الأحد، 30 يناير 2011

R House Bellevue Hill by Bruce Stafford Architects

R House Bellevue Hill by Bruce Stafford Architects

House from Bruce Stafford Architects which is situated on a large site, at the end of a long battle axe, this home's scale is a hidden from the street and is articulated to preserve the views of its many neighbours.A high curved cedar clad wall guides the visitor up a railway sleeper path to the oversized front door which is places centrally in the planning of this large home.All rooms are orientated towards the northerly views and are fronted by deep terraces which flow onto the broad lawn and long, infity edge pool.

الجمعة، 28 يناير 2011

Vertical Theme Park / Ju-Hyun Kim

Vertical Theme Park / Ju-Hyun Kim

Ju-Hyun Kim, director at New York-based H Associates, has shared with us his vision of a Vertical Theme Park in the middle of Manhattan. The project tries to counteract suburb-located theme parks which, for decades, have been the by-product of automobile-centered society and a catalyst for suburban sprawl and traffic congestion.
24 hour open theme park
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24 hour open theme park
Project Description from the Architect:
As families make their way through traffic jams and endless parking lots in the direction of Six Flags this summer, it will come as no surprise that theme parks were built for an automobile-centric society. As a result, they're out in the middle of nowhere--you have to drive through miles of traffic to get there, leaving a huge carbon footprint along the way. Building suburban theme parks is not just happening in the US, but is a global phenomenon. In the UK and Korea, Thorpe Park and Everland are about 1.5 hour drive away from London and Seoul, respectively.

الخميس، 27 يناير 2011

Future Architecture : Floating Ecopolis for Climate Refugees

Future Architecture : Floating Ecopolis for Climate Refugees
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According to the less alarming forecasts of the GIEC (Intergovernmental group on the evolution of the climate), the ocean level should rise from 20 to 90 cm during the 21st Century with a status quo by 50 cm (versus 10 cm in the 20th Century). As a solution to this alarming problem architect Vincent Callebaut came up with this ecotectural marvel that could serve as a luxurious future retreat for 50,000 inhabitants seeking refuge from rising waters due to global warming. He believes the world will be desperately seeking shelter from the devastations of climate change, and hopes the auto-sufficient amphibious city will serve as a luxurious solution. To bad that right now we are close to 7 billion people and this luxurious future retreat is just for 50,000 inhabitants ( just for rich people ).

Urban, MED CAMPUS Graz


Foto Paul Ott

La-Castelnuovese Headquarters

La-Castelnuovese Headquarters

1° premio_Concorso internazionale di progettazione
Lettura del manufatto_Il manufatto si presenta come un insieme di corpi di dimensioni ed altezze diverse aggregati tra loro, a volte anche con scarsa funzionalità e razionalità, figlio di un mondo che si limitava a ragionare sulle necessità del momento e sul sopraggiungere di nuove esigenze, legate necessariamente al processo produttivo, senza la pianificazione di interventi unitari.

الأربعاء، 26 يناير 2011

Ancient defense tower becomes a sleek home

Ancient defense tower becomes a sleek home

The 1880 defense tower, located in the Suffolk wetlands
The 1880 defense tower, located in the Suffolk we
British home designer Duncan Jackson recently joined forces with architectural firm Piercy Conner to transform an 1880 defense tower in Suffolk, England into a stylish and accommodating home. The defense tower, being a historically-registered building, was transformed whilst maintaining its structural appearance and integrity. The project came with a list of obstacles, including the tower's round structure, minimal windows, 12 foot-thick walls and wetlands environment. Despite these hurdles, the joint venture successfully created a contemporary home with an abundance of light, warmth and a streamlined interior design.

Vacant Brooklyn warehouse gets ultra-thin, cutting-edge facade

Vacant Brooklyn warehouse gets ultra-thin, cutting-edge facade

By night the motorized doors secure the shops behind them
By night the motorized doors secure the shops behind them

Motorized door technology adapted from airplane hangars and factory buildings, plus recycled materials from two abandoned warehouses have been used to create a dramatic, industrial-inspired facade for the Wyckoff Exchange in the Bushwick section Brooklyn, New York. The 100-foot-long, eighteen-foot-tall facade is only two inches deep, a feat achieved by architecture and design firm Andre Kikoski Architect (AKA) through innovative technology and construction processes.

