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!
I think its safe to say that every creative soul has a moment, or likely several moments, when the clouds part and the light shines through to reveal an inspiring example of artistry. An example of what could be done, an inspiration of what hasn’t been done yet, and more importantly, an example of how … More Where it All Began – Jewish Museum Berlin
Let me start with a quote from the late, great, Dame Zaha Hadid: “If you want an easy life, don’t be an architect.” Truer words have never been spoken. For as long as I can remember I wanted to be an architect. When people ask me what got me interested in this profession I often … More 3 Things I Learned After Architecture School.
It’s been about 2 months. The news isn’t by any means new. But the impact is no less diminished. The passing of Dame Zaha Hadid rocked the architectural community and to a larger extent, the design world as a whole. To recap the details of her passing would be overtly redundant since every major news … More Thank You Zaha
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!