The Banpo Bridge and the Moonlight Rainbow Fountain

By : Mark V | 10 Oct 2011 4:30 pm | Bridges, Infrastructure

The Banpo Bridge has received a very marvelous fountain called the Moonlight Rainbow Fountain a while ago. The bridge is set over the Han River in Seoul, Korea and the designers were supposed to remodel the entire structure of the bridge to make it match the design of the fountain. In order to attract more tourists, the designers changed the structure of the fountain, now the nozzles shoot water downwards instead of up. It’s a set of fountains that were…


The Marvelous Grenelle tower in Paris

By : Mark V | 8 Oct 2011 12:01 pm | Skyscrapers

Paris has always set an example when it comes to architecture and designs. Everything is made and built in the name of art. Their efficiency lies in perfection; speed is not their guiding architectural style, compared to the American style: where speed is the main key in the success of a building. The Grenne Tower was shaped as slabs that were stacked vertically up to a height of 200 meters. A sort of intricate cavity that is basically an empty…

The 2012 Olympic Stadium in London

By : Mark V | 8 Oct 2011 10:14 am | Stadiums

The architectural firm Populous is renowned for designing many amazing sports facilities and convention centers all over the world and they were definitely the right company to design the main arena of the 2012 Olympics in London. They have revealed the design of the stadium on 7 November 2007 and soon after the construction of the stadium began. At 80,000 seats, the Olympic Stadium in London is the 3rd largest Stadium in all Britain, right below the Twickenham Stadium and…


The new Kuwait International Airport

By : Mark V | 8 Oct 2011 9:14 am | Airports, Infrastructure

The Kuwait International Airport is a very bold project since it has a paramount importance for the Gulf region. The new airport will have an innovative design-a modern approach and a practical one, too since the climate in Kuwait is one of the hottest in the entire world. Foster+ Partners are handling the design of the airport, being inspired by local forms and using local materials, too. The plan is to increase the airport’s capacity of receiving more passengers; initially…

Contemporary Residence in Manhattan Beach

By : Mark V | 7 Oct 2011 11:40 pm | Homes

This residence is peculiar. It was built on an inclined site and due to this the structure had to fit the environment in which it was placed. All houses in this area had to pick a special design since the site doesn’t allow too many options when it comes to architectural structures. Located in the southwestern beaches of Los Angeles County, California, USA, to be more precise-in Manhattan Beach, the residence can be noticed quite easily since the design is…

The new Viborg Town Hall by Henning Larsen

By : Mark V | 7 Oct 2011 11:18 pm | Infrastructure, Urban

A town hall is more than just a building, it’s one of the representative buildings of any city and maybe even the image of the town.  Specialists consider the new Viborg Town Hall to be a masterpiece and one can tell why just by looking at the building or by seeing a picture of it. Henning Larsen Architects put their best ideas at work and they came up with an intricate, splendid faceted shape. The building has been completed in…

Diamond Tennis Arena by Atelier 11 in Beijing

By : Mark V | 6 Oct 2011 8:12 pm | Indoor Arenas, Sport Arenas

The China National Tennis Center is finally ready .The grand opening was on September 25 in Beijing and the arena awaits famous tennis players such as Li Na, Robert Soderling , Caroline Wozniacki and many more. The Beijing based architects from Atelier 11 designed the Diamond Arena named so due to its shape. The center can welcome 15.000 people and it offers a lot of facilities for its guests. The design is original, it has 16 sets of v –shaped…

The Floating Dome Home is a must-see

By : Mark V | 6 Oct 2011 8:00 pm | Other

The Floating Dome is a premiere in the architectural field. It cruises between Hamburg and Berlin and it’s the copy of Zendome`s residential release. The architects first thought of the concept of a sailboat so the floating dome is set on a platform made of welded hull that resembles a dock… The good news is that it also has an outdoor deck that complements the sleeping and living area made of pvc and aluminum. The aluminum makes the house be…

Wonderful home in Salt Lake City: H-House

By : Mark V | 5 Oct 2011 7:04 pm | Homes

The H House is located in Salt Lake City, Utah and its façade is a testimony of modern, innovative designs. Its location overlooks the city, a perfect location for a house like this one that should sit on a lot so it can be admired from every angle, as the developers of the home, Axis Architects, best describe their newest project. It’s a 4,100 square feet building that hosts modern furniture that gives you the sense you stepped in a…

The Dreamhost Office in Brea, California

By : Mark V | 5 Oct 2011 6:55 pm | Interiors, Offices

The web-hosting company Dreamhost wanted a different approach for their office spaces. In association with Studio O+A their headquarters was established in Brea,California, the designers emphasized the workspace in accordance with its employees. The workforce of Dreamhost Company is very young so the designers chose to go with a colourful style for the work environment. The location of the building facilitates the office spaces to be filled with light. The colours weren’t picked randomly, they create funny visual effects that…

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