Posted by 咖菲猫 at 12:23 AM
Thursday, August 27, 2009
The new house designed by Eldridge Smerin architects replacing an existing house on the same site designed by well-known Architect John Winter in 1970s. Situated next to the Highgate Cemetery, London greatest Victorian cemetery, it offers great views over the cemetery, waterlow park and the city skyline beyond. The new house with large glazed openings allow maximum sunlights during winter months.
Posted by 咖菲猫 at 12:29 PM
"Organised on behalf of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects (WCCA), a Livery Company of the City of London, the competition marks the 800th anniversary of the opening of the first London Bridge in 1209AD.
Posted by 咖菲猫 at 11:50 AM
Saturday, August 22, 2009
This project study on a new relationship between tourists (foreigner) and the city (host). Hotel is always located on a specific location with all amenities included. The architect found that this type of hotel typology results a non-interaction between tourist and the city.
By using the idea of fragmentation, hotel is broken apart and all programs in a hotel are expanded into the whole city. Tourist become guest and city hosts the tourists.
Tacklebox is a project looking into 4 spatially constrained site with different chosen fly. Fly-tying is the process of producing an artificial fly to be used by anglers to catch fish via means of fly fishing. (wikipedia)
A round hewn timber is suspended purely by mono-filament.
Posted by 咖菲猫 at 3:41 PM
Friday, August 21, 2009
The trio will interview eyewitnesses and historians at each location, arming themselves with the stories of the ghosts they will later provoke and confront during their dusk-to-dawn lockdowns. (Note: They don't always come out unscathed!) Then they'll review and analyze their findings with some the most respected experts and specialists in the paranormal field. " (from: travel channel)
Posted by 咖菲猫 at 4:33 PM
Thursday, August 20, 2009
People behind the scene: Alex Tan, Tim Sia, Wk Lim
"In Metre Cubic Design, we focus on giving quality design solutions in association with realistic graphic visualization which simulate the realization of the end product, bringing the gap closer between the concept and the finalization. We are keen in doing design and visualization works which show the sense of time with constant research and development on trends, stylish expressions, according to market direction"
Meter Cubic Design website
Meter Cubic Design blog
Posted by 咖菲猫 at 12:09 PM
Floating Mosque, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
First project in the area of ‘The New Water’ is the Citadel, the first floating apartment complex. With the design of the Citadel the level of ambition is set high. The building will consist of 60 luxury apartments with enough parking spaces and large terraces. The fluent shaped design of the Citadel clearly shows the endless possibilities of building on water.
Posted by 咖菲猫 at 12:39 AM
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Prix Pictet (for more info of individual artist) is a prestigious photography competition on a different sustainability theme each year. Using the power of Images to convey strong messages about protecting our environment before they are being destroyed.
This year the theme is Earth and the following photos are part of the shortlisted photographs:
Posted by 咖菲猫 at 11:53 PM