Nike’s Aerostatic Dome

By : lau | 14 Apr 2014 7:10 pm | Other

During the Design Week in Milan, Spain, the Nike brand launched the KOBE 9 Elite Low HTM pushing innovation even further than before and to celebrate this event they collaborated with the founder of the MINIWIZ upcycling company Arthur Huang to create this aerostatic dome at the Palazzo Clerici. The project is the first structure that uses zero compressive elements being supported only by a canopy filled with helium and the pavilion can be easily deflated to be raised somewhere…

Apartment in Saint Germain by Ando Studio

By : lau | 14 Apr 2014 7:07 pm | Apartments

This highly elegant apartment was designed for a client in Paris, France by the digital imaging agency Ando Studio which was founded by the architect Aziza Oren along with the interior designers Anna Epstein and Ety Azougy in 2011. The apartment is filled with elegant features and a predominantly white and black palette completed by wooden and golden touches to create a classical ambiance. The space is decorated with a lot of art pieces from various periods but most of…

Basketball Stadium by GMP Architects

By : lau | 14 Apr 2014 7:02 pm | Stadiums

This basketball stadium is located in the city of Dongguan in the southern region of China and it was designed by the Gerkan, Marg and Partners (GMP) Architects practice offering a landmark for the large city which creates an identity for the inhabitants of the new Liaobu district. The stadium can host up to 15000 spectators and it can be adapted for various sports events, being one of the main venues of the Dongguan Leopards which is one of the…

New North Zealand Hospital by C.F. Møller Architects

By : lau | 14 Apr 2014 7:00 pm | Other

The C.F. Moller Architects practice designed the New North Zealand Hospital in the vicinity of the Hillerod city offering a modern hospital for the citizens with a surface of 124000 square meters and the project will be completed in 2020 offering services to the 310000 persons living in the region. The budget for the hospital if of 3.8 billion DKK and it will be in line with the Frederiksborg Castle nearby offering a highly functional design that integrates with the…

Split House by JVA

By : lau | 14 Apr 2014 6:56 pm | Homes

Split House is a beach home designed by the JVA architectural practice integrating into the sloping landscape to follow the direction of the horizon. The residence is near the sea and it is partially built underground to offer an unobstructed view of the water for the neighbors in the back. The predominant materials in the project are stone and wood, with the stone placed to act as the support for the wooden volume and the resulting structure is a two…

The New School University Center by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

By : lau | 14 Apr 2014 6:52 pm | Education

The New School University Center in New York, USA has nearly 10000 undergraduate and graduate students and thus it needed a larger setting that the one offered by the space in the Greenwich Village, finding one in the Upper West Side which could bring their progressive education methods closer to more persons and with a better environment for the contemporary issues such as technology, sustainability or globalization. The Skidmore, Owings & Merrill architectural practice designed the new project to respond…

Yucca Valley House 3 by Oller & Pejic Architecture

By : lau | 13 Apr 2014 2:19 pm | Homes

The luxurious Yucca Valley House 3 is a project designed by the practice of Oller & Pejic Architecture and it is located in Twentynine Palms, California. The site of the project posed important technical challenges and the previous owners gave up the challenge. The client wanted the house to be built as a shadow, since it is located in a desert area where the sunlight is very bright and after long considerations of the possible aesthetic choices the decision was…

The White Tree by Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné Associés and Manal Rachdi Oxo Architects

By : lau | 13 Apr 2014 2:11 pm | Other

The Architectural Folie of the 21st Century is a competition organized by the Montpellier city in the Southern region of France and it was won by collaboration between the Sou Fujimoto Architects studio from Japan and the Nicolas Laisine Associes and Manal Archdi Oxo Architects practices from France with a project entitled Arbre Blanc. The White Tree is an apartment building spreading over 17 floors hosting 120 apartments and a rooftop penthouse with panoramic views of the Pyrenees Mountains and…

House of Music by Coop Himmelb(l)au

By : lau | 13 Apr 2014 2:07 pm | Other

House of Music is a new concert venue and music school located in Aalborg, Denmark claiming to be one of the quietest spaces for symphonic music in Europe and it was designed by the Coop Himmelb(l)au architectural practice from Austria. We have already described the venue in a former article while the project was under construction (here), but now it is finally complete so we should take another look. The space is on the edge of Limfjord and it offers…

Ted Theatre by Rockwell Group

By : lau | 13 Apr 2014 2:04 pm | Other

The Ted Theatre located in Vancouver, Canada is a project designed by the Rockwell Group architectural practice as a portable theater celebrating the 30th anniversary of the new Ted home in Vancouver. The Ted Conference is a non-profit organization trying to popularize the new advances in sciences and it has changed its location from Long Beach, California to the Vancouver Convention Centre’s ballroom where the new theater was installed. The project spreads over a surface of 20000 square feet and…

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