BIG's ship/office building docks at the Philadelphia Navy Yard
What features an interior periscope, exterior stacked precast concrete panels in a basket-weave shape that mimic the curvature of a ship's hull, and 26,000 square feet of freshly occupied office space? Bjarke Ingels Group's newly completed "Intrepid," a four-story, LEED Gold certified office... View full entry
China plans to build an underwater "space station" in the South China Sea
China is speeding up efforts to design and build a manned deep-sea platform to help it hunt for minerals in the South China Sea, one that may also serve a military purpose in the disputed waters.
Such an oceanic “space station” would be located as much as 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) below the surface, according to a recent Science Ministry presentation viewed by Bloomberg.
For more news from the South China Sea, check out these links:China is busy building islands in the South China SeaNew satellite images show progress in China's island-building projectChina plans to build a fleet of floating nuclear power plants View full entry
China plans to build a fleet of floating nuclear power plants
All the radar systems, lighthouses, barracks, ports and airfields that China has set up on its newly built island chain in the South China Sea require tremendous amounts of electricity, which is hard to come by in a place hundreds of miles from the country’s power grid.
Beijing may have come up with a solution: floating nuclear power plants.
A state-owned company, China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, is planning to build a fleet of the vessels to provide electricity to remote locations [...]
Previously in the Archinect news:New satellite images show progress in China's island-building projectChina is busy building islands in the South China Sea View full entry
Perforated "Sailing Tower" spotlights Denmark's commercial Aarhus harbor
With bold geometric references to cargo sailing masts and portholes, the primary function of Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter's Sailing Tower is to reference the considerable maritime history of the Danish harbor, which was founded in the 8th century and remains an active commercial port today. The... View full entry
New satellite images show progress in China's island-building project
New satellite imagery of remote islands in the South China Sea shows several Chinese island-building projects are finished. In five of seven island projects, attention has turned to the next phase: building bases with potential military uses on the islands.
Taking a cue from the Gulf states, China has been engaged in a massive island-building project in the South China Sea. New images from the Washington Post show the staggering progress that is being made, with the first buildings cropping up. While relatively small, the South China Sea is one of... View full entry
Old Royal Naval College aims to restore 40,000 sq.ft of its Painted Hall, plan to be unveiled in NYC next month
Arts patrons continue to support the restoration of the Painted Hall at the Christopher Wren-designed Old Royal Naval College at the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site in Greenwich, London. Over the next three years, the ORNC's three-stage conservation project would clean and restore the... View full entry
Five firms advance in Taiwan’s Kinmen Passenger Service Terminal competition
Five firms -- which include some notable names -- are still in the running for the Port of Kinmen Passenger Service Center International Competition.
Hosted by Taiwan's Kinmen County Government, the winner will be master architect of a two-phase project that consists of a new multi-functional terminal facility and expansion for the Port of Kinmen.
The Stage II finalists are:Josep Mias Gifre (Spain)Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects / Lorcan O'Herlihy (USA)Junya Ishigami + Associates (Japan)Tom Wiscombe Architecture, Inc. / Thomas W. Wiscombe (USA)Miralles Tagliabue EMBT SLP / Benedetta Tagliabue (Spain)Following the Stage II submissions deadline... View full entry
Oil Platforms for Urban Revitalization
Architect Hopes to Revitalize Norwegian City with Oil Platform