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Wiggly
Aug 27th, 2012, 09:35 PM
Who's into architecture or urban planning?

What's your favorite building around the world? Most interesting city?
What changes would you make in your city, country?

Is there any architecture-related website you like?
Contemporist.com is great.

WowWow
Aug 27th, 2012, 09:46 PM
Art Deco and Bauhaus are my fav styles.
Le Corbusier, Zaha Hadid and Jean Nouvel are my fav designers.

Dezeen and Architizer are good sites.

This could be a fun thread:hearts:

~{X}~
Aug 27th, 2012, 10:03 PM
I love Architecture! Been obsessed with it forever! I would have wanted to be an architect but I suck so bad at math and physics. :lol:

My favorite building in the world will always be the Empire State Building. However I also love the Chrysler Building, Petronas Towers, International Financial Center in Hong Kong, Bloomberg Tower, CitiGroup Tower in NYC, John Hancock Center in Chicago.

I am born and raised in New York City so architecture is in my blood. :lol:

I love Art Deco, International Style when done right, some post Modern.

I love the messageboards, Skyscraperpage.com, Skyscrapercity.com, wirednewyork.com.

I go around NYC and take photos of structures under construction and post on there.

kwilliams
Aug 27th, 2012, 10:14 PM
I was just going on about this an hour ago. I'm a transport nerd and I think urban planning is really underappreciated by the general populace in most cities/countries. I tend to like cities with an organic but ordered urban layout. I don't care for the grid system in most American cities. My favourite part of Manhattan is definitely downtown - the further down the better. I like the Wall Street/South Ferry/Battery Park area! I like cities where the topography plays a role in the urban layout. I like Rome, Istanbul, Venice, Stockholm and Budapest for these reasons. Genoa, Dresden, Prague, Seoul and Shanghai have their merits in this regard too. I suppose Amsterdam too but I'm not crazy about Amsterdam. Dublin, Geneva and Busan have this to an extent as well.

I also like smaller towns and cities that have well preserved historic centres or areas like Siena, Bruges, Hoi An, and Ubud.

Special mentions have to go to cities which are just beautiful treasure troves or architectural beauty or bygone finery like Vienna, Madrid, Athens, Siem Reap (Angkor), Pisa and Milan (to an extent) Florence (even though it's overrated) Washington DC, Boston and Kyoto.

I also love a good megalopolis or a city with a strong urban-feeling like Beijing, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Berlin, Bangkok and Paris. I suppose New York too but NYC and I aren't on quite the same wavelength. The same goes for Hanoi.

My boyfriend's moving to Istanbul this week:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/keithmaguire/6025557435/in/set-72157627347727142
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6205/6025557435_50be19c3d5_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/keithmaguire/6025557435/)
Istanbul! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/keithmaguire/6025557435/) by keithmaguire (http://www.flickr.com/people/keithmaguire/), on Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/keithmaguire/6005063613/in/set-72157627347727142/
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6020/6005063613_1088b19870_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/keithmaguire/6005063613/)
The Blue Mosque (http://www.flickr.com/photos/keithmaguire/6005063613/) by keithmaguire (http://www.flickr.com/people/keithmaguire/), on Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/keithmaguire/6169406144/in/set-72157627347727142
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6162/6169406144_319d9f64c8_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/keithmaguire/6169406144/)
Hagia Sophia (http://www.flickr.com/photos/keithmaguire/6169406144/) by keithmaguire (http://www.flickr.com/people/keithmaguire/), on Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/keithmaguire/6076447133/in/set-72157627347727142/
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6081/6076447133_3bde8339ac_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/keithmaguire/6076447133/)
The Basilica Cistern (http://www.flickr.com/photos/keithmaguire/6076447133/) by keithmaguire (http://www.flickr.com/people/keithmaguire/), on Flickr


I think it's important for cities to have parks, green spaces, open squares and water spaces, if possible!

gentenaire
Aug 28th, 2012, 06:10 AM
raises hand.

I'm an architect.

Fantasy Hero
Aug 28th, 2012, 09:10 AM
I'm not much of a fan and despite many years of classes of history of arts, I'm far from being an experct, but I found the new residential area of Malmo, the one built around the turning torso, do be some of the best things I've seen for look, functionality and liveableness.
Some pics i took:

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s720x720/551739_4441917567534_1779122035_n.jpg

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/558775_4441918727563_390948248_n.jpg

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/526077_4441919807590_729026534_n.jpg

http://www.allcity7.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2909&d=1297415584

PhilePhile
Aug 28th, 2012, 09:44 AM
Urban planning by demand (@ 7:15, Victoria Park is where Centre Court is located in Hong Kong):

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Sammo
Aug 28th, 2012, 02:25 PM
The turning torso is definitely one of my favourite buldings around the world too, art deco is my favourite style but I don't like it with gaudy colors like in Miami, I actually prefer it without any color :lol:

KournikovaFan91
Aug 28th, 2012, 05:27 PM
Love Art deco but I'm by no means an architecture aficionado.

In terms of modern architecture I love modern Spanish stuff, and as a country I think they have had a high standard of stylish architecture over the centuries.

PhilePhile
Aug 28th, 2012, 08:40 PM
Shanghai, taken from various sources on flickr.com. Most of these buildings were originally built in the 30s. What you see below are some of the updated/restored results.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8159/7271957116_14b5c1355c_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8143/7392364788_acc87a0a98_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7242/7112470985_a7a0b43473_b.jpg

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/179/422875024_95d988962c_o.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7047/6940555643_7572e24ba9_b.jpg

PhilePhile
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:12 AM
Shanghai Tower (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Tower)

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As of August 2012 (pictures hosted on flickr.com):

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7279/7860890224_be4d0480a1_b.jpg

http://pic.qnpic.com:83/r.jsp?fn=//fanjoin/share/2012/8/25/r.jpg

PhilePhile
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:53 AM
High Line Park, Manhattan, New York City

All pictures from various sources hosted on flickr.com.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8290/7815434546_08da6673d0_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7139/7815495100_514abdc528_b.jpg

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http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7097/7126023549_98e378a910_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7135/7620184694_4c457d767a_b.jpg

olivero
Aug 29th, 2012, 08:45 AM
I'm on SSC almost everyday :)
And I love so many different styles and types of architecture that it's too hard for me to pick one favourite building (or even top 10). Bauhaus, le Corbusier, Mies are certainly there though. Love Romanesque/Gothic architecture too.

PhilePhile
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:15 AM
The Sail @ Marina Bay (far left), Singapore

(by williamcho on flickr.com)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7129/7861996838_cace2d75c1_b.jpg



Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

(by chooyutshing on flickr.com)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8294/7870778872_82291f092e_b.jpg

¤CharlDa¤
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:54 PM
Great thread Max!

