Zaha Hadid Architects have been chosen by the Science Museum to design a pioneering new mathematics gallery, made possible by the largest individual donation ever made to the museum from long-standing supporters of science David and Claudia Harding. Continue reading The Science Museum Chose Zaha Hadid Architects to design new Mathematics Gallery
The french brand Thiénot Bordeaux-Champagnes inaugurated in june its new showroom in Paris with an amazing presentation & tasting space, created by two young interior designers, Laure Girodroux and karolina Lubkowski. The new Thiénot’s professional showroom, located in the heart of Paris is destined to welcome, among other people, the most prestigious restaurant chefs’ and sommeliers, its conceptual design has been imagined by the two interior architects, Laure Girodroux and Karolina Lubkowski, who used to collaborate with the famous french designer Ora-Ito. Continue reading Thiénot New Tasting Showroom in Paris by Laure Girodroux & Karolina Lubkowski
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