhaps it's because the tranquil environment makes them relax and feel at peace...
Designed by Guz Architects, the Meera House has a roof garden on every story. Because the structure is located on a small plot, close to neighboring buildings, the architects built a solid wall on each side. This helped provide some privacy. A central… Continue
Added by Eugene on February 10, 2011 at 11:00am —
It's impossible not to think of the Death Star when you looking at this soon-to-be-completed commercial and cultural complex in Lyon, France. Designed by Paris-based Jacob + Macfarlane architects, the Orange Cube
hopes to revive the surrounding area with a splash of color and a modern aesthetic. Kudos to the architects for their bold approach and willingness to take risks.… Continue
Added by Eugene on February 9, 2011 at 10:00am —
“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 —
Leo Caillard isn't interested in rules or logic. The Frenchman sees the world in a fascinating, surreal way, and has the amazing ability to show us his visions through these incredible photo manipulations.
“We see thousands of different pictures every day in news, art, fashion, internet ads, Facebook,” says Caillard. “Everything is… Continue
Added by Eugene on January 13, 2011 at 11:00am —
This modular bookcase by Studio Parade will light up any room. Presenting books horizontally, "Paperback" minimizes space while adding a colorful design element to the interior. By filling in the case with different colored books, CDs, and other small objects, you can create your very own piece of art.…
Added by Eugene on January 11, 2011 at 3:30pm —
If I asked you where this home was located, the last place you'd probably guess would be Iran. Located in Mohammad Shahr region, near Karaj city, Villa Kiani is set in the middle of a lush green garden.
Architects Makan Rahmanian and Kamran Heirati purposely designed the Villa’s interior space this way so that it became an extension of the landscape. With high ceilings and large… Continue
Added by Eugene on December 21, 2010 at 4:00pm —
If I lived in the Australian Outback, I'd want to live in a house like this. Designed by Melbourne-based architectural practice BKK, the Corinella House is a 220 acre sheep farm that sits on a peninsula in Victoria, Australia’s Weternport Bay. The home overlooks mangrove trees and sand flats, and provides residents with beautiful views of the ocean.
The four bedroom, three bathroom… Continue
Added by Eugene on December 14, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Designed by TsAO & McKown Architects, this incredible 4,500 square foot home provides a spacious, multi-level, modern living space that is anchored into the landscape.
Located in Long Island, New York, the Sagaponac House was designed without a client in mind, which typically brings out the more creative side in architects and designers. This allowed… Continue
Added by Eugene on December 5, 2010 at 4:30pm —
Updated with today's best technology, TDK's stylish new boombox pays tribute to old-school ghetto-blasters. Instead of cassette tapes and CDs, the boombox has USB and RCA auxiliary ports to connect a huge variety of music sources. The instrument input can be blended with other audio, allowing for iPod karaoke or street-corner performances.
Old analog… Continue
Added by Eugene on December 5, 2010 at 2:00pm —
It's hard to imagine living in a house as breathtaking as this. The Holman House sits on the edge of a 230-foot (70-meter) cliff and shoots out over the ocean. Designed by Sydney-based Durbach Block Architects, this incredible home was inspired by one of Picasso's paintings, "The Bathers."
Located in Dover Heights, an eastern suburb of Sydney, the Holman… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 30, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Foster + Partners recently unveiled this design for a museum on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. Named after UAE founder Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Zayed National Museum will be dedicated to the history and culture of the country.
Because of the Sheikh's love for falcons, the museum will feature five lightweight steel towers that resemble the wings… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 28, 2010 at 3:30pm —
It's not often
that we see a building look so sinister and cool. Portugal-based OODA Architecture, in collaboration with the Spanish and American studio OOIIO, proposed this star-shaped tower, which looks like it could be the headquarters for the evilest villain in… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 22, 2010 at 4:30pm —
There certainly isn't a shortage of shapes and sizes in this shopping mall designed by Ron Arad Architects. Located near Santiago Calatrava's high speed rail station
in Liège, Belgium, "Médiacité" has a 1150 foot (350 meter) long winding spine that connects two mall buildings… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 2, 2010 at 11:00am —
If buildings had feelings, the St. Michiel Church in Belgian would be depressed because all its neighbors have big, elaborate domes. Luckily for this church, two artists have come to its rescue...
Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh created the "Upside Dome," a real-size scale model comprised of hundreds of meters of chain. The installation is… Continue
Added by Eugene on October 27, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Japan has changed a lot since its old Imperial days. The country has become a modern powerhouse in the global economy. But throughout time, one thing has always remained the same - Japan has one extremely rich culture.
Photographer Navid Baraty takes us on a wonderful journey to the Far East, giving us a look at the landscape and people who make up this beautiful… Continue
Added by Eugene on October 26, 2010 at 11:30am —
A ground-breaking ceremony has been held for Foster + Partners' first project in Vietnam. The VietinBank Business Centre sends a strong message to the rest of the world: Vietnam is an up-and-coming nation.
Located strategically between central Hanoi and the airport, the project consists of two angular towers that will serve as a gateway to the city. The… Continue
Added by Eugene on October 25, 2010 at 1:00pm —
World renowned artist Zaha Hadid recently completed a school in Brixton, south London that features a bright red running track that flows right through it. Designed for ARK Education, the Evelyn Grace Academy is organized into four smaller schools that share outdoor spaces and facilities.
The Academy offers a learning environment that engages students… Continue
Added by Eugene on October 20, 2010 at 4:30pm —