I'm in Environmental Engineering and I'm really thinking about making my way in Architecture or Urban Design to get in the world of Green Architecture. I sometimes think I didn't choose the right path and should have gone in Arch. Grrr.

Anyways, I really enjoyed Stcokholm and Copenhagen Architecture wise. Even better design wise, and their Design and Architecture musueums are amazing. Big fan of Modern and clean lines.

Of course New York is amazing as it is so varied and different. Miami is interesting for its Art Deco areas. I also LOVED Milan, as it is doing a perfect job in mixing the old with the new.

Deestruction
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:01 PM
I love architecture :hearts:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6lagnY8mW1qfhbc2o1_500.jpg
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http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6osc44N0s1qzd1nwo1_500.jpg
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6jvptcxTQ1qjvnc4o1_500.jpg
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6har1jZbS1rrz85ko1_500.jpg

moby
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:31 PM
I'm interested in the interaction between architectural landscape and culture, urban planning, renewal, things like that. On a lesser level, I appreciate the aesthetics of architecture for itself, in particular how it translates to film, i.e. what makes a landscape photogenic in pictures and on film. If anyone wants to comment on this I'd be very interested to hear. (You can PM or something if you're shy. :p)

Starting on some Jane Jacobs reading, and also in the process of getting some things from Koolhaas.

*JR*
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:31 PM
As form must follow function :rocker: I like houses like the below (on Golf Club Drive, in the Philly suburb on Langhorne, PA) where snow will tend to run off the roofs, for example. An omission IMO though is that they don't have solar panels on the roofs. Which can be made both break-resistant, and not too reflective (so as not to interfere with the visibility of birds and helicopter pilots, even drivers where a 2nd story or lower roof slopes enough).

http://images3.estately.net/27_6062863_0_1339257812_636x435.jpg

http://c1964242.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/3yd-TRENDPA-6100258_1.jpg

Sammo
Aug 29th, 2012, 09:34 PM
I love architecture :hearts:
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6osc44N0s1qzd1nwo1_500.jpg


That is gorgeous :speakles:

PhilePhile
Aug 31st, 2012, 10:45 AM
"Skytrain - Expo Line: Surrey to Vancouver Time Lapse HD"

Published on Aug 28, 2012 by Spacko12
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Keadz
Aug 31st, 2012, 11:04 AM
Studying Urban Planning at the moment :), still a while to go before I can get a job. Have to do some architecture subjects due to the structure of my course. I can appreciate architecture, but I absolutely loathe doing the subjects relating to it. Such a ridiculous workload.

Spend too many hours lurking on skyscrapercity, just looking at photos and wishing I could travel freely.
Unfortunately being a pov uni student and living all the way on the other side of the world creates some limitations.

ivanban
Aug 31st, 2012, 11:20 AM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yp2k1aoPXS4/UDoDbIAAHiI/AAAAAAAAIII/-5HASuZEltw/s640/Amazing_Home_Ojai_Valley_Hilltop_Compound_by_Brade n_Sterling_of_Sterling-Huddleson_Architecture_Ojai_California_world_of_ar chitecture_worldofarchi_01.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YGMWeW8vPnU/UB0xQtx1jRI/AAAAAAAAGvc/t1rvlar_1qk/s1600/Nettleton_198_by_SAOTA_Architects_modern_architect ure_of_Cape_Town_world_of_architecture_worldofarch i_01.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ydd6338W7Gk/UBgLrACxvYI/AAAAAAAAGpI/9ySGYwB3Sr4/s1600/Snowmass_Village_Mountain_Home_For_Sale_Colorado_U SA_worldofarchi_04.jpg

ivanban
Aug 31st, 2012, 11:25 AM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jJWYzw3JGjs/T-tWhhXhepI/AAAAAAAAEHc/NGUrGogF7UI/s1600/2615411480_e9fc2456f6_z.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3yNhUbe-wtE/T80fwpu1owI/AAAAAAAAAtU/SF_T5xHjkZI/s640/The-Stunning-Cliff-House-by-Mark-Dziewulski-Architect-18-800x530.jpg

*JR*
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:27 PM
http://payload.cargocollective.com/1/0/128/1151/Expo_67_Montreal_215_Great_Britain_Pavilion.jpg

http://architypes.net/files/image/cache/habitat-67-cascading-overall-form.jpg

PhilePhile
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:52 PM
Moshe Safdie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moshe_Safdie)'s recent "stacking" masterpiece ...


http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4124/5013001349_f0e7e2c694_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8441/7842927474_2b19f7812a_b.jpg

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6109/6380470003_b88126bf41_b.jpg

kwilliams
Aug 31st, 2012, 09:14 PM
^ Love that hotel, the Sands, right? It was almost finished being built when I was in Singapore.

*JR*
Aug 31st, 2012, 09:29 PM
Moshe Safdie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moshe_Safdie)'s recent "stacking" masterpiece ...

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4124/5013001349_f0e7e2c694_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8441/7842927474_2b19f7812a_b.jpg

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6109/6380470003_b88126bf41_b.jpg

Nice 2C some recent Safdie work, though I rather dislike the urban density of skyscrapers. His Habitat 67 work (as in my last post ITT) is adventurous, without shutting out the sun from neighboring structures, or exceeding the approximately 10 story height of most fire department ladders (when fully extended). I especially like the below. (More "fascist uniformity"). :tape: Seriously, they're far more energy efficient than the "staggered boxes" of his in my last post. :angel:

http://assets.inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/02/Weave-Housing-2-537x345.jpg

I'm surprised that Bucky Fuller isn't represented ITT yet. :shrug: (Personally, I think geodisic domes and dymaxion houses are fugly, though they might make academic sense).

I'm more of a Frank Lloyd Wright fan:

http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/fa267/flw/martin.jpg <><><><><> bUPG_PzNYXg

PhilePhile
Aug 31st, 2012, 11:50 PM
Kunming Changshui International Airport (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunming_Changshui_International_Airport) (Southwest China)

http://pic.feeyo.com/pic/20120808/201208080255306354.jpg

http://pic.feeyo.com/pic/20120808/201208080311391820.jpg

http://pic.feeyo.com/pic/20120628/201206280202505737.jpg

http://pic.feeyo.com/pic/20120630/201206301028272000.jpg

*JR*
Sep 1st, 2012, 12:35 AM
http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/washington/gallery/images/washington-mormon-temple2.jpg

The Mormon Temple just north of Washington, DC

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http://www.bikechina.com/images/pagoda.jpg <><><><><> http://www.synotrip.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/node_view/lostinjapan/chureito_pagoda_3.jpg

Pagodas in China (left) and Japan (right)

While I am not religious, houses of worship are often creations of absolute beauty. :worship: And thanks to Wiggly for starting this thread. :yeah:

kwilliams
Sep 1st, 2012, 10:45 AM
Wow Kunming Airport looks amazing.

