World Building News October 2007, Contemporary Properties, Design

Global Architecture News October 2007

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This is the e-architect archive page for Architecture News October 2007.

Seville Plaza, Seville, southern Spain, western Europe
Design: J. Mayer H
Metropol Parasol Seville - Architecture News October 2007
photo : Angel Vilches
Seville Plaza
The Metropol Parasol scheme with its impressive timber structures forms an archaeological museum, a farmers market, an elevated plaza, multiple bars and restaurants underneath and inside the parasols. It also creates a panorama terrace on the very top of the parasols. Realized as one of the largest and most innovative bonded timber-constructions with a polyurethane coating, the parasols grow out of the archaeological excavation site into a contemporary iconic landmark.

22 Oct 2007
Mensa Karlsruhe – Student Canteen, Karlsruhe, south western Germany
Design: J. Mayer H
Mensa Karlsruhe
photo : David Franck, Ostfildern
Mensa Karlsruhe
The “Mensa Karlsruhe” is an elastic space, sitting in the centre of the Karlsruhe University Campus. As an extension of the already existing facilities, the canteen will serve a growing number of students.

Watermark Place : Fletcher Priest
The scheme for Watermark Place Oxford One Investment Limited, UBS Global Asset Management and City Offices LLP comprises 530,000 sq ft (net) of office and retail space and has been designed to achieve a low carbon footprint.

Paul Andreu : Beijing Theatre building in China

Museum Plaza Louisville : REX
Designed by a team led by Joshua Prince-Ramus and Erez Ella, this 62-storey skyscraper combines arts, commerce and residential space. The building rises about 700 feet above the Ohio River. The new Louisville cultural center will contain 165 luxury condominiums; 300,000 sqft of class-A office space; a 260-room Westin Hotel; and the University of Louisville Master of Fine Arts program.

Victoria University building : Michael McKenna
The architecture emphasises the building’s prominence in the small burgeoning campus. Adopting a ‘play tall’ strategy the design provides a symbolic and civic value.

Nebula Dubai building : A-CERO

Foster + Partners : recent buildings

Timothy Taylor Gallery : Eric Parry

Ticino houses : Davide Macullo

Liverpool buildings : Photos by Adrian Welch

Kalmar Museum of Art : Tham & Videgård Hansson Architects

Kingsmead School Theatre : Tim Foster Architects

Manchester Buildings : HKR

Harley Davidson Australia : Tony Owen NDM

Experimental Buildings : Hans Moor

Mexican Architecture Competition

Tyrol building : Delugan Meissl

St James Square : Eric Parry

RIBA Gold Medal : Ted Cullinan

Vitoria towers : Abalos & Herreros

Palace of Justice Córdoba : Mecanoo

New Zealand houses : Stevens Lawson Architects

Stirling Prize 2007 : winner

Kent building : Plastik Architects

London Skyscraper News

Museum of Modern Literature : David Chipperfield

Southbank Centre Masterplan : Rick Mather

King Abdullah International Gardens : Barton Willmore

Key Buildings featured:

Burj Khalifa tower, Dubai : Building images + architecture information
Burj Dubai Building
image from Emaar

Zenith Saint-Etienne Building, France

Saudi Arabia Architecture

Architecture News Sep 2007

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