Uppsala Diamond Dome is a Combined Heat and Power Plant designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) Uppsala City invited BIG to design a biomass cogeneration plant to supplement Uppsala’s existing energy infrastructure during the peak loads in the dark and cold fall, winter, and spring. With its beautiful old town, home to the oldest university in Scandinavia and the impressive Uppsala cathedral, it required ...

Two opposite vertical forces creating the form of the Haiti Cathedral designed by Urban Office Architecture The Haiti Cathedral is conceived as the morphing result of two opposite vertical forces, one rising and one descending as they interlock into the volumetric expression of the Church. These two forces are represented by the architectural elements of the building, as in the side walls and the roof. Symbolically ...

Wovenscape Entry for Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Design Competition by Toshiki Hirano WEAVING WITH THE LOOP The prominent features of the Guggenheim museums are their distinct space configuration, such as the Spiral (of New York) and the Centrifugal (of Bilbao). The Guggenheim of Helsinki will establish a unique type: the Loop. Surrounded by unique features of the City such as the South ...

California Bionic Cathedral via MEI+GAO, is beyond the conventional architecture, it’s a study of form eternity and intricacies. California Bionic Cathedral which is designed by the architects Xiaofeng MEI and Xiaotian GAO for our Lady of Angels in Los Angeles, California is based in its concept on the Bionics on one hand, through out deconstruction and reconstructing of a series of Bionic cells which ...

The Lotus Building designed by Studio505 This Sculptural Lotus Building located in the heart of Wujin, the burgeoning southern district of Changzhou, Jiangsu PRC, the Lotus Building and the 3.5 hectare People’s Park has been designed to act as a cultural anchor and civic landmark – establishing a symbolic commitment of the local government’s ambitions and future aspirations. The brief called ...

American architect Daniel Libeskind has just unveiled the design for a metallic residential building in Berlin that, upon completion in 2015, is expected to brighten the already emerging neighborhood of Chausseestrasse. With large angular windows designed to catch maximum light, canted walls, and a metallic-coated ceramic facade, the 107,000 sq. ft. (10,000 m2) Chausseestrasse 43 occupies the corner of a block in central ...

Connoisseur Gallery in Shanghai, China designed by Studio Twist We designed the Connoisseur Gallery to be an exhibition space for a wide range of art objects representing the epitome of luxury catering to the tastes of a nouveau riche clientele. These may be figurative sculptures that are intricately made, or furniture upholstered with exotic leathers, or ornately embellished jewelry. In general, the gallery’s ...

Organic and Natural structure – Blobitecture give us a Bionic Tower designed by LAVA. Architect’s statement The bionic tower proposes a naturally occurring system of structural organization that generates a building embodying efficiencies found within natural structures and architecture. The proposed façade also envisions an intelligent automation of surface to address pragmatic issues such as ventilation, solar access and water collection. In the same nature envisions organic ...

Axis Mundi - New York-based architecture Studio, was invited to submit a proposal for a new cathedral for the city of Strasbourg, France. ...

BIG Wins The Competition to design a Major Cultural Center in Albania, consisting of a Mosque, an Islamic Center, and a Museum of Religious Harmony. ...

Aquapark Trilobit was designed, as demanded by school studio, for the year 2060. Place of acting is situated to the river bank of Vltava river in Prague ...

Xin-yu Wan reveals proposal to replace St. Stephen Cathedral in Vienna. the overall concept is based on a fantasy about the architectural history of Vienna. ...