Also, I agree, JR, I'm not religious either but I love houses of worship!!

PhilePhile
Sep 1st, 2012, 11:53 PM
Huizhou, Guangdong, China (Church of Seed)

http://chinadesignhub.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/18.jpg

http://blog.tlmagazine.be/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/DEVINE02.jpg

PhilePhile
Sep 2nd, 2012, 07:55 AM
Urban street scenes

Paris presented by Sonia Gil (studied plant genetics at Cornell)

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VS.

Shanghai presented by EconCat88 ( some dude (economist?) from Toledo, Ohio)

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The 2nd Law
Sep 4th, 2012, 11:04 AM
Studying Urban Planning at the moment :), still a while to go before I can get a job. Have to do some architecture subjects due to the structure of my course. I can appreciate architecture, but I absolutely loathe doing the subjects relating to it. Such a ridiculous workload.

Spend too many hours lurking on skyscrapercity, just looking at photos and wishing I could travel freely.
Unfortunately being a pov uni student and living all the way on the other side of the world creates some limitations.

You don't happen to study Environments at the University of Melbourne? I did that course :) Now I'm doing my masters in Urban Planning.

Melbourne has a lot of problems to deal with in the next few decades, I don't think Urban Planning gets enough weight/recognition in the public sphere. I can't wait to travel a bit more, especially to Europe, to experience all those great cities and get a feel for how a denser/more compact Melbourne might work, or if it could work.

PhilePhile
Sep 24th, 2012, 01:05 PM
The Zhongshan Road of Hangzhou, China


All photographs by Doctor Casino (http://www.flickr.com/photos/doctorcasino/with/6937386839/#photo_6937386839) (flickr.com).

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7183/6937386839_4fb2bd2ef8_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7054/6791262134_18969f53a9_z.jpg http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7206/6791261002_681f651373_z.jpg

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pov
Sep 24th, 2012, 02:29 PM
Who's into architecture or urban planning?


I like architecture but I don't know a lot about it. Hopefully this thread will be filled with posts that help broaden my knowledge of it. My fave buildings tend to be old, villas, cathedrals, castles.

Sammo
Sep 24th, 2012, 02:36 PM
http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/washington/gallery/images/washington-mormon-temple2.jpg

The Mormon Temple just north of Washington, DC




Wow, love it. Too bad mormons are morons.

http://www.finanzzas.com/wp-content/uploads/Mitt-Romney.jpg

pov
Sep 24th, 2012, 02:46 PM
Too bad mormons are morons.
Come on now. Orson Scott Card and Gladys Knight are Mormons. As was Philo Farnsworth.

pov
Sep 24th, 2012, 02:48 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_zYbUPdSRVPU/TBhoFJJ1RTI/AAAAAAAABos/ez2hzZOQzEc/s1600/Neuschwanstein_Castle.jpg

http://lancastria.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/neuschwanstein_f_lancastria.jpg

Neuschwanstein Castle

Sammo
Sep 24th, 2012, 02:56 PM
Come on now. Orson Scott Card and Gladys Knight are Mormons. As was Philo Farnsworth.

Okay, generally

pov
Sep 24th, 2012, 04:13 PM
Okay, generally
lol. I can see I'm not gonna win this one. ;)

¤CharlDa¤
Sep 25th, 2012, 05:48 PM
I'm in a phase right now where I'm like planning my future house: what I want, the look I want, etc. I'm a big big fan of open spaces and recently have been a bit intense over houses with mezzanines.

I totally would LOVE to have an open space bedroom on the second floor which is open to a large kitchen/dining/living area. Something clean, modern, but with a lot of natural wood. And totally ecofriendly.

Something like this:

http://www.journalduloft.com/wp-content/immobilier-loft/2009/01/loft-londres-union-wharf-mezzanine.jpg

ivanban
Sep 25th, 2012, 08:55 PM
http://www.wondermondo.com/Images/SAmerica/Brazil/RioDeJaneiro/NiteroiMuseum.jpg

http://volcania.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/31.jpg

:hearts:

Sammo
Sep 25th, 2012, 09:08 PM
^ Is that from Oscar Niemeyer?

ivanban
Sep 25th, 2012, 09:11 PM
Of course :bowdown:

*JR*
Sep 25th, 2012, 10:46 PM
Shanghai Culture Square

http://file.shanghaidaily.com/LiveNew/columns_image//2011/2011-08/2011-08-13/20110813_0650_01.jpg <><><><> http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/63572750.jpg

Wiggly
Sep 26th, 2012, 01:24 AM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cPUcJaPXuvY/Tb_6-frcLNI/AAAAAAAAArc/45nWAUiyJn0/s1600/Miroir+d%2527eau+Bordeaux.jpg

Miroir d'eau, Bordeaux.

PhilePhile
Sep 28th, 2012, 09:48 AM
Absolute World Tower 1&2 - Mississauga, Ontario, Canada


By wvs (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wvs/7750631440/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8444/7750631440_c1b5846a92_b.jpg

By swisscan (http://www.flickr.com/photos/swisscan/6893802860/)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7068/6893802860_2c419f02e0_b.jpg

By Aakash Ravi (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aakashravi/7324653172/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8151/7324653172_ab29443048_h.jpg

Sam L
Sep 28th, 2012, 11:09 AM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cPUcJaPXuvY/Tb_6-frcLNI/AAAAAAAAArc/45nWAUiyJn0/s1600/Miroir+d%2527eau+Bordeaux.jpg

Miroir d'eau, Bordeaux.

I really wanted to go there when I went to France last time. Didn't get to, will go next time. Looks amazing.

*JR*
Sep 28th, 2012, 12:01 PM
I really wanted to go there when I went to France last time. Didn't get to, will go next time. Looks amazing.

No worries mate, you've got the Sydney Opera House. :)

http://www.richard-seaman.com/Travel/Australia/Sydney/Harbour/SydneyOperaHouseAndSpeedBoat.jpg

And the Cube Houses, in honour of The Mandy from The Rotterdam:

http://www.bugbog.com/images/galleries/netherlands_pictures/rotterdam_cubes.jpg

PhilePhile
Oct 11th, 2012, 07:58 PM
All photographs by Ian Riley (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ian_riley/) (flickr.com)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5282/5363035778_6f838848fa_b.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5165/5362424973_c35a24cf90_b.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5001/5363036808_dd3373e596_b.jpg

*JR*
Oct 12th, 2012, 12:36 AM
Digital rendering of NYU expansion plan near its existing Greenwich Village campus; though 11 community groups are fighting the plan in court, as they don't want the added traffic and more crowded subways, etc. (The buildings shown only in white are present ones).

http://gothamist.com/assets_c/2011/03/201103_nyuplan2-thumb-640xauto-607110.jpg

City Is Sued Over Approval of N.Y.U. Expansion Plan
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: September 25, 2012

Eleven groups have filed suit against New York City for approving a plan to expand New York University’s footprint in Greenwich Village, a move that critics say could destroy the university’s historic neighborhood.

