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De Allegri and Fogale create marble-lined mausoleum for a moment of solace. Design duo Laetitia de Allegri and Matteo Fogale used amber and black marble in different shapes and patterns to create an immersive installation for this year's Milan design week.

De Allegri and Fogale create marble-lined mausoleum for a moment of solace

Described by the duo as a mausoleum, the Mystical Solace installation occupied a small triangular-shaped space in the busy Brera district during this year's Milan design week. When designing the installation for stone company Casone, De Allegri and Fogale hoped to create something that would allow visitors to detach from the bustling streets outside. Inside, pieces of marble were cut to show different forms and symbols. Striped sections were infinitely reflected in mirrors, while boulder-like objects were designed to reference talismans for visitors to touch. 上海华都建筑设计有限公司. Snøhetta designs terraced stone entrances for Norway's huge Stad Ship Tunnel. David Adjaye and the New African Architecture. When David Adjaye set out to document African architecture in metropolitan cities across the continent, he did so informally.

David Adjaye and the New African Architecture

He’d hop on a plane, show up — often for the first time — in a city like Nouakchott or Accra or Harare, jump in a cab and ask the driver to show him around. It’s from solo trips like this, 54 in total, with 54 taxi drivers’ wisdom, that the British-Ghanaian architect constructed his latest exhibit: Urban Africa, currently showing in San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora. Six South Korean architecture studios are profiled in Rome exhibition. An office with a timber-lined courtyard, and another with bold red trusses are among the projects to feature in an exhibition of contemporary South Korean architecture in Rome.

Six South Korean architecture studios are profiled in Rome exhibition

The Sections of Autonomy Six Korean Architects exhibition at Fondazione Pastificio Cerere focuses on six architecture studios that were founded in South Korea between the 1990s and early 2000s, and now form the "backbone" of Korean architecture. The chosen era is marked by political and cultural freedom in the country, following Japanese colonial rule in the early 20th century that suppressed and discontinued the country's culture and traditions. In 1967, pioneering Korean architect Kim Swoo-gen sought to find a cultural identity free from Japanese influence and traditional Korean style. But it was not until 30 years later that this was mastered. Foster + Partners designs first bathroom range for Porcelanosa.

Architecture firm Foster + Partners has created the minimal Tono bathroom range for Spanish brand Porcelanosa (+ slideshow).

Foster + Partners designs first bathroom range for Porcelanosa

More than 100 different pieces feature in Tono, including mirrors, taps, baths, storage units and furniture. Details have been kept to a minimum, with taps featuring subtly ridged handles, and sinks tapering outwards like a funnel. Mirrors are housed in simple illuminated frames, and stone baths feature flecked patterns. Each piece has been designed to mix and match together. The collection's minimal aesthetic is designed to convey an "honesty of material, simplicity of form and the craft of manufacture," according to the firm. How Frank Lloyd Wright Influenced Japanese Architecture. National Design Awards 2016. Homepage image courtesy Studio O+A.

National Design Awards 2016

Zaha hadid: a timeline of architectural work. Apr 01, 2016 zaha hadid: a timeline of architectural work zaha hadid: a timeline of architectural work(above) vitra fire station, weil am rhein, germany (1993) / image by christian richters acclaimed architect zaha hadid has passed away at the age of 65. the celebrated designer had completed a range of buildings around the globe, and last year became the first female architect to receive RIBA’s royal gold medal. born in baghdad in 1950, hadid studied mathematics at the american university of beirut before enrolling at london’s architectural association in 1972. by 1979 she had established her own london-based practice, and gained a global reputation for her ground-breaking theoretical works, often inspired by russian constructivism. below, we present a timeline of zaha’s most recognizable works — past, present, and future.

zaha hadid: a timeline of architectural work

8 Unbelievable Fake Towns. The artificial village created for testing driverless cars Mcity opened in July 2015.

8 Unbelievable Fake Towns

It is a completely artificial village for testing self-driving cars. The complex is made to simulate a wide variety of conditions and features 32 acres of roads, intersections, sidewalks, streetlights, signals and building facades. 10 Coolest Walkways. Skywalk at the Tianmen Mountain (China) It is certainly not a path for the faint of heart – on one side there's a sheer rock face, on the other, a 4,000ft drop.

10 Coolest Walkways

All that separates the brave traveler from a deadly plunge is a 3' wide, 2'5" thick walkway. If that is not enough to bring terror into the pit of your stomach, the path running alongside a Chinese mountainside is made out of glass, allowing a crystal-clear view of where one false step can take you. The skywalk is situated 4,700' above sea level on the side of the Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, China. The 200' long bridge joins the west cliff at the Yunmeng Fairy Summit, the summit of Tianmen Mountain and Zhang Jiajie. Brewster's Discovery Walkway (Canada) This stunning viewing platform called Brewster's Discovery Walkway has been designed by Canadian firm Sturgess Architecture in collaboration with engineers RJC and construction company PCL. Outlandish concepts submitted for London bridge competition. There has been plenty of opposition to London's proposed Garden Bridge based on its design, location and management.

Outlandish concepts submitted for London bridge competition

Now, however, a new bridge further up the Thames has grabbed people's attention. Designs for the proposed Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge range from the understated to the absurd. View all The competition seeking designs for the Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge was launched in early December last year as part of a regeneration plan for the Nine Elms area. Around £26 million (US$40 million) has already been committed to the project as part of the regeneration scheme, with plans for the chosen design to be used as a means of attracting additional funding. "The design must work alongside the cutting edge architecture emerging on the south bank as well as the elegant frontages on the north," says leader of Wandsworth Council and co-chair of the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership Ravi Govindia. The submitted designs are being exhibited publicly in London this week. Share. Russia One Tram (R1) - Future Commuter Train Dubbed as 'iPhone on Rails'