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Seashore Library, China / Vector Architects

Architect                                   : Vector Architecs

Design Team                           : Zhiyong Liu, Hsi Chao Chen, Hsi Mei Hsieh

Location                                    : Bei Hai He, China

Type                                           : Library

Area                                           : 450 sqm

Material                                    : Concrete, Laminated Bamboo Slate, Glass Block

Year                                           : 2015

The library is located along the seashore of China Bohai Bay. The design key point is focused on exploring the co-existing relationship of the space boundary, the movement of human body, the shifting light ambience, the air ventilating through and the ocean view. The library faces the ocean to its east. During seasons of spring, summer and fall, it not only serves the community residents at west, but opens to the public as well. 

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Beach House on ZhouShan Island, China / Evolution Design

Architect                                : Evolution Design
Location                                 : Zhejiang, Zhoushan, China
Area                                        : 265 sqm
Year                                         : 2017
Type                                         : Private Housing, Residential
Material                                 : Concrete, Steel, Glass

70% of the houses in a village sitting on one of the Zhoushan Islands are hollow, but the stone structures, with their building material sourced from the local area, are quite solid and integrally constructed.

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Tehran Book Garden, Iran / Design Core [4s] Architects

Architect                                   : Design Core [4s] Architects & Urban Designers

Design team                            : Amirhosein Kheradmand, Ali mohammad Heidari, Ali Nabi, Hamidreza Jahani moghadam, Mehdi Ghiaie, Ali Ramezanali, Ehsan Ghasemlou

Landscape design team       : Hoda Alavi tabari, Golshan Norasteh far, Pouya Najian, Bahram Khadiv, Mehdi Mahdavi, Maryam Malekzadeh

Location                                      : Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran

Client                                            : Tehran Cultural Development Company- Municipality of Tehran

Areas                                            : 65,000 sqm

Project year                              : 2017

Structural design                    : Portal Consultants

Design and Built                     : Kayson Co. Tehran, Iran

The world’s largest bookstore just opened in Tehran, Iran. The Book Garden is a gigantic green-roofed building measuring 154,000 square feet that has 12 miles of shelves packed with millions of books. The project is part of a larger 700,000 square foot complex that features several movie theaters, science halls, classrooms, a prayer room and a restaurant.

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Best architecture drawings of 2017

Architecture presentation styles and its design drawings are crucial to deliver your design ideas. Different mediums and techniques are used to express the designers design intention. Computer and manual hand drawn techniques are widely used in architecture presentation. These selected works are among the best in year 2017. Continue reading Best architecture drawings of 2017

Learning Hub, Singapore / Heatherwick Studio

Architect                         : Heatherwick Studio

Client                              : Nanyang Technological University

Location                         : Singapore

Year                                 : 2011 to 2015

Size                                  : 14,000 sqm

Collaboration               : Bescon Consulting, CCW Associates, CPG Architects, Sara Fanelli, KPK Quantity Surveyors (Singapore) Pte Ltd, LKH Fire Engineering, Perfect Sense, TY Lin International

Heatherwick Studio won a competition to design a special building for Nanyang Technological University in Singapore with the brief to create a new kind of learning environment for the digital age. The university staff wanted the structure to promote new learning methods within tutorial rooms where students would work together with the tutor as facilitator. With digital technologies enabling students to learn anywhere other than universities, the old model of life-less classrooms off long daylight-less corridors seemed dead. 

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Building Africa: Architecture of a continent

This BBC film, which originally aired in 2005, is a journey from the “eerily beautiful” mud buildings of Mali to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini’s experiment in Modernism in the State of Eritrea. Narrated by British architect David Adjaye, the film poetically untangles the cultural and imperial influences which have shaped African architecture over centuries of vernacular, colonial and post-independence architecture. From Rwanda to Ghana and South Africa, Building Africa has increasing relevance even over a decade since it was first shown.

The Mountain, Denmark / JDS + BIG Architects

Team                                : PLOT, JDS, BIG, Moe
Location                         : Copenhagen, Denmark
Architect                       : BIG Architects
Area                                 : 33,000 sqm
Year                                 : 2008
Project Architect    : Jakob Lange
Project Manager     : Jan Borgstrom
Engineering               : Moe & Brodsgaard
Construction            : DS Elcobyg A/S /PH Montage
Client                            : Høpfner A/S

The Mountain is the 2nd generation of the VM Houses - same client, same size, and same street. The program, however, is 2/3 parking and 1/3 living. What if the parking area became the foundation of the homes - like a concrete hillside covered by a thin layer of housing, cascading from the 1st to the 11th floor? 

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Beirut Terraces, Lebanon / Herzog & de Meuron

Architect                  : Herzog & de Meuron

Location                   : Beirut, Lebanon

Client                        : Benchmark Development SAL, Beirut, Lebanon

Status                       : Completed

The city of Beirut lies in the heart of the developing Middle East. Having always been a cosmopolitan city, it is a focal point of the region as a cultural and geographical link between Europe and the Middle East. The history of Beirut could hardly be more diverse; remains of Phoenician, Roman, Mamluk, Ottoman and Colonial rule have shaped the city and its buildings. The design of Beirut Terraces was quite literally influenced by the layers of the city’s rich and tumultuous history. 

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Nakagin Capsule Tower, JAPAN / Kisho Kurokawa Architect and Associates

The Nakagin Capsule Tower is the world's first capsule architecture built for actual use. Capsule architecture design, establishment of the capsule as room and insertion of the capsule into a mega-structure, expresses its contemporaneousness with other works of liberated architecture from the later 1960's, in particular England's Archigram Group, France's Paul Memon, and Yona Friedman. 

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