BIG's winning design for the new San Pellegrino flagship factory
In hopes to bring tourism into the area, San Pellegrino will soon have a brand new flagship factory in San Pellegrino Terme, where the sparkling-water brand has resided since 1899. Bjarke Ingels Group had the winning proposal to design the new bottling factory in a competition against MVRDV... View full entry
The argument against zoning
Zoning, although designed with the benign intention of keeping toxin-spewing industrial factories away from residential properties, has certainly been used for ill: ask any African-American family in the 20th century whose application to use their VA entitlement to buy a house was denied due to... View full entry
One day left to enter your work into Hansgrohe + Axor’s Das Design Competition!
This post is brought to you by Hansgrohe + Axor’s Das Design Competition. Cash Prize & Eligibility for VIP Trip To GermanyGood design is POWERFUL, and Hansgrohe/Axor believes it should be celebrated and recognized!There is just one day left to enter the 3rd annual... View full entry
Deadline Approaching: Hansgrohe + Axor’s Das Design Competition
This post is brought to you by Hansgrohe + Axor’s Das Design Competition. Cash Prize & Eligibility for VIP Trip To GermanyGood design is POWERFUL, and Hansgrohe/Axor believes it should be celebrated and recognized!There are just a few weeks left to enter the 3rd annual... View full entry
Callison and RTKL merge in hopes to "bring swagger back" to Seattle office, CEO says
On Tuesday, Callison and architecture/engineering firm RTKL announced they have officially joined forces as CallisonRTKL...[CEO Lance] Josal said the merger is good news for both firms and 'especially for the Seattle office.' In talking to the firm's senior leaders, Josal said there has been 'a little bit of frustration on their part' because they felt the firm 'may have lost a bit of swagger locally' and wanted an owner that would invest in the firm...
— Puget Sound Business Journal
Movie-themed resort in Macau to show off "figure-8" ferris wheel
The Golden Reel will be the 'centerpiece attraction' of the soon-to-[be]-opened Studio City resort. It will be located between the hotel's two central towers, 427 ft off the ground. The movie-inspired design is said to be based on the idea of two flaming asteroids crashed through the building, leaving two large holes around which the figure-eight shape is made.
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Büro Ole Scheeren reveals design of new Guardian Art Center hybrid auction house in Beijing
Construction is already in progress for the new Guardian Art Center, China's oldest auction house, in Beijing. Designed by Büro Ole Scheeren in collaboration with Beijing Institute of Architectural Design and local planning authorities over four years, the Guardian Art Center is an embodiment of... View full entry
VIDEO: Bjarke Ingels gives a peek of upcoming Europa City amusement hub
Is Bjarke Ingels building an amusement park? The architect created a promotional film with Squint/Opera that presents his proposed design for Europa City, a leisure and recreational destination that will be built north of Paris by the year 2020. Construction is currently scheduled to start in... View full entry
Kohn Pedersen Fox's Tianjin megastructure "Riverside 66" now open to the public
After 10 years, Kohn Pedersen Fox's Riverside 66 in Tianjin, China successfully reached completion as scheduled and officially opened to the public on September 26. The grand opening also marked the completion of the final phase of the main pedestrian He Ping Lu boulevard, which aims to become the... View full entry
M.ART 2013 winners update the traditional arts+crafts marketplace
The Opengap M.ART 2013 Ideas Competition had participants mix traditional elements of the commercial arts-and-crafts market with a contemporary twist. Proposals also had to emphasize the value of handcrafted work and the craftsman-client relationship.
The competition jury met in Guadalajara, Mexico on Jan. 23, 2014 to evaluate all the entries until eventually selecting the top three winners and two special mentions.
First place winners: Zuhal Kol (Turkey); Carlos Zarco Sanz (Spain)Second place winners: Victor Bouman Casas, Pol Mercadé Armengol (Spain)Third place winners: Inés Antón Losada, Marta Antón de Zafra (Spain)Get more details on Bustler. View full entry
gmp to design new urban development in Shenzhen, China
Architecture firm von Gerkan, Marg, and Partners won a large commission earlier this week to design a new urban development in Shenzhen, China. The 45-hectare project is part of an economic plan that China developed for the area.
"It comprises a transportation hub including five underground railway stations, a border control point and numerous commercial areas. Above ground there will be a range of tower blocks of different heights with apartments, shops and offices to form multi-functional city quarters." Images © gmp View full entry