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 ]

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 ]