xian horticulture expo, courtesy serie architects xian horticulture expo, courtesy serie architects serie architects have just sent images of their 'xian horticulture expo masterplan' that was awarded a 2nd prize in xian china. like the xian city wall, this new structure, named the 'five climates crossing' will mark the centre of the park and simultaneously act as a connector, linking the entran..
Since March 12, the City of Oslo exhibits the 40 contributions for the Munch Area and the Deichman Axis architecture competition (previously on Bustler). The list of invited architects includes names like Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, and Foreign Office Architects. Among the prequalified architects are Diller Scofido Renfro, Sauerbruch Hutton, and Kengo Kuma Associates. The Munch Area will have the ne..
The Australian suburb was born out of our dependance on the car. With Peak Oil rapidly approaching the epoch of the automobile with soon come to an end and with it so will the Australian outer suburb. Where will suburbanites live when there is no other means of circulation to their homes? What will we do with our abandoned and decaying suburbs? And most importantly, what will we do with the 50% ..
On September 17, 2007, French President Nicolas Sarkozy marked the inauguration of “La Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine”, the visionary plan for a new ‘Grand Paris’, by stating his wish for international consultation on a “new comprehensive development project for Greater Paris” which would bring together the professional expertise of ten architecture and urban planning agencies. The consu..
Just a few days ago, we reported on drdharchitects’s winning proposal in the international competition to design a new library and concert hall in Bodø, Norway. Here is another exciting proposal for Bodø’s new cultural center that made it into the shortlist, by London-based Langdon Reis Zahn in collaboration with 4B Arkitekter and Gullik Gulliksen Landscape Arkitekter. This is how the architects..
The project explores how new forms of habitable infrastructure might be extrapolated from a geopolitical agreement – in this case, materializing architectural form from the legal interstices of the Oslo Accords. The result is a fantastic example of architectural speculation: genuinely massive – and impossibly cantilevered – bridges used as transport links, aerial housing, and skyborne agricultur..
RECENT CBD’S... Many recent Central Business’ Districts (CBD) consist of series of more or less straightforward office towers without much coherence, each of them celebrating individuality over the collective. These developments are leading to very similar CBD’s. Is this desirable? Or can we find a way to combine individuality with more collective urban qualities? Can there be a more distinguish..
London-based drdharchitects has won first place in the international competition to design a new library and concert hall in Bodø, Norway. The Bodø Kulturhus and Library will consist of two public buildings; a new city library (5,500m²) and a three-auditorium concert hall (7,350m²), creating a new cultural center for the Norwegian coastal city. The results of the competition were announced in Bo..
Berlin, Germany is hosting its "Festival of Lights" this week, until October 26th. Dozens of landmarks are lit up with lamps, projectors and lasers, accompanied by fireworks and other events. We humans light up the night for many reasons, practical, artistic - even reasons with more meaningful messages. Pictured below are night scenes from Berlin and around the world, illuminated in interesting ..
Project: Turistroute in Eggum Location: Eggum, Norway Typology: Turistroute/landscape Scope: Concurrent design Size: 5500 m2 Client: Norwegian Public Roads Administration Schedule: 2007 In winter 2004 Snøhetta won the concurrent design at Eggum, which is part of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration’s E10 tourist route project through the dramatic and beautiful landscape of Lofoten. The task..