Zaha Hadid has launched a design for the Sleuk Rith Institute, the office's first project in Cambodia and its first ever wooden construction. The building, situated in Phnom Penh, will act as a genocide memorial and also provide space for a museum, research centre, graduate school, archive and library focused on the atrocities committed by the former Cambodian regime, Khmer Rouge.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014
FREE Fernando Romero EnterprisE have completed this anvil-shaped museum in Mexico City, with a windowless facade composed of hexagonal aluminium tiles.The Museo Soumaya is constructed of 28 steel curved columns with different diameters and geometries, which create its irregular form.The building widens at the top, where a roof suspended from a cantilever allows natural daylight onto the top floor gallery.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
A team of students at TU Delft in the Netherlands just unveiled an innovative transforming apartment that packs an amazing amount of functionality into just 538 square feet of space. Their Pop-Up interactive apartment can adapt and change in a moments’ notice to address the needs of its residents. The apartment's interior features a series of polypropylene panels that slide, fold and move to morph the space for dining, living, and sleeping.
"I like to think of it as a sail boat, or even a regatta in the park”, says Frank Gehry. It might also be a giant fish from the pages of some surreal fairy tale or a cloud made by a carpenter. However you think of it, the Fondation Louis Vuitton – moored on the banks of the Jardin d’Acclimatation, a children’s play garden, in the Bois de Boulogne – is the most exciting and delightful new Parisian building in a generation.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Budapest Underground Line M4 – Kálvin tér Station by PALATIUM Studio
From the architects: Underground line M4 in Budapest has been the largest infrastructure project of the city for the last decades. Keeping in mind that the quality of public transport areas are an essential part of the general environment of city life, the client chose architects and collected ideas for the project through a national competition in 2004.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Lawrence Ho, Co-Chairman and CEO of Melco Crown Entertainment, described the new hotel tower as a “key milestone” and “iconic landmark for Cotai and Macau.” Created with Hadid’s signature curves, the building’s boldly exposed exoskeleton gives the tower its striking appearance and reduces the need for internal structural requirements. As a result, Hadid was able to create a series of dramatic interior spaces uninterrupted by structural elements, such as the nearly 100-foot high lobby atrium.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Dongdaemun, a busy and historic neighbourhood in central Seoul's Jongno-gu district, is known for its shopping offerings, but from today, it will also be the home of one of South Korea's most innovative new spaces, the Dongdaemun Design Park (DDP) by architect Zaha Hadid.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Protected bike lanes are the latest approach US cities are taking to help their residents get around by bike. But these protected lanes lose their buffer separation at intersections, reducing the comfort and safety for people riding.What the protected bike lane needs is the protected intersection.
This proposal for the George Mason University 2014 Cameron Rian Hays Outside the Box Competition presents a vision for a safe, clear intersection design that improves conditions for all users. Proper design of refuge islands, crossing position and signal timing can create a safe intersection that people of all ages and abilities would feel safe in.
Protected Intersections For Bicyclists
via Nick Falbo
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Zaha Hadid Architects have designed the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Heydar Aliyev Center hosts a variety of cultural programs, its design is a departure from the rigid and often monumental architecture of the former Soviet Union that is so prevalent in Baku, aspiring instead to express the sensibilities and diversity of Azeri culture.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
The library is designed for the Delft University of Technology (also known as TU Delft). It is the central library for the campus and is located across from an auditorium that was built in 1966 by Van Den Broek & Bakema. The design of the auditorium was considered a brutalist style, because it is an awkward looking building that resembles a giant frog according to Mecanoo.
via noticias arquitectura blog