Tag Archives: architecture

World Trade Center Transportation Hub Is As Elaborate As It Gets

Look out Grand Central Station, there’s a new transportation hub in town. The World Trade Center’s transportation hub is, after numerous redesigns, scheduled to be completed in 2012. The designer, Santiago Calatrava, must have some fascination with evangelical churches because this glass and steel structure is turning out to look like something Reverend Robert Schuller designed. Besides that, it’s a ...

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Three Hundred Year Old Church Has The Coolest Powerpoint Screen Ever

Amsterdam’s Koepelkerk (meaning roughly “domed church” in Dutch) is one of the main landmarks on the city’s skyline. Koepelkerk has been around since the 17th century and it’s been painted by the legendary Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, but today it’s far from your typical church. Since 1975, the Koepelkerk has been rented by the Renaissance Marriott and they’ve renovated ...

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Farol Design Hotel Is My Dream Beach House

Farol Design Hotel is a chic resort in the tiny beach town of Cascais on Portugal’s beautiful Estoril Coast. Farol is perched on a cliff right by the water’s edge making for spectacular views from every part of the hotel. Inside, the hotel is equally stunning. All of the rooms in the hotel are decorated by famous Portugese fashion designers. ...

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California Academy of Sciences

I know, I know. I keep thinking this photo is some leftover crew picture from the original Jurassic Park. It looks like a wild zoo of sorts too, doesn’t it? It’s neither. It’s the newly designed California Academy of Sciences. I used to go to the Museum of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia but goddamn this has so much more. Hit ...

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Experimental Summer Home at Hardanger

New York is a great city and offers unlimited possibilities but sometimes, you just need to get away. If I had the cash, I’d most likely head over to Hardanger in Norway. Why Norway? Architects Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen built a small summer home in the woods, overlooking a lake. It’s a minimalist approach to living, with only a ...

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Louis Vuitton Sets Up Shop In Tokyo

French design house Louis Vuitton has a reputation for ostentatious urban displays and Tokyo is a hotbed of over-the-top luxury consumption, so it should come as no surprise that Vuitton’s planned Tokyo flagship store is going to have an innovative design. Vuitton is being tight-lipped about when their Tokyo store will open and where in the city it will be ...

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Jelly Architecture

Here’s a series of jellies that were designed by prestigious architects. And by prestigious I mean random. Each piece is currently on auction, so if you really fancy any of this stuff, feel free to whip out your Master Card.

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Arduino Lilypad: Oversized Robotic Arm Directs Plants To Window

Your house plants are withering. You have two options: put them out in the sun or build a gigantic robotic arm that takes up half of your living space. Lively plants at the cost of sleeping in the bathtub doesn’t sound too bad either. The Bartlett School of Architecture showcased their Experiments in Time exhibit, which included this steel monstrosity ...

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Limes Hotel Opens

Here’s some shots of the beautiful Limes Hotel that just opened in Brisbane, Australia. It was designed by Alexander Lotersztain and is absolutely stunning. Blows away any building I have seen in New York. After the jump, more pictures.

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Ultima Tower Joins The Mile High Club (Well, Actually Two Miles)

Every other week we read about some kook who has devised a blueprint for the world’s new tallest building. Blah, blah. Whatever. It’s old news that buildings are getting bigger. The Ultima Tower, on the other hand, goes well beyond just slightly edging out the next tallest building, but totally blows it away. The Ultima Tower proposal is a two-mile ...

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