Designalog

……….design diversity……….

Posts Tagged ‘Zaha Hadid: Chinese Gem That Elevates Its Setting by Nicolai Ouroussoff’

* Architecture: Zaha Hadid Office Tower Citylife Milano

Posted by the editors on Monday, 18 February 2013

Zaha Hadid Office Tower Citylife Milano

Architecture: Zaha Hadid Office Tower Citylife Milano: “..the citylife project located in the heart of milan — in the centre of the historic fiera area, immersed in a park of 160,000 square metres..(one of europe’s largest pedestrianized zones) — involved a group of architects rather than a single designer: zaha hadidarata isozaki and daniel libeskind..citylife brings a new model for work and leisure to the city, an area to be enjoyed on foot or by bicycle, with traffic circulating only underground..at the centre of the project is the business district — three office towers in the ‘piazza delle tre torri’ (square of the three towers): torre isozaki (il dritto, the straight one), torre hadid (lo storto, the twisted one), and torre libeskind (il curvo, the curved one) — torre isozaki will stand 202 m (663 ft)..with 50 floors, among the tallest buildings in italy by roof height. torre hadid will be 170 m (558 ft) high with 44 floors, and torre libeskind will reach a height of 150 m (492 ft) with about 30 floors. the three towers are able to accommodate around 10,000 people, over a total of approximately 130,000 m2. a contemporary art museum, a shopping area with bars and restaurants, and a pavilion for exhibitions, sports, entertainment and fashion shows will supplement the master plan project..”  

See some of our posts on other work by:

Zaha Hadid Architects:

 

image: courtesy of zaha hadid; article: Designboom

designalog : contact

Posted in Architects, Architecture, Architecture & Design in China, Architecture + Design, Awards, Contemporary Architecture, contemporary design, Cultural Architecture, Design, Designalog, Institutional Architecture, Retail Architecture, Urban Design | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

* Residential Architecture: Observatory House by Gabriel Orozco and Tatiana Bilbao

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Residential Architecture: Observatory House by Gabriel Orozco and Tatiana Bilbao: “..Architectural photographer Iwan Baan recently shot the Observatory House, designed by Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco and built by architect Tatiana Bilbao in Roca Blanca, Mexico..The house is inspired on the Jantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory, built in Delhi in 1724..Stefano Boeri from Abitare interviewed Gabriel Orozco about this project, where you can read more about his vision..”  Truly lovely site, interesting interior volumes, magnificent pool..

See some of our other posts with photos by Iwan Baan:

designalog : contact

image: Iwan Baan; article: “Observatory House” 28 Nov 2009. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/41517&gt;

Posted in Architects, Architecture, Architecture + Design, Contemporary Architecture, contemporary design, Design, Designalog, Interiors, Photography, Residential Architecture | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

* Architecture: 2012 Serpentine Pavilion Complete by Herzog & de Meuron + Ai Weiwei

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 2 June 2012

Architecture: 2012 Serpentine Pavilion Complete by Herzog & de Meuron + Ai Weiwei: “..the 12th serpentine gallery by swiss architects herzog & de meuron and beijing-based ai weiwei is now complete. a plane of water is now floating above the lawn of the serpentine gallery in london, england, inviting visitors to pass beneath it and observe the recently exposed components of the past structures. eleven columns representing each of the previous editions elevate the roof plane 1.4 meters from the excavated ground while an additional support stands for the current construct. encouraging visitors to delve under the surface, this archeological experience transports them back in time as they lounge within the interior. cork lines the surfaces of the stepped ground plane and seating to generate a warm location for repose. during the summer, the venue will host public talks and events during ‘park nights’ until october 14, 2012..”  Photos by the great Iwan Baan..Get thee to Serpentine..

See our other posts on the Serpentine Gallery Pavilions:

See our other posts on Herzog & de Meuron:

See our other posts with images by Iwan Baan:

image: © 2012 iwan baan; article: Designboom

designalog: contact

Posted in Architects, Architecture, Architecture & Design in China, Art, Contemporary Architecture, contemporary design, Cultural Architecture, Design, Designalog, Institutional Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Mixed-Use Architecture | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments »

 
%d bloggers like this: