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50 Times Architects Really Outdid Themselves And People Celebrated Their Works Online. Architecture is meant to fulfill both practical and expressive requirements, and thus it serves both utilitarian and aesthetic purposes.

50 Times Architects Really Outdid Themselves And People Celebrated Their Works Online

Affordable Housing Earns French Couple the Pritzker Prize. Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal have never demolished a building in order to construct a new one.

Affordable Housing Earns French Couple the Pritzker Prize

Torre Velasca (Velasca Tower) – Milan, Italy - Atlas Obscura. Situated in the center of Milan, not far from the famous Duomo, is a less renowned but equally impressive architectural monster.

Torre Velasca (Velasca Tower) – Milan, Italy - Atlas Obscura

The Torre Velasca was designed by renowned architectural group BBPR and constructed in 1958, and stands well of 300 feet (100 meters) tall. Urban clickbait? Why 'iconic architecture' is all the rage again. An image opens on my screen: a 2,000-seat theatre on the edge lands of Guangzhou, a territory of raw new towers and just-departed rural ghosts, designed to look like a swirl of red silk, imprinted with “tattoos” of phoenixes, cranes and other ornithology.

Urban clickbait? Why 'iconic architecture' is all the rage again

It refers, goes the explanatory text, to Guangzhou’s historic role as “the birthplace of the silk road on the sea”. It is a declaration of something where there was formerly nothing, a three-dimensional advertisement for the colossal Sunac Wanda cultural tourism city of which it is part. I peer at the image – is it virtual or real? It’s real. The Best-Designed Building in Every U.S. State. In many ways, architecture is a balancing act.

The Best-Designed Building in Every U.S. State

The best buildings retain many of the qualities within collectivism (prioritizing the group over any one person) while also maintaining a degree of individualism. This is not a simple feat, which is why we often walk past so many structures without ever taking the time to notice them. But when it does happen—when a building causes us to pause and ponder—it allows us to see ordinary objects in a completely new way. To be sure, the U.S. is a country filled with stunning architecture. Zaha Hadid Architects' new art centre in Zhuhai, China echoes chevron patterns of migratory bird.

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed images for its new art centre which is currently under construction in Zhuhai, China.

Zaha Hadid Architects' new art centre in Zhuhai, China echoes chevron patterns of migratory bird

Named Zhuhai Jinwan Civic Art Centre, the new venue echoes the "chevron patterns of migratory bird" flying in formation over southern China. While the construction work is underway on site, the recent photographs show that the steel structure of its lattice roof canopy has been installed over two of the centre’s four cultural venues. Image © Minmud Located at the heart of Jinwan district’s Western Ecological New Town, the new venue is designed as a new hub of contemporary creativity within one of the world’s most dynamic regions. Zhuhai Jinwan Civic Art Centre incorporates four distinct cultural institutions for the city: a 1200-seat Grand Theatre; a 500-seat Multifunctional Hall, a Science Centre; and an Art Museum.

NBBJ's spiral-shaped glass tower for Amazon HQ2 in Virginia features walkable landscaped paths. NBBJ has revealed plans for Amazon's new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, the spiral-shaped tower featuring two walkable landscaped paths for its employees who want to go hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

NBBJ's spiral-shaped glass tower for Amazon HQ2 in Virginia features walkable landscaped paths

Dubbed as The Helix, the tower is developed as part of a $2.5 billion Arlington HQ2 campus, which comprises three 22-story office towers. The campus is comprised of several buildings: a 20,000-square-foot community space, a 250-seat outdoor amphitheater, farmers’ markets, movies, a childcare center, a dog run, and a food truck area with plentiful outdoor seating. Vincent Callebaut releases latest photographs for his carbon-absorbing vertical forest in Taipei.

Paris-based architecture practice Vincent Callebaut Architectures has revealed latest photographs of its carbon-absorbing vertical forest in Taipei, Taiwan.

Vincent Callebaut releases latest photographs for his carbon-absorbing vertical forest in Taipei

Named Tao Zhu Yin Yuan, the 42,705-square-metre twisting tower is nearing completion and the recent photographs show that planting for gardens has started on the tower, while waterfalls construction and interior decoration of public facilities space are underway. Located in residential area of Taipei XinYi Development District, the tower will have 21 floors and 4 floors basement, with steel structure implemented with earthquake protection system. For the Tao Zhu Yin Yuan tower, Vincent Callebaut Architectures won an international architectural competition in November 2010. The tower will be planted with trees, carrying approximately 23,000 trees, shrubs and plants on the ground floor garden, the balconies and terraces of each household.

According to the architect, there are 4 main objectives of this twisting shape. Someone Creates A Short Animation Showing How Bridges Were Built Back In The 14th Century. Most of us admire old European architecture, but did you ever wonder how these stunners were built back in the day?

Someone Creates A Short Animation Showing How Bridges Were Built Back In The 14th Century

I know I did! Luckily, Engineering and Architecture crafted a fascinating animation that shows the construction of the Charles Bridge in Prague. The construction started in 1357 and the bridge was finished in 1402, taking 45 years to make it. The bridge still stands and is a part of the iconic composition across the Vltava (Moldau) river. To this day, it’s a popular destination for tourists visiting the Czech Republic, attracting people with its magnificent grandeur. More info: Youtube This fascinating animation shows how the iconic Charles Bridge in Prague was built. Karlův most - Stavba pilíře a klenebního pole ve 14. století. (4) Facebook. 9 Weird and Wonderful Architectural "Ducks" 9 Weird and Wonderful Architectural "Ducks" July 08, 2017 Share.

