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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…

The Park Hotel in Hyderabad, India

By : Mark V | 13 May 2015 5:34 am | Other

The region in which the Park Hotel is found is well known for the design and production of gemstones and textiles in Hyderabad, India. The designers of this project were Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, a New York-based architectural firm that wanted to create a hotel that’s a combination of new and old. And that’s exactly how the hotel was built. It has a design that reminds us of the local traditions but it also has a modern touch, with a…

Kaleidoscope in a Dome – Kaleidome

By : Tony | 6 May 2015 10:47 pm | Other

Kaleidome is a public art installation by LAAB at a local town park in Hong Kong, organized by Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation for “Jockey Club Community Arts Biennale 2015″. With advanced programming and precise digital fabrication technique, our team designed and manually constructed the Kaleidome with our own hands. The 262 polyhedral cells are made of polished-stainless-steel mirror in 22 shapes. Each mirror was laser-cut and folded according to our parametric computer model. The cell is tinted in various…

Bibliothèque du Boisé by Lemay

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 May 2015 12:54 pm | Other

Bibliotheque du Boise is a library set between Thimens Boulevard and Marcel-Laurin Park in Montreal, Canada and it was designed by the Lemay architectural practice who is one of the leading integrated environment design firms in Canada after their acquisition of the Daniel Arbour & Associes, Cardinal Hardy Architectes and Martin Marcotte/Architectes. The livrary has a surface of 5000 square meters and was created to integrate perfectly with the surrounding landscape, since it serves as a connection point with the…

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