House in Karjaa, Finland
Design: Marco Casagrande / C-LAB
photo from C-LAB
Apelle is a wooden one family house located in Karjaa – Finland. The building rests in a natural harbor like a boat in a sheltering pocket surrounded by bed rocks and trees. The interior space of Apelle is a continuous tube that grows gradually along the house and through the main opening and terrace into the forest. Along this axis the collective and private actions are tuned according to the times, functions and needs of the day and night.
Marina Bay Financial Center, Singapore – building news
Design: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
image : Tim Griffith
International architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) is pleased to announce the recent grand opening of Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC), the largest integrated mixed-use development in Singapore’s new downtown. The ceremony included the Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, reinforcing Singapore’s position as one of the leading major business and financial centers of Asia.
B&N House, Madrid, Spain
Design: A-cero Architects
photo from architects
A-cero presents one of its latest projects of single – family detached house. It is a comprehensive reform of existing home whose owners found the need to reform both externally and internally to update its image. This is a magnificent home originally, but had charged over time both aesthetically and functionally needed a change. The work focuses on two points. Providing housing for renewed external image and create a modern interior full of light.
Premier Campus Office, Istanbul, Turkey
Design: JDS Architects
image from architect
The Kagithane Gardens is a business district that focuses on the users working and living qualities and addresses its presence in Istanbul as a new form of contextual and urban approach: The building is formed by our desire to make it interact with its environment. It opens itself up to the neighbourhood and offers spaces to the users and the passers by such as plazas, intimate gardens and generous terraces.
Florence Architecture Walking Tours, Italy – latest architectural walks launched by e-architect
Our 48th city around the world – experienced building guides
photograph from architect
The capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although best known for historic architecture our guide can show you a range of old and new, or just buildings of a certain age. Key contemporary Florence buildings include Florence TAV Station, Scandicci New Centre and the Artwood Showroom in Castelfiorentino. Famous architects with buildings in the city include Foster + Partners, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, c+s associati and LDA.iMdA architects.
Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri, USA
Design: David Chipperfield Architects
image courtesy of the Saint Louis Art Museum
ST. LOUIS, May 16, 2013 — The Saint Louis Art Museum has announced that it will celebrate the grand opening of its new East Building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 29. The Museum will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, offering extended hours for viewing the collections and participating in a range of celebratory art projects, performances and programs. Consistent with the inscription carved in stone above the Main Entrance – “Dedicated to Art and Free to All” – all grand opening events are presented without charge.
Walking offers not only exercise and fresh air but a fresh outlook on life as well. So when it comes to seeing a city, there is nothing like taking a walking tour. Often the most memorable experience you have can happen while taking a walk. Whether easy or demanding, within the city or in the countryside, independent or guided, there are walking tours to suit any interest and ability.
When visiting Scotland you can take several guided walking tours, especially in the famous cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Edinburgh walking tours offer a fascinating insight in its old and new towns. Walk down its narrow cobbled streets; take in its culture, architecture, beautiful gardens and landscape; or sample its whiskies, wines and food.
Glasgow walking tours too offer one an unforgettable experience. The city’s richness in architecture,both historical and contemporary, have prompted many organizations to conduct guided walking tours, so that one can get a closer look at the beauty it has to offer instead of whizzing past in a car or bus tour. These walking tours portray architecture and structures by some of its reputed architects like Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, Zaha Hadid and Gillespie Kidd & Coia to name a few.
King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
image from architect
The 20,434 sqm station building will serve as a key interchange and terminus. The local monorail can also be accessed from the station via a skybridge. With six platforms over four public floors and two levels of underground car parking, the KAFD Metro Station will be integrated within the urban context of the financial district, responding to the functional requirements for a multimodal transport centre and the district’s future vision.
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