April 21st, 2008

Abu Dhabi scores it for us again – this time it’s the Empire Island Tower designed by Liverpool based design studio, Aedas. This striking piece of architecture is bound to add another spark to the Abu Dhabi’s central district skyline.

Here is what the designers’ have to say about their ingenious work

The building bends back away from the street across from a large commercial tower allowing for an enlarged view corridor between the central park of the community and the sea, one block away. The splayed vertical layers converge while rising up before bending forward together as the 230meter tower rises toward the sky and maximizing its views between the park and sea.

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April 18th, 2008

New York is a city of contrasts like no other. There are virtually dozens of impressive buildings that capture our imagination and attention when we stroll past. Rick Bell, head of the Center of Architecture in the New York chapter of the American Institutes for Architects released this list of impressive and remarkable must see buildings in New York.

It is clear upon studying these buildings that there are reasons on why Bell deems them as must see structures in New York. There is clearly a sense of awe when we look at them and we would love to get your feedback in which would be your favourite out of the lot.

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April 17th, 2008

This stunning piece of architecture is Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art campus located in a wooded valley in Singapore.

Designed by Singaporean architects CPG Consultants Pte Ltd, the award-winning 5-storey building is surrounded by a turfed green roof that blends with the grassy ground contour it emerges from, giving it a strong visual impact.

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April 16th, 2008

Stirling prizewinners, David Chipperfield architects have won yet another international competition, this time, the design of the 120,000sq m masterplan of the arts and technology quarter in Segovia, Spain.

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April 15th, 2008

We came across this via MoCo Loco. It is a compact space saving four-room house by German industrial designer Luigi Colani. It contains a six square metre cylinder that comprises a bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. The cylinder rotates and ‘delivers’ the room of choice to you in the main living area by a remote control. Outside of the cylinder, there is a separate space for a toilet and small hallway.

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April 14th, 2008

The UAE capital city of Abu Dhabi is set to have another addition to its ever expanding skyline. The Tameer Towers development, designed by U.S architect Hilson Moran of Gensler and Structural Engineers, would be a premium mixed use development consisting of 6 buildings spanning over a land space of 465,000 square metres. It would be located on an exclusive area in Shams, between the Arabian Sea and a 1million square feet Central Park.

There would be 4 residential towers, a commercial tower, a 7-star-luxury-business hotel, stepped villas and townhouses, a private marina and a vibrant canal promenade.

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April 13th, 2008

Gherkin 30 St Mary Axe

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