Posts tagged architecture

Posted 1 year ago

An entire building complex being pirated? How wrong is that?

"Der Speigel reports that an unauthorised ‘copy’ of Zaha Hadid’s Wangjing Soho office and retail complex in Beijing is being built in Chongqing, the emerging mega city 1,000 miles south west of the capital. What’s more, Chongqing’s copy of this 521,265m², 39 storey complex, dubbed Meiquan 22nd Century, could even be completed before the original is due to be finished, in 2014."

(via Zaha Hadid design becomes first ‘faked’ building | Architecture | Agenda | Phaidon)

Posted 1 year ago

Assemblage’s model for the new Iraqi parliament building.  (via London firm win Iraqi Parliament competition | Architecture | Agenda | Phaidon)  

It reminds me a bit of card houses I like to build, though mine aren’t so round.  No, that’s not really a statement about the complexity and delicacy of legislatures or democracies…

Posted 1 year ago
I feel wrong about predicting that the gift shop will sell shirts that say “I got screwed in Phoenix.”  It seems inevitable, doesn’t it?  (via Will BIG’s viewing tower put Phoenix on the map? | Architecture | Agenda | Phaidon)

I feel wrong about predicting that the gift shop will sell shirts that say “I got screwed in Phoenix.”  It seems inevitable, doesn’t it?  (via Will BIG’s viewing tower put Phoenix on the map? | Architecture | Agenda | Phaidon)

Posted 1 year ago

In the future, all buildings will give the general feeling of crashed spacecraft made by aliens with geometry fetishes.  (Festival Hall of the Tiroler Festspiele by Delugan Meissi, via Tyrolean festival venue mimics its surroundings | Architecture | Agenda | Phaidon)

Posted 1 year ago

Strong and minimal (even if that required some editing).  (via The Munich U-Bahn photographed by Nick Franck | Photography | Agenda | Phaidon)

Posted 1 year ago

mobylosangelesarchitecture:

san francisco is a beautiful city with lots of beautiful buildings. but i decided to take pictures of this oddball fairytale building because it was cute and made no sense to me, much in the fantastic way most of l.a’s buildings make no sense to me.
maybe it’s a hogwarts recruitment office. maybe it’s where hobbits fix shoes. i have no idea.
but it’s cute. and weird.

I also love the Atlas Stair building!

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Curtain manufacturers are drooling over this design.  :) (via Herzog & de Meuron’s ‘Jenga tower’ gets go ahead | Architecture | Agenda | Phaidon)

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Cleveland?  Cleveland!  This is an image of MOCA Cleveland, design by architect Farshid Moussavi (via New art museum not designed by Zaha Hadid | Architecture | Agenda | Phaidon)

Posted 1 year ago

A fly-through of Zaha Hadid’s design for Michigan State University’s new museum.  (Part of me can’t imagine what this animation cost! I mean, we used to pay for gorgeous renderings, but they were probably done in a fraction of the time this took…)