الثلاثاء، 25 يناير 2011

Green Mosque / Onat Oktem, Ziya Imren, Zeynep Oktem, Uri Tzarnotzky20Oct 2010By Alison Furuto — Filed under: Cultural ,Education ,Religious Architecture ,Sustainability , Faith in Place, Onat Oktem, Pewaukee, Uri Tzarmotzky, USA, Wisconsin, Zeynep Oktem, Ziya Imren

Green Mosque / Onat Oktem, Ziya Imren, Zeynep Oktem, Uri Tzarnotzky

'The Building: Problem or Solution?' competition, managed by Faith in Place, encouraged the creative design of religious buildings through the re-use and modification of existing structures. Through the collaborative ideas of architects , , and , their Green Mosque won the competition's, "Best Freestanding Religious Structure".

Xeritown by X–Architects

Xeritown by X–Architects

X–Architects of Dubai have designed an urban complex called Xeritown that aims to be a more sustainable mode of development than recent projects in the emirate.

Block 39

Block 39
Off architecture:

'block 39' by off architecture in belgrade, serbia
all images courtesy off architecture

paris-based off architecture has designed a new science centre for belgrade in block 39,
a highly dense and urban residential area of the serbian capital. featuring a flat futuristic
volume balanced on top of a mountain mass, the project aims to create a new territorial
and landscape typology while working within the existing urban framework.

The Atheneum / Richard Meier & Partners Architects , Atheneum, Indiana,

The Atheneum / Richard Meier &; Partners Architects 

Courtesy of ©Scott Frances ESTO
As in many of the civic and public buildings designed by , The built in , plays a key role in its community.

Gehry's centre for New World Symphony in Miami opens

Changing the face of classical music

Gehry's centre for New World Symphony in Miami opens today

For years classical music has been tainted with a stigma of being stuffy, out of touch and somewhat redundant as regards contemporary culture; the home of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida is looking to combat this unfortunate branding head on with a sculptural new rendition by 81 year old architect Frank Gehry.

Hampden Lane House , USA

Hampden Lane House / Robert Gurney Architect,

© Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer
Located in the Edgemoore community of , the client for this project was a young, forward thinking entrepreneur with no desire for a nostalgic or revivalist style house. Rather, the client desired a house that was efficient and with a minimal footprint, leaving the majority of the lot unoccupied by building and hardscape.

الاثنين، 24 يناير 2011

Ecopolis Plaza

Ecopolis Plaza

Ecosistema urbano:

'ecopolis plaza' by ecosistema urbano in madrid, spain
all images courtesy ecosistema urbano

photo by j. de paz

spanish studio ecosistema urbano has created 'plaza ecopolis', a nursery school that
includes in its plan a sustainable public square and urban park in madrid.
located on an old industrial site surrounded by a number of industries and heavy
transportation infrastructures, the project aims to educate the public on energy related
issues while providing an eco-friendly space for social gatherings.

How to Save Energy at Your House Tips

How to Save Energy at Your House Tips

The key to achieving savings in your home is a whole house energy efficiency plan. What you need to do is view your home as an energy system with interdependent parts and go along with our saving energy tips and here's how.
  • Always install a programmable thermostat to keep your house comfortably warm in the winter and comfortably cool in the summer.

Waalse Krook, Urban Library of the Future by UNSTudio

Waalse Krook, Urban Library of the Future by UNSTudio
UNStudio have sent us their entry for Waalse Krook, Urban Library of the Future and Centre for New Media in the Belgian city of Gent. Even though this design by Ben van Berkel/Caroline Bos-led Amsterdam practice was eventually not chosen to be the winning design, we are very excited to share it with you.
UNStudio's proposal for Waalse Krook, Urban Library of the Future and Centre for New Media in Gent, Belgium (Rendering: MIR)
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UNStudio's proposal for Waalse Krook, Urban Library of the Future and Centre for New Media in Gent, Belgium (Rendering: MIR)
Project Description from the Architects:
The two main aims in the design for theUrban Library of the Future and Centre for New Media in Gent are to create a dynamic, flexible and open knowledge environment, whilst simultaneously strengthening the character of the location with the introduction of a building with a distinct architectural identity.

الجمعة، 21 يناير 2011

Ann Demeulemeester Shop in Seoul by Mass Studies

Ann Demeulemeester Shop in Seoul by Mass Studies

Here is the first of three recent projects by Korean architect Minsuk Cho of Mass Studies: the Ann Demeulemeester Shop in the Gangham district of Seoul.

