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October 2011 Blog Posts (16)

360 Degree House

On a sloping site in Galapagar, Madrid, the 360 Degree House by Spanish firm Subarquitectura connects the private life of a family to expansive views of the…

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Added by Springer on October 31, 2011 at 10:17am — 2 Comments

Regatta Hotel Complex

The Regatta Hotel complex was designed by Atelier Enam Architects and Planners and sits on eleven hectares of reclaimed land overlooking the Java Sea.  Italian for “boat race,” Regatta is comprised of ten apartment towers (the…

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Added by Springer on October 27, 2011 at 9:52am — 1 Comment

Tenerife Concert Hall

The Auditorio de Tenerife, or Tenerife Concert Hall, was finished in 2003 and has become a landmark in the city of Santa Cruz, the capital of Tenerife in the Canary Islands.  The hall is the design of famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, and is covered with a mosaic of…

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Added by Springer on October 24, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Dubai reinvents the Wheel

                                

                                 

 

 

Dubai has seen it all when it comes to buildings, from the tall to the underwater (which never happened) to whole buildings that will rotate. However imagine a building that looks like a big wheel but turns at two different speeds, this is the Wheel of Dubai.…

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Added by MuHaMmAd on October 23, 2011 at 2:59am — No Comments

Aiola Island Bridge

While Aiola Island Bridge crosses a river like a bridge should, it does much more.  Aiola Island was built in 2003 and designed by New York artist Vito Acconci.  Located in the center of the Mur River in Graz, Austria, it includes a trendy bar, a coffee house, a sunbathing area, an…

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Added by Springer on October 20, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Eisenhower Memorial & Architect Training

Gehry Partners were chosen to design the Eisenhower Memorial in Washington D.C. I thought this would be a great opportunity to talk about divided interests in architecture.  Whenever you have a monumental site, not to mention the memory…

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Added by Tyson on October 19, 2011 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

The international firm Safdie Architects designed the recently completed Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri.  The 33,073 square…

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Added by Springer on October 18, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Casa en el Bosque

Mexico-based architecture firm Parque Humano designed the elegant Casa en el Bosque with the aim of…

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Added by Springer on October 17, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Santo Domingo Library

This one is for AlyAli.  I hope you enjoy the drawings!

 

The Santo Domingo Library,…

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Added by Springer on October 13, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Gateshead Millennium Bridge

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge was designed by London-based firm…

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Added by Springer on October 11, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Saemangum Exhibition Center

The Saemangum Exhibition Center is an interesting little project by the firm poly.m.ur, located along the west coast of Korea.  While I really love the play between architecture and landscape, there is a more subtle…

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Added by Tyson on October 10, 2011 at 4:31pm — 5 Comments

UN Memorial by ACME

This proposal by ACME for the UN…

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Added by Springer on October 10, 2011 at 11:17am — No Comments

Light spectrum glasses - Looking beyond white light from sunlight to LED

Spectral glasses enable a pragmatic approach to evaluate the colour rendering of light. This technique could help architects, interior and lighting designers to analyse quickly how light reproduces colours on objects. The film covers vivid impressions of our architectural and urban environment with a variety of light sources ranging from sunlight to modern…

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Added by Thomas Schielke on October 9, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Eye of Horus House

This eye-catching (pun intended) vacation home is a design created by Spanish architect Luis de Garrido as a birthday gift for famous model Naomi Campbell from her…

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Added by Springer on October 6, 2011 at 9:41am — 1 Comment

Troll Wall Restaurant and Service

Completed this year, Troll Wall Restaurant and Service is a simple a straightforward name for a building with a simple and…

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Added by Springer on October 4, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Cradle

Entitled “Cradle,” this rocking chair is a semi-spherical work of art that temps you to escape into it.  It is a design by…

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Added by Springer on October 3, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

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