Tag: architecture

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Japanese Research Centre

Tetsuo Kobori Architects are a Japan-based architectural office. They have recently completed an innovative research and development centre. The centre is an attractive, eco-friendly, wooden and steel structure. Its design takes full advantage of natural light and passive airflow. Its…

Transcendent City

Richard Hardy is a graduate of the Bartlett School of Architecture. He has been enquiring and questioning the future idea of cities, in this case an autonomous, artificially intelligent, sustainable city! This fantastic graphic vision reveals his thoughts regarding artificial…

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DRAWING | BUILDINGS

A group of students at the University of Tokyo have created a ’3D printing pen’ and have begun to develop complex structures out of plastic sticks. The drawings/structures are formed via thermoplastic filament. The strings bond with acrylic rods, creating forms…

2020 DUBAI EXPO

Foster + Partners, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Grimshaw Architects have won competition for the 2020 expo to be held in Dubai. Their pavilions form the centre-pieces of the Expo site in Jebel Ali (a coastal town located between Abu…

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Mollusk-House

Circular houses are quite rare! Their shape gives-off a feeling of efficiency and resonates effortlessly with nature. Check out this note-worthy house design that has been inspired by a mollusk (the sea creature that can withdraw its body completely into…

The Future’s Got Game

If you haven’t already heard, video games are increasingly becoming an important tool for designing cities (just ask Los Angeles architect and game developer Jose Sanchez). His movie (see link) shows a neighbourhood-building simulator called ‘BLOCK’HOOD‘. It has the potential…

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A LENS ON NATURE

As we shift our living-patterns ever-more towards the modern city, most of us are continually wrapping ourselves in a technological skin. On occasion, it would be most beneficial to our health to escape the Energy and Radio waves being transmitted…

FUTURE-VISION

The architecture firm of ‘Foster + Partners’ is collaborating with the auto brand ‘Nissan’ on a project that combines different types of technology. Together, they have developed a link between ‘wireless charging’, ‘autonomous driving’ (driver-less) and ‘battery storage’ for a…

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

We know the 2016 Olympics are just around the corner but we’re not talking about that! What we’re talking about is a LEED gold medal. Recently, the Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto inaugurated the BBVA Bancomer skyscraper with a LEED…