• Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

    This year’s Olympic Games, held in Rio de Janeiro, were staged in a venue that mimicked the gorgeous valleys along Brazil’s coastlines. Designed by AECOM, the park was situated on a triangular, lagoon-side peninsula in the city’s Barra da Tijuca district. Of the 15 stadiums arranged among winding pathways, three were...

    Oscar Niemeyer’s futuristic concrete swoops and curves set a distinct mood back in the ’50s, when, in 1956, the president moved from Rio de Janeiro, founded by colonial rulers, to the new capital, Brasilia. With around 600 buildings completed by the time he died in 2012 at age 104, the country is renowned for its...

    Occupying its own dock on the sweeping Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro’s new Museum of Tomorrow—opened in December—makes a bold statement in both name and design. It was envisioned by Santiago Calatrava, who told ArchiExpo he intended to create a building that “interacts with the very special relationship the city has...

    On June 15th, ArchiExpo e-Magazine organized its first webinar. We invited French cabinet Tangram Architectes to answer your questions about current innovations in wood construction. Having worked on numerous wood-based buildings, architects David Colas and Anne-Laure Boichot were able to provide their expertise and...

    Architect Oana Stanescu presented the + POOL project at NeoCon design fair in Chicago this June. In partnership with PlayLab, New York-based design firm Family aims to complete the world’s first floating, river-filtering swimming pool in the next few years. Here’s the full story pulled from Stanescu’s presentation and...

    A parking lot transformed into a man-made mountain of cars; a stack of homes twisted into a cascade of houses with gardens, penthouse views and big lawns; multiple elements that don’t necessarily fit—like the garden home and the high-rise—merge together into a new typology. Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, founder of...

    Africa is leading the world in population growth, but its inferior infrastructure remains a major impediment to progress. In general, the continent’s roads, ports and airports lag far behind those in other parts of the globe. The Proposal Echoing Jeff Bezos’ plans to someday deliver Amazon products by drone, an...

    As sea levels are on the rise, the need for “Aquatecture” surges. Architects and designers have been implementing ideas that reconsider water for several years. The New Orleans’ FLOAT House designed by Morphosis architects in 2009, for example, is a prefabricated home with a secure chassis made to float in case of...

    Thousands of Europeans are moving from a life by the sea to a life on the sea as floating homes are spreading like water lilies from the canals of Copenhagen to Portugal’s tranquil lakes. House boats have been around for long, but floating homes with the comforts, the stability and the space of a house on land have...

    Under a sparkling horizon and 160 meters off the shores of Kuta Beach in Bali, Indonesia, a new 2,500-square-meter floating structure remains currently in the design phase. The architectural studio behind the design of the Marine Research Center, Solus4 has come up with a new typology for stationary in-water projects...

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