All Blog Posts Tagged 'building' (13)

Empire State Building's Dazzling 4th of July Light Show

Thursday night, if you were in New York you may have witnessed an epic light show high up in the sky. During the grand finale, while the final fireworks exploded over the Hudson River for the 37th Annual Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks display, a brand new light show on a world famous building joined in on the fun. With music curated by Usher, a dazzling array of lights…


Added by alice on July 5, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Mind-bending Scaling Building Illusion

If you're planning on visiting Paris from now till the end of March, make sure you drop by art complex Le 104 to see their Perceptions exhibition. It's there that you'll find an exciting installation called Bâtiment (Building) by Buenos Aires-based artist Leandro Erlich that's sure to warp your mind. A Parisian facade gives viewers the impression that they're vertical.…


Added by alice on January 24, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

First major building in the world with integral wind-turbines

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 — 2 Comments

Nathan Sawaya: Brick By Brick

LEGO brick artist Nathan Sawaya's 'Brick by Brick' is the first solo exhibition of his art works, comprised entirely of LEGO bricks, in New York.

Sawaya quit his job as a corporate lawyer back in 2001 to pursue his childhood fascination with the ubiquitous building blocks, transforming them into an artistic medium.

He has used LEGO's shapes and bright colors to develop a range of sculptures including pop culture icons, the… Continue

Added by Yasmine Zalek on March 25, 2010 at 1:46am — No Comments

Macquarie Building

On behalf of the Macquarie Group, Clive Wilkinson Architects implemented a radical, large-scale workplace design that leverages mobility, transparency, multiple tailor-made work settings, destination work plazas, follow-me technology, and carbon neutral systems. The result is part space station, part cathedral, and part vertical Greek village.

Real cool!…


Added by Yasmine Zalek on March 16, 2010 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Architecture Video Projection by PALNOISE

Palnoise is using this technique known as mapping to project video, effects and optical ilusions on a physical objects like buildings, cars, design pieces or ordinary objects.

Architecture projection on the facade of El Jardí theater building in Figueres (Spain) to celebrate the inaugural ceremony of Giroscopi Cultural.

*Reduced edition from the original projection,… Continue

Added by palnoise live visuals on February 23, 2010 at 8:34pm — No Comments

Another cool house that I'd LOVE to live in: Panama House, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Marcio Kogan’s Panama House is a residence designed for art. Located in São Paulo, Brazil, the house makes a powerful but subdued statement in its low, open, elongated elegance — a hallmark of Kogan’s architecture.

In the past few years, the award-winning, Brazilian-born architect’s Studio MK27 has produced a steady stream of low-rise, boxy work – all with an uncanny intimacy, yet without any of…


Added by Kara on April 24, 2009 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Lock Up Your Art Goodies! A Modern Day Vault is Coming to Miami!

While art collector’s may breathe a sigh of relief to have over a 140,000 square feet of storage for their precious art collections, I'm more excited about the design of this building! Designed by Chad Oppenheim and slated for completion in early 2010 in Miami, The Vault will have a high-tech art storage facility with concierge-level services for owners seeking peace of… Continue

Added by alice on November 22, 2008 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Golf & Country Club, Sempachersee (Switzerland)

Sempachersee Golf Club located near Lucerne in Switzerland, redesigned by the Zürich-based Smolenicky & Partner Architektur.

The expansion included a second 18-hole golf course and made Golf Club Sempachersee the largest golf club in Switzerland and, quite likely, the club with the coolest club house.

Who knew Golfing could be so chic? I'm Continue

Added by PANDA JU on November 4, 2008 at 10:15am — No Comments

Temple in a Bottle

The Wat Pa Maha Chedio Kaew temple, in Thailand’s Sisaket province (roughly 370 miles northeast of Bangkok), is made of about 1.5 million recycled glass bottles. True to its nickname, “Wat Lan Kuad” or “Temple of Million Bottles” features glass bottles throughout – even the toilets. Bottle caps are also integrated as decorative mosaic murals.

The bottle-collection-turned-building started in 1984, when the monks used them to decorate their… Continue

Added by PANDA JU on October 28, 2008 at 9:27am — 1 Comment

Damn Good Spring Rolls and a Great Cuban Sandwich at a Fabulous Marketplace: Ferry Building, SF

On Ju's recommendation we wanted to check out the Saturday morning farmer's market and then tour around the Ferry Building. We got there right around lunch time and enjoyed walking around the stalls...San Francisco's largest farmers market is held… Continue

Added by alice on September 4, 2008 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Dubai Carbon Neutral Pyramid will House 1 Million

The Mayans and Egyptians constructed incredible feats of architecture able to weather the test of time, but they had no idea their pyramids would inspire the shape of the latest carbon-neutral super-structure to hit Dubai. Dubai-based environmental design firm Timelinks recently released some eye-catching renderings of the gigantic eco pyramid - aptly named Ziggurat - with plans for its official unveiling scheduled for the Cityscape Dubai event which runs October 6-9 of… Continue

Added by rp {|} // .MrPresident___++ on August 25, 2008 at 3:20pm — 1 Comment

my mod Architecture :: Hard Boiled Mumbai

I Love Egg -

Cybertecture Egg

James Law Cybertecture International

commissioned by Vijay Associate (Wadhwa Developers) for Mumbai, India

The 32,000 sq m egg-shaped building will combine “iconic architecture, environmental design, intelligent systems, and new engineering to create an awe-inspiring landmark in the city.”…


Added by PANDA JU on May 30, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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