Church on the Water: Tadao Ando Japanese Architecture

Background of the Concepts: Wrapped in an aesthetic devoid of any ornament, many of the works of Tadao Ando base their richness in the relationship of the building with light and nature. In that sense, the Church on the Water, designed in 1985 and built in 1988, is one of its most celebrated achievements, in which nature has been involved...

Louis Kahn Famous American Architect

Intro to Louis Kahn Louis Khan was very unique in his designs. He was known for his fusion of contradictory sources into his architecture. His education from the University of Pennsylvania gave him a Beaux Arts influence with a modern style. He admired works of Greek and ancient Roman temples. To him Brunelleschi was to architecture as Bach was to...

High Museum of Art by Richard Meier, Atlanta

Architect: Richard Meier Date / Location: 1983 Atlanta Georgia Form: The building is situated with a focal point directing towards the corner of two streets. Being 2 miles from downtown Atlanta, the building’s size is in accordance to the surrounding shorter buildings. The exterior includes a long ramp that extends to the street. The color is white; a signature style for Richard...

Architectural Gem: Barcelona Pavilion in Barcelona Spain

The Barcelona or German Pavilion located in Barcelona Spain was designed and created for the 1929 International Exposition. Originally the building was constructed to be up only temporarily, yet being made of permanent materials such as golden onyx, green and blue marble, chrome, glass, and travertine; the building lasted for a while until it was demolished. In the 1980s it...

Zac Efron’s New House in Hollywood Hills California

Zac Efron Sexy Wall Poster FREE SHIPPING   $5.78  PURCHASING INFORMATION Zachary David Alexander Efron Zac Efron's bachelor pad in Hollywood Hills boasts a guesthouse, gym, wine cellar, and a pool. From an aerial view the house looks somewhat cold and boring but up close it is peaceful and features zen design aspects that make Zac peaceful. Zac Efron needs this peace...

Aqua Building Chicago Architecture

What is the Aqua Building? Aqua is an 82 story building (primarily residential) that is located in downtown Chicago Illinois. The building is the tallest building in the world to have a woman as an architect, at a soaring 859 feet. The facade of the building is characterized by emerging wavy balconies, some that emerge 12 feet. The name was...

30 St Mary Axe Modern Architecture London

What is the "30 St Mary Axe" Building? 30 St Mary Axe is a modern, sustainable building located in London's financial district. The building is also widely known as the the Gherkin building and previously called the Swiss Re Building. It was built in 2003 and opened in 2004. In 1992 the Baltic Exchange (a trading center) was bombed, leaving an area...

Sydney Opera House Architecture

The Sydney Opera House is located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was opened on October 20th 1973 an exists to be a great architectural achievement today. The architecture of the building has a modern style with large concrete shells. The design was completed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon. The architect was young at the time, but understood how to...

AT&T Stadium (Home of the NFL Cowboys) Architecture, Texas

The AT&T Stadium is the most expensive sports complex in the world. Originally estimated to cost $650 million, the stadium's current construction cost was $1.15 billion. It is located in Arlington Texas. It is the official home of the Cowboys of the NFL. The original stadium was completed in 1971 and completely renovated in 2005-2009. The stadium was designed by the...

Space Needle Observation Tower, Seattle Washington

The Space Needle observation tower located in Seattle Washington. The building/tower is an official landmark of the Pacific Northwest and an icon of Seattle. It was built for the the 1962 World's Fair. It gets around 20,000 people every day using it's elevators. Architecture/Design Edward E. Carlson and John Graham, Jr. combined their creativity to create a masterpiece. The original idea...

The Burj Khalifa and Its Amazing Views and Architecture

The Tallest Building in the World Will Shock You Information and History on The Burj Khalifa The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is the tallest building in the world at 2,722 feet tall. This height is about double the height of the Sears Tower. The Burj Khalifa is a new icon for the Middle East, who usually does not...

Modern or Contemporary Architecture, What’s the Difference?

The difference between modern and contemporary styles in terms of architecture is simpler than you might think. Chances are you are here because you do not know the difference, so here you go... Modern Architecture Modern architecture is a type of architecture that came to be in the early and mid 20th century. The style was revolutionary and enlightening for the...

