Archive | August, 2012

Frank Gehry for Facebook

30 Aug

Legendary architect Frank Gehry has been commissioned by social media giant Facebook for the design of their new campus. The building is rumoured to house the biggest open plan office in the world. The green roofed building will accommodate 2800 engineers on the edge of San Francisco Bay. Construction is set to start early next year. Really looking forward to seeing this one complete!

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AZA 2012 Biennial – Cape Town

28 Aug

Exciting archi happenings in Cape Town when the AZA2012 Biennial Festival kicks off from 13 – 16 September 2012. International speakers are Kibwe Tavares, Enrico Daffonchio, Joe Osae-Addo, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kajima(from Atelier Bow-Wow) and David Adjaye.

Check out the complete programme HERE

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Floating Home by Steeltec 37

24 Aug

Is this a dream come true or what? German firm Steeltec 37 has created these ultra sleek floating homes. These compact dwellings are built on unsinkable pontoons and suitable for floating on inland waterways of lakes. The compact structure comprises of one bedroom upstairs and living area below. The entire structure is built from lightweight steel frame and glass. Could certainly wake up to this every morning. We love it!

Pictures from various sources.

More HERE

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23 Aug

Vibe Design Group’s Stable Home in Diamond Creek Australia

21 Aug

I have said it before and I will say it again – the Australians are masters at using steel roof sheeting as both a roofing and cladding solution. How cool is this horse lover’s home in Diamond Creek Australia by Vibe Design Group in Melbourne Australia? The dwelling comprises of a two bed roomed home plus study upstairs and stabling for two horses below. The architects cleverly concealed overhead powerlines and electrical towers from view with the stable’s roof structure. Cladding is raw Zincalume. Simply stunning! We also rather like their website 🙂

More HERE

pics are from Architizer

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Eid Mubarak

19 Aug

Fire and Sea Rescue Station, Port of Nice

17 Aug

The use of prefabricated structures have allowed for the replacement of the Fire and Sea Rescue operations in the Port of Nice, without disrupting port operations. This method has been adopted in the port since 1971. The entire building was clad with corrugated aluminium cladding, which is a sensible approach to the harsh maritime environment. The project was completed on a tight deadline of four months. Architect for the project is Heams & Michel.

We think it looks marvelous!

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