Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas's Prada Transformer opened on April 25th, 2009 in Seoul to host Miuccia Prada's nomadic "Waist Down" exhibition, an inaugural exhibition featuring the skirts of Miuccia Prada, running through May 24.
The coolest hotel in the hippest city, Stockholm, Sweden! Story Hotel offers carefully designed rooms (blend of bohemian chic and rugged cement walls), a fabulous restaurant and the hottest hotel bar in town.
San Francisco's Transbay Transit Center will host California's high-speed rail line, topped with 5.4-acre urban park on its roof, accessed by sky bridges and a funicular. Fountains in the park will activate when a bus passes underneath.
Incredible set of photos of the new Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China by Iwan Baan. The building, designed by Wang Shu from Amateur Architecture Studio, uses traditional chinese architecture in a contemporary way.
Wimbledon's Centre Court recently received a new retractable roof constructed out of translucent fabric. It stands to eliminate rain delays, ensure greater security for the grass courts, more comfortable viewing for fans.
The Georgica House by Bates Masi architects is a monochromatic cube shaped home with great white blank interior spaces. The walls were left blank at the request of the homeowners to make it seem like a gallery for their artwork collection.
Svanen (The Svan) is a a new conference center, hotel, apartment and office building, dynamic 150 meter tall, to be built in the Swedish city of Gävle. Designed by Petrén Merom Arkitekter and Scheiwiller Svensson. Arkitektkontor.
"It’s not a pretty building, but it is heroic and dramatic." Andrew Melville Hall, design by James Sterling which has aged and weathered well with overgrown moss and lichen, had survived 40 years of age after it was completed in 1968.
The Silberfisch Houseboat is a thoroughly modern floating home that also allows the flexibility of relocation on a whim and sports a ‘green’ roof planted with vegetation, producing zero emissions and utilising reclaimed wood where possible.
Guillermo Hevia Architects designed this eco friendly olive oil factory in the chilean countryside. The building blends with the local landscape, and has several passive energy strategies to reduce consumption.
Bamboo branches and steel are hand-tied with rattan to form a cocoon-like structure that morphs into the furniture in the bar, where you may sit and sip your champagnes. Z Bar by master Kenneth Cobonpue.
A beautiful concrete house, sunken into the chilean coast landscape. A stone interior garden is enclosed by the transparent house, creating an interior protected from the wind, but open to the views. By Izquierdo Lehmann.