Amanda Levete builds open-plan workplace for Sky on London’s outskirts

December 8, 2016 Eric Chen 0

Amanda Levete’s studio AL_A has completed a shed-like headquarters for broadcasting and telecommunications company Sky, featuring open-planned mezzanines and a wood-lined interior. London-based AL_A worked with PLP Architecture, Hassell, Mace and Arup to create Sky Central, the company’s 13-hectare campus in Osterley, west London. The three-storey building has a 37,700-square-metre plan arranged around a triple-height atrium. It houses over 3,500

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People’s Architecture Office uses prefabricated panels to update Beijing hutong house

December 8, 2016 Eric Chen 0

People’s Architecture Office has overhauled a rundown home in one of Beijing’s historic hutong neighbourhoods, using prefabricated panels to create a contemporary and light-filled residence. The Beijing studio overhauled and extended the residence, which is located in the city’s Changchun Jie Hutong neighbourhood. The client, Mrs Fan, had lived in the house as a child until her parents moved to

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Rogers Stirk Harbour completes skyscraper trio on Sydney’s Barangaroo waterfront

December 8, 2016 Eric Chen 0

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has completed its International Towers project, a trio of harbourside skyscrapers that form the centrepiece of Sydney’s new Barangaroo development. Set on a stretch of formerly disused waterfront near the city’s central business district, the three skyscrapers provide a new financial services hub for Barangaroo. Each of RSHP’s towers are divided up into three stacked sections.

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S9 Architecture designs huge co-working building for Brooklyn Navy Yard

December 7, 2016 Eric Chen 0

New York studio S9 Architecture has conceived a 16-storey office building for a waterfront site that is intended to house 4,000 employees working for tech and creative startups. Called Dock72, the co-work facility will occupy a strip of land that juts out into the East River, which runs between Manhattan and Brooklyn. It will be located

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19 Pictures Of The Plant Covered Exterior Of The Oasia Hotel In Singapore

December 7, 2016 Eric Chen 0

Photography © WOHA   Architecture firm WOHA have designed the Oasia Hotel Downtown in Singapore that’s covered in plants, making this tropical “living tower” an alternative looking building compared to the other sleek buildings around it. The hotel has its own sky garden, pool, and generous public areas, and is covered in 21 species of climbing plants with colorful […]

This 430 Square Foot Apartment Makes The Most Of Its Small Layout

December 7, 2016 Eric Chen 0

Photography by Marcelo Donadussi   Architects Raquel Zaffalon and João Pedro Crescente of AMBIDESTRO, have designed this 430 square foot (40m2) apartment in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where they aimed to show how it’s possible to live with comfort, design, and elegance in a small space. The apartment has the entry, kitchen, living, dining, and bedroom all […]

Berlin Holocaust memorial wouldn’t be built today, says Peter Eisenman

December 7, 2016 Eric Chen 0

The memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin wouldn’t get built in today’s xenophobic social climate, according to its architect Peter Eisenman. The American architect, whose Holocaust memorial opened in 2005, said that growing hatred and anti-semitism across Europe would prevent the project from being realised if proposed now. “I believe that my

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