Designed by Asymptote Architecture and Artech Architects, the Kaohsiung Marine Gateway Terminal is a new state of the art transportation interchange that features exhibition and event spaces. The project brings a powerful and electric experience to the city 24 hours a day. The architects were awarded second place for the proposal.
Key components of Asymptote’s design are two… Continue
Added by Visnja V on December 17, 2010 at 4:30am —
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 —
The entrance to Wikileaks' Secret Headquarters.
While on the run from Swedish and American authorities, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange hides 250,000 secret cables in this vast cave, drilled into granite under the White Mountains of Stockholm, Sweden.
Wikileaks' secret headquarters is located 100ft below ground in a former… Continue
Added by Eugene on December 11, 2010 at 5:00pm —
If you happened to be wandering above the Arctic Circle in Sweden, you'd most likely lose your mind if you stumbled upon this incredible Tron: Legacy
-inspired ice hotel...
British designer Ben Rousseau and architect Ian Douglas-Jones built this magnificent structure in just 13 days. They carved out the interior of the hotel room suite, installed the lighting, and then polished and buffed… Continue
Added by Visnja V on December 10, 2010 at 6:30am —
Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, designed by Populous and Scott Tallon Walker Architects, has scooped the British Expertise International Awards in the category of ‘Sport, Leisure and Tourism’.…
Added by Anthony Walker on November 17, 2010 at 9:00am —
The "Taiwan Tower" by Romanian firm Dorin Stefan Birou Arhitectura almost looks too far-fetched to be real. In fact, it looks like it was plucked straight out of a futuristic sci-fi movie, like the Matrix. Crazy thing is, construction is set to start as early as 2012 on the 390-meter tower, designed to serve as an observation deck, office tower, museum, and urban… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 16, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Stacked in perpendicular layers, this three-story house in Sèvres, France is beautiful in an unconventional way. Each section is adorned with its own distinct material. The top section is covered with reclaimed wood, the middle section looks modern with slatted metal and floor-to ceiling windows, and the bottom section appears aged with rusted metal and climbing… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 7, 2010 at 9:30am —
This isn't your typical beach house. Hanging off a cliff and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Lefevre House by Longhi Architects is, in fact, more like a gorgeous hideaway or a majestic "place where desert and ocean meet.“
Located in Punta Misterio, Peru (75 miles south of Lima), the Lefevre House features sand garden roofs which act as an extension of the… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 4, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest indoor theme park, recently opened its doors to the international press. The park opens to the public on November 4, 2010, with general admission tickets costing just over $60.
"This park combines innovative technology and tradition, it is dedicated not only to Ferrari fans and car enthusiastic, but to the whole… Continue
Added by thinkpossitive on October 29, 2010 at 9:30am —
Seoul-based Unsangdong Architects recently won first prize in a competition to build an art and culture center in SeongDong-gu, South Korea.
"Culture Forest" features an urban park wrapped up inside a building. Powered and naturally lit by the sun, the center is filled with benches, trees, lush vegetation, and places to relax and reflect while looking down… Continue
Added by Eugene on October 19, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Many iconic bridges were built in the last century - the Brooklyn Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, and Sydney Harbour Bridge, just to name a few. But what will bridges look like in the future? Seoul-based architecture firm, Planning Korea, gives us the answer...
Instead of serving just one purpose, the Paik Nam June Media Bridge in Seoul, South Korea is a .67… Continue
Added by Eugene on October 14, 2010 at 11:00am —
Many iconic bridges were built in the last century - the Brooklyn Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, just to name a few. But what will bridges look like in the future? Seoul-based architecture firm, Planning Korea, gives us the answer...
Instead of serving just one purpose, the Paik Nam June Media Bridge is a .67 mile (1080m) megastructure would serve as a park, meeting space, mall, museum, and more. In addition to… Continue
Added by Visnja V on October 14, 2010 at 10:00am —
Maine-based architecture firm Solus4 recently submitted this proposal for a Marine Research Centre in Bali Indonesia. The international competition was an opportunity to study the structure of tsunami waves, and sought to address the need for tsunami research and preparation in response to the devastation caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and… Continue
Added by Visnja V on October 13, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Designed by Coll-Barreu Arquitectos, the Basque Health Department building looks like it came straight out of a Spiderman
movie. Its façade looks sinister and foreboding, perfect as Venom's lair...
The striking façade is a shell of glass placed at irregular angles. The folds generate multiple reflections visible from the inside, changing its appearance… Continue
Added by Eugene on October 10, 2010 at 1:00pm —
The architects at A-cero continue to impress us with solid structures that are intelligently spaced and magnificently designed.
Located in the town Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid), La Finca is a two-story home made of travertine marble, combined with dark gray granite. Outside, guests can relax in the jacuzzi by the pool, or have a drink by the bar and barbecue… Continue
Added by Eugene on October 6, 2010 at 11:30am —
Upside-Down House - South Korea
Why would anyone want to build an upside-down house? I don't think a rational answer for that question exists. However, it's impossible not to stop and stare at these unorthodox structures. What makes these buildings even more interesting is that they're… Continue
Added by Eugene on October 4, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Disneyland's Mickey Mouse Penthouse is the ultimate "Mouse Pad." Decorated with classic Mickey Mouse imagery and three-dimensional artwork, the 1,600 sq ft penthouse includes an open living room, dining and kitchen area, two bedrooms, and two and one-half bathrooms. Photos and sketches from the Disney library are prominently displayed, featuring images of Walt and Mickey… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 30, 2010 at 12:30pm —
If you're looking for a hotel that speaks to your love for modern and contemporary art, check out Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amistà in Italy. Tradition blends harmoniously with modern design in a hotel that's filled with an impressive permanent collection of contemporary art from the likes of Cindy Sherman, Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor and Takashi Murakami among… Continue
Added by Marica on September 28, 2010 at 12:30pm —
The Sperone Westwater gallery opened in New York last week, featuring a moving exhibition space that connects the floors. Not only does this structure by Foster + Partners encapsulate everything wonderful about modern design, the way it takes full advantage of its space is highly intelligent, as well.
The centerpiece of the Sperone Westwater gallery is a… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 28, 2010 at 10:00am —
With bright red and white racing stripes, the Centauro concept store in São Paulo, Brazil will surely make your heart race. Right as you walk in, it's like stepping into a different world, a place that would make Speed Racer feel right at home.
According to AUM Architects: "The use of the red and white colors, which are characteristics of the brand, and… Continue
Added by Visnja V on September 25, 2010 at 6:00am —