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July 2010 Blog Posts (65)

One Central Park

A very interesting project by Jean Nouvel, One Central Park is an architecture / urban design project that seeks to green the Sydney urban landscape. The taller of the two towers look like modular structures. The largest terrace seems to simply be taken from the heart of the building. This project also includes an new urban park as well as 36,000 square meters of public open…


Added by Tyson on July 31, 2010 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Denver Airport

This project by Santiago Calatrava is a redevelopment of the Denver International Airport's south terminal. The architecture includes a hotel, train station and bridge to extend the train services from downtown Denver. The project is estimated to cost $650 million dollars. Calatrava approached this project as he has in many of his beautiful bridges. He views the airport as the modern bridge into…


Added by Tyson on July 31, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Light Thread

This exquisite, 30,000-square-meter proposal for the wrestling arena for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing won second prize in the design competition. Thoughtfully designed by Japanese firm EASTERN design office,…


Added by Springer on July 31, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Xiamen Museum

I just love this gorgeous design! Xiamen Museum in China is designed by architectural firm MAD to sit on an island in the middle of a reservoir in the center of the Xiamen. On the ground, the sculpted public space… Continue

Added by Springer on July 31, 2010 at 11:58am — 1 Comment


This elegant wedge by C.F.Møller Architects, is designed to rely 100% on renewable energy. Situated prominently between Aalborg's bridges, Housing+ holds 60 residential units and shelters a public… Continue

Added by Springer on July 30, 2010 at 2:09pm — 5 Comments

Murturm Nature Observation Tower

The Murturm Nature Observation Tower pokes out just above the tree tops next to the Mur River in Austria. The tower was designed by terrain:loenhart&mayr and opened in March of this year. The 27 meter tall sculptural structure follows the principles… Continue

Added by Springer on July 30, 2010 at 1:33pm — 1 Comment

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Added by Kerem Halbrecht on July 30, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Getting Laid Off Sucks: But Its For The Best

No matter how you slice it, getting laid off is one of the most psychologically damaging things that anyone can go through in their career. However, this is sometimes unavoidable and it is often far too easy to close yourself from the outside world and hide in a deep depression. Instead, I suggest being proactive and using the time as productively as possible.…


Added by Young Architect on July 30, 2010 at 12:17am — 1 Comment

Replacement of Halogen Spotlight Bulbs with LEDs

At present it is recommended that all old style incandescent light bulbs are replaced with Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs. A typical CFL has a lifetime many times that of an incandescent bulb, and consumes only 20% of the energy.But now more efficient spot lights are also available known as… Continue

Added by HaRis on July 29, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Rome: Piazza Mastai a Trastevere

It 's a tough neighborhood Trastevere for those fitted with the design of public spaces, is rich in history to charismatic but contains few monuments to refer to. The neighborhood has always been the borders of ancient and modern history of Rome and only a hundred years the Romans elected the capital's historical center. Among its buildings from various periods ranging from medieval to early 900, there are few areas of sufficient scale to gain the…


Added by PAESAGGIOCRITICO on July 27, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

Izmir Opera House

Ozel Office has developed a remarkable competition proposal for an opera house in Izmir. The architecture is both public and private in terms of program. An elegant structure makes beautiful space for events and performances, while the roof is a mere extension of the street that provides unique places to experience the city. From a theoretical standpoint, this project invites residents to integrate this…


Added by Tyson on July 26, 2010 at 11:04pm — 6 Comments

Grow Your Home

This is part of a talk given by Mitchell Joachim in which he advocates using organic materials grown specifically for structural and systematical purposes. He calls this method Pleaching. The argument here is that you break down the distinction between architecture and landscape because the architecture becomes the landscape, merging with the ecological…

Added by Tyson on July 26, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Conch Shell House

Designed by the Mexican artist Octavio Ocampo, the Conch Shell House sits on the Isla Mujeres in the Caribbean. Ocampo is known for embedding multiple images into a larger image, giving layers of meaning to explore in his work. With this structure, he embeds a conch shell form into a home, and layers more shells - literally and figuratively - within the… Continue

Added by Springer on July 23, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

iCUP Installation

Technically called the "iCUPS.II_syntheticLANDSCAPES" installation, this piece by APHIDoIDEA seeks to counteract the ordinary relationship between the paper cup and its user. Installed at the Phantom Galleries LA, the 4,000 paper cups are used to create an undulating landscape in a storefront. We typically use paper cups for an… Continue

Added by Springer on July 23, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Old News is Green News

ACROS has been open since 1995 in Tenjin in the middle of Fukuoka, Japan, but it is still and eye-catcher. Designed by Emilio Ambasz and Associates, the 1,000,000 square foot building had to both provide a multi-use "symbolically decisive" building and still… Continue

Added by Springer on July 22, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Rotterdam Market Hall

Both curious and functional, the Rotterdam Market Hall by MVRDV began construction at the end of last year. MVRDV won the competition by Provast to create the hall while meeting the Netherland's new hygienic constraints, which require traditional open air meat and fish markets to be covered. The hall is also home to 228 residential apartments, 100… Continue

Added by Springer on July 22, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Casa Dupli

I simply don't have enough good things to say about this house. Designed by J. Mayer H. Architects, it was designed based on the footprint of a previously existing home. Taking that as a starting point, the finished architecture is a seamless mixture of semi-public and private spaces that fit superbly into the topographical landscape. The visual connection between the interior and exterior are arranged…


Added by Tyson on July 22, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Aqua Tower

Studio Gang Architects designed this unique tower from the simple idea that the views of the beautiful city of Chicago were not to be wasted. The buildings facade then becomes habitable space as opposed to a mere shell. The artistic benefit is the beautiful sculpture-like quality that the building takes on as a result of the residential terraces. A truly beautiful architecture.…


Added by Tyson on July 22, 2010 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

Hotel Caldor

This is a very interesting hotel by Sohne & Partner Architects. This hotel, located in Vienna, boasts self check-in around the clock. The perforations in the facade of the architecture take on the abstract form of the hotels logo, but more…


Added by Tyson on July 21, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Marine Parade Apartments

This project by Smart Studio Architects embodies perfectly the profession of architecture. This building, once a derelict apartment building has been transformed into four elegant, full-floor apartments with breathtaking views of the Australian coast. This building also incorporates sustainable building practices including natural cross ventilation as well as passive solar techniques. The most interesting…


Added by Tyson on July 21, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

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