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 ]

The 3 Meter Silver House by Boyarsky Murphy

The 3 Meter Silver House by Boyarsky Murphy

I’m certain it wasn’t in the architects’ conscious minds while struggling with this narrow and awkward site, but the main impact of the simple house they have produced in Elgin Avenue is an emotional one: the kind of emotion that comes from moving through small dark space, emerging into wide light spaces, taking devious routes, delving into cave spaces.

0 Architect: Boyarsky Murphy

World Trade Visitor Center by BKSK

World Trade Visitor Center by BKSK

The Tribute WTC Visitor Center is designed to provide visitors at New York’s Ground Zero with a space where they can gather, connect, and reflect about the events of September 11th, 2001 and February 26th, 1993. BKSK Architects worked closely with the September 11 Families Association and the graphic design firm Poulin & Morris to tell the story through first person narratives, images and selected artifacts.

0 Architect: BKSK

Construction Begins On Vision Machine by Jean Nouvel

Construction Begins On Vision Machine by Jean Nouvel

New York, NY In 1987, maverick French architect Jean Nouvel burst onto the international scene with a new headquarters for the Arab World Institute in Paris, one of President Franois Mitterrand’s Grands Projets.

0 Designer: Jean Nouvel [ Product Page ] [ Via: Dezeen ]

Eighty South Street - Vertical Row Skyline by Santiago Calatrava

Eighty South Street – Vertical Row Skyline by Santiago Calatrava

Born from an original 1985 sculpture by Santiago Calatrava, Eighty South Street soars at the southern tip of the Manhattan waterfront where East, West, and South waters meet. Only ten Townhouse Condominiums rise in a vertical row, cantilevered off a massive concrete column. Each enjoys an expansive, private garden.

0 Architect: Santiago Calatrava [ Product Page ]

Madrid Market Kiosk by Brut Delux

Madrid Market Kiosk by Brut Delux

Madrid architectural duo Ben Busche and Isabel Barbas’ recent creations include this stylish, naturally rusted steel plate minimalist kiosk, for use in the Spanish capital’s temporary markets. With the country’s traditional food halls getting the starchitectural treatment – checkout the beautiful Enrique Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue Santa Catalina Market in Barcelona – it is no surprise that the open markets were quick to follow up in the design game.

0 Architect: Brut Delux

Sale: Michael Jantzen's M-House

Sale: Michael Jantzen’s M-House

Architect Michael Jantzen is frequently featured on these pages, and now you can own one of the experimental designer’s most seminal works. Chicago’s Wright auction house will be selling off the M-house on March 25 (2007). More of an experimental pavilion than a conventional house, the M-House features a shifting faade of folding panels, allowing you to open the structure up to the landscape, or close yourself off, as the mood (and weather) permits.

0 Architect: Michael Jantzen [ Auction Page ]

Facit - Digitally Fabricated Homes by Bell Travers Willson

Facit – Digitally Fabricated Homes by Bell Travers Willson

Bell Travers Willson takes the digital design to construction. The Digital House utilizes the advantages of hi-tech production, such as, speed (five times faster than ordinary build programmes) and quality and the advantages of on site activities such as a flexible labour force with low overheads. The Digital House is produced using a detailed 3D computer model that contains all of the construction elements including every wall and screw hole which are pre-determined before the construction.

0 Designer: Bell Travers Willson [ Product Page ] [ Via: TreeHugger ]

The Cube - Dubai Sports City

The Cube – Dubai Sports City

The Cube will be a five-star condo hotel, a unique and innovative landmark tower that will occupy a prime location within Dubai Sports City, right in the midst of the future home for the most thrilling sports events taking place all year round. The Cube will consist of 27 stories of generously-sized 561 ultra-modern condo hotel units, with large balconies, unparalleled views and quality finished of the highest possible standards, including use of marble and bright natural stone.

0 Source: Dubai Properties