The chapel was built to honor Nicholas von Flüe, the patron saint of Switzerland also known as Bruder Klaus, and contains his statue along with a single bench and some candles. The architect, Peter Zumthor of Switzerland has been chosen as the 2009 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Most recently critics have praised his Field Chapel to Saint Nikolaus von der Flüe near Cologne, Germany..
MVRDV shared with us their design of The Water Cube, a pavilion for the World Expo 2012 in Yeosu, Korea. The theme of the Expo is “The Living Ocean and Coast”. You can see more proposals for the thematic pavilion by Ginseng Chicken, PTA, and Nicoletti Associati. WORLD WONDERS World expos are fantastic. In the literal meaning. They show man kinds fantasies. They allow for this great opportunity t..
These projects are part of the National Tourist Routes, unique drives through the most spectacular countryside Norway has to offer. The National Tourist Routes are being developed and operated by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration as a nationwide project. Its goal is to provide a network of such routes throughout Norway by 2015. Architects: 70ºN Arkitektur Location: Vestvågøy, Lofoten Isl..
Client: British Land Project Manager: M3 Consulting Architects: Carmody Groarke Engineering: Arup Landscape Architecture: EDCO Lighting design: Maurice Brill Lighting Design Contractor: BOVIS Sub Contractor: Skanska Specialist Sub contractors: Sheetfabs, Nottingham London architects Carmody Groarke have completed a pavilion in London featuring a steel plate supported eight meters above the groun..
The theme of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo is “Better City, Better Life”, and the special theme for the Hong Kong Pavilion is “Hong Kong – a city with unlimited potential“. A concept design competition was held in 2008 and received some 80+ submissions. Ida & Billy’s submission was awarded the Frist Prize, and formed the basis for the final design and execution by the government and another archi..
Project information Project: Competition Ossuary Orthen Client: BAi, Den Bosch for Cemetery Orthen, Den Bosch Architects: buijsenpennock architects (Ard Buijsen, Iris Pennock) Collaborators: A2 Studio, Rotterdam (renderings); Reynoud Homan (typography) Year: 2009 Price: 2nd price Program: last resting place for 12.000 dead people Gross floor area: 883 m2 Gross content: 5300 m3 Main materials: Oa..
Yesterday, Bustler reported about the AIA Seattle 2009 Honor Awards that were presented to Washington State’s most outstanding architects and design teams earlier this week. One of the award winners that received the Citation Award in the ‘Envisioned’ category was a team comprised of Seattle-based firms zero plus and STAVE for their proposal for a thematic pavilion for the Expo 2012 in Yeosu, Ko..
Builder-owner: City of Innsbruck / STRABAG Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects, London Light planning: Zaha Hadid Architects, London Zumtobel Licht Electrical planning: ILF, Rum Electrical installation: EAE Stöckl GmbH, Innsbruck Nordpark Cable Railway by Zaha Hadid Architects opened by Hilde Zach, Mayor of Innsbruck The Nordpark Cable Railway comprising of four new stations and a cable-stayed sus..
Estonian architects Urmas Muru and Peeter Pere have designed a shelter for cooking outdoors at Korvamäe farm in Estonia. The shelter has a timber frame covered in sheet material, punctured by circular holes in two facades. “As Estonian weather is not famous for its warmth and sunshine it has become popular to have summer parties at so-called summer kitchens and shelters,” explains Pere. “It is ..
Spanish architects Ensamble Studio shared with us their building for the SGAE Offices in Spain (the equivalent to the RIAA in the USA). Once again, Ensamble Studio shows us an impressive use of mass, using stacked stone slabs to create an intermediate space with filtered light. It also has a wall built with used CDs on the inside. The SGAE (General Society of Authors and Publishers) Central Offi..