Peoples Meeting Dome / Bureau Detours – Kristoffer Tejlgaard & Benny Jepsen

Peoples Meeting Dome By Bureau Detours - Kristoffer Tejlgaard & Benny Jepsen - 01

The two Danish architects Kristoffer Tejlgaard and Benny Jepsen have recently completed a deconstructed geodesic dome, commissioned by BL, the interest organization representing about 700 housing associations, which manage almost 20% of Denmark’s dwellings. The architects wanted to create a unique structure not only for the event (which was intended to discuss the future of housing), but also offer an independent piece of work that would in itself be a contribution…

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Weave Bridge Philadelphia / Cecil Balmond

Weave Bridge Philadelphia By Cecil Balmond - 01 Jeffrey Totaro

The Weave Bridge at the University of Pennsylvania creates a pedestrian passage over the Amtrak train tracks that currently separate the main campus from athletic fields along the Schuylkill River. The Weave Bridge is a 145 ft (44 m) bridge at The University of Pennsylvania, USA which was conceptualized by Cecil Balmond and engineered by Ammann & Whitney. It was commissioned by the University of Pennsylvania in 2007, and opened in June 2009…

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Laemsingh Villas / Bedmar & Shi

Laemsingh Villas By Bedmar & Shi - 01

Laemsingh Villas by Bedmar & Shi, These five magnificent homes enjoy an exquisite hill-side location affording ocean panoramas from north to south and mesmerising views. A gated community of the most exclusive villas in Phuket, Thailand…

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Haesley Nine Bridges Golf Club House / Shigeru Ban Architects & KACI International

Haesley Nine Bridges Golf Club House By Shigeru Ban Architects & KACI International - 05

The private club Haesley Nine Bridges designed by Shigeru Ban Architects & KACI International, located in Yeoju in Gyeonggi Province, opened in 2009. On the strength of the best facilities & service and the brand synergy, it has become Korea’s most luxurious golf course brand. Haesley provides the best course condition thanks to the installation of the world’s first 18-hole SubAir & Hydronics system. With its unique wooden column timber structure, Haesley’s clubhouse won three prestigious global architecture awards…

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Hotel Wiesergut / Gogl Architekten

Hotel Wiesergut By Gogl Architekten - 01

Gogl Architekten has designed the incredible design of this hotel “Wiesergut” located in Austria, in the town of Saalbach. Visually stunning. Just before the New Year, Hotel Wiesergut in Hinterglemm/Salzburger Land was re-opened after a complex renovation and extension. The architect selected for this job was Monika Gogl who created a unique addition to the existing hotel which merges in with the surrounding landscape…

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Golden Moon / LEAD

Golden Moon By LEAD - 02 Hong Kong Tourism Board

LEAD created Golden Moon for Hong Kong Mid-Autumn Festival – The event, which attracted over 400,000 visitors last year, features a Giant Lantern, “Golden Moon”, with colourful LED lights and sound effects. The lantern’s design and construction is the result of a design competition organised by Hong Kong Tourism Board in conjunction with Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, Hong Kong Designers Association and the Hong Kong Institute of Architects…

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The Hive Library Worcester / Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

The Hive Library Worcester By Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios - 03

The Hive, Britain’s first joint university and public library, offers a rich variety of resources for students and researchers. This library in Worcester, England, by architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, The scheme accommodates the county archives and records office, history centre, archaeology service and multi-agency customer service centre, in addition to commercial and retail space. The Hive is additionally set to become one of the world’s most sustainable buildings with a 50 per cent reduction in carbon emissions, and a BREEAM “Excellent” rating…

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Horizontal Skyscraper – Vanke Center / Steven Holl Architects

Horizontal Skyscraper - Vanke Center By Steven Holl Architects - 03 Hufton & Crow

The Horizontal Skyscraper, designed by Steven Holl Architects and completed in 2009, is a mixed-use building that includes offices for the Vanke Co., a conference center, restaurant, an auditorium, a hotel, apartments and a large public park. By raising the 1,296,459 sf building on eight cores — as far as 50 meters apart and positioning the building right under the 35-meter high limit of the area…

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Absolute Towers / MAD architects

Absolute Towers By MAD architects - 02

Designed by Beijing-based MAD Architects, These two 56- and 50-storey towers feature elliptical-shaped slabs that are twisted around a central vertical axis resulting in a curvaceous shape that has prompted the Marilyn Monroe nickname. The rotating slabs presented two key structural challenges. The rotation of every floor meant that the engineers had to calculate the maximum load on every structural element…

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