There has been a lot of emphasis recently on the ways we can all do our bit for the environment, whilst saving a few pennies here and there too. Eco building materials aren’t exactly anything new on the market but they have been growing in popularity over the last year or so. Are they the [...]
Architect Design in the Future
1. Aqua,USA (website) From a distance this skyscraper, to be completed in 2009 in Chicago, will seem quite traditional. it’ll only be when you get close and look up that you can appreciate the ripple/jelly effect created by variously sized balconies from top to bottom.
Speirs and Major Associates shared some photos on http://www.contemporist.com that show their work on the lighting of the Infinity Bridge that was completed last year in Stockton-on-Tees, England. About the bridge: The brief called for an iconic structure as part of the Stockton-on-Tees regeneration of the North Shore site. The resulting footbridge now links the [...]
These images show the futuristic building plans for the Museum of Middle East Modern Art to be located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The biggest changes to shake up architecture in a long time may have their origins in the very, very small. Nanotechnology, the understanding and control of matter at a scale of one- to one hundred-billionths of a meter, is bringing incredible changes to the materials and processes of building. How ready we are to embrace [...]
Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe, collectively know as “The Big Three”, developed the principles of modern architecture in Europe during the 1920’s and early 30’s. Their philosophy was famously exposed to the world at the extremely influential 1932 International Exhibition of Modern Architecture at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). [...]
This building was designed for the Otto Bock HealthCare company, a world leader in prosthetics and orthotics. The organic-dynamic design of the six-storey building is based on the principles of nature – as a model of harmony between technology and people. The facade bands have modeled the structure of muscle fibers that encircle the building [...]
What is meant by a solar power roof tile? The rays of sun generate radiant energy. Using different types of machines, this radiant energy can be captured, stored and treated to form other types of usable energy, as our needs might be. Solar power refers to the procedure of generating mechanical power, electricity or chemical [...]