In the virtualized information era, Plan 01… believes the design for the Helsinki Central Library should be more than ever a “physical space”. The project should be a place for sensory experience, a place where culture becomes an opportunity to
Swiss architecture practice, Boltshauser Architekten, recently won an international competition to design a new aquarium in the center of Basel, Switzerland. Their concept, titled ‘Seacliff’, was noted by jury members as being the best match for the public image cultivated by the Basel Zoo. The above-ground building space proposed by Boltshauser was smaller than any of the other competition entries, offering the best solution from an urban development perspective. Beating out such prominent firms as Zaha Hadid Architects, David Chipperfield Architects, and Caruso St John Architects, Boltshauser’s winning project is due for completion in 2019 with an estimated cost of £54 million. More images and information after the break.
Sure, you could just go for the old, reliable “black turtleneck” again this year, but where’s the fun in that? This year, why not get the Architects in your life a gift we know they’ll love? We’ve culled the “For Architects” page of our Pinterest to bring you the 12 pinned products – from a Geodesic Dome tent to LEGO Architecture – that are guaranteed to please (plus, we’ve added an extra 2 goodies to treat yourself too). See them all, after the break…
Summer House in Naxos / Ioannis Baltogiannis, Phoebe Giannisi, Zissis Kotionis, Katerina Kritou and Nikolaos Platsas
Architects: Ioannis Baltogiannis, Phoebe Giannisi, Zissis Kotionis, Katerina Kritou, Nikolaos Platsas
Location: Naxos, Greece
Architect In Charge: Ioannis Baltogiannis
Structural Engineer: Rodiani Kapiri
Area: 280.0 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Katerina Kritou & Nikolaos Platsas
Australian firm HASSELL Studio, OMA and Populous have been announced as the winners for the redevelopment of Sydney’s new convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct (SICEEP) at Darling Harbour.
The 20-hectare, billion dollar project, which will stretch from Cockle Bay to Haymarket and Ultimo, will include Australia’s largest convention and exhibition facilities, Sydney’s largest red carpet entertainment venue, a hotel complex with up to 900 rooms, and a new urban neighborhood in Haymarket.
More on this project, after the break…
This week we’re going to spotlight one of our greatest contemporary filmmakers, Tim Burton. In the 1989 film Batman, Burton generates a whole gothic environment, full of art deco and art nouveau buildings within Gotham City. Locations were inspired by urban spaces from New York City, Los Angeles, West London, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Tokyo, to Hong Kong (even though Gotham City was a well-known nickname for New York City, before Batman was ever written).
If you didn’t check out our article on Architecture & Batman, do so now – and let us know which Director you think does Gotham best in the comments below…
With produce coming from the Imperial Valley, Central California Valley, neighboring states and other countries the 30,000 plus residents of San Diego’s central urban context consume 21,231,000 pounds of produce each year. Where will we get our food? Transparency in…
Miami, Florida is booming with new architectural projects by big names: everything from new condominums by BIG,to the new Miami Beach Convention Center. So why are so many big projects migrating to Miami Beach? The city is turning itself into an American cultural and civic center.
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