British Land's Beyond the Hive competition challenges London architects to design luxury bug hotels to boost insect populations. Designs are made from recycled or reclaimed materials and will be viewable from June 18th.
Casa en el Bosque was designed by Parque Humano, located in in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, near Avándaro Lake and the protected forest area of Cerro Gordo. This design has a strong connection to its surrounding nature.
MACRO boasts a new wing. First opened in 1999 in the former Peroni factory, the building has been redesigned by French architect Odile Decq. The new MACRO building will be fully functional starting October 2010.
Troika 'Light Rain'- UK Pavilion, China-. From a drizzle to heavy rain, light raindrops enliven the space, creating a beautiful environment in which to reconsider the importance of one of the most simple and essential natural phenomena.
Upon exit of the Seed Cathedral, Troika's last installation (Living City) presents a giant green river of plants bursting through the canopy of the last walkway, showcasing some of the most useful plant species for the future of our cities.
Presented at Shanghai World Expo 2010, Firefly is an interactive lighting that reacts to human behavior like a cloud of glowing insects. They wriggle, light up and scatter in response to the motion of visitors. From Kkristen+v.Moreau.
The Corpora is an algorithm and a virtual living mechanism at the same time,using data collected from hundreds of sensors, it builds up a ‘harmonic’, ideal environment based upon the results. It is augmented reality architecture.
Next-generation artificial intelligence, synthetic biology, and interactive technology create an environment that is nearly alive. Hylozoic Ground by Philip Beesley is an immersive, interactive environment.
This beautiful Lightcatcher for the Whatcom Museum was designed by Olson Kundig Architects. This project was to add an iconic object for the museum to make the museum’s exterior as active as the interior.
The Moses Mabhid Stadium in South Africa for the FIFA 2010 World Cup features a cable-car that rides up the soaring arch to a skydeck for prime viewing and was partially constructed from the old stadium.
Conflict Kitchen is a take-out restaurant that only serves cuisine from countries that the United States is in conflict with. The food is served out of a take-out style storefront, which will rotate identities every 4 months to highlight another country.
A stone-cladded tower for gym and relax landed over an ancient hotel. Grande Hotel do Porto in Portugal: design by COR Arquitectos. COR stands for Cremascoli (Roberto), Okumura (Edison) and Rodrigues (Marta).
Two new buildings for the State Parliament of the Principality of Liechtenstein in Vaduz by Hansjörg Göritz. 680,000 specially customised yellow ochre bricks cover walls and ceilings from the underground garage to the conference room.
The Rodrigues Harvey House is a modern and simple house by Nicolas Loi of Loi Arquitectos. Located in Tunquén, a coastal area in the central region of Chile, on a 5.000 square metre site overlooking the sea.