Skip to main content

Best Of Architecture

. HARPA Concert Hall and Conference Center

ReykjavÍk, Iceland
Henning Larsen Architects and Batteríið Architects
2011
Even before its official opening, this gemlike venue breathed new life into the Icelandic capital’s once-sleepy harbor, captivating locals and luring visitors with its kaleidoscopic façade of multicolor glass. The crystalline shell, conceived by artist Olafur Eliasson, wonderfully complements the structure’s aggregate of jagged, geometric volumes. At night, exterior LED strips activate, transforming the waterfront landmark into a shimmering beacon of beauty.
Dubai United Arab Emirates   Skidmore Owings  Merrill 2010    Rising a dizzying 2717 feet above the desert this...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 2010 Rising a dizzying 2,717 feet above the desert, this spectacular supertower reigns as the tallest structure in the world. Its 162 floors contain offices, residences, restaurants, an Armani hotel, and an observation deck, 124 stories up. The strength of its design stems not only from its awe-inspiring verticality but also from its sleek silhouette. Wrapped in a glass curtain wall with steel mullions that catch the Arabian sun, the building tapers gradually from its Y-shaped base, with setbacks culminating in a 700-foot spire.Photo: Iwan Baan

2. Burj Khalifa

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
2010
Rising a dizzying 2,717 feet above the desert, this spectacular supertower reigns as the tallest structure in the world. Its 162 floors contain offices, residences, restaurants, an Armani hotel, and an observation deck, 124 stories up. The strength of its design stems not only from its awe-inspiring verticality but also from its sleek silhouette. Wrapped in a glass curtain wall with steel mullions that catch the Arabian sun, the building tapers gradually from its Y-shaped base, with setbacks culminating in a 700-foot spire.
Singapore   Wilkinson Eyre Architects Grant Associates 2012    Sidebyside parabolic conservatories of glass and steel...
Singapore Wilkinson Eyre ArchitectsGrant Associates, 2012 Side-by-side parabolic conservatories of glass and steel anchor this cutting-edge botanical garden in Singapore’s booming Marina Bay district. Named the 2012 building of the year by the World Architecture Festival, the Wilkinson Eyre–designed structures replicate distinct climates—one dry, the other humid—allowing for diverse attractions like a flower meadow and a misty mountain forest.Photo: Craig Sheppard

3. Gardens by the Bay

Singapore
Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Grant Associates
2012
Side-by-side parabolic conservatories of glass and steel anchor this cutting-edge botanical garden in Singapore’s booming Marina Bay district. Named the 2012 building of the year by the World Architecture Festival, the Wilkinson Eyre–designed structures replicate distinct climates—one dry, the other humid—allowing for diverse attractions like a flower meadow and a misty mountain forest.
No less extraordinary is the adjoining grove of vertical gardens by Grant Associates. Visitors can stroll an elevated...
No less extraordinary is the adjoining grove of vertical gardens by Grant Associates. Visitors can stroll an elevated walkway connecting the “supertrees,” some of which are fitted with photovoltaic cells to harness solar energy.Photo: Craig Sheppard
No less extraordinary is the adjoining grove of vertical gardens by Grant Associates. Visitors can stroll an elevated walkway connecting the “supertrees,” some of which are fitted with photovoltaic cells to harness solar energy.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

MUSEUM OF THE FUTURE-DUBAI

View Image  ,Dubai , architecturever


The Museum of the Future is a unique incubator for futuristic innovations and design, currently under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Opening in 2020, the Museum will become the world’s largest and most exciting way to discover tomorrow’s trends and opportunities.

















The museum’s motto, “See the future, create the future”, reflects a new approach to government innovation. Rather than just displaying exhibits or publishing reports, the new institution will use design, technology prototyping and foresight to create real examples of change. The Museum is the first of its kind and represents a leading example of entrepreneurial governments embracing change and creating futuristic visions for a better world.



Organized by the Dubai Future Foundation as part of the World Government Summit, the Museum focuses on shaping the future of robotics and artificial intelligence and their impact on human life. It also offers a unique interactive experience t…

10 STEPS TO BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL ARCHITECT

1. PERFECT YOUR PORTFOLIO
strong portfolio is and always will be your greatest ally throughout your career. From the initial steps along the path, tong wards land your first role, to later on when you’re competing for high profile tender – it’s invaluable. Your portfolio should be unique and should stand out from the thousands of portfolio developers, clients, and potential employers see on a daily basis. It should be presented as a work of art in itself, and it’s equally important to not share all of your work, only some highlights. Leave them wanting more. Show versatility in design, but across only four or five different project designs. And of course, make sure it always contains your very best work. 2. NETWORK AND CONNECT
Architecture, much like any number of sectors or industries, is as much about establishing and maintaining relationships as it is about talent and creativity. Meet as many people as you can, stay in touch with all the contacts you make. Arrange lunches, send …

LOTUS TEMPLE , NEW DELHI AND ITS BIO-MIMETIC HISTORY

ABOUT THE PROJECT
Location              :  New DelhiTotal Site area    :  24 acresClimate               :  Tropical with great variations in temperatureBuilding Type    :  Worship PlaceArchitect            :  Fariburz SabhaProject year       :  1979-1986Cost of Project  :  Rs 10 000 000


INSPIRATION:  LOTUS FLOWER Observing Hindu architecture, you can see that despite the external difference between the various temples, they all show meaningful and sacred symbols common to all of India’s religions. These are symbols which have emerged in other countries and religions. One of these symbols is the sacred flower of the Indians: the lotus flower.Fariborz Sahba developed the project for the temple inspired conceptually by this flower which symbolises purity and cleanliness in Hindu tradition.     DESIGN CHALLENGES: Generation of formEngineering ChallengeClimatic ChallengeBaha'i FaithFinancial restrictionGENERATION OF FORM
This concept had to be converted in…