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Featured Blog Posts – August 2013 Archive (19)

Eco Pods

Eco Pods are a proposal by Höweler + Yoon Architecture with Squared Design Lab for downtown…

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Added by Springer on August 31, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Learning from Nature Pavilion

Learning from Nature is the name of the pavilion created by 3XN Architects as part of "Green Architecture for the Future."  This aptly-colored green piece of architecture is topped with flexible solar cells that are only 1mm thick.  Piezoelectric…

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Added by Springer on August 29, 2013 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Diamond House

Diamond House sits along Cove Drive in Sentosa, Singapore on a slightly tapered site facing a man-made lake.  The home's unique geometry is the result of the planning parameters, the desire for a smaller footprint, and an effort to simply the building form.  The home is largely closed off toward the street and the…

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Added by Springer on August 27, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Endless Stair

Endless Stair is architecture firm dRMM's Escher-inspired installation for the…

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Added by Springer on August 26, 2013 at 8:08pm — No Comments

Peculiar Architecture: Chinese Porcelain House

The 4th largest city in China, Tianjin, has an unusual attraction known as the Porcelain House, which opened to the public in 2007. 
Covering an area of 3,000 square meters, the Porcelain House is decorated with 400 million pieces of ancient porcelain, 16 thousand pieces of ancient chinaware, 300 white-marble carvings, and 20 tons of natural crystals, simply amazing. Entwining the exterior wall, there are four 200 meters long "China…
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Added by roye long on August 26, 2013 at 1:18am — 1 Comment

New Museum of Contemporary Art

The New Museum of Contemporary Art is a seven-story, eight-level structure located in the Bowery in New York City.  The design is by Pritzker prize winning firm…

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Added by Springer on August 22, 2013 at 5:26pm — 1 Comment

Manny Building

The Manny Building is a showcase for contemporary creative arts on the island of Nantes in France.  The building is designed by local architecture firm Tetrarc, and was initiated by…

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Added by Springer on August 19, 2013 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Workflow: Minatomirai in Monochrome

Creating is a Great Thing

I'm always amazed at the stark difference between a what shot out of camera can look like and what the final result after processing can be. It's amazing and can be very gratifying to see something you've created from go from start to finish. Creating is a great thing.

View of minatomirai in black and white
View of Minatomirai in…
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Added by Jeremy Segal on August 18, 2013 at 9:28am — No Comments

Amazon Science Center

The Amazon Science Center is a $10 million dollar project to build the first scientific research center in the jungle proper.  Because of the delicate ecosystem and its…

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Added by Springer on August 15, 2013 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Absolute Towers

Fondly dubbed the Marilyn Monroe Towers by local residents, the Absolute Towers by MAD Architects are a landmark that act as a gateway to the city beyond.  Located in…

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Added by Springer on August 13, 2013 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Kiritoushi House

Kiritoushi House is the work of Japanese architect Daisuke Sugawara and is designed for a married couple with two children.  Kiritoushi translates to "excavation,"…

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Added by Springer on August 12, 2013 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Photography Links and Resources

Have a Look and Find Some Inspiration

These are some of the places I draw inspiration from and also where I go to in search of new photographic knowledge. "Never stop learning" as they say. This resource list is constantly being updated as time goes on because I'm always finding new interesting things to share. Feel free to add your own ideas and resources in the comments below. Click on the name of the website to open that link in a new browser…

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Added by Jeremy Segal on August 12, 2013 at 8:40am — No Comments

KK100 Development

The KK100 Development in Shenzhen, China is a Joint Development Initiative made between the initial extant villagers and the developer.  Previously, Caiwuwei Village was known for its…

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Added by Springer on August 9, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Wanangkura Stadium

Wanangkura Stadium in Port Hedland, Australia draws its name from the word for "whirlwind" in the local Kariyarra language.  The center's design by ARM…

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Added by Springer on August 7, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Arts Centre

Zaha Hadid has designed the 115,000 square meter Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Arts Centre in…

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Added by Springer on August 6, 2013 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Handheld in Omotesando

Sometimes There’s “No Time” for a Tripod 
Interesting shoe store display, tucked underneath the overhang of a building - handheld

Interesting shoe store display, tucked underneath the overhang of a building – handheld

I’ve been toying with the idea of shooting architecture handheld, aka ridin’ drrty. This flies in the face of conventional wisdom as everyone…

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Added by Jeremy Segal on August 5, 2013 at 8:51am — No Comments

The Exbury Egg

The Exbury Egg is an energy efficient, self-sustaining work space for artist Stephen Turner.  Tethered in the estuary of the River Beaulieu, it is a laboratory for…

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Added by Springer on August 2, 2013 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Walking Shelter

Is it possible to carry a shelter in your sneakers? Furthermore, to carry it in such sneakers that seems an ordinary pair of sneakers?  It sounds impossible or humorous but  collective siblings surprise the people with their project.…

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Added by gizem büyüktürkoğlu on August 2, 2013 at 7:32am — No Comments

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