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Sublime design: the geodesic dome

From hippie houses and kids’ play frames to military radar stations and mountaineering tents, the geodesic dome has fascinated people as a way of building. Why? Simply because it is so extraordinarily different from standard forms of shelter. The latticework frame of a geodesic dome is at once an incredibly efficient structure and an exotic, […]

Roof above Canary Wharf Crossrail Station Completes

Roof above Canary Wharf Crossrail Station Completes  The final aluminium piece was placed on the Foster+Partners designed roof, marking the structural completion of the project which began in May 2009. The roof will sit above a new roof garden and Canary Wharf Group’s four storey, 115,000 sq ft retail and leisure development including shops, restaurants, […]

Belgium Pavilion Expo 2015 by Patrick Genard y Asociados

The Belgian Pavilion project for the Milan Expo 2015 won by Besix/Vanhout and conceived by Patrick Genard & ass/ Marc Belderbos is the outcome ofthree great axes of reflection: the theme of the Milan 2015 exposition “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, “environmental sustainability and innovative technology” and finally a “showcase pavilion of the Belgian […]

Hangzhou Sports Park | NBBJ & CCDI

“The issue is not about how to sustain a large stadium commercially between games, but is about how a massive stadium can lead a 2 million-square-meter mixed use commercial program in a green park setting, form a future urban center, and redefine a new lifestyle. Our design provides what is exactly needed to support that […]


Photo via elle.it Architect Zaha Hadid’s ‘Serpenti’ art installation premiered on the opening day of Milan Design Week. The installation is inspired by Bulgari’s timeless icon, the Serpenti, which is a line of jewelry, watches, and leather goods. Photo via elle.it Until 19 April, the Serpenti installation will be on display in the garden of […]

Surface Design Award Winner: Kebony KREOD Sculpture

Project Description from KREOD: KREOD is a unique, portable venue where companies, organisations and brands can present themselves in beautiful, powerful ways within a flexible, functional and dynamic space. We believe that no two events are the same. The ideal venue should be capable of infinite adaptability to provide a unique setting for each new […]

John Curtin School of Medical Research | Lyons Architecture

The newest addition to the Australian National University campus in Canberr is the amazing John Curtin School of Medical Research building, by Lyons Architecture. The building features a series of internal spaces that are connected with stairs and open atria aimed at promoting social exchange and fraternization, in addition to research laboratories, a 200 seat public […]

AIA New York Announces 2015 Design Award Winners

17 of this year’s 35 Design Award winners, ranging from small pavilions to large-scale master plans, are New York City-based projects. The New York City chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANY) has conferred 35 Design Awards and one Best in Competition Award to a distinguished set of projects completed by New York-based architects […]

Frei Otto: the titan of tent architecture

He was the hero of groundbreaking lightweight architecture, inspiring everything from the Millennium Dome to pleasure-domes in Kazakhstan and service stations all over the world. But why didn’t Otto achieve the socially-driven dream he always hoped for?   What better way to go, just weeks before your 90th birthday, than to see the world’s most […]