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Shanghai Fish Community Art Gallery by Studio 7 of Urban Architecture China

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Oct 2013 12:33 pm | Other

The Shanghai Fish Community Art Gallery is located in the middle of an artificial lake in the south-east area of Shanghai, China and it is the first out of five commercial buildings which were planned in the area as a landmark of the new development. Spreading over five floors, the project was designed by Studio 7 of Urban Architecture China and its circular shape was chosen to create a dialogue with the waterfront that offers a 270 degrees view of…

Singapore Gardens by the Bay by Wilkinson Eyre and Grant Associates

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Oct 2013 8:13 pm | Other

The Cooled Conservatories at the Singapore Gardens by the Bay were designed by the architectural practice of Wilkinson Eyre and Grant Associates and the project was awarded the 2013 RIBA Lubetkin Prize since it provides a carbon positive structure in the tropical climate of Singapore. The two curved glass structures of the project host contrasting ecosystems with the flatter greenhouse having a Mediterranean feeling while the other one has a 35 meter mountain-like waterfall with cascading vertical plants and walkways…

Villa Kiana

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Oct 2013 2:55 pm | Other

Located in Cape Panwa, on the southeastern side of Phuket, Thailand, the beautiful and luxurious Villa Kiana resort has three bedrooms and a large living room with stunning panoramic views of the nearby ocean. The villa was designed as an exclusive retreat offering complete privacy in a splendid setting and with contemporary luxurious conditions suitable for families, small groups or small special events. The villa spreads over two levels with the top entrance level hosting the master bedroom which has…

Taipei Nangang Office Tower by Aedas

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Oct 2013 5:35 pm | Other

The new Taipei Nangang High-tech District Office Tower designed by the architectural practice of AEDAS Beijing Ltd takes its inspiration from the shape of river pebbles thus creating a very elegant and delicate façade which also emphasizes character. The project is close to the Jilong River and one of the major highways in Taipei, thus being in a setting which allows a new definition of the skyline. This was provided by the office building spreading over 18 floors and conceived…

Chalet le Petit Chateau

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Oct 2013 9:05 am | Other

The French side of the Alps offers some of the best skiing slopes in the world and since winter approaches this will be one of the premier destinations for the winter sports enthusiasts. The Chalet le Petit Chateau is located in Courchevel and it provides the best accommodations you could expect with a luxurious modern setting which features a traditional cabin façade. The chalet was completed in 2010 and it offers seven en-suite bedrooms which can host 14 guests for…

Club House Agora by Mario Botta

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Oct 2013 9:37 am | Other

Jeju Province is one of the nine provinces in South Korea and it is located on the largest island in the country which is Jeju containing the Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes which is a world heritage site. The island has an amazing landscape and the architect Mario Botta created the Club House Agora as a means through which architecture can communicate with the natural landscape and the surrounding sea. The project offers cultural and hotel programs for the…

Center for Manufacturing Innovation by Brooks + Scarpa

By : Dennis Franklin | 7 Oct 2013 5:29 pm | Other

The Center for Manufacturing Innovation was designed by the architectural practice of Brooks + Scarpa and it is located in the Research Park for Technical Innovation in Monterrey, Mexico, a park which is a partnership between the government, universities and private sector seeking economic growth through technical innovation. The campus spreads over more than 1000 hectares and contains over 50 research centers focusing on nanotechnology, biotechnology, mechatronics and advanced manufacturing, IT, advanced materials development and clean energy. This project tries…

Topshop Showspace SS14 by Pernilla Ohrstedt Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Oct 2013 4:57 pm | Other

The Topshop fashion brand presented their 2014 Spring Summer collection on the Showspace SS14 which is a temporary indoor catwalk with real grass which was designed by the Pernilla Ohrstedt Studio in the Regent’s Park in London as a part of the London Fashion Week. The product which surfaces the catwalk was originally designed to be used in erosion control and the lawn placed inside it grew on a bed of recycled felt. The catwalk is 40 meters in length…

Ateneu Popular de Nou Barris by Fornari + Rojas Arquitectos

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Oct 2013 5:19 pm | Other

Ateneu Popular de Nou Barris in Barcelona, Spain is working since 1978 and it acts as a school of participation encouraging solidarity among the citizens. In 2012 the practice of Fornari + Rojas Arquitectos was commissioned to redesign the structure as an ally of the project. The materials used in the façade are the coating metal sheet and the glass u-glass which is set in double layers in the enclosure area and in single for coating. The location was formerly…

Hillarys by Ritz Exterior Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Oct 2013 6:01 pm | Other

The Ritz Exterior Design studio created the Hillarys landscape project in Hillarys which is a beach suburb or Perth, Australia. The project extends a beautiful contemporary house with luxurious terraces that were previously just a lawn area with the swimming pool visible to the neighbors and exposed to the strong winds from the south west. The games room was unused and it too became a part of the new design connecting the exterior and the interior. The designers created a…

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