Unfortunately today, Klaksvík City Center is dominated by cars more than people. The weather is dominated by wind, perhaps that’s why people prefer to go by car instead of walking, they can travel fast and easy but this means they don’t meet other people. This project proposal by Kubota & Bachmann Architects aims to keep people connected by developing a denser urban environment where everything can be reached within walking distances.
Loft Bauhaus architecture design was inspired by the famous Farnsworth House by Mies Van der Rohe. Designed by Ana Paula Barros, this project boasts 5 crucial points of modern architecture which are open plan, pilotis, free façade and ribbon windows. Although the main structure features straight and clean lines, additional organic and natural elements from stones, iron and wood create cozy and warmth atmosphere, a perfect house to live in.
Inside Loft Bauhaus, residents can find a large living room or dining room that doubles as balcony. Both the room and the bathroom are incorporated in the same environment except the toilet is hidden. While taking a bath, resident can enjoy beautiful outdoor garden separated by a huge glass panel. The kitchen itself is integrated with the dining room, it’s located on the opposite side of the room.
The collaboration between 10 Design and Buro Happold has resulted in the 1st prize of international design competition for building iconic gateway bridge for the new Shizimen Business District in Zhuhai, China. Infinity Loop Bridge is the design proposal for the new gateway entry that connects Shizimen Canal and the Pearl River Delta, it also acts as the gateway entry to south China’s new planned commercial hub. Both team has worked all the way to design simple and elegant solution to bridge the main point within the Shizimen District itself and along the way, people can enjoy the beauty of Pearl River Delta coastline.
The new Clockwork Swiss Embassy proposal designed by Matteo Cainer Architects in Yaoundé honors its renewed presence in the Cameroon as well as respects uniqueness of the site. This architecture building represents the elegant ensemble that sums up the identity of Swiss people and their values. The proposal expresses the traditional Swiss know-how which good, because it represents what this embassy can do and achieve. If you are familiar with Swiss timepieces, than you can tell this building is a metaphor for the quality of Swiss timepieces, complex and symbolic. Not only does the mechanism and synchronised movement resolve the complexity and secure requirements of the Embassy itself, but it can also represent the underlying beauty of a pragmatic and essential artefact.
I guess all bike riders would be happy with this new Bicycle Club, pavilion designed specially for bicycling in Hainan China by NL architects, Amsterdam based architect. China has tropical climate, therefore it’s really important to design a building to keep everyone inside protected from the heath of the sun. As you can see the oval structure doubles as canopy to shade the perimeter seating, the rooftop cycling arena is supported by a glass-enclosed café at ground level. The main upward curvature was inspired by the form and function of the old pagoda.
Everyone with bicycles can easily walk up the staircases to the open air velodrome. The below area is used for public restroom.
Well the concept has now become reality as you can One Ocean Thematic Pavilion Expo in Yeosu, South Korea after opened at May 12. This pavilion is a permanent building and becomes one of major facilities for Yeosu EXPO. Designed by SOMA Architecture, this One Ocean is a solar powered pavilion with capability to accommodate 300,000 people. Visitors can feel cool even during summers and warm in winter, yes SOMA worked together with climate designer Jan Cremers to take advantage of local prevailing wind direction. This building is a nod to biomimicry gill-like that overlooks the harbor.
By integrating modern and high-tech building, Galaxy Yabao Hi-Tech Enterprises Headquarter Park ambition is to create a one stop hi-tech park where people can enjoy well-balanced life, working and living environment. Designed by 10 Design Architects, this project will be the bridge that connects a pristine rural landscape with a rapidly growing city, situated close to the central zone of Futian Distric, ShenZhen, China. Tony Huang, the developer of Galaxy Group, said that this park has been designed to be a mix-used complex that people from a wide variety of community can enjoy it, from shopping, living, working to tourism. Due to its unique location, this park could be the word’s first infrastructure that is located between beautiful two natural lakes.
Pizza Hut’s new “Prime Time” concept interior design was unveiled at Touchwood shopping center. Designed by Checkland Kindleysides (CK), this new design brings colorful and cheerful atmosphere that you can feel almost in every corner of this restaurant. We really love the bright and pop-art theme, combined with textured acoustic panels adding warm feeling to already welcoming environment. This design company also worked on the “Go Freestyle” menu of Pizza Hut that encourages customers to create their own pizza and pasta.
Today, VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) released the design for its new Contemporary Art Institution designed by Steven Holl Architects. This new building features part exhibition and performance space also part lab and incubator on its 38,000-square-foot area. It features a series of flexible programming spaces perfect for activities related to arts, from theater, music, visual art, dance to film dedicated to public audiences or on-campus only. Inside, it can also be found outdoor plazas, 247-seat auditorium, a sculpture garden, administrative offices and of course classrooms. The university has scheduled to open this building in 2015, located on a site defined by Belvidere and Broad Streets, situated on one of Richmond’s busiest intersections. Since this building is dedicated for both the University and the city, the architect has designed dual entrance, one facing the campus and the other facing Richmond.
Skinspace by AND Architects Blurs The Boundary Between Interior and Exterior With Continous Flows Like Waves
Skinspace by AND Architects has been constructed for a Korean artist. This artist literally walked into the office and showed his own illustration of how the building should look like. The unfamiliar words that he uses to describe his works was “ecological theology”, he paints himself through the painting. Since he’s been working from home for the last ten years, the subjects of his paintings are usually ordinary things like spaces in his daily life, it can be the parks, streets or a small village that he often visits. If you have seen the painting, you can see how this artist explains through his paintings that there’s a blur boundary between human and nature.
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