The lawsuit, filed Monday in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, accuses government decision makers, including both the City Planning Commission and the City Council, of illegally turning over public land to facilitate the university’s plans. It also claims that the approval process lacked transparency and denied the public a chance for meaningful input.

More: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/nyregion/new-york-city-sued-over-approval-of-nyu-expansion-plan.html

Richie's
Oct 12th, 2012, 08:58 PM
It's my job these days! :lol:
Still studying. I'll post a pic of my first project later on.

$uricate
Oct 12th, 2012, 09:42 PM
It's my job these days! :lol:
Still studying. I'll post a pic of my first project later on.

Really? :oh:

I did my Part 1 a few years ago but I am currently on hiatus. Not sure if I will ever go back tbh but I still love Architecture.

*JR*
Oct 13th, 2012, 02:33 AM
Roman arches may be the most structurally sound design in use for even nearly so long. :worship:

http://www.makingthemodernworld.org.uk/learning_modules/maths/02.TU.03/img/IM.1470_zl.jpg

Sam L
Oct 13th, 2012, 10:55 AM
No worries mate, you've got the Sydney Opera House. :)

http://www.richard-seaman.com/Travel/Australia/Sydney/Harbour/SydneyOperaHouseAndSpeedBoat.jpg


It's nice but I go there all the time for performances and the interiors are not as nice as the Opera houses in Europe. But I suppose it is iconic.

Sammo
Oct 13th, 2012, 11:42 AM
How beautiful was the Ancient Egypt's architecture?

http://www.goway.com/africa/afr_img/egypt/egyptian-temple480.jpg

http://stuffpoint.com/egypt/image/30391-egypt-temple-of-abu-simpel.jpg

http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/3669/3669,1109347280,30/stock-photo-egyptian-temple-175191.jpg

http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumblarge_491/1269942120v77E0D.jpg

PhilePhile
Oct 13th, 2012, 04:54 PM
How beautiful was the Ancient Egypt's architecture?




One of the best in the "ancient" worlds ... but generally, gross.

PhilePhile
Oct 13th, 2012, 05:17 PM
It's nice but I go there all the time for performances and the interiors are not as nice as the Opera houses in Europe. But I suppose it is iconic.

New or old?

Inside the Sydney Opera House:

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4048/4275538421_4de248aa25_b.jpg

http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1076/533172314_dc7a66abe7_o.jpg

Sammo
Oct 13th, 2012, 06:31 PM
One of the best in the "ancient" worlds ... but generally, gross.

Gross? WTF :spit: Much better than some of the repetitive shit there's everywhere nowadays

PhilePhile
Nov 1st, 2012, 06:13 AM
Zaha Hadid Architects - Galaxy SOHO (Beijing)


Source: http://www.arthitectural.com/zaha-hadid-architects-galaxy-soho-opening/

http://www.arthitectural.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Galaxy-Soho_Launch_Oct2012-4.jpg

http://www.arthitectural.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Galaxy-Soho_Launch_Oct2012-2.jpg

http://www.arthitectural.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Galaxy-Soho_Launch_Oct2012-3.jpg

Wiggly
Feb 16th, 2013, 03:08 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-21417859

Some great proposals.
Gorgeous tower in Wuhan and check out the future Doha Tennis City.

*JR*
Feb 16th, 2013, 07:12 PM
Artist's rendering of the new stadium of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings:

http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/5388/vikingsstadiumbyhksinc0.jpg



http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/541/vikingsstadiumbyhksinc0.jpg/

PhilePhile
Feb 16th, 2013, 09:03 PM
Urban renewal Singapore style:

m15zd7YLBBw




Let there be gardens (both under construction) ...



Toyo Ito & Associates Architects

gdENr5B-ry8



Safdie Architects

s30uiCPTWsE

PhilePhile
Feb 18th, 2013, 11:22 PM
Hong Kong 'Mid-Levels':

jIC7rtcNvrs .. v9fEvGWCS2s

*JR*
Feb 21st, 2013, 01:57 PM
Artist's rendering of a planned (literally offshore) hotel in Dubai.

I guess the structure in the back of the pic is the "entrance".

http://assets.inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/05/deep-ocean-technology-underwater-hotel-537x442.jpg

shap_half
Feb 21st, 2013, 02:19 PM
My favorite building is by far the Pantheon in Rome. It's such a dazzling, innovative masterpiece.

There are actually a few really interesting architecture projects coming up in the next few years. Most of them require financing, but the eco-friendly core of these plans are super cutting-edge. There are plans to build a Lowline in NYC, for example. An old, underground trolley station to be transformed into a park. Yay! In Milan, later this year, the Vertical Forest will be finished, too.

~{X}~
Feb 21st, 2013, 02:22 PM
My favorite building is by far the Parthenon in Rome. It's such a dazzling, innovative masterpiece.

There are actually a few really interesting architecture projects coming up in the next few years. Most of them require financing, but the eco-friendly core of these plans are super cutting-edge. There are plans to build a Lowline in NYC, for example. An old, underground trolley station to be transformed into a park. Yay! In Milan, later this year, the Vertical Forest will be finished, too.

I think you mean Pantheon. ;) Parthenon is in Athens. :)

shap_half
Feb 21st, 2013, 02:26 PM
Oops. Sorry. Ugh. Seriously, I don't know what's wrong with me today. I wrote an email to a colleague and fucked up the then/than. Edited.

*JR*
Mar 17th, 2013, 11:34 PM
Jubilee Church in Rome
(Richard Meier in 2000)

http://stat2.architizer-cdn.com/mediadata/projects/142010/rx410/1aa9d667.jpg

Sam L
Mar 18th, 2013, 10:33 AM
Buddhist Architecture

Wild Goose Pagoda, Chang'an, China

http://www.chinatourguide.com/china_photos/xian/attractions/hrc_xian_big_wild_goose_pagoda_nightview.jpg


Shwedagon Pagoda, Rangoon, Burma

http://beauty-places.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/shwedagon-pagoda-wallpaper-.png

Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya, India

http://www.shunya.net/Pictures/NorthIndia/BodhGaya/MahabodhiTemple22.jpg

Borobudur, Java, Indonesia

http://pcdn.500px.net/3599979/b9c7765b75781f046719263dbf4c118bb6adec81/4.jpg

PhilePhile
Mar 21st, 2013, 12:10 PM
Henderson Waves bridge (Mount Faber Park, Singapore)

By Erich Chew (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38417840@N08/8369360155/in/photostream)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8226/8369360155_2a3948626b_b.jpg

