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Category Archives: Architecture

“Can Classical And Modern Architecture Coexist?” Blog Discussion

On a blog we frequent, the ALPOLIC® Materials Blog, they prompted an interesting discussion on the relationship between modern and classic architecture. I’ve always been partial to classic architecture, exuding … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · 3 Comments

Ball-Nogues Studio Creates Incredible Hanging Sphere Installation

The Cradle Ball-Nogues Studio Santa Monica, California 2010 In 2010, Ball-Nogues Studio was commissioned by the City of Santa Monica to create an installation for the exterior of a parking … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · 4 Comments

What Makes Something Art?

As humans evolve, the term art seems to expand further and further to include practically anything. In it’s most fundamental state, art can be considered every living and non-living thing … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Fondaco dei Tedeschi Renovations, Venice, Italy by OMA

Venice is among the most beautiful destinations in the world. The floating city, surrounded by water and traditional architecture, has become a must-see tourist attraction. Like many ancient cities, its … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Dresden Museum of Military History’s Extension by Studio Daniel Libeskind (SDL)

In Dresden, Germany there sits a museum constructed in the late 19th century. The Dresden Museum of Military History survived the allied bombing campaign during World War II. 135 years … Continue reading

December 22, 2011 · 2 Comments

UK Pavilion/”Seed Cathedral” Heatherwick Studio’s Design for the 2010 Shanghai Expo

The 6,000-square-meter UK Pavilion, also known as the “Seed Cathedral,” was created by Heatherwick Studio for the Shanghai Expo in 2010. The project was designed to bring awareness to the … Continue reading

December 20, 2011 · 2 Comments

MAD Architects Fake Hills Project in Beihai, China

Architect: MAD’s Ma Yansong & Qun Dang Project: Residential Apartment Status: Under Construction Location: Beihai, China According to MAD, residential housing makes up the majority of new construction in China’s new cities. Often … Continue reading

December 15, 2011 · 1 Comment

Q&A Of The Future From An Architectural Perspective: Guest Blog Post

In a previous post we stated that the future of architecture is incredibly effulgent. The young up-and-coming and aspiring designers of this generation are nothing short of remarkable. For months … Continue reading

December 14, 2011 · 1 Comment

The AIA Award-Winning SOM Project for Beijing’s CBD East Expansion

The Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) plan for the expansion of Beijing’s Central Business District is an award-winning project. According to SOM, the plan would require the creation of three … Continue reading

December 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

Zaha Hadid Architects Design The Dorobanti Tower

Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects  Project: Dorobanti Tower Status: Under Construction Location: Bucharest, Romania The Dorobanti Tower, which is still under construction, stands 200 meters high in the heart of Bucharest, Romania. The artist … Continue reading

December 8, 2011 · 3 Comments

Architectural Feature: ‘Cardboard Cathedral’ by Shigeru Ban

In February 2011 a terrible earthquake caused relentless damage to the symbolic Christ Church Cathedral in New Zealand. Japanese architect Shigeru Ban was commissioned to design a temporary cathedral to … Continue reading

December 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

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