World Architectural News February 2010 : Buildings across the Globe, Images

Global Architecture News February 2010

Architectural Design Developments in Feb 2010 – World Built Environment

Global Architectural News Feb 2010

World Architecture Developments in Feb 2010
This is the e-architect archive page for Architecture News February 2010.

US Embassy Building, London, England : KieranTimberlake wins Contest
The new embassy will include a chancery, a consular section, support spaces, a U.S. Marine residence, access pavilions and parking. Its design incorporates cutting edge sustainable features including aspirations for carbon neutrality, a self-sufficient water system and sets a goal for meeting the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) Excellent rating.

Vitra Haus, Germany : Herzog & de Meuron
Vitra Haus showrooms - Architecture News February 2010
photograph Iwan Baan, © Vitra
The VitraHaus invites visitors to explore, define and refine their sense of design. A visit to the VitraHaus is like taking a trip through design history, but it also offers the opportunity to encounter the work of leading contemporary designers. The furnishings and objects from the Vitra Home Collection are arranged in a variety of settings for both living and working: classics by Charles & Ray Eames, George Nelson, Isamu Noguchi, Jean Prouvé and Verner Panton are combined with contemporary designs by Maarten Van Severen, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Antonio Citterio, Hella Jongerius, Jasper Morrison and others.

Abu Dhabi Louvre Building, UAE : Jean Nouvel
Abu Dhabi Louvre site
photo from architects practice
It is a project founded on a major symbol of Arab architecture: the dome. But here, with its evident shift from tradition, the dome is a modern proposal.

Museum of the Second World War Gdansk, Poland : Architecture Competition
The huge building tactfully merges in the neighbourhood sharing the chance of becoming an icon of Gdańsk with the major historic elements around. The minimalist means of architectural expression proposed by the authors gracefully blend the modern idea of the building with the historic background.

Indianapolis Airport Terminal, USA – News : HOK
The Colonel H. Weir Cook Terminal, a 1.2 million-square-foot facility, combines pre-9/11 comfort and convenience with post-9/11 security mandates. The design acknowledges that in a global economy international airports are often the traveller’s first and last impression of a metropolitan area. As befits Indianapolis’ “Circle City” moniker, the terminal’s focal point is a 30,000-square-foot piazza – a circular civic plaza beneath a 200-foot diameter skylight with sunshades.

Kalmar Museum of Art, Sweden – more images added : Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
The new museum is a black four-level cube clad with large scale wooden panels and punctuated by large glazed openings. It will house both the Kalmar collection of Modern Art as well as provide spaces for temporary exhibitions of contemporary art, videos, performances and concerts.

Heron Tower, London : Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Mutrah Fishmarket Muscat, Oman : Snøhetta
Mutrah Fishmarket Architecture News February 2010
picture from architects

Dawangjing District Beijing, China : SOM
Dawangjing Beijing
image : SOM and Crystal

Circa Johannesburg, South Africa : studioMAS architects + urban designers
Circa on Jellicoe
photo : Tristan McLaren

Dance Palace St Petersburg, Russia – News : UNStudio

Curitiba House, Brazil : Una Arquitetos

Helsinki Seafarers’ Centre, Finland : ARK-house Architects

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