List/Grid Monthly Archives: December 2011

Rope Pavilion

Rope Pavilion is one of 5 winning proposals for the Warming huts competition. The project was designed by New York-based firm kevin erickson + allison warren and is planned to be constructed this January into the Assiniboine credit union river landscape in Winnipeg, Canada.

Electrifying Mercedes-Benz SF1 Concept by Steel Drake

Graphic designer Steel Drake has undeniably generated quite a buzz on the Internet with his mind-blowing Mercedes-Benz SF 1 concept. The sharp but sleek angles of this classy concept, which looks like it could be straight out of a Transformers movie, will have gear heads everywhere drooling. A redesigned logo which to me is a step in the right direction, while maintaining the Mercedes-Benz character, the car also combines the good looks from the classics which is clear through the front vent and overall sharp look. Angular front and rear lights accentuate the flow of the sharp lines formed from front to back. Large rectangular and triangular… Read more »

Skywalk in Tianmen Mountain, China

The Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, China is famous, not only for The Avenue Toward Heaven –  one of the world scariest roads, but also for the glass Skywalk. This attraction is doubtless for the brave hearted as not everyone is ready to enjoy the  scenery and observe the absence of solid ground under their feet even further than his eye could see.  

20 Spectacular Skylines Around the World
Exploding Twin Towers Concept Triggers Outrage

A Strange twin towers concept, for Seoul, South Korea, was recently revealed by Dutch designers MVRDV.  The Cloud – consists of 2 high rise residential buildings, joined at the middle of its height span by a pixelated cluster. Oddly, the final renders of the towers gave an impression of resembling a frozen frame of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre twin towers in New York in 2001, which triggered a rough wave of outrage in the design fans community, that started with a publication introducing the building on Dezeen magazine.

Stunning Architecture Photography – Episode I

Architecture is a vast subject, endorsing everything from skyscrapers to kiosks. Virtually everywhere we go, we are surrounded by some sort of architecture on a daily basis. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that architecture is such a popular subject in photography. Related Images:

18 Kowoloon East by Aedas in Hong Kong, China

This 28-floor building situated in Kowloon Bay in Hong Kong, China, named 18 Kowloon East, is not one of the many similar glass-glazed skyscrapers. Design firm Aedas, was requested to create an environmentally sustainable project for mixed-use needs with efficient office floor plates. The result came out stunning, a tower, housing 32, 400 square meters of offices, retail spaces and car park at the lower portion of the building; the last is surrounded by extensive plantations as “green” was picked as the theme of the project. This brilliant idea of planting the greenery on the car park zone, the lower levels of the tower, acted… Read more »

See-Through Church in Limburg, Belgium by ‘Gijs Van Vaerenbergh’

See-Through Church, a dramatically daring concept that might not catch your eye at first, but it really shines upon closer inspection. Designed by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, the church is 10 meters high and is made of 100 layers and 2000 columns of steel. Depending on the perspective of the viewer, the church is either perceived as a massive building or seems to dissolve – partly or entirely – in the landscape. The church is a part of the Z-OUT project of Z33, house for contemporary art based in Hasselt, Belgium. Z-OUT is an ambitious longterm art in public space project that will be realised on… Read more »

Tiger and Turtle, The Rollercoaster Sculpture in Germany

On the 13th of November, the city of Duisburg, Germany was happy to welcome its newest sculpture and attraction – one of the biggest in the country – Tiger and Turtle. It took only 8 weeks for German artists Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth to complete this roller-coaster-like landmark on the highest peak of the park-like zone, in south Duisburg. Visitors are encouraged to climb their way by foot and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Western Ruhr at the peak point of the sculpture (45 meters above ground level). The masterpiece of engineering has a 44 x 37 meters base and a construction heightof… Read more »

Islamic Cairo – Episode II: The Inside of Mohamed Ali Mosque

Built between 1830 and 1848, the Ottoman-style Mohamed ‘Ali Mosque or Alabaster Mosque is the most noticeable in all of Cairo. for more than 150 years it has dominated the skyline with its animated silhouette and twin minarets, making it one of the most visible mosques in Cairo. The 19th century islamic monument holds an impressive interior because of its enormity, and showing off wonderful arrangement of mass and space that is a characteristic of Istanbul mosques. The main, high dome of the mosque soars 52 meters high, with a diameter of 21 meters. The grandeur of this single, large chamber is enhanced by a circle… Read more »

5 Amazing Buildings due for Completion in 2012

Defining the development level of construction from around the world and showcasing architect’s most wild design dreams, 2012 will see the opening of some the most stunning buildings in the world, here is a list with 5 of the top developments to be completed within the next few month: 1. Delanoe Tower by Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron This 50-story building will be the first skyscraper in Paris, France. Also known as Projet Triangle, the office and residential building will use solar and wind power. It will overlook Paris from its southwestern extremity at the porte de Versailles, already home to a… Read more »

Library in Almere, Netherlands

The first idea you get in your mind when you hear the word “library” is a dusty boring place. The one in Almere, Netherlands definitely isn’t matching the stereotype; its bright design and creative presentation won’t let you stay indifferent. This unusual place was, designed by Dutch design company Concrete Architectural Associates, has an overall area of 11,000 m2 with 5000 linear meters of bookshelves built with 1 straight and 5 curved modules; with extended facilities,working places, seating areas, info terminal, counters, couch lounges with lighting. Designers aimed to avoid any average look of a library as the philosophy of the place is to treat customers… Read more »

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