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Springer's Blog – November 2010 Archive (18)

Aurland Lookout

The simple and stunning Aurland Lookout was the result of a partnership between architects Todd Saunders (Saunders Architecture) and Tommie Wilhelmsen (Arkitekt Tommie…


Added by Springer on November 22, 2010 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

The Shanghai Expo's Megastructure

The scintillating Shanghai Expo 2010 just ended at the beginning of this month. However, since I was stuck here in the states during its run, I'd like to take the time to explore more of the structures featured there.

This Megastructure was the landmark pavilion for the Expo and was designed by… Continue

Added by Springer on November 16, 2010 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

The elegant design for the Tel Aviv Museum of Art Amir Building resolved the tension between its tight, triangular site, and the museum's need for a set of large rectangular galleries. Architecture firm Preston Scott Cohen, Inc. solved the problem by using slightly… Continue

Added by Springer on November 16, 2010 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Tsui No Sumika

Tsui No Sumika is a home located in Uji in Kyoto, Japan, an idyllic setting with green mountains and a gurgling stream. The home was designed by Kite Architecture for a couple that has been married for over 30 years. The aim of the project was to afford the husband and wife each their… Continue

Added by Springer on November 15, 2010 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Vault Room

Vault Room is the name of a renovation of a small terraced house that sits along the "Reien" in the heart of historical Bruges, Belgium. The renovation was designed by the architecture firm 51N4E, and… Continue

Added by Springer on November 15, 2010 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Shanghai Houtan Park wins World’s Best Landscape

The World Architecture Festival Awards 2010 have awarded World’s Best Landscape to Shanghai Houtan Park designed by the Chinese firm Turenscape. And the judges reportedly… Continue

Added by Springer on November 13, 2010 at 3:20pm — 2 Comments


Doesn't that picture look so peaceful and inviting? I think I'm in love.

That dangling, serene little pod is a NESTREST, designed by Paris'
Daniel Pouzet and Fred Frety. It's described as an over-sized bird's nest that's perfect for… Continue

Added by Springer on November 12, 2010 at 12:29pm — 8 Comments

Teesside Power Station

In March of this year consent was given to build the Teesside Power Station designed by Heatherwick Studio. The site in Stockton-on-Tees in England is post-industrial and ecologically sparse brownfield. It is also on the banks of the river Tees, and looks across the river to Middlehaven, a… Continue

Added by Springer on November 12, 2010 at 11:03am — No Comments

Cahill Center at Caltech

The Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Caltech brings together a dozen different scientific groups into one structure. The Cahill Center designed by Morphosis Architects, Inc. conceptually acts as an… Continue

Added by Springer on November 11, 2010 at 7:45pm — 2 Comments

Purple Hill House

A small purple hill sits at the entrance to a trail up Gwanggyo mountain in South Korea. That "hill" is the Purple Hill House designed by Korean firm IROJE KHM Architects to coexist with its surrounding landscape. A major problem facing the house in its location was the availability of sunlight, with the bulk of the living space facing northwest.… Continue

Added by Springer on November 9, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Henderson Waves

Henderson Waves is a 274 meter long pedestrian bridge that crosses Henderson Road at the Mount Faber Loop in Singapore. The beautiful design has been presented with six awards, and was a joint venture by London-based IJP Corporation and… Continue

Added by Springer on November 9, 2010 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Allandale House: A Cabin of Curiosities

This exciting new take on the A-frame home is designed by architect William O'Brien Jr. for an "an idiosyncratic connoisseur" and her family. Situated in the mountain west of the United States, the Allandale House is tube-shaped, linking three different… Continue

Added by Springer on November 8, 2010 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Housing Getsewoud

24H Architecture designed Housing Getsewoud, the entrance to a newly built housing area in Nieuw-Vennep, using the sound wave as a metaphor for its sensual facades. The project consists of two blocks of residential buildings, each with eighteen social… Continue

Added by Springer on November 6, 2010 at 6:10am — No Comments

Zenith Music Halls

The Zenith Music Halls in Amiens and Strasbourg, France were both built in 2008 and designed by Massimiliano Fuksas. The Amiens Zenith was the first of the two, and the initial idea from which the Strasbourg Zenith was later developed.

The Amiens Zenith is a playful entertainment facility, an imposing… Continue

Added by Springer on November 6, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Centrum Muziek XXI

In the Municipality of Utrecht, the Centrum Muziek XXI by Architecten van Mourik is the head of a new uninterrupted housing wall along the Loevenhoutsedijk. It is part of the… Continue

Added by Springer on November 4, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments


The delightfully organic structure that is MAGMA Arts and Congress was designed by the Spanish architecture firm Menis Arquitectos. Located in Adeje, Tenerife, Spain, the building was built in 2005, and is meant to serve as a reference point amidst the surrounding anonymous buildings. The starting points of the… Continue

Added by Springer on November 4, 2010 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Mountain Crystal

The New Monte Rosa Hut (nicknamed "Mountain Crystal") in Switzerland … Continue

Added by Springer on November 3, 2010 at 7:49pm — No Comments

Almeisan Tower

Almeisan Tower is a solar power generator designed for Za'abeel Park in Dubai by the architecture and design firm Studied Impact. It uses 224 large heliostatic polished mirrors that track the sun’s position in the sky and then reflect a concentrated… Continue

Added by Springer on November 1, 2010 at 7:03pm — No Comments

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