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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Merging Spaces

By Smita Singh
Photography: Luca Morandini; courtesy the architect


Poiano Resort Spa designed by Ar.Alberto Apostoli
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Few architects are able to dramatically merge spaces, but Alberto Apostoli struck gold when he was asked to design a Spa for the Poiano Resort. The project was unique from the start, and manifested the language of an extraordinary territory...

Friday, November 29, 2013

Hanjie Wanda Square – Luxury Shopping Mall

By Team IAnD
Photography: Edmon Leong; courtesy UN Studio


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Six months after the Pixel Box Cinema, Wuhan, China gets its next futuristic big-wig in terms of Hanjie Wanda Square - a luxury shopping plaza by UN Studio…

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Drees & Sommer Headquarters, Stuttgart

By Team IAnD
Photography: Zooey Braun;courtesy Ippolito Fleitz Group

Drees & Sommer Headquarters, Stuttgart by Ippolito Fleitz Group
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Ippolito Fleitz Group design a ‘non-territorial office’ befitting a contemporary working environment in which flexible working hours, attendance times, as well as fluctuating team sizes, have become commonplace...

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The MuCEM - Monumental Design

By Marina Correa
Photography:  Lisa Ricciotti; courtesy the architects

The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (MuCEM) at the tip of the Mediterranean Sea in Marseille, France. Designed by French architect Rudy Ricciotti
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The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (MuCEM) is a cube of lacy concrete that precariously lies at the tip of the Mediterranean Sea in Marseille, France. Designed by French architect Rudy Ricciotti, the institution is an ode to the culture of that very sea…

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Volcanopark Visitor Centre, Hungary

By Viktoria Szepvolgyi
Photography: Tamas Bujnovszky; courtesy Foldes Architects

The iconic Kemenes Volcanopark Visitor Centre,Hungary by Foldes Archiects
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The iconic Kemenes Volcanopark Visitor Centre, 200 km west of Budapest, is an eye-catching testimonial to a country that used to be volcanic some 5 million years ago...

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Guggenheim Lab - do 100 words make cities?

By Jigna Padhiar
Photography: Courtesy the BMW Guggenheim Lab

The BMW Guggenheim Lab
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Two years, three cities, 100 words. The BMW Guggenheim Lab in its round up of two years, highlights 100 ideas/terms that cities are grappling with...

Monday, November 18, 2013

Heydar Aliyev Centre, Azerbaijan

Info & Photography: Zaha Hadid Architects

Photopher: Hufton+Crow

Baku’s Heydar Aliyev Centre is a national symbol for Azerbaijan, a catalyst for regeneration, and, in the broadest sense, a regional showpiece.  IAnD makes an exception by bringing you a much lengthier feature with substantial details of this superlative project...

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Symphony in Wood

By Marina Correa
Photography: Toshihisa Ishii; courtesy the architects

M-4 House designed by Masahiko Sato of Architect Show Co
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The M-4 House is designed as a series of rhythmic volumes that compose a secure and private environment for a family in a quiet neighbourhood of Nagasaki in Japan.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Vendsyssel Theatre & Experience Centre, Denmark

Info & Photography: Courtesy schmidt hammer lassen architects  

Vendsyssel Theatre and Experience Centre in Hjørring, Denmark, a competition design win by schmidt hammer lassen architects
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schmidt hammer lassen architects win yet another architectural competition and will design the  Vendsyssel Theatre and Experience Centre in Hjørring, Denmark.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Frsh – Pavilion by Aidia Studio

Info & Photography: Courtesy Aidia Studio / Orproject / Architectural Association

Frsh pavilion built by the Architectural Association Beijing Visiting School 2013. Tutored by Rolando Rodriguez-Leal of Aidia Studio and Christoph Klemmt of Orproject
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Frsh is a pavilion built by the Architectural Association Beijing Visiting School 2013. Tutored by Rolando Rodriguez-Leal of Aidia Studio and Christoph Klemmt of Orproject, 10 students designed and manufactured the installation within the 9-day course, which was held at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Smart & Compact Student Housing

By Udita Chaturvedi
Photography: Bertil Hertzberg; courtesy Tengbom Architects

Smart student units designed by Tengbom Architects.
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Student housing is now smarter and cheaper, thanks to Tengbom Architects. Along with Lund University students in Sweden, Tengbom has designed student units of only 10 square meters in collaboration with wood manufacturer Martinsons and real estate company AF Bostäder.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Sifang Art Museum opens in Nanjing, China

Info & photography: Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects' first project in China, the 30,000 sq. ft. Sifang Art Museum in Nanjing,
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Steven Holl Architects' first project in China, the 30,000 sq. ft. Sifang Art Museum in Nanjing, China opened doors on November 2nd with its inaugural exhibition, The Garden of Diversion

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Public Space Design

Info & Photography: Courtesy Tjep.

Nieuw Waterlandplein Podium by Netherlands-based Tjep Architectural Studio
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Netherlands-based Tjep Architectural Studio creates a unique public space - Nieuw Waterlandplein Podium that transforms between an ornamental installation and modern ampitheatre for residents of Amsterdam-North.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Sony Z1 – Click Easy!

By Robin Sinha
Photography: courtesy www.sony.co.in

DSC-QX100 and DSC-QX10 camera lenses for smartphones by Sony
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While leading camera manufacturing companies are developing advanced DSLRs, Japanese multinational conglomerate Sony surpasses its competitors, in innovation, with two new camera lenses for its smartphones. IAnD reviews the smart contraption...

Monday, November 4, 2013

CitizenM Bankside Hotel

By Team IAnD
Photography: Richard Powers for Concrete; courtesy the architects

CitizenM’ Bankside in London winner of the World Architecture Festival Award for Hotel/Leisure for year 2013
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The fourth in succession, CitizenM’s up-for-grabs offer of “luxury on a budget” recently opened doors to Banksiders in London and has swept away the World Architecture Festival Award for Hotel/Leisure for year 2013…
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