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A building fit for a king -- in this case, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. In competition with some of the world’s greatest architects, Snøhetta has won the competition about designing Saudi Arabia’s new Cultural Center. Saudi Aramco – the world’s largest oil company – is the client. King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz set the cornerstone for the Cultural Center which will house a museum, library, theater, cinema and more.
Living out of the old LV is really only enjoyable up to a point. Though a few excellent apart-hotels have come to our rescue in New York and Barcelona, we particularly pity our executive friends flying into the City of London. What there is simply isn’t enough, and international commuters are forced to leave the City to find an adequate base.
Architects: Architecture W Location: Nagoya, Japan Project Team: Michel Weenick, Yukiko Iwanaga, Brian White Client: Michel Weenick Project Year: 2005 Constructed Area: 320 sqm Structural Engineer: Structure NANA Photographer: Andy Boone Located in one of Nagoya’s more attractive residential neighborhoods, but with only 2.5 meters of dead end street access and set on a difficult site that steps down from this access level a total of 7 meters, M-House is designed to both address the site conditions that rendered the site “unbuildable” by the local real estate community and provide for a simple, modern lifestyle for the American owner/architect and his family. In addition to the challenge provided by the site itself, the house also addresses the conceptual challenges of planning for a multi generational/multi national family, as well the even bigger challenge of securing precious views, sunlight, and breezes in the context of a cramped traditional Japanese neighborhood.
Photo courtesy Michael Jantzen
With the launch of the first issue of 2013, ArchNet-IJAR begins its seventh year of publication. The March, 2013 issue of ArchNet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research is available for download here . Including 17 contributions, this issue addresses important questions raised by scholars from over 14 countries from North America to Indonesia and from United Kingdom to Egypt and Turkey. In different contexts, key papers address issues related to users perception of houses, satisfying user needs and aspirations in outdoor spaces, spatial qualities of the workplace, the application of urban design strategies place-making paradigms, writing approaches, structural engineering in architectural education. As well, issues related to architecture and cultural policies, space appropriation in informal housing areas, the notion of publicness in Tahrir Square, building performance evaluation were at the center of the discussions in other key contributions.
Claim: Photograph shows a "redneck mansion" composed of several linked trailers. Examples: [Collected via e-mail, March 2008] Origins: No, the trailer complex captured in the photograph displayed above is neither a "redneck's" idea of a mansion nor some type of low-rent apartment complex.
By Michael Dumiak Richard Horden looks to a lustrous time in design with his Micro Compact, 10-foot-square houses— a time when it was actually a pleasure to fly in an airplane. Image © Sascha Kletzsch The Micro Compact Home takes cues from airline technology to incorporate electrical outlets, LED lighting, a microwave, and two flat-screen televisions into the 100-square-foot space. The house includes a shower, toilet, sink, and a hot-water heater, in addition to two compact double beds and dining space for up to five. Rate this project: Based on what you have seen and read about this project, how would you grade it?
Shibam ( Arabic : شبام ) (often referred to as Shibam Hadhramaut ) is a town in Yemen . With about 7,000 inhabitants, it is the seat of the Shibam District in the Hadhramaut Governorate . It is famous for its mudbrick-made tower houses .
This is the original list of 50 strange buildings which has been and is being copied (stolen) by many bloggers. If you wish to post it on your blog or website, feel free to use up to 20 buildings from this list and give a proper link to our website ( http://villageofjoy.com/50-strange.. ) as the source article. Ok, now enjoy this weird, odd, bizarre and incredible looking arcitechture! After reading it, don’t forget to check Part II and Part III .