Moving walls in Shanghai

The Bund Finance Centre in Shanghai employs a unique facade that moves to reveal new spaces in the building’s interior. This screen design was a collaboration between Foster & Partners, Heatherwick Studio and local engineers form Tongji University. The screen is layered in three tracks with “tassels,” between 2 and 16m in length and symbolic…

From grain to modern art #sustainability

Heatherwick Studio have redeveloped a former grain silo to create the “Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa,” the world’s largest museum of African contemporary art. The silos were connected to rail infrastructure and the port and stored corn from all over the country for over nine decades since their construction in 1921. Standing 57m tall…

an exquisite landscape

LANDAU international design have created an exquisite park at Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, that harmonizes architecture with a carefully crafted landscape epitomizing a rare natural beauty. Read the Archdaily.com article here

Radical #architecture from around the world #thinkdifferently #sustainability

The range of design ideas and concepts is in itself impressive… Architecture platform Rethinking the Future (RTF): to create a “new window on international trends in architecture and design” by considering “radical solutions for the present day problems facing the domain.” RTF has announced the winners for their annual “Rethinking the Future Awards.” The competition was…

Buddhist serenity

Walters & Cohen were competition winners to refurbish and extend the Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre for London Buddhist Centre (LBC) in Suffolk, UK. Yet again W&C demonstrate expertly executed architecture with their attention to detail and choice of materials. The client’s vision was for a serene, beautiful centre that improves health and wellbeing, and enhances the…

The world’s #tallestbuilding … in #wood !

Shigeru Ban Architects, working for the developer PortLiving, have designed the world’s tallest hybrid timber building in the Coal Harbour district in Vancouver, Canada.   This design had to attain a design standard worthy of its location next to the Arthur Erikson “Evergreen Building” which is landmark listed. ArchDaily have more images here…World’s Tallest Hybrid…

transparent barn

This contemporary take on the living barn is elegant and well crafted. The projecting glass gable sliding from under traditional thatch is a wonderful interplay of modern and traditional materials. Architect_Mass Architecten