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Floating City by AT Design Office

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 May 2014 9:00 pm | Other

The AT Design Office proposes a project which would float on water and thus offer an alternative to the destruction of the countryside, creating an ocean metropolis for the CCCC construction firm in China. The project has an area of four square miles and it uses technology similar to the one used by CCCC for the 31 mile bridge which they built between Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai. The large structure is cast on an island nearby and then floated…

Skatecity by Gilfberg + Lykke

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 May 2014 8:54 pm | Other

Skatecity is located in Haderslev, Denmark and it is one of the largest parks and cultural centers for skateboarding in the world with a design created by the Gilfberg + Lykke architectural practice in collaboration with the city’s municipality. The project spreads over 6500 square meters and it began in 2006 with the initiative of Morten Hansen, a local activist and chairman of the Skatecity accociation, who approached  Gilfberg + Lykke with his vision for a large area dedicated to…

Yoshi Bar by Naoya Matsumoto

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 May 2014 8:51 pm | Other

The architect Naoya Matsumoto created the Yoshi Bar in Shiga, Japan for the school festival of the Seian University which offers a view of the nearby Lake Biwa. The project was created as a material stall and its inspiration comes from the curriculum of the Spatial Design class which creates its landscape each year with the aid of reed grows from local sources. The designer used the material for the second time, the first time using it for a place…

Istra Tennis Club by Za Bor Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 May 2014 8:43 pm | Other

The Istra Tennis Club designed by the practice of Za Bor Architects is located in Moscow, Russia on the Istra riverside which is one of the most picturesque districts of the capital offering a surface of 1.5 hectares with five open air courts and a large infrastructure of sports and recreational facilities incorporated into a single complex. The elongated structure is composed of several volumes with four “casebound” volumes acting as the façade and creating the three floors inside. The…

The Dragonfly by Vincent Callebaut

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 May 2014 1:38 pm | Other

The highly original and impressive Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut, who also designed the Flavors Orchard and the Asian Cairns, proposes an impressive urban farm concept for the Roosevelt Island in New York City which is modeled after the wings of a dragonfly and intends to ease the problems of food mileage and storage by improving the connection between consumers and producers. The project is located in a very crowded area and thus the design spans on the vertical with a…

Nanshan Clubhouse by SPARK architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 May 2014 1:20 pm | Other

The Nanshan Clubhouse designed by SPARK architects is located in Chongqing, China and it is the first part of a series of leisure facilities for a villa community in the outskirts of the city. The masterplan proposal created by SPARK includes a large hotel, an outdoor retail street and the 5500 square meter clubhouse. The steep topography of the site defined the design with beautiful greenery and the hotel, clubhouse and retail space compose a scenic route from the panoramic…

Cantilevered Bangkok Clubhouse by OfficeAT

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 May 2014 12:56 pm | Other

The Bangkok Grand Pinklao Clubhouse in the west area of Thailand was designed by the OfficeAT architectural practice as a clubhouse with separate offices and meeting areas, a multipurpose zone and a large swimming pool. The clients wanted the clubhouse to be visible from the main road and it had to limit to a height of 40 feet integrating with the landscaped surroundings. The cantilevered structure proposed by the designers has expansive extensions and the axis of the building runs…

Light is Time by DGT

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 May 2014 12:46 pm | Other

The DGT architectural practice based in Paris created the “Light is Time” installation for the Citizen Watch Company and it was set in the La Triennale Design Museum in Italy for the Milan Design Week 2014. The project is comprised of 80000 watch-base plates which support the components of a watch and the exhibition combines sound and lighting elements to create several enclosed spaces with an amazing setting evoking the concepts of light and time in a unique and truly…

Annedalsterrassen by Kjellander + Sjoberg Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 May 2014 12:26 pm | Other

The practice of Kjellander + Sjoberg Architects designed the urban development of Annedal which is a new district in Mariehall, a neighborhood on the northern side of Stockholm, Sweden and it offers 1200 new apartments. The designers won the commission to create the best block structure of three separate apartment buildings for three different developers with a total of 150 apartments and an underground parking garage below the shared garden space. The project is on a sloped terrain with a…

Glacier Skywalk by Sturgess Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 7 May 2014 8:04 pm | Other

The Glacier Skywalk is an accessible observation platform designed by the Brewster Travel Canada Company with the aid of the Sturgess Architecture practice and Read Jones Christoffersen Engineering and it offers a panoramic view of the Canadian Rockies and of the Sunwapta Valley. The walkway opened in May 2014, three years after the project began and it has a curved structure protruding 30 meters from the edge of a cliff to offer the visitors a new way of enjoying the…

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