Last night was the opening of the new Armani megastore on New York’s Fifth Avenue. Designed by Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, the 4,000-square-metre with the sinuous and futuristic spiral staircase in cream-coloured cement, had already been called by the Mayor Bloomberg as â€œGuggenheim Twoâ€. ”This is not just a great architectural masterpiece but … Continued
HHF Architects designed the Tsai Residence for two young art collectors. The design reflects their request for a simple and abstract looking piece, almost without scale sitting on top of the site, which is located two hours upstate from New York City. The whole outside of the house is wrapped with corrugated metal panels.
XTEN Architecture designed this amazing house located in the Hollywood Hills, California. The Openhouse is embedded into a narrow and sharply sloping property, a challenging site that led to the creation of a house that is both integrated into the landscape and open to the city below.
Sou Fujimoto Architects designed this unusual house located in Oita, Japan. The house itself is comprised of three shells of progressive size nested inside one another. The outermost shell covers the entire premises, creating an covered, semi-indoor garden. Second shell encloses a limited space inside the covered outdoor space. Third shell creates a smaller interior … Continued
Construction projects are grinding to a halt as financing runs dry elsewhere in the world, but in China’s biggest city, they’re still going strong. Today, Shanghai is scheduled to officially begin work on what will become its tallest skyscraper â€” a 2,073-foot building in the city’s Lujiazui financial center that will tower over the current … Continued
The versatile Chilean group Supersudaka designed this unusual house located in Talca, Chile. The process was so unsteady, that all possible architectural design resources available where exercised to cope with the challenge of this house in the Chilean Central Valley. Everything was in constant change: the program, the surface, building permits, the contractors, even the … Continued
Back in September we featured 56 Leonard by Herzog & de Meuron that will have a great impact in the skyline of New York. Now, we have this amazing video, created as a marketing tool for the building, by Tronic Studios. The video reveals some portions of the structure of this building, such as beams … Continued
Istanbul is developing and turning very cosmopolitan at a fast rate. A proof of this is the Istanbul Sapphire which is a 261-meter skyscraper. It will be completed in late 2009 and will then be the tallest residential building in all of Europe. The skyscraper has been under construction for three years and recently reached … Continued
Above Amsterdam’s new “Marketplace for Furnishings” floats a restaurant designed by Londonâ€™s Virgile & Stone. The copper restaurant sits on top of concrete columns and is accessed by to two bridges on the second floor.
The municipality of RÃ¸dovre, an independent municipality of Copenhagen, Denmark, announced yesterday MVRDV and co-architect ADEPT winner of the design competition of the RÃ¸dovre Skyscraper. The 116 meter tall tower accommodates apartments, a hotel, retail and offices. A public park and a plaza are also part of the privately funded scheme. The new skyscraper with … Continued
Another day, another spectacular tower in Dubai: The Michael Schumacher World Champion Tower, a curvy building “inspired by the geometrical order of a snowflake and the aerodynamics of a Formula 1”, will not only appear in Dubai but in six other cities around the world. According to the architects who worked in Beijing’s Water Cube, … Continued
Grand Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport opened on October 14. Built at a cost of $4.5 billion, it is also the largest terminal in the world. Catering to passengers for Gulf countries and the US, movement around the airportâ€™s six floors, most of them underground, has been facilitated by 157 lifts, 97 escalators, 82 … Continued
The Super Sense Spa, designed by architecture and design studio KUU, a 3-level spa in Shanghai completed in late 2007. An additional floor in steel was added and the staircase leading up lands at several platforms which are for the spaâ€™s complementary purposes such as consultation, beauty treatment, manicure or pedicure. I am amazed at … Continued
The plan of the Osler house, located in Brasilia, is structured by a ground floor volume, a suspended volume and a deck with an outdoor pool.
This Wonderful House has 4 bedroom/4 bathroom house in the Paradise Point suburb of Australiaâ€™s Gold Coast is for sale at $3.9 million, with most of the furniture and artwork included. I love the “white” theme and how it flows through the house though :) Susan Crook is the agent for the home, visit her … Continued
Zaha Hadid Architects have developed designs for a new opera house and cultural centre for Dubai.
Due to ever increasing crowds, SERERO architects have submitted a proposal to extend the third floor of the world famous tower. Since its creation the amount of visitors coming to reach the top of the tower has increased to reach its limit capacity, 6.5 million. The floor area of each level decreases with the height … Continued
Heerim Architects has attempted to reinvent the skyscraper beyond the traditional with two lunar inspired projects in the central Asian republic of Azerbaijan. The Korean firm has dreamed up Full Moon Bay and Caspian Plus that includes Crescent Place on neighbouring peninsulas in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku that look on to the Caspian Sea … Continued
Below are 9 strange and unique structures which have either been approved or are in the final stages of approval. some have already been partially constructed.