Forum des Halles, Paris

Forum des Halles, Paris

Forum des Halles
Address: Les Halles Metro Station
Arrondissement: 1st
About the Forum des Halles
Paris' Forum des Halles has a unique 800 year history. From 1200 through 1500, the area was a thriving marketplace which specialized in tasty foods and a variety of businesses. Parisian's came here to mill about, shop and enjoy food and friends into the wee hours of the morning.
However, as the city grew larger the congestion that Halles created became too much for the citizens of Paris. In the 1960s the cafes and stalls were moved to Rungis, a suburban area near the Orly Airport.
As much as Parisian's thought that the move of Halles was for the best, they were equally appalled at the disgraceful hole left behind from a marketplace that had thrived in their city for centuries on end. It was dubbed "le trou des Halles" which translates to the hole of the Halles. So the city did them one better and filled in the gaping fissure with yet another place that Parisian's could come to mill about, shop and enjoy food and friends into the wee hours of the morning.

الخميس، 20 يناير 2011

Palais Bulles / Antti Lovag, France

Palais Bulles / Antti Lovag
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Fittingly named , or "Palace of Bubbles," this residence represents the fundamental ideas of architect , who views architecture as a "form of play- spontaneous, joyful, full of surprise." Built in 1989, it rests on a rocky cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

The Salvador Dali Museum by HOK

Architectural firm HOK have designed the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida.


Green the desert , Jordan, Abu Dhabi

Ambitious project to green the desert to begin in Jordan

Conceptual illustration of the Sahara Forest Project that will produce fresh water, electr...
Conceptual illustration of the Sahara Forest Project that will produce fresh water, electricity and food in the desert (Image: Sahara Forest Project Foundation / Screenergy)

An ambitious project that aims to turn arid desert land into a green oasis took a step closer to becoming reality last week when an agreement was signed on the rights to develop a pilot system in Jordan. The Sahara Forest Project's (SFP) first facility will be located on a 2,000,000 square meter (21,527,821 sq. ft.) plot of land in Aqaba, a coastal town in the south of Jordan where it will be a test bed for the use of a combination of technologies designed to enable the production of fresh water, food and renewable energy in hot, arid regions.



Project by : René van Zuuk Architekten

Location : Stadshart Almere, Koetsierbaan, Netherlands

Program : 49 apartments and commercial space

Block 16             (René van Zuuk Architekten)
Block 16 – Image © DJ Hoogerdijk

Rehabilitation in Niza

Hoy nos vamos hasta la Riviera francesa para mostraros el proyecto de reforma y ampliación realizado por A-cero en una antigua vivienda unifamiliar con una fortaleza del siglo XVI y embarcadero propio en la orilla del mar Mediterráneo.

الثلاثاء، 18 يناير 2011

Mountains & Opening House by Eastern Design Office

Mountains & Opening House by Eastern Design Office

Mountains & Opening House by Eastern Design Office
This building is a design room for a Japanese sneaker brand as well as a residential house. The site is in Takarazuka-city of Hyogo Prfecture. It is located in an exclusive residential district that commands an entire view of the Osaka Plain.  The architecture is built on the slope of a hill with an elevation of 330 meters. The level difference of the site is 8 meters.
Taking advantage of the slope, one of the characteristics of this site, an architecture which suits the desires of two persons is built.

Small house in nakanohigashi

Small house in nakanohigashi'small house in nakanohigashi' by small house design lab
all images courtesy small house design lab
Small house design lab:

japanese atelier small house design lab has completed a single family residence on a
pie-shaped site in hiroshima. organizing the internal layout on a linear circulation,
'small house in nakanohigashi' utilizes subtle level differences, materiality,
and colour blocking to separate the rooms while keeping a sense of continuity.

Ellis Residence / Coates Design, Bainbridge Island, USA, Washington

Ellis Residence / Coates Design

© Northernlight Photography
Perched high upon Yeomalt Bluff, the Ellis Residence enjoys a commanding 180-degree view of Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline. The owners requested that the residence be sustainable, and the resulting design by is the first home outside the city of Seattle.  

الأحد، 16 يناير 2011

JD House by Bak Architects

JD House by Bak Architects 

BAK Architects is probably one of my favorite Architectural Firms. The JD house, which just finished construction this year, is set in the forest of Mar Azul in the Argentinian province of Buenos Aires. I love the use of wood as a design element in this house. The concrete also adds to the natural theme of the home. An additional design feature is the way the home was created around the some of the mature trees of the forest. Although I don't know how growth would affect the deck, it's definately an interesting touch.

Getty Center / Richard Meier & Partners Architects, California, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA

Getty Center / Richard Meier & Partners Architects
California, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA

© & Partners Architects and Scott Frances ESTO
The Getty Center occupies a narrow, hilly stretch high above the San Diego Freeway in . Jutting southward from the Santa Monica Mountains, the museum's acropolis-like stature affords spectacular views over the city, the mountains and the ocean.

