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In Progress: Marlins Ballpark / Populous

13:30 - 25 November, 2011
© Emilio Collavino
© Emilio Collavino

Architects: Populous Location: Miami, Florida, USA Photographs: Emilio Collavino

© Emilio Collavino © Emilio Collavino © Emilio Collavino © Emilio Collavino + 17

Musicians' Apartment House / Buol & Zünd

12:30 - 17 November, 2011
© Michael Fritschi
© Michael Fritschi

Courtesy of Unknown © Michael Fritschi © Michael Fritschi © Michael Fritschi + 18

Architects: Buol & Zünd Architekten
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Project Team: Matthias Aebersold, Martin Schröder, Silvio Schubiger
Site Area: 3250 sqm
Photographs: Michael Fritschi

Beijing Core Area Plan / Brininstool, Kerwin, + Lynch

00:00 - 1 October, 2011
© Brininstool, Kerwin, & Lynch
© Brininstool, Kerwin, & Lynch

Designed by Brininstool, Kerwin, and Lynch, the Beijing Core Area Master Plan is a massive civic proposal of over 27 million square feet of building area and an additional 1.5 million square feet of public space design for the Central Business District of Beijing, China. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Glazing Advancements

15:00 - 17 September, 2011
Palais Quartier © <a href=''>Wikimedia</a> Commons / Saibo
Palais Quartier © Wikimedia Commons / Saibo

Glazing has always been employed in architecture to convey and complement aesthetics. Its use exemplifies spaces, transitions between indoor and outdoor volumes, and modulates the amount of light penetration. With this in mind, glazing manufacturers are continually innovating new products to resolve the ever increasing demands imposed by designers. Whether it is curvilinear, textured, colored, laminated, etc., the increasing variety available is growing at an increasing rate.

House in Beauvallon / Raphaëlle Segond Architecte

13:30 - 6 September, 2011
© Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

Architect : Raphaëlle Segond Architecte Location: Domaine de Beauvallon, Township of Grimaud, France Project Team: Jonhattan Inzerillo, Project Manager Concrete & masonry : Paul Ciotta & Fils, maçons Windows crafters : Maria Aluminium Electrician : Nicolas Espitalier électricité Project Area: 250 sqm Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault + 29

The Barnes Foundation on the Parkway / Tod Williams + Billie Tsien

17:30 - 16 August, 2011
© The Barnes Foundation
© The Barnes Foundation

The last chance to see the Barnes Foundation’s artwork in its original setting has passed. It is now being prepared for the move to its new home in downtown Philadelphia. Architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien designed the new building for the Barnes Foundation with respect for its strong history and as a reflective addition of the foundation’s mission. The building is scheduled for completion in late 2011. More after the break.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Expansion / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

09:00 - 8 August, 2011
Isabella Stewart Gardner Expansion / Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Elevation from Palace Road  © RENZO PIANO BUILDING WORKSHOP, 2010
Elevation from Palace Road © RENZO PIANO BUILDING WORKSHOP, 2010

Opening in 2012, the $118 million steel, glass, and copper-clad expansion to Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum by Renzo Piano Building Workshop will more than double the size of the current facility. Included in the project are a new entrance, music hall, gallery space, and other amenities for an institution that has remained largely unaltered since opening in 1903.

PAS House / Francois Perrin and Gil Lebon Delapointe

08:30 - 20 July, 2011
© Sam Mc Guire/Etnies
© Sam Mc Guire/Etnies

A unique concept the PAS House is imagined to be a place to both live and skateboard. The skateable surface of the home, interior to exterior, fluidly moves from the ground to the wall and then to the ceiling in a continuous surface forming a tube of a 10ft diameter. The PAS House will be constructed in Malibu, California for Pierre Andre Senizerques (PAS), a former World Champion and Pro Skater as well as Founder and Owner of Sole Technology, the design by Francois Perrin and Gil Lebon Delapointe divides the home into three separate spaces; including a living room, dining area, and kitchen, the second one includes a bedroom and bathroom and the third a skateboard practice area.

© Sam Mc Guire/Etnies © Skateboarder Magazine © Skateboarder Magazine © Gil Lebon Delapointe/Etnies + 19

Architects: Francois Perrin and Gil Lebon Delapointe Location: Malibu, California (house); Exhibition Public Domaine/Skateboard Culture, La Gaite Lyrique, Paris, France (prototype) Client: Pierre Andre Senizergues Project Area: 2,200 sqf (house); 700 sqf (prototype) Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Mike Manzoori and Sam Mc Guire

Tallinn Music High School, Ballet School and Georg Otsa Music School / Atelier Thomas Pucher

12:30 - 11 July, 2011

The key concept of this project was to create not only a building but also a new meaningful city space connecting the people, the place, its history and their music. The building delimits the boundaries of the plot, enclosing an expanse of green at its core: a garden that is urban yet isolated from the hubbub of the city.

