Football (or soccer) is a sport that’s loved the world over, and perhaps Real Madrid has more fans than any other football club on the planet. For a sports team of its caliber, it’s no surprise that Real Madrid will soon get its own theme park, of sorts, on a man-made island in the United Arab Emirates. [click to continue…]
There’s something special about Starbucks. You can walk into any location in the country or abroad and feel right at home—as if you were stepping into your own neighborhood Starbucks. However, the coffee giant is experimenting with an entirely new type of coffee house that’s all about sustainability, local materials, and small footprints. [click to continue…]
The Middle East is home to some of the most awe-inspiring architecture in the world. So perhaps it comes as no surprise that the Gulf state of Qatar is developing one of the region’s most ambitious projects yet–a floating “Jelly-fish” city. [click to continue…]
Located in Water Mill, New York, House by the Pond was a project that was aimed at satisfying environmental regulations, site constraints, and solar orientation. The end result is a two story home that offers an open, lofty, single story pavilion that provides incredible light and views of the of the yard and pool area, along with views of wildlife inhabiting the nearby pond.
Stelle Architects chose anodized aluminum doors, windows and trim, cedar and cement board siding as the home’s primary exterior materials. Materials were selected for their low low maintenance, modest cost, long-term durability, and sustainable nature. [click to continue…]
Wang Shu, who recently became the first Chinese architect to win the coveted Pritzker Prize, isn’t a fan of China’s rush to urbanization and it’s evident in his style. Shu’s buildings, which include museums, academies, homes, and a garden of ancient tiles, are all in some way inspired by old China, rather than emulating the West like most Chinese architects these days.
“We want to copy Manhattan,” Mr. Want said in a recent interview with the New York Times. “I love Manhattan. It’s a very interesting place. But if you want to copy something that was accomplished in 200 years, it’s very difficult. New York was not designed by architects, it was designed by time.” [click to continue…]
In the wake of devastating flooding this week in Manila, the Philippines, non-profit design firm Architecture for Humanity is launching a long-term disaster response program to help rebuild the city and mitigate potential damage from future natural disasters in the region.
Tropical Storm Haikui was to blame for days of heavy rain that wreaked havoc on the capital city of the Philippines, forcing some 800,000 people to flee from their homes and seek emergency shelter. In an effort to develop housing solutions that are more resilient to such severe weather, Architecture for Humanity hopes to raise at least $100,000, which would be used toward a reconstruction program as well as training the community on how to live more soundly amid monsoons. [click to continue…]
Urban areas are in need of increasingly smaller housing units. In fact, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has gotten behind the concept of a “micro apartment,” which could become the housing model for the City’s growing small-household population.
While Bloomberg’s 300 square foot apartments are fairly cramped, they’re cavernous when compared to the aptly named “One-Sqm-House,” designed by Berlin-based architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel. [click to continue…]
HOK has been selected to created a world-class facility for the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The school’s downtown campus will embrace its lively, urban surrounding to help transform today’s students into the doctors and researchers of tomorrow. [click to continue…]