The design for the Iran Embassy, Vienna is another approach of a direct connection between architectural design and virtual game engines, that opened an entirely new initial point for modern Islamic architecture. The aim was to extract the uniqueness of traditional Islamic ornaments into a modern language of 3-dimensional shaping by simultaneously preserving traditional proportion patterns. To meet with this ambitious intention a special software was programmed that resulted into the adventurously new Islamic design. The traditional way of treating natural light meets an entirely new way of involving the direct processing of digital data flow into an architectural design.
Cutty Sark is one of the worldâ€™s most famous sailing vessels. After being decommissioned, the historic clipper ship has rested in a dry dock in the centre of historic maritime Greenwich where it served as public museum. Grimshaw Architects in association with Youmeheshe Architects and Designers were commissioned to design a cutting-edge visitor centre within and beneath the ship as part of a 27 million pound conservation programme that required closing the attraction for a complete restoration overhaul.
Faceted House 2 is PMA’s second explotion into angling the rear extension of a property to achieve the maximum sunlight exposure. Following the success of Faceted House 1, this project explores this faceted dimension further. A large double fronted open plan ground floor was created, only a cent!l staircase dividing the space for a looping plan.
Visitors to the 2010 Bloomsbury Festival were invited to contribute to the evolving Tree of Life installation produced by Urban Brew. Produced to promote The Book of the Dead exhibition at the British Museum, Urban Brew interpreted the Egyptian Tree of Life into a site specific installation that attracted over 4,000 people. The installation reflected the importance the Ancient Egyptians attached to the ideas of life and death and invited the public to contribute by writing their name onto a paper bird, which would then be hung up to create a sea of flying birds overhead. The underworld was further explored in a series of soundscapes throughout the installation, produced by composer Jonathan Rousseau.
Interior designer Daniel Hopwood reconfigured a bijou London apartment to create space where his bons vivants clients could entertain lavishly, designing it with a sleek, creamy oak envelope and a hint of Halston ‘70s chic.
120 FENCHURCH STREET – Mixed Use Office Development in the City of London
120 Fenchurch Street is a City block development located in the south section of the Eastern Cluster of the City of London. The site is immediately to the south of Willis Building at 51 Lime Street. North of this, on the north side of Leadenhall Street, is the consented development at 122 Leadenhall Street, which is part of the apex of the Eastern Cluster.
Soaring 95 stories above the South Bank of the Thames, The Shard at London Bridge Quarter is the tallest building in Western Europe. As its name suggests, the building is comprised of multiple glass shards that merge to form an elongated pyramid, creating a complex structural form with many design challenges. The skyscraper was also designed for sustainability, using recycled construction materials and targeting an “Excellent” BREEAM rating. The developer, Sellar Property Group chose WSP to deliver a technical solution for The Shard that was financially viable.
Six historic Lotus Formula 1 cars were incorporated in a spectacular sculpture by artist Gerry Judah. The sculpture was the centerpiece of last weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Britain’s largest car culture event. The 28-metre tall sculpture was the 16th created by Gerry Judah for the Festival of Speed, an annual event held in the grounds of Goodwood House in West Sussex, the family seat of the Earl of March.
Designed as a versatile multi-purpose environment, the Gallery will host a wide range of social and cultural events, including exhibitions, meetings, presentations, debates and receptions. Zaha Hadid Architects have created a precisely ordered, intimate sensory design environment which stimulates the visitor through its active and engaged relationship with Roca’s products.