By Kadri Kalvo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kadrikalvo/8204674805/in/set-72157631971462177)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8203/8204674805_f06b92d76b_b.jpg

By The Naughty Prata (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenaughtyprata/2864197679/)
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3043/2864197679_cc6663f6d5_b.jpg

By The Naughty Prata (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenaughtyprata/2865031278/in/photostream/)
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3247/2865031278_d2a604188b_b.jpg


By Eustaquio Santimano (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eustaquio/4950922285/)
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4131/4950922285_fdb6820c32_b.jpg



Views from Henderson Waves:

By Kadri Kalvo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kadrikalvo/8205771058/in/set-72157631971462177/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8070/8205771058_9aca1923f1_b.jpg


Reflections at Keppel Bay by Daniel Libeskind

By Ttroglodytes (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76980764@N08/8371439643/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8215/8371439643_c0a9280530_b.jpg

Richie's
Mar 21st, 2013, 12:41 PM
I'll see (maybe next week) when I'll be able to post and reveal my project!

wild.river
Mar 22nd, 2013, 04:04 AM
this thread :worship:

wild.river
Mar 22nd, 2013, 04:05 AM
s30uiCPTWsE

i want that to be my next apartment :hearts:

Blind Watchmaker
Mar 22nd, 2013, 04:26 AM
Reflections at Keppel Bay by Daniel Libeskind

By Ttroglodytes (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76980764@N08/8371439643/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8215/8371439643_c0a9280530_b.jpg

Libeskind :facepalm:

wild.river
Mar 22nd, 2013, 04:38 AM
pedestrian bridge in my hometown of calgary

called the peace bridge :sobbing:

http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/images/news/photos/2009/07/28/cgy-peace-bridge-full-size.jpg

PhilePhile
Mar 22nd, 2013, 07:55 AM
" Ice amsterdam "

Uploaded by Typevideos
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PhilePhile
Mar 23rd, 2013, 10:42 PM
North face of the western half of Hong Kong Island in the background.

Fast boat to Macau from 'Central' ...

Ue1afp4k5X4

le bon vivant
Mar 23rd, 2013, 10:49 PM
I'm interested in the cultural and social consequences of urban planning, particularly urban renewal and reconstruction efforts after environmental catastrophe. I'm also interested in how architecture shapes how people move and interact with each other and the environment, within cities. Great thread :)

KournikovaFan91
Mar 24th, 2013, 01:42 AM
pedestrian bridge in my hometown of calgary

called the peace bridge :sobbing:

http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/images/news/photos/2009/07/28/cgy-peace-bridge-full-size.jpg

I always hate when things are named the "Peace [something]" like seriously can't think of anything more inventive, we have a few Peace things in Ireland and I personally think its a cop out on creativity.

Wiggly
Apr 3rd, 2013, 08:15 PM
Quite the McDonald's in Batumi, Georgia.

http://www.contemporist.com/2013/04/03/fuel-station-mcdonalds-by-giorgi-khmaladze/

wild.river
Apr 3rd, 2013, 08:44 PM
I always hate when things are named the "Peace [something]" like seriously can't think of anything more inventive, we have a few Peace things in Ireland and I personally think its a cop out on creativity.

:lol: agreed. it should only be used at a former battleground or something when the name is actually powerful.

wild.river
Apr 3rd, 2013, 08:49 PM
Quite the McDonald's in Batumi, Georgia.

http://www.contemporist.com/2013/04/03/fuel-station-mcdonalds-by-giorgi-khmaladze/

:eek: whatt that's awesome

*JR*
Apr 7th, 2013, 03:35 PM
Bugis Street, Singapore

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_8-8wgd5SLzU/S5oO9ADna2I/AAAAAAAAA6Q/NO4U4sIQMW8/s1600/color_bugis.jpg

$uricate
Apr 7th, 2013, 03:52 PM
pedestrian bridge in my hometown of calgary

called the peace bridge :sobbing:

http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/images/news/photos/2009/07/28/cgy-peace-bridge-full-size.jpg

Why does it make me want to go out and commit acts of war?


The colour scheme...

Just Do It
Apr 7th, 2013, 03:56 PM
pedestrian bridge in my hometown of calgary

called the peace bridge :sobbing:

http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/images/news/photos/2009/07/28/cgy-peace-bridge-full-size.jpg

Red color ruins it.

wild.river
Apr 7th, 2013, 06:47 PM
yeah..that bridge cost $25 million so a lot of people were unhappy with it

PhilePhile
Apr 9th, 2013, 06:15 AM
1994 Pudong, Shanghai

http://heptafon.blogspot.ca/
http://www.normanwood.net/wp-content/uploads/pudong_shanghai_1994_1000.jpg



2013 Pudong, Shanghai

By Alejandro Osorio Agudelo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alejoaoa/8562831925/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8530/8562831925_fa9c68060b_b.jpg


Evolution of the Shanghai Metro (Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Metro)) - current length is ~437 km (272 mi) as of 2012
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9f/SHM_evolution_mid.gif/603px-SHM_evolution_mid.gif

Just Do It
Apr 9th, 2013, 07:34 AM
There can be only one, "The Motherland calls" :inlove:

http://www.giganticstatues.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/The-Motherland-Calls-Statue.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a8/RIAN_archive_642884_%22The_Motherland_Calls!,%22_c entral_part_of_memorial_complex_on_Mamayev_Kurgan. jpg
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/346/6/6/the_motherland_calls_by_shaktya-d5nvohv.jpg

PhilePhile
Apr 14th, 2013, 11:07 AM
Wuppertal Suspension Railway (1901 - present)

Txo4hg76A1A

2010
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7c/Wuppertal-100508-12833-Uferstra%C3%9Fe.jpg/800px-Wuppertal-100508-12833-Uferstra%C3%9Fe.jpg

1913
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/56/Wuppertaler_Schwebebahn_c1913_LOC_03961u.jpg/800px-Wuppertaler_Schwebebahn_c1913_LOC_03961u.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/25/Wuppertal_schwebstrecke.JPG/800px-Wuppertal_schwebstrecke.JPG

*JR*
Apr 14th, 2013, 03:30 PM
1994 Pudong, Shanghai

http://www.normanwood.net/wp-content/uploads/pudong_shanghai_1994_1000.jpg

sxaE4dcnZo0

Richie's
May 2nd, 2013, 08:06 AM
I can post these photos. I guess the Parisians would know what I am talking about.

http://i42.tinypic.com/550xh1.jpg
http://i41.tinypic.com/dc6io7.jpg

As an Architect Engineer, I am on the design team, so In Paris the past few weeks/months

PhilePhile
May 16th, 2013, 09:06 AM
Bao'an International Airport (Shenzhen) by Massimiliano Fuksas Architetto (http://www.fuksas.it/#/progetti/1405/) ( set for August 2013 opening )


