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Asian Cairns by Vincent Callebaut

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 May 2015 10:23 am | Other, Urban

The Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut created this stunning project as an original and alternative way of development which he named rural urbanity. Called the Asian Cairns, and located in the city of Shenzhen, China; the project wants to propose an alternative to the urbanization through the ‘farmscrapers’ which produce more energy than they consume through the production of food and the harnessing of wind and solar energy. Beginning with the idea that density is inversely related to the consumption of…

Wonderful Gazebo for a TV Show

By : Mark V | 26 May 2015 2:54 am | Other

The TV show «Dachniy Otvet» (Eng: «The village talks») doesn’t cease to surprise us. It’s a show where designers and architects have the opportunity of changing the image of villages. Owners of country houses and cottages will benefit of a new design for their homes, this being the main idea of the show, in a nutshell. The TV show is popular mainly because the owners of the houses don’t have to pay anything for the redesign. There is a cost,…

Beautiful Landscape Fence by heri&salli

By : Mark V | 25 May 2015 8:50 pm | Other

This amazing piece of architecture was designed by heri&salli to encompass the swimming pool of a private owner from Austria. The structure is made from steel and it has a multitude of mounted panels and interior constructions that give a surreal effect of being swept into a virtual world, one that changes every sense of space you used to have before. The basic concept for the project was that of a fence, but this idea got transcended into interplays of…

Cloud cities by Tomas Saraceno in Berlin

By : Mark V | 21 May 2015 7:41 pm | Other

The beautiful Cloud Cities installation is the creation of Tomas Saraceno and it is displayed at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum in Berlin, Germany. This intricate installation that looks like a spider web made out of inflated bubbles has a touch of two elements: earth and air and the artist tried to reveal the interaction between human beings and environment with the use of “cloud cities”. The good thing about this idea is that you can also interfere ,not only observe…

Amazon research network by estudio arkiz

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 May 2015 1:33 pm | Other

This unique and amazing project is the product of the estudio arkiz design team which started as a part of a large network of research facilities for the study, monitoring and the protection of the rainforest. This network would be expanded over 20 years through several stations that will be placed in key spots over the Amazon. Since the rainforest hosts an immense number of species of animals and insects (over 30 million types!), it requires protection since the lack…

La Luciole Concert Hall by Moussafir Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 May 2015 7:16 am | Other, Urban

Located in Alencon, France this concert hall was designed by the practice of Moussafir Architects as a landmark that offers a contrast to the nearby exhibition center. The building’s exterior finishing tries to blend in with the blue skies and the nearby ocean and the facades use corrugated steel siding instead of the initial option for a combination of matte and polished stainless steel which would mirror the surroundings. The exterior also resembles a piece of high tech architecture with…

The McLaren Technology Centre is amazing!

By : Mark V | 20 May 2015 1:13 am | Other

Designed by Norman Foster, the lead architect of Foster and Partners, the McLaren Technology Centre lies on a 500,000 m² site in Woking, United Kingdom. It is the headquarters of the McLaren Group. The shape of the building is semi-circular and the glass –walled structure makes the centre be easily spotted. The building was nominated for the 2005 Stirling Prize, but the Scottish Parliament building snatched the award. There are around 1000 people that are working at the technology centre.…

Trojan Horse-Shaped Hotel in Durbuy, Belgium

By : Mark V | 19 May 2015 7:02 am | Other

A more original and odd project that what we might be used to is the design of the hotel that is owned by Dominique Noel; a hotel in the shape of a wooden horse reminiscent of the one that was supposedly used by the Greeks to breach the walls of Troy. The exterior already sets us for an illo tempore, a realm apart from the banal reality, and closer to the imagination and fantastic. La Balade des Gnomes, or The…

Cloister by Fabien Capello for Urban Office Monks

By : Mark V | 16 May 2015 6:08 am | Other

Fabien Capello is a London-based furniture designer that not only plays with ideas when it comes to the design of some project, he also plays with words. His latest project is entitled : Cloister and it`s a very interesting choice if we look at the etymology of the word. ”Cloister” derives from “Claustrum” that is the Latin word for barrier, fence or enclosure. It also functioned as a verb that means to isolate from the word. The architectural cloister could…

Mapletree Minhang Development Proposal by Aedas

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 May 2015 11:53 pm | Other, Urban

This project is located in Minhang and it is the largest single investment that the Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd. made in China so far and it features a structure that spreads over a floor area of around 297000 square meters on a site of 119000 square meters. The project is designed by the award-winning architectural practice of Aedas and it began construction this year after a ground breaking ceremony. There are two sites planned, one is the Mapletree Business City…

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