© Yao Li Architect: Zephyr Architects Location: Wuhan, Hubei, China Client: Bio-Lake Commission Gross Floor Area: 3,540 sqm Completion: 2010 Design Team: Fu Dong, Zhao Zhonggui, Yang Ching-Chi, Ding Junmei, Yu Tong Associate Architect: Wuhan Oule Photographs: Yao Li © Yao Li As the central piece of architecture for the Guanggu Bio-lake campus, this reception center houses exhibition space, conference rooms and administration offices. The building sits between a main plaza and central lake.
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© Miguel Coelho Architects: Bruno Armando Gomes Marques Location: S. Roque, Municipality of Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal Contributors: Architect Gonçalo Freitas, Architect Rita Cunha Designers of expertise: Ponte Urbana, Ltd Completion: 2011 Photographs: Miguel Coelho © Miguel Coelho This house is located in Oliveira de Azeméis, specifically in São Roque. The housing lies between two roads, one to the south and the other to the north, which delimit the allotment and have imposed its locat
© Yao Li Architects: Mochen Architects & Engineers Location: Tianjin, China Completion: 2011 Project Area: 1,245 sqm Client: Tianjin Eco-City Wantuo Properties Limited Photographs: Yao Li Project Introduction: The aim of the project is to achieve zero-energy building, by significantly reducing energy consumption through design, as well as utilizing clean energy – wind, solar and geothermal in replace of conventional sources such as fossil fuels, to meet the needs of the building.
© Nick Kane Five great healthcare projects published early 2011 for our 9th selection! Waldron Health Centre was designed by Henley Halebrown Rorrison in London and was completed in 2010. The Moerkerke Medicare And Neighborhood Facility by Krill Architecture answers the following question: How to implement a necessary, but impopular program in a run down neighbourhood? You can’t miss the beautiful Fonderie, designed by Atelier Zündel & Cristea in France. And to finish this one, we
This old existing home in Spain made of dry stone got a completely modern makeover on the inside. Situated on top of a mountain with stunning views, you really can’t beat the location, so why build something new when such a gorgeous place exists already? Reimagined by Cadaval & Solà-Morales, this project called House at the Pyranees marries the old and new worlds. The architects kept the exterior completely original, respecting its history, while creating a very contemporary interio
Courtesy of XTEN Architecture XTEN Architecture is planning a new, 65,000-square-foot hotel in downtown Los Angeles, California. The monolithic concrete structure will be carved by a system of slots and slices that bring light, air and views deep into the building. Equipped with a performance-based lobby, two subterranean bars, restaurant and a rooftop terrace featuring an infinity edge pool, this mid-rise hotel will surely attract some attention. Continue after the break to learn more! Co
© Alexander Kornhuber Architects: Javier Artadi Location: Las Arenas, Lima, Peru Area: 238 sqm Project Assistants: Oscar Luyo, Ivan Navas Engineers: Ing. Jorge Indacochea (Structure), Ing. Roberto Mayorga (Electrics), Ing. Angel Dall´Orto (Plumbing) Contractor: Justo Olivera Photographs: Alexander Kornhuber © Alexander Kornhuber House In Las Arenas The project consists of a small house on a beach a hundred miles south of Lima and explores the expansion of the conventional uses of a beach ho
Hidden away in the Orto Botanico in Milan’s Brera District, was the intriguingly titled Secret Garden. Zaha Hadid created an elegant installation, very much in her trademark style, to showcase inlaid marble surfaces by CITCO. She said “The composition of the marble panels derives from the complex beauty found in the organizational patterns of the natural word.” Her installation concealed and revealed each panel from different perspectives, giving the experience a real sense of exploration an
Pegasus Global Holdings, LLC, a private international technology development firm, has announced plans to build a new billon-plus dollar city capable housing 35,000 people Lea County, New Mexico. However, no one will live there. The vacant city will be a full-scale, fully functional test city, dedicated to enabling and facilitating the commercialization of new and emerging technologies. Looking for a place to test out that self-driving truck? Look no further. The Center for Innovation, Testing
2/3 of the world population have no link to professional architecture, it means 4.400.000.000 of people has not relation with academic knowledge of architecture. This book tries to explain how this knowledge can come to everywhere of our planet and how it can support to improve the lack of quality of life for natural disasters or social conflicts of millions of human beings. The book Architecture for Humanitarian Emergencies shows an academic experience: The workshop 5×5 inCopenhagenin January
The Lima-based firm Vértice Arquitectos has designed the Beach House E-3 that’s located south of Lima, Peru in Palillos Beach. Built on a sloping lot that presented challenges, the house offers stunning views of the ocean, which was a requirement of the client. The house was built on three levels, each of which features various materials and textures. The bottom level is the family’s private area that houses five bedrooms, most of which have balconies and ocean views. The entrance
Vanna Venturi House / Robert Venturi © Maria Buszek PBS has released their selections of the top ten buildings that have changed the way Americans live, work and play. From Thomas Jefferson’s 224-year-0ld Virginia State Capitol to Robert Ventui’s postmodern masterpiece the Vanna Venturi House, each building on the list will be featured in a new TV and web production coming to PBS in 2013. Continue after the break to view the top ten influential buildings and let us know your thought