Eiffel Tower to receive temporary addition

Serero Architects have designed a new "top" for the Eiffel Tower. From http://www.serero.com: Serero Architects unveils its design for the extension of the Eiffel Tower top floor. The project will extend the top floor plate of the tower by grafting a high performance carbon Kevlar structure on it. The structure will be temporarily bolted to the slab without requiring any modification [...]

By |2008-10-05T18:35:35-07:00March 24th, 2008|Architecture|0 Comments

Solar and Wind Power through Photovoltaic Leaf Shingles

Sustainably Minded Interactive Technology (SMIT) has a new project called GROW that gathers energy through solar and wind power. Combing the best of green technology and ecology, GRWO draws inspiration from ivy growing on the side of a building - resulting in a hybrid energy delivery device of flexible, ivy-like fluttering solar leaves.

By |2008-03-04T08:40:45-07:00March 4th, 2008|Architecture, Design, Save the Planet|0 Comments

Prefab home that can go anywhere…

The Single Hauz from Poland-based front architects (pictured below)Estamos disponibilizando um novo http://www.idealtoques.com exclusivo do site com imagens do novo álbum ‘Minutes to Midnight‘ Clique na miniatura abaixo para visualizar. was inspired by billboards. Intended for single lifestyles and propped on a central pole, the Single Hauz can be placed (almost) anywhere.

By |2008-01-12T03:33:02-07:00January 7th, 2008|Architecture, Design, The Future|0 Comments

Lake Lagoda might get a wind dam – seriously

via bdonline.co.uk "Architect Chetwood Associates has applied for planning for a £2.5 million "wind dam" in Russia. The dam, which would be located over a gorge at Lake Lagoda in north-west Russia, includes a cup-shaped spinnaker sail, believed to be the first of its kind, which will generate renewable energy by funnelling the wind through [...]

By |2008-10-05T14:38:45-07:00November 27th, 2007|Architecture, Design, Save the Planet|0 Comments

Bang & Olufsen Headquarters

via - e-architect.co.uk Bang & Olufsen's main building in Struer is anchored in the landscape, where the design and production company has its identity. The building was inaugurated in 1998 and is to be experienced as a large showroom for Bang & Olufsen's company culture and production. The aimed at dynamics, which manifests itself in [...]

By |2007-11-20T10:20:07-07:00November 20th, 2007|Architecture, Design|0 Comments

Skyscraper for a Home

Mukesh Ambani, the richest man in India, is constructing himself a private skyscraper in Mumbai. Some stats: 170m tall (558 ft) Space for 168 "imported" cars, divided across six floors An entire floor for "car maintenance," with an "in-house service centre" An "entertainment floor" Terraces, balconies, and roof gardens A "health" floor, including "the latest [...]

By |2010-10-14T20:17:02-07:00June 25th, 2007|Architecture, Design|52 Comments

Khan Shatyry Entertainment Centre

From Foster + Partners: "The Khan Shatyry Entertainment Centre in Astana (Kazakhstan) will become a dramatic civic focal point for the capital of Kazakhstan. The soaring structure, at the northern end of the new city axis, rises from a 200m elliptical base to form the highest peak on the skyline of Astana." Khan Shatyry Entertainment [...]

By |2008-10-23T21:47:08-07:00March 30th, 2007|Architecture|0 Comments