Today is Frank Gehry’s 84th Birthday – Happy birthday!!! Feb28

Today is Frank Gehry’s 84th Birthday – Happy birthday!!!

To the initiated, his work looks a little like the cake you baked and decorated and then accidentally dropped on the floor.  Or the model airplane you built only to crash into a tree.  But make no mistake, Frank Gehry is a superstar in the world of architecture.  When the pharisees of the...

The Aleph, Project- Foster + Partners – Argentina

The Aleph, Project- Foster + Partners – Argentina Architect: Foster + Partners Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina Appointment: 2006 Construction start: 2006 Completion: 2011 Client: Faena Group Collaborating Architect: Berdichevsky-Cherny Arquitectos The redevelopment of the former...

Foster + Partners completes first project in Latin America Feb28

Foster + Partners completes first project in Latin America

Press Release 04.02.2013 Foster + Partners has completed its first project in Latin America with the opening of the Faena Aleph Residences in Buenos Aires, Argentina – part of the reinvention of the former docks of Puerto Madero as a dynamic new urban quarter. Drawing on local architectural...

Wall of Memory – Pietro Carlo Pellegrini Architetto – Ital...

Wall of Memory – Pietro Carlo Pellegrini Architetto – Italy Architect: Pietro Carlo Pellegrini Architetto Location: Lucca, Italy Client: Passioniste nuns of the Monastery of S.Gemma Galgani Project date: 2005 Begin of works: 2006 End of works: 2007 Total floor area: 100m² Wall of...

425 Park Avenue competition – OMA – US Feb27

425 Park Avenue competition – OMA – US

425 Park Avenue – OMA – NY city, US Architect: OMA Location: Ney York city, US Date: 2012 Status: Competition OMA’s entry for 425 Park Avenue competition, awarded to Foster and Partners, in their own words proposes one aesthetics, oscillating between nearly exhausted orthogonality and a...

Tea Houses – Swatt Miers Architects – US

Tea Houses – Swatt Miers Architects – US Architect: Swatt Miers Architects Location: Silicon Valley, California, US Status: Completed in 2009 “The idea for the tea houses originated years ago, when the owner and his young daughter explored the remote hills surrounding their Silicon...

Hovenring – Circular Cycle Bridge – IPV Delft – The Nether...

Hovenring – Circular Cycle Bridge – IPV Delft – The Netherland Project: IPV Delft Location: Eindhoven, The Netherland Date: 2012   In the summer of 2012, design office IPV Delft realized one of its most talked about cycle bridges to date: The Hovenring in the Dutch city of...

The Blue Planet, Aquarium – 3XN – Denmark

The Blue Planet – 3XN – Denmark Architect: 3XN Location: Copenhagen, Denmark Client: The Blue Planet Building Foundation (Realdania, Knud Højgaards Fond, Tårnby Kommune) Gross Floor Area: 9,000 m2 Year: 2013 The Blue Planet, 3XN’s competition win for the new Denmark’s Aquarium,...

Monolit Office Building – Igloo Architecture – Romania

Monolit Office Building – Igloo Architecture – Romania Architects: Igloo Architecture Location: Bucharest, Romania Design Team: Bruno Andresoiu, Adrian Ciocazanu, Ana Dinuta, George Barbu, Andrei Creanga Area: 3,600 m² Year: 2012 Photographs: Courtesy of Igloomedia / Cosmin...

Messe Basel New Hall – Herzog & de Meuron – Switzerland

Messe Basel New Hall – Herzog & de Meuron – Switzerland Architect: Herzog & de Meuron Location: Basel, Switzerland Project: 2004-2012 Realization: 2010-2013 Images © MCH Group Basel architects Herzog & de Meuron have recently completed the New Hall of Messe Basel...

Haus D10 – Werner Sobek – Stuttgart, Germany

Architects:  Werner Sobek, Stuttgart/Germany Planning phase:  2008 – 2009 Execution time:  2009 – 2011 Services rendered by Werner Sobek:  design, object planning, structural engineering of loadbearing structure and facades, building service equipment, optimisation of energy...

Openhouse – XTEN Architecture – LA, US

Architect: XTEN Architecture Type: Residential- Single family residence Location:  Los Angeles, California, United States Building status: Built Year: 2005 – 2009 The Openhouse is embedded into a narrow and sharply sloping property in the Hollywood Hills, a challenging site that led to...

Hoogvliet – VMX Architects – The Netherlands

Architects: VMX Architects Location: Alverstraat, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Architect In Charge: Don Murphy Client: Vestia Hoogvliet / Estrade Projecten and Ambap BV Projectontwikkeling Area: 18,860 m² Year: 2007 Project Manager: Leon Teunissen Collaborators: Gijs Baks, Richard Buys, Oliver...

Father and Son Skyscraper – IAMZ Studio – Egypt

Architects: IAMZ Studio Location: Cairo, Egypt Lead Architect: Ahmed Elseyofi Area: 8000 m2 Project Elements: Administration, Residential, Tourist area, Cultural district, Media zone, Recreational area, A part for public services, Small medical zone “for emergency” The concept for the...

BP Rotterdam Refinery – Gruop A – Netherlands

Projetc: Gruop A Client: BP Raffinaderij Rotterdam Contact: Edgar Vervaecke Function: office Type: new building, interior, landscape Task: building commision Task description: Preliminary design, final design, Technical design and specification, Aesthetical monitoring Dimension: 10.500...

Ordos Museum – MAD Architects – China

Architect: MAD Architects Location: Ordos, China Typology: Museum Site Area: 27,760 m² Building Area: 41, 227 m² Building Height: 40 m Directors: Ma Yansong, Yosuke Hayano, Dang Qun Design Team: Shang Li, Andrew C. Bryant, Howard Jiho Kim, Matthias Helmreich, Linda Stannieder, Zheng Tao,...

Non program pavilion – Jesus Torres Garcia architectes – Spain

Project: Jesus Torres Garcia architectes Location: Salobreña, Spain Area: 263 m2 Budget: 283.000 euros Photography:  Jesus Torres Garcia ‘how to build in a natural landscape?’  The phrase, based on the late Niemeyer’s approach to design, drove the entire concept behind the...

Haus am Weinberg – UN Studio – Germany

Architect: UN Studio Client: undisclosed Location: Stuttgart, Germany Net building surface: 618m² Building volume: 2839m³ Building site: 1280m² Programme: single family house Status: completed Photos: Iwan Baan From the architect: Stuttgart, Germany, 2008-2011  The location of the Haus am...

Galaxy SOHO – Saha Hadid Architects – China

Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects Project: Galaxy SOHO Location: Beijing, China Date: 2008 – 2012 Client: SOHO China Program: Mixed-use Commercial Building (Offi ce & Retail Status: Completed Construction: 2009–2012 (30-months) Size: 332,857 m²  Photography: Iwan Baan, Hufton +...

Roslyn Street Bar-Restaurante – Durbach Block Jaggers -Australia

Architects: Durbach Block Jaggers Location: Potts Point, Sydney, Australia Project Team: Neil Durbach, Camilla Block, David Jaggers, Stefan Heim, Lisa Le Van, Deborah Hodge, Brigitte Thearle Project Year: 2009 Project Area: 197 m² Photographs: Anthony Browell, Peter Bennetts, Neil Durbach 5-9...