Tag: Iconic architecture

Galleria Centercity | UNStudio/Ben van Berkel

Galleria Centercity | UNStudio/Ben van Berkel

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• April 2, 2011 • Comments (0)

Ben van Berkel / UNStudio’s Galleria Centercity in Cheonan – “If museums are turning into supermarkets, why then should department stores not turn into museums?” The Galleria Cheonan responds to the current retail climate in Asia, where department stores also operate as social and semi-cultural meeting places. Because of this, the quality of the public […]

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15 Finalists of 2011 Skyscraper Competition

15 Finalists of 2011 Skyscraper Competition

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• March 31, 2011 • Comments (0)

Earlier this month, we featured the winners and honorable mentions of the 2011 Skyscraper Competition. Today we are pleased to share with you 15 finalists that include underground cities, vertical farms, bio-fuel power plants, and contemporary skyscrapers that would redefine the city of Paris. Other proposals use laminated wood as building material, propose hydro-thermal high-rises, […]

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The Open Parliament of Albania | Coop Himmelb(l)au

The Open Parliament of Albania | Coop Himmelb(l)au

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• March 29, 2011 • Comments (0)

The world-renowned architect Wolf D. Prix/ COOP HIMMELB(L)AU presented The New Parliamentary Complex of the Republic of Albania in Tirana which incorporates fundamental democratic values such as openness, transparency and public co-determination. The building, located on a site area with approximately 28,000 m², is going to be the first project in Albania for the Viennese headquartered […]

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MP09 Headquarter (Black Panther) | GSarchitects

MP09 Headquarter (Black Panther) | GSarchitects

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• March 24, 2011 • Comments (0)

Elegant and smooth, the ‘black Panther‘s composes eagerness and speed to the urban architecture. GSarchitects An architectonic punctuation at an exposed site of the city – a new and distinctive Entree to the city – a future oriented potential for development for the whole area. Putting a company into the spotlight means transforming a philosophy […]

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The Wave in Vejle | Henning Larsen Architects

The Wave in Vejle | Henning Larsen Architects

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• March 17, 2011 • Comments (0)

The Wave in Vejle by Henning Larsen Architects is a new unique housing and with its sculptural and organic forms it will become the new landmark of Vejle. With the magnificent location overlooking the promenade and the bay the characteristic building both respects and challenges the potential of the area. During the day the white […]

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UŠCE Shopping Centre | Chapman Taylor

UŠCE Shopping Centre | Chapman Taylor

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• March 9, 2011 • Comments (0)

Chapman Taylor has created an iconic UŠCE shopping center in Belgrade, Serbia. It features the sculptured facade which are achieved by the interplay of materials, colour and forms. During the day, natural light floods through the skylight that covers the entire length of the roof, giving life to the elegant theme of the contemporary interior […]

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Mall of Istanbul | Chapman Taylor

Mall of Istanbul | Chapman Taylor

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• March 7, 2011 • Comments (0)

London-based Chapman Taylor has designed the The Mall of Istanbul. This mixed-use development forms a strong sculptural statement set within a lush, green, landscaped environment. The Mall of Istanbul comprises a mix of uses – retail, leisure, offices, hotel and residential. The development concept is inspired by existing geographic streetscapes within Istanbul to create an […]

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Saffire | CiRCA Architecture

Saffire | CiRCA Architecture

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• March 4, 2011 • Comments (1)

Australian architectural firm CiRCA Architecture has designed the Saffire project located in this beautiful Great Oyster Bay in Tasmania, Australia. The resort is also organic in its relationship to the site. Its form evokes memories of coastal land forms, dunes, waves or sea creatures.  The journey moves from the monumental to the more intimate personal […]

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Dublin National Concert Hall | 3XN architects

Dublin National Concert Hall | 3XN architects

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• February 24, 2011 • Comments (1)

Danish architectural practice 3XN is one of two finalists in the prestigious competition to design Dublin’s new National Concert Hall. The competition was initiated in 2008 and the shortlist of renowned architects was soon narrowed down to two competing teams lead by Danish Architects; 3XN and Henning Larsen Architects. It is quite unique that two […]

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 Design Incubator - Theater of Production \ Alan Lu

Design Incubator – Theater of Production \ Alan Lu

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• February 20, 2011 • Comments (1)

Alan Lu shared with us his academic project and concept just recently completed at MIT in Cambridge, MA. + Project description by Alan Lu This project by Alan Lu explores the notion of programmatic extremism in a design incubator facility where a central defined figure that contains a vertically integrated manufacturing/workloft arrangement occupies the void […]

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