What’s Next for WhiskyArch? New Direction. Same Goal. We’ve all been down this road before, haven’t we? Things become a bit hectic in our personal lives and our priorities shuffle around, leaving us to figure out what is truly important to us. With WhiskyArch, we took some time to reflect on what brought us to … More WhiskyArch Relaunch!
I don’t want to be that “I told you so guy” but… I told you it was great! Now, I am elated to see that more of the #whiskyfabric feels the way I have for a while now. I’ve said a lot about Lost Spirits – and my friends over there – in the past, so … More The Discovery of Lost Spirits
As it happens at the end of every year, some of the biggest publications make their “Best Of” lists. Wired Magazine was no different. In their list, they name 25 different buildings designed by an array of architects who are all household names; everyone from OMA and SOM, to our previously featured Diller Scofidio and … More Wired Magazine Lists 2016’s Architecture “Masterpieces”
Source: archdaily.com VIΛ 57 West, designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group for the Durst Organization, introduces a new typology to New York City: the Courtscraper. The 830 000 sq ft highrise combines the density of the American skyscraper with the communal space of the European courtyard, offering 709 residential units with a lush 22 000 sq ft … More Bjarke Ingels’ VIΛ 57 West is Officially Open!
Bear with me here, for I will try to do my best rendition of Ralph Edwards. But first, a little context: For a designer, one of the greatest honors is to have produced a body of work throughout one’s career that is worthy of being displayed and discussed. For some, it may take a lifetime to … More Mr. Adjaye, This is Your Life
Source: archdaily Slated for completion in 2017, construction on the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) Sports Centre has begun. The complex, designed by gmp Architekten, will combine sports, leisure and cultural facilities along with generous retail and hotel areas all embedded in a generous public landscape. Read more about this addition to China’s Suzhou Industrial Park after the break. From the architect: Suzhou is … More Construction Begins on gmp Architekten’s SIP Sports Centre in China
Ever wondered why some of the world’s most recognisable architects today decided to become architects in the first place? Well wonder no more. The Roca London Gallery, designed by one of the featured architects, Zaha Hadid, is currently holding a free exhibition entitled Childhood ReCollections: Memory In Design. When asked “what or who inspires you?” … More Childhood Recollections: Memory In Design
Source: archdaily In mid-July, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe declared that ZHA’s design for a New National stadium would not be completed and that plans for the Tokyo Olympics-Paralympics stadium would “start from zero.” In response Zaha Hadid Architects has just issued a press release and a link to a 23-minute video presentation. The video, ZHA explains, “outline[s] in detail the … More Zaha Hadid Architects Release Video Presentation and Report on New National Stadium in Tokyo
Bjarke Ingels Group has started a kickstarter fund to create the world’s first steam ring generator. BIG, known for their “hedonistic and sustainable” architectural designs, are one of the most prominent architecture firms today. This kickstarter is aimed at sourcing help from the masses to fund the steam ring generator of the Amager Resource Center, which … More BIG launches Kickstarter for world’s cleanest power plant!
Put down your pencils boys and girls and pick up that stylus, because the future of sketching is now. In our gloss of Representation + Interpretation, we postulated on what it means to be somewhere, but to a deeper extent, we took a close, albeit biased, look at the virtual world vs the physical world. In … More Morpholio Journal. The Future of Sketching.