Category Archives: Infrastructure

One City Marina Center by Kokaistudios Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 May 2015 2:26 pm | Urban

Designed by the practice of Kokaistudios Architecture in collaboration with Vanke and located in the city of Yantian, Shenzhen, China, this project is next to the Dapeng Bay waterfront and opposite the new tourist port which is being built at the moment thus being a part of a large development project with mix uses which includes residential and commercial areas. The Marina spreads over 2300 square meters and has four floors which will host the Vanke sales office to promote…

Electric by Mathieu Lehanneur

By : Dennis Franklin | 23 May 2015 2:02 am | Infrastructure, Urban

Electric is the new cultural platform in Paris and it was designed by Mathieu Lehanneur and it offers an innovative and amazing design. Spreading over 1380 square meters with several trunk-like electrical braids connecting the ceiling and the floor and with the illumination spots placed like branches over the entire ceiling, the image the space provides is that of a gothic landscape during the day, while at night everything begins to transform into a dazzling spectacle of light and color.…

Wonderful Poplar Library by Sako Architects

By : Mark V | 20 May 2015 7:19 pm | Education, Infrastructure

The lovely library you’re about to see right now is called the Poplar Library and it was designed by Sako Architects especially for children. The library is basically a two level building that invites the kids to discover the world of books. The interior draws the natural light, creating a wonderful effect while two ribbons that copy the rainbow lead to the library . It is tricky to design a library for kids since it has to render the idea…

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff

By : Mark V | 20 May 2015 1:17 pm | Education, Infrastructure

BFLS Architecture designed this massive structure with a green roof, a 4,400 m² facility that cost £22.5 million after winning a competition to design this building back in 2007. This isn`t all since the new Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is very likely to achieve BREEAM Excellent. But what exactly makes this building fit to win the BREEAM sustainable design award? The answers are very clear since the private and publicly funded galleries, foyers, halls, theaters and many…

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…

Lazika Municipality Building by Architects of Invention

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 May 2015 1:06 pm | Urban

Sometimes buildings need to experiment and try out different and new ideas in so that progress exists and with a name like Architects of Invention, it is certain that this architectural practice is one that knows this fact very well. This project was commissioned by the municipality for a new building in a city that is still getting raised, namely Lazika, Georgia.Together with the engineers from Engenuiti they created a steel structure that is a part of the development of…

The new Center for Life Science in Boston

By : Mark V | 18 May 2015 6:42 am | Education, Infrastructure

The architects of this building were quite familiar with life sciences having a lot of experience in designing medical centers. That’s why they chose a design fit for this kind of academic institute, also adding the necessary features and facilities that a building like this needs. The most important area known for life science research is the Longwood Medical Area (LMA). The new center is called the Center for Life Science | Boston (CLSB) and the guiding point of the…

Whistler Public Library by Hughes Condon in Canada

By : Mark V | 16 May 2015 12:15 pm | Education, Infrastructure

The Whistler Public Library is located in Whistler, BC, Canada and it was designed by Hughes Condon Marler Architects. Next to the library you can find the largest park in this village and a pedestrian space also known by the name of Village Stroll. The project that involved the design of this library aims to offer facilities to the locals and tourists and to the people that love to spend time in the outdoors or people that want to enrich…

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…

Oslo International Airport by Nordic Office of Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 25 Feb 2015 9:53 am | Airports

The Oslo International Airport commissioned the Nordic Office of Architecture practice to extend the capacity of the original project through the addition of new airside and landside areas that add a new pier. The project is expected to be completed in 2017 and will spread over a surface of 148,000 square meters to include contact with airlines, concessionaires and areas for airport handling companies. The airport is one of the most energy efficient in the world and the extension will…

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