Zaha Hadid and AECOM have landed the bid to build the Al-Wakrah stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The stadiums have been designed to reflect the rich cultural heritage of the country, and will as such be nestled in a culturally rich area flanked by archaeological sites and distinctive mosques. Hit ahead [...]
Micro-house by Chinese design studio Liu Lubin is a structure based on the minimum space people would need for a living. It is by no means extravagant, but the house would allow basic human movement like walking, standing, sitting and lying; arguably in very cramped quarters though.
I look at this and I think, how does this even work? Indoor diving I can understand, but indoor skydiving is a whole different plate. For skydiving you expect to jump thousands of feet, which a moderately high building would probably not be able to accomplish. Then again, you add enough perspective, and things just [...]
So the Chinese newspaper People’s Daily is getting itself a new headquarter, and big skyscraper to go with it. The problem is, the skyscraper looks like a giant penis. The 150 meter high building is not completed yet, and once complete will give up its phallic resemblance.
Singapore based photographer Jared Lim photographs urban architecture and landscapes to present them in part that make them appear in very interesting patterns. We’ve been seeing a few examples of urban architecture recently, and this one just shows how colorful and patterned it all is, even though we see similar things everyday and never notice.
Hong Kong’s skyscrapers are quite the interest grabbers. This set of images by Romain Jacquet-Lagreze shows the densely packed skyscrapers from a vertical perspective for the aptly named series Vertical Horizon. A stunning set of images of Hong Kong’s brilliant architecture, the series is availabe in a photobook form for ~$36.
Artist Paul Davies paints pictures of mid-century modern architecture given a psychedelic twist. Linear styling and large windows of these structures makes an appearance, so does a painting style that makes the images appear saturated in a style that reminds one of a later time period which was awash with drug experimentation. The artist makes [...]
Floating Farmhouse used to be an old dilapidated building on the verge of caving in. Design studio Givonehome got their hands on the old 19th century farmhouse and gave it a facelift you would be hard pressed to find on magical makeup transformations. The shabby house got a new design and building lift to be [...]
In Vietnam, Louis Berger Group designed a bridge over the Han River, in the shape of the dragon. We’re assuming somewhere during the designing, someone said something like “How wicked it would be if the dragon bridge really did breathe fire,” and the idea apparently stuck. The steel bridge is the longest of its type [...]
When you have a very high population density and a very small area, you have to make the best use for every available space. For Hong Kong, that’s mind-blowingly stacked buildings that could give Legos a run for their money. German photographer Michael Wolf takes a good look at the landscapes and architecture of Hong [...]