The Ark , Remistudio, Hotels and Restaurants ,Housing ,Mixed Use ,Sustainability ,

The Ark / Remistudio

Courtesy of
Alexander Remizov, architect for Remistudio, shared with us his project, "The Ark", which is designed as a bioclimatic building with independent life-support systems that can be built on land or sea. Remizov envisioned this project as the house for the future which can be constructed quickly and withstand environmental disasters through its structural integrity.

Manifold clock

Manifold clock,
Studio ve:


                  Dept. of Architecture E-mail:        emadhanee@yahoo.com
                  University of Mosul
                  Mosul - Iraq
Tel :           +964 (0)770 164 93 74

'manifold clock,' designed by studio ve

the wall-mounted 'manifold clock,' designed by israeli industrial design team
studio ve (shay carmon and ben klinger),
combines modern design and traditional mechanics. the clock's hands are connected with a colourful manifold
of printed tyvek®, creating three-dimensional movement over the course of an hour or day.
the time is still read traditionally by the location of the hour and minute hands,
but it can also be estimated based on  the different colours and shapes that form at different times.

Podfuscak Residence / Dva Arhitekta d.o.o. Croatia,

Podfuscak Residence / Dva Arhitekta d.o.o.

© Robert Leš
Architects: Tomislav Ćurković, Zoran Zidarić / Dva Arhitekta d.o.o.
Location: ,
Client: Damir SabolCollaborator: Maja MarkusProject area: 774 sqmProject year: 2010Photographs: Robert Leš

MAD architects: china wood sculpture museum

China wood sculpture museum
MAD architects:

'china wood sculpture museum' by MAD architects in harbin, china
all images courtesy MAD architects

internationally renowned firm MAD architects has sent us images of 'china wood sculpture museum',
a new facility dedicated to the arts in harbin, china. located in one of the most rapidly expanding
creative regional hub in northern china, the project is one of three cultural buildings the
beijing-based firm was commissioned to design in 2009.

Wallpaper* Design Awards 2011

Wallpaper* Design Awards 2011

Wallpaper* announced the winners of their 2011 Design Awards program. The annual award series honors exceptional design in eleven different disciplines, spanning from fashion design over architecture to industrial design. This year's panel of judges hosts big names like Pharrell Williams, Mario Bellini, Raf Simons, Natalie Massenet, Michael Nyman, and Marc Quinn.
Following are the winners in the architectural categories "Best New Private House" and "Best New Public Building". For the complete list of winners, please visit wallpaper.com.
Best New Private House: Villa Vals, Vals, Switzerland, by Bjarne Mastenbroek and Christian Müller (Image via Wallpaper*)
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Best New Private House: Villa Vals, Vals, Switzerland, by Bjarne Mastenbroek and Christian Müller (Image via Wallpaper*)

الخميس، 13 يناير 2011

Avenues Mall Mosque , Kuwait , Zaha Hadid

السلام عليكم، مع اني لم اجد ما يشير ف موقع المعمارية زهاء حديد الى ان المشروع من تصميمها ، اقوم بنشره كما وصلني

Avenues Mall Mosque , Kuwait

This Mosque is located in the Avenues Mall, Kuwait near Al-Rai industrial area, along the Fifth Ring Road.
Architect : Zaha Hadid
Owners : Mabanee Company

avenues masjid1 Avenues Mall Mosque , Kuwait

الأربعاء، 12 يناير 2011

Parc de la Villette / Bernard Tschumi09Jan 2011By Andrew Kroll — Filed under: AD Architecture Classics ,Cultural ,Landscape , Bernard Tschumi, France, Landscape, Paris

Parc de la Villette / Bernard Tschumi
By Andrew Kroll , , ,

© Cyrus Penarroyo
As part of an international competition, 1982-83, to revitalize the abandoned and undeveloped land from the French national wholesale meat market and slaughterhouse in , , Bernard Tschumi was chosen from over 470 entries including that of OMA/Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, and Jean Nouvel.  Unlike other entries in the competition, Tschumi did not design the park in a traditional mindset where and nature are the predominant forces behind the design [i.e. Central Park].  Rather he envisioned Parc de la Villette as a place of culture where natural and artificial [man-made] are forced together into a state of constant reconfiguration and discovery.

