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

Tsunagu (Connect) - Living Space by Kengo Kuma

Tsunagu (Connect) – Living Space by Kengo Kuma

In april 2007, Japanese property company Mitsui Fudosan Residential will introduce its new concept Tsunagu:’Connect” at the design exhibition Salone Del Mobile, a series of mid-rise residential towers. Design led by architect Kengo Kuma, Tsunagu:’Connect” aims to create a comfortable living space based on four themes of design, security, ecology, and harmony with natural surrounding.

0 Architect: Kengo Kuma [ Product Page: Tsunagu:'Connect' ] [ Via: Dezeen ]

St. Bartholomew's Church by Qubus Design Studio

St. Bartholomew’s Church by Qubus Design Studio

Taking on a village church in Eastern bohemia was something of a departure for the ultra modernist design studio Qubus. But as far as juxtapositions go, it promised to be one of their best.

0 Designer: Qubus Design Studio [ Via: SwissMiss ]

BMW Welt Opening by Coop Himmelb(L)Au

BMW Welt Opening by Coop Himmelb(L)Au

The BMW Welt by Coop Himmelb(L)Au will officially open to the public on the weekend of October 20/21, 2007. Visitors from all over the world are invited to experience the exciting new building. As planned the handing over will be on June, 30 2007.

0 Architect: Coop Himmelb(L)Au

Louvre - 24,000 sq m Dome in Abu Dhabi by Jean Nouvel

Louvre – 24,000 sq m Dome in Abu Dhabi by Jean Nouvel

A floating 24,000 sq m dome will house the Louvre on Saadiyat Island. Jean Nouvel’s web-patterned dome will filter sun into the building, inspired by the idea of rays passing through date palm fronds in an oasis. The space will be a Francophile’s haven, housing long-term loans from the Louvre and other French artistic powerhouses like the Centre Georges Pompidou, Muse d’Orsay and Versailles.

0 Architect: Jean Nouvel

Portsmouth Football Club Stadium by Herzog & de Meuron

Portsmouth Football Club Stadium by Herzog & de Meuron

Portsmouth Football club and Sellar Properties have today unveiled ambitious plans for a 600m development in Portsmouth.

Designed by Olympic stadium architects Herzog & de Meuron, a new football stadium will seat 36,000 people. The Waterfront Quarter scheme will also include more than 1m sq ft of residential on a 13-acre reclaimed land site adjacent to the city’s dockyards, as well as a 1.5 acre public space.

0 Architect: Herzog & de Meuron

Dancing Towers by Zaha Hadid

Dancing Towers by Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid’s design for the Dancing Towers confirms the role of Business Bay Development at the very forefront of Dubai’s rapidly changing future. The three towers rise above the creek and project themselves as an icon for the surrounding developments and for the gulf region.

0 Designer: Zaha Hadid [ Via: International Design Forum ]

Wind-powered London by Marks Barfield

Wind-powered London by Marks Barfield

Architect says London could meet half of energy needs by installing thousands of wind turbines alongside rivers and roads.

London Eye architect Marks Barfield has called on London mayor Ken Livingstone to install thousands of wind turbines across the capital to meet his renewable energy targets.

0 Designer: Marks Barfield

Trinity EC3 - Regeneration Project by Foreign Office Studio

Trinity EC3 – Regeneration Project by Foreign Office Studio

The Trinity project is an important regeneration project for one of the most degraded fringe locations in the Eastern edge of the City of London. Despite being based on basic rectangular shapes, some sectors of the building’s envelopes are gently tilted in space to adjust the otherwise prismatic volumes to the geometrical specifications of the site, allowing the buildings to: Adjust to the irregular contours of the site;

0 Architect: Foreign Office [ Project Page ]