Jun 092014
 
Doubts Over Qatar’s World Cup Future Causing Tension Among Architects

  An expert on the Middle Eastern construction industry has said that architects working in Qatar are worried about the future of their projects, following the allegations sparked by a Sunday Times report last week of corruption during the country’s 2022 World Cup bid. With many people calling for Qatar to be stripped of the event or for the bidding process to […]

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Mar 262014
 
Accessories for a contemporary bedroom

Illuminated glass-block bookends are a nice addition to otherwise dark bookshelves. Cut a wood base to fit the opening of a glass block vase, and mount a small light bulb on the base. A pedestal is a stately accessory that provides a base for contemporary artwork or a plant. Pedestals may be sprayed with a […]

Feb 132014
 
“Cathedrals of Culture” new architecture film

Cathedrals of Culture   – finding the soul behind the bricks and mortar Imagine architects in films and the picture that most easily rises to thoughts is of Gary Cooper as the Frank Lloyd Wright. Some documentaries apart the Architecture is largely ignored by film-makers. To rectify this German director Wim Wenders has announced his new […]

Feb 042014
 
Frank Gehry Chosen to Design Berlin’s Tallest Tower

In an invited competition for a 300-unit residential tower in Berlin, Frank Gehry & Partners has been selected over David Chipperfield, Adjaye Associates and seven other practices. The winning proposal, deemed “the most compelling” by jury for its rotating stacks of sculptural, stone-clad cubes that rise up to 150 meters, is expected to be Berlin’s […]

Jan 262014
 
2013's tallest buildings - Asia dominates skyscraper construction with three quarters

a record-breaking 53 skyscrapers over 200 metres high were completed in Asia in 2013, accounting for three-quarters of the year’s tallest new buildings, according to the latest industry report. The annual review from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat reveals that 74 percent of worldwide skyscraper completions in 2013 were in Asian countries […]

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Jan 242014
 
Japanese Landscape

Like art nouveau landscapes, traditional Japanese landscape and small gardens have a sense of privacy and enclosure. Unfortunately, this style has been largely misinterpreted in American residential plantings. The stylish points most representative of a Japanese garden are the miniaturization of the larger natural landscape, the borrowing of surrounding views and foliage to expand the […]

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Jan 102014
 
DAWANG MOUNTAIN RESORT

  Location: Changsha, China Architect: COOPHIMMELB(L)AU Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix Senior Project Partner: Markus Prossnigg Executive Coordinator: Lei Feng Project Architect: Angus Schoenberger Design Architect: Quirin Krumbholz Project Team: Tyler Bornstein, Laura Ghita, Crystal K.H Tang, Xinyu Wan, Paul Challis, Veronika Janovska, Sorena Dumitru, Philipp Scherl Structural Engineering: B+G Ingenieure / Bollinger und Grohmann […]

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Jan 102014
 
Qaddafi Stadium Lahore

Architect Nasser Murat Khan, the designer of Minar e Pakistan designed a cricket stadium in the historical city of Lahore, which was named as Lahore stadium. Mian Abdul Khaliq and company constructed this stadium in 1959. It is the lagest cricket stadium in Pakistan. In 1974, the Libyan president Muammar Qaddafi visited Pakistan and had […]

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Jan 082014
 
Adaptable architecture

  A house is for life, not just for Christmas. That’s what Deborah Sarnoff and Robert Gotkin must have been thinking when they bought Robert Venturi’s 1969 Lieb House, an asbestos-shingled box emblazoned with a Pop Art number 9 beside the door. The house was earmarked for demolition when the couple acquired it for a […]

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Jan 072014
 
Automotive Museum - Los Angeles

Now this is the museum you won’t be able to miss. Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is one of the most known car museums in California and now it’s about to become even more famous. Architects from Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates office designed amazing new modern facade for the museum, with the goal of […]

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