The New and Improved Gas Co.

The New and Improved Gas Co.

This original concept by Naser and Taher Nasiri was designed as an office space for a gas company. However abstract, the concrete and glass and steel facade immediately reflects the iconic piped aesthetic associated with refineries. As a tribute to the company’s greener endeavors and eco-awreness, you’ll also find exterior foral-like structures inspired by nature.

0 Designers: Naser & Taher Nasiri

Rooted in Place

Rooted in Place

This unique architectural undertaking draws inspiration from an uncommon yet beautiful natural occurrence. Similar to how a tree’s roots will grow through and eventually divide a solid stone, the symmetrical structure features a wood-clad section situated directly in the center of a larger concrete framework. Not coincidentally, the tree-inspired building serves as a forest trekking station and sits right at the top of the canopy line, giving full visibility of the woodland area.  

0 Designers: Naser Nasiri & Taher Nasiri

Optimal Optic Architecture

Optimal Optic Architecture

Designed for Blackfin Titanium Eyewear, this retail stand is an architectural reflection of the brand’s cool, modern aesthetic. Materials of pierced sheet metal and concrete communicate simplicity and robustness, also characteristic of the solid Japanese titanium frames. Inside, the exhibition is tidy and rational, with visual impact given by freestanding displays and a central monolithic block. Simultaneously stark yet inviting, the structure is optimized for trying on high-end optics. Take a peek inside —>

0 Designer: Arch. Nicola De Pellegrini - anidride\design

Avian-inspired Architecture

Avian-inspired Architecture

At the entrance of the landmark city of Mashhad, Iran, this “living architecture” is inspired by the birds inhabiting the city’s Imam Reza shrine, where tourists flock to take in the architecture & avian dwellers. Driving visitors are greeted by a 28 meter high pillar with moving wings powered when incoming vehicles drive over a subtle bump connected to system of cables & gears. Nestled amidst the ancient backdrop, this modern marvel stands out as both a tribute to one of the city’s historic attractions & a symbol of its importance in the world of tomorrow.

0 Designers: Naser Nasiri & Taher Nasiri

Safe Haven

Safe Haven

The Safe Box is a safe haven or shelter intended for children and the older civilians who are caught in the crossfire of a war. It’s a protective shelter that hopes to keep safe the innocent, till they are able to evacuate to a neutral place. The boxes can be air dropped to specific areas and are bullet proof. A better alternate is to stop the war so that such boxes are not required!

0 Designers: So JaeEi and Lee Jae Hwa

Other-worldly Theater Now a Reality

Other-worldly Theater Now a Reality

UNStudio’s completed design for the Theatre de Stoep in the Dutch town of Spijkenisse responds to the current cultural invigoration of the city by merging the archetypical function of a theatre- that of creating a world of illusion and enchantment – with the specific requirements to cater to the needs of the local community. The resulting venue is designed to fortify and inspire the magic of live theatre, providing at once a place of performance, a social gathering and experience of contrasting realities.

0 Designer: UNStudio

A Monument for Mercedes

A Monument for Mercedes

The far-out “Mercedes Fascination Center” is designer/architect Mustafa Al-Nuaimi’s attempt to reinterpret the auto brand’s image in architectural form! In signature silver (of course), the design features parametric metal skin and a layered, growing, fluid form. Srsly tho, is it just me or does it totally remind of a Mad Hatter cake?! Y’know… a sexy, luxury one. Check it out —>

0 Designer: Mustafa Al-Nuaimi

Urban Connectivity in Qatar

Urban Connectivity in Qatar

Appointed as the principal architect for the Qatar Integrated Railway Project (QIRP) which will extend to 60 stations, the design forms a bridge between past and future, drawing inspiration from the vast regional architecture lexicon while representing an effective vision of modernism and preservation. With its strong identity, this new network creates instant recognition at busy intersections, serving as a permanent reminder of the alternative to private transportation.

0 Designer: UNStudio

The Prettiest Potty Ever!

The Prettiest Potty Ever!

The “Seaside Periscope” just goes to show that even a restroom, yes… a restroom, can be an architectural masterpiece! Set in Gydnia, overlooking the Baltic Sea, the design’s key feature is a system of large mirrors that work like a periscope to give people inside a view of the sea so that even while they are doing their business they can enjoy the scenery! The monolithic concrete structure owes its shape to this unique function, but also blends with the local landscape with its curved top section which houses the mirrors and mimics the breakwater.

0 Designer: Adam Wiercinski

The Trendy Totable Tube

The Trendy Totable Tube

Whether you’re an inventor, architect or other designer, after you’ve drawn up beautiful renders, the last thing you want to do is stuff them in an ugly cardboard tube! Inspired by this lack of aesthetically-pleasing storage, Arkitube was created as a functional and attractive way to carry architectural drafts, construction drawings or posters for presentation. Crafted from lightweight aluminum with an optional leather strap, it’s not only more stylish but more durable and weatherproof! Jump to the vid—>

0 Designer: Jon Liow

Chic Backyard Sanctuaries

Chic Backyard Sanctuaries

The M-Velope is one in a series of functional art structures designed to function as retreats in which to escape from the norm. Varying in size & shape, they’re made mostly of sustainable grown wood colored with environmentally friendly stains or paints. In every case, the design of the M-Velopes are generated from simpler forms that are subdivided, hinged together, & folded in or out of the original form in order to create unexpected transformations. As cool as they are on the outside, they’re even cozier inside! Take a peak —>

0 Designer: Michael Jantzen

Ring Around the River

Ring Around the River

Located between two major bridges at the Rhine Carée, a significant public urban space of Cologne, the RheinRing represents the new center & links the two halves of the city. The circular construction serves as a pedestrian walkway directly accessible from the historical city center on the west, the Rhine Boulevard on the opposite side, as well as the flanking Rhine bridges. Situated over this landmark river, the ring allows for an innovative experience as an urban space in the inner city, frequented by pedestrians and cyclists.

0 Designers: Marco Hemmerling
 & Stefan Polónyi

High-rise Hydroponic Farm

High-rise Hydroponic Farm

Aprilli Design Studio’s Urban SkyFarm is a living machine, helping improve environmental quality by filtering water & air, providing edible greens & producing renewable energy. Dense urban developments will benefit from the additional green space by feeling a reduction in heat accumulation, storm water runoff & carbon dioxide. As a net zero facility, its aim is to operate only with renewable solar & wind energy. Harvesting from hydroponic systems, vertical gardens & farming decks, all goods are processed & distributed directly on the farm!

0 Designer: Aprilli Design Studio

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