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King Fahad National Library by Gerber Architekten

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Jan 2014 9:06 pm | Other

The international competition for the refurbishment and extension of the King Fahad National Library in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia was won by the German practice Gerber Architekten and their project was recently completed reopening to the public. The project is one of the most significant cultural centers of the region and it is a part of a larger urban development trying to facilitate interaction as well as study. The library is the centerpiece of a new urban park and its façade…

Geoglifos Of Pintados Visitor Center by William Obregon + Aldo I Testa

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Jan 2014 8:49 pm | Other

The Geoglifos Of Pintados Visitor Center located in the dessert area of Tarapaca Region, Chile was designed by the practice of William Obregon + Aldo | Testa on an archaeological site of high scientific interest and protected by CONAF since it contains some pre-Hispanic manifestations dating from the 9th century with geometric forms, zoomorphous and anthropomorphous, reaching lengths of up to 100 meters making them the second biggest in South America. The project tries to become one with the desert…

Modular Library Studio by 3rd space

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Jan 2014 1:19 pm | Other

This Modular Library Studio was designed by the 3rd space architectural practice for a literature professor living in Oxfordshire, England and it follows the trend of building different annexes separate from the main home so that you can have extra piece and quite while working or relaxing. The original purpose for the project was to have a place where the owner could store her book collection, but due to the flexible design, the library can become more than just a…

The Suit by AnLstudio

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Jan 2014 1:09 pm | Other

The Suit Convention Hall designed by the AnLstudio is located on the tenth and the top floor of a building in the centre of the fashion scene in Guanhzhou, China. The most important things taken into consideration during the design were the functionality and symbolic status of the event hall as well as its role as a convention center, so the designers improved the illumination and sound capacities of the hall. Since the project was a renovation, the designers tried…

Peacock Chair by UUfie

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Jan 2014 3:54 pm | Other

The Canadian firm UUfie, specializing in design of architecture, landscape, interiors and furniture, created this Peacock Chair with a simple but elegant aesthetic that is inspired by its namesake bird’s tail. The chair was made from a single sheet of DuPon Corian plastic and it was cut to resemble the open tail of the bird as a sweeping curve creating a delicate motif similar to lace throughout the framework. Although the carefully cut piece might appear fragile, the material was…

The World’s First 3D Printed Room by Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Jan 2014 5:21 pm | Other

The emergence of 3D printing impacted the fields of medicine and design but it also offered a new way to create architecture through the initiative of Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger to create the first 3D printed room in the world. The project has no less than eleven tons and it was printed with a staggering amount of details in the baroque fashion. The room has 11 feet in height and is 52 feet wide looking like a historic temple.…

United Arab Emirates pavilion by Foster + Partners

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Jan 2014 5:13 pm | Other

The Foster + Partners architectural practice designed the United Arab Emirates pavilion for the 2015 Milan Expo which will take place between May and October with 141 countries participating from all over the world. The design of the pavilion tries to recreate the principles of a traditional desert city with self-shaded streets. The structure is temporary and will be dismantled after the event to be taken into the UAE where it will be rebuilt. With this idea in mind, the…

Le Nail Truck

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Jan 2014 6:40 pm | Other

Le Nail Truck is a new and original idea started by the Gloss’up firm in France to offer ladies a mobile beauty parlor that can be moved and placed on different spots according to the needs or desires of the firm. The boutique acts as a little manicure spot which maintains the original design of the vintage Airstream trailer outside, but is decorated with a feminine interior that uses gray, pink and wooden tones. There is a lounge area where…

Shun*Shoku Lounge by Kengo Kuma and Associates

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Jan 2014 6:37 pm | Other

Located in Tokyo, Japan, the Shun*Shoku Lounge is a creative space functioning as an information booth as well as a public relations informal office for the Gurunavi company which tries to establish connections between the top gourmet restaurants and people who are interested in exclusive and sophisticated culinary delights. The project was designed by the Kengo Kuma and Associates architectural practice with an unconventional interior that reflects very accurately the ideals and values of Gurunavi offering an original approach to…

Bezos Center for Innovation by Olson Kundig Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 Jan 2014 7:57 pm | Other

The Bezos Center for Innovation is an exhibition space on 860 Terry Avenue North in Seattle, Washington and it was designed by the Olson Kundig Architects practice with multimedia and other interactive experiences along with artifacts from the creative history of Seattle. The project is supported by Jeff and MackKenzie Bezos and it features 5000 square feet of exhibition space layered with narratives facilitating the discovery and immersion in the creative process. The beginning of the exhibition is the question…

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