January 31, 2007

The O-14 (pronounced “oh-14″) office tower in Dubai, designed by Reiser Umemoto, has over 1,000 circular perforations on its façade that serve as solar screens, letting in light between the one-meter space & yields a chimney effect for hot air, with views through to the interior occupants; as well acts as a structural exoskeleton.
architect Ma Yansong - Danwei TV Hard Hat Show

The Maserati Museum designed by Future Systems (completion 2009) is a partially submerged facility, appearing as if growing out of the surrounding landscape. The museum is inspired by the radiator fins of a Maserati with its wall of curved & tapered glass. Additional are the roof lights allowing soft diffused white light to flood the interior volume against the fine white terrazzo floor finish.

A summer cottage in Norway by Tommie Wilhelmsen exhibiting an elementary yet abstract design it obtains warm and cosy internal & external spaces. The doors inside the house are dominated by conceptual minimalism.

January 30, 2007

Dwayne Daniels, “architecture is for people, and represent our lifestyle – people change and so does the architecture.”

January 29, 2007

Foster & Partners is part of a massive undertaking in Serrenia, Egypt for a tourist redevelopment consisting of hotels, restaurants, golf courses and spas. His work includes this VIP hotel "the Great Worm"

via arkinetia

Asymptote Architecture wins competition for the Millennium Tower World Business Center (WBCB) in Busan, Korea Tower. Led by principals Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture the proposal's three-towered design is a strong juxtaposition of form and voids read as three distinct forms set against a natural backdrop of sea and mountains.

via archinect

thanks Sach

January 27, 2007

Zaha 2012

Zaha's 2012 Olympic Aquatic Stadium - a walk through

A Weekend Retreat in Carreço, Portugal by Nuno Grande and Pedro Gadanho
"Now finished, the house is also sallow and quiet when you see it from the inside - like an “inverted egg”, a kind of perversion of the normal building process: white concrete inside, colored plaster outside."

via Arkispot & Arkinetia

melon hq?


Decatur modern design challenge; create an updated modern designed home with a timeless aesthetic that can be efficiently reproduced with a panelized building system within the budget and buildable area specified.

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) is administering a competition on behalf of the competition promoters, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council who are actively pursuing the regeneration of Dun Laoghaire with the development and implementation of a new Central Library Complex inclusive of a library, cultural centre and headquarters.

The aim of the Wood Awards is to recognise, encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation in wood.

the French do it...

Domesticating space...Saigon style

via archinect

January 26, 2007

Architecture and development firm practicing in LA & NYC, called Assembledge+

January 25, 2007

Michael Maltzan

Oh yea and he just won a P/A award

January 24, 2007

Asian architecture practice ARC Studio headed by husband & wife team of Khoo Peng Beng & Belinda Huang.

"Considered one of the hottest young architects in Singapore." The style is very tropical modern, with the interiors screened with brise-so·leils, deep overhangs and the landscape penetrating the plan

Campus of Hope

A children's shelter in Port-au-Prince by Studio Luz designed with a master plan that seeks to accomplish a village-like setting where the children and their caretakers have educational, recreational, and medical facilities at their fingertips.

The complex uses sustainable techniques; solar panels for hot water, hurricane shutters made of recycled aluminum & the incorporation of local materials, including rammed earth and gabion walls of native stone.

January 23, 2007

Some images of the Riversdale Education Centre, Australia designed by Glenn Murcutt
Monograph on Tom Kundig of OSKA (Oslon Sundberg Kundig Allen) Architects

from Tropolism

January 20, 2007

Architect's Duel

Architect's Duel 3 presents the main event: Killian O'Brien and Sarah Wayland-Smith of Balmori Associates vs. Sierra Bainbridge and Maura Rockcastle from Field Operations. These two teams of accomplished architects are set to take the stage at an undisclosed location in New York City

January 18, 2007

That time of year again, the Glenn Murcutt Masterclass (GMMC_07)

go Buki show them what you got!!
The National Building Museum’s newest exhibition, Reinventing the Globe: A Shakespearean Theater for the 21st Century, traces the longstanding fascination with the Globe theater, in which many of Shakespeare’s plays premiered. A series of hypothetical Shakespearean theaters in models, renderings as well as photographs illuminate the 400 year history of the globes' importance, and subsequent interpretations for the 21st century.

The exhibition is part of the citywide “Shakespeare in Washington” festival and will be on view January 13 through August 27, 2007.

The exhibition culminates with commissioned projects by five talented architects and designers: John Coyne, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, Office of Mobile Design, the Rockwell Group, and Michele Saee Studio.
“Isn’t the fragrance of architecture refreshing.” - Dwayne Daniels

and then a somewhat disappointing perception of emerging architecture with some obvious exceptions

January 17, 2007


Originally uploaded by bryanboyer.

January 16, 2007

the Stadt.haus

the Stadt.haus by J. Mayer H is a multifunctional public building unifying municipal administration, civil services, a public library, an art gallery, classrooms for music lessons and evening school, a wedding room, office space, sports facilities and a multipurpose hall.

January 9, 2007


Zaha Hadid via artnet

Paulo Mendes da Rocha via DesignBoom

January 3, 2007

Online design review
Israel Mapp + Architechnophilia

experiencing dynamic equilibrium - shifting my paradigm says:
well interestingly it has cause me to look at the project differently
and find other points of interests and genesis
you know I love a concept
and filling all the spaces is not one of them

where is the prevailing breeze coming from?
the circulation behind the sofa along the wall is quite wide
is that a habitable space too? like more seating?

rebirth [estudio C'spora, West Indies] says:
too tight to squueze anything there, the idea is to pull the seating out
what's missing from the plan (just drawn) is the powder room, and deck area

experiencing dynamic equilibrium - shifting my paradigm says:
[where's] pwd rm ?

rebirth [estudio C'spora, West Indies] says:
the idea is that there is floor to ceiling storage
something they didn't have in their apt
[pwdr rm] opposite the stairs
the shape mirrors the bedrooms upstairs.

revised drawings sent....

experiencing dynamic equilibrium - shifting my paradigm says:
JESUS that pwdr rm is tighter than a mosquitoá ass

rebirth [estudio C'spora, West Indies] says:
lol its actually quite big
3 ft internal

experiencing dynamic equilibrium - shifting my paradigm says:
dude are you allowed to have a sanitary space openig unto an undefine public space
that makes it an internal room too - mechanical ventialation
suggestion, design the pwdr rm like a paper clip
well the circulation would behave like a paper clip

rebirth [estudio C'spora, West Indies] says:
you were thinking to slide it under the stairs huh
so it turns in on itsself?
experiencing dynamic equilibrium - shifting my paradigm says:
I don't like to do that - that is the last resort

rebirth [estudio C'spora, West Indies] says:
me either but always look at it as first option...so I don't have to answer clients who think it's "novel"

typos included to protect the innocent

Enrique Norton [Ten Arquitectos] has been chosen to re-conceputalise the historic state university of Rutgers at the New Jersey campus. The concept moves the campus closer to the Raritan river with the landscape raising slightly tucking dining and recreation spaces underneath.

via Specifer

An in situ concrete sculptural form with a touch of colour courtesy of the green windows. The structure is planned to enclose three civic institutions – the archives, the library, and the sports department by London-based architect Zaha Hadid. Construction is due to start by the end 2007.

via WallPaper
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