Category Archive: infrastructure

GT Tower East in Seoul by ArchitectenConsort

Description by ArchitectenConsort : In Seoul, South Korea, the remarkable office tower GT Tower East, has been inaugurated. Designed by the Dutch architectural firm ArchitectenConsort, based in Rotterdam, GT Tower East will form an… Continue reading

B/S/H/ Office in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands by William McDonough + Partners and D/DOCK

Description by Architects : The choice was made for a new building in Park 20l20, a new Cradle to Cradle-inspired office park in Hoofddorp. Its openness made it possible to create the desired… Continue reading

Weihai Pavilionin in Weihai, China by Make Architects

Description by Make Architects : Weihai Pavilion encloses the exhibition space for a major new residential development in Weihai, a city of 2.5 million people on the northern coast of China’s Shandong Peninsula.… Continue reading

The BMW Olympic Park Pavilion

Description : The Pavilion is light and open, appearing to ‘float’ on the river as water flows down the sides of the structure to create a constantly changing façade, whilst simultaneously accentuating its… Continue reading

Portville Port Gocek Resort in Turkey by WATG

Description by WATG : Water was introduced into the real estate area to create an offering of waterfront properties. Many of these homes have integrated boathouses allowing the owners to reach the main… Continue reading

Chateau Cheval Blanc Winery in Saint-Emilion, France by Christian de Portzamparc

Description by Christian de Portzamparc  : In the heart of the vineyard, the “winery under the hill” initially looks like a promontory extending the château, a lifting of the earth, raised by sails… Continue reading

Wintergarden Shopping Centre in Brisbane, Australia by Studio 505

Description by Studio 505 : The brief for the new facades to the three street frontages of the Wintergarden Shopping Centre in central Brisbane required the creative application of a coherent identity and… Continue reading

“El Mirador de la Palmera” in Daya Vieja, Spain by Joaquín Alvado Bañón

Description by Joaquín Alvado Bañón : We wanted to connect the town center with the orchards in the surroundings to show the visitors the change of landscape atmospheres along the different seasons. We… Continue reading

Europe’s Tallest Building : The Sahrd by The Sellar Group

The Shard represents the achievement of a 10-year mission by the Sellar Group to create a flagship project that would demonstrate the economic and social value of building high-density structures at major transport… Continue reading

Holland Park School in London by Aedas

Description by Aedas : Situated within the Holland Park Conservation Area adjacent to the park itself, the brief for this high profile redevelopment called for a new building that neither looks nor feels… Continue reading

Air France business lounge at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance and Brandimage

Description by Architects : The lounge has been conceived as a harmonious pathway, consisting of sections which are conductive to walking acting as a prelude to the jurney ahead. The architectural concept was… Continue reading

Centre For Democracy and Conflict Resolution, University of Essex by C.F. Møller Architects

Description by C.F. Møller Architects : The competition was to design a landmark building for the new University of Essex Knowledge Gateway, which is planned as an incubator park for the social sciences:… Continue reading

Twilight Epiphany on the Rice University Campus by James Turrell

  Description by James Turrell : Standing adjacent to the Shepherd School of Music on the Rice University campus, the James Turrell Skyspace titled Twilight Epiphany is visible from the surrounding Texas Medical… Continue reading

CCRC – STAR Performing Arts Centre Singapore by Aedas

Description by Aedas : The STAR Performing Arts Centre at Vista Xchange, one north is located in Singapore. The 54,000 sq.m. development comprises of cultural, civic & retail uses and when complete will provide a premier… Continue reading

Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center in Tokyo by Kengo Kuma

Description by Kengo Kuma : In the corner premise of just 326 square metres across Kaminari-mon Gate, the building was required to accommodate plural programs such as tourist information center, conference room, multi-purpose… Continue reading

Ciel de Paris restaurant in Paris by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

Description by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance : Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance has designed a soft and profound amber bubble of light on the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower: the new Ciel de Paris res-taurant interior design… Continue reading

Apple Store, Fifth Avenue, New York City by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Description by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson : Apple’s second Manhattan retail store opened May 19th in New York City. Located at 767 Fifth Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets, the prominent site near FAO… Continue reading

Qantas Business Lounge, Singapore by Woods Bagot

Description by Woods Bagot : This 400 seat Business Class Lounge at Terminal One of Singapore’s Changi Airport sets a benchmark in airport lounge design. Covering an area of 2,140 m2 the lounge… Continue reading

The City of New York – Central Park Police Precinct by Karlsberger

Description by Karlsberger : Designed in 1870 by Jacob Wrey Mould in association with Calvert Vaux, original architect for Central Park structures, the Victorian Gothic Central Park Stable facility has served as a… Continue reading

(a)way station at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art by Kariouk Associates

Description by Kariouk Associates : The design of this exhibit required a creative response in the form of an architectural installation, to the psychological joys, traumas, and disruptions experienced by the people within… Continue reading

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi , UAE by Benoy

Description by Benoy : At the centre of the landmark, Yas Island mega-scheme in Abu Dhabi, sits the world’s first Ferrari Theme Park a thrilling brand experience like no other, a multi-sensory celebration… Continue reading

Green Cast in Odawara, Japan by Kengo Kuma and Associates

Description by Kengo Kuma and Associates : The façade of the building is covered with planters made of aluminum die-cast panels, which provides space for facilities. The 3 (up to 6) aluminum panels,… Continue reading

Salon Urbain in the Place des Arts in Montreal, Canada by Sid Lee Architecture and Aedifica

Description by Architects : Sid Lee Architecture and Ædifica!turned the parking area at Place des Arts into a Salon Urbain, a versatile new space ideal for meeting up before or after a musical… Continue reading

Jansen Campus in Oberriet, Switzerland by Davide Macullo Architects

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Rye Hill House, Newcastle College, England by RMJM Architects

Description by RMJM Architects : Rye Hill House acts as the northern gateway to the College campus and accommodates the administration departments and student services of Newcastle College. RMJM’s design incorporates the refurbishment… Continue reading

August Wilson Center for African American Culture in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by PERKINS + WILL

About August Wilson Center for African American Culture : One of only two major arts institutions in the world named for Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright and Pittsburgh native August Wilson, the… Continue reading

Sentosa Boardwalk, Singapore by Aedas

Description by Aedas : This project is built on a new structure above the sea, abutting the existing Sentosa Bridge, with overall length of 670m, connecting from Vivocity to the upcoming Resorts World.… Continue reading

B-Side Wine Bar in Ottawa, Ontario by Kariouk Associates

Description by Kariouk Associates : The challenge of this project was to create an elegant interior for a new wine bar within the very long and narrow ground-floor space of a turn-of-the-century building… Continue reading

École Maternelle School in Paris, France by Eva Samuel Architects and Associates

Description from Architects : The building’s envelope is a response to several environmental aims: visual protection, increased natural light to counteract the surrounding solar screens, no thermal bridges, natural ventilation and double flux… Continue reading

OCT Design Museum in Shenzhen, China by Studio Pei-Zhu

The inspiration for the project comes from both the location being close to the bay and from the needs of the program, a surreal space for design exhibitions. The Oct design museum focuses… Continue reading