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21 Wapping Lane by Paul Davis + Partners

By : lau | 22 Nov 2014 10:03 am | Other

21 Wapping Lane is a large mixed use complex with residential units located in London, UK which was designed by the architectural practice of Paul Davis + Partners to regenerate the historic dockland area to the east of the city. The development was done for Ballymore and there are five main blocks that have different heights, connected with landscaped courtyards. The south side of the complex is rectilinear but the north and canal sides are curved. The layout of the…

Artsquest Center at Steelstacks

By : lau | 21 Nov 2014 10:00 pm | Other

The ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania stands in what used to be the blast furnaces of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation which was one of the largest producers of steel in the country and shipbuilders with a surface of almost 2000 acres occupied by the company that closed its operations in 1995. The ruins of the project were transformed into a sustainable mixed-use community with the ArtsQuest Center serving as a performance space, exhibition venue, art cinema, education center and landmark…

KLM Airlines and Airbnb Airplane Conversion into a Hotel Room

By : lau | 19 Nov 2014 7:26 pm | Other

The KLM Airlines and AirBnb hosted a competition that wanted to convert a retired Royal Dutch Airlines jetliner into a hotel room that will function for only three nights, from the 28th of November to the 20th. Competition is still underway and the hotel room is equipped with seven bathrooms, a master bedroom, a private cinema, a children’s playroom and two fully equipped kitchens. The jetliner flew around the world no less than 3675 times and has a surface of…

Pier55 by Thomas Heatherwick

By : lau | 19 Nov 2014 3:09 pm | Other

Pier55 is a public park doubling as a performance space in the Lower West Side of Manhattan, New York and it will replace the dilapidated pier 54 with a project created by the English designer Thomas Heatherwick. The pier will be set between the pile fields of pier 54 and 56 with construction planned to begin in 2016. The entire cost of the project will be of over 130 million dollars and will be funded by the Diller-von Furstenberg family…

Bibliothèque du Boisé by Lemay

By : lau | 18 Nov 2014 7:16 am | 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…

Koge North Station by COBE, DISSING+WEITLING and COWI

By : lau | 17 Nov 2014 2:53 pm | Other

The Koge North Station is a major transport interchange for high speed trains and freeways completing a major traffic hub in the Copenhagen area of Denmark and the competition for the design was won by a team comprised of the COBE architectural practice DISSING+WEITLING and COWI. The project consists of a railway station, a pedestrian bridge and a park and ride facility with a completion date set for 2018. The structure has a length of 225 meters and it connects…

New Algerian Parliament by Bureau Architecture Mediterannee

By : lau | 17 Nov 2014 1:51 pm | Other

The new building for the Parliament in Algiers, Algeria was designed by the Bureau Architecture Mediterannee to include the People’s National Assembly, the National Council (Senate), the Congress and a legislator’s residence with an aesthetic that wants to bring the idea of democracy to life through an open layout. The complex spreads over a surface of 220000 square meters and there is a large public plaza which acts as a gathering place. The historic city is the backdrop of the…

Twinkling Solar Bike Path by Studio Roosegaarde

By : lau | 15 Nov 2014 9:34 am | Other

This solar bike path shines during the nighttime in a pattern similar to the ones found in the paintings of Vincent van Gogh such as the famous “Starry Night” and the beautiful project was designed by Studio Roosegaarde. Located in the province of Noord Brabant, The Netherlands, the path is made of solar-powered LEDs and light-collecting paint which create a highly impressive night sky on the ground. The solar array nearby charges during the day and the path is a…

Salle Polyvalente de Plumergat by Studio 02

By : lau | 15 Nov 2014 8:32 am | Other

The Studio 02 architectural practice submitted a design for the Salle Polyvalente de Plumergat in France to create a cultural center in the city with an aesthetic that has a traditional style with a contemporary twist. The designers explain the project thus: “it gives the impression of being born from a subtraction, from a reduction” due to the rectangular volume that seems to be carved and twisted into a sculptural exterior. The volume is enclosed to permit a better integration…

Reims Archives by Harmonic + Masson & Associes

By : lau | 13 Nov 2014 11:02 am | Other

The Reims Archives in France was designed in2008 by the architectural practice of Harmonic + Masson & Associes after winning the competition for the project to reconstruct the annex of the Marne departmental archives with a new structure that is located opposite to the old one. The project was finished in 2014 and the project is a modern research hub as well as an information center that extends the storage space from seven to 18 kilometers. The enormous size of…

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