Located in a forest on the mountains of Almaty in Kazakhstan, architect Aibek Almasov of A.Masow Design Studio has designed a concept for a modern spiritual retreat. The project, known as Tree in the house, presents a cylindrical, four-story glass space featuring an encased tree in the center. A winding white staircase allows visitors who enter the “tree house” to ascend the towering space, spiraling upward around the centric tree.
To a child, visits to the doctor can be a frightening ordeal, but even a simple image or familiar creature could help alleviate that fear. That’s why the aptly named Giraffe Childcare Center designed by Hondelatte Laporte Architectes is just what the doctor ordered. The children’s hospital features three different cement animals embedded into the architecture to brighten up both the kids’ day and the surrounding urban architecture.
Developed by architect E. Fay Jones, The Thorncrown Chapel stands among the trees in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and serves as a non-denominational chapel for anyone interested in getting married within the nature-inspired space. Since 1980, the majestic design has provided visitors with a unique, award-winning space for celebration.
Among waterways and Victorian mansions, this house is an island edge amid an architectural environment marked by the English tradition. Its glass and steel structure, and its plant in the style industry attest to its last close. The property was until recently an abandoned warehouse and before that, carpentry a furniture company. Its structure reflects and interiors also evoke and enhance this aesthetic.Steel beams, engineering lathes, pulleys, cables and oxidized finishes happen in this magnificent setting.
The continent is the work of architectural Wells Mackereth. One of its members,Sally Mackereth, interior design firm also with Hosh Ibrahim Planet Developments.
Mexican architect Juan Carlos Ramos has taken on a form less-visited for his aptly titled project Pyramid House—a conceptual pyramid-shaped home created and submitted as a proposal for a recent architecture competition. The simple geometric shape creates a clean aesthetic, while remaining extremely eye-catching due to its iconic though rarely applied form.
The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a transparent horseshoe-shaped cantilever bridge and tourist attraction in Arizona near the Colorado River on the edge of a side canyon in the Grand Canyon West area of the main canyon. USGS topographic maps show the elevation at the Skywalk’s location as 4,770 ft (1,450 m) and the elevation of the Colorado River in the base of the canyon as 1,160 ft (350 m), and they show that the height of the precisely vertical drop directly under the skywalk is between 500 ft (150 m) and 800 ft (240 m).
Head in the Clouds structure’s armature is made from 1.5″ aluminum tubes that use less material and are easier to transport than more traditional materials such as wood. All the materials are recyclable.Klimoski and Chang worked with schools and local organizations, including New York Road Runners and NYCRUNS, to collect the 53,780 milk jugs and water bottles needed to create Head in the Clouds. The jugs were used to create 120 “pillows” that give the cloud its bumpy, organic shape. The bottles, accentuated with organic food coloring and water, create the interior’s blue hue.
AISIDI, main dealer of product and mobile service in China, has combined with Coordination Asia, a firm of design and architecture, to launch a new series of stores, AER. Advertising slogan inscribed on the black path to the ground, counter Lego game on the typography, the result is beautiful and successful.
The Cloud House is situated in the suburbs of Melbourne (Fitzroy North) and its name comes from the extension of the original Edwardian house; the ensemble is nothing but a beautiful symbiosis between traditional and contemporary architecture.
BIG conceived a large multifunctional space that could be used for sports, graduation ceremonies and social events. The new hall comprises a sunken 1,100 m2 space, placed five meters (16.5 feet) below the ground in the center of the school’s courtyard, ensuring a good indoor climate, low environmental impact and high architectural quality.
Designed by Henrique Oliveira to look like an impossibly tangled Gordian Knot, the Baitogogo sculpture is installed within an exhibition space at Palais de Tokyo as a mass of tree-like plywood branches.”Creating a spectacular and invasive Gordian Knot, Henrique Oliveira plays with Palais de Tokyo’s architecture, allowing a work that combines the vegetal and the organic,” said the exhibition curators.
As one of three architect-designed installations for the Urban Stories exhibition of contemporary living, Kengo Kuma’s Naturescape was designed as an interpretation of a traditional Japanese Zen garden.Cascading stone strata formed a series of undulating curves around the room. Pools of water formed at some of the lowest levels, while others contained clusters of bamboo trees planted in gravel.
California studio Smith|Allen has completed the world’s first architectural structure using standard 3D printers .Called Echoviren, the 10 x 10 x 8 foot pavilion was completed last weekend. It consists of 585 individually printed components produced on seven Series 1 desktop printers made by Type A Machines.
With Solar Floating Resort (SFR) we enter a new era of advanced construction techniques, based on industrial design rather than traditional architecture. SFR uses advanced materials, systems and techniques that have been applied successfully in the car and naval industries.