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Archive for November, 2007

4,000 Years Old Temple Discovered in Peru

Temple Discovered in Peru

A team of archaeologist discovered an ancient temple in Peru. The temple located in the Lambayaque Valley, Northern Coast of Peru. As reported by Reuter, according to Alva, director of the Museum Tumbas Reales (Royal Tombs) of Sipan, “It’s a temple that is about 4,000 years old, what’s surprising are the construction methods, the architectural design and most of all the existence of murals that could be the oldest in the Americas”

Via Reuter

Frank Gehry Sued by M.I.T

Stata Center MIT

This is not a fresh news but i think it is still a hot issue because related to the famous Frank Gehry architect. As reported by last week, Frank Gehry has been sued by M.I.T due the design and construction failures of Stata Center (pictured). The failure delivering various problem that have required high cost maintenance. But according to Frank Gehry, the construction problems were inevitable in the design of complex buildings.

“These things are complicated,” Gehry said, “and they involved a lot of people, and you never quite know where they went wrong. A building goes together with seven billion pieces of connective tissue. The chances of it getting done ever without something colliding or some misstep are small.”

Via NYTimes

Ferrari Theme Park in Abu Dhabi

Ferrari Theme Park in Abu Dhabi

Scheduled to open in 2009, the the construction of Ferrari Theme Park was announced last week. The park located on 250,000 square meter area in Abu Dhabi and will host the 2009 F1 GP event. You know, it will be the first F1 Grand Prix tournament in Uni Emirate Arab.

According to AME Info, as mentioned by “The Ferrari Theme Park will be a unique oasis of discovery, hospitality and beauty that captures culture, flavour and the true spirit of Italian country, as well as the legendary automotive history, feeling and heritage of Ferrari cars and racing,”


London 2012 Olympic Stadium by HOK Sport

London 2012 Olympics stadium

Olympic games is the second awaited sport events in this world after FIFA World Cup. And you know the 2012 Olympic Games will be held in London, so what will happen there. We know China is already redying its spectacular stadium for the 2008 Olympic: Bird Nest and Aquatic. And now London continue preparing for the next , don will have new stadium for the 2012 event. Designed by HOK Sport, the stadium located in east London and equipped with 80,000 seat.

Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, said: “This cutting edge design really shows how London’s Olympic Stadium will be a stunning backdrop to the London Games and become one of the most famous buildings in the world for a summer in 2012 and beyond, making Londoners and the whole United Kingdom proud. It will also act as a beacon symbolising the extraordinary transformation and regeneration of east London as a result of staging the 2012 Games and the permanent legacy of new sports and community facilities for London.”


Shutter Houses by Shigeru Ban

Shigeru Ban Shutter Houses

Shigeru Ban, a Japanese architect based in Paris, applying new design concept to the 9-condo located at 524 West 19th Street, West Chelsea. The condo called as Shutter House as it adopting metal shutter system that allows the residence open and close their room and space easily while producing unique facade (see image above) at the same time. The constructions of Shutter Houses are planned to finish in fall 2008.


The New Liverpool FC Stadium To Open in 2010

Liverpool FC New Stadium

Liverpool FC will have new stadium with 60,000 seat in it. The stadium designed by HKS architects and will open in 2010. As mentioned on the press release, the stadium will spend around £300 million of investment. and located in North Liverpool.

Chief Executive Rick Parry said: “The asymmetric design sets it apart from other new stadia, as it is a clear move away from what is becoming the traditional bowl model. It recognises and makes reference to the fact that English football grounds were historically asymmetric. We make no apologies for that, we’ve gone out of our way to embrace that culture and it works exceptionally well for both the new ground and its location within Stanley Park. This new design will be unmistakably Liverpool and instantly recognisable as our stadium.”


London Festival of Architecture 2008 Open For Submission

London Festival of Architecture 2008

The theme of the next London Festival of Architecture (LFA) 2008 is FRESH (fresh thinking, fresh talent, fresh approach, fresh air and fresh food). According to Ken Livingston, Mayor of London, London has the most vibrant architectural scene of any city in the world. And as mentioned by Peter Murray, the Director of LFA 2008, the most attraction of the event is that it brings together the professions and the general public in an event that celebrates the history of the place, the positive aspects of the present and takes a critical view of what the future might have to offer.

The LFA2008 will take an action between 20 June and 20 July 2008. And anyone is invited to submit their proposal until 30 November through LFA 2008 website.

Via iconeye | Find Books about London Festival of Architecture at

Imaginative Urban Lobby in London

Urban Lobby by architects MRGD

Researched by a group of young architects (MRGD) including Melike Altinisik, Samer Chaumoun and Daniel Widrig, the Urban Lobby will explore ways of producing architectural interventions based on an understanding of the city as a field of dynamics. As mentioned on the project briefe, the team’s primary concern will involve infrastructure as architecture and their impact on the selected confined site and its immediate adjacencies.