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Techno Group Headquarters in Amman, Jordan by Symbiosis Designs

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Article source: Symbiosis Designs LTD

Symbiosis Designs LTD wins design competition to build Techno Group Headquarters in Amman

The building massing concept created a negative space that would be a certain interruption to the continuous street frontal façades; hence a specific and differentiated visual field is announced where the void becomes a captive. The negative field is the primary focal point staging majestic trees. Through the building’s homogenous material expression, the steel structural skin is also a grounding continuum and an assurance of rigor, visual noise reduction and simplicity.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Symbiosis Designs LTD
  • Project name: Techno Group Headquarters
  • Location: Amman, Jordan
  • Client: Techno Group
  • Project team: Khalid Nahhas, Ramiz Ayoub, Abed Al-Qader Tarabieh, Rasem Kamal, Rami Naffa’
  • Land area: 2,000 sq. m
  • Built-up area: 12,000 sq. m
  • Project year: 2011
  • 3D perspectives: Courtesy of Symbiosis Designs LTD


Boston Hydromall in Fort Point Channel, Boston by Influx Studio

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Article source: Influx Studio

A Zero Carbon economy

All industrial energy system inscribes its technological order into the urban fabric. What it’s the shape and what will be the urban footprint of the next ZERO CARBON economy? Which spatial implications for a “water city” like Boston? The key issue for this present challenge is how we can anticipate Fort Point Channel’s role in new Boston’s green future?

The Boston's Eye

  • Architect: Influx Studio
  • Project: Boston Hydromall
  • Location: Fort Point Channel, Boston, USA
  • Type: Open International Competition
  • Client: Shiftboston
  • Site Area: 145,000 sqm
  • Project Area: 25,000 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009


Dubai World Trade Center by Hopkins Architects

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Article source: Hopkins Architects

The first Phase of the Dubai World Trade Centre District, at the heart of the new business district in the city, arguably the most important area of real estate in the Gulf and the Middle East.

Dubai World Trade Center

  • Architects: Hopkins Architects
  • Project: Dubai World Trade Centre
  • Location: Dubai, UAE
  • Size: 1,040,000 m2
  • Client: Dubai World Trade Centre


Blue Room for Ohne Titel by Barker Freeman Design Office designed using Rhino and V-Ray

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Article source: Barker Freeman Design Office

BLUE ROOM is an installation proposal that translates and complement the brand’s juxtaposition of soft silhouette and architectural lines in their work into the scale of the retail environment.  We began with an idea about the insertion of a translucent lining that would contrast with the rectilinear envelope of the existing space and act as an atmospheric veil to separate and define areas for the display of merchandise.

View From Cashwrap


Military History Museum in Dresden, Germany by Architekt Daniel Libeskind AG

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Article source: Architekt Daniel Libeskind AG

The central theme of the Military History Museum is the human being: those who went into the war and those who have remained at home; people of different eras and people of different generations.  SDL is working with SIB Staatsbetrieb Saechsisches Immobilien und Baumanagement.  The project is expected to be completed in 2011.

Images Courtesy Bitter Bredt Fotografie

  • Architect: Architekt Daniel Libeskind AG – SDL
  • Name of Project: Military History Museum
  • Location: Dresden, Germany
  • Client: Federal Republic of Germany
  • Landscape Architect: Dipl.-Ing. Volker von Gagern, Dresden, Germany
  • Photo Credits: ©SDL, ©Bitter Bredt Fotografie


Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2003 in London, UK by Oscar Niemeyer

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Article source: Oscar Niemeyer

‘Imagine Garbo or Sinatra in their prime, and performing now. With this week’s opening of the 2003 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, just such a time-warping miracle is taking place.’ Evening Standard

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2003 Designed by Oscar Niemeyer Photo © 2007 Richard Bryant

  • Architect: Oscar Niemeyer
  • Name of Project: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2003
  • Location: London, UK


Cyprus Cultural Centre in Nicosia by Hopkins Architects

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Article source: Hopkins Architects

A focal point for Cyprus’ performing arts, showcasing national and international performances of music, dance, opera and theatre.
Following an international architectural competition in March 2007, we were awarded a commission to design a Centre for Performing Arts for symphonic and chamber music, together with dance, opera and musical theatre. In response to the growing discerning regional audience and cultural tourism, the building will also play a strong role in the Capital’s civic and educational life.

Cyprus Cultural Centre

  • Architects: Hopkins Architects
  • Project: Cyprus Cultural Centre
  • Location: Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Value: £56m
  • Size: 20,000m2
  • Client: Cyprus Cultural Foundation


Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2006 in London, UK by Rem Koolhaas and Cecil Balmond, with Arup

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Article source: Rem Koolhaas and Cecil Balmond, with Arup

The Serpentine Pavilion 2006 was co-designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Rem Koolhaas and innovative structural designer Cecil Balmond.

The centrepiece of the design was a spectacular ovoid-shaped inflatable canopy that floated above the Gallery’s lawn. Made from translucent material, the canopy was raised into the air or lowered to cover the amphitheatre below according to the weather. A frieze designed by Thomas Demand marked the first collaboration between an artist and the designers of the Pavilion.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2006, Designed by Rem Koolhaas and Cecil Balmond, with Arup Serpentine Gallery Pavilion © 2007 John Offenbach

  • Name of Architect: Rem Koolhaas and Cecil Balmond, with Arup
  • Name of Project: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2006
  • Location: London, UK
  • Date: 13 July – 15 October 2006


Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002 in London, UK by Toyo Ito with Arup

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Article source: Toyo Ito with Arup

‘Why can’t all new buildings be this good? Toyo Ito’s magical summer pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery is a lesson in imagination.’ Evening Standard The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002 appeared to be an extremely complex random pattern that proved, upon careful examination, to derive from an algorithm of a cube that expanded as it rotated.

Image Courtesy Stephen White

  • Architects: Toyo Ito with Arup
  • Project: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002
  • Location: London, UK


Edifício Arts & Business Center in Av. D. João ll, Parque Expo by Frederico Valsassina Architect

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Article source: Frederico Valsassina

Generally speaking, the structure is made of pillars, structural walls and waffle massive prestressed concrete slabs. The foundations are of direct type, made by concrete footings. The excavation for the three underground levels was made through the framed walls’ technique, with a maximum depth of about 11.0m.

Image Courtesy FG + SG

  • Architects: Frederico Valsassina Architect
  • Project: Edifício Art`s & Business Center
  • Location: Av. D. João ll, Parque Expo
  • Project Date: 2001 – 2004
  • Project Area: 80.000 m2
  • Colaboradores: Ursula Baptista, Ricardo Ramos, Tiago Araújo, Filipa Calado
  • Photography: FG + SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura


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