• Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

    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...

    The mere mention of Art Basel ignites excitement in the international art world, and this year’s 47th edition in Basel, Switzerland was no exception. With the work of more than 4,000 artists being exhibited, this year proved to be one of the most successful in the fair’s history. ArchiExpo accepted an invitation to...

    Over the course of the next decade, Middle Eastern governments are expected to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on transport infrastructure. From Doha to Dubai, new metro, light rail transit (LRT) and airport projects are either planned or already underway in a slew of urban centers across the region. It was...

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