Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Calatrava's scheme for London's Greenwich Peninsula

Santiago Calatrava has unveiled a £1-billion development on the edge of London's River Thames, which will host a new tube station, performance venue and winter gardens topped by a crown-like arrangement of towers.

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

Abstract: The Art of Design

Netflix will launch a new documentary series—Abstract: The Art of Design—which will present "the most creative designers" from various fields in the design word, with the aim of demonstrating how design influences all aspects of our lives. One of the eight protagonists in the spotlight will be Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, of BIG, who will present his vision of architecture alongside professionals in interior design, graphic design, automotive design, illustration, and set design.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Bjarke Ingels Group has unveiled its designs for Hyperloop

BIG has today unveiled its designs for the world's first Hyperloop high-speed transportation system in Dubai, which is to feature pods that travel at "near supersonic speed".

In the design, a fleet of cubic pods transport passengers to Hyperloop's main transport hub before being loaded into larger capsules, which travel through a network of elevated tubes to their destination.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Blavatnik School of Government by Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron has added its name to the glittering roll call of architects to have built in the university city of Oxford. In recent years many have attempted to add to its historic architecture, from Rafael Viñoly to Zaha Hadid. And here, as you walk from the train station, having passed Dixon Jones’ now well-embedded Said Business School, beside Níall McLaughlin’s Somerville College in the middle of an unfinished masterplan sits the Swiss practice’s Blavatnik School of Government.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

600 Collins Street by Zaha Hadid Architects

Located on the Western boundary of Melbourne’s Central Business District, at the nexus between Collins Street and the Docklands, 600 Collins Street is within an area of the city that is evolving into a new precinct in its own right. 
With 420 apartments, offices, retail and public spaces, the 54-storey (178m) design has evolved from the city’s distinct urban fabric. A colonnade of sculptural curved columns on the Collins Street façade embodies the traditions inherent within the finest examples of historic architecture in Melbourne’s CBD.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

Garden School by OPEN Architecture

The Garden School – one of the nominees for this year's Designs of the Year awards – is located in the Changyang area of the Chinese capital's Fangshan District and was designed by local firm Open Architecture as a branch of the Beijing No.4 High School.

One of the key objectives of the local authorities was to provide students with a more natural and open-air setting than is typical of conventional inner-city schools, despite the limited dimensions of the site.

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Venice in a Day

Timmerhuis, Rotterdam by OMA

In the latest video from the youtube channel #donotsettle, architects Wahyu Pratomo and Kris Provoost explore OMA’s recently opened Timmerhuis in Rotterdam.

The 48,400 m2 complex in the center of Rotterdam has been built in steel, erected alongside and nestled within an existing municipal building from 1953 – its ambiguous mass tries to mediate between the existing buildings surrounding it.

Timmerhuis – a new mixed-use building that will house Rotterdam’s municipal offices and the Museum Rotterdam, conceived by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) – is complete and open to the public since December 7, 2015. Situated in the city’s Laurenskwartier neighborhood, fifty percent of Timmerhuis is occupied by office space; the rest contains residential, retail, parking and the museum.  Its innovative structural system allows for adaptability, while providing the city with a large public space on the ground floor.

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Musee des Confluences by COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Right from the 2001 international competition for a natural history museum in Lyon, the museum was envisioned as a “medium for the transfer of knowledge” and not as a showroom for products. The building ground of the museum is located on a peninsula that was artificially extended 100 years ago and situated in the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers.
In order to build a museum of knowledge, a complex new form had to be developed as an iconic gateway. A building that truly stands out can only come into being through shapes resulting from new geometries. It was important to the concept that the flow of visitors arriving from the city to the Pointe du Confluent should not be impeded by a building.

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