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August 2010 Blog Posts (68)

Tall Emblem Structure by B+U



The Tall Emblem structure is designed by the LA-based architecture firm B+U, LLC for Dubai, UAE. The steel and fabric skyscraper will stand about half as tall as France's Eiffel Tower. It's graceful form is meant to become an iconic landmark for Za'abeel Park. In addition to it's unique… Continue

Added by Springer on August 10, 2010 at 1:47pm — 2 Comments

Ted



Ted is the very ordinary sounding name for the extraordinary giant cube designed by Bjarke Ingels Group in Taiwan. It will be a public space 43,000 square meters in size - or, more specifically, 57 meters cubed. The design uses a coil within a cube to create the public street that spirals from the ground floor to the rooftop… Continue

Added by Springer on August 10, 2010 at 12:34pm — 4 Comments

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Added by Pred Solutions on August 9, 2010 at 11:48pm — No Comments

Ten Books For Architects - #10 The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

 

I don't think there' exists a more challenging pursuit than to learn how to be a good designer. One of the frustrations that I had starting out in the profession was that it didn't seem that anyone could talk about architecture directly, my professors and mentors always had to use some kind of metaphor to explain the design process. I remember many late nights in…

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Added by Tyson on August 9, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Migrating Floating Gardens



Yep. It looks and sounds pretty weird, but it's so crazy it just might work. Migrating Floating Gardens is a project idea by Rael San Fratello Architects to bring the benefits of green space to the urban landscape in a whole new way. Space on both the horizontal and… Continue

Added by Springer on August 9, 2010 at 4:10pm — 1 Comment

WEDDING CHAPEL

This is a proposal for a wedding Chapel as part of the China International Practical Exhibition of Architecture, (CIPEA) in Nanjing. Situated in a… Continue

Added by Marta Krivosikova on August 9, 2010 at 1:56pm — 4 Comments

Get Connected

There is an old saying: “It’s not what you know but who you know.” In these times of scarce employment opportunities, the saying is more true than ever. We can no longer rely on job boards and glossy resume packages to draw the eye of employers. Instead, it is important to build personal/professional relationships and leverage them to advance our careers.The task today is simple: find industry networks that you…
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Added by Young Architect on August 8, 2010 at 4:48am — 3 Comments

The Floating Garden of Aldgate



While on Haptic Architects' website, I was impressed by this simple little gem of an idea. Situated on the former location of Aldgate in London, the challenge of this garden was to create a secluded green space while still allowing unhindered pedestrian movement through the site. Haptic's solution was to create a "floating" garden elevated above the busy… Continue

Added by Springer on August 7, 2010 at 11:17am — 1 Comment

Hanimaadhoo International Airport



This design for the Hanimaadhoo International Airport in the Maldives was created by Norway based Narud Stokke Wiig Architects and UK based … Continue

Added by Springer on August 7, 2010 at 10:54am — 1 Comment

Sheaf Square



Make Architects have created the Digital Campus Phase III design at the southern edge of the recently completed Sheaf Square located in the Peak District in Sheffield, UK. It will be an urban mixed-use development based on… Continue

Added by Springer on August 6, 2010 at 11:34am — No Comments

Diana Balmori e Save The Children in “The Urban Living Room”

On 15 June at the gallery "come se" in San Lorenzo Rome, Diana Balmori and Balmori Associates presented the project "The Urban Living Room", part of the events of Index Urbis. Con la traduzione dell'arch. Through the translation of the Spanish architect Marta Rabazo, Diana Balmori explained the project: it is a revisiting of urban spirit through the use…

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Added by PAESAGGIOCRITICO on August 6, 2010 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Living like a Gopher Looks Pretty Sexy



This Swiss residential settlement comprised of nine houses is designed by Vetsch Architektur, which specializes in organically shaped earth houses. Residents of Earth House Estate Lättenstrasse can grow their gardens on their roofs, and if that isn't enough space, there is free… Continue

Added by Springer on August 6, 2010 at 11:10am — 1 Comment

Serpentine Gallery

This is the 10th pavilion to be designed in the gallery's 40 year history. This temporary structure was designed by Jean Nouvel and is the architects first completed project in the UK. The temporary structure is composed of lightweight materials. The red motif is a stark contrast to its beautiful surrounding landscape. This design is more about the space the building creates in the landscape than the architecture itself. Despite its bold…

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Added by Tyson on August 5, 2010 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Ocean Imagination



This gorgeous proposal by Unsangdong Architects Cooperation received an honorable mention for the Yeosu Expo 2012. The theme they were given was "Living Ocean and Coast," for which they proposed this "Big Ocean Gate" which they entitled "Ocean Imagination." It takes water, which is… Continue

Added by Springer on August 5, 2010 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Acquedotto Alessandrino square



Designer: Maria Cristina Tullio, Daniel Dallari, Sandro Polci…

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Added by PAESAGGIOCRITICO on August 5, 2010 at 6:23am — No Comments

Miami Pier Museum of Latin American Immigrants

This is an impressive design by MJZ Architecture. This work takes a premise that is traumatic and life-changing and transforms it into an elegant and dramatic experience. The Miami Pier Museum of Latin American Immigrants has, beyond its massive formal drama, the effect of focusing ones attention to where the immigrants came from, which causes reflection on a long and arduous journey. This is not only a…

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Added by Tyson on August 4, 2010 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Prefabricated Nature

I have become more and more interested in prefabricated architecture over the years. I realize that this can be a boring subject to some, but I think there are broad and interesting implications that surround the subject. This house by MYCC was built in three months, but assembled on site in three days. On a practical level, you consider the cost and headache saved in having such a controlled…

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Added by Tyson on August 4, 2010 at 6:46pm — 6 Comments

Danish Pavilion by BIG



At the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China, the Danish Pavilion by Bjarke Ingels Group brings a little bit of Denmark to the rest of the world. Literally. At the heart of the curvilinear pavilion is a harbor bath, which is filled with actual seawater… Continue

Added by Springer on August 4, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Water Purification Skyscraper



I know, a second water-thingy-skyscraper blog today. I must be thirsty or something. Honestly, though, I just love this visually stimulating design. This one was awarded 2nd place in Evolo's 2010 Skyscraper Competition.



The Ciliwung Recovery Program is situated in Jakarta, Indonesia on the extremely polluted Ciliwung river. It is… Continue

Added by Springer on August 3, 2010 at 1:06pm — 1 Comment

Freshwater Factory Skyscraper



This elegant project received a special mention in Evolo's 2010 Skyscraper Competition. The Freshwater Factory Skyscraper was devised by Design Crew for… Continue

Added by Springer on August 3, 2010 at 12:38pm — 2 Comments

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