San Francisco based IwamotoScott designed their latest tower development for the Greenwich South design study led by Architecture Research Office, Beyer Blinder Belle and Architects & Planners and OPEN. Contributing architects, artists and designers included Coen + Partners, DeWitt Godfrey, IwamotoScott Architecture, Jorge Colmbo, Lewis.Tsuramaki.Lewis Architects, Morphosis, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Transolar Climate Engineering and WORKac. Continue Reading →
Winners have been announced of the suckerPUNCH-organized competition for the ‘Fort Tilden Field House’ and its surrounding sports fields and courts in Queens, NY.
This international ideas competition seeks to investigate architectural problems such as form, engagement with landscape, materiality, structure and aperture while also investigating ambitions of architectural atmosphere, styling, effects, and mood. The field house and its environs function primarily as event space whether for sport or leisure and the ambition for its styling, atmosphere and intended effects were asked to be curated in coordination with the architecture. Continue Reading →
An American architecture professor, Ginger Krieg Dosier, 32, Assistant Professor of Architecture at American University of Sharjah (AUS) in Abu Dhabi, has won this year’s prestigious Metropolis Next Generation Design Prize for “Biomanufactured Brick.” The 2010 Next Generation Prize Challenge was “ONE DESIGN FIX FOR THE FUTURE” – a small fix to change the world. The Next Generation judges decided that Professor Dosier’s well-documented and -tested plan to replace clay-fired brick with a brick made with bacteria and sand, met the challenge perfectly. Continue Reading →
Architect Gary Chang’s apartment is located in downtown Hong Kong, and represents a remarkable example of interior refurbishment. With only 32 sqm, Chang studied the different distribution possibilities to optimize his space. Continue Reading →
Danish architectural firm Bayarch proposed this interesting concept that turns the well known Hollywood Sign into a hotel – preserving the landmark while at the same time making use of its unique location by including spas, movie theaters and clubs.
The hotel-letters would be about twice the size of the current 45-foot tall sign, and include amenities such as an observation deck. Continue Reading →
The Jewish Museum Berlin held a press conference today on to reveal the design by Daniel Libeskind for the Jewish Museum Berlin Academy. Mr. Libeskind designed both the Jewish Museum Berlin (completed 2001) and the Glass Courtyard (completed 2007) which is an extension to the original building. Continue Reading →
Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut’s latest project, ‘Hydrogenase’ offers a dynamic result. It aims to create a self-sufficient organic airship. This conceptual transport system would be comprised of airships that produce biofuel from seaweed. The project draws its inspiration from nature, as well as from the qualities of its materials and its self-manufacturing processes. Continue Reading →
- HOK-Designed King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Earns AIA ‘Top Ten Green Projects’ Award April 22, 2010
- OMA Wins Competition to Design ‘Beaux Arts Museum’ for Quebec Expansion April 5, 2010
- ‘Physalia’- Floating Garden by Vincent Callebaut April 2, 2010