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Khalsa Heritage Center in Punjab, India by Safdie Architects

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Article source: Safdie Architects

The Khalsa Heritage Memorial Complex is a new museum of the Sikh people located in the holy town of Anandpur Sahib, near Chandigarh, the capital of the state of Punjab. The museum celebrates 500 years of Sikh history and the 300th anniversary of the Khalsa, the scriptures written by the tenth and last guru, Gobind Singh.

  • Architect: Safdie Architects
  • Name of Project: Khalsa Heritage Center
  • Location: Anandpur Sahib, Punjab, India
  • Client: Anandpur Sahib Foundation
  • Associate Architect: Ashok Dhawan Architects
  • Public Opening: Fall 2011
  • Total Area: 250,000 square feet
  • Total Cost: US $21 million


House R in Karlsruhe, Germany by christ christ architekten gmbh

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Article source: christ christ architekten gmbh

The house is located at the “Stadtgarten” (city park) in the centre of Karlsruhe


The property once was a part of a northern situated villa. A pavilion which belongs to the historic ensemble is part of the wall, which encloses property at three sides.


The 4-storey single family house is reached via a forecourt and a ramp. The main entrance on the northern side and a second entrance via the carport lead to the entrance area.

The storeys are connected by an open stairway and an elevator. North side ramp and the integration of an elevator refers to demographic development and possible handicap.

Night View (Images Courtesy Thomas Herrmann | Stuttgart)

  • Architect: christ christ architekten gmbh
  • Name of Project: House R
  • Location: Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Type: single family house
  • Client: Private
  • Photographer: Thomas Herrmann |  Stuttgart


CityLife Milano in Milan, Italy by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid

Creating a portal to the FieraMilano: a 43-storey, 190 metre retail tower emerging from the site, giving shape to a torsion or vortex, a slow rising and twisting from its base. Horizontal energy is released into a vertical, spiralling vector aligned with the snaking forms of the housing across the river.

Street View

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: CityLife Milano
  • Location:Milan, Italy
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Director: Gianluca Racana
  • Project Architect: Paolo Zilli (Tower), Maurizio Meossi (Residential)
  • Tower Design Team: Andrea Balducci Castè, Mario Mattia, Giuseppe Morando, Annarita Papeschi, Matteo Pierotti, Peter McCarthy, Line Rahbek, Arianna Russo, Carlos, Sebastian Martinez


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