French Embassy of Germany

The French Embassy of Germany by Atelier Christian de Portzamparc is a Prizewinning entry of a competition in 1997. Program: This cultural facility accomodates the Ambassador’s residence, the Consolate and Chancellery offices, the cultural department, function halls, a cafeteria, an…

King Abdulaziz Center by Snøhetta

Norwegian architects, Snøhetta has won the competition to design King Abdulaziz Center for Knowledge and Culture in Saudi Arabia. The design concept is “the history of oil in Saudi Arabia”. May 20th 2008, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz set the cornerstone…

The London Festival of Architecture

Foster+Partners had an idea to let the audience involving the architecture during the London Festival of Architecture. They built a conical structure, interwoven with fabric panels hand-printed by the public. Alistair Lenczner of Foster + Partners said: “The day was…

Building Progress of The Serpentine Pavilion 2008

Designed by Frank Gehry, the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2008 is under construction. This landmark is mentioned to be the first example of Frank Gehry’s spectacular architecture in London. Frank Gehry said: “The Pavilion is designed as a wooden timber structure…

Tour Signal at La Défense, Paris

Designed by Jean Nouvel, the Tour Signal comprises 71-storey, consists of five different uses including office (50,000 sqm), hotel 39,000 sqm), residential (33,000 sqm), Public facilities (8,000 sqm) and retail spaces (10,000 sqm). This tower will be located at La…

Elephant House by Foster+Partners

Located at Copenhegen, the Elephant House is mentioned as the first zoological building designed by Foster+Partners. The building is constructed with a warm terracotta-coloured concrete and lightweight glazed domes to offers natural light and openness. Spencer de Grey, Senior Executive…