Architects Who Changed the Way We Travel

Architects Who Changed the Way We Travel

It’s no secret that beautiful buildings are part of the reason that travelers choose certain destinations, but which modern architects are making the most impact on the travel scene? Concierge.com, the travel site, just released a guide to the top 11 architects who’ve changed the way we travel.

0 Via: Concierge

Better Than A Trailer Apartment

Better Than A Trailer Apartment

Young people want to own their own homes but dang if it ain’t expensive. So they’re forced to choose really small tight spaces that weren’t designed for modern living. This is where the mobile track apartment comes in. These small but flexible apartments provide practical living dimensions that cater to all their needs. The different rooms are divided and hidden behind sliding doors set on a track.

0 Designer: Setmund Leung Kam Biu

360 Degree View Bridgehouse

360 Degree View Bridgehouse

An addition to the existing Station Bridge (located in Netherland) that connects Middelburg’s downtown to its outlying areas, this jewel-like building offers 360-degree views for the bridge attendant during his infrequent visits. The architects say the green glass relates to the copper roof of a nearby abbey and that they saw the project as an urban folly on the Walcheren canal.

0 Architect: Bar

A Better Mosquito Net

A Better Mosquito Net

The Color Guard mosquito bed net is the first bed net that has a double-layered sheath preventing mosquitos from biting through the net. Also, each net is dyed a custom color by its owner with a colored insecticide that impregnates the fibers. It’s safe to humans and non toxic to all animals except those pesky insects.

0 Designer: Eric Burns

Sphere-shaped Emergency Shelter Bonds Community

Sphere-shaped Emergency Shelter Bonds Community

Emergency shelter during disaster that provides physical & psychological needs. The concept behind “sphere” not only considers taking shelter from extreme weather conditions but also reestablishing the feeling of security and companionship without losing ones privacy. The center of “sphere” is constructed as a social place, which consists of single families and inhabitants.

0 Designer: Felix Stark

Landmark Bus Shelter That Changes Color

Landmark Bus Shelter That Changes Color

The Landmark bus shelter is the central component of a product family that has been developed as a uniform design concept for the city furnishing of Hamburg in order to convey a harmonious overall image of the urban area. Modern elements and clear lines enable a universal use of this bus shelter.

0 Designer: Hadi Teherani [ Manufacturer: Wall AG ]

I'm Melting, Melting, Melting. . .

I’m Melting, Melting, Melting. . .

Those words have never been acted out better by the Wicked Witch of the West but boy does she have some competition. The Guallart building in Wroclaw Poland is one of the candidates for the 2012 World Expo and looks to be a melting mass of steel and glass. Organic and extremely stark in contrast to everything else around it, the Guallart building hopes to have the world flock to it to show off  the coolest of cool and the futurist of future.

0 Architect: Vicente Guallart [ Via: Where ]

The Tallest Tower In Latin America

The Tallest Tower In Latin America

Group Danhos has commissioned the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) to design Torre Bicentenario in the centre of Mexico City which will become the tallest building in Latin America.  Completion is scheduled for 2010 to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Mexico’s Independence.

0 Architect: OMA

East Beach Cafe by Thomas Heatherwick

East Beach Cafe by Thomas Heatherwick

We’re excited about the opening of this project for many reasons: it’s summer, and the combination of sea, sand and stunning architecture pleases us greatly; and we’ve long championed designer-architect Thomas Heatherwick , whose studio is behind the East Beach Café. 

0 Architect: Thomas Heatherwick [ Product Page ]

Timber Tower - Tallest Timber Residential Building In The World

Timber Tower – Tallest Timber Residential Building In The World

Waugh Thistleton has submitted an entirely timber tower for planning in Hackney, London. To be constructed entirely in timber, the nine-storey high-rise is set to be the tallest timber residential building in the world. Comprising both private and affordable housing, the scheme will comprise of twenty-nine apartments each with their own balcony.

0 Architect: Waugh Thistleton [ Via: Dezeen ]

Extension of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art by Steve Holl

Extension of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art by Steve Holl

Museum extensions are a tricky predicament and something of a teeth-cutting exercise for any architect. Steven Holl Architects’ extension to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City has torn up the rule book of established codes of extension conduct and transformed the existing building into one of the most exciting exhibition spaces we’ve seen.

0 Architect: Steve Holl

Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion by Zaha Hadid

British star architect Zaha Hadid has chosen glass fiber concrete from Austrian company Rieder to cover the 275 meters long Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion, symbol of the Expo 2008 in the northern spanish Zaragoza: she will envelope the outer skin of the building with 29,000 triangles in diverse grey nuances out of fibreC (a new innovative sustainable material).

Opus Tower by Zaha Hadid

Opus Tower by Zaha Hadid

Hadid has described the Opus as one of her keynote designs. The floor plan for the development is 1.7million sq ft and has over 22 stories of commercial and retail office space. The design includes 17 levels of office space, four levels of retail, a top floor relaxation area and roof garden as well as a five-story basement.

0 Designer: Zaha Hadid