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Archive for May, 2009

$20 Billion Seoul Masterplan Project by Studio Daniel Libeskind


The winning design of master plan for a new district in Seoul is proposed by Studio Daniel Libeskind. The masterplan consists of a series of skyscrapers alongside the Han River, conceived as islands in a sea of green park spaces. According to Libeskind, the idea is to create a 21st century destination that is at once transformative, vibrant, sustainable and diverse.


The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi

The Yas Hotel by Asymptote

Designed by Asymptote, the Abu Dhabi’s Yas Hotel is part of the 36-billion-dollar Yas Marina development and accompanying Formula 1 raceway circuit (see picture below). The project is scheduled to open in October 2009. Sited on 85,000-square-meter complex, this hotel has 500 room and 5,800 pivoting diamond-shaped glass panels.


Barn House by Paolo Gianfrancesco


Designed by young Italian architect, Paolo Gianfrancesco, the Barn House is a small project for the isolated West fjords of Iceland. This project made with inspiration to the Icelandic old style to fit in a preserved area. The area is only accessible by sea during the short summer with small boats and no real port.