Central Business District Wenzhou / HENN ARCHITEKTEN+HENN Studio B

Courtesy of HENN Studio B

HENN ARCHITEKTEN‘s design and research studio, HENN Studio B, has been awarded first prize in the international competition to design the new central Business District in , China. They have kindly chosen to share with us their winning proposal, providing additional images and a succinct description after the break.

L’Institut / LUNDI et DEMI

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LUNDI et DEMI has shared with us their project for the French bookstore situated in the French Institute Bucharest. It was one of the three nominees for the interior design prize at the Bucharest Architecture Biennale 2010. More images of the built product as well as a description from the architects after the break.

airBaltic terminal Competition finalists announced

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airBaltic has recently hosted a international design competition for their new terminal in Riga, . We are sharing with you the ten finalists and urge everyone to vote for their favorite design HERE before voting ends December 5th. Additional finalist proposals after the break.

Solar Serpents in Paradise / Mans Tham

Solar Serpent Interior

Swedish architect and urban strategist Mans Tham has shared with us his project proposing freeway based solar infrastructure for . Additional images and an extensive description from the architect after the break.

Glorieta Juan Carlos I / ESC Studio

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ESC Studio has shared with ArchDaily their winning proposal for the 2009 international competition for the redevelopment of the Glorieta Juan Carlos I in . More Images, architects description and a video after the break.


OSB OFFICE / mode:lina

© Marcin Dondajewski

Designers from mode:lina have recently finalized their premises in an elegant 60′s building basement in , . Additional images and a brief description of their renovated offices after the break.


Cankaya Art Center and Concert Hall / iki

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iki, a practice based in , Turkey, have shared with us their competition proposal for a Concert Hall and Art Center for , capital city of Turkey. Additional renders, plans, sections and a brief architects description after the break.

Pod Market / Ben Walker

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Ben Walker, of Townsend + Associates Architects, submitted his Pod Market proposal in the 2009 ‘New Push’ competition exhibition for emerging architects in the ACT, . The competition was organized by the Faction group of the ACT Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. The proposal won first prize. Additional images and architects description after the break.


Egyptian Pavilion for the Venice Biennale

Courtesy of INVERT Studios

Architects Ahmed Mito, Kamel Loqman, Hisham Alaa and artists Ayman Lotfy, Ahmed Refat, Niveen Farghaly, and Amer Abdelhakemrecently took part of the prestigious La Biennale di Venezia where they presented their work for the Egyptian Pavilion. Images and the architects description after the break.


Layers of Dubai / Mekano

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Karim Elnabawy, co founder of Mekano based in Alex, , has shared with us his design submission for the Land Art Generator Initiative. The design, located near the Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary of looks at creating a layered energy system that creatively harnesses available resources as well as becoming an attraction to the landscape. Additional images and architects description after the break.


Kaohsiung Competition proposal / STL

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With the intention of framing a new cultural center within the iconic identity of City, , STL has designed a complex program that will revive the cultural atmosphere of the city for the Kaohsiung Competition which is to be submitted by January 10, 2011. More images and architect’s description after the break.


Concrete Wallpapers

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A new solution to blank and boring walls: wallpapers. Check out this ingenious product, via @Nordic_Design. The wallpaper can be applied with regular wall glue. Various looks -and online store- available at ConcreteWall.

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Oasis Club / PAL Design


This clubhouse designed by PAL Design concentrates on a contemporary approach for its ‘Spa-theme’ presentation for the target young group. It speaks to a sense of playful invention and a quirky imagination. It mixes up contemporary suites of privacy, utter luxury, modernism and a sense of being in a universe theme park. Different interestingly material elements are incorporated with sharp and brilliant colours such as yellow, orange, blue and green to create extraordinary visions. There is a very peculiar view from one zone to another. Curve lines expand spatial boundaries look endless. Wavy feature walls and contrasting carpets lend a dramatic and trendiness to the whole.


Urbancanvas Design Competition

The urbancanvas Design Competition is a unique opportunity to challenge professional artists and designers to create printed artworks for temporary protective structures at construction sites that will beautify City’s streetscape and promote maintenance of these structures. The competition seeks complementary designs for different types of temporary protective structures located on City-owned property: construction fences, sidewalk sheds, supported scaffolds and cocoon systems.

The urbancanvas Design Competition is an opportunity for eligible artists and designers who are United States residents and 18 and over to generate creative and compelling public art that will enliven construction sites and enhance quality of life while promoting safety. For more information, visit the competition’s official website. Seen at Bustler.

Air Multiplier™ / James Dyson

Headquarters, Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Recently, we were invited to see Sir James Dyson’s newest technology in the Pomegranate Gallery.  Perhaps the name sounds familiar, and rightly so.  The company continually makes innovative products that remain at the top of their market, such as their Dual Cyclone which became the fastest selling vacuum cleaner ever to be made in the UK, or their washing machine with two rotating drums which move in opposite directions, or even their hand dryer which produces an air stream flowing at 400 mph.   With a background in industrial design, Dyson’s work combines modern engineering with an aesthetic undertone, all in an effort to achieve energy efficiency.  Their creativity comes to life within their Malmesbury headquarters, a long span structure topped with an undulating roof designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects.


SCALE: furniture/architecture/society / Breadtruck Films

Shot by architect turned filmmaker Jeffrey Durkin, this introspective piece on designer/architect/professor Miki Iwasaki explores how “the small objects in our life shape the big picture of how we live.”  What began as a video aimed to capture the essence of Iwasaki’s furniture design quickly transformed into a short piece which addresses larger issues of society and the ramifications of design and consumerism.

More about the video after the break. (more…)

Ella Dining Room and Bar / UXUS

© Mathijs Wessing

Design: UXUS
Location: Sacramento, ,
Client: The Selzim Restaurant Group
Project Area: 710 sqm
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Mathijs Wessing


Sky Box / MAPT

© Frank Jonassen

Danish architects MAPT shared with us this VIP box they recently designed inside the Horsens Stadium, including a climbing wall, a bar, tables and kitchen. All the furniture was designed and fabricated specially for this room, looking to be functional and sculptural at the same time.