Archinect - News 2017-08-16T09:26:01-04:00 Mark Foster Gage wants to propose this Game of Thrones-like skyscraper for NYC Justine Testado 2015-12-15T14:06:00-05:00 >2015-12-27T23:27:54-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="604" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>No, these images aren't for an upcoming Lego kit design or a fantasy-genre video game, although they might as well be. They're&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mark Foster Gage</a>'s concept for a 102-story ornamental skyscraper nicknamed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Khaleesi"</a>, proposed for&nbsp;41 West 57th Street in NYC's Billionaire's Row.</p><p>Interestingly enough, the luxury residential tower has garnered enthusiasm that's as amusing as its Gargoyle statue-like exterior, which has been described as&nbsp;"regal", "visionary", and "futuristic". According to a press release from the architect, Robert A.M. Stern commented with a "WOW" in a recent email to Gage. (Interpret that as you wish.)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>An undisclosed developer commissioned Gage to design the tower to envision the possibilities of ultra-luxury designs for the site.&nbsp;Built with a concrete frame, the 1,492-foot structure is "draped in a&nbsp;fa&ccedil;ade of limestone-tinted Taktl concrete panels with hydroformed sheet-bronze details and brass-tinted alloy&nbsp;structural extrusion enclosures," Gage writes on his website. T...</p> Ruined bridges of Italy reconceived as vertical cities of the future Archinect 2014-04-28T18:43:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:13:50-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed to be an autonomous community, the top of the bridge would serve as a pedestrian walkway with a section cordoned off for cars. Below, self-sustaining residences, shops, and leisure centers would be built into the bridges' support structures. The concept imagines residents living comfortably in the neighborhoods created within the upside-down towers, all while enjoying the view of the Calabrian countryside.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Is that a luge in Times Square? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-06T16:34:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:19:32-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg&rsquo;s vision of new sporting venues across the boroughs fizzled, and New York lost its bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics. But what if the city had tried to get the Winter Olympics instead? It would probably take more hubris than even this city can muster, but the exercise provides some telling measures of scale.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Monument Valley, a video game about impossible architecture Archinect 2014-01-07T17:32:00-05:00 >2016-10-17T17:04:23-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="866" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For a few years I&rsquo;ve thought about how one might design a game where the architecture was the central character. I&rsquo;m particularly fond of temples, palaces, mosques, monasteries and other buildings which combine exquisite artistry with a potential for exploration and mystery. The main problem was how to make an interactive experience out of this.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> AVATAR to Come to Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Archinect 2013-10-18T13:59:00-04:00 >2013-10-21T15:16:01-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our combined team has taken huge steps forward in &ldquo;imagineering&rdquo; Pandora as a real place for our guests to see, hear and touch. At the first-ever D23 Expo in Japan, we shared an early glimpse of the plans for AVATAR at Disney&rsquo;s Animal Kingdom park and I wanted to share some of these breathtaking images and a short preview of what&rsquo;s to come with all of you.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> SCHUMACHER SLAMS BRITISH ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION (and the US) Orhan Ayyüce 2013-05-30T14:49:00-04:00 >2013-06-10T01:46:52-04:00 <img src="" width="636" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Irony, allegory and dystopia &minus; Patrik Schumacher sees no future for the type of hopelessly unrealistic education lauded by the British architectural establishment</p></em><br /><br /><p> I sympathize with PS on this one. That is why I added "(and the US)" on the title. Yes the drawings might be beautiful to some, but even then...</p> <p> Also, one responder to the article,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Funambulist</a>&nbsp;threads on...&nbsp;</p> Skyscraper with trees trend: The architectural drawing fad is fantasy. Archinect 2013-03-08T18:57:00-05:00 >2013-03-13T16:04:11-04:00 <img src="" width="568" height="426" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Want to make a skyscraper look trendy and sustainable? Put a tree on it. Or better yet, dozens. Many high-concept skyscraper proposals are festooned with trees. On the rooftop, on terraces, in nooks and crannies, on absurdly large balconies. Basically anywhere horizontal and high off the ground.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> From Matterhorn to molehill: a scaled-back fake Berlin mountain to be built J. James R. 2011-04-19T14:52:26-04:00 >2011-04-20T16:03:51-04:00 <img src="" width="267" height="600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The city has given the thumbs up to a design by Dutch architect Eelco Hooftman for a mountain in the park to be used by Alpine climbing enthusiasts. At 60 meters (around 197 feet), it may not be a Matterhorn, but it still has the potential to beat any of the capital city's existing puny climbing walls.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Remember the giant synthetic mountain</a>, known as the Berg, that made the rounds a few years back? That one. It's not happening. Until then, Germany will just have to make do with a tiny, insignificant version on the 60-acre Tempelhof Airport site.</p>