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October 2010 Blog Posts (42)

Churchill Community Hub

Churchill is a township in the La Trobe Valley of Victoria, Australia that grew around the Hazelwood power plant. The design of the Churchill Community Hub by Suters…

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Added by Springer on October 29, 2010 at 11:37am — No Comments

Bella Sky

Bella Sky towers add hotel and congress facilities to the Bella Center, a much used exhibition venue in the new urban area of Ørestad. The towers are located close to the Copenhagen Airport, and so safety regulations stipulate a maximum building height of 75 meters. The Danish architecture firm 3XN… Continue

Added by Springer on October 29, 2010 at 10:46am — No Comments

UAE Pavilion Shanghai Expo 2010

Another beautiful pavilion designed for the Shanghai Expo 2010 is the UAE Pavilion by Foster + Partners. As one of the largest pavilions, it encloses 3,000 square meters and has a capacity of 450. Its form is inspired… Continue

Added by Springer on October 28, 2010 at 6:45pm — No Comments

ALAN-VOO HOUSE

This interesting home renovation/extension was created by Neil M. Denari Architects for a Los Angeles couple with three daughters. The father directs film trailers and the mother is a graphic designer and illustrator, while the daughters enjoy exploring similarly artistic pursuits. The… Continue

Added by Springer on October 28, 2010 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Memoir of an Architect

I've been a student and admirer of architecture for a very long time. Having said that, growing up in the suburbs of southern California didn't afford me much in terms of inspiration. There were a few gems. I was only an hour or so from Louis Kahn, my hero, but my everyday was quite ordinary and so I was compelled to cherish each moment and memory I was afforded as a child.…

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Added by Tyson on October 27, 2010 at 10:38pm — 2 Comments

Bug Dome

The Bug Dome in Shenszen, China is a result of discussions between Marco Casagrande, Hsieh Ying-chun and Roan Ching-yueh. Together, they refer to themselves as the WEAK! Architects. The Bug Dome was built last year on a wasted, 3,000 square meter old building site between the Shenzhen City Hall and an illegal workers camp. It is made of… Continue

Added by Springer on October 26, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Water/Glass

The other-worldly form of the villa Water/Glass by the architectural firm Kengo Kuma & Associates was influenced by the philosophies of German architect Bruno Taut, particularly his praise for the Katsura… Continue

Added by Springer on October 26, 2010 at 2:09pm — No Comments

The Sage Gateshead

The curvaceous Sage Gateshead by Foster + Partners took ten years of planning by the Gateshead Council, in addition to extensive consultation with both musicians and their audiences. The Sage Gateshead is a complex of three auditoriums sheltered… Continue

Added by Springer on October 25, 2010 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Solar City Tower

This dramatic proposal for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro was created by the Switzerlamd-based firm RAFAA Architecture & Design. Solar City Tower aims for an international Olympic message with political… Continue

Added by Springer on October 25, 2010 at 1:53pm — 4 Comments

VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM AT DUNDEE

The visually stunning Victoria & Albert Museum in Dundee, Scotland was designed by the firm REX Architecture. REX's approach to the design was to throw convention out the window and simply search for solutions, trusting that a distinctive structure would emerge naturally. The museum's… Continue

Added by Springer on October 22, 2010 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Hotel Ribno Expansion

The expansion proposed by the architecture firm Enota for the Hotel Ribno is an insightful solution that preserves the integrity of the existing hotel/forest atmosphere. Located in a coniferous landscape in Bled,… Continue

Added by Springer on October 21, 2010 at 3:56pm — No Comments

8 House

8 House by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is close to completion in Southern Orestad on the edge of the Copenhagen Canal. The 60,000 square meter structure consists of 475 residences of varied sizes, designed to fit the residence needs of almost anyone at almost… Continue

Added by Springer on October 21, 2010 at 3:23pm — No Comments

3D Walk throughs

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Added by Skylim Studioz Pvt Ltd on October 21, 2010 at 5:21am — No Comments

Paik Nam June Media Bridge

The graceful Paik Nam June Media Bridge will span the Han River in Seoul, South Korea, connecting The National Assembly Building with the Dangi-li Power Plant (which is in the process of being developed into public cultural space). Its name celebrates the famous video/media artist Nam June Paik, and its skin is proposed to be used as a canvas for media and video artists around… Continue

Added by Springer on October 19, 2010 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Iris Bay

Iris Bay is a 170 meter high skyscraper currently under construction in the Business Bay area in Dubai, UAE. Designed by Atkins Design Studio, the 32 story tower is an egg-shaped form with two identical double curved pixelated shells. The shells are rotated and cantilevered over the four story perforated podium. The podium, in turn,… Continue

Added by Springer on October 19, 2010 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Kring

Kring is the GumHo Culture Complex designed by Unsangdong architects cooperation in Seoul, South Korea. The distinctive steel structure is based on the concept of modern architecture becoming a brand. They explain that… Continue

Added by Springer on October 18, 2010 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Wellington Supreme Court

The new Supreme Court in Wellington, New Zealand was designed by Warren and Mahoney Architects to meet judicial needs for the next 100 years. The two-story building sits on a stone plinth within a shallow pool of water. The exterior is surrounded by eight-meter-tall bronze screens that depict the leaves and branches of the Rata and… Continue

Added by Springer on October 18, 2010 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Urban-Formation

Urban-Formation is a beautiful project by the architecture and design group We-Designs.org that will bring zen-like respite to a harried corner of 104th avenue and 152nd street in Surrey, Vancouver. The… Continue

Added by Springer on October 15, 2010 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Enoki Rome Ecocity

Enoki Rome Ecocity is an intriguing project by OFL Architecture. OFL explains that the Enoki project stems from a desire to investigate the possibilities of future housing. The Enoki integrate themselves with the historical city of Rome at their base, then rise 150 stories… Continue

Added by Springer on October 15, 2010 at 12:05pm — 2 Comments

Majunga Tower

Majunga Tower was designed by Jean-Paul Viguier et Associe for La Defense in Paris, France. It is an office tower designed in 2006 with 69,500 square meters of net usable floorspace, and is scheduled for completion in 2013. The sleek lines of Majunga are…

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Added by Springer on October 14, 2010 at 8:14pm — No Comments

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