Our friends from Mass Studies sent us their design for the Korean Pavillion for the Shanghai World Expo in 2010. The Korean Pavillion is situated in Zone A, directly neighboring the Japan Pavillion and the Saudi Arabia Pavillion, and in close proximity to the China Pavilion. The site is around 6000m2, and it is one of the largest lots within the expo compound. Located on the perimeter of the zon..
Architect: MAPT + DARK Architects Location: Oslo, Norway Program: Highrise with Shopping, Wellness and Office Facilities Project year: 2009 Images: MAPT With this project we looked for a reinterpretation of the urban block typology in combination with vertical multiplication and urban density. The site is situated next to Oslo Central Station and had been formerly occupied by the postal headquar..
The team composed of graduates of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and headed by Cesar Perez Becerril, has been announced winner in a national competition for a memorial to commemorate the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence. The design proposes a vertical height of 104 meters of coated quartz and slender, which eliminates the role and obstruction of reform. “It’s simple and effecti..
Dutch architects UNStudio last week unveiled designs for a temporary pavilion for Millennium Park in Chicago. The structure, along with a second designed by Zaha Hadid, will be erected in the park from 19 June to 31 October. Update 16/04/09: see our story on Zaha’s pavilion here. The pavilions will celebrate the centenary of 1909 Plan of Chicago, also known as the Burnham Plan, which set out way..
Here’s a selection of projects by architect Peter Zumthor, who wasnamed 2009 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate earlier this week (see our previous story). Captions are from Peter Zumthor. Above photo by Walter Mair. Above: Brother Klaus Field Chapel, 2007 Wachendorf, Eifel, Germany The ﬁeld chapel dedicated to Swiss Saint Nicholas von der Flüe(1417–1487), known as Brother Klaus, was commissio..
Canadian firm Saucier + Perrotte Architects redesigned an old warehouse into a spa that provides a thermal therapy. The design conept is derived from contact between hot and cold. It destills the idea of 'cool glacial forms and the warmness of volcanic rocks', which duality is articulated through forms and various materials used in the building. These forms and angles, give a perceptual differen..
In late 2008 the City of Punta Umbria, located on the coast of Huelva, Spain, organized a Competition for a Congress, Exhibition and Fairs building. MRDP Arquitectos sent us the winning entry. The results: 1st Prize: FARO; MRDP Arquitectos | María Romero y Daniel Pérez 2nd Prize: CÓNCAVO-CONVEXO; Joaquín Aramburu y Asociados 3rd Prize: BI.VALVO; JOSÉ ÁLVAREZ CHECA The plot is 7500 sqm, the maxim..
Designer Claudio Colucci will present a combined speaker and lamp called Squeezophone 360 at Bar Blanco in Milan next week. Made of Corian, the product is the result of a collaboration between Colucci and Kenwood Design. Here’s some more information from Claudio Colucci Design: – “When design meets a technological ingenuity…” in the Bar Blanco, Milano The designer Claudio Colucci and the Design ..
Here (at last!) are a couple of images of Zaha Hadid’s design for a temporary pavilion in Millennium Park, Chicago. The pavilion, along with another designed by UNStudio, will celebrate the centenary of 1909 Plan of Chicago (also known as the Burnham Plan) and will be open to the public from 19 June to 31 October. For more info on the Plan of Chicago centenary and the Burnham Pavilions, see our ..