Antwerp Law Courts / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Antwerp Law Courts By Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners-01-Grant Smith

Richard Rogers Partnership (now Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners) designed this project with shimmering peaks forming the dramatic roof structure, perhaps with reference to the sailboats on the river Schelde or, if one knew that these were law courts, the fins of circling sharks. The hyperbolic paraboloid shell structure was the result of two years development. Each roof was totally prefabricated in four steel-framed sections at a nearby shipyard and floated to site on barges. The pale interior is a lattice of glued and screwed spruce lamellas produced by Finnforest Merk. The resulting internal visual aspects are just as dramatic as the shape of the roof from the outside…

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Horsted Park Housing Development / Proctor and Matthews Architects

Horsted Park Housing Development By Proctor and Matthews Architects - 01

Horsted Park, designed on behalf of developer Countryside Properties by Proctor and Matthews Architects is a mixed-use, mixed tenure scheme located next to Horsted Way and Fort Horsted (a Nineteenth Century military defense and Scheduled Ancient Monument), Chatham, Medway. Comprising 337 residential units alongside commercial space, the development will create a sustainable environment over 20 acres of land…

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Hotel Santos Porta Fira / Toyo Ito & Associates + b720 Arquitectos

Hotel Santos Porta Fira By Toyo Ito & Associates Architects with b720 Arquitectos - 01

Hotel Porta Fira was designed by the architecture firms Toyo Ito & Associates and b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos. The 26-floor hotel tower is 112.71 m (369.78 ft) tall and has a capacity of 345 rooms. The outer facade of the double-skin building is made of red aluminum tubes. Inspired by the lotus flower, the tower twists upwards and expands towards the top…

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Peninsula Link / ARM Architecture

Peninsula Link By ARM Architecture - 01 - ARM Architecture

The Peninsula Link Freeway is a 27 km, four lane connection between Carrum Downs and Mount Martha in Melbourne’s outer south-eastern suburbs. It opened to the public in January 2013. The $759 million project will reduce travel times and congestion. Peninsula Link is on track to open in early-2013 with a full trip to take just 17 minutes…

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Hamer Hall Arts Centre Melbourne / ARM Architecture

Hamer Hall Arts Centre Melbourne By ARM Architecture - 01 - John Gollings

In July 2012 Melbourne Arts Centre’s Hamer Hall re-opened it’s doors after a $135.8 million revamp by ARM Architecture. The redevelopment of Hamer Hall, will establish it as a world class performance venue and will lift Melbourne’s profile on the international stage. This revitalisation of Arts Centre Melbourne will inject new life into the retail and lifestyle attractions of the CBD and Southbank precincts…

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Halley VI Antarctic Research Station / Hugh Broughton Architects

Halley VI Antarctic Research Station By Hugh Broughton Architects - 01 - Anthony Dubber

Halley VI Research Station is the first fully re-locatable research station in the world. Located 10,000 miles from the UK and 900 miles from South Pole on the 150-metre thick floating Brunt Ice Shelf which moves 400 metres per annum towards the sea, the Station is a fully re-locatable base for 16 people in the winter and 52 in the summer…

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San Giorgio Hotel Mykonos / Annabell Kutucu & Michael Schickinger

San Giorgio Hotel Mykonos By Annabell Kutucu & Michael Schickinger - Hotel 01 - San Giorgio Hotel

The San Giorgio Mykonos is designed for those who seek simple pleasures like waking up to views of the sea, sharing good food prepared with love and care, and feeling the euphoric energy of a crowd dancing under a starry sky. This project is not established by a classical interior design company but find his spirit in the collaboration of Annabell Kutucu, Interior Stylist and Michael Schickinger, Creative Director Lambs & Lions (former Creative Director, Design Hotels AG)…

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Prahran Hotel / Techné Architects

Prahran Hotel By Techné Architects - 01 - Peter Clarke Photography

The Sand Hill Road bought the Prahran Hotel in early 2011, and will reopen it after eight months of hefty reconstruction. At the Prahran Hotel, they had city-based architects Techne design the space, utilising concrete irrigation pipes, each about 2.5 metres in diameter, sitting four pipes high…

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Reflections at Keppel Bay / Studio Daniel Libeskind

Reflections at Keppel Bay By Studio Daniel Libeskind - 01 - Keppel Bay Pte Ltd

Designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, Reflections at Keppel Bay comprises a total of 1,129 luxurious waterfront condominium units housed in six glass towers of 24 storeys and 41 storeys as well as 11 blocks of 6- to 8-storey villa blocks. It offers choice units of 1- to 4-bedroom apartments and penthouses with sizes ranging from 700 sf to a super penthouse of 13,300 sf. This iconic waterfront property is master architect Daniel Libeskind’s first residential showcase in Singapore…

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