This Thursday, the chilean government presented the design for the Chilean Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010. The 2000sqm pavilion, named “Sprout of a New City” was designed by Sabbagh Arquitectos. This was the first Latin American country to sign their participation on the Expo with their own pavilion. The government emphasized that this pavilion will strength the relation between both countri..
In a forest in the east of the Netherlands one of the best architecture offices in the Netherlands has just completed a new lookout tower. The structure is part of a small park in the vicinity of the village Putten. The concept that the architect, SeARCH, has put forward works like this: take a circular piece of the forest and put it 36 meters up in the sky. From this elevated ground there is a ..
Dutch architects UNStudio last week unveiled designs for a temporary pavilion for Millennium Park in Chicago. The structure, along with a second designed by Zaha Hadid, will be erected in the park from 19 June to 31 October. Update 16/04/09: see our story on Zaha’s pavilion here. The pavilions will celebrate the centenary of 1909 Plan of Chicago, also known as the Burnham Plan, which set out way..
Here (at last!) are a couple of images of Zaha Hadid’s design for a temporary pavilion in Millennium Park, Chicago. The pavilion, along with another designed by UNStudio, will celebrate the centenary of 1909 Plan of Chicago (also known as the Burnham Plan) and will be open to the public from 19 June to 31 October. For more info on the Plan of Chicago centenary and the Burnham Pavilions, see our ..
Architects: Zwarts & Jansma Architecten Location: The Hague, The Netherlands Client: City of The Hague, project organisation RandstadRail Project year: 1999-2006 Contractor: combination Ballast-Nedam / De Boer Technical Design: Ingenieursbureau Gemeentewerken Rotterdam and IbDH Den Haag Photographs: 3D Pro, DigiDaan Randstadrail is a project for a new light urban rail network for the area betwee..
Architect Dietmar Koering of Arphenotype has designed these electricity pylons for a competition to envisage a new power transmission network in Iceland. Each pylon would be between 17 and 32 metres tall, with the shape of each one varying according to its longitude and latitude. “A parametric code drives the heights in an continuous gradient, which will be manufactured physically through help o..
Oppstart 2006, Status – Ferdig Størrelse – ca 140m2 Sted – Langgata, Sandnes, Norge Byggherre – Sandnes Kommune Samarbeid – AWP Arkitekter, Paris Konsulenter/Entreprenører – Kristoffer Apeland AS, Timber AS, Skandinaviska Glassystem, Hafnor AS, COWI AS Medarbeidere - Bosheng Gan, Anette Johansen, Siri Hopperstad Beskrivelse The lantern is a structure that covers the outdoor areas in Long Street,..
Tent London and gallery The Lightbox have announced the shortlisted projects in a competition to design a pavilion at the gallery in Woking, UK. The shortlisted projects will be on show alongside other entries at The Lightbox from 31 March until 12 April. Above: IN & EDIT Architecture. The winning design will be announced on 6 April and constructed for exhibition at Tent London during the London..
Dutch architects Studio Klink, production company Illuminate, artist Matthias Oostrik and design and construction firm Cube have collaborated under the name Urban Alliance to create Moodwall, a subway installation in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The 24 metre long display is made from 2500 LEDs behind a ribbed, semi-transparent wall. “The resolution is stretched horizontally so images appear to be..
Evoking the space of a forest, or of a group of bamboos on a surface of water, has been the main aim of the project. On the one hand there is a desire to create a building mechanism able to generate incredible possibilities from the point of view of energy logic and environmental awareness, an essential and symbolic aspect for the Spanish Pavilion at the International Exposition of Zaragoza. But..
Architects Oyler Wu Collaborative have designed a moving, ceiling-mounted installation for the LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design in Los Angeles, USA. The articulated structure, called Pendulum Plane, is made from aluminium tubes and can be used to hang display boards in different configurations. Here’s some more information from the architects: – PENDULUM PLANE The LA Forum for Architec..
An interesting concept for a camouflaged hotel on a tree by Swedish architects Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter: The concept is to create a shelter up in the trees, a lightweight aluminum structure hung around a tree trunk, boxes clad in mirrored glass, 4×4x4 meters. The exterior reflects the surroundings and the sky, creating a camouflaged refuge. The interior is all made of plywood and the w..