9 Weird and Wonderful Architectural "Ducks"

Best Architecture Photos of 2020. “Golden Bridge” by Tran Tuan Viet, Vietnam. Winner #Architecture2020Location: Danang, VietnamThe Golden Bridge has been built at around 1,400 meters above sea level. It is divided into eight spans (the longest one is equal to 20m), with a total length of 148,6 meters. Fairytale Fantasy Photography Highlighting Untouched Beauty the World.

For the past several years, TJ Drysdale and Victoria Yore have explored the world and depicted gorgeous locales in fairytale-like scenes. Through their ongoing Follow Me Away travel project, the couple has chronicled their adventures in Peru, Iceland, Oregon, and throughout Europe. The impressive photos feature Yore as the model as she dons a flowing dress and fanciful cape. They also showcase her sense of adventure as she traverses the bases of epic waterfalls, sites of abandoned buildings, and green cliffs overlooking the ocean. Drysdale and Yore are typically on the go, but they've pumped the brakes on constant Follow Me Away travel to create quality photographs rather than quantity. Casa batillo barcelona. Stunning photos of architecture taken around the globe - Insider. Agora, a free photography app, recently held its #Architecture2020 contest.More than 10,000 images were submitted for the competition, which showcased the "best shots of unique and outstanding architecture" taken across the world.Fifty finalists were chosen through votes cast on the Agora app.

Photographer Tran Tuan Viet's picture of the Golden Bridge in Vietnam won the contest and took home a $1,000 prize.Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. From the United States to Indonesia, stunning architecture can be found all across the world. To show this, Agora recently challenged photographers to submit the best shots of buildings, bridges, and other unique structures they've captured. (1) 15 EXTRAORDINARY HOMES YOU HAVE TO SEE TO BELIEVE. Zaha Hadid’s Innovative Architecture and Design. Top 5 Zaha Hadid Building Projects. Natural homes built by inspirational women, No.2. Take A Tour of The Groundbreaking Architecture of Frank Gehry. Canadian-born architect Frank Gehry has spent more than half a century radically changing our ideas about what buildings can be. A number of his projects have become world-renowned attractions and multiple works have been cited as among the most important buildings of contemporary architecture.

Gehry doesn’t stick to a particular school of thought, having avoided labelling himself throughout his career. 25 examples of great architecture - Designer Daily. Big media will often give a lot of attention to huge architectural projects like towers in Dubaï or Shanghai. In this list, I’d like to give some exposure to some more human-scaled cool houses. 1. Alpine Hut Wonderful alpine hut by slovenian architecture studio Ofis Arhitekti. 2. Sleek and minimalist approach to adaptable living, created by dRMM studio. Landscape architecture & urban design in Osaka, Japan. Knut Hjeltnes’ Unique Holiday Home Sits On Its Own Island In A Norwegian Fjord - IGNANT. Norwegian summer house - Valldal, Norway BBC. EUMiesAward.

Weekend House at Sildegarnsholmen. The Collage House Navi Mumbai. Tougher Building Codes Would Avert Major Losses, FEMA Study Shows. A first-of-its-kind study by the Federal Emergency Management Agency shows that modern building codes are averting $1 billion a year in structural damage in California and Florida, the nation's most disaster-prone states, according to preliminary findings. The study could be groundbreaking in the agency's effort to convince states and localities to adopt up-to-date building codes and to overcome opposition from builders, who have successfully argued in some areas that strengthened codes only increase construction costs. Architecture. House In giant Boulder. Villa Am See Switzerland. Gaudí’s First Built House Opens to the Public for the First Time in its 130-Year-Old History. The Highest City in the World Celebrates Its Indigenous Culture with Freddy Mamani’s Neo-Andean Architecture. 10 Amazing Tree Houses: Plans, Pictures, Designs, Ideas & Kits.

Bold and beautiful - art hidden in architecture. How British architects conquered the world. In 1978 the future arrived in Norwich. It came in the form of a museum designed by Norman Foster. The Sainsbury Centre (above) was built to house the supermarket dynasty’s art collection, and was like no other museum in Britain. 150m long and clad in shiny steel, its western and eastern fronts boasted huge glass windows, which were surrounded by a steel frame that looked more like the internal parts of a rocket than ornamentation for a façade.

Inside, a double-skinned structure allowed all the service areas to be hidden in the walls and underground, leaving a cavernous central space for exhibits. This was an art gallery in the form of an aircraft hangar. 30' ESCAPE Traveler XL Tiny Home on Wheels. On October 9, 2015. Doris Sung's Living Architecture. 40 Tiny Houses You Can Buy on Amazon - Prefab Houses You Can Buy Online. Rising Trends in Architecture click 2x. 10 Amazing Modern Architectural Wonders. Capital Gate – Abu Dhabi, UAE. Forest of Net Pavilion by Twzuka Architects, Hakone Open-air Museum, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Hakone Forest Net. Mumbai and LIC. Michael Pawlyn: Using nature's genius in architecture.

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Clover House by MAD Architects is a whimsical Japanese kindergarten built on the bones of an old house. Dokk1 in Aarhus, Denmark, is the best new public library of 2016. House Vision Tokyo asks leading Japanese architects to imagine the housing of the future. Incredible Bamboo Architecture in Baoxi, China 2 clicks. 18 Surreal City Photos Suggest the Future Has Arrived. Round Homes, Architecture and Curves click 2x. Looking upwards in Hong Kong. One man turned nursing home design on its head when he created this stunning facility. Elderly Japanese women build unique retirement home - 2 clicks. Teepee-shaped buildings by Issei Suma house community kitchen and pool. Home by Hiroshi Nakamura looks like a cluster of timber tepees. Michael william lester animates architectural landmarks with quirky personalities.

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