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Archive for May, 2008

House V in Zagreb, Croatia

House V by 3LHD architects

Designed by 3LHD architects, the ‘House V’ located beneath Zegreb mountain Medvednica in Croatia. The design is influenced by the situation of the landscape and applying strong communication between the rooms.

House V was designed in order to satisfy the needs of a family. Applying communication between the common and individual rooms, the facilities and functions of the space have been connected into a single unit that creates a comfortable living area for a family.


Foster + Partners Got Two RIBA Awards

Wembley Stadium

Two of Foster + Partners’ works including Thomas Deacon Academy in Peterborough and Wembley Stadium in London has been awarded RIBA awards. Thomas Deacon Academy is an academy specializing in Mathematics and Science and the new Wembley Stadium is largest covered football stadium in the world.

Mouzhan Majidi, Chief Executive of Foster + Partners said:

“We are thrilled to receive RIBA Awards this year for two very different projects in the UK. Wembley Stadium symbolises all that is great about football and occupies an essential place in British sporting history, while providing world-class facilities on a unique scale. Thomas Deacon Academy is an expression of the school’s teaching ethos and a result of an enriching collaboration with the Academy’s sponsors, teachers, children and the local education authority. These are both buildings which we hope will provide a memorable experience for the people who use them.”


Clarence Mill’s Scheme in Kingston Upon Hull

The Manor Born

The Clarence Mill is mentioned to be the tallest building in Kingston Upon Hull. It has three separates building including the 22-floor tower that will be 82 metres tall. Regarding materials, the buildings utilizing red brick and glazes. And as mentioned by, the buildings will be developed by Manor Property Group.

The tower actually shares the lowest two floors of retail with its adjacent wing but visual separation has already been designed in by the architects who have curves defining the edges of the two attached blocks and a peanut shape floor plate for the main tower element.


The Design of New Library and Concert Hall at Bodø in Norway

new library and concert hall at Bodø in Norway.

As a part of four joint winners of a design competition based in Norway, Langdon Reis Zahn has been chosen to go to the next competition level to design the new Library and Concert Hall at Bodø in Norway. The building area will be 11,700 sq.m. and will spend $126 million for completion.

Langdon Reis Zahn, drdh Architects and General Architecture have been invited to participate in the second round of the competition which will determine the practice selected to build the theatre/concert hall and the library.


The Bow Tower by Foster + Partners

The Bow tower calgary

Designed by Foster + Partners, The Bow tower located in Calgary, Canada and scheduled for completion in 2010. The tower is built for the new EnCana headquarters and will be the first significant mixed-use development east of Centre Street in downtown Calgary.

The first steel tower to be built in Calgary, The Bow’s use of this core structural material reduces overall material use by 30%. Additional green features (often found in Foster + Partners’ designs) include a system of interior green spaces, and three sky gardens.


KAIT Workshop by Junya Ishigami

Kait Workshop by Junya Ishigami Architects

Junya Ishigami Architects designed the workshop for engineering and design students at Kanagawa Institute of Technology (KAIT). The Workshop utilizing steel and glass as you can see in the pictures.


Green Point Stadium For FIFA World Cup 2010

Green Point  Stadium

Located in Cape Town, the Green Point Stadium was designed by GMP Architects. And now the construction is in progress and expected for completion in 2010 to host the world’ biggest soccer event, FIFA World Cup. The stadium designed to seat 68,000 spectators on three tiers.

The image of Cape Town is uniquely characterised by the interaction of Table Mountain and Signal Hill – a soft, hilly landscape, and the surrounding Atlantic Ocean. Green Point Stadium will sit at the foot of Signal Hill. The exterior shell of the stadium was designed as an abstract, linearly arranged membrane construction.


Norman Foster Crowned as ‘Britain’s Best 2008’

Lord Foster

Beating his competitors including J K Rowling, Damien Hirst and ‘Atonement’ Director, and Joe Wright in the Arts Category, Norman Foster voted as ‘Britain’s Best 2008’ based on his design contribution around the planet.

Norman Foster said: “I’m absolutely delighted to accept this prestigious award. It is wonderful for our team, which is spread around the world, to receive such recognition for our global achievements.”