Corby Cube: Civic Hub and Arts Centre / Hawkins\Brown

14:00 - 22 June, 2011
© Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

Architects: Hawkins\Brown Location: Northants, United Kingdom Project Year: 2010 Client: Corby Borough Council Project Area: 715.35 sqm Photographs: Tim Crocker, Hufton + Crow

© Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker © Hufton+Crow Corby Cube: Civic Hub and Arts Centre / Hawkins\Brown + 21


20:00 - 29 March, 2011
Courtesy of MANIFESTO Architecture P.C.
Courtesy of MANIFESTO Architecture P.C.

New York based design firm, MANIFESTO, shared with Arch Daily the INFORSTRUCTURE which is the Stratford Information kiosk for the 2012 London Olympics is designed with an aim to provide the public with free and instant access to important information.

Courtesy of MANIFESTO Architecture P.C. Courtesy of MANIFESTO Architecture P.C. Courtesy of MANIFESTO Architecture P.C. Courtesy of MANIFESTO Architecture P.C. + 24

Architects: MANIFESTO Architecture P.C. Location: Meridian Square, Stratford London, UK Client: LBN (London Borough of Newham), DfL (Design for London), London Development Agency Structural Engineer: Yoshinori Nito Engineering & Design P.C., Malishev Wilson Engineers Project Area: 240 sqm Renderings: Courtesy of MANIFESTO Architecture P.C. Design Team: Jeeyong An, Sang Hwa lee, Kiseok Oh, JiYoon Oh.

Songdo International Business District / KPF

10:00 - 14 March, 2011
Courtesy of KPF
Courtesy of KPF

Songdo International Business District (IBD) occupies over 1,500 acres of reclaimed land on the West Coast of Incheon, Korea. This waterfront master plan includes a diverse array of programmatic elements and is designed to be a pedestrian friendly city with walkable streets and an urban density that allows for an active street life. Signature features include, the New Songdo City First World Towers, Northeast Asia Trade Tower, the 100-arce Songdo Central Park, and the Songdo City International School.

Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Location: Incheon, Korea Photographs: H.G. Esch, KPF, Jaesung

Emile Rassam Building / Paul Kaloustian

12:00 - 12 March, 2011
Courtesy of Paul Kaloustian
Courtesy of Paul Kaloustian

Producing an image between the real and the virtual, the Emile Rassam Building, by architect Paul Kaloustian, becomes a statement of identity in Dekwaneh, Beirut, Lebanon. Through its materiality, a sense of disappearance is generated by the envelope which becomes an active instrument that reflects the changes in weather and light conditions. More images and architect’s description after the break.

M.H. de Young Museum / Herzog & de Meuron

12:15 - 30 June, 2010
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

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Glass Balcony at Sears Tower

19:40 - 2 July, 2009

Our friends from Design Crave shared with us these amazing photos of the recently opened public glass balconies for public viewing. The 1.5″ thick glass floor (which resists up to 5 tons) offers amazing views over Chicago, from 1,353 feet in the air.

As you can see on a picture after the break, the balcony cantilevers from the main structure.

More images after the break.

Foster and Partners 5-star Hotel in the UK gets approval

18:00 - 21 April, 2009
image © Foster + Partners
image © Foster + Partners

One of the latest projects by Foster and Partners, a 5-star hotel and conference center near the Heathrow airport in the UK, just got the city Mayor´s approval.

The project, developed by Riva Properties, has 60,000sqm aprox distributed among 13 stories. Some of these are sunken, resulting on an exterior height of only 25m.

The rooms are contained within six pavilions above the ground, linked by bridges and wrapped in a unifying glass envelope, which not only acts as a barrier to aircraft noise but also to flood the public spaces with daylight, contributing to a highly efficient energy strategy.

The entrance lobby has a floating glass deck with views down to the sunken restaurant level, shallow pool and waterfall. This restaurant floor is accessed via a timber walkway and incorporates a business centre, as well as a variety of venues to eat and drink. The double-height conference facilities, which have their own reception to allow separate access from street-level, encircle a top-lit atrium that brings natural light deep into the building and down to the lower levels.

More images after the break.

Casa Pedralbes / Joan Anguita

07:30 - 5 April, 2009

This house in the mountains, designed by the architect Joan Anguita, brings all the glamour of Los Angeles to Barcelona, Spain. Partially suspended above the terrain, it is the dream home of a young businessman who loves collecting cars and organizing gatherings for his friends.

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Boh Visitor Center / ZLG Design

20:47 - 1 September, 2008

Of the things i really love about maintaining this blog is that it gathers architects from all around the world. In this case, the people from ZLG Design in Malaysia sent us their project for the BOH Visitor Center through our contact form – same as many other offices we will publish in the next days. Everyone is invited!

This great building -my personal favorite in the last month- is located in Malaysia, overlooking an amazing landscape. I think that its tectonic work really frames the natural surrounding.

Architect: ZLG Design Team: Huat Lim, Susanne Zeidler, Jimmy Wong, Mary Verhaeghe, Hong Chieh Location: Sungai Palas, Cameron Highland, Boh Visitor Centre, Malaysia Locale description: Tea plantations and factory Site area: 12,168.32 sqm Built area: 1,233.8 sqm Building start: November 2005 BUilding completion: July 2006 Budget: USD$498,652.29