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Axel Springer Media Campus by BIG

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Dec 2013 5:49 pm | Other

The new Media Campus for AXEL SPRINGER in Berlin, Germany will be designed by the BIG architectural practice after winning the competition along with Buro-OS and OMA. The project will be located on the historic site of the former Berlin Wall and the new extension to the Axel Springer headquarters will add a new array of media subsidiaries. The design tries to enrich the beauty of the plot while also uniting the diverse surroundings into an urban center that offers…

Stonehenge Visitor Centre by Denton Corker Marshall

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Dec 2013 5:40 pm | Other

Stonehenge, the famous prehistoric stone circle in England received a new visitor center after years of negotiations and several failed proposals. The project was designed by Denton Corker Marshall and is 1.5 miles to the west of the stone circle to be out of the ancient monument’s site but still in the World Heritage Site. The project has three enclosures with different materials for finishes and a steel canopy offers them shelter with 200 angular steel columns supporting it. The…

El Ejido Courthouse by Andrés López Fernández

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Dec 2013 5:36 pm | Other

The El Ejido Courthouse was designed by the architect Andres Lopez Fernandez in 2011 and it is located in the town with the same name which had its population increased and this led to the need for a larger courthouse to concentrate the powers of administration of justice into a single building. The site for the project is in an expansion area with low-storey houses and commercial spaces and the building is in an enclave formed by two merging streets…

Placebo Pharmacy by klab Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Dec 2013 7:22 am | Other

The practice of klab Architecture designed the Placebo Pharmacy in Athens, Greece with an exterior featuring a spiraling cylindrical geometry and a perforated white wrapping that attracts attention from afar. The project spreads over around 600 square meters and the original structure had an octagonal shape that was reformed into a cylinder to incorporate a spiral which tries to create a dialogue with the dynamic Vouliagmenis Avenue, the urban artery where it is located. The perforated panels on the façade…

Cultural Center in Castelo Branco by Josep Lluís Mateo

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Dec 2013 6:46 pm | Other

The Cultural Center in Castelo Branco was designed by the architect Josep Lluis Mateo in 2013 and it is located in Devesa, Portugal with a topography inspired by the movement of the water. The project was built by pedreiros and it follows an abtract pattern with a frozen water base that forms a skating rink. The project tries to interact with the Plaza next to it by turning the old town into a cultural beacon for the city. Since the…

Seoul New City Hall by iArc Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Dec 2013 8:13 am | Other

The practice of iArc Architects designed the Seoul New City Hall in 2013 with an architecture that has a very different spatial relationship from the usual western one since the typical Korean living space doesn’t have any axis or façade which can be seen from the entrance because there are so many mountains and valleys. Space is for the Koreans more important than the optical object so the architecture integrates culture with the terrain giving a new look to the…

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree with a Swarovski star

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Dec 2013 7:52 am | Other

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City was inaugurated on the 4th of December by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg with Jerry I. Speyer and Rob Speyer which are the CEOs of Tishman Speyer and Co-Owners of Rockefeller Center. The bright tree has multiple colors and uses 45000 LEDs to create energy efficient light that was admired by thousands of persons from its inauguration. The star is the most impressive piece being made with Swarovski crystals and it features…

Air Traffic Control Center by SADAR + VUGA

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Dec 2013 7:49 am | Other

The SADAR + VUGA architectural practice designed the new Air Traffic Control Center at the Ljubljana airport with amenities and office premises working nonstop to enable safe flights while also offering a functional and comfortable environment for the visitors and staff. The project is placed in the middle of the plot with the parking platform to the north and a garden toward the south. There are five levels of security organizing the structure with access control for each passage so…

Sports Hall and Public Square in Krk by Turato Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Dec 2013 11:30 am | Other

The Sports Hall and Public Square project designed by Turato Architects in Krk, Croatia completes something they began in 2005 when they created an elementary school which is in its vicinity across a pedestrian street. The new hall is a gym facility for the pupils at the school and it can also house various sports events, cultural activities or public festivities. The project opens toward the square on the north east offering a continuity and easy access. The pupils can…

New Art Suite for ICEHOTEL by PINPIN Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Dec 2013 1:11 pm | Other

The Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden is 200km north of the Arctic Circle and the designers Christian Stromqvist and Karl-Johan Ekeroth from PINPIN Studio designed it the third time, now with an aesthetic inspired by the Frankenstein art suite entitled “It’s Alive!” The hotel tries to recreate the laboratory of a mad genius with tesla coils and various gadgets along with a bed to tie the monster to. Of course, everything is made out of ice and snow transforming the…

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