By Chokchai Sereevinyayut (http://www.gotarch.com/projects/2013/Shenzhen_Airport.html) ( gotarch.com )
http://www.gotarch.com/projects/2013/Shenzhen_Airport/part1/IMG_2587.JPG

By Chokchai Sereevinyayut (http://www.gotarch.com/projects/2013/Shenzhen_Airport.html) ( gotarch.com )
http://www.gotarch.com/projects/2013/Shenzhen_Airport/IMG_2578.JPG

By Chokchai Sereevinyayut (http://www.gotarch.com/projects/2013/Shenzhen_Airport.html) ( gotarch.com )
http://www.gotarch.com/projects/2013/Shenzhen_Airport/part1/IMG_2548.JPG



Knippers Helbig (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=600730479941958&set=a.178465145501829.50139.151930788155265&type=1&theater) (Facebook)
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/861079_600730479941958_1934733301_o.jpg

Sammo
May 16th, 2013, 01:39 PM
Urban renewal Singapore style:

m15zd7YLBBw




Let there be gardens (both under construction) ...



Toyo Ito & Associates Architects

gdENr5B-ry8



Safdie Architects

s30uiCPTWsE

Love green architecture!

wild.river
May 16th, 2013, 01:51 PM
penn station new york

before the morons in this city demolished it
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wwVHRuB2JDs/T0h8OaQKq2I/AAAAAAAACSg/kIPvW7skKSY/s640/pennsta+old.jpg
http://www.nyc-architecture.com/GON/nycity_old_concourse.jpg

after
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/41/Penn_Station_NYC_main_entrance.jpg/300px-Penn_Station_NYC_main_entrance.jpg
http://www.nycgo.com/images/uploadedimages/devnycvisitcom/venue/penn_v1_460x285.jpg

:facepalm:

PhilePhile
Jul 17th, 2013, 05:48 AM
Eastern side of Hong Kong Island's north face( Eastern Island Corridor) and south-eastern part of Hong Kong Island (Shek O):

2wFhQ_OtEDk . g7v5H---MLU

PhilePhile
Jul 19th, 2013, 10:20 AM
Sites and Sounds of Urban Vancouver

Xc2ogYqfPLY

ivanban
Jul 19th, 2013, 07:25 PM
I would love if this would be really built in Belgrade :tears:

http://www.worldofarchi.com/2013/01/zaha-hadid-architects-doing-their-magic.html

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PslJBCPFZYY/UOtpy4bHw8I/AAAAAAAAN4o/p2icDfUvuwU/s640/Zaha_Hadid_Architects_Doing_Their_Magic_With_Moder n_Architecture_In_Belgrade_Serbia_world_of_archite cture_03.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xFN0SSaSGD8/UOtpwynEAkI/AAAAAAAAN4c/RhLi9cXlAB4/s640/Zaha_Hadid_Architects_Doing_Their_Magic_With_Moder n_Architecture_In_Belgrade_Serbia_world_of_archite cture_04.jpg

PhilePhile
Jul 19th, 2013, 08:30 PM
^ Notice the potential problem with the 'roof' lines. What if ...

expressraillink.hk (http://www.expressraillink.hk/en/project-details/railway-facilities.html)
http://www.expressraillink.hk/images/en/project_details/terminus-1.jpg

*JR*
Jul 19th, 2013, 09:26 PM
I would love if this would be really built in Belgrade :tears:

http://www.worldofarchi.com/2013/01/zaha-hadid-architects-doing-their-magic.html

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PslJBCPFZYY/UOtpy4bHw8I/AAAAAAAAN4o/p2icDfUvuwU/s640/Zaha_Hadid_Architects_Doing_Their_Magic_With_Moder n_Architecture_In_Belgrade_Serbia_world_of_archite cture_03.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xFN0SSaSGD8/UOtpwynEAkI/AAAAAAAAN4c/RhLi9cXlAB4/s640/Zaha_Hadid_Architects_Doing_Their_Magic_With_Moder n_Architecture_In_Belgrade_Serbia_world_of_archite cture_04.jpg



^ Notice the potential problem with the 'roof' lines. What if ...

expressraillink.hk (http://www.expressraillink.hk/en/project-details/railway-facilities.html)

http://www.expressraillink.hk/images/en/project_details/terminus-1.jpg

Both of your submissions have a virtue in common, though: slopes, and more of a horizontal than a vertical profile. Skyscrapers create an excess density of ppl per sq (mile, km, etc) and uber-crowded roads & transit systems.

I've long wondered if their becoming so common as technology allowed them isn't largely a result of (mostly male) architects and politicians having err, "erected" :tape: them as concrete or glass & steel phallic symbols. :scratch:

ivanban
Jul 19th, 2013, 09:30 PM
Both of your submissions have a virtue in common, though: slopes, and more of a horizontal than a vertical profile. Skyscrapers create an excess density of ppl per sq (mile, km, etc) and uber-crowded roads & transit systems.

I've long wondered if their becoming so common as technology allowed them isn't largely a result of (mostly male) architects and politicians having err, "erected" :tape: them as concrete or glass & steel phallic symbols. :scratch:

Well, Zaha Hadid's works/projects are magical :inlove: Don't know about other female architects :scratch:

Wiggly
Jul 19th, 2013, 10:11 PM
"Square" skyscrapers are very common because they maximise the investment.

Toronto's transit system is already outdated and they keep on building more condo towers.
They're lucky half of them are bought by Asian investors and are inhabited but that's just insane.

PhilePhile
Jul 19th, 2013, 11:56 PM
Both of your submissions have a virtue in common, though: slopes, and more of a horizontal than a vertical profile. Skyscrapers create an excess density of ppl per sq (mile, km, etc) and uber-crowded roads & transit systems.

I've long wondered if their becoming so common as technology allowed them isn't largely a result of (mostly male) architects and politicians having err, "erected" :tape: them as concrete or glass & steel phallic symbols. :scratch:

:hah:

travel.uk.msn.com (http://travel.uk.msn.com/trending-blog/building-mocked-for-resembling-a-giant-penis)
http://db2.stb.s-msn.com/i/F3/EDB140EDC861CD7FCAEDED4571228.jpg



Density or Urban Sprawl ?

