Dancing Dragons is a pair of landmark supertall mixed-use towers design for Yongsan International Business District in Seoul, Korea. The buildings, which include residential, “officetel” and retail elements, consist of slender, sharply angled mini-towers cantilevered around a central core. The design aesthetic is highly contemporary yet informed by aspects of traditional Korean culture. Continue reading Dancing Dragons by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Situated in Maasbracht–near the Dutch-Belgian border–this sinuous 1.850 m2 office is a headquarters for the water traffic control of surrounding sluices, canals, and locks–all of which are adjacent to the river Meuse. This plethora of entangled waterways is heavily utilized for shipping throughout this area, at the confluence of France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. Numerous previously disparate waterway control centers were combined to create this new office, and this regrouping determined its primary, curvilinear volume. This elevated polygonal shape strengthens visibility from the interior toward the immediate landscape, by allowing for elongated views in all 360-degrees. Continue reading Regiocentrale Zuid by Wiel Arets Architects (WAA)
SPARK has completed the design of Prince’s Building a 71,600-square-metre mixed-use development and transportation hub for China Merchants. Located in Shenzhen South China the 110-metre-high, 27-storey office tower and five retail pavilions are connected by landscaped terraces that combine to create a unique naturally ventilated retail and business destination for the lively Skekou district of the city. The buildings sit over and adjacent to a new transportion hub that includes a bus terminal and the Sea world subway station. Continue reading Prince’s Building Shekou by SPARK
Work has started on Mecanoo’s first design to be built in China. The Three Cultural Centers & One Book Mall complex comprises of a public art museum, a science museum, a youth centre, a book mall with 5 floors, retail units and underground parking facilities. Continue reading Construction begins of Mecanoo’s Three Cultural Centers & One Book Mall in Shenzhen
The Science Museum’s newest gallery, ‘Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World’, designed by Universal Design Studio, is set to open to the public on 25 October 2014. Continue reading Information Age Gallery of the Science Museum Designed by Universal Design Studio
Atkins has been appointed by Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Plc to act as the client’s engineer for its Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project in Wales, UK, the first renewable energy scheme of its type in the world.
Under the contract, Atkins will provide specialist design and engineering support acting on behalf of the client, including producing outline designs for the breakwater, turbine house and ancillary works and supporting the tender process by helping develop documents and reviewing responses and detailed designs. Once a design and build contractor is appointed and construction work starts, scheduled for Spring 2015, Atkins will also provide a range of site supervision, auditing and technical checking services. Continue reading Atkins Appointed as Client’s Engineer on World-First Tidal Lagoon Project
Quartier des Spectacles Partnership’s proposition, Luminotherary ‘Entre les Rangs’ by Kanva Lighting Up Montreal’s Winter, aims to enliven the public spaces of Montreal’s downtown core, Quartier des spectacles, during the winter season. Continue reading ‘Entre les Rangs’ by Kanva Lighting Up Montreal’s Winter
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced the recipients of its two Lifetime Achievement awards for 2014.
Continue reading Douglas Durst, Peter Irwin Receive CTBUH Lifetime Achievement Awards
Educators, civic leaders, media personalities, writers and of course, architects are some of the driving forces that push the architectural profession forward. The 2014 Board, sensitive to the evolution Los Angeles is undergoing, chose to recognize select individuals that take leadership roles in advancing the profession and thus, the City. Continue reading Announcing the 2014 AIA|LA Presidential Honorees
171 Collins Street, by Bates Smart Architects, resides in the ‘Paris’ end of Melbourne, regarded for its architecture and sophistication, and home to business leaders, investment banks, international fashion labels and luxury hotels.
The development consists of a Tower building housing 18 occupiable floors, which includes a business centre and high-end retail and 7 levels of boutique offices in the heritage listed Mayfair Building. Continue reading Electrolight Lighting Design for Bates Smart Architects’ 171 Collins Street