Futuristic Architecture of the Lloyds of London Building

Intro to the Vision of the Architect - Why Cover Up? The Lloyds Building located in London is also referred to the "inside out building" because of its mechanical-like architecture. From an outside perspective, the way that humans tend to cover up what makes something work, such as the gears or mechanical substances, is quit bizarre. A lot of times...

Adam Levine’s Sexy House in Hollywood Hills California

Intro/Facts about Adam Levine He currently lives with his close friend, Korean writer Gene Hong. His house was impressive enough to be featured on the Architectural Digest in 2012. When he was 6 years old, he took the winning shot of a basketball game, with barely any time left on the clock. This event inspired him to be successful and aspire for his passion. Levine's brother is...

Museum of Science and Industry – Smart Home Exhibit

Buildings are becoming more and more environmentally conscious, to showcase the possibilities the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is showcasing The Smart House. The house combines convenience with an environmentally friendly lifestyle. One of Chicago's greenest homes is re-opened for 2012 with new decor and innovative ways to live green! On a 20-minute tour, explore the three-story home...

Sustainable California Beach House for Retired Couple

  The imposing Coastlands House was especially developed by Carver + Schicketanz for a retired couple in Big Sur, California, USA. The majestic oaks located on the site dominate the neighboring landscape and direct the views towards the Pacific coast to the West. According to the architects, “a massive stone base connects the structure to the uphill slope, contrasting with...

Glass House by Nico Van Der Meulen Architects

// // Johannesburg-based studio Nico Van Der Meulen Architects has designed the Glass House project. This impressive two story contemporary home is located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Glass House by Nico Van Der Meulen Architects: “The house is situated on a 4000 sq.m...

A ‘Disappearing’ Cathedral; Read Between The Lines

The Cathedral called, “Read Between The Lines” is located within the Netherlands, Made of just Steel And Concrete. // // ‘Reading between the lines’ is a project collaborated between young Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs (Leuven, 1983) and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh (Leuven, 1983). Their projects reflect an architectural background with an artistic intention. Their main concerns are experiment, reflection, a physical...

Hovering Observation Deck Above Grand Central Terminal

Architecture firm SOM has proposed adding a floating observation deck that slides up and down the sides of two new skyscrapers. SOM states that the hovering deck would increase the quality of the public space surrounding the building by adding an “iconic landmark” with a 360-degree panorama of the city skyline. // // New York City could use some visually diverse...

Manchester Civil Justice Center

In 2002, Her Majesty’s Courts Service held an international competition to choose an architect to design a new purpose built premises for the Department of Justice in the North West, the biggest court complex to be built in the UK since the Royal Courts of Justice. The building was obtained through the UK’s Public Private Partnership design. However, in...

Masrah Al Qasba Theater – Magma Architecture

The transformation of the Masrah Al Qasba Theater in Sharjah is the Very first project to be carried out by magma architecture in the United Arab Emirates. Guests to the 300 seat auditorium find themselves covered in a sculpture undulating area evoking memories of the scenery of Sharjah. Meticulously disguised lighting elements shining through stretchable fabric surfaces improve the...

The Water Tower in Leudelange Luxembourg

Architect: SchemelWirtz Location: rue de la Poudrerie in the industrial area of Leudelange Construction time: June 2005 to May 2008 Materials used: light concrete for the structure, curtain wall type for the cladding with filling in translucent glass fiber panels It seems as though Luxembourg is advancing in their public building's architecture. I think that the US should consider their creative designs. What do you think? I never see...

Bodegas Ysios La Rioja Laguardia Álava Spain

This is not an ordinary winery, as you can see. Architect, Santiago Calatrava, included raw, natural materials into the design. Wood exterior brings a warm winery sensation. The roof is sectioned with metal blocks that create a rippled effects, spanning along the horizon. The reason for a unique design was to create an iconic image for the new wine, "la Rioja Alavesa."...

Solar-Powered Floating Hotel By Michele Puzzolante

Italian industrial designer Michele Puzzolante designed this conceptual floating luxury hotel. So far this is just a concept looking for an investor. The cost so far is at $1,800,000 to build one of these. The resort can hold up to 6 people comfortably. I wouldn't mind living in this for a summer! The only problem would be the effect of the sea...