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Featured Blog Posts – April 2014 Archive (14)

The Nest

The Nest is a resourceful approach to low-cost residential architecture.  Located in Thuận An, Binh Duong, traditional brick or concrete construction was passed up for metal sheets and structural steel, creating an airy and natural-looking home…

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Added by Springer on April 30, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Pop Music Center in Kaohsiung

The proposal by Tom Wiscombe Architecture for the Pop Music Center in Kaohsiung is intended to invigorate the port as a world class cultural destination.  Two separate buildings…

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Added by Springer on April 28, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Canakkale Antenna Tower

The winning design for the Canakkale Antenna Tower Competition is the collaborative work of [Inter.National.Design] and…

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Added by Springer on April 25, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Madison House

Madison House is a curving, one story, single-family residence by New York-based architecture firm Thomas Phifer and Partners.  Located in a wooded…

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Added by Springer on April 23, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Pont de Singe

Olivier Grossetête's Pont de Singe takes the term "suspension bridge" quite literally.  Designed for the Tatton Park Biennial, the project is dedicated to flight.  Three large helium balloons suspend a curving rope bridge over a…

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Added by Springer on April 21, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Expo 2017

Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architects are set to build the Expo-2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan.  The theme for the Expo is "Future Energy," with a focus on the development of…

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Added by Springer on April 18, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Tree House

The Tree House was developed by 6a Architects in response to the mother of a busy family who found herself increasingly reliant on a wheelchair and confined to one room.  The ground floor rooms of the existing home have been connected to a new master bedroom and wet…

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Added by Springer on April 16, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Contemporary Art Centre in Córdoba

The Contemporary Art Centre in Córdoba is the work of Madrid office Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos.  Located on a choice site along the Guadalquivir River, the design recalls the qualities of the former Arabic settlement that was once within the Spanish…

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Added by Springer on April 14, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Benetton Group Headquarters

Italian firm AquiliAlberg designed the new Benetton Group Headquarters in Teheran as three identical volumes that are rotated and merged into a single…

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Added by Springer on April 11, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

North Star Apartments

The North Star Apartments are located in the center of Senec in Slovakia.  The work of Nice Architects, the goal was to balance the needs for intimacy, a view, and a cohesive element between…

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Added by Springer on April 9, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Are these the Top 10 Futuristic Concept Hotels? Or is there more to see?

In this fast moving world when the silhouette of life is changing dynamically and rapidly, one day we will find ourselves surrounded by mega designs like the ones below. "And only those will thrive who will out-power others". Is obvious that the designers of the hotels of tomorrow, perhaps, have kept this in mind while creating futuristic hotels to lure the global travelers. Here are 10 futuristic hi-tech hotels that will hopefully providing the luxury-est environment to their…

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Added by Yenisei Garces Bell on April 8, 2014 at 7:19pm — No Comments

The Turbulences

Architects Jakob + MacFarlane identified two predominate grids emanating from the Frac Centre site.  The convergence of these two geometries became the basis for their work The…

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Added by Springer on April 7, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

DROP Eco-Hotel

DROP Eco-Hotel is a removable hotel room for the modern nomad.  The design draws inspiration from the organic shapes found in nature.  This portable micro-architecture by…

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Added by Springer on April 4, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Electric

Electric is a 1,000 square-meter penthouse that serves as an ephemeral restaurant during the day and a club/lounge from dusk until dawn.  It includes a mixing console, soundproofed rooms, and a…

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Added by Springer on April 2, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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