A double decker bus ride from Exchange Square ( Central ) to Stanley Village (Hong Kong Tennis Centre @ 15:41):

Wlm2mLKCMlM

PhilePhile
Aug 3rd, 2013, 12:42 PM
Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai) on a hot summer night.

mBdAjMADV7I

PhilePhile
Aug 4th, 2013, 12:55 PM
PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore (by WOHA)


by erwinsoo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/erwin_soo/8579805153/sizes/l/in/photolist-e5aKa4-bF6LFL-dsoEKd-bfyHMr-e1DEKh-2cLgXt-2cQN9f-c3pbGS-c3naqG-c3p8to-c3ndaL-f3Sj1L-5vzweg-e51EcU-dKSPGY-32p7wh-32p7Ju-5vzwdZ-e9n4ch-ddUZMc-dpJiTA-6QQu1R-dNaxsh-ebeuJS-dZiUTY-fd1Ueg-dYHL1c-dYPKLx-dYPDnL-dYHn9B-9ocUJa-32jwNB-32jw5R-32p7rd-32p6oS-32jvPk-32jvqn-32p6Ly-32p7C5-32jwgv-32p6Xm-32p6z9-32p6ES-32jvZ8-e4K27J-dSvszL-4YBScg-eeoMtT-KXtQV-dZWEad-4YBSkP/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8384/8579805153_07b4ebf035_b.jpg

by erwinsoo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/erwin_soo/8579584492/sizes/l/in/photolist-e59Byy-ehAbAk-ehFWPQ-e5aKa4-bF6LFL-dsoEKd-bfyHMr-e1DEKh-2cLgXt-2cQN9f-c3pbGS-c3naqG-c3p8to-c3ndaL-f3Sj1L-5vzweg-e51EcU-dKSPGY-32p7wh-32p7Ju-32jwNB-32jw5R-32p7rd-32p6oS-32jvPk-32jvqn-32p6Ly-32p7C5-32jwgv-32p6Xm-32p6z9-32p6ES-32jvZ8-e4K27J-dSvszL-5vzwdZ-4YBScg-e9n4ch-eeoMtT-ddUZMc-dpJiTA-KXtQV-6QQu1R-dZWEad-4YBSkP-9odzfX-dZQXTM-5uphV-5uphx-5upgP-5upg8/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8229/8579584492_6ee0ee2553_b.jpg


UhYs0NXs8a4


by erwinsoo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/erwin_soo/8518233171/sizes/l/in/photolist-dYJaXa-5ULAvn-dYUTcd-dYPtQm-dNLVis-dPkTs6-9oNb7P-KWZdw-dYQnPH-dYHL1c-e59Byy-dYPGVo-dYPDnL-dPrvnh-dKSPT1-dKSPPm-dKMknB-5Nfozv-5vzweg-KWZdQ-dZoCgw-dPrxym-dZQXTM-dSvszL-dsoEQd-dZWEad-dYJgbe-dsn5iK-ddUZMc-dKSPH7-dKSPGY-dZoCXW-dZoCEN-dYPauv-dYHGTg-dYHdbP-9odzfX-9odyZi-4JufvY-fdgdAh-fd1Ueg-eY63wy-egTdKG-egTbMw-dRBCtT-dpJiTA-aQ8g98-aQ8eqF-aQ8cii-aQ89dP-aQ873P/)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8384/8518233171_87045cbfc2_b.jpg

*JR*
Aug 4th, 2013, 02:16 PM
Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai) on a hot summer night.

mBdAjMADV7I

As Shanghai just had its hottest July in the 140 years official records have been kept :help: maybe there'll be more emphasis there on "green architecture". (Ala buildings having photovoltaic panels on the roofs and even the sides, etc?)

PinBVYKQGeM

PhilePhile
Aug 6th, 2013, 08:53 PM
As Shanghai just had its hottest July in the 140 years official records have been kept :help: maybe there'll be more emphasis there on "green architecture". (Ala buildings having photovoltaic panels on the roofs and even the sides, etc?)

...

Greeneries (to mitigate urban heat island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_heat_island) (UHI) effects).


One of the 'Three' Furnaces (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Furnaces) (actually, up to 'Seven') of China, Chongqing ...

http://i757.photobucket.com/albums/xx216/davidwei01/2013May/3ca8ba315c6034a873c7490bca134954082376a4.jpg

*JR*
Aug 6th, 2013, 10:21 PM
Greeneries (to mitigate urban heat island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_heat_island) (UHI) effects).

Great; but its not an "either or". The price of photovoltaic panels has fallen a great deal, of course. So let the roofs (and even south-facing walls; north in Oz) of new skyscrapers be largely made of those, to help supply the buildings' own power demands. There are so many cases like this of co-generation not being done where possible (automotive too) that I could scream. :shout:

PhilePhile
Aug 7th, 2013, 03:08 AM
China is currently focusing on upgrading and developing the power grid so that various sources of electric power can be transmitted/delivered more efficiently.

I don't know of any other tall buildings in China that have the Pearl River Tower (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_River_Tower)'s features in Guangzhou. It's too early to know/conclude if it is a success or not.



b1Q2rZKyeNU


by TravelTransmissions.com (http://www.flickr.com/photos/traveltransmissions/7121178457/sizes/l/in/photolist-bRgUfV-b7H7Gp-8vTa5Y-8ipYMU-8ipYDu-8imptc-bWfZUy-boLTZa-bfHu7r-bfHtNr-apJZ1f-boLTq4-dPez7G-dPeyP3-dPeyt9-dPeycf-dPexV3-dPexE5-dPevDw-dPevod-dPevbA-dPeuqw-dPeu9u-dPetqm-dPesGq-dPerZW-dPera7-dPeqCo-dPepGE-dPeph7-dPeoQU-dPenNy-dPenfh-9LiJjV-9hJxYk-dPemB7-dPeiqd-dPe1PW-dPe11u-dPdZx7-dPdYR1-dPdXWh-dPdXys-dPdWGb-dPdMVC-dPdLaC-dPdKRw-dPdKiC-dPdHZs-dPdHCf-dPdGHj/)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7105/7121178457_5c4d1c4dfb_b.jpg

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Sam L
Aug 31st, 2013, 10:13 AM
This is where I work:

http://www.kingstreetwharf.com/files/macquarie2.jpg

Inside:

http://www.woodsbagot.com/en/PublishingImages/Project_Images/Macquarie_HERO.jpg

It's a beautiful place to work, architecturally.

ivanban
Aug 31st, 2013, 08:43 PM
Nice :hearts:

Blind Watchmaker
Aug 31st, 2013, 08:56 PM
The inside reminds me of that IT University of Copenhagen building.

PhilePhile
Sep 1st, 2013, 05:35 AM
This is where I work:

http://www.kingstreetwharf.com/files/macquarie2.jpg

...


A 'Diagrid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diagrid)' (triangular support structure). I.M Pei proposed such a building structure in ~1954 for NYC!


