World Architecture News May 2012, New Buildings across the Globe, Design Images
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The Oct design museum, Shenzhen, China : Studio Pei-Zhu
photo : Studio Pei-Zhu
The first floor of the building holds the entry lobby and café, while the second and third is mainly exhibition space. Storage space is spread out evenly through the floors, with movable walls allow the exhibition spaces to be very flexible in scale and function.
Dancing Towers Seoul, South Korea : Studio Daniel Libeskind
image © Crystal
The design for the Dancing Towers is inspired by the traditional Korean Buddhist Dance known as Seungmu (or ‘Seung-Moo’). The subtle rotation of the towers creates the illusion they are dancing, as inspired by the long sleeves of the Seung-Moo dancer’s traditional costumes, gracefully propelled by the dancer’s movements.
Daeyang Gallery and House Seoul, South Korea : Steven Holl Architects
image : Iwan Baan
Selected as winner in the Live Category, the Daeyang Gallery and House was inspired by a 1967 sketch for a music score by composer Istvan Anhalt, called “Symphony of Modules.” The gallery and house is a composition in sequential movement. Three pavilions—one for entry, one residence, and one event space—appear to push upward from a continuous gallery level below.
Horniman Museum & Gardens, London, UK : Design – Gardens Pavilion: Walters and Cohen
photo from The Press Office
The Master Plan for the estate will be vital in delivering the strategic vision for the future of the Horniman Museum and Gardens, which includes attracting a million visitors a year by 2023, engaging audiences in global issues as London’s only museum where nature and culture are seen alongside each other, and more closely matching London’s diversity in its audiences.
Yingkou Convention and Exposition Center, Liaoning, China : 2DEFINE Architecture
picture from architects firm
The convention center will be situated on a 130,000-square-meter (14,000,000-square-foot) man-made island which will serve as a business destination and feature outdoor promenades and gardens for use by local residents. The half-acre roof-top terrace will overlook the Bohai Sea, and offer an outdoor space adjacent to the ballroom.
University of Semnan Campus, Iran : New Wave Architecture
pictures from architect office
Located at Semnan university campus as a focal point, offers an architectonic articulation with different architectural styles of surrounding faculties in the campus. The architectural concept has been configured on the basis of two separated but compounded architectural constructions – an auditorium and a Library – as the hub of campus.
Madrid Architects’ Association, Madrid, Spain : Gonzalo Moure
photo : Jorge Crooke Carballal
The total built area for Escuelas Pías de San Antón is 35878 m2, of which 628 belong to the baroque church of San Antón, a declared “Building of Cultural Interest” by architect Pedro Ribera that is completely embedded within the complex an constitutes the only part that didn’t suffer the progressive ruination that affected the rest of the lot.
Singapore Institute of Architects Architectural Design Awards : Buildings + Architects – News
photo from Singapore Institute of Architects
Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) announced the recipients of the 12th SIA Architectural Design Awards, the profession’s highest recognition of works that exemplify excellence in architectural design. Selected from 112 submissions, 22 recipients will be honoured on 18 May 2012 at the SIA 51st Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony to be held at Resorts World Convention Centre.
HOK : Medical School, University at Buffalo’s Downtown Campus, USA
image : HOK
CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, China : completion news : OMA
photo : Ole Scheeren
Arnhem Central Platforms, The Netherlands : UNStudio
image : UNStudio
University Technical College Burnley, Lancashire, England : Capita Symonds Architects
image from architects
Clockwork Embassy Yaoundé, Cameroon : Matteo Cainer Architects
image from architects
Channing School, Highgate, London, England : Buckley Gray Yeoman Architects
image from architects
Palencia Civic Centre, Spain : Exit Architects
photograph : Fernando Guerra
Tampere Waterfront Development – Architecture Contest Finland : BIG. 8 May
picture from architect
House in Mierlo – Hout, The Netherlands : UArchitects
photo : Daan Dijkmeijer
Union Square Washington DC, USA : Davis Brody Bond / Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
image Courtesy of GGN, © Methanoia
Dream Downtown Hotel Chelsea, NYC, USA : Handel Architects
photo : Bruce Damonte
The Arch in Mandal, Norway : 3XN Architects
photo © Adam Mørk
Domkyrkoforum Visitor Centre, Lund, Sweden : Carmen Izquierdo. 3 May
photograph : Åke E:son Lindman
Vidago Palace Spa, Porto, Portugal : Álvaro Siza Vieira
photo : Nelson Garrido
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