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The Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre in Cornwall Street, Hong Kong by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Article source: Studio Daniel Libeskind

The Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre for the City University of Hong Kong will provide facilities that will enable the University to become the first in Asia to offer the highest level of education and training in the creative media fields. The Centre will house the Centre for Media Technology and the Department of Computer Engineering and Information Technology. Studio Daniel Libeskind is working with Leigh & Orange Architects and expects the building to be completed in 2010.

Media Centre (Image Courtesy Gollings Photography)

  • Architects: Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Project: The Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre
  • Location: Cornwall Street, Hong Kong
  • Competition: 2002
  • Completion: 2010
  • Client: City University of Hong Kong


The Tsai Residence in Ancram, New York by HHF Architects + Ai WeiWei

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Article source: HHF Architects + Ai WeiWei

The Tsai Residence is a country house designed for two young art collectors. The design reflects their request for a abstract piece sitting almost without scale on top of the site, which is located two hours upstate from New York City.

Exterior View (Image Courtesy Iwan Baan)

  • Architects:HHF Architects + Ai WeiWei
  • Project: The Tsai Residence
  • Location: Ancram, New York
  • Function: weekend house
  • Useable Floor Area: 375 m2/4’000 sq ft
  • Awards: American Architecture Award 2009, Wallpaper Design Award Nominee 2010
  • PhotographyIwan Baan and Nikolas Koenig
  • Material: wood construction
  • Construction: 2006 – 2008
  • Client: private
  • Team: HERLACH HARTMANN FROMMENWILER and Ai Weiweiwith Bhavana Hameed, Tom Strub, Fumiko Takahama, Magnus Zwyssig


iGuzzini Illuminazione España Headquarters in Barcelona, Spain by MiAS ARCHITECTS

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Article source: Josep Miàs – MiAS ARCHITECTS

Project description: Il Cielo iGuzzini does not belong to the ground on which it sits. Like a balloon, Leonidov’s aerostat, it will attempt to escape from this world, seeking a new sky.  It will describe the conditions of the light, natural and artificial, in its interior, it will refer to its origins, recognizing a geometric order, but above all it will want to speak to us of aspirations.

Moored to the ground, it belongs to this place, and to all other places.

Bird Eye View (Images Courtesy Adrià Goula)

  • Architect: Josep Miàs – MiAS ARCHITECTS
  • Project name: iGuzzini Illuminazione España Headquarters
  • Location: Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
  • Type: office building and showroom
  • Technical Architect: Carles Bou
  • Photographer: Adrià Goula


Outrial House in Ksiazenice, Poland by KWKPromes

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Article source: KWK Promes arch. Robert Konieczny

A green clearing surrounded by forest was the only context for the proposed small house. Hence the idea to “carve out” a piece of the grass-covered site, move it up and treat it as the roofing to arrange all the required functions underneath. When the whole was ready, the client came up with another request, to create some space for a small recording studio and a conservatory. The latter was obtained by linking the ground floor with the grassy roof through an “incision”  in the green plane and “bending” the incised fragment down, inside the building.

Exterior View


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