الأحد، 9 يناير 2011

Lakewood House / Centerbrook Architects and Planners, By Kelly Minner , USA

Lakewood House / Centerbrook Architects and Planners
By Kelly Minner , USA

© Peter Aaron, Esto
The Lakewood House, designed by Centerbrook Architects and Planners, integrates into its surrounding landscape, and utilizes a closed-loop geothermal heating and cooling system, natural and local materials, and passive solar design. This project was awarded a 2009 AIA Connecticut Design Award for Residential Built Design. The Jury commented that, "The house draws you in because of the fineness of its structure. The viewer wants to see beyond the whimsical, unique sunscreen, but wishes it to remain in place because of its total integration with the structure. The fabric of the building is well thought out, and its scale attracts the viewer."

Vivienda en Sotogrande

Hoy os invitamos a disfrutar de la luminosidad y blancura  de los pueblos andaluces para enseñaros la vivienda unifamiliar que A-cero ha diseñado en la urbanización gaditana de Sotogrande.
Una casa de veraneo situada en una parcela de más de 2.000 m2 en la que el blanco es el protagonista de acuerdo a la arquitectura de la región donde se ubica.

Refugium of a Forester / Petra Gipp Arkitektur Sweden

Refugium of a Forester / Petra Gipp Arkitektur

© Björn Lofterud
Architect: Petra Gipp Arkitektur
Location: Varberg,
Structural engineer: Peter Bojrup, Structor ABContractor: Mattias Andersson, DesignworkModel Constructor: Veronica CarlssonProject Area: 108 sqmProject year: 2007Photographs: Björn Lofterud

Conical Concrete Sculpture Unique Villa Design

Conical Concrete Sculpture Unique Villa Design

This Conical Concrete Sculpture Unique Villa Design concept Designed by Factor Architecten Netherlands at architectural style for villa. Formed as Conical Concrete Sculpture with modern minimalist touching, this Unique Villa Design is perfect for weekend. And finally, under the glass roof which can be opened, the home design has the fantastic swimming pool. Festal Visuality, images: Juda Amrany, share the Factor Architecten bv team. Name of the Company: Factor Architecten bv. Name of the Architect: ir. G.A.L. Kengen. Factor Architecten build a thatched house for the 21st century.
In an open spot in the woods outside of Beekbergen a unique villa has been built. Not visible from the public highway, a conical concrete sculpture with a curved thatched roof rises up between the trees. The design was created in close collaboration with our clients, Mr Anton Schouten and Ms Hannie Kempink.
The interior is visible through the various open places cut into the cone. The basement holds the garage and the spare bedrooms and bathrooms. Above this lie the kitchen and the master bedroom. Via the dining room, we then climb to the main floor with the living room and entrance hall. The main floor is accessible via the dining room, where the living room and entrance hall are situated.
Conical Concrete Sculpture Unique Villa Design
Conical Concrete Sculpture Unique Villa Design

Sketch Chair

Sketch Chair:

"Sketch Chair" is an application that allows
novice users to take part in the entire process of
designing and building their own chairs. Chairs
are designed using a simple 2D sketch-based
interface and design validation tools. Thereafter
chairs are fabricated from sheet materials cut by a
laser cutter, CNC milling machine or paper

ندوة: الاسكان في مدينة الموصل الوضع الراهن وافاق المستقبل

السلام عليكم
اقام قسم الهندسة المعمارية في جامعة الموصل
وبالتعاون مع هيئة استثمار نينوى ندوة علمية بعنوان
الاسكان في مدينة الموصل الوضع الراهن وافاق المستقبل
البحوث المشاركة ضمن الملف الملحق
mosularch كلمة المرور   


السبت، 8 يناير 2011

Beat Pack / Studio LOOP

Beat Pack / Studio LOOP

© Courtesy of
Architects: Studio LOOP
Location: Sagamihara City, ,
Site Area:
111.25 sqmBuilding Area: 54.21 sqmTotal Floor Area: 91.58 sqmProject Year: 2008-2009Photographs: Courtesy of

House R, Bembé dellinger

House R
Bembé dellinger:

'house r' by bembé dellinger in schondorf, germany
all images courtesy bembé dellinger
photographer: stefan müller-naumann
bembé dellinger is a multi-storey
dwelling designed for a business couple in schondorf. located on lake ammersee,
the residence features full floor-to-ceiling windows framed in black steel
to provide panoramic views to the surrounding landscape.

partially cantilevering out of the natural terrain on a thick base, the design
aims to thin the threshold between indoor and outdoor. 380 acrylic glass
cylinders perforate the building's exterior skin to continue through to
the interior wall surface. largely finished in white and light wood,
the space encourages natural daylighting.

(left) cantilevered interior
(right) detail of acrylic glass cylinder perforation

detail translated to the interior

black steel frames accent the glazing

shower and bathtub

service wall, closed up

opened up