// arthitectural / concept

BIG
Phoenix Observation Tower


BIG is commissioned by Novawest to design a 420 ft tall mixed-use observation tower to serve as a symbol for the city of Phoenix, Arizona. Located in downtown Phoenix, the 70,000 sf Observation Tower shall add a significant structure to the Phoenix skyline from which to enjoy the city’s spectacular views of the surrounding mountain ranges […]


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HASSELL + Populous
Sydney’s new Convention


Joint venture partners HASSELL + Populous have won the architectural contract for the design of Sydney’s new integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct  at Darling Harbour, due for completion in 2016. HASSELL will also design the extensive public parklands and open space within the 20 hectare precinct. HASSELL + Populous are design consultants to Destination […]


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A4Adesign
havearest


The Italian company A4Adesign, internationally known for its creations in recycled cardboard, presents the new range of “havearest” furniture: a functional pause ten years from its first project. Particularly suited to large areas, iconic venues and prestigious events, “havearest” was successfully tested at the Milan Fashion Week in September and proved to be ideal for […]


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Atrium
Planeta KVN


The project of reconstructing the building of “Havana” Movie Theater into “Planeta KVN” HQ* is not only highly responsive of the city environment and the “eternally young” image of the popular TV show, but also remarkably flexible in terms of its technical solution. * KVN – Klub Vesyólykh i Nakhódchivykh or Ka-Ve-En, “Club of the […]


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MNA Group
R2 Tower


The R2 Tower is a mixed used development in Kuwait that was designed by Mounif Nehmeh and will be built by MNA Group. Mounif Nehmeh’s design for the R2 Tower confirms the prevalent role of business development at the very core of Kuwait’s rapidly changing future. The aspiration of the tower and its design is to be […]


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Henning Larsen Architects
Siemens HQ


Siemens’ new headquarters is an urban, recognisable composition of plazas, courtyards and alleys that will unfold a new, vibrant urban space in central Munich. Siemens and Munich are integrated into a harmonious whole by merging two archetypal entities – mass (Siemens) and void (Munich) – into a complementing formation. The city opens up the mass, which […]


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A/ZC – Atelier Zündel & Cristea
Bridge in Paris


The competition brief, A Bridge in Paris, allows us to locate an architectural reflection within this same realm of contemporary urban enjoyment. We note first that the notion of happiness is often linked to Nature (« Happiness is in the countryside. » goes one common French expression). And we recognize that human beings remain nostalgic […]


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Sasaki Associates
Masterplan for National Creative Cluster


Located near Songzhuang, a quiet village on the outskirts of Beijing, a unique opportunity exists to create a new urban district dedicated entirely to the cultivation of new ideas. The National Creative Cluster (NCC) is envisioned as China’s preeminent knowledge hub, making the district a center for the country’s innovative home-grown talent and a destination […]


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OneByNine studio
New Contemporary Art Museum


This proposal for the New Contemporary Art Museum (NCAM) in Buenos Aires embodies the city’s dynamic cultural vibrancy. The building sits along the Rio de la Plata, plugging into the internationally influenced urban context as an architectural artifact representing the city itself. The design provides various exhibition and gathering spaces for both programmed and passive interaction […]


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Roman Leonidov
Pioneer Camp


Roman Leonidov architectural office is developing a reconstruction concept for a former “pioneer camp” (the Soviet name for a children’s summer camp – translator’s note) located in Moscow region. The initially challenging task assigned by the commissioner – to preserve and use the 1960’s buildings and make the outdated grim boxes come alive with a new […]


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Henning Larsen Architects
Batumi Aquarium


Henning Larsen Architects’ proposal for Batumi Aquarium is inspired by the characteristic pebbles of the Batumi beach – shaped by sea currents through millennia. The building stands out as an iconic rock formation visible from both land and sea. The formation constitutes four self-supporting exhibition areas with each stone representing a unique marine biotype – […]


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New Wave Architecture
Daegu Library


Being propelled through the history of libraries from being a repository of printed information where the mere activity was reading, to be a hub of meeting minds, learn, social and cultural interaction and infinite access to divers range of knowledge in lined with features of our contemporary movements, unveil a calm presence of a local […]


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Zaha Hadid Architects
Port House


The leading British architect Zaha Hadid gave the official order to begin construction work on Port House, the new headquarters for Antwerp Port Authority on the Kattendijk dock. The order was given in the presence of the Flemish ministers Hilde Crevits and Geert Bourgeois, port alderman Marc Van Peel and Port Authority CEO Eddy Bruyninckx. […]


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OSO Studio Limited
Fragrant hill Pavillion


The project site in a yard that is located at the foot of fragrant hill, Beijing. Half of yard is sunken underground. The pavilion project is a part of renovation plan of the primary yard. Occupying the corner of yard, the new structure utilized existing brick parapet and concrete ground, creates new totally flexible spaces for […]


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Henning Larsen Architects
AURORA


AURORA is one of three finalists for the new university hospital in Odense, Denmark. The iconic building complex provides an ideal framework for quality healthcare in the region of southern Denmark. The new Odense University Hospital (OUH) embodies an innovative building of high architectural quality, designed to meet the requirements and challenges of tomorrow. Like the […]


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Zaha Hadid Architects
Innovation Tower


PolyU appoints Ms Zaha Hadid as Chief Architect of “Innovation Tower” The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has appointed world-renowned architect Ms Zaha Hadid as Chief Architect of its new “Innovation Tower”. Ms Hadid has made a trip from London to Hong Kong to present her design concepts at a press conference hosted by Mr Victor […]


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3XN Architects
Stockholm City Station


‘Stockholm City Station’ will mark the entrance to Stockholm’s inner city center and integrates the station, a hotel and conference center along with apartments. The main idea behind the design was to create a building that gently adjusts to the area’s existing building in scale and expression, and which reinterprets a number of local Swedish […]


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Margot Krasojevic
Dynamics & De-realisation


Introducing a new book by Dr. Margot Krasojevic, opening up an exciting frontier in critical architectural writing, towards defining a new future for architecture Dynamics & De-realisation, published by Springer N.Y.Wien, December 2011 “Imagine taking both of Morpheus’s pills and chasing them with a stiff drink and the picture becomes perfectly clear. She causes the […]


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Polyanna Paraskeva & Associates
Cocoon


The Cocoon is a building complex designed to accommodate infants and toddlers aged up to 3 years old. It is located in Navarino Dunes of the Costa Navarino Resort complex in Messinia,Greecein the southern western coast ofPeloponesse. The two buildings expand in a total area of1000 sq. m. (340 sq. m. building area and770 sq. […]


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Gustafson Guthrie Nichol & Davis Brody Bond
Union Square


Seattle-based landscape architects Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) and New York-based architects Davis Brody Bond (DBB) are pleased to announce their selection as winners of the National Mall Design Competition for Union Square. The competition, organized by the Trust for the National Mall, was a three-stage process through which a jury of eight esteemed professionals selected a […]


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