DeCon Post Modernism meets Gaudi in Singapore

DeCon Post Modernism meets Gaudi in Singapore

Institutions of higher learning are not generally associated with any form of modern architecture. Aside from a few notables like Art Center School of Design in Pasadena and a hand full of others scattered around the globe, most people generally associate finer colleges and universities with stoic, stone carved vestiges of a time when men wore velvet and women were discouraged from even reading about velvet.

0 Architect: RSP

Chapel of La Estancia

Chapel of La Estancia

The wedding chapel isn’t a building type with a great architectural pedigree; it’s usually a cue for syrupy swags and allusions aplenty to classical temples and Rococo palaces, all crammed into a structure that wouldn’t look out of place in a trailer park.

0 Architect: Bunker Arquitectura

The New Hamburg Science Center and Aquarium Design

The New Hamburg Science Center and Aquarium Design

The Office for Metropolitan Art (OMA) has just revealed their final design for the New Hamburg Science Center and Aquarium. The structure, which will be 23000 meters square of space, will house a science centre, aquarium, theatre, offices, laboratories as well as commercial and retail facilities.

0 Architect: OMA

A Modern Expansion to a Museum

A Modern Expansion to a Museum

The new expansion to the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, California is almost complete. Architect Daniel Libeskind’s design is based on two symbolic Hebrew words of the “chet” and the “yud”. Made from Blue steel, the extension to the Museum should be completed in June of 2008. The structure will allow space for visual, media and performing arts, as well as 3500 sq. ft of space for educational purposes.

0 Architect: Daniel Libeskind

A Modern Tweak to an Age Old Structure

A Modern Tweak to an Age Old Structure

I remember as a child, I used to love going to the library. Checking out books was a fun Saturday afternoon memory. Now, in the age of technology, and the internet, the library is losing its’ luster as people search for their knowledge on the net. However, in Singapore, the Bishan Community Library still entices both young and old to pass through its’ doors every chance they get.

0 Architect: LOOK Architects

L’arbre de Flonville

L’arbre de Flonville

Samuel Wilkinson in collaboration with Swiss designers Oloom created the L’arbre de Flonville. This design is in the form of a metal tree, created to provide shade to those who sit under it on benches which resemble the roots of the metal tree. The tree is located in a public square in the new Flon quarter in Lausanne , Switzerland.

0 Designer: Samuel Wilkinson

“CUBE” is the Winner

“CUBE” is the Winner

3XN Architects won the international architectural competition for the New Headquarters for Deutsche Bahn in Berlin . The location of the “CUBE” is in one of the most well known places in Europe, Washingtonplatz, which is the very center of Berlin and the building will be surrounded by German Government buildings.

0 Architect: 3XN

Water Bar

Water Bar

The waterfall was created by a group of men for a public display in the heart of Tokyo in 2006. The architecture was designed by Tadao Ando and the “waterfall” optical glass bar was designed by Tokujin Yoshioka and installation was performed by Olafur Eliasson. Together, this group of men created what appears to be a bar made from water.

0 Designer: Tokujin Yoshioka

Personal Space

Personal Space

No matter where you are or what you do, the need for personal quiet time and space is important. To get away and be alone in silence is therapeutic for the mind and the soul. Unfortunately, it is hard to find that space in a world that is so busy and loud. However, designer Michael Jantzen has created a place for us to go and be fully enveloped in quietness and stillness.

A Store with an Urban Environment

A Store with an Urban Environment

Americana is a flagship ship store designed with the Urban Environment in mind. All objects such as the mannequins, changing rooms all the way down to the shopping bags have been designed with an urban feel. “Benches” such as the ones that skaters use as ramps are located throughout the store. This style allows for easy movement of all elements located within.

0 Designer: Wolfgang Döhring

Herringbone Creates Harmony In The Home

Herringbone Creates Harmony In The Home

Two 4000 sq ft homes in Wandsworth, London have been designed with a new and modern feel. The designer uses wood throughout that displays a herringbone patterned timber that weaves itself throughout the interior and exterior of the homes.

0 Architect: Alison Brooks

A Green Home Away From Home

A Green Home Away From Home

Do you ever wish you could have a vacation home that requires very little of your time for upkeep? A home where you don’t have to worry about gas prices and electricity bills? Well, let me introduce you to ZeroHouse. ZeroHouse is a home that is 100% automatic.

0 Architect: Scott Specht

Blue Skies

Blue Skies

How drab the city streets can be with the monotone colored buildings and not much blue sky to be seen. However, after two and a half years of planning, design and construction, the Big Apple can now see blue, thanks to architect Bernard Tschumi’s Blue residential tower located on the Lower East Side.

0 Architect: Bernard Tschumi