| Bombay Mumbai Bumbai 10 Amazing Modern Architectural Wonders Capital Gate – Abu Dhabi, UAE This leaning tour in the UAE puts the Tower of Pisa to shame. Capital Gate, a skyscraper in Abu Dhabi adjacent to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, is designed with a striking lean. In June 2010, Guinness World Records certified Capital Gate as the "World's Furthest Leaning Man-Made Tower." How does the tower stand without toppling over? Sunrise Kempinski Hotel – Beijing, China In the hotel industry, 2015 is a year of remarkable openings and re-openings. On the edge of a lake, 60 kilometers outside of Beijing is a building with the ultimate feng shui. The hotel is covered with an exterior of 10,000 glass panels that stretch to a span of 18,075 sq.m. The Marina Bay Sands Hotel - Singapore Possibly the biggest and most well-known chunk of the Singapore skyline, the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Casino consists of three towers with a giant boat-like structure joining them at the top (57th floor). Cumulus - Nordborg, Denmark Is it a meteorite?
Shipping Container Homes - Cargo Container Houses - The Daily Green Want your own container house? There's a six-month waiting list for the Quik House by architect Adam Kalkin, who is based in New Jersey. The distinctive Quik House comes in a prefabricated kit, based on recycled shipping containers (in fact a completed house is about 75% recycled materials by weight). The standard Quik House offers 2,000 square feet, three bedrooms and two and one-half baths, though larger options are also available. The shell assembles within just one day, and all the interior details can be finished within about three months. The Quik House comes in two colors (orange or natural rust bloom), and the estimated total cost, including shipping and assembly, is $184,000.
learning-from Home - Africa vernacular architecture Would You Live in a Shipping Container? | Fast Company Adam Kalkin isn't the only architect to make homes out of shipping containers. A handful of architects, including Jennifer Siegal and Lot-Ek, began using them ten years ago as a gritty reaction against the tidy white surfaces of modernism. But nobody has employed shipping containers more inventively than Kalkin, a New Jersey architect and artist who has used them to design luxurious homes, museum additions, and refugee housing. In architectural circles, Kalkin is regarded as something of an oddball. He began his talk at the Urban Center in New York Tuesday night by playing the first five minutes of a Jerry Lewis movie, followed by the actor's acceptance speech at the Academy Awards last month. His website includes lessons on hitting a tennis forehand and a selection of songs to sing after taking antidepressants. For all his artsy provocations, Kalkin's strategy makes some practical sense. "Quik Build" arrives as modernist prefab has begun to lose its bargain appeal after years of hype.
Blogs - Adam Curtis the line multi-purpose building by randan hubicka architectural studio dec 03, 2015 the line multi-purpose building by randan hubicka architectural studio the line multi-purpose building by randan hubicka architectural studioall images courtesy of radan hubicka architectural studio czech republic-based radan hubicka architectural studio received first place in a competition to design and realize ‘the line’, a multi-purpose building located at vítězné square in prague. the structure, which will complete the block, is based on the original masterplan as created by professor antonín engel in the 1920s. nighttime exterior view in the plan, two types of monumental buildings compose the area: square, bulk forms, and concave shapes. the latter has been built only a single time in the near century that has passed, which is situated directly across the grounds from ‘the line’ proposal. the distinct form helps located adjacent streets from ground-level all elements mirror exactly engel’s masterplan for the square entrance area aerial façade detail interior corridor interior
Modern Concrete House (15 photos) - My Modern Metropolis When you first think about the words concrete house, you might imagine a cold, sterile environment, perhaps something similar to a prison. If that's the case, this one story house designed by architecture studio A-cero will likely change your mind. Located on the outskirts of Madrid, Concrete House II features a façade that boasts a spectacular view of the whole house. The first impression that visitors usually get is that the building seems to be hidden between concrete walls and ramps that extend up to the roof. Upon further inspection, they find a vegetation area that climbs towards the sky! The back of the house opens up towards the garden where the lounge, dining room, library, study, and bedrooms are found. A-cero