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PhilePhile
Sep 2nd, 2013, 09:11 AM
Vanke Center ('Horizontal Skyscraper') in Shenzhen - Steven Holl Architects (http://www.stevenholl.com/project-detail.php?id=60type)

(filmed on December 7, 2009)
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Photography/uploaded by Adam Torrey (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15337064@N05/7196833326/in/photolist-bXXDPd-bXXSuU-bXXQaE-bXXKMJ-bXXBAW-bXXFMY-bXXiHh-bXXmyU-bXXrg5-bXXyxS-bXXtZf-bXXeJ7-bXX5ah-bXX1Sw-bXXaRW-bXWZ6J-bXX7au-bXXgLm-bXX99u-bXXcCE-bXX3qE-bXWVks-bXWL9w-bXWTpm-bXWFPu-bXWJpJ-bXWQZL-bXWXjq-bXWBuG-bXWqP9-bXWzbb-bXWtMS-bXWx4Q-bP7L4K-bP7Lnt-bAd8cN-bP7LtF-bP7L9H-bP7MNT-bAd9xh-bAd7Ls-bAd95s-bAd8DQ-bAd8Ym-bP7LQ2-bP7M6p-bAd7Gw-bAd8P7-bP7N2F-bAd9ay-bP7Lzt)
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5467/7196833326_1034304c82_h.jpg

ivanban
Sep 2nd, 2013, 06:54 PM
What if fish accidentally jumps into that whole?! :unsure:

¤CharlDa¤
Sep 3rd, 2013, 05:25 PM
I'm actually studying for my LEED Green Associate exam right now. Super interesting.

Anybody has had anything to do with LEED projects before?

*JR*
Sep 27th, 2013, 12:01 AM
A Lush Living Wall Skirts Aedas' New Composite Building in Hong Kong
by Lidija Grozdanic, 09/26/13

http://assets.inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/09/Composite-Building-Aedas-1-537x383.jpg

Instead of designing a swanky tower in an overcrowded neighborhood in Hong Kong, international architecture firm Aedas opted to create an apartment building that reinterprets Hong-Kong’s traditional architecture. Located in the Mongkok District, which has a population density of 130,000 people per square kilometer, the new tower features a lush living wall that enhances quality of life in the neighborhood.

http://assets.inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/09/Composite-Building-Aedas-2-537x418.jpg

The architects decided to add greenery at the pedestrian level with a green wall that will seemingly protrude from the solid façade of the podium and link the building to the historical cityscape. Structures from the post-war years, with illegal balconies and improvised gardens, are reinterpreted in a modern way “using irregular protrusions to create unobstructed views for each apartment.”

The building transforms the area and gives it a green urban backdrop, while providing its inhabitants with small, but functional living spaces and great views of the city. Construction on the project commenced recently.

http://inhabitat.com/a-lush-living-wall-skirts-aedas-new-composite-building-in-hong-kong

Punky
Oct 3rd, 2013, 09:24 AM
brand and angelina

Location: Malibu, California

Value:14 million $

Area: 1,250 sqm

Interior: Brad Pitt. Yes, the Star is also a talented amateur designer.

Includes: two houses, a pool, tennis court and gardens are invested, private access to the ocean beach. Not to worry, this home is only one of several homes that Pitt and Jolie have


http://www.xnet.co.il/PicServer2/pic/032013/347005/spl343309_003_7.jpg

http://static.move.com/blogs/2011/10/1013brad3.jpg

http://www.xnet.co.il/PicServer2/pic/032013/347008/spl343309_004_36.jpg

Martian Jeza
Oct 3rd, 2013, 11:34 AM
The beautiful pride of the city where I was born, raised and lived for 27 years 1/2 :

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a379/Hantuchova/Tournai_pan_zps280863f1.jpg (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/Hantuchova/media/Tournai_pan_zps280863f1.jpg.html)

Punky
Oct 3rd, 2013, 11:41 AM
whats thye name of the city and the building

Martian Jeza
Oct 3rd, 2013, 11:55 AM
whats thye name of the city and the building

Tournai : Notre-Dame Cathedral ! Both gothic and roman ( the only in the world like this ) ! But undergoing since nearly 10 years renovation and stabilisation works ! Tournai : the oldest Belgian city with Tongeren : Tournai exist since more than 2000 years and has loads of story and history.

Punky
Oct 3rd, 2013, 11:57 AM
beautiful!!!!!!

Martian Jeza
Oct 3rd, 2013, 12:18 PM
There's a very strict rule in Tournai : buildings NEVER can hide the Cathedral ! The Cathedral must be seen very far away ! So Skyscrapers ? NO WAY !

Punky
Oct 3rd, 2013, 12:25 PM
thats smart, its very pretty and i doubt a Skyscrapers can top its beauty

Punky
Oct 5th, 2013, 11:27 AM
bruce willis winter home

http://www.xnet.co.il/PicServer2/pic/042013/348243/spl338439_002_7.jpg

http://www.xnet.co.il/PicServer2/pic/042013/348245/spl338439_004_7.jpg

http://www.xnet.co.il/PicServer2/pic/042013/348249/spl338439_013_7.jpg

Punky
Oct 5th, 2013, 11:31 AM
ryan seacrest


http://www.sugarslam.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/ryan-seacrest-home-for-sale-2.jpg

http://www.sugarslam.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/ryan-seacrest-home-for-sale-3.jpg

http://www.bungalux.com/uploads/blog/mediaservice.themls.com_6.jpeg.647x0_q100.jpg

http://cdn.cnwimg.com/galleryThumb/a4cce6f3b93ff72e1e0f2a8ceb54bb5f.jpg?a=ca6704

Wiggly
Nov 17th, 2013, 12:49 AM
Spectacular ... in Baku.

http://www.contemporist.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/zh_141113_04-940x487.jpg

http://www.contemporist.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/zh_141113_07-940x626.jpg

http://www.contemporist.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/zh_141113_27-940x784.jpg

Stadia
Nov 17th, 2013, 03:05 AM
I am not a fan of Zaha, but that is beautiful.

PhilePhile
Feb 13th, 2014, 06:07 AM
View Shanghai from above (the hard way):

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by gropius (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gropius/12427649523/sizes/l/in/photostream/)(Shanghaimage.com)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7427/12427649523_b94768838b_b.jpg

PhilePhile
Feb 19th, 2014, 01:26 AM
Ng Teng Fong General/Jurong Community Hospital ( Jurong, Singapore )


"...gives every patient their own window close to their bed with a view to a garden from which to take fresh air."

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studio505.com.au (http://www.studio505.com.au/work/project/ng-teng-fong-general-hospital/62) ( design consultant )
http://www.studio505.com.au/admin-resources/image-tools.php?w=874&q=95&src=/ng-teng-fong-general-hospital/NTFGH_model_shots.jpg

http://www.studio505.com.au/admin-resources/image-tools.php?w=874&q=95&src=/ng-teng-fong-general-hospital/120921_new-renders/1103_STL_AER_GB_Pano_02_V2_lores.jpg

http://www.studio505.com.au/admin-resources/image-tools.php?w=874&q=95&src=/ng-teng-fong-general-hospital/Ng_teng_fong_(36).jpg