Hotel Marques de Riscal, Elciego / Frank Gehry

Hotel Marques de Riscal, Elciego By Frank Gehry-01-Exterior

The Hotel Marqués de Riscal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is located in the heart of the Rioja wine region nestled in the Marqués de Riscal Winery’s ‘‘City of Wine’’. Designed by the renowned architect Frank O. Gehry it is the artist’s second masterpiece in Spain after driving Bilbao’s urban revival with the Guggenheim Museum. This member of Starwood’s prestigious Luxury Collection is already being considered one of the most avant-garde places for relaxation…

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YAP Winners 2013 – Party Wall at MoMA PS1 / CODA

YAP Winners 2013 - Party Wall at MoMA PS1 By CODA-01-Zachary Tyler Newton

Party Wall, by CODA, is the 2013 winner of the Young Architects’ Program at The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 in New York City, is a pavilion and flexible experimental space that provides shade for the Warm Up crowds, along with other functions. The porous façade is affixed to a tall self-supporting steel frame that is balanced in place with large fabric containers filled with water, and clad with a screen of interlocking wooden elements donated by Comet…

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Aldar Central Market souk Abu Dhabi / Foster + Partners

Aldar Central Market souk Abu Dhabi By Foster & Partners - 01

The Abu Dhabi Central Market redevelopment is a mixed-used project located in the Central Business District of the Emirate city. The Central Market Project consists of a complex of three skyscrapers, one supertall, that are under construction in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the three towers was scheduled to end in 2010 and a total project completion date of 2014, including the Emporium and The Souk and the four star Marriot Courtyard Hotel and five star Marriot Renaissance hotel…

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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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