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The Australian Garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean + Paul Thompson

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Jul 2013 10:59 am | Other

This new botanic garden was completed in an area which used to be a sand quarry offering the visitors a journey through the Australian landscape which comprises desert and coastal fringes. The project is located in Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia and it was designed by the architectural practice of Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Paul Thompson spreading over a surface of 40 hectares. The integrated landscape unites elements of horticulture, architecture, ecology and art creating the largest botanical garden which is devoted…

New Century Global Center

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Jul 2013 10:52 am | Other

The New Century Global Center opened up in Chengdu, China and it is currently the largest free standing building in the world with a height of 100 meters, a length of 500 meters and a width of 400 meters. The floor space of the project covers 1.7 million square meters, making it big enough to host 20 Sydney Opera Houses or three Pentagon buildings. The project is meant to be the epitome of the surrounding area and is located in…

IXSIR Winery by Raed Abillama Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Jul 2013 10:49 am | Other

The IXSIR Winery project was completed in 2012 and is located in Basbina, Jbeil, Lebanon on a site which overlooks the coastal lines to the north and the cedar lines to the south. Designed by the architectural practice of Raed Abillama Architects, the project is a combination of the old feudal house style and the modern factory structure, trying to create a symbiosis between the built and the natural. The entire building with the cellar, the vats, storage stacks, operation…

Circuit of The Americas by Miró Rivera Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Jul 2013 10:48 am | Other

The Circuit of The Americas is the first Formula 1 Grand Prix facility built specifically for this purpose in the United States and it was designed by the practice of Miro Rivera Architects in Austin, Texas. The project includes an Observation Tower, a Grand Plaza, The Austin360 Amphitheater which has 6500 seats, the MainGrandstand, ticket buildings, concession areas and two bridges above the tracks. The track has a length of 3.4 miles and the designers focused on dynamism and precision…

Residence Origami by Agence Bernard Bühler

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Jul 2013 7:50 pm | Other, Urban

The Origami Residence was designed in 2012 by the architectural practice of Agence Bernard Buhler and is located in the city of Toulouse, France. Spreading over a surface of 3489 square meters, the building attracts the attention from afar through its peculiar geometry which probably gave the project the reference to origami in the first place, since it somewhat reminds us of a pop-up book with its bright colors and folds. There are two facades for the building, one hosting…

Public Library in Ceuta by Paredes Pedrosa

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Jun 2013 12:19 pm | Other

The architectural practice of Paredes Pedrosa designed the Public Library in Ceuta, Spain on a steep terrain next to the Arab Marinid archaeological excavation. The condition of the plot determined the interior spaces and the compactness of the city lying on the border of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean also conditioned the project. Due to the triangular structure of the archaeological site the Library was designed as a compact volume which makes the site the core of the…

Nova Green by Agence Bernard Bühler

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Jun 2013 11:44 am | Other, Urban

The architectural practice Agence Bernard Buhler was employed in 2012 to design a project for 66 flats in a collective house which were divided into two buildings. The first building is located on the borderline with the Avenue Emile Counord in Bordeaux, France and the second building is at the center of the site. The first building uses a joyful façade with glazed green screens and white aluminum boxes to attract the attention from the street and thus acting mostly…

Tower of Ring by EASTERN Design Office

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 Jun 2013 3:34 pm | Other, Urban

  The Tower of Ring in Tianjin’s central square was designed by the EASTERN Design Office architectural practice and its exterior adapts its light emissions according to the motion of the atmosphere and the change of light and sky. The design of the tower is inspired by oriental philosophy, the tower is empty and there is no observatory on its top, just the transparent structure in the shape of a wave. The square where the project is built is a…

Winery Schreckbichl by Bergmeisterwolf Architekten

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 Jun 2013 3:07 pm | Other

The Bergmeisterwolf Architekten practice designed the Winery Schreckbichl in 2011 with a contemporary look which transformed it into a symbol of modernity. Located on Weinstrasse 8,39057 in Girlan, Italy the new structure features an oak façade for the area where the oak barrels are stored and a metal façade where the metal barrels can be found. The old façade was still kept but a new structure was built in front of it with metal and wood to provide a linear…

In Orbit by Tomas Saraceno

By : Dennis Franklin | 23 Jun 2013 5:20 pm | Other

This large scale installation called “In Orbit” was designed by Tomas Saraceno and it is suspended at over 25 meters above the K21 Standehaus piazza in Dusseldorf, Germany. The project was planned over a length of three years with the aid of engineers, architects and biologists and it will be available to visit until the autumn of 2014. The construction is built with steel wires and it has three different levels with a total surface of 2500 square meters. Inside…

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