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Featured Blog Posts – December 2011 Archive (14)

On Architectural Visualization

With the development of technology, architectural visualization has been developing well gradually. In 1999, experts who participated in the competitive bidding of China national grand theatre design scheme experienced an interesting thing-Designer part didn't demonstrate the scheme with usual thick design drawings and data file, but broadcasted about 5 minutes' …


Added by roye long on December 29, 2011 at 8:08pm — No Comments

2011 Top Ten Cultural Structures

2011 is going to past. Looking back to 2011 in architecture field, there are so many things impressed us. Let's see 2011 Top Ten Cultural Structures listed by We can see the listed projects are all designed by world's premier architects. Their works broke out the common architectural appearance. According to the features and characteristics of architectures, combining with their unconstrained imagination and creativity, these famous architects created many stunning…


Added by roye long on December 26, 2011 at 1:43am — No Comments

Polonsky Academy

I often think about the minimalist approach to architectural design, particularly in terms of the dying practice of ornament in building design. I don't necessarily think that something needs to be elaborate in order to be well designed, but when you take…


Added by Tyson on December 24, 2011 at 10:50am — 2 Comments

MADRID RIO by West 8

Project Name: Madrid Rio

Landscape Architect: West 8

Year: 2006-2011

Location: Madrid, Spain

client: Municipality of Madrid

partners: MRIO arquitectos, a joint venture of three Madrid-based firms - Burgos & Garrido Arquitectos Asociados, Porras La Casta Arquitectos and Rubio & Álvarez-Sala 

awards: Conde Nast Traveller…


Added by Begum Tarakci on December 23, 2011 at 3:06am — 2 Comments

Almere Urban Entertainment Centre by Will Alsop

Project Name: Almere Urban Entertainment Centre

Location: Almere, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Architect: William Alsop

Client: MAB Groep BV

Contract value: £ 30 million

Date of completion: 2003

The Urban Entertainment Centre in Almere comprises of 16,000sqm of…


Added by Begum Tarakci on December 14, 2011 at 1:27am — No Comments

BIG Unveils A Ski Resort In Lapland

Project Name: Koutalaki Ski Village

Size: 47.000m2 

Client: Kassiopeia Finland Oy

Location: Levi, Finland

Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Jakob Lange

Project Leader: Hanna Johansson

Team: David Tao, Erik de Haan, Jeff Mikolajewski, Jesper Victor Henriksson, Lucian Racovitan, Maren Allen…


Added by Begum Tarakci on December 14, 2011 at 1:24am — 1 Comment

MOPI Elementary School

This stunning façade belongs to MOPI Elementary School, located in a very urban yet very green area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The façade is an abstraction of a tree and evokes the images of the…


Added by Springer on December 13, 2011 at 11:26am — No Comments



Location: New York, USA

Design Director: Roland Snooks

Design Team: Casey Rehm, Fleet Hower, Bryant Netter


This speculative project reconsiders the monument as object, instead positing the formation of an immersive space of remembrance, a space that emerges from the landscape and is carved from within a somber stone monolith – an inverted monument. This project explores the emergence of a…


Added by MuHaMmAd on December 13, 2011 at 9:54am — No Comments

Magic Paper House

It was reported that in order to test insulation of paper, engineer and inventor Ellis Stenman in Massachusetts began to build paper house with waste newspapers in 1922. Surprisingly, besides the wall is made of papers, the furniture inside the architecture is also made of papers. 88 years have past, the house is as solid as it was except some outermost wall papers peeling off. Now the magic paper house has become architecture wonder of advocating environmental protection of life concept and…


Added by roye long on December 12, 2011 at 11:07pm — No Comments

Conforti presents: GIANO

Product photo GIANO


GIANO safes have been conceived to support specific bank procedures like the transferring of money to and from the bank branch.

They are provided with two doors, the inside door for the bank personnel and the outside door (or street door) for the cash guard.



Added by Conforti Sicurezza on December 12, 2011 at 8:08am — No Comments

Conforti presents K-SAFE

Product photo KSAFE


K-SAFE is an armored drawer that can be installed in a base board, in a normally unused space, with a quick and secure fixing system. The opening takes place using the TV remote control device, without using any traditional keys or special locks but typing an easily programmable code. This is…


Added by Conforti Sicurezza on December 12, 2011 at 8:02am — No Comments

The Vila Tugendhat

Project Name: The Vila Tugendhat

Location:Brno, Czech Republic

Architects: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

One of the most…


Added by Milan Olsavsky on December 12, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

House H

Most of us want a house that we can be comfortable in. A so-called traditional home. While I think traditional homes can be wonderful, I would ask you for a moment to consider this non-traditional home by Sou Fujimoto Architects. While from the…


Added by Tyson on December 7, 2011 at 10:12pm — 1 Comment

Wondering How Facebook's New Office Looks like?

Project Name: Facebook New Office

Location:Palo Alto, CA

Architects: Studio o+a

Facebook’s new, 150,000-square-foot cool office at Palo Alto, CA designed by …


Added by Begum Tarakci on December 3, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

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