February 28, 2008

The Blue Frog Lounge in Mumbai, India by Serie Architects, incorporates a bar and restaurant, creating a venue for live music within a complex of sound recording studios. More via dezeen

apologies those regular to the blog on not featuring more interior architecture

February 27, 2008

Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International Airport designed by Foster + Partners to resemble a dragon celebrating the thrill and poetry of flight, has opened. Completed as the gateway to Beijing for the twenty-ninth Olympiad, it is also the world’s largest building and most advanced airport, not just technologically, but also in terms of operational efficiency, passenger comfort, sustainability and access to natural light.

February 26, 2008

The Lighthouse, a 2-1/2 story two-bedroom house barely over 1000 sq.ft building, is the first net zero carbon house in the UK. The building utilises mostly passive measures which include solar panels and evacuated solar tubes on the roof, ventilation chimneys, rainwater catchment and an air-tight insulation, among others.

via Jetson Green

February 25, 2008

blog wunderlust: 25 February 2008

new continent: plastic | step right up - get your Gehry | DWR interviews Yves Béhar of Fuseproject | Watch out Gehry | Speed dating for Architects | posers | so small they left off the L|OFT | How many architects does it take to design a city: 100
Architecture is a slow business
says Richard Rogers
and city planning even slower.

February 20, 2008

hoch, höher, hoch hinaus

hoch, höher, hoch hinaus
Originally uploaded by tschaut.
The Bird's Nest by HdM - this is a sexy piece of architecture

February 19, 2008

the Galpon Barn

This modern interpretation of the traditional barn in Chile by Cazú Zegers

February 17, 2008

save the Boissiere house

Sign the petition
for this historic house on the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain, Trinidad

more images here

February 15, 2008

The Curves of Time

The Curves of Time
Originally uploaded by architechnophilia.
Phaidon's Memoirs on the life of Brasilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer

Andrade Morettin Architects, Sao Paulo Brazil

3. Twist the box

Esker Haus by Plasma Studio

February 14, 2008

Tell your architect that you love them with these fashionable items.

Happy Valentine's Day all

February 13, 2008

German practice K-S Architects (Kirsten Schemel)

February 12, 2008

blog wunderlust

Zaha reinforcing a cult of personality, despite the controversy | Master of dry satire Ian Martin now at AJ | BD's replacement falls flat | briefs or boxers? | Folk Football: Landscape, Space and Abstraction | Australia to burn cane trash for fuel | Stacked bananas ala Hirst | Landscape architects set it straight | Nouvel ideas about green design | Don’t Let the Green Grass Fool You | Do all the best creative organisations end with an M? | and this Laneway

February 11, 2008

2. perforate the box

Sakura, a life-work concept by Mount Fuji Architects

thanks melon

February 8, 2008

Photos of China's Watercube by Architects Chris Bosse/PTW

February 5, 2008

3 part Interview with Architect Drew Mandel as part of the Slow House series

February 4, 2008

top 10 : Urbanism Blogs

The East Coast Architecture Review has composed a list of the 10 best blogs on urbanism. Oddly it doesn't seem to be in any order. Take a look here.

Bird's Nest | H&dM

A new film titled Herzog & de Meuron in China
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