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Typically architects design buildings with floors and levels that have been stacked one on top of the other and which are accessed via stairs or an elevator. However Sure Architecture has come up with a totally new idea for a skyscraper and it doesn’t involve elevators or stairs. Instead they have designed a concept building called the Endless City in Height, with two low gradient ramps that gently spiral upwards. [Image Courtesy of SureArchitecture] The Endless City in Height is a concept from the architects to highlight how buildings don’t have to make use of the traditional compartmental levels. Instead […]
We have only just finished with the 2014 World Cup a couple of weeks ago and now thoughts and plans have turned to not only the 2018 World Cup but the 2022 World Cup – at least in Qatar. Qatar won the bid to host the event in 2022 and they have come up with designs for 12 stadiums of which one, the Al Bayt Stadium, is going to be modelled around a traditional nomadic tent and will be designed with a removeable top tier. [Image Courtesy of QatarSupremeCommitteeforDelivery&Legacy] There have been some unusual ideas arising from Qatar’s bid for for the flagship event […]
The Ecumenical Chapel is a meditation chapel in Mexico that has been designed as a stunning peaceful retreat for those seeking solitude and silence. The chapel was designed by BNKR Arquitectura and allows people to go on a spiritual journey in surroundings that are beautiful. [Image Courtesy of BNKR Arquitectura] The chapel has been designed as a circular building under the ground level and has an up to date modern design with a glass entrance that is beautiful. It was located towards one end of a lawn, with the lawn being above the level of the chapel. [Image Courtesy of […]
A housing block of 7 storeys has been built by Pitman Tozer on a street in east London called Mint street and it offers stylish and modern apartments, along with being efficient, yet they are located just 12 meters from a very busy railway line. The design of the housing has steered clear of the traditional tower blocks that are usually located in dense urban areas. [Image Courtesy of PitmanTozer] The site on which the housing block has been built was originally a car park. The site is a difficult one as it is constricted, sitting between housing, an industrial […]
Heathrow Airport in London is getting busier every year and while we have heard of plans that have been focused on building a new runway at the airport, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is considering abandoning the current site of the airport and starting over by building a brand new airport on the Thames Estuary on a floating island. [Image Courtesy of Gensler] While at the moment it does sound rather ambitious, but if it does come to fruition the old site where Heathrow airport is standing now would be available for redevelopment. Now, the office of the Mayor has […]
The Singapore Sports Hub has recently been completed and the 55,000 capacity National Stadium has the title of being the largest dome structure in the world. [Image Courtesy of DPArchitects] The Singapore Sports Hub sits on a 35 acre site and its designers were local, DP Architects. The heart of the Hub is the National Stadium with the dome measuring 312m in diameter; it beats the previous title holder of the biggest dome structure, the Texas Cowboys Stadium, by 37m (roughly 10%). [Image Courtesy of DPArchitects] [Image Courtesy of DPArchitects] The stadium was designed with a roof that can be retracted, […]