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Barkow Leibinger Designs Triangular "Lighthouse" Hotel and Boarding House for Frankfurt's Waterfront

11:00 - 13 March, 2019
© Ponnie Images
© Ponnie Images

Barkow Leibinger has unveiled details of their competition-winning proposal for the Waterfront Hotel and Boarding House in Molenkopf, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Located at a prominent site on the city’s Molenspitze, the west-facing triangular point of land sits at the end of an industrial peninsula used for warehouses and container shipping at Frankfurt’s East Bay.

The Barkow Leibinger scheme manifests as a triangular pinwheel with offset corners defined by the depths of hotel rooms. The mass of the 60-meter-tall building is further broken down by a “folded accordion façade” to maximize the panoramic views of the European Central Bank, and Frankfurt skyline attainable from the site.

© Ponnie Images Lobby. Image © Barkow Leibinger Boarding Interior. Image © Barkow Leibinger Facade. Image © Barkow Leibinger + 16

Glass in Retail & Commercial Architecture: Texture, Brightness and Color

03:30 - 13 March, 2019
Glass in Retail & Commercial Architecture: Texture, Brightness and Color, Pier 17 South Street Seaport. Image Courtesy of Bendheim
Pier 17 South Street Seaport. Image Courtesy of Bendheim

Nowadays, new technologies for the treatment of glass provide new ways to use this material in architecture. Applied indoors, specifically in retail stores, glass in its different textures, colors, finishes and levels of transparency can allow the unobstructed view of certain products, hide more private areas without blocking the passage of light, and attract the attention of customers as focal points, among many other uses.

Review below a selection of applications in commercial projects.

House N / F:Poles Arquitetura

06:00 - 11 March, 2019
House N / F:Poles Arquitetura, © Rui Antunes
© Rui Antunes

© Rui Antunes © Rui Antunes © Fabiana Santa © Fabiana Santa + 60

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brazil
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Fernando Poles
  • Design Team

    Tiago Martins, Fábio Monteiro, Lauren Muraro Tebet, Eriélisi Ramos, Camila Brandão
  • Area

    1090.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

House Cot-Duá / Atelier Branco Arquitetura

10:00 - 8 March, 2019
House Cot-Duá / Atelier Branco Arquitetura, © Atelier Branco
© Atelier Branco

© Atelier Branco © Atelier Branco © Atelier Branco © Atelier Branco + 13

Library House / Atelier Branco Arquitetura

06:00 - 5 March, 2019
Library House / Atelier Branco Arquitetura, © Ricardo Bassetti
© Ricardo Bassetti

© Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti © Gleeson Paulino © Jaqueline Lessa + 35

HC House / grupo pr - arquitetura e design

14:00 - 4 March, 2019
HC House / grupo pr - arquitetura e design, © Jefferson Ohara
© Jefferson Ohara

© Jefferson Ohara © Jefferson Ohara © Jefferson Ohara © Jefferson Ohara + 45

Urbanity / aflalo/gasperini arquitetos

14:00 - 11 February, 2019
© Ana Mello
© Ana Mello

© Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Marginal Pinheiros, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • Category

  • Directors

    Luis Felipe Aflalo, Roberto Aflalo, Grazzieli Gomes e José Luiz Lemos
  • Project Team

    Mariana Ginesi, Bruno Taiar,Beatriz Baffi, Ana Carolina Aipp, George Ferreira, Renata Lopes, Paulo Massao, Daniel Doatti, Eduardo Mizuka, Reginaldo Okusako, Daniela Mungai, Juliana Baldocchi, Marcelo Nagai, Reinaldo Sigueta e Raquel Rodrigo
  • Area

    95402.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Ecumenical Center / Carolina Maluhy

14:00 - 6 February, 2019
Ecumenical Center  / Carolina Maluhy, © Ilana Bessler
© Ilana Bessler

© Ilana Bessler © Ilana Bessler © Ilana Bessler © Ilana Bessler + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rodovia Castelo Branco, Km 101,50 - Bairro Indaiatuba - Caixa Postal 234, Porto Feliz - SP, 18540-000, Brazil
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Carolina Maluhy
  • Aea

    210.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

GR House / Paulo Martins Arq&Design

01:00 - 4 February, 2019
GR House / Paulo Martins Arq&Design, © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio
© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio

© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio + 40

The Golden Age of 3D Printing: Innovations Changing the Industry

07:30 - 11 January, 2019
The Golden Age of 3D Printing: Innovations Changing the Industry, © © Universal Favourite
© © Universal Favourite

3D printing itself is no longer a new technology, but that hasn’t stopped researchers and innovators around the world from coming up with new applications and opportunities. Some experiments with new materials have been driven by sustainability concerns and others are simply the result of imagination and creativity. Others have chosen to invest their time utilizing more traditional materials in new ways. Materials, however, are just the beginning. Researchers have developed new processes that allow the creation of objects that were previously impossible to print and, on a larger scale, new building typologies are being tested - including a Mars habitat!

Oppenheim Architecture's Vast Star Metal Project Begins Construction in Atlanta, Georgia

12:00 - 24 September, 2018
Oppenheim Architecture's Vast Star Metal Project Begins Construction in Atlanta, Georgia, Aerial view of Star Metals Offices and Residences. Image © Luxigon
Aerial view of Star Metals Offices and Residences. Image © Luxigon

Oppenheim Architecture has released an update of their proposed Star Metals development in Atlanta, Georgia. Spread over two schemes, the project seeks to “shift the paradigm of what’s possible for new urban environments” through a 1.36 million-square-foot masterplan.

The Oppenheim scheme consists of a 14-story “Star Metals Offices” building, accommodating offices, terraces, parking, and retail, and a nine-story “Star Metals Residences” building with over 400 residential units.

Street view of Star Metals Residences. Image © Luxigon Street view of Star Metals Offices and Residences. Image © Luxigon Terrace view of Star Metals Offices. Image © Luxigon Street view of Star Metals Offices and Residences. Image © Taller De Escalas + 8

Shanghai WaiGaoQiao NO.1 Free Trade Area Industrial Park / DESHIN Architecture & Planning

21:00 - 29 August, 2018
© Feng Shao
© Feng Shao

© Feng Shao © Feng Shao Views in the park. Image © Feng Shao © Feng Shao + 33

  • Architects

  • Location

    1856 Nanjing W Rd, JingAnSi, Jingan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Yongheng Xing
  • Senior Architect

    Weiyi Lin, Zexi Cai
  • Design Team

    Guanhua Huang, Hao Huang, Weina Zhao, Dangwei Sun, JiayinZhong、Junchen Yu (Landscape)
  • Area

    142250.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

23 Beautiful Ways to Save Space With Sliding Doors

11:00 - 26 August, 2018
23 Beautiful Ways to Save Space With Sliding Doors, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

With a clean and elegant appearance, sliding doors improve the lighting and ventilation of a space.

They also provide several advantages when it comes to design: they frame stunning views and emphasize nature. On the other hand, when using them as an enclosure it is possible to generate a greater fluidity between the interior and exterior spaces, creating an illusion of a larger space.

If you are looking for ideas on how to incorporate sliding doors into your project, keep reading on for 23 impressive examples.

BIG's First Twisting Tower Tops Out in Manhattan as New Renderings Released

16:00 - 8 August, 2018
Courtesy of Andrew Campbell Nelson
Courtesy of Andrew Campbell Nelson

Bjarke Ingels Group’s “The Eleventh” has marked a major milestone, with the first of the scheme’s two twisting High Line towers topping out in Chelsea, Manhattan. New images show construction moving quickly along, with the taller 35-story tower now topped out, and work on the cladding steadily progressing.

The 400-foot-tall structure will twist alongside a second 300-foot-tall sister tower, standing out even amongst notable neighbors including Frank Gehry’s IAC Building, Jean Nouvel’s 100 11th Avenue and Foster + Partners’ 551 West 21st Street.

Courtesy of Andrew Campbell Nelson Courtesy of Andrew Campbell Nelson Courtesy of Andrew Campbell Nelson Courtesy of TheXI.com + 14

Shaoxing CTC Mall Interior Design / ATAH

20:00 - 31 July, 2018
Shaoxing CTC Mall Interior Design / ATAH, © Shiromio
© Shiromio

© Shiromio © Shiromio © Shiromio © Shiromio + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chou Duan Lu, Keqiao Qu, Shaoxing Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, China
  • Category

  • Lead Archtiects

    Guang Xu, Lilas Dandan Wang
  • Design Team

    Fan He, Zhenqin Yang, Zhen He, Vee Wei
  • Area

    12000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Foster + Partners' Milan Apple Store Opens to the Public With Dramatic Waterfall Entrance

14:30 - 26 July, 2018
Foster + Partners' Milan Apple Store Opens to the Public With Dramatic Waterfall Entrance , Courtesy of Apple
Courtesy of Apple

Apple’s Piazza Liberty Store, designed by Foster + Partners, has opened to the public in Milan, Italy. The scheme is located under an existing piazza close to the Corso Vittorio Emanuele, one of the most popular pedestrian streets in Milan.

The store is defined by a dramatic waterfall which surrounds the entrance while forming the backdrop to a large outdoor amphitheater. Piazza Liberty is the first Apple Store to be constructed in Italy following their retail design collaboration with Foster + Partners.

Stone, Glass, and Bamboo Meet in Foster + Partners' Recently-Opened Apple Store in Macau

12:30 - 2 July, 2018
Stone, Glass, and Bamboo Meet in Foster + Partners' Recently-Opened Apple Store in Macau, Apple Store, Sands Cotai Central, Macau - exterior at night with the cube illuminated and bamboo planting framing the entrance with people. Image Courtesy of Nigel Young, Foster + Partners
Apple Store, Sands Cotai Central, Macau - exterior at night with the cube illuminated and bamboo planting framing the entrance with people. Image Courtesy of Nigel Young, Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners has published photographs of their recently-opened Apple Store in Macau, intended as a “new oasis of calm” against the city’s buzz and excitement. The store, opened on June 29th, was designed in response to a brief calling for “an inviting, contemplative space, where technology, entertainment, and arts come together to make a positive contribution to the city.”

Apple Cotai Central was designed in a close collaboration between Foster + Partners and Apple’s chief design officer Sir Jonathan Ive, a collaboration which has previously produced Apple stores at Michigan Avenue in Chicago, and Regent Street in London.

Apple Store, Sands Cotai Central, Macau - interior with bamboo planters rising up through the cube lantern. Image Courtesy of Nigel Young, Foster + Partners Apple Store, Macau, Sands Cotai. Looking up into the light lantern framed with densely planted Bamboo. Image Courtesy of Nigel Young, Foster + Partners Apple Store, Sands Cotai Central, Macau - interior at retail level with stone stairs descending from the cube. Image Courtesy of Nigel Young, Foster + Partners Apple Store, Sands Cotai Central, Macau - retail floor inside the cube lantern with bamboo rising from the planters below. Image Courtesy of Nigel Young, Foster + Partners + 8

Michael Maltzan Architecture's Inuit Art Centre Breaks Ground in Winnipeg

14:00 - 15 June, 2018
Michael Maltzan Architecture's Inuit Art Centre Breaks Ground in Winnipeg, Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture
Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture

The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Centre has broken ground in Winnipeg Manitoba. Designed by Michael Maltzan Architecture in collaboration with Cibinel Architecture, the 40,000-square-foot scheme is set to become the largest gallery space in the world devoted to Inuit art, culture, and history.

Arranged over four stories, the scheme is an addition to the 1971 museum designed by Gustavo Da Roza, and seeks to form a new cultural landmark for downtown